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Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number766900.11

Date1766

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AbstractWhitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Manuscript Number766206

Date6 March 1766

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AbstractKirkland writes a lengthy letter describing his work among the Senecas, and touching upon, among other things, his concerns regarding Chamberlain and his mission.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number766207.1

Date7 March 1766

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AbstractWhitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

Advertisement, 1767 April 25

Manuscript Number767275.2

Date25 April 1767

Author

AbstractCopy of an advertisement that promises a reward for the return of a stolen mare.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Manuscript Number768560.1

Date10 October 1768

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AbstractAvery writes from the congress at Fort Stanwix. He reports that Sir William Johnson may not be as friendly to the design as he appears, that the Indians are in danger of selling their lands for trinkets and blankets, and that efforts are being made to get them to prize their lands more dearly.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Manuscript Number768560.2

Date10 October 1768

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AbstractJohnson writes that a number of wealthy men have come to the congress and are enticing the Indians into selling their lands. Johnson has been going among the Indians trying to keep them from selling.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 17

Manuscript Number768567

Date17 October 1768

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AbstractJohnson writes with news about the Congress at Fort Stanwix.

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