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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Manuscript Number766654.1

Date4 December 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes to Keen about money matters, selecting a potential site for the School, and the controversy regarding the letter sent to England by the New England Company. He also introduces William Samuel Johnson, newly appointed as Special agent for the Colony of Connecticut.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Manuscript Number767427.2

Date27 July 1767

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AbstractWheelock writes of the desperate situation faced by Samuel Kirkland and the Indians at Oneida. He quotes liberally from Kirkland's letters, and mentions that David Fowler has undertaken a 400-mile journey on foot to secure aid.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 October 16

Manuscript Number767566.2

Date16 October 1767

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AbstractWheelock says he is drawing money from the Trust in England, and urges Keen to relay its reaction to Wheelock's accounts. He writes about Brainerd's mission to Muskingum, Kirkland's mission to the Oneidas, Phineas Dodge and Joseph Johnson's schools in Oneida, and an "extraordinary and preternatural" occurrence, which he does not disclose.