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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1761 June 9

Manuscript Number761359

Date9 June 1761

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AbstractWheelock introduces David Fowler and Samson Occom, and asks that six more boys from the Six Nations be brought by them to Wheelock for an education.

Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Manuscript Number761360.1

Date10 June 1761

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AbstractWheelock informs Oliver that the Onaquaga chiefs are planning a visit to Boston, and encloses a letter for Gideon Hawley that encourages Hawley to make a visit to Onaquaga, and to oversee Samuel Ashpo as a missionary. He mentions that Occom and David Fowler have set out on their mission to the Six Nations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Thomas Foxcroft, 1761 June 18

Manuscript Number761368.1

Date18 June 1761

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AbstractWheelock writes of the mission of Occom and Fowler, and mentions the danger from Separatists who are preaching among the Indians.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Manuscript Number763508.1

Date8 September 1763

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AbstractWheelock writes to Forfitt thanking him for sending a chest of books for the School, and detailing troubles with the Indians that have prevented the missions of Charles Jeffrey Smith, Occom and Ashpo.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Manuscript Number763581

Date31 October 1763

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AbstractWheelock writes to Dr. Gifford thanking him for his support at a time when hostilities with the Indians have stopped donations and interfered with missionary work. Wheelock asks Gifford to befriend General Lyman in England to advance the interests of the School.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 11

Manuscript Number764461

Date11 August 1764

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AbstractA somewhat testy (partial) letter from Nathaniel Whitaker to Eleazar Wheelock details the controversy brewing between Occom and David Jewett.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Manuscript Number765169.2

Date19 February 1765

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AbstractWheelock writes that Occom has had to return home from his mission, that the petition for incorporation has been postponed, and that the king would like the school to be moved to the Illinois River and put under Episcopal management.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1765 June 12

Manuscript Number765362.2

Date12 June 1765

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AbstractWheelock writes to tell DeBerdt of traveling with Occom and others to collect donations for the School, and to notify him that Occom and company should arrive in England in the fall.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Manuscript Number766255

Date5 April 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes to update Whitaker -- in England on the fundraising tour of Great Britain -- on the progress of various students and missionaries, and on Whitaker’s family.

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