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Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number766900.11



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.

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

Manuscript Number766255

Date5 April 1766



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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Manuscript Number766424

Date24 July 1766



AbstractWheelock writes to update Whitefield on the missions of Kirkland and others.

Samuel Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 5

Manuscript Number766556.2

Date5 October 1766



AbstractJohnson writes of the poor progress of his mission among the Mohawks, and gives news regarding other Wheelock missionaries in the vicinity.

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