Boston: Printed by Richard and Samuel Draper, 1765. 23, [1 blank], page 24, [1 blank] pp. Stitched and untrimmed. Old rubberstamp on title page and final blank. Very Good.
This is the second in the series of Wheelock's reports on the Indian charity-school, "the acorn from which grew Dartmouth College" [Howes W33. It is especially desirable for its inclusion of the often-missing last leaf, an Appendix on Reverend Chamberlain's efforts "to procure another missionary." It is dated October 11, 1765; the rest of the pamphlet was printed, and much of it distributed, before the final leaf was submitted to the printer.
The first of Wheelock's series was 'A Plain and Faithful Narrative...' [Boston: 1763]. "Wheelock, a graduate from Yale in 1733, was pastor of the Second (North) Society in Lebanon, and a popular preacher during the Great Awakening. He began the Charity School (first called More's Charity School, after Col Joshua More, who contributed a house and school-house) in 1754, and by 1765 had some forty-six pupils, all supported by charity. In 1769 Wheelock was given a charter to establish Dartmouth College, which he did in 1770, and became its first president." [Streeter Sale] Wheelock's plan for the School, formed to instruct Indians and train them "as missionaries and teachers to their respective tribes" [DAB], was inspired by his having taught Samson Occom in the 1740's.
FIRST EDITION Evans 10207. Howes W333. Streeter Sale 4062. ESTC W20090. Field 1639. Sabin 103206. Item #35458