Hartford: [Ebenezer Watson], 1773. 68pp, title and last leaf lightly foxed. Untrimmed. One early repair to a closed tear at bottom margin at leaf 23-24. Bound into modern half maroon morocco and marbled boards, with gilt-lettered spine title. Very Good.
"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.
This pamphlet, the seventh in a series of eight, provides information on the School from September 26, 1772 to September 26, 1773. It is particularly significant for its inclusion of the Journal of David McClure and Levi Frisbie, kept on their mission to the Delaware Indians in Ohio, in 1772 and 1773 [pages 44-68].
FIRST EDITION Evans 13077. Howes W331aa. VII Streeter Sale 4062. Field 1644, Sabin 103210. Item #35459