[Portsmouth] New-Hampshire: [Daniel and Robert Fowle], 1773. 40pp, bound in modern half morocco and marbled boards. Some light chipping to blank lower corners. 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], evidently was inspired by his having taught Samson Occom in the 1740's.
This pamphlet, which provides information on the School from May 1771 to September 1772, includes at pages 38-40, an "Appendix. September 26th, 1772. A Delay of sending the foregoing narrative to the press, gives an opportunity to oblige my friends, with a short account of Mr. Ripley's mission to Canada. ..". It describes the unfounded fear "that the Indians were so bigotted to the Romish Religion, that there was no hope of success."
Not in Evans. Shipton & Mooney 42542. Bristol B3675. VII Streeter Sale 4062. Field 1643. Sabin 103210. Item #35460