[Hartford]: Printed [by Ebenezer Watson] in the year, 1771. 61, [3 blanks] pp, with the errata list at the bottom of page 61. Stitched, untrimmed, uncut. Unsophisticated, some spotting to title leaf. 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 is the second issue of the first edition, with the errata at the base of page 61. It is the sixth of Wheelock's series of Reports on the Indian Charity School. Pages 54-61 print 'A poem on the rise and progress of Moor's Indian charity-school, (now incorporated with Dartmouth College) its removal and settlement in Hanover, and the founding a church in the same," by Frisbie.
Evans 12284. Streeter Sale 4062 [this issue]. Trumbull 1625. Field 1642. Sabin 103208. 6 Rosenbach 390. ESTC W27339. Item #35468