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Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 18

Manuscript Number: 765668

Date: 18 December 1765

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 18

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker details the reasons for Occom's and his delay in sailing, and notes that Andrew Oliver was compelled to give up his position as Stamp Master.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 February 24

Manuscript Number: 772174.1

Date: 24 February 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 February 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: In response to Occom's query/admonition, Wheelock asserts that the first and most important purpose of the college is Indian education.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Manuscript Number: 772425.2

Date: 25 July 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has drawn on Thornton for 50 pounds to discharge Occom’s debts in the hopes that Occom will go on a mission. He relates other news regarding Occom and Mr. Jewett, and notes that building is complete on the mills and a large barn.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Manuscript Number: 772523

Date: 23 September 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton about his failures with the Six Nations. Six days later, he writes again about improving prospects, as several boys are coming to the School, and Occom’s former haughtiness is softening. He also writes that the charges against his son Ralph are false.

Samson Occom, journal, 1757 June 28 to 1761 March 31

Manuscript Number: 757378

Date: 28 June 1757 to 31 March 1761

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1757 June 28 to 1761 March 31

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels throughout Long Island and New England, as well as his ordination and the events leading up to it. He takes his son Aaron to be raised by Wheelock.

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