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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Manuscript Number: 761515

Date: 15 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Smith, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Occom’s mission to the Oneidas, of the preparations of Samuel Kirtland for mission work, and of the general progress of the charity school. In a postscript, Wheelock states that Occom was educated entirely by him, and not at college.

Gershom Breed, account ledger, 1764

Manuscript Number: 764900.1

Date: 1764

Title: Gershom Breed, account ledger, 1764

Author: Breed, Gershom

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Gershom Breed's bill against Wheelock for goods furnished to Occom and others.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Manuscript Number: 764457

Date: 7 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom is to be sent on a mission to the distant tribes, but that money is needed to finance the trip. He also updates Whitefield on various new students.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 11

Manuscript Number: 764461

Date: 11 August 1764

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 11

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: A somewhat testy (partial) letter from Nathaniel Whitaker to Eleazar Wheelock details the controversy brewing between Occom and David Jewett.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Manuscript Number: 764472

Date: 22 August 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom reports on his activities and on progress in the building of his house. He also notes that he’s been paid a half-year's salary by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America. On two verso, Wheelock has written an outline for a sermon.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Manuscript Number: 764508.3

Date: 8 September 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom is determined to set out on his long journey despite a scarcity of funding, and leaves his house and other business to be done upon Wheelock’s credit. He informs Wheelock that he has hired Mr. Peabody of Norwich Landing to get the materials that his house requires, and to hire hands and pay them. He notes that his family needs clothing and provisions.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 September 26

Manuscript Number: 764526.2

Date: 26 September 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 September 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock addresses the various conflicts regarding Occom and his employers, would-be and otherwise.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 October 10

Manuscript Number: 764560.2

Date: 10 October 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 October 10

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitefield on potential Indian students, and the progress of various plans for mission work. He also discusses the trouble between Occom and Jewett.

Account of money owed for the building of Occom’s house, 1764 October 22

Manuscript Number: 764572

Date: 22 October 1764

Title: Account of money owed for the building of Occom’s house, 1764 October 22

Abstract: A list of bills that have arisen in the building of Samson Occom's house.

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Manuscript Number: 765310.1

Date: 10 May 1765

Title: Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: The Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.

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