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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Manuscript Number: 749506

Date: 6 September 1749

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes to express his belief that Occom should take a school, provided he neither strains his eyes nor renders himself otherwise unavailable to the Honorable Commissioners.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 7

Manuscript Number: 749507

Date: 7 September 1749

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 7

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Williams advises Occom to follow the advice given by Wheelock (see manuscript 749506).

Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Manuscript Number: 751424

Date: 24 July 1751

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Willard

Abstract: Williams writes to relate the circumstances regarding Occom's school at Montauk, and the uncertainty of his future there.

Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number: 766900.11

Date: 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Whitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Messrs. Peck, Mason, and Austin, 1766 November 5

Manuscript Number: 766605.2

Date: 5 November 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Messrs. Peck, Mason, and Austin, 1766 November 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Peck, Moses; Mason; Austin

Abstract: Wheelock writes, for possible publication, to correct assertions made by the New England Company about its relationship to, and support of, Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1766 November 5

Manuscript Number: 766605.3

Date: 5 November 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1766 November 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Peck, Moses

Abstract: Wheelock writes, for possible publication, to correct assertions made by the New England Company about its relationship to, and support of, Occom.

Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 3

Manuscript Number: 767503.3

Date: 3 September 1767

Title: Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 3

Author: The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: The commissioners of the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America refuse to send Wheelock a copy of the letter he requested because they do not credit his account of Occom’s education. They also admonish Wheelock for luring away one of the Company's interpreters.

Samson Occom, autobiography, undated

Manuscript Number: 768517

Date: Unknown

Title: Samson Occom, autobiography, undated

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom writes a second draft of his autobiography.

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