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Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1751 October 7

Manuscript Number: 751557

Date: 7 October 1751

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1751 October 7

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Williams gives his opinion of the recent decision by the Boston Commissioners to send Samson Occom on a mission to Susquehanna and to pay him 20 pounds sterling per annum. He notes that, though Occom intends to marry, he has assured Williams this would not interfere with his missionary work.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1761 March 25

Manuscript Number: 761225

Date: 25 March 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1761 March 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Peck, Moses

Abstract: Wheelock thanks Peck for the money sent for Occom, and gives an account of Occom’s work since leaving Wheelock’s school.

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.

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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