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Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Manuscript Number: 750266

Date: 16 April 1750

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Williams writes to Oliver that he has advised Occom, who has been successfully teaching the Indians at Montauk for the last six months, to remain with them and await orders from the Commissioners. He includes an extract of a letter from Azariah Horton asking for an extension of Occom's services.

Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Manuscript Number: 750421

Date: 21 July 1750

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Manuscript Number: 757609

Date: 9 November 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes about Occom's ordination, and speculates as to the where he will ultimately preach.

Samuel Buell and James Brown, recommendation of Occom, 1758 March 21

Manuscript Number: 758221

Date: 21 March 1758

Title: Samuel Buell and James Brown, recommendation of Occom, 1758 March 21

Authors: Buell, Samuel; Brown, James

Abstract: Buell and Brown, ministers of Long Island, recommend Occom and commend his work with the Montauk Indians.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 13

Manuscript Number: 766563

Date: 13 October 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 13

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitaker about the New England Company sending Mr. Mosley as missionary to Onaquaga at the same time as the Windham Association sent Mr. Smith. Wheelock criticizes the NEC and faults them for not supporting Occom in his mission to the Montauks on Long Island.

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.

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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