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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number: 757107

Date: 7 January 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

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.

The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, report on proposed ordination of Occom, 1758 October 4

Manuscript Number: 758554

Date: 4 October 1758

Title: The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, report on proposed ordination of Occom, 1758 October 4

Author: The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: A report from The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge notes that the Board voted on September 27, 1758, not to ordain Occom. It defers to the Long Island Presbytery, and suggests that Occom should remain in Montauk or take up the role of schoolmaster at the mission in New Jersey formerly served by John Brainerd.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Manuscript Number: 758567.1

Date: 17 October 1758

Title: Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Author: Buell, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Buell writes that Occom should be sent on a mission to Virginia and, therefore, ordained as soon as possible.

Andrew Oliver, report, 1758 November 14

Manuscript Number: 758614

Date: 14 November 1758

Title: Andrew Oliver, report, 1758 November 14

Author: Oliver, Andrew

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Andrew Oliver forwards to Wheelock the recommendation of the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge regarding Occom’s ordination and the options for Occom’s future employment.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Manuscript Number: 759603

Date: 3 November 1759

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the progress at his school, and of the conditions under which he looks for more Indian pupils as well as public charity. He also mentions the ordination of Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 17

Manuscript Number: 765617

Date: 17 November 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 17

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Second Church in Lebanon

Abstract: Wheelock describes Occom's history and recommends him to the "kindess, charity and respect of all Christian people" while Occom travels abroad.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Manuscript Number: 766654.1

Date: 4 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Keen about money matters, selecting a potential site for the School, and the controversy regarding the letter sent to England by the New England Company. He also introduces William Samuel Johnson, newly appointed as Special agent for the Colony of Connecticut.

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