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Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

Manuscript Number: 763900.9

Date: 1763

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

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

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: An apparent draft of manuscript 764410.2, which informs the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. The Connecticut board proposes that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that the board's intention is to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

Manuscript Number: 764404

Date: 4 July 1764

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

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

Abstract: A copy of minutes refer to the formation of the Connecticut board, and to Occom's employment by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America.

Solomon Williams and Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 10

Manuscript Number: 764410.2

Date: 10 July 1764

Title: Solomon Williams and Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 10

Authors: Williams, Solomon; Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Williams and Wheelock write to inform the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. They state that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that they hope to employ Occom and Ashpo.

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.

Copy, Samson Occom's Commission from the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 August 13

Manuscript Number: 764463

Date: 13 August 1764

Title: Copy, Samson Occom's Commission from the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 August 13

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

Abstract: A contemporary copy of a commission authorizing Samson Occom, along with David Fowler, to undertake a mission to the Six Nations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to General Gage, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.1

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to General Gage, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Gage, Thomas

Abstract: Wheelock writes to General Thomas Gage to ask him to give Occom, the bearer of the letter, a recommendation to carry with him on his mission.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.2

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Johnson asking him to oversee Occom’s proposals to the Six Nations to receive missionaries and school teachers. He also asks that Johnson select 15 or 20 Indians of both sexes for education at the Indian Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Henry Sherburne, 1764 August 29

Manuscript Number: 764479

Date: 29 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Henry Sherburne, 1764 August 29

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Sherburne, Henry III

Abstract: Wheelock encloses a copy of a commission from the Honorable Society in Scotland, and informs Sherburne of Occom's prospective mission.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1764 September 3

Manuscript Number: 764503

Date: 3 September 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1764 September 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes to DeBerdt about the petition to the King for a land grant, an offer by the Hebron Society of 1,000 pounds, and Occom's prospective mission.

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.

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