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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Manuscript Number: 761515

Date: 15 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Smith, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Occom’s mission to the Oneidas, of the preparations of Samuel Kirtland for mission work, and of the general progress of the charity school. In a postscript, Wheelock states that Occom was educated entirely by him, and not at college.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Manuscript Number: 764472

Date: 22 August 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom reports on his activities and on progress in the building of his house. He also notes that he’s been paid a half-year's salary by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America. On two verso, Wheelock has written an outline for a sermon.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Manuscript Number: 771122.1

Date: 22 January 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: A copy of a letter in which Wheelock expresses his sorrow at Occom's repeated and aggravated fall from virtue. Wheelock writes that if Occom and David Fowler will settle their families among remote tribes, Wheelock will pay David as much as any schoolmaster sent by the Boston Commissioners.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Manuscript Number: 771122

Date: 22 January 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock expresses sorrow at Occom’s repeated and aggravated falls from virtue. He writes that if Occom and his brother-in-law David will go on a mission, Wheelock will give David as much as any schoolmaster sent by the Boston Commissioners.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Manuscript Number: 771356

Date: 6 June 1771

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes about his upcoming ordination and possible mission. He relates news of Occom and David Fowler, with brief excerpts of a letter from Fowler.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 20 June 1771

Manuscript Number: 771370.1

Date: 20 June 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 20 June 1771

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Trust in England

Abstract: Wheelock writes to enumerate his reasons for obtaining an incorporation for his seminary. He also writes that the Society in Scotland will not reply to his letters regarding the funds in their hands; and that Occom, about whom Wheelock has heard rumours of drunkenness, has not replied to recent offers of missionary work.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 August 15

Manuscript Number: 771465

Date: 15 August 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 August 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes a strongly worded rebuttal of Occom’s criticisms regarding Wheelock’s withdrawl from Indian education.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 January 27

Manuscript Number: 772127.1

Date: 27 January 1772

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 January 27

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom updates Wheelock on his travels. He notes that he hopes to visit as soon as he can make longer trips, and to attend Indian congresses at Stockbridge and at Sir William Johnson’s.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 February 24

Manuscript Number: 772174.1

Date: 24 February 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 February 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: In response to Occom's query/admonition, Wheelock asserts that the first and most important purpose of the college is Indian education.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number: 772178

Date: 28 February 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

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