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Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Manuscript Number: 751424

Date: 24 July 1751

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Willard

Abstract: Williams writes to relate the circumstances regarding Occom's school at Montauk, and the uncertainty of his future there.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Manuscript Number: 756900.1

Date: 1756

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes about the new Indian charity school, and relates the progress of his students and his hopes for an incorporation from the Crown.

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.

Hezekiah Calvin, Latin mottoes, 1759 November 19, with a note from Eleazar Wheelock

Manuscript Number: 759619

Date: 19 November 1759

Title: Hezekiah Calvin, Latin mottoes, 1759 November 19, with a note from Eleazar Wheelock

Authors: Calvin, Hezekiah; Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Latin mottoes copied by Hezekiah Calvin, with a note by Eleazar Wheelock about the writer, pointing out his age as 11 years old.

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.

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 Samson Occom, 1772 May 26

Manuscript Number: 772326.1

Date: 26 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 May 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock asks Occom to join the mission of McClure and Frisbie to Muskingum.

Samson Occom, journal, 1787 December 10 to 1788 August 10

Manuscript Number: 787660.1

Date: 10 December 1787 to 10 August 1788

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1787 December 10 to 1788 August 10

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his activities as an intinerant preacher and tribal leader as he travels throughout Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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