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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number: 761404

Date: 4 July 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Manuscript Number: 761522

Date: 22 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock describes the progress of Occom's mission to the Oneidas, mentions a land dispute in Pennsylvania, and reports on the progress of his school. Mention is made of Kirtland's missionary training.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Manuscript Number: 763508.1

Date: 8 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Forfitt, Benjamin

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Forfitt thanking him for sending a chest of books for the School, and detailing troubles with the Indians that have prevented the missions of Charles Jeffrey Smith, Occom and Ashpo.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number: 764318.1

Date: 18 May 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock requests Whitefield’s help in drawing up a memorial to the Assembly. He comments on Occom’s work, which received good acceptance from Indians at Mohegan and Niantic, and discusses dissatisfaction with the Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

John Smith, letter, to his friend, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number: 764318.2

Date: 18 May 1764

Title: John Smith, letter, to his friend, 1764 May 18

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Unknown

Abstract: Smith gives an account of his visit to Wheelock’s school, and to the Mohegan country, where he saw Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Brainerd, 1765 January 14

Manuscript Number: 765114.3

Date: 14 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Brainerd, 1765 January 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Brainerd, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Brainerd about setting up a meeting with the Connecticut Board of Commissioners, and the proposed fundraising trip to England, which is complicated by a renewal of the Mason Land Case.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Manuscript Number: 765169.2

Date: 19 February 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Livingston, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom has had to return home from his mission, that the petition for incorporation has been postponed, and that the king would like the school to be moved to the Illinois River and put under Episcopal management.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 March 12

Manuscript Number: 765212.7

Date: 12 March 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 March 12

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

Abstract: Minutes of a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents relates the board's decision to dismiss various charges brought against Occom, except those regarding his involvement in the Mason Land Case.

Draft of Occom’s submission to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 March 12

Manuscript Number: 765212.10

Date: 12 March 1765

Title: Draft of Occom’s submission to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 March 12

Author: Occom, Samson

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

Abstract: A corrected draft of the statement Occom submitted to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents promising not to take part in the Mason Land dispute. See 765212.7 for the official minutes.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Manuscript Number: 765304

Date: 4 May 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes a long letter to Whitefield, detailing the events and outcome of the Occom-Jewett controversy, news about activities related to the School, and the plan to send Occom to fundraise in England.

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