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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Manuscript Number: 764690.1

Date: December 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Solomon Williams about plans to send John Brainerd with Occom to England to raise funds for the School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Manuscript Number: 766658

Date: 8 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Samuel William Johnson is on his way to England with a document certifying that Occom intends to stay out of the Mason case. He also updates Whitaker on the progress of various missions and relates that David McClure has brought a Mohawk boy to attend the charity school.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1769 March 9

Manuscript Number: 769209.2

Date: 9 March 1769

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1769 March 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has heard rumours about Occom being drunk. He reports that Hezekiah Calvin is in prison for forging a pass for a Negro, and that Joseph Johnson has not been heard from.

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.

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.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Manuscript Number: 772312.1

Date: 12 May 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton sends a copy of a letter from the Trustees in England to Occom (dated May 5, 1772), granting him 50 pounds, then 25 pounds a year to Christianize Indians. Thornton also exhorts Wheelock to be more charitable in his judgment towards Kirkland and Occom, both of whom he admires.

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