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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 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.

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.

Samson Occom, narrative, 1765 November 28

Manuscript Number: 765628.1

Date: 28 November 1765

Title: Samson Occom, narrative, 1765 November 28

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom writes a brief account of his life and education.

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, announcement, 1766 February 20

Manuscript Number: 766170.1

Date: 20 February 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, announcement, 1766 February 20

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Wheelock writes an announcement for publication stating that both the reports of Good Peter's providential arrival at Wheelock's home, and the narrative of Occom's life, are true.

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