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Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Manuscript Number: 750266

Date: 16 April 1750

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Williams writes to Oliver that he has advised Occom, who has been successfully teaching the Indians at Montauk for the last six months, to remain with them and await orders from the Commissioners. He includes an extract of a letter from Azariah Horton asking for an extension of Occom's services.

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 Colonel Henchman and The Boston Commissioners, February 1756

Manuscript Number: 756190

Date: February 1756

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman and The Boston Commissioners, February 1756

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Henchman; Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Wheelock describes Occom's duties, notes that Occom is in debt, and proposes that he be given aid.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number: 757107

Date: 7 January 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Manuscript Number: 761290

Date: 1761

Title: Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom records various receipts and expenses collected and incurred in travel to and from Montauk and Oneida in the year 1761.

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 Messrs. Peck, Mason, and Austin, 1766 November 5

Manuscript Number: 766605.2

Date: 5 November 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Messrs. Peck, Mason, and Austin, 1766 November 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Peck, Moses; Mason; Austin

Abstract: Wheelock writes, for possible publication, to correct assertions made by the New England Company about its relationship to, and support of, Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1766 November 5

Manuscript Number: 766605.3

Date: 5 November 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1766 November 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Peck, Moses

Abstract: Wheelock writes, for possible publication, to correct assertions made by the New England Company about its relationship to, and support of, Occom.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 May 2

Manuscript Number: 774302

Date: 2 May 1774

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 May 2

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes of his doubt regarding his true Christian spirit, his work as a preacher and schoolmaster, the developments regarding settling in Oneida country, and his poverty.

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