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Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Manuscript Number: 765114.1

Date: 14 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Smith, William Peartree; The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Wheelock writes to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge about the missionaries and school masters he has educated at his Indian Charity school, and asks them to allow John Brainerd to solicit funds in Europe to support it. Also included is a note to William Peartree Smith asking him to respond with the Board's decision as soon as possible.

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Manuscript Number: 765310.1

Date: 10 May 1765

Title: Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

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

Abstract: The Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.

Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Manuscript Number: 765353

Date: 3 June 1765

Title: Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Author: Finley, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Finley writes that Ralph Wheelock has been working steadily for the school, and that Occom should have more polishing before traveling to Great Britain.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

Manuscript Number: 765402.2

Date: 2 July 1765

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

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

Abstract: Minutes record the vote on several issues pertaining to the fundraising trip to Great Britain, and on Jewett’s letter clearing Occom’s character of the charges against him.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

Manuscript Number: 765417.4

Date: 17 July 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

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

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: The Connecticut Board writes to Sir William Johnson, seeking his advice and support for a plan to send Wheelock and Whitaker to Europe to raise funds for the Indian Charity School, and to obtain a Royal Charter for a new location. Wheelock appends a note saying that he forgot to enclose the Board’s letter with one written by Wheelock and sent by Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Manuscript Number: 765615

Date: 15 November 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Wheelock recommends Whitaker and the Charity School to potential donors in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 17

Manuscript Number: 765617

Date: 17 November 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 17

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Second Church in Lebanon

Abstract: Wheelock describes Occom's history and recommends him to the "kindess, charity and respect of all Christian people" while Occom travels abroad.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 6

Manuscript Number: 765656.2

Date: 6 December 1765

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 6

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom writes Wheelock regarding arrangements for the trip to London, opposition to the fundraising tour, and his feeling of being called. He notes a mistake in Wheelock’s last Narrative.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 December 16

Manuscript Number: 765666

Date: 16 December 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 December 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: This fragment of a letter written by Eleazar Wheelock briefly describes Occom's skills and history as a missionary.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number: 766207.1

Date: 7 March 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

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