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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number: 761153

Date: 3 February 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Mather, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1761 June 9

Manuscript Number: 761359

Date: 9 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1761 June 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock introduces David Fowler and Samson Occom, and asks that six more boys from the Six Nations be brought by them to Wheelock for an education.

Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Manuscript Number: 761360.1

Date: 10 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Oliver, Andrew; Hawley, Gideon

Abstract: Wheelock informs Oliver that the Onaquaga chiefs are planning a visit to Boston, and encloses a letter for Gideon Hawley that encourages Hawley to make a visit to Onaquaga, and to oversee Samuel Ashpo as a missionary. He mentions that Occom and David Fowler have set out on their mission to the Six Nations.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

Manuscript Number: 763900.9

Date: 1763

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

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

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: An apparent draft of manuscript 764410.2, which informs the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. The Connecticut board proposes that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that the board's intention is to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Manuscript Number: 763127

Date: 27 January 1763

Title: Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Author: Hawley, Gideon

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Hawley writes to tell of Occom's lack of tact in dealing with the Oneidas.

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 Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Manuscript Number: 763581

Date: 31 October 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Gifford, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Dr. Gifford thanking him for his support at a time when hostilities with the Indians have stopped donations and interfered with missionary work. Wheelock asks Gifford to befriend General Lyman in England to advance the interests of the School.

Solomon Williams and Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 10

Manuscript Number: 764410.2

Date: 10 July 1764

Title: Solomon Williams and Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 10

Authors: Williams, Solomon; Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Williams and Wheelock write to inform the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. They state that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that they hope to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Copy, Samson Occom's Commission from the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 August 13

Manuscript Number: 764463

Date: 13 August 1764

Title: Copy, Samson Occom's Commission from the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 August 13

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

Abstract: A contemporary copy of a commission authorizing Samson Occom, along with David Fowler, to undertake a mission to the Six Nations.

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.

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