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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number: 763521.2

Date: 21 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December8

Manuscript Number: 763658

Date: 8 December 1763

Title: Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December8

Author: Clelland, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Clelland opines that the Connecticut government will look bad by not supporting the school. He writes that Ashpo is still in debt, and that Occom is looking to lease a farm in Mohegan.

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.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

Manuscript Number: 764404

Date: 4 July 1764

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

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

Abstract: A copy of minutes refer to the formation of the Connecticut board, and to Occom's employment by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America.

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.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Manuscript Number: 766211

Date: 11 March 1766

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 29

Manuscript Number: 766329.1

Date: 29 May 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 29

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes that Occom is recovered from his dysentary, and requests an account of all the money received from the London Commissioners. He reports on money already subscribed and on Mr. Penn’s gift, and hints at possible trouble to come from enemies of the design.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767

Manuscript Number: 767900.12

Date: 1767

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom writes that he is setting out for the country and might visit Ireland. He has also sent a box of books and a letter listing other items sent.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Manuscript Number: 767121

Date: 21 January 1767

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom writes from his tour of Great Britain to discuss family business, including money sent to repay debts, and the enrollment of their son at Wheelock’s school.

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