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Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20

Manuscript Number: 761570

Date: 20 October 1761

Title: Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20

Author: DeBerdt, Dennys

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: DeBerdt writes regarding, among other things, money raised for Occom, preparations for war, and the health of Whitefield.

Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December 30

Manuscript Number: 763680

Date: 10 December 1763

Title: Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December 30

Author: Wheelock, Rodulphus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Ralph writes to his father from New York City regarding meetings with donors, including the Earl of Stirling, as well as with George Whitefield, who is also trying to secure funds. He mentions that Occom is arriving from Long Island to preach.

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.

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.

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.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Manuscript Number: 766470.1

Date: 20 August 1766

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes a lengthy letter to Wheelock about the progress of the fundraising tour in England, and the management of the funds collected.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Lord Dartmouth, 1766 September 4

Manuscript Number: 766504.4

Date: 4 September 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Lord Dartmouth, 1766 September 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Legge, William

Abstract: Wheelock asks for Lord Dartmouth’s help in petitioning the King for a grant of land for his Indian Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Manuscript Number: 766658

Date: 8 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Samuel William Johnson is on his way to England with a document certifying that Occom intends to stay out of the Mason case. He also updates Whitaker on the progress of various missions and relates that David McClure has brought a Mohawk boy to attend the charity school.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 9

Manuscript Number: 767159.4

Date: 9 February 1767

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 9

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield strongly urges Wheelock to detail the school's accounts and send them to the Trust. He also notes his disapproval of the arrangement with Mr. Eells, and discusses other Charity School business.

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