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John Smith, letter, to unknown, 1761 July 16

Manuscript Number: 761416

Date: 16 July 1761

Title: John Smith, letter, to unknown, 1761 July 16

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Unknown

Abstract: Smith writes to an unknown recipient about Wheelock's work among the Indians, and of the need for Indian missionaries. Mention is made of Occom.

Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Manuscript Number: 765621.6

Date: 21 November 1765

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details the events of his time in Great Britain.

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.

Peter Jillard, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 2

Manuscript Number: 767202

Date: 2 March 1767

Title: Peter Jillard, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 2

Authors: Jillard, Peter; Moor’s Indian Charity School

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Jillard writes to express his admiration for Occom, and notes that his opinion is shared by many in Great Britain. He proposes that provision should be made for Occom and his family out of the funds collected.

Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Manuscript Number: 768264

Date: 14 April 1768

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: A draft of Wheelock’s will.

John Wheelock’s discharge, 1790 March 4

Manuscript Number: 790204.1

Date: 4 March 1790

Title: John Wheelock’s discharge, 1790 March 4

Authors: Wheelock, John; Hancock, John

Abstract: John Wheelock relinquishes claims on the funds collected by Whitaker and Occom and deposited with the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. The discharge is certified by John Hancock.

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