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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 August 15

Manuscript Number: 771465

Date: 15 August 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 August 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes a strongly worded rebuttal of Occom’s criticisms regarding Wheelock’s withdrawl from Indian education.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1771 September 9

Manuscript Number: 771509

Date: 9 September 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1771 September 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock thanks Thornton for his assistance, describes the buildings and details expenses for the Charity School. He adds his hopes that Occom has reformed and can be of service again.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number: 772178

Date: 28 February 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Manuscript Number: 772425.2

Date: 25 July 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has drawn on Thornton for 50 pounds to discharge Occom’s debts in the hopes that Occom will go on a mission. He relates other news regarding Occom and Mr. Jewett, and notes that building is complete on the mills and a large barn.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Manuscript Number: 772523

Date: 23 September 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton about his failures with the Six Nations. Six days later, he writes again about improving prospects, as several boys are coming to the School, and Occom’s former haughtiness is softening. He also writes that the charges against his son Ralph are false.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1773 February 22

Manuscript Number: 773172.1

Date: 22 February 1773

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1773 February 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock informs Thornton of Occom's activities, including that Occom has had a sermon, preached at the execution of an Indian, printed. He also notes that he has drawn more money on Thornton, and mentions his petitions to the King for more land.

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.

John Wheelock, discharge, 1790 March 4

Manuscript Number: 790204.2

Date: 4 March 1790

Title: John Wheelock, discharge, 1790 March 4

Author: Wheelock, John

Abstract: A draft of John Wheelock’s discharge of claims on the funds collected for the Charity School.

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