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Samuel Ashpo, confession, 1742 February 12

Manuscript Number: 742162.1

Date: 12 February 1742

Title: Samuel Ashpo, confession, 1742 February 12

Author: Ashpo, Samuel

Abstract: Ashpo confesses to forsaking the rules of Christian marriage by taking another wife after discovering that his first wife has been unfaithful.

Benjamin Pomeroy, receipt, 1749 June 27

Manuscript Number: 749375

Date: 27 June 1749

Title: Benjamin Pomeroy, receipt, 1749 June 27

Author: Pomeroy, Benjamin

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: A receipt for 60 pounds towards the support of Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Manuscript Number: 749506

Date: 6 September 1749

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes to express his belief that Occom should take a school, provided he neither strains his eyes nor renders himself otherwise unavailable to the Honorable Commissioners.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Manuscript Number: 750266

Date: 16 April 1750

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Williams writes to Oliver that he has advised Occom, who has been successfully teaching the Indians at Montauk for the last six months, to remain with them and await orders from the Commissioners. He includes an extract of a letter from Azariah Horton asking for an extension of Occom's services.

Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Manuscript Number: 750421

Date: 21 July 1750

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Manuscript Number: 751424

Date: 24 July 1751

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Willard

Abstract: Williams writes to relate the circumstances regarding Occom's school at Montauk, and the uncertainty of his future there.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1751 October 7

Manuscript Number: 751557

Date: 7 October 1751

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1751 October 7

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Williams gives his opinion of the recent decision by the Boston Commissioners to send Samson Occom on a mission to Susquehanna and to pay him 20 pounds sterling per annum. He notes that, though Occom intends to marry, he has assured Williams this would not interfere with his missionary work.

Samson Occom, herbal remedies and letter fragment

Manuscript Number: 754900.2

Date: 1754

Title: Samson Occom, herbal remedies and letter fragment

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Herbal remedies and a letter fragment.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman, 1756 September 20

Manuscript Number: 756520

Date: 20 September 1756

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman, 1756 September 20

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Henchman

Abstract: Wheelock writes a draft of a letter discussing the intended charter for the Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number: 757107

Date: 7 January 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

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