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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.

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.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Manuscript Number: 757609

Date: 9 November 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes about Occom's ordination, and speculates as to the where he will ultimately preach.

Andrew Oliver, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1757 November 28

Manuscript Number: 757628.1

Date: 28 November 1757

Title: Andrew Oliver, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1757 November 28

Author: Oliver, Andrew

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Oliver writes that he does not approve of an ordination for Samson Occom at present, since only the Niantics would benefit. There is no allowance now for a new mission.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Manuscript Number: 758567.1

Date: 17 October 1758

Title: Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Author: Buell, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Buell writes that Occom should be sent on a mission to Virginia and, therefore, ordained as soon as possible.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Manuscript Number: 759603

Date: 3 November 1759

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the progress at his school, and of the conditions under which he looks for more Indian pupils as well as public charity. He also mentions the ordination of Occom.

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