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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.

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.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 8

Manuscript Number: 761108

Date: 1761 January 8

Title: Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 8

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck encloses £3, 16 shillings for Occom's aid, and asks for an account of Occom's work.

William Whitwell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 27

Manuscript Number: 761127

Date: 27 January 1761

Title: William Whitwell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 27

Author: Whitwell, William

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitwell writes on behalf of the "Private Society," enclosing eight pounds for the support of Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number: 761153

Date: 3 February 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Mather, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

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