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Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Manuscript Number: 764508.3

Date: 8 September 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom is determined to set out on his long journey despite a scarcity of funding, and leaves his house and other business to be done upon Wheelock’s credit. He informs Wheelock that he has hired Mr. Peabody of Norwich Landing to get the materials that his house requires, and to hire hands and pay them. He notes that his family needs clothing and provisions.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 September 26

Manuscript Number: 764526.2

Date: 26 September 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 September 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock addresses the various conflicts regarding Occom and his employers, would-be and otherwise.

John Smith and Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 December 22

Manuscript Number: 764672

Date: 22 December 1764

Title: John Smith and Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 December 22

Authors: Smith, John; Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith and Peck write regarding the prospective trip to Great Britain.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December 31

Manuscript Number: 764681

Date: 31 December 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December 31

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to suggest gathering the Board of Correspondents in order to discuss sending Brainerd to England with Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1765 January 7

Manuscript Number: 765107.1

Date: 7 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1765 January 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Williams urging that plans be laid for a fundraising trip to England. He also reports on the arrival of Theophilus Chamberlain, and possible plans for a mission.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Manuscript Number: 765114.1

Date: 14 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Smith, William Peartree; The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Wheelock writes to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge about the missionaries and school masters he has educated at his Indian Charity school, and asks them to allow John Brainerd to solicit funds in Europe to support it. Also included is a note to William Peartree Smith asking him to respond with the Board's decision as soon as possible.

Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Manuscript Number: 765353

Date: 3 June 1765

Title: Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Author: Finley, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Finley writes that Ralph Wheelock has been working steadily for the school, and that Occom should have more polishing before traveling to Great Britain.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 24

Manuscript Number: 765374.3

Date: 24 June 1765

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 24

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker informs Wheelock that he has convinced David Jewett to attend a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents to address the conflict with Occom. He instructs Wheelock to prepare a testimonial.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

Manuscript Number: 765402.2

Date: 2 July 1765

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Minutes record the vote on several issues pertaining to the fundraising trip to Great Britain, and on Jewett’s letter clearing Occom’s character of the charges against him.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

Manuscript Number: 765417.4

Date: 17 July 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: The Connecticut Board writes to Sir William Johnson, seeking his advice and support for a plan to send Wheelock and Whitaker to Europe to raise funds for the Indian Charity School, and to obtain a Royal Charter for a new location. Wheelock appends a note saying that he forgot to enclose the Board’s letter with one written by Wheelock and sent by Occom.

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