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Gershom Breed, account ledger, 1764

Manuscript Number: 764900.1

Date: 1764

Title: Gershom Breed, account ledger, 1764

Author: Breed, Gershom

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Gershom Breed's bill against Wheelock for goods furnished to Occom and others.

Bill of Goods, 1765 October 15

Manuscript Number: 764565

Date: 15 October 1765

Title: Bill of Goods, 1765 October 15

Author: Breed, Gershom

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Bill of goods presented by Gershom Breed to Eleazar Wheelock.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1766 April 9

Manuscript Number: 766259

Date: 9 April 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1766 April 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Occom about his family’s unmet needs — perhaps because of the influence of the “Antimason Party” — which he supplied on his own account. He cautions Occom not to be involved in the Mason land case, and gives him advice about his son Aaron’s bad behavior.

Amos Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 19

Manuscript Number: 766319

Date: 19 May 1766

Title: Amos Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 19

Author: Smith, Amos

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith asks for a settlement of the payment due for work done on Occom’s house.

Bezaleel Woodward, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 13

Manuscript Number: 766363.4

Date: 13 June 1766

Title: Bezaleel Woodward, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 13

Author: Woodward, Bezaleel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woodward writes about Mary Occom's accounts with the merchants Gershom Breed and Nathaniel Shaw while her husband is in England.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Manuscript Number: 766470.1

Date: 20 August 1766

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes a lengthy letter to Wheelock about the progress of the fundraising tour in England, and the management of the funds collected.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 26

Manuscript Number: 766476.2

Date: 26 August 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 26

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler writes to Wheelock, bitterly protesting the treatment he has received for purchasing what Wheelock thinks are too costly items at Mr. Breed’s store.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September

Manuscript Number: 766540

Date: September 1766

Title: Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck encloses a bill, and copies a letter from Whitefield to Mason regarding the controversy involving Occom and the New England Company.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Manuscript Number: 766654.1

Date: 4 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Keen about money matters, selecting a potential site for the School, and the controversy regarding the letter sent to England by the New England Company. He also introduces William Samuel Johnson, newly appointed as Special agent for the Colony of Connecticut.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number: 767162.1

Date: 12 February 1767

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes regarding several matters, including the slanders of the New England Company, General Lyman's progress in obtaining land, the necessity of formalizing the Charity School accounts, and the disbursement of a shipment of books. He notes that Whitefield suggests sending Indian baskets to the wives of donors, and that Occom proposes Long Island as a suitable new location for an Indian school.

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