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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number: 763521.2

Date: 21 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

John Smith, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 August 25

Manuscript Number: 765475.1

Date: 25 August 1765

Title: John Smith, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 August 25

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith urges Wheelock to send Occom to England as soon as possible, and details contributions already raised.

John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Manuscript Number: 765511.1

Date: 11 September 1765

Title: John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith repeats the contents of his letter of August 25, which he fears has not arrived, urging that Occom come to England without delay, and detailing the contributions already collected.

Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Manuscript Number: 765621.6

Date: 21 November 1765

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details the events of his time in Great Britain.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 18

Manuscript Number: 765668

Date: 18 December 1765

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 18

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker details the reasons for Occom's and his delay in sailing, and notes that Andrew Oliver was compelled to give up his position as Stamp Master.

Susanna Wheatley, letter, to Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, 1765 December 31

Manuscript Number: 765681.2

Date: 31 December 1765

Title: Susanna Wheatley, letter, to Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, 1765 December 31

Author: Wheatley, Susanna

Recipients: Occom, Samson; Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheatley writes to Occom and Whitaker, sending her good wishes for their mission in England, and promising to assist their families left behind.

John Marshall, receipt, 1766 February 25

Manuscript Number: 766175.2

Date: 25 February 1766

Title: John Marshall, receipt, 1766 February 25

Author: Marshall, John

Abstract: Receipt from the captain of the ship "Boston Packett," on which Whitaker and Occom sailed from Boston to England, with a deduction of five pounds as a gift from John Hancock, one of the owners of the ship.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number: 766207.1

Date: 7 March 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Manuscript Number: 766211

Date: 11 March 1766

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 29

Manuscript Number: 766329.1

Date: 29 May 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 29

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes that Occom is recovered from his dysentary, and requests an account of all the money received from the London Commissioners. He reports on money already subscribed and on Mr. Penn’s gift, and hints at possible trouble to come from enemies of the design.

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