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Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

Manuscript Number: 764425.2

Date: 25 July 1764

Title: Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

Author: The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America

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

Abstract: The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, upon the request of the Connecticut Board, votes to release Occom and continue his salary through the end of the year.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Manuscript Number: 764457

Date: 7 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom is to be sent on a mission to the distant tribes, but that money is needed to finance the trip. He also updates Whitefield on various new students.

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.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 March 12

Manuscript Number: 765212.7

Date: 12 March 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 March 12

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

Abstract: Minutes of a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents relates the board's decision to dismiss various charges brought against Occom, except those regarding his involvement in the Mason Land Case.

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Manuscript Number: 765310.1

Date: 10 May 1765

Title: Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

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

Abstract: The Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.

David Jewett, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1765 June 27

Manuscript Number: 765376.2

Date: 27 June 1765

Title: David Jewett, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1765 June 27

Author: Jewett, David

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Jewett writes that his dispute with Occom has been resolved. He excerpts a letter from Occom.

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, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number: 766900.11

Date: 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Whitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

Eleazar Wheelock, announcement, 1766 February 20

Manuscript Number: 766170.1

Date: 20 February 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, announcement, 1766 February 20

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Wheelock writes an announcement for publication stating that both the reports of Good Peter's providential arrival at Wheelock's home, and the narrative of Occom's life, are true.

Samson Occom, confession, to The Connecticut Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1769 January 4

Manuscript Number: 769104

Date: 4 January 1769

Title: Samson Occom, confession, to The Connecticut Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1769 January 4

Author: Occom, Samson

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

Abstract: Occom confesses to being overtaken by strong drink, begs forgiveness and vows to “keep a better watch” over his conduct.

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