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Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Manuscript Number: 764472

Date: 22 August 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom reports on his activities and on progress in the building of his house. He also notes that he’s been paid a half-year's salary by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America. On two verso, Wheelock has written an outline for a sermon.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Manuscript Number: 771356

Date: 6 June 1771

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes about his upcoming ordination and possible mission. He relates news of Occom and David Fowler, with brief excerpts of a letter from Fowler.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 6

Manuscript Number: 772306

Date: 6 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 6

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has asked Occom to go on a mission to Muskingum with David Fowler. He also writes that only three of the College trustees are churchmen, and that he will honor his patrons by not bowing to opponents.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 June 30

Manuscript Number: 772380

Date: 30 June 1772

Title: David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 June 30

Author: McClure, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: McClure writes that he has asked Occom to join the mission, but that Occom states he is in ill health, has too many debts, and that he has been neglected since his return from Great Britain. McClure urges Wheelock to be generous with Occom.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 December 4

Manuscript Number: 774654

Date: 4 December 1774

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 December 4

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson humbly requests money to pay his debts, as well as an answer to a letter he sent to Wheelock through Jacob Fowler. He notes that soon he must go take possession of land granted to the New England Indians.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 February 14

Manuscript Number: 775164

Date: 14 February 1775

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 February 14

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson asks Wheelock to recommend him to John Rodgers so that the latter can petition for donations on Johnson’s behalf.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to John Rodgers, 1775 February 15

Manuscript Number: 775165

Date: 15 February 1775

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to John Rodgers, 1775 February 15

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Rodgers

Abstract: Johnson writes of his intention to move with several tribes to lands granted by the Oneidas, and that he has been in touch with Wheelock regarding a recommendation.

Jacob Fowler, letter, to Samson Occom, 1775 March 14

Manuscript Number: 774214

Date: 14 March 1775

Title: Jacob Fowler, letter, to Samson Occom, 1775 March 14

Author: Fowler, Jacob

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Fowler writes that he can offer Occom no financial assistance, that he has been licensed to preach, and that 16 new members were recently counted in church.

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