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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number: 761404

Date: 4 July 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 February 17

Manuscript Number: 763167

Date: 17 February 1763

Title: Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 February 17

Author: Clelland, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Clelland writes an informal letter discussing the poor state of local Indian affairs.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 January 21

Manuscript Number: 764121

Date: 21 January 1764

Title: Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 January 21

Author: Clelland, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Clelland writes an indignant letter complaining that the Mohegan sachem has denigrated Clelland's teaching. Clelland believes certain parties are angling to replace him with Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number: 764318.1

Date: 18 May 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock requests Whitefield’s help in drawing up a memorial to the Assembly. He comments on Occom’s work, which received good acceptance from Indians at Mohegan and Niantic, and discusses dissatisfaction with the Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

John Smith, letter, to his friend, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number: 764318.2

Date: 18 May 1764

Title: John Smith, letter, to his friend, 1764 May 18

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Unknown

Abstract: Smith gives an account of his visit to Wheelock’s school, and to the Mohegan country, where he saw Occom.

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.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Manuscript Number: 772425.2

Date: 25 July 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has drawn on Thornton for 50 pounds to discharge Occom’s debts in the hopes that Occom will go on a mission. He relates other news regarding Occom and Mr. Jewett, and notes that building is complete on the mills and a large barn.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Manuscript Number: 773674.1

Date: 24 December 1773

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipients: Niantic Tribe; Mohegan Tribe; Groton Pequots; Stonington Pequots; Narragansett Tribe; Montaukett Tribe

Abstract: On behalf of himself and six other Indian signatories, Johnson strongly urges each tribe to send a delegate to confer with the Oneidas and Sir William Johnson on the subject of lands.

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.

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