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Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1762 May 12

Manuscript Number: 762312

Date: 12 May 1762

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1762 May 12

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom expresses gratitude toward the Boston Commissioners for past and present help, and reports that the controversies between Samuel Ashpo and the Indians he is teaching prevents Occom from receiving Ashpo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 3

Manuscript Number: 767503.3

Date: 3 September 1767

Title: Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 3

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

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: The commissioners of the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America refuse to send Wheelock a copy of the letter he requested because they do not credit his account of Occom’s education. They also admonish Wheelock for luring away one of the Company's interpreters.

Samson Occom, autobiography, undated

Manuscript Number: 768517

Date: Unknown

Title: Samson Occom, autobiography, undated

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom writes a second draft of his autobiography.

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