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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 Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.4

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Occom enclosing the commission from Scotland for his mission to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and advises him to find a donor to supply him with money.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to, Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.3

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to, Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Occom, Samson; Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Copy of a letter in which Wheelock encloses the commission from Scotland for Occom's mission to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and advises him to find a donor to supply him with money.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 5

Manuscript Number: 764505

Date: 5 September 1764

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 5

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield writes that he cannot support Occom and his companion in their intended mission, and that he doubts the wisdom of moving Occom from Mohegan.

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.

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.

Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1777 January 1

Manuscript Number: 777101

Date: 1 January 1777

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1777 January 1

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Occom writes to thank Thornton for his generosity. He also bemoans the hardships brought on by the war, discusses the importance of keeping the Indians neutral, and asks for Thornton's assistance in getting money from the Society in Scotland for Progating Christian Knowledge.

Samson Occom, journal, date unknown

Manuscript Number: 771101.2

Date: Unknown

Title: Samson Occom, journal, date unknown

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom describes his travels around the East coast and in Philadelphia.

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