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Samuel Ashpo, confession, 1742 February 12

Manuscript Number: 742162.1

Date: 12 February 1742

Title: Samuel Ashpo, confession, 1742 February 12

Author: Ashpo, Samuel

Abstract: Ashpo confesses to forsaking the rules of Christian marriage by taking another wife after discovering that his first wife has been unfaithful.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1762 March 12

Manuscript Number: 762212

Date: 12 March 1762

Title: Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1762 March 12

Author: Clelland, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Clelland writes that Ben Uncas is given over to drunkeness and wants undesirables to settle on Mohegan land. He suggests that Wheelock should encourage Occom to use his influence with the Sachem.

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.

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, 1763 December8

Manuscript Number: 763658

Date: 8 December 1763

Title: Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December8

Author: Clelland, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Clelland opines that the Connecticut government will look bad by not supporting the school. He writes that Ashpo is still in debt, and that Occom is looking to lease a farm in Mohegan.

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.

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.

Samson Occom, journal, 1789 May 11 to 1790 January 10

Manuscript Number: 789311

Date: 11 May 1789 to 10 January 1790

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1789 May 11 to 1790 January 10

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels through New York and New England, from May 11, 1789, to January 10, 1790.

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