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Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

Manuscript Number: 764404

Date: 4 July 1764

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: A copy of minutes refer to the formation of the Connecticut board, and to Occom's employment by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America.

Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

Manuscript Number: 764425.2

Date: 25 July 1764

Title: Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

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

Recipient: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, upon the request of the Connecticut Board, votes to release Occom and continue his salary through the end of the year.

Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number: 765530.5

Date: 30 September 1765

Title: Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 September 30

Author: Dakayenensere, Isaac

Recipient: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: On behalf of the Oneida and Tuscarora chiefs, Dakayenensere writes to accept the Board's offer to build mills and instruct the Indians in husbandry.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Johnson, 1767 August 19

Manuscript Number: 767469.2

Date: 19 August 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Johnson, 1767 August 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes on behalf of the Narragansett Indians, who are losing their lands, and requests to know whether the reports of missionaries arriving from Europe are true.

David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 May 21

Manuscript Number: 770321

Date: 25 May 1770

Title: David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 May 21

Author: McClure, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: McClure writes that he has spoken to Occom, who is reluctant to write the Trust in England regarding the school, which Occom believes is now teaching more English than Indians. He also mentions that Whitaker is disliked in England.

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