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Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Manuscript Number: 750421

Date: 21 July 1750

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number: 757107

Date: 7 January 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Manuscript Number: 761290

Date: 1761

Title: Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom records various receipts and expenses collected and incurred in travel to and from Montauk and Oneida in the year 1761.

Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Manuscript Number: 761360.1

Date: 10 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Oliver, Andrew; Hawley, Gideon

Abstract: Wheelock informs Oliver that the Onaquaga chiefs are planning a visit to Boston, and encloses a letter for Gideon Hawley that encourages Hawley to make a visit to Onaquaga, and to oversee Samuel Ashpo as a missionary. He mentions that Occom and David Fowler have set out on their mission to the Six Nations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Manuscript Number: 761625.1

Date: 25 November 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes on the progress of the school and various missions, describes some of his Indian students, notes the support of William Johnson, and touches on Occom’s recent mission to the Oneidas.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number: 763521.2

Date: 21 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

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.

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