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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, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 June 24

Manuscript Number: 761374

Date: 24 June 1761

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 June 24

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom reports from New York that collections were taken and recommendations written in support of his mission.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number: 761404

Date: 4 July 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Manuscript Number: 761522

Date: 22 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock describes the progress of Occom's mission to the Oneidas, mentions a land dispute in Pennsylvania, and reports on the progress of his school. Mention is made of Kirtland's missionary training.

Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20

Manuscript Number: 761570

Date: 20 October 1761

Title: Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20

Author: DeBerdt, Dennys

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: DeBerdt writes regarding, among other things, money raised for Occom, preparations for war, and the health of Whitefield.

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.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine 1764 September 9

Manuscript Number: 764529

Date: 9 September 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine 1764 September 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom was unable to join General Johnson on his way to visit remote tribes, and details George Whitefield's activities during his visit to America, including his plan to take Occom to England to raise funds for the school. Wheelock also discusses the supplies needed for schools among the Indians.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Manuscript Number: 765169.2

Date: 19 February 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Livingston, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom has had to return home from his mission, that the petition for incorporation has been postponed, and that the king would like the school to be moved to the Illinois River and put under Episcopal management.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Manuscript Number: 765304

Date: 4 May 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes a long letter to Whitefield, detailing the events and outcome of the Occom-Jewett controversy, news about activities related to the School, and the plan to send Occom to fundraise in England.

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