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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Manuscript Number: 757609

Date: 9 November 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes about Occom's ordination, and speculates as to the where he will ultimately preach.

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.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 September 26

Manuscript Number: 764526.2

Date: 26 September 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 September 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock addresses the various conflicts regarding Occom and his employers, would-be and otherwise.

Samuel Niles and Edward Deake, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 January 15

Manuscript Number: 767115.1

Date: 15 January 1767

Title: Samuel Niles and Edward Deake, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 January 15

Authors: Niles, Samuel; Deake, Edward

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Niles and Deake write to thank Wheelock for admitting Niles’s (spiritual) son, Toby, to his school and for his educational efforts.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 July 24

Manuscript Number: 771424

Date: 24 July 1771

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 July 24

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom notes his disinclination to go into the wilderness, and complains bitterly of having been used as an agent and a curiosity in England to collect money for the college. He points out that there are no Indians at the school at present (except "two or three Mollatoes") and that this confirms his suspicion that Wheelock was scheming all along to use the charity for whites.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Manuscript Number: 773674.1

Date: 24 December 1773

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipients: Niantic Tribe; Mohegan Tribe; Groton Pequots; Stonington Pequots; Narragansett Tribe; Montaukett Tribe

Abstract: On behalf of himself and six other Indian signatories, Johnson strongly urges each tribe to send a delegate to confer with the Oneidas and Sir William Johnson on the subject of lands.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 May 2

Manuscript Number: 774302

Date: 2 May 1774

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 May 2

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes of his doubt regarding his true Christian spirit, his work as a preacher and schoolmaster, the developments regarding settling in Oneida country, and his poverty.

Samson Occom, letter, to Benjamin Garrett, 1784 August 21

Manuscript Number: 784471

Date: 21 August 1784

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Benjamin Garrett, 1784 August 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Garrett, Benjamin

Abstract: Occom writes to say that he has written to the Indians at Oneida and notified them of Garrett's imminent arrival. He also includes a recommendation for Garrett to aid him on his journey.

Samson Occom, Petition, to the Connecticut General Assembly, 1785

Manuscript Number: 785340

Date: May 1785

Title: Samson Occom, Petition, to the Connecticut General Assembly, 1785

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Colony of Connecticut

Abstract: Occom writes on behalf of five other signatories representing Mohegan and Niantic Indians, to express dismay over restrictive fishing prohibitions and to petition for their removal.

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