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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 May 4

Manuscript Number: 761304.1

Date: 4 May 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 May 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he is seeking an incorporation, and that Occom has preached in Wheelock’s pulpit prior to leaving for his mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Manuscript Number: 761515

Date: 15 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Smith, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Occom’s mission to the Oneidas, of the preparations of Samuel Kirtland for mission work, and of the general progress of the charity school. In a postscript, Wheelock states that Occom was educated entirely by him, and not at college.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Rev. Samuel Wood, 1761 November 12

Manuscript Number: 761662.1

Date: 12 November 1761

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Rev. Samuel Wood, 1761 November 12

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Wood, Samuel

Abstract: Williams writes a lengthy letter regarding news of his sister-in-law, events in Great Britain and in the colonies, and the desire of various tribes to receive missionaries. Mention is made of Samson Occom.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 December 1

Manuscript Number: 766651.4

Date: 1 December 1766

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 December 1

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne reports from his travels to scout new Indian students and locations for missions and schools.

Robert Cottle, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 9

Manuscript Number: 766659

Date: 9 December 1766

Title: Robert Cottle, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 9

Author: Cottle, Robert

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Cottle informs Whitaker of potential donors. There is also the text of a notice that Occom will preach the next Sabbath in Frog Lane.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 May 26

Manuscript Number: 767326.2

Date: 26 May 1767

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 May 26

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes to express his desire, and list his reasons, for going to college rather than early into missionary work.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to John Erskine, 1767 June 17

Manuscript Number: 767367.2

Date: 17 June 1767

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to John Erskine, 1767 June 17

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Whitaker writes to Erskine about the terms of the Trust and to debunk charges made against Wheelock that he is promoting Presbyterianism.

Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19

Manuscript Number: 767569

Date: 19 October 1767

Title: Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19

Author: Chamberlain, Alexander Jr.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain copies an excerpt from a London paper about a local appearance by, and the successful fundraising activities of, Whitaker and Occom.

Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1777 January 1

Manuscript Number: 777101

Date: 1 January 1777

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1777 January 1

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Occom writes to thank Thornton for his generosity. He also bemoans the hardships brought on by the war, discusses the importance of keeping the Indians neutral, and asks for Thornton's assistance in getting money from the Society in Scotland for Progating Christian Knowledge.

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