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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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