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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.

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.

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.

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