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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.

David Jewett, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1765 June 27

Manuscript Number: 765376.2

Date: 27 June 1765

Title: David Jewett, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1765 June 27

Author: Jewett, David

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Jewett writes that his dispute with Occom has been resolved. He excerpts a letter from Occom.

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.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September

Manuscript Number: 766540

Date: September 1766

Title: Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck encloses a bill, and copies a letter from Whitefield to Mason regarding the controversy involving Occom and the New England Company.

Samson Occom, journal, 1786 December 11 to 1787 April 7

Manuscript Number: 786661

Date: 11 December 1786

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1786 December 11 to 1787 April 7

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom describes his travels as an itinerant preacher through Connecticut and New York. He also relates an episode involving a rumour that his son Aaron has been arrested for murder.

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