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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.

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.

Samson Occom, confession, to The Connecticut Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1769 January 4

Manuscript Number: 769104

Date: 4 January 1769

Title: Samson Occom, confession, to The Connecticut Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1769 January 4

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Occom confesses to being overtaken by strong drink, begs forgiveness and vows to “keep a better watch” over his conduct.

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