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Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Manuscript Number: 761290

Date: 1761

Title: Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom records various receipts and expenses collected and incurred in travel to and from Montauk and Oneida in the year 1761.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 23

Manuscript Number: 765673

Date: 23 December 1765

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 23

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission about the bad state of affairs among the Canajoharie Mohawks, and about how the Indian teachers sent out by Wheelock refuse to obey him.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Manuscript Number: 766424

Date: 24 July 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitefield on the missions of Kirkland and others.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Manuscript Number: 767427.2

Date: 27 July 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the desperate situation faced by Samuel Kirkland and the Indians at Oneida. He quotes liberally from Kirkland's letters, and mentions that David Fowler has undertaken a 400-mile journey on foot to secure aid.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Manuscript Number: 767558.1

Date: 8 October 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Trust in England

Abstract: Wheelock copies an extract from his son Ralph’s journal describing a trip to Oneida Country, and relates the progress of the mission work there.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Manuscript Number: 768363.1

Date: 13 June 1768

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne writes that the missionary party has arrived at Kanawalohale, and that the Oneidas there have received them well. He also writes that they are having trouble securing an interpreter, and relates other matters of interest.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Manuscript Number: 768560.2

Date: 10 October 1768

Title: Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Author: Johnson, Jacob W.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes that a number of wealthy men have come to the congress and are enticing the Indians into selling their lands. Johnson has been going among the Indians trying to keep them from selling.

Samson Occom, Journal, 1786 June 26

Manuscript Number: 786376

Date: 26 June 1786

Title: Samson Occom, Journal, 1786 June 26

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels during the second half of 1786. As Occom notes, he spends a great deal of time among the Dutch.

Samson Occom, journal, 1774 July 8 to August 14

Manuscript Number: 774408.2

Date: 8 July to 14 August 1774

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1774 July 8 to August 14

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom documents his and David Fowler's travels from Mohegan to Indian communities in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and New York. The death of William Johnson, and the battles between the Shawnees and the Virginians are mentioned.

Samson Occom, journal, 1787 December 10 to 1788 August 10

Manuscript Number: 787660.1

Date: 10 December 1787 to 10 August 1788

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1787 December 10 to 1788 August 10

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his activities as an intinerant preacher and tribal leader as he travels throughout Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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