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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.

State of New York, resolution, 1791 February 24

Manuscript Number: 791174

Date: 24 February 1791

Title: State of New York, resolution, 1791 February 24

Author: New York State Legislature

Abstract: The NY State Assembly and Senate grant Occom 15 pounds to pay his expenses in attending the legislature on behalf of the Brothertown and New Stockbridge Indians. Also, Samson Occom’s receipt for the sum.

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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