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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.

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.

John Sergeant, letter, to Peter Thacher, 1788 May 19

Manuscript Number: 788319

Date: 19 May 1788

Title: John Sergeant, letter, to Peter Thacher, 1788 May 19

Author: Sergeant, Jr., John

Recipient: Thacher, Peter

Abstract: Sergeant writes of a division within the Stockbridge Tribe regarding his position as minister, as opposed to Occom's. He reports that Occom has been resorting to unkind means to support his own position.

Samson Occom, letter, to a Minister of Albany, 1791 December 26

Manuscript Number: 791676

Date: 26 December 1791

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to a Minister of Albany, 1791 December 26

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom writes that he cannot attend an ordination due to ill health, that he has moved to Munhegunnack (or New Stockbridge), and that many Indians are coming to New Stockbridge to hear preaching.

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.

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