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Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Manuscript Number: 750421

Date: 21 July 1750

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number: 761153

Date: 3 February 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Mather, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number: 763521.2

Date: 21 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

Manuscript Number: 764404

Date: 4 July 1764

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

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

Abstract: A copy of minutes refer to the formation of the Connecticut board, and to Occom's employment by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America.

Joseph Fish, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 July 30

Manuscript Number: 766430

Date: 30 July 1766

Title: Joseph Fish, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 July 30

Author: Fish, Joseph

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Fish writes to Whitaker about his mission to the Narragansetts, and about the visit he and his wife made to Mrs. Whitaker.

Samson Occom, letter, to Rev. Mr. Fish, 1770 November 16

Manuscript Number: 770616

Date: 16 November 1770

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Rev. Mr. Fish, 1770 November 16

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Fish, Joseph

Abstract: Occom writes he is willing to release Jacob Fowler from his employ, and let Fowler keep school at Stonington, but that the allowance for schoolmasters there is too small.

Joseph Fish, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 January 30. John Shattock, letter, to Joseph Fish, 1770 December 30. Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Alexander Moubray, 1771 October 15.

Manuscript Number: 771130

Date: 30 January 1771

Title: Joseph Fish, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 January 30. John Shattock, letter, to Joseph Fish, 1770 December 30. Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Alexander Moubray, 1771 October 15.

Authors: Fish, Joseph; Shattock, John Sr.; Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Wheelock, Eleazar; Fish, Joseph; Moubray, Alexander

Abstract: Multi-sectioned letter: Fish, writing to Wheelock, encloses a copy of a letter written by Shattock about his son John’s death, and asks Wheelock to pass on the news to people in Scotland and England. Wheelock writes to Alexander Moubray in Edinburgh.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 July 24

Manuscript Number: 771424

Date: 24 July 1771

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 July 24

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom notes his disinclination to go into the wilderness, and complains bitterly of having been used as an agent and a curiosity in England to collect money for the college. He points out that there are no Indians at the school at present (except "two or three Mollatoes") and that this confirms his suspicion that Wheelock was scheming all along to use the charity for whites.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 July 13

Manuscript Number: 772413.2

Date: 13 July 1772

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 July 13

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom expresses his strong desire to have three or four days to spend with Wheelock, as well as his disappointment that Wheelock did not visit him when he was traveling nearby. Occom notes that he does not plan to go on a mission until spring, but that he has plenty of work preaching.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Manuscript Number: 773674.1

Date: 24 December 1773

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipients: Niantic Tribe; Mohegan Tribe; Groton Pequots; Stonington Pequots; Narragansett Tribe; Montaukett Tribe

Abstract: On behalf of himself and six other Indian signatories, Johnson strongly urges each tribe to send a delegate to confer with the Oneidas and Sir William Johnson on the subject of lands.

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