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Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Manuscript Number: 764508.3

Date: 8 September 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom is determined to set out on his long journey despite a scarcity of funding, and leaves his house and other business to be done upon Wheelock’s credit. He informs Wheelock that he has hired Mr. Peabody of Norwich Landing to get the materials that his house requires, and to hire hands and pay them. He notes that his family needs clothing and provisions.

John Smith and Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 December 22

Manuscript Number: 764672

Date: 22 December 1764

Title: John Smith and Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 December 22

Authors: Smith, John; Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith and Peck write regarding the prospective trip to Great Britain.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 11

Manuscript Number: 765311

Date: 11 May 1765

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 11

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield writes to request an account of the school and its finances while he attempts to build support for it. He suggests that Wheelock be the person to accompany Occom on the fundraising trip to Europe.

Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Manuscript Number: 765353

Date: 3 June 1765

Title: Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Author: Finley, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Finley writes that Ralph Wheelock has been working steadily for the school, and that Occom should have more polishing before traveling to Great Britain.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 24

Manuscript Number: 765374.3

Date: 24 June 1765

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 24

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker informs Wheelock that he has convinced David Jewett to attend a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents to address the conflict with Occom. He instructs Wheelock to prepare a testimonial.

John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Manuscript Number: 765511.1

Date: 11 September 1765

Title: John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith repeats the contents of his letter of August 25, which he fears has not arrived, urging that Occom come to England without delay, and detailing the contributions already collected.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number: 765530.3

Date: 30 September 1765

Title: Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Author: Buell, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Buell writes that he has detained Occom at his house as he was on his way to seek a dismission from his service on behalf of the Long Island Presbytery, which Buell opposes. He mentions their recommendation for the proposed fundraising journey to Europe.

Charles Jeffery Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 6

Manuscript Number: 765556.1

Date: 6 October 1765

Title: Charles Jeffery Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 6

Author: Smith, Charles Jeffery

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith writes to Wheelock about the fundraising tour, urging that it be postponed until Spring.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 6

Manuscript Number: 765656.2

Date: 6 December 1765

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 6

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom writes Wheelock regarding arrangements for the trip to London, opposition to the fundraising tour, and his feeling of being called. He notes a mistake in Wheelock’s last Narrative.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 24

Manuscript Number: 765674.2

Date: 12 December 1765

Title: Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 24

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck updates Wheelock on business matters, and notes that Whitaker and Occom have started on their trip.

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