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Andrew Oliver, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1757 November 28

Manuscript Number: 757628.1

Date: 28 November 1757

Title: Andrew Oliver, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1757 November 28

Author: Oliver, Andrew

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Oliver writes that he does not approve of an ordination for Samson Occom at present, since only the Niantics would benefit. There is no allowance now for a new mission.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Manuscript Number: 758567.1

Date: 17 October 1758

Title: Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Author: Buell, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Buell writes that Occom should be sent on a mission to Virginia and, therefore, ordained as soon as possible.

Andrew Oliver, report, 1758 November 14

Manuscript Number: 758614

Date: 14 November 1758

Title: Andrew Oliver, report, 1758 November 14

Author: Oliver, Andrew

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Andrew Oliver forwards to Wheelock the recommendation of the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge regarding Occom’s ordination and the options for Occom’s future employment.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 8

Manuscript Number: 761108

Date: 1761 January 8

Title: Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 8

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck encloses £3, 16 shillings for Occom's aid, and asks for an account of Occom's work.

William Whitwell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 27

Manuscript Number: 761127

Date: 27 January 1761

Title: William Whitwell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 27

Author: Whitwell, William

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitwell writes on behalf of the "Private Society," enclosing eight pounds for the support of Occom.

William Hyslop, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 March 30

Manuscript Number: 761230.2

Date: 30 March 1761

Title: William Hyslop, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 March 30

Author: Hyslop, William

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Hyslop encloses 13 pounds, four shillings for the relief of Occom.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 June 24

Manuscript Number: 761374

Date: 24 June 1761

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 June 24

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom reports from New York that collections were taken and recommendations written in support of his mission.

Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 August 31

Manuscript Number: 761481

Date: 31 August 1761

Title: Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 August 31

Author: DeBerdt, Dennys

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: DeBerdt writes regarding various donations and fundraising efforts.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 September 25

Manuscript Number: 761525

Date: 25 September 1761

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 September 25

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom states that he has written three letters to Wheelock and has not heard back. He describes his misfortunes (the escape of his mare, his inability to read or write due to eye strain), but remains hopeful that he will be of use to the Oneidas.

Samuel Hopkins, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 September 30

Manuscript Number: 761530

Date: 30 September 1761

Title: Samuel Hopkins, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 September 30

Author: Hopkins, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Hopkins writes Wheelock about reports that Occom lacks tact in his dealings with the Oneidas, and that he is instructing them to leave off their Indian ways. He suggests that Occom may not be right for an Indian mission.

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