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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.

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.

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