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Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Manuscript Number: 750266

Date: 16 April 1750

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Williams writes to Oliver that he has advised Occom, who has been successfully teaching the Indians at Montauk for the last six months, to remain with them and await orders from the Commissioners. He includes an extract of a letter from Azariah Horton asking for an extension of Occom's services.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 December 16

Manuscript Number: 765666

Date: 16 December 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 December 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: This fragment of a letter written by Eleazar Wheelock briefly describes Occom's skills and history as a missionary.

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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