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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1761 March 25

Manuscript Number: 761225

Date: 25 March 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1761 March 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Peck, Moses

Abstract: Wheelock thanks Peck for the money sent for Occom, and gives an account of Occom’s work since leaving Wheelock’s school.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Manuscript Number: 766211

Date: 11 March 1766

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1766 April 9

Manuscript Number: 766259

Date: 9 April 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1766 April 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Occom about his family’s unmet needs — perhaps because of the influence of the “Antimason Party” — which he supplied on his own account. He cautions Occom not to be involved in the Mason land case, and gives him advice about his son Aaron’s bad behavior.

Mary Fowler Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 November 8

Manuscript Number: 766608.2

Date: 8 November 1766

Title: Mary Fowler Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 November 8

Author: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Mary Occom writes to ask Wheelock to take her son Aaron, who has been behaving badly, under his care in Occom's absence.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Manuscript Number: 766658

Date: 8 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Samuel William Johnson is on his way to England with a document certifying that Occom intends to stay out of the Mason case. He also updates Whitaker on the progress of various missions and relates that David McClure has brought a Mohawk boy to attend the charity school.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Manuscript Number: 767121

Date: 21 January 1767

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom writes from his tour of Great Britain to discuss family business, including money sent to repay debts, and the enrollment of their son at Wheelock’s school.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number: 767162.2

Date: 12 February 1767

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom writes from England of his sorrow regarding the misconduct of Wheelock’s Indian pupils and the problems in caring for his family. He asks that Wheelock instruct Occom’s son Aaron according to the boy’s inclinations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 April 11

Manuscript Number: 767261.4

Date: 11 April 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 April 11

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Kirkland’s visit and of his progress on his mission among the Oneidas. He also relates news of Whitaker's and Occom’s wives, as well as other business related to the Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 August 25

Manuscript Number: 768475

Date: 25 August 1768

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom refuses to return money that was inadvertently advanced to him; he fears Occom has been given delusions of grandeur by his treatment in England.

Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Manuscript Number: 771205.1

Date: 5 March 1771

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheatley, Susanna

Abstract: Occom writes of the dire straits his family is under from lack of provisions, and of his trust in God. His eldest son has recently died. He requests a singing book for his children.

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