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Benjamin Pomeroy, receipt, 1749 June 27

Manuscript Number: 749375

Date: 27 June 1749

Title: Benjamin Pomeroy, receipt, 1749 June 27

Author: Pomeroy, Benjamin

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: A receipt for 60 pounds towards the support of Occom.

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.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Manuscript Number: 751424

Date: 24 July 1751

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Willard

Abstract: Williams writes to relate the circumstances regarding Occom's school at Montauk, and the uncertainty of his future there.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1751 October 7

Manuscript Number: 751557

Date: 7 October 1751

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1751 October 7

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Williams gives his opinion of the recent decision by the Boston Commissioners to send Samson Occom on a mission to Susquehanna and to pay him 20 pounds sterling per annum. He notes that, though Occom intends to marry, he has assured Williams this would not interfere with his missionary work.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Manuscript Number: 756900.1

Date: 1756

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes about the new Indian charity school, and relates the progress of his students and his hopes for an incorporation from the Crown.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number: 757107

Date: 7 January 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Manuscript Number: 757609

Date: 9 November 1757

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes about Occom's ordination, and speculates as to the where he will ultimately preach.

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.

The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, report on proposed ordination of Occom, 1758 October 4

Manuscript Number: 758554

Date: 4 October 1758

Title: The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, report on proposed ordination of Occom, 1758 October 4

Author: The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: A report from The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge notes that the Board voted on September 27, 1758, not to ordain Occom. It defers to the Long Island Presbytery, and suggests that Occom should remain in Montauk or take up the role of schoolmaster at the mission in New Jersey formerly served by John Brainerd.

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.

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