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Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Manuscript Number: 765621.6

Date: 21 November 1765

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details the events of his time in Great Britain.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 29

Manuscript Number: 766329.1

Date: 29 May 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 29

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes that Occom is recovered from his dysentary, and requests an account of all the money received from the London Commissioners. He reports on money already subscribed and on Mr. Penn’s gift, and hints at possible trouble to come from enemies of the design.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Manuscript Number: 768614

Date: 14 November 1768

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes that the trust in England has sent its Declaration of Trust, and has agreed to pay Samuel Kirkland a hundred pounds. He also discusses the Charity School accounts and requests that Wheelock send narratives of the conversion of Indians. An account of donors and money donated is included.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Wentworth, 1769 December 5

Manuscript Number: 769655

Date: 5 December 1769

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Wentworth, 1769 December 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Wentworth, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that part of the Narragansett Tribe would like to move to a new settlement; he suggests that they might be given a township on the Connecticut River.

John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 February 29

Manuscript Number: 770179

Date: 29 February 1770

Title: John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 February 29

Author: Shattock, John Jr.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Shattock thanks Wheelock for applying to Governor Wentworth on behalf of his tribe, the Narragansetts.

John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 March 26

Manuscript Number: 770226.2

Date: 26 March 1770

Title: John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 March 26

Author: Shattock, John Jr.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Shattock tells Wheelock that his tribe, the Narragansetts, do not wish to move to New Hampshire on account of the colder climate.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 February 24

Manuscript Number: 772174.1

Date: 24 February 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 February 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: In response to Occom's query/admonition, Wheelock asserts that the first and most important purpose of the college is Indian education.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

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