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Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

Manuscript Number: 763900.9

Date: 1763

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: An apparent draft of manuscript 764410.2, which informs the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. The Connecticut board proposes that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that the board's intention is to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Manuscript Number: 763127

Date: 27 January 1763

Title: Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Author: Hawley, Gideon

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Hawley writes to tell of Occom's lack of tact in dealing with the Oneidas.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 February 17

Manuscript Number: 763167

Date: 17 February 1763

Title: Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 February 17

Author: Clelland, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Clelland writes an informal letter discussing the poor state of local Indian affairs.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1763 March 5

Manuscript Number: 763205.1

Date: 5 March 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1763 March 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes to request that DeBerdt show his proposal regarding a tract of land to various gentlemen in England. He also mentions the need for books, globes, and maps; and that Smith, Occom, and Ashpo are all on missions.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 April 9

Manuscript Number: 763259

Date: 9 April 1763

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 April 9

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley confesses temptations to Wheelock, and begs Wheelock to pray for him and to write and offer guidance.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1763 June 1

Manuscript Number: 763351

Date: 1 June 1763

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1763 June 1

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: On the eve of his departure for a mission, Occom writes with instructions for management of the farm in his absence.

Samuel Ashpo, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 August 15

Manuscript Number: 763465.3

Date: 15 August 1763

Title: Samuel Ashpo, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 August 15

Author: Ashpo, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Ashpo writes that C.J. Smith has left his mission, and that Onaquaga is in want of missionaries. Ashpo suggests that he will go preach.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Manuscript Number: 763508.1

Date: 8 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Forfitt, Benjamin

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Forfitt thanking him for sending a chest of books for the School, and detailing troubles with the Indians that have prevented the missions of Charles Jeffrey Smith, Occom and Ashpo.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number: 763521.2

Date: 21 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

Jacob Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 October 21

Manuscript Number: 763571.2

Date: 21 October 1763

Title: Jacob Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 October 21

Author: Woolley, Jacob

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes that he is going away from School not for good, but to pay a debt he owes for liquor.

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