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Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Manuscript Number: 765114.1

Date: 14 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Smith, William Peartree; The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Wheelock writes to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge about the missionaries and school masters he has educated at his Indian Charity school, and asks them to allow John Brainerd to solicit funds in Europe to support it. Also included is a note to William Peartree Smith asking him to respond with the Board's decision as soon as possible.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25

Manuscript Number: 765175

Date: 25 February 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25

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

Abstract: Minutes of "some things to be acted on" at a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents. These include the prospective fundraising trip to England, as well as an article of complaint against Occom.

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Manuscript Number: 765310.1

Date: 10 May 1765

Title: Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

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

Abstract: The Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 11

Manuscript Number: 765311

Date: 11 May 1765

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 11

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield writes to request an account of the school and its finances while he attempts to build support for it. He suggests that Wheelock be the person to accompany Occom on the fundraising trip to Europe.

Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Manuscript Number: 765353

Date: 3 June 1765

Title: Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Author: Finley, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Finley writes that Ralph Wheelock has been working steadily for the school, and that Occom should have more polishing before traveling to Great Britain.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1765 June 12

Manuscript Number: 765362.2

Date: 12 June 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1765 June 12

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes to tell DeBerdt of traveling with Occom and others to collect donations for the School, and to notify him that Occom and company should arrive in England in the fall.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Savage, 1765 June 12

Manuscript Number: 765362.1

Date: 1765 June 12

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Savage, 1765 June 12

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Savage, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to thank Savage for his gift of £20, and to tell him about his and Occom's travels to collect donations for the School.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 24

Manuscript Number: 765374.3

Date: 24 June 1765

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 24

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker informs Wheelock that he has convinced David Jewett to attend a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents to address the conflict with Occom. He instructs Wheelock to prepare a testimonial.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

Manuscript Number: 765402.2

Date: 2 July 1765

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

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

Abstract: Minutes record the vote on several issues pertaining to the fundraising trip to Great Britain, and on Jewett’s letter clearing Occom’s character of the charges against him.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

Manuscript Number: 765417.4

Date: 17 July 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

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

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: The Connecticut Board writes to Sir William Johnson, seeking his advice and support for a plan to send Wheelock and Whitaker to Europe to raise funds for the Indian Charity School, and to obtain a Royal Charter for a new location. Wheelock appends a note saying that he forgot to enclose the Board’s letter with one written by Wheelock and sent by Occom.

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