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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1765 January 7

Manuscript Number: 765107.1

Date: 7 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1765 January 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Williams urging that plans be laid for a fundraising trip to England. He also reports on the arrival of Theophilus Chamberlain, and possible plans for a mission.

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.

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.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Manuscript Number: 765615

Date: 15 November 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Wheelock recommends Whitaker and the Charity School to potential donors in England, Scotland and Ireland.

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.

Susanna Wheatley, letter, to Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, 1765 December 31

Manuscript Number: 765681.2

Date: 31 December 1765

Title: Susanna Wheatley, letter, to Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, 1765 December 31

Author: Wheatley, Susanna

Recipients: Occom, Samson; Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheatley writes to Occom and Whitaker, sending her good wishes for their mission in England, and promising to assist their families left behind.

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