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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.

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, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1765 July 4

Manuscript Number: 765404.1

Date: 1765 July 4

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1765 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Williams about soliciting the help of Sir William Johnson.

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.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Manuscript Number: 765429.1

Date: 29 July 1765

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission with an account of work among the Indians, occurrences of problem drinking, a funeral, and weddings.

John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Manuscript Number: 765511.1

Date: 11 September 1765

Title: John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith repeats the contents of his letter of August 25, which he fears has not arrived, urging that Occom come to England without delay, and detailing the contributions already collected.

Minutes of the meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 September 18

Manuscript Number: 765518

Date: 18 September 1765

Title: Minutes of the meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 September 18

Abstract: Two copies of minutes from a meeting of the Connecticut Board that approve Wheelock’s expenses for the School, and list items to be considered, including sending Whitaker and Occom to Europe.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24

Manuscript Number: 765524

Date: 24 September 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24

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

Recipient: Presbytery of Suffolk County

Abstract: The Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge writes seeking assistance from the Long Island Presbytery to offset Occom’s debts. Document also includes minutes from a meeting of the Board, with what appear to be mentions of other letters written to different organizations.

Tobias Shattock, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 16

Manuscript Number: 765566.1

Date: 16 October 1765

Title: Tobias Shattock, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 16

Author: Shattock, Tobias

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Shattock writes to Wheelock about his success in obtaining permission from the Boston Commissioners to start a School in Rhode Island, and asks for his support.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 6

Manuscript Number: 765656.2

Date: 6 December 1765

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 6

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom writes Wheelock regarding arrangements for the trip to London, opposition to the fundraising tour, and his feeling of being called. He notes a mistake in Wheelock’s last Narrative.

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