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Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Manuscript Number: 771205.1

Date: 5 March 1771

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheatley, Susanna

Abstract: Occom writes of the dire straits his family is under from lack of provisions, and of his trust in God. His eldest son has recently died. He requests a singing book for his children.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Manuscript Number: 771356

Date: 6 June 1771

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes about his upcoming ordination and possible mission. He relates news of Occom and David Fowler, with brief excerpts of a letter from Fowler.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 July 24

Manuscript Number: 771424

Date: 24 July 1771

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 July 24

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom notes his disinclination to go into the wilderness, and complains bitterly of having been used as an agent and a curiosity in England to collect money for the college. He points out that there are no Indians at the school at present (except "two or three Mollatoes") and that this confirms his suspicion that Wheelock was scheming all along to use the charity for whites.

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