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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Manuscript Number: 771122.1

Date: 22 January 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: A copy of a letter in which Wheelock expresses his sorrow at Occom's repeated and aggravated fall from virtue. Wheelock writes that if Occom and David Fowler will settle their families among remote tribes, Wheelock will pay David as much as any schoolmaster sent by the Boston Commissioners.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Manuscript Number: 771122

Date: 22 January 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 January 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock expresses sorrow at Occom’s repeated and aggravated falls from virtue. He writes that if Occom and his brother-in-law David will go on a mission, Wheelock will give David as much as any schoolmaster sent by the Boston Commissioners.

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.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 April 26

Manuscript Number: 771276

Date: 26 April 1771

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 April 26

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes that he is grieved at the troubles between Wheelock and Kirtland. He warns that there has been “almost an outcry” over a misuse of the funds raised for the Indian Charity School, and that Whitaker is not well-liked in England. He hopes that reports of Occom drinking are untrue.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 20 June 1771

Manuscript Number: 771370.1

Date: 20 June 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 20 June 1771

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Trust in England

Abstract: Wheelock writes to enumerate his reasons for obtaining an incorporation for his seminary. He also writes that the Society in Scotland will not reply to his letters regarding the funds in their hands; and that Occom, about whom Wheelock has heard rumours of drunkenness, has not replied to recent offers of missionary work.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 August 15

Manuscript Number: 771465

Date: 15 August 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1771 August 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes a strongly worded rebuttal of Occom’s criticisms regarding Wheelock’s withdrawl from Indian education.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1771 September 9

Manuscript Number: 771509

Date: 9 September 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1771 September 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock thanks Thornton for his assistance, describes the buildings and details expenses for the Charity School. He adds his hopes that Occom has reformed and can be of service again.

Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 October 11

Manuscript Number: 771561.1

Date: 11 October 1771

Title: Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 October 11

Author: Wheelock, Rodulphus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Ralph Wheelock updates his father on his travels and his illness. He mentions his sorrow at Maltby's death and a meeting with Occom.

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