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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.

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.

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