Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

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10.1349/ddlp.807

abstractThe Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, upon the request of the Connecticut Board, votes to release Occom and continue his salary through the end of the year.

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A Letter from the Rev.d M.r Wheelock Secretary to the Board of Correspondents, in the Colony of Connecticut by a Commiſsion of the Society in Scotland for propogating Christian Knowledge, was laid before the Commiſsioners,, signifying therein their desire, that they would release M.r Sampson Occum from his engagements to them, that he might be employed on another Miſsion,, as also ^to^ aſsist him in discharging his Debts — The Board taking the same into consideration came to the following resolution viz.t That it is their mind, that the said Occum be discharged from his Obligations to remain any longer at Mohegan & Nihantic, provided the Correspondents aforesaid will employ him as Miſsionary among the Indians at the Westward, they to acquaint this Board from time to time of his proceedings, whilst he is in the pay of this Society, and that his allowance of £30 — p ann be continued till the expiration of this year, which will be 23.d Feb.y next —
And whereas the Commiſsioners, on their first taking the ſaid M.r Occum into their pay, advanced a Sum of money equal, (as was represented) to what he then owed, that he might attend the Buſineſs of his Miſsion to greater Advantage, & as he now goes into [illegible][guess: the] ^another^ Service, are of Opinion, that it can't be expected, they should do any further, than to continue his Salary to the end of the year as aforesaid —
T Hubbard, Secy: pro Tempore
a true Copy
Commiſsioners at Boſton their Vote releaſing Mr Occom from their Service July 25th 1764.
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