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



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. Mr. 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 Mr. Samson Occom from his engagements to them, that he might be employed on another commission, as also to assist him in discharging his Debts — The Board taking the same into consideration came to the following resolution viz. That it is their mind, that the said Occom be discharged from his Obligations to remain any longer at Mohegan and Niantic, 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 — per annum be continued 'til the expiration of this year, which will be 23rd February next —
And whereas the Commissioners, on their first taking the said Mr. Occom 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, and as he now goes into 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, Secretary: pro Tempore
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Commissioners at Boston their Vote releasing Mr. Occom from their Service July 25th 1764.