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Samuel Ashpo, confession, 1742 February 12

Manuscript Number742162.1

Date12 February 1742

AuthorAshpo, Samuel

AbstractAshpo confesses to forsaking the rules of Christian marriage by taking another wife after discovering that his first wife has been unfaithful.

Benjamin Pomeroy, receipt, 1749 June 27

Manuscript Number749375

Date27 June 1749

AuthorPomeroy, Benjamin

RecipientWilliams, Solomon

AbstractA receipt for 60 pounds towards the support of Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Manuscript Number749506

Date6 September 1749

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOccom, Samson

AbstractWheelock writes to express his belief that Occom should take a school, provided he neither strains his eyes nor renders himself otherwise unavailable to the Honorable Commissioners.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 7

Manuscript Number749507

Date7 September 1749

AuthorWilliams, Solomon

RecipientOccom, Samson

AbstractWilliams advises Occom to follow the advice given by Wheelock (see manuscript 749506).

Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1750 April 16

Manuscript Number750266

Date16 April 1750

AuthorWilliams, Solomon

RecipientOliver, Andrew

AbstractWilliams writes to Oliver that he has advised Occom, who has been successfully teaching the Indians at Montauk for the last six months, to remain with them and await orders from the Commissioners. He includes an extract of a letter from Azariah Horton asking for an extension of Occom's services.

Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Manuscript Number750421

Date21 July 1750

AuthorOccom, Samson

AbstractOccom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Secretary Willard, 1751 July 24

Manuscript Number751424

Date24 July 1751

AuthorWilliams, Solomon

RecipientWillard

AbstractWilliams writes to relate the circumstances regarding Occom's school at Montauk, and the uncertainty of his future there.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1751 October 7

Manuscript Number751557

Date7 October 1751

AuthorWilliams, Solomon

RecipientOliver, Andrew

AbstractWilliams gives his opinion of the recent decision by the Boston Commissioners to send Samson Occom on a mission to Susquehanna and to pay him 20 pounds sterling per annum. He notes that, though Occom intends to marry, he has assured Williams this would not interfere with his missionary work.

Samson Occom, herbal remedies and letter fragment

Manuscript Number754900.2

Date1754

AuthorOccom, Samson

AbstractHerbal remedies and a letter fragment.

Temperance Hannabal, narrative, 1754 February 7

Manuscript Number754157

Date7 February 1754

AuthorHannabal, Temperance

AbstractTemperance Hannabal narrates the story of her religious awakening to Occom.

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