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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 August 25

Manuscript Number768475

Date25 August 1768

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientThornton, John

AbstractWheelock writes that Occom refuses to return money that was inadvertently advanced to him; he fears Occom has been given delusions of grandeur by his treatment in England.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 December 23

Manuscript Number768673.1

Date23 December 1768

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientThornton, John

AbstractWheelock writes that he advanced Occom money before being informed that the Trust in England had given him an allowance. He proposes that Occom’s “sails were too high” during his tour of Great Britain, but that he seems to be humbling.

Nathaniel Wheatley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 January 2

Manuscript Number770102

Date2 January 1770

AuthorWheatley, Nathaniel

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractWheatley writes that he has drawn 40 pounds on John Thornton for Occom.

John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 March 26

Manuscript Number770226.2

Date26 March 1770

AuthorShattock, John Jr.

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractShattock tells Wheelock that his tribe, the Narragansetts, do not wish to move to New Hampshire on account of the colder climate.

Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Manuscript Number771205.1

Date5 March 1771

AuthorOccom, Samson

RecipientWheatley, Susanna

AbstractOccom 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.