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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.

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

Manuscript Number751424

Date24 July 1751

AuthorWilliams, Solomon


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

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Manuscript Number756900.1


AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOliver, Andrew

AbstractWheelock writes about the new Indian charity school, and relates the progress of his students and his hopes for an incorporation from the Crown.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman and The Boston Commissioners, February 1756

Manuscript Number756190

DateFebruary 1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientsHenchman; Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

AbstractWheelock describes Occom's duties, notes that Occom is in debt, and proposes that he be given aid.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman, 1756 September 20

Manuscript Number756520

Date20 September 1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar


AbstractWheelock writes a draft of a letter discussing the intended charter for the Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number757107

Date7 January 1757

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOccom, Samson

AbstractWheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

Andrew Oliver, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1757 November 28

Manuscript Number757628.1

Date28 November 1757

AuthorOliver, Andrew

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractOliver writes that he does not approve of an ordination for Samson Occom at present, since only the Niantics would benefit. There is no allowance now for a new mission.

Andrew Oliver, report, 1758 November 14

Manuscript Number758614

Date14 November 1758

AuthorOliver, Andrew

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractAndrew Oliver forwards to Wheelock the recommendation of the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge regarding Occom’s ordination and the options for Occom’s future employment.

Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Manuscript Number761290


AuthorOccom, Samson

AbstractOccom records various receipts and expenses collected and incurred in travel to and from Montauk and Oneida in the year 1761.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 January 8

Manuscript Number761108

Date1761 January 8

AuthorPeck, Moses

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractPeck encloses £3, 16 shillings for Occom's aid, and asks for an account of Occom's work.

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