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Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Manuscript Number765621.6

Date21 November 1765


AbstractOccom details the events of his time in Great Britain.

George Whitefield, letter, to Peter Vanbrugh Livingston, 1766 February 27

Manuscript Number766177

Date27 February 1766



AbstractWhitefield writes that Lord Dartmouth proves himself to be America’s friend, that Occom preaches to acceptance and is meeting nobles, and that the king has become a benefactor of Wheelock’s plan.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number766207.1

Date7 March 1766



AbstractWhitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Lord Dartmouth, 1766 September 4

Manuscript Number766504.4

Date4 September 1766



AbstractWheelock asks for Lord Dartmouth’s help in petitioning the King for a grant of land for his Indian Charity School.

Matthew Graves, letter, to the Earl of Dartmouth, 1770 August 5

Manuscript Number770455

Date5 August 1770



AbstractGraves writes that George Whitefield is dead, that Occom has become “vile” after having been “exalted” in England, and that Wheelock is building a new school that will be largely for whites.

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