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

Manuscript Number757107

Date7 January 1757

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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Manuscript Number757609

Date9 November 1757

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AbstractWheelock writes about Occom's ordination, and speculates as to the where he will ultimately preach.

The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, report on proposed ordination of Occom, 1758 October 4

Manuscript Number758554

Date4 October 1758

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AbstractA report from The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge notes that the Board voted on September 27, 1758, not to ordain Occom. It defers to the Long Island Presbytery, and suggests that Occom should remain in Montauk or take up the role of schoolmaster at the mission in New Jersey formerly served by John Brainerd.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Manuscript Number758567.1

Date17 October 1758

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AbstractBuell writes that Occom should be sent on a mission to Virginia and, therefore, ordained as soon as possible.

Andrew Oliver, report, 1758 November 14

Manuscript Number758614

Date14 November 1758

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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Manuscript Number759603

Date3 November 1759

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AbstractWheelock writes of the progress at his school, and of the conditions under which he looks for more Indian pupils as well as public charity. He also mentions the ordination of Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 17

Manuscript Number765617

Date17 November 1765

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AbstractWheelock describes Occom's history and recommends him to the "kindess, charity and respect of all Christian people" while Occom travels abroad.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Messrs. Peck, Mason, and Austin, 1766 November 5

Manuscript Number766605.2

Date5 November 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes, for possible publication, to correct assertions made by the New England Company about its relationship to, and support of, Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1766 November 5

Manuscript Number766605.3

Date5 November 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes, for possible publication, to correct assertions made by the New England Company about its relationship to, and support of, Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Manuscript Number766654.1

Date4 December 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes to Keen about money matters, selecting a potential site for the School, and the controversy regarding the letter sent to England by the New England Company. He also introduces William Samuel Johnson, newly appointed as Special agent for the Colony of Connecticut.

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