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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 20 June 1771

Manuscript Number771370.1

Date20 June 1771

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AbstractWheelock writes to enumerate his reasons for obtaining an incorporation for his seminary. He also writes that the Society in Scotland will not reply to his letters regarding the funds in their hands; and that Occom, about whom Wheelock has heard rumours of drunkenness, has not replied to recent offers of missionary work.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Manuscript Number772312.1

Date12 May 1772

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AbstractThornton sends a copy of a letter from the Trustees in England to Occom (dated May 5, 1772), granting him 50 pounds, then 25 pounds a year to Christianize Indians. Thornton also exhorts Wheelock to be more charitable in his judgment towards Kirkland and Occom, both of whom he admires.