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Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

Manuscript Number763900.9

Date1763

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AbstractAn apparent draft of manuscript 764410.2, which informs the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. The Connecticut board proposes that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that the board's intention is to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

Manuscript Number764404

Date4 July 1764

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AbstractA copy of minutes refer to the formation of the Connecticut board, and to Occom's employment by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, 1764 July 9

Manuscript Number764409

Date9 July 1764

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AbstractAs secretary of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, Wheelock writes to the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, asking that it release Occom from its employ and pay him the 30 pounds that was promised him.

Solomon Williams and Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 10

Manuscript Number764410.2

Date10 July 1764

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AbstractWilliams and Wheelock write to inform the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. They state that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that they hope to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

Manuscript Number764425.2

Date25 July 1764

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AbstractThe Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, upon the request of the Connecticut Board, votes to release Occom and continue his salary through the end of the year.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Manuscript Number764457

Date7 August 1764

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AbstractWheelock writes that Occom is to be sent on a mission to the distant tribes, but that money is needed to finance the trip. He also updates Whitefield on various new students.

Copy, Samson Occom's Commission from the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 August 13

Manuscript Number764463

Date13 August 1764

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AbstractA contemporary copy of a commission authorizing Samson Occom, along with David Fowler, to undertake a mission to the Six Nations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to General Gage, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number764475.1

Date25 August 1764

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AbstractWheelock writes to General Thomas Gage to ask him to give Occom, the bearer of the letter, a recommendation to carry with him on his mission.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number764475.2

Date25 August 1764

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AbstractWheelock writes to Johnson asking him to oversee Occom’s proposals to the Six Nations to receive missionaries and school teachers. He also asks that Johnson select 15 or 20 Indians of both sexes for education at the Indian Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Henry Sherburne, 1764 August 29

Manuscript Number764479

Date29 August 1764

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AbstractWheelock encloses a copy of a commission from the Honorable Society in Scotland, and informs Sherburne of Occom's prospective mission.

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