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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.

John Thornton, letter to Eleazer Wheelock, 1768 October 11

Manuscript Number768561

Date11 October 1768



AbstractThornton touches on financial matters and assures Wheelock that the Trust in England is ready to stand by him. He also notes his good opinion of Occom.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 April 26

Manuscript Number771276

Date26 April 1771



AbstractThornton writes that he is grieved at the troubles between Wheelock and Kirtland. He warns that there has been “almost an outcry” over a misuse of the funds raised for the Indian Charity School, and that Whitaker is not well-liked in England. He hopes that reports of Occom drinking are untrue.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number772178

Date28 February 1772



AbstractThornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 June 10

Manuscript Number772360.2

Date10 June 1772



AbstractThornton writes of his belief in unity among sects, mentions that he has paid bills drawn on him by Wheelock to the extent of 175 pounds, and notes that he has had a letter from Occom.

Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1777 January 1

Manuscript Number777101

Date1 January 1777



AbstractOccom writes to thank Thornton for his generosity. He also bemoans the hardships brought on by the war, discusses the importance of keeping the Indians neutral, and asks for Thornton's assistance in getting money from the Society in Scotland for Progating Christian Knowledge.

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