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Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 May 14

Manuscript Number769313

Date14 May 1769

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AbstractJohnson writes that, if Huntington should go to Oneida Country, it is important that he learn the Indian language. Johnson strongly urges Wheelock to employ a professor of Indian language, and counsels him not to send Ralph Wheelock on a mission before meeting with Mr. Kirtland.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 June 15

Manuscript Number769365

Date15 June 1769

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AbstractJohnson writes about the prospect of war among the western nations of Indians.

Samson Occom, letter to Eleazer Wheelock, 1770 March 6

Manuscript Number770206.2

Date6 March 1770

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AbstractOccom relates the visit of an English gentleman, who told him that the Indians at Oneida are disaffected towards Mr. Kirtland and are not all attending his ministry. He says he would visit Wheelock but he has no horse.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 July 24

Manuscript Number771424

Date24 July 1771

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AbstractOccom notes his disinclination to go into the wilderness, and complains bitterly of having been used as an agent and a curiosity in England to collect money for the college. He points out that there are no Indians at the school at present (except "two or three Mollatoes") and that this confirms his suspicion that Wheelock was scheming all along to use the charity for whites.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Manuscript Number773674.1

Date24 December 1773

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AbstractOn behalf of himself and six other Indian signatories, Johnson strongly urges each tribe to send a delegate to confer with the Oneidas and Sir William Johnson on the subject of lands.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 May 2

Manuscript Number774302

Date2 May 1774

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AbstractJohnson writes of his doubt regarding his true Christian spirit, his work as a preacher and schoolmaster, the developments regarding settling in Oneida country, and his poverty.

Abraham Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 October 17

Manuscript Number774567.2

Date17 October 1774

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AbstractSimon writes to say that he must keep school to earn money. He promises to repay a past debt to Wheelock as soon as possible and asks for a recommendation, and for help in obtaining money from the sale of his house, which has been purchased by Jacob Fowler. He requests that Wheelock not inform anyone of his whereabouts.

Samson Occom, journal, 1786 December 11 to 1787 April 7

Manuscript Number786661

Date11 December 1786

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AbstractOccom describes his travels as an itinerant preacher through Connecticut and New York. He also relates an episode involving a rumour that his son Aaron has been arrested for murder.

Samson Occom, journal, 1787 April 6

Manuscript Number787256

Date6 April 1787

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AbstractOccom details his travels as an itinerant preacher through Long Island, Southern New England and Eastern New York.

Samson Occom, journal, 1743 December 6 to 1748 November 29

Manuscript Number743656

Date6 December 1743 to 29 November 1748

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AbstractOccom records his travels from 6 December 1743, to 29 November 1748.

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