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Samson Occom, receipts and expenses, 1761

Manuscript Number761290

Date1761

Author

AbstractOccom records various receipts and expenses collected and incurred in travel to and from Montauk and Oneida in the year 1761.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number764318.1

Date18 May 1764

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Recipient

AbstractWheelock requests Whitefield’s help in drawing up a memorial to the Assembly. He comments on Occom’s work, which received good acceptance from Indians at Mohegan and Niantic, and discusses dissatisfaction with the Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Manuscript Number765114.1

Date14 January 1765

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Recipients;

AbstractWheelock writes to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge about the missionaries and school masters he has educated at his Indian Charity school, and asks them to allow John Brainerd to solicit funds in Europe to support it. Also included is a note to William Peartree Smith asking him to respond with the Board's decision as soon as possible.

Daniel Bull, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 January 22

Manuscript Number765122

Date22 January 1765

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Recipient

AbstractBull writes that the Indian girl, whom Wheelock had committed to his care, has arrived.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 2

Manuscript Number765302.2

Date2 May 1765

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Recipient

AbstractFowler writes to Wheelock about his intention to marry Amy Johnson, and states that he has bought her a ring. He also writes of his worries concerning her health.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Manuscript Number765304

Date4 May 1765

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Recipient

AbstractWheelock writes a long letter to Whitefield, detailing the events and outcome of the Occom-Jewett controversy, news about activities related to the School, and the plan to send Occom to fundraise in England.

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Manuscript Number765310.1

Date10 May 1765

Author

AbstractThe Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Huntington, 13 May 1765

Manuscript Number765313.3

Date13 May 1765

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Recipient

AbstractWheelock relates the meeting of the board at which Occom and Jewett resolved their differences.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 August 17

Manuscript Number765467

Date1765 August 17

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Recipient

AbstractWoolley asks Wheelock to write to Mr. Garrett about Woolley's proposal to his daughter Hannah.

Blackleach Burritt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 27

Manuscript Number766227

Date27 March 1766

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Recipient

AbstractBurritt, reluctant yet undecided regarding Wheelock's invitation to become a missionary among the Indians, requests more information.

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