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

Manuscript Number765310.1

Date10 May 1765


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.

Tobias Shattock, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 16

Manuscript Number765566.1

Date16 October 1765



AbstractShattock writes to Wheelock about his success in obtaining permission from the Boston Commissioners to start a School in Rhode Island, and asks for his support.

Joseph Fish, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 July 30

Manuscript Number766430

Date30 July 1766



AbstractFish writes to Whitaker about his mission to the Narragansetts, and about the visit he and his wife made to Mrs. Whitaker.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Narrangansett tribe, 1767 March 3

Manuscript Number767203.2

Date3 March 1767



AbstractWheelock writes to the Naragansett council requesting that they give their approval to Tobias and John Shattock remaining at school.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Wentworth, 1769 December 5

Manuscript Number769655

Date5 December 1769



AbstractWheelock writes that part of the Narragansett Tribe would like to move to a new settlement; he suggests that they might be given a township on the Connecticut River.

Samson Occom, journal, 1785 December 15 to 1786 January 22

Manuscript Number785665

Date15 December 1785


AbstractOccom details his travels throughout Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts as he preaches among Native, Dutch, and African-American communities.

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

Manuscript Number786661

Date11 December 1786


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.

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