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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 August 25

Manuscript Number768475

Date25 August 1768

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AbstractWheelock writes that Occom refuses to return money that was inadvertently advanced to him; he fears Occom has been given delusions of grandeur by his treatment in England.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 December 23

Manuscript Number768673.1

Date23 December 1768

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AbstractWheelock writes that he advanced Occom money before being informed that the Trust in England had given him an allowance. He proposes that Occom’s “sails were too high” during his tour of Great Britain, but that he seems to be humbling.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1770 January 8

Manuscript Number770108.1

Date8 January 1770

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AbstractWheelock writes to deny reports of his having neglected Kirtland. He mentions Thornton's kindness to Occom and the fact that John Wheatley has been drawn upon for 40 pounds towards Occom's support.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1771 September 9

Manuscript Number771509

Date9 September 1771

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AbstractWheelock thanks Thornton for his assistance, describes the buildings and details expenses for the Charity School. He adds his hopes that Occom has reformed and can be of service again.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 6

Manuscript Number772306

Date6 May 1772

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AbstractWheelock writes that he has asked Occom to go on a mission to Muskingum with David Fowler. He also writes that only three of the College trustees are churchmen, and that he will honor his patrons by not bowing to opponents.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number772323

Date23 May 1772

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AbstractWheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Manuscript Number772425.2

Date25 July 1772

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AbstractWheelock writes that he has drawn on Thornton for 50 pounds to discharge Occom’s debts in the hopes that Occom will go on a mission. He relates other news regarding Occom and Mr. Jewett, and notes that building is complete on the mills and a large barn.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Manuscript Number772523

Date23 September 1772

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AbstractWheelock writes to Thornton about his failures with the Six Nations. Six days later, he writes again about improving prospects, as several boys are coming to the School, and Occom’s former haughtiness is softening. He also writes that the charges against his son Ralph are false.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1773 February 22

Manuscript Number773172.1

Date22 February 1773

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AbstractWheelock informs Thornton of Occom's activities, including that Occom has had a sermon, preached at the execution of an Indian, printed. He also notes that he has drawn more money on Thornton, and mentions his petitions to the King for more land.

Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1776

Manuscript Number776900.2

Date1776

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AbstractOccom writes that he is preaching constantly, yet still needs to draw money in Thornton's name. He voices shock and disbelief on the part of himself and the Indians over news of recent quarrels (the Revolution), and states that each side needs to refrain from recruiting Indians into the war.

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