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Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Manuscript Number750421

Date21 July 1750

Author

AbstractOccom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.

Samuel Buell and James Brown, recommendation of Occom, 1758 March 21

Manuscript Number758221

Date21 March 1758

Authors;

AbstractBuell and Brown, ministers of Long Island, recommend Occom and commend his work with the Montauk Indians.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Manuscript Number758567.1

Date17 October 1758

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Recipient

AbstractBuell writes that Occom should be sent on a mission to Virginia and, therefore, ordained as soon as possible.

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 Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number761153

Date3 February 1761

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Recipient

AbstractWheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number765530.3

Date30 September 1765

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Recipient

AbstractBuell writes that he has detained Occom at his house as he was on his way to seek a dismission from his service on behalf of the Long Island Presbytery, which Buell opposes. He mentions their recommendation for the proposed fundraising journey to Europe.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 4

Manuscript Number765554.2

Date4 October 1765

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Recipient

AbstractOccom requests the use of a Negro and a yoke of Oxen.

Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Manuscript Number765621.6

Date21 November 1765

Author

AbstractOccom details the events of his time in Great Britain.

Samuel Buell, letter, to Samson Occom, 1766 June 9

Manuscript Number766359

Date9 June 1766

Author

Recipient

AbstractBuell writes that he has received Occom's letter from England, and expresses joy that God has been kind to Occom. He also notes that he has recently published a narrative ("A Narrative of the Lord's wonderful Work of Grace among us in this Day of the Redeemers conquest and triumph"), and relays information about the good health of Occom's family.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Manuscript Number766654.1

Date4 December 1766

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Recipient

AbstractWheelock writes to Keen about money matters, selecting a potential site for the School, and the controversy regarding the letter sent to England by the New England Company. He also introduces William Samuel Johnson, newly appointed as Special agent for the Colony of Connecticut.

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