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Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1762 March 12

Manuscript Number762212

Date12 March 1762



AbstractClelland writes that Ben Uncas is given over to drunkeness and wants undesirables to settle on Mohegan land. He suggests that Wheelock should encourage Occom to use his influence with the Sachem.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 February 17

Manuscript Number763167

Date17 February 1763



AbstractClelland writes an informal letter discussing the poor state of local Indian affairs.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December8

Manuscript Number763658

Date8 December 1763



AbstractClelland opines that the Connecticut government will look bad by not supporting the school. He writes that Ashpo is still in debt, and that Occom is looking to lease a farm in Mohegan.

Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 January 21

Manuscript Number764121

Date21 January 1764



AbstractClelland writes an indignant letter complaining that the Mohegan sachem has denigrated Clelland's teaching. Clelland believes certain parties are angling to replace him with Occom.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Manuscript Number764472.1

Date22 August 1764



AbstractWhitaker writes an informal letter regarding matters including the Mason Land Case and the Jewett controversy.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 September 26

Manuscript Number764526.2

Date26 September 1764



AbstractWheelock addresses the various conflicts regarding Occom and his employers, would-be and otherwise.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 March 12

Manuscript Number765212.7

Date12 March 1765


AbstractMinutes of a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents relates the board's decision to dismiss various charges brought against Occom, except those regarding his involvement in the Mason Land Case.

Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number766900.11



AbstractWhitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

Samson Occom, letter, to Robert Clelland, 1768

Manuscript Number768900.7




AbstractOccom writes a bitter complaint about the stories that Clelland has been spreading about him.

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