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Jacob Johnson and David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 17

Manuscript Number768567.1

Date17 October 1768



AbstractJohnson and Avery write from the congress at Fort Stanwix, and enclose a copy of their petition to Sir William Johnson. Jacob Johnson adds a postscript reporting on Avery’s activities, and inquiring about American rebels in Boston.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 17

Manuscript Number768567

Date17 October 1768



AbstractJohnson writes with news about the Congress at Fort Stanwix.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1769 March 9

Manuscript Number769209.2

Date9 March 1769



AbstractWheelock writes that he has heard rumours about Occom being drunk. He reports that Hezekiah Calvin is in prison for forging a pass for a Negro, and that Joseph Johnson has not been heard from.

Abraham Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 October 17

Manuscript Number774567.2

Date17 October 1774



AbstractSimon writes to say that he must keep school to earn money. He promises to repay a past debt to Wheelock as soon as possible and asks for a recommendation, and for help in obtaining money from the sale of his house, which has been purchased by Jacob Fowler. He requests that Wheelock not inform anyone of his whereabouts.

Abraham Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 August 13

Manuscript Number775463

Date13 August 1775



AbstractSimon writes to Wheelock expressing his gratitude and telling of his experiences as a soldier working in a field hospital in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Samson Occom, Journal, 1786 June 26

Manuscript Number786376

Date26 June 1786


AbstractOccom details his travels during the second half of 1786. As Occom notes, he spends a great deal of time among the Dutch.

Samson Occom, journal, 1785 October 4 to 1786 December 4

Manuscript Number785554

Date4 October 1785 to 4 December 1786


AbstractOccom describes the events of the period between October 4, 1785, and December 4, 1786; they include an Indian wedding, the naming of Brothertown and other Brothertown business.

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