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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number757107

Date7 January 1757

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AbstractWheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Peck, 1761 March 25

Manuscript Number761225

Date25 March 1761

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AbstractWheelock thanks Peck for the money sent for Occom, and gives an account of Occom’s work since leaving Wheelock’s school.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Manuscript Number764508.3

Date8 September 1764

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AbstractOccom is determined to set out on his long journey despite a scarcity of funding, and leaves his house and other business to be done upon Wheelock’s credit. He informs Wheelock that he has hired Mr. Peabody of Norwich Landing to get the materials that his house requires, and to hire hands and pay them. He notes that his family needs clothing and provisions.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 24

Manuscript Number765674.2

Date12 December 1765

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AbstractPeck updates Wheelock on business matters, and notes that Whitaker and Occom have started on their trip.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1766 April 9

Manuscript Number766259

Date9 April 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes to Occom about his family’s unmet needs — perhaps because of the influence of the “Antimason Party” — which he supplied on his own account. He cautions Occom not to be involved in the Mason land case, and gives him advice about his son Aaron’s bad behavior.

Bezaleel Woodward, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 13

Manuscript Number766363.4

Date13 June 1766

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AbstractWoodward writes about Mary Occom's accounts with the merchants Gershom Breed and Nathaniel Shaw while her husband is in England.

Mary Fowler Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 November 8

Manuscript Number766608.2

Date8 November 1766

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AbstractMary Occom writes to ask Wheelock to take her son Aaron, who has been behaving badly, under his care in Occom's absence.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Manuscript Number766658

Date8 December 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes that Samuel William Johnson is on his way to England with a document certifying that Occom intends to stay out of the Mason case. He also updates Whitaker on the progress of various missions and relates that David McClure has brought a Mohawk boy to attend the charity school.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Manuscript Number767121

Date21 January 1767

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AbstractOccom writes from his tour of Great Britain to discuss family business, including money sent to repay debts, and the enrollment of their son at Wheelock’s school.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number767162.2

Date12 February 1767

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AbstractOccom writes from England of his sorrow regarding the misconduct of Wheelock’s Indian pupils and the problems in caring for his family. He asks that Wheelock instruct Occom’s son Aaron according to the boy’s inclinations.

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