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Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

Manuscript Number763900.9

Date1763

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AbstractAn apparent draft of manuscript 764410.2, which informs the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. The Connecticut board proposes that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that the board's intention is to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Manuscript Number763127

Date27 January 1763

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AbstractHawley writes to tell of Occom's lack of tact in dealing with the Oneidas.

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

Manuscript Number763167

Date17 February 1763

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

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1763 March 5

Manuscript Number763205.1

Date5 March 1763

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AbstractWheelock writes to request that DeBerdt show his proposal regarding a tract of land to various gentlemen in England. He also mentions the need for books, globes, and maps; and that Smith, Occom, and Ashpo are all on missions.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 April 9

Manuscript Number763259

Date9 April 1763

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AbstractWoolley confesses temptations to Wheelock, and begs Wheelock to pray for him and to write and offer guidance.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1763 June 1

Manuscript Number763351

Date1 June 1763

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AbstractOn the eve of his departure for a mission, Occom writes with instructions for management of the farm in his absence.

Jacob Woolley, confession, 1763 July 25

Manuscript Number763425.2

Date25 July 1763

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AbstractWoolley's confession of drunkeness and blasphemy.

Samuel Ashpo, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 August 15

Manuscript Number763465.3

Date15 August 1763

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AbstractAshpo writes that C.J. Smith has left his mission, and that Onaquaga is in want of missionaries. Ashpo suggests that he will go preach.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Manuscript Number763508.1

Date8 September 1763

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AbstractWheelock writes to Forfitt thanking him for sending a chest of books for the School, and detailing troubles with the Indians that have prevented the missions of Charles Jeffrey Smith, Occom and Ashpo.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number763521.2

Date21 September 1763

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AbstractWheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

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