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Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 [month unknown] 16

Manuscript Number769900.1

Date16 [Month unknown] 1769

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AbstractSimon writes to Wheelock that she fears she is irretrievably in the grip of the Devil.

Samson Occom, confession, to The Connecticut Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1769 January 4

Manuscript Number769104

Date4 January 1769

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AbstractOccom confesses to being overtaken by strong drink, begs forgiveness and vows to “keep a better watch” over his conduct.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1769 January 25

Manuscript Number769125

Date25 January 1769

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AbstractWheelock writes to request that Occom travel to Chenango to lay the groundwork for a new settlement of Christian Indians from Charlestown. He hopes that Occom will exercise meekness and humility towards Dr. Jewett.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 March

Manuscript Number769240.2

DateMarch 1769

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AbstractJohnson asks to be discharged.

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

Manuscript Number769209.2

Date9 March 1769

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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.

Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 April 4

Manuscript Number769254.1

Date4 April 1769

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AbstractSimon asks for permission to go home and visit her sick mother.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 April 11

Manuscript Number769261

Date11 April 1769

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AbstractWhitaker writes that he is ready to license Mr. Huntington for a mission among the Indians. He also refers to business among other ministers.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to George Green, 1769 April 17

Manuscript Number769267.2

Date17 April 1769

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AbstractWhitaker writes, for publication, that Occom refused Episcopal ordination while in England, which highly displeased the Bishops.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 May 14

Manuscript Number769313

Date14 May 1769

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AbstractJohnson writes that, if Huntington should go to Oneida Country, it is important that he learn the Indian language. Johnson strongly urges Wheelock to employ a professor of Indian language, and counsels him not to send Ralph Wheelock on a mission before meeting with Mr. Kirtland.

Thomas Huntington, journal, 1769 June

Manuscript Number769390.1

DateJune 1769

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AbstractHuntington details his visit to Mr. Kirtland’s school, recounting the success of the mission to the Oneidas, and the barriers to further missions.

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