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Hymns — “Come all my young companions, come,” “The Slow Traveller” — by Samson Occom; and “Nativity,” by Isaac Watts, 1773

Manuscript Number000194



AbstractTwo hymns by Occom and one by Isaac Watts, copied out by Occom.

Daniel Simon, Daniel Babitt, Benjamin Burt, and Peter Pauquunnuppeet, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1773 February 16

Manuscript Number773166

Date16 February 1773

Authors; ; ;


AbstractSimon, Babitt, Burt and Pauquunnuppeet write to complain that the Indians who live next to them make so much noise they are unable to study.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1773 February 22

Manuscript Number773172.1

Date22 February 1773



AbstractWheelock informs Thornton of Occom's activities, including that Occom has had a sermon, preached at the execution of an Indian, printed. He also notes that he has drawn more money on Thornton, and mentions his petitions to the King for more land.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1773 July 21

Manuscript Number773421.2

Date21 July 1773



AbstractWheelock complains that Occom has misjudged and maligned Wheelock's efforts on his behalf and on behalf of the mission to Christianize Indians.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1773 August 30

Manuscript Number773480

Date30 August 1773



AbstractJoseph Johnson writes to ask for help funding a trip into the wilderness for the purpose of Brothertown business. There is also a brief narrative of Johnson’s life.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1773 October 10

Manuscript Number773560

Date10 October 1773



AbstractJohnson writes to Oliver about his service among the Farmington Indians, and requests funds to pay off his debts.

Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1773 September 21

Manuscript Number773521

Date21 September 1773



AbstractOccom writes that he preached at Natick after leaving Boston, and thereafter turned down a number of requests to stop along his way home and deliver more sermons. He also met with Sir William Johnson at Fishers Island.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Manuscript Number773674.1

Date24 December 1773


Recipients; ; ; ; ;

AbstractOn behalf of himself and six other Indian signatories, Johnson strongly urges each tribe to send a delegate to confer with the Oneidas and Sir William Johnson on the subject of lands.

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