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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Manuscript Number749506

Date6 September 1749

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOccom, Samson

AbstractWheelock writes to express his belief that Occom should take a school, provided he neither strains his eyes nor renders himself otherwise unavailable to the Honorable Commissioners.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Manuscript Number756900.1

Date1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOliver, Andrew

AbstractWheelock writes about the new Indian charity school, and relates the progress of his students and his hopes for an incorporation from the Crown.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman and The Boston Commissioners, February 1756

Manuscript Number756190

DateFebruary 1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientsHenchman; Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

AbstractWheelock describes Occom's duties, notes that Occom is in debt, and proposes that he be given aid.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman, 1756 September 20

Manuscript Number756520

Date20 September 1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientHenchman

AbstractWheelock writes a draft of a letter discussing the intended charter for the Charity School.

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

Manuscript Number757107

Date7 January 1757

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOccom, Samson

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 A. Oliver, 1757 November 9

Manuscript Number757609

Date9 November 1757

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOliver, Andrew

AbstractWheelock writes about Occom's ordination, and speculates as to the where he will ultimately preach.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Manuscript Number759603

Date3 November 1759

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientWhitefield, George

AbstractWheelock writes of the progress at his school, and of the conditions under which he looks for more Indian pupils as well as public charity. He also mentions the ordination of Occom.

Hezekiah Calvin, Latin mottoes, 1759 November 19, with a note from Eleazar Wheelock

Manuscript Number759619

Date19 November 1759

AuthorsCalvin, Hezekiah; Wheelock, Eleazar

AbstractLatin mottoes copied by Hezekiah Calvin, with a note by Eleazar Wheelock about the writer, pointing out his age as 11 years old.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number761153

Date3 February 1761

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientMather, Samuel

AbstractWheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

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

Manuscript Number761225

Date25 March 1761

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientPeck, Moses

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

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