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Title Letter [manuscript]: Mohegan, [Conn.], to Eleazar Wheelock, [Hanover, N. H.], 1774 Mar. 14
Author Occom, Samson (1723-1792)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 14, 1774, letter from Samson Occom to Eleazar Wheelock, reporting that the Oneida Indians had agreed to provide land in New York for the settlement of the New England Christian Indians. Occom also notes Sir William Johnson’s support for the emigration, plans of Wheelock’s former students David and Jacob Fowler (brothers-in-law to Occom) and Joseph Johnson to move to New York, and his own need for "charity money" to cover the expense of a summer trip to the Oneida country.
Names Wheelock, Eleazar (1711-1779); Johnson, Sir, William (1715-1774); Fowler, David (1735-1807); Fowler, Jacob (1750-c.1787); Johnson, Joseph (c.1751-1777)
Places Mohegan, Connecticut, Hanover, New Hampshire, New York, United States
Keywords religion, Christianity, settlement, land grant, land tenure, expedition
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Indian clergyman and missionary. Formerly a pupil and protégé of Eleazar Wheelock, Occum, together with David Fowler and Joseph Johnson, was instrumental during 1773-1774 in securing New York lands for the New England Christian Indians from the Oneida Nation.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 656
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue