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John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number: 772178

Date: 28 February 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 June 10

Manuscript Number: 772360.2

Date: 10 June 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 June 10

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes of his belief in unity among sects, mentions that he has paid bills drawn on him by Wheelock to the extent of 175 pounds, and notes that he has had a letter from Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Manuscript Number: 772523

Date: 23 September 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton about his failures with the Six Nations. Six days later, he writes again about improving prospects, as several boys are coming to the School, and Occom’s former haughtiness is softening. He also writes that the charges against his son Ralph are false.

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