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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1771 September 9

Manuscript Number: 771509

Date: 9 September 1771

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1771 September 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock thanks Thornton for his assistance, describes the buildings and details expenses for the Charity School. He adds his hopes that Occom has reformed and can be of service again.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 6

Manuscript Number: 772306

Date: 6 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 6

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has asked Occom to go on a mission to Muskingum with David Fowler. He also writes that only three of the College trustees are churchmen, and that he will honor his patrons by not bowing to opponents.

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

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

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

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 May 26

Manuscript Number: 772326.2

Date: 26 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 May 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock asks Occom to join McClure and Frisbie on a mission to Muskingum.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 May 26

Manuscript Number: 772326.1

Date: 26 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 May 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock asks Occom to join the mission of McClure and Frisbie to Muskingum.

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 Samson Occom, 1772 June 16

Manuscript Number: 772366

Date: 16 June 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 June 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock urges Occom to go on the mission to Muskingum, adding that he has no doubt John Thornton will clear Occom of debt.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Manuscript Number: 772425.2

Date: 25 July 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has drawn on Thornton for 50 pounds to discharge Occom’s debts in the hopes that Occom will go on a mission. He relates other news regarding Occom and Mr. Jewett, and notes that building is complete on the mills and a large barn.

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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