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John Thornton, letter to Eleazer Wheelock, 1768 October 11

Manuscript Number: 768561

Date: 11 October 1768

Title: John Thornton, letter to Eleazer Wheelock, 1768 October 11

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton touches on financial matters and assures Wheelock that the Trust in England is ready to stand by him. He also notes his good opinion of Occom.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 April 26

Manuscript Number: 771276

Date: 26 April 1771

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 April 26

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes that he is grieved at the troubles between Wheelock and Kirtland. He warns that there has been “almost an outcry” over a misuse of the funds raised for the Indian Charity School, and that Whitaker is not well-liked in England. He hopes that reports of Occom drinking are untrue.

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.

The Trust in England, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 1

Manuscript Number: 772301

Date: 1 May 1772

Title: The Trust in England, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 1

Authors: Legge, William; Smythe, Syndney Safford; Thornton, John; Hardy, Charles; West, Daniel; Savage, Samuel; Keen, Robert; Trust in England

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: The Trustees acknowledge their approval of the progress of the great design, the college, and the reconciliation with Kirkland. They remind Wheelock to keep the accounts for the college and the charity school separate, and note that they have granted Occom 50 pounds a year.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Manuscript Number: 772312.1

Date: 12 May 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton sends a copy of a letter from the Trustees in England to Occom (dated May 5, 1772), granting him 50 pounds, then 25 pounds a year to Christianize Indians. Thornton also exhorts Wheelock to be more charitable in his judgment towards Kirkland and Occom, both of whom he admires.

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