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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.

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.

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