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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.

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.

David McClure and Levi Frisbie, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 May 28

Manuscript Number: 772328

Date: 28 May 1772

Title: David McClure and Levi Frisbie, letter, to Samson Occom, 1772 May 28

Authors: Frisbie, Levi; McClure, David

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: McClure and Frisbie write to suggest that Occom join them on the mission soon to be undertaken near the Ohio.

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.

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