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

Manuscript Number772301

Date1 May 1772

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

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractThe 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 Number772312.1

Date12 May 1772

AuthorThornton, John

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractThornton 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.