George Washington to John Wheelock, New York, 1781

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George Washington wrote to John Wheelock (1754-1817), president of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, about Wheelock's plans for the college.

Washington wrote, "I cannot but hope the Institution will become still more flourishing and extensively useful."

Wheelock's father, the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock (1711-1779) founded the college and was its first president from 1769-1779. Upon his death, his son became president and served in that capacity until 1815.

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  • Title: George Washington to John Wheelock, New York, 1781
  • Creator: George Washington
  • Creation Date: 1781-06-09
  • Subject Date: 1781
  • Location: Hanover, NH
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 77, Box 2/61
  • Collection: Autographs of special note
  • Object Type: Text

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