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by such religious interviews: As he lived, so he died. He was satisfied in the prospect of death. Such was the character of the man, of whose life this sketch is given.

I wish you, dear sir, the guidance of heaven, and am, yours affectionately,

EDEN BURROUGHS.

From the Rev. Timothy Pitkin.

Farmington, April 2, 1804.

My personal and particular acquaintance with the late President Wheelock, began about the time of the first meeting of the Trustees of Dartmouth College, on the engrossing and finishing the Charter. I had the pleasure, as a member of the Board, to meet the good Doctor at Hartford, and at his house on the ground where the college now stands; and as there was not a full Board, they met at Keen, and also at Portsmouth, upon the concerns of the college. I gratefully remember that he treated me with the tenderness and familiarity of a parent towards a child. It was the pleasure of the great Creator to bestow upon him a large understanding, an inventive genius, and lively imagination, capable of forming plans for the general good; and possessed of wisdom to discern the fullest means. His acquired abilities were great: an accomplished scholar, especially in the classical line.

He was early pious: while a member of Yale College, he was zealous and pious. His heart was warmed with love to God, and the dear Redeemer, and with that virtuous benevolence,

which encircles all moral being in its disinterested arms; and christian graces beautified his mind, and christian virtues were exemplified in his life. Religion sat upon him with pleasant ease, and displayed itself in him, with inviting charms, as the man, the friend, the gentleman, and the christian.

His motives in founding the College and School, were ultimately for the glory of God, and with a sincere desire, and design for the diffusion of literature among his fellow men; but more especially for disseminating learning, and the seeds of piety and virtue among the poor unlettered and perishing Indians in America, He was faithful to his trust-he spared no pains in and for the promotion of the best interests of the institution. One reason of his wish that the school and college might be united, and fixed where the college now stands, was, that some, and not a few, of the poor natives, might be invited to it from Canada. Whatever monies he received for the use and benefit of the institution, they were esteemed by him a sacred deposit, to be expended agreeably to the intention of the pious benefactors.

ers.

As a minister of the gospel, he was endowed with shining gifts. His address was warm, affectionate, and inviting. In the time of the great revival of religion in America, in 1740-41 and 42, he was esteemed one of the first preachHis sermons were attended by multitudes--his addresses were from a heart warmed by divine grace, and animated by divine love. He preached the doctrines of free and sovereign grace, and called upon sinners to flee to the inviting arms of the Dear Immanuel. His heart was engaged to instruct the poor Indian natives

by such religious interviews: As he lived, so he died. He was satisfied in the prospect of death. Such was the character of the man, of whose life this sketch is given.

I wish you, dear sir, the guidance of heaven, and am, yours affectionately,

EDEN BURROUGHS.

From the Rev. Timothy Pitkin.

Farmington, April 2, 1804.

My personal and particular acquaintance with the late President Wheelock, began about the time of the first meeting of the Trustees of Dartmouth College, on the engrossing and finishing the Charter. I had the pleasure, as a member of the Board, to meet the good Doctor at Hartford, and at his house on the ground where the college now stands; and as there was not a full Board, they met at Keen, and also at Portsmouth, upon the concerns of the college. I gratefully remember that he treated me with the tenderness and familiarity of a parent towards a child. It was the pleasure of the great Creator to bestow upon him a large understanding, an inventive genius, and lively imagination, capable of forming plans for the general good; and possessed of wisdom to discern the fullest means. His acquired abilities were great: an accomplished scholar, especially in the classical line.

He was early pious: while a member of Yale College, he was zealous and pious. His heart was warmed with love to God, and the dear Redeemer, and with that virtuous benevolence,

which encircles all moral being in its disinterested arms; and christian graces beautified his mind, and christian virtues were exemplified in his life. Religion sat upon him with pleasant ease, and displayed itself in him, with inviting charms, as the man, the friend, the gentleman, and the christian.

His motives in founding the College and School, were ultimately for the glory of God, and with a sincere desire, and design for the diffusion of literature among his fellow men; but more especially for disseminating learning, and the seeds of piety and virtue among the poor unlettered and perishing Indians in America, He was faithful to his trust-he spared no pains in and for the promotion of the best interests of the institution. One reason of his wish that the school and college might be united, and fixed where the college now stands, was, that some, and not a few, of the poor natives, might be invited to it from Canada. Whatever monies he received for the use and benefit of the institution, they were esteemed by him a sacred deposit, to be expended agreeably to the intention of the pious benefactors.

As a minister of the gospel, he was endowed with shining gifts. His address was warm, affectionate, and inviting. In the time of the great revival of religion in America, in 1740-41 and 42, he was esteemed one of the first preach

ers.

His sermons were attended by multitudes--his addresses were from a heart warmed by divine grace, and animated by divine love. He preached the doctrines of free and sovereign grace, and called upon sinners to flee to the inviting arms of the Dear Immanuel. His heart was engaged to instruct the poor Indian natives.

in the knowledge of the gospel; to make them men, and to make them christians.

I feel myself happy in contributing a mite to the memory of that worthy and good man. With sentiments of esteem, I am, Sir, your most humble servant,

TIMOTHY PITKIN

From the Rev. Nathan Williams, D. D.

Tolland, May 23, 1804

I think it is a respect due to the memory of the late President Wheelock, to preserve some memoirs of his life. And, although it will not affect the deceased, it may be of great advantage to the living, and serve to promote the cause of literature and religion. I am highly gratified in hearing that you have undertaken it, though at a late period.

I am, dear Sir,

With much esteem,

Your friend and brother,

NATHAN WILLIAMS.

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