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Freeman, Jonathan, 1745-1808

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1745 - 1808

Jonathan Freeman (1745-1808) was a Trustee of Dartmouth College from 1793-1808 as well as Financier of Dartmouth College from 1789-1808. In 1797, Freeman was elected to the U.S. Congress where he served until 1801. As an original Hanover settler and prominent landholder, Freeman was responsible for the first survey of the village as well as its design with the Green at the center.

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

B.M. Gilbert letter

Mss 801106
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 801106
Scope and Contents Letter from B.M. Gilbert of Hanover to Jon. Freeman, informing him that he desires to know if addressee will contribute to subscription for fire engine and buy same at Philadelphia. The Jacobins have succeeded in controlling election.

B.M.I. Gilbert letter

Mss 798224
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 798224
Scope and Contents Letter from B.M.I. Gilbert of Hanover to Jon. Freeman discussing Lyon-Griswold Trouble. Fears war with France. Miss Lucy Brewster is dead. There have been two outbreaks of fire in the college, so money is being subscribed to buy buckets and an engine.

Col. Freeman letter

Mss 799681
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 799681
Scope and Contents Letter from Col. Freeman of Hanover to Jon. Freeman regrets that Jacobin influence should cause high federal officers to criticize executive for sending envoys to France. "This neighborhood is freed from that pest S. Burroughs who went to Canada with his family excorted by Capt. of Hanover militia, Wright, and others of same stamp."

Dan Shaw letter

Mss 794308
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 794308
Scope and Contents Letter from Dan Shaw of Lyme to Jon. Freeman informing him that he desires John Fairfield to be appointed Justice of Peace.

E. Brewster, R. Graves and Hutchinson letter

Mss 795508
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 795508
Scope and Contents Proposition from E. Brewster, R. Graves and Hutchinson of Hanover to Jon. Freeman to buy the college ferry. Reply by addressee stating terms.

E. Knowlton letter

Mss 798640
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 798640
Scope and Contents Letter from E. Knowlton to Jon. Freeman with receipt for payment of account.

Eben Burroughs letter

Mss 800108
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 800108
Scope and Contents Personal letter from Eden Burroughs of Hanover to Jon. Freeman, telling him of home and town life. Speaks of death of John Wright. Writer's son has removed with family to Canada, leaving debts behind him.

Eben Burroughs letter

Mss 801108
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 801108
Scope and Contents Personal letter from Eben Burroughs of Hanover to John Freeman, referring to life in town. Speaks to addressee's reference to Bishop of Maryland and church matters.

Eden Burroughs letter

Mss 798159
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 798159
Scope and Contents Letter from Eden Burroughs of Hanover to Jon. Freeman, congratulating addressee on work and hopes war with France may yet be averted. Mrs. Phelps and daughter were drowned when the ice broke through on Connecticut. Desires news of his son.

Eden Burroughs letter

Mss 799125
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 799125
Scope and Contents Personal letter from Eden Burroughs of Hanover to Jon. Freeman in which he speaks of feeling of church people as changing for the better for him.