Freeman, Jonathan, 1745-1808
- 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:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Identifier: Mss 798640
Scope and Contents Letter from E. Knowlton to Jon. Freeman with receipt for payment of account.
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.
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.
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.
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.