Samson Occom, Journal Fragment


abstractFragment of a journal describes Occom's travels along the Connecticut coast and Long Island.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible.

paperSingle small sheet folded into four pages is in fair-to-poor condition, with heavy creasing, staining and wear. Wear in the upper outside corners results in some loss of text.

inkBrown ink is faded in spots.

noteworthyThere are red pencil marks on two verso. An editor, likely 19th-century, has underlined portions of the text in black ink and, on two verso, added the note:

/ If common year, 1 day of Jan. Thursday  Then 1747, 1761.. 1778, 1758  If leap year^ was Sunday..^ Then 1749, 1769, & 1775  If leap year, then Saturday 1st Jan:  and year was 1780.. ([illegible] likely)  the reverend from mauntauk to  mohegan in 1764 - 1765. 

Montauk May ye 4th [gap: worn_edge]

a few of us Sot out from  Montauk to viſit our Brethre^n^  at Maſtick, and got So far  [illegible] Hay ground at Night,  [illegible][guess: Fry]day Morning [illegible]Sot out  from hayground, and got So  far to [illegible][guess: one] Homans, Saturda^y^  from Thence and got to maſ‐ tick about [illegible]Noon & found  our Brethren generaly well  &c — and had a Meetitng  with them at Night — But  nothing Special Appeard — at  that — Sabath May [illegible][guess: ye] 7  held a meeting with them  again all [illegible] Day But  nothing [illegible] very remarka‐  ble 
[gap: tear][guess: yet] they were very at  [illegible][guess: t]entive to hear the very  word — Mon[illegible]day May ye  8 we Came a way, and  had a Short Meeting at  Mr Henry Haven'^s^, and  the People Seem'd to attend  with good attention, — and  from thence we went to  Moriches,^^^ and had ^meetg^ at Ben‐  Caſtles Wigwam, and in  the morning May ye 9  we Sot out from thence to‐  wards home and to So far  as Shenegecock, and had  a meeting there with ye  Indians, but nothing re‐  markable appeard a‐ mongſt them — Wedneſday  may the 10 we Sot out  from there and got home 
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