Samson Occom, sermon, Habakkuk 2:15.  Unidentified author, notes for sermon.

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abstractOccom’s undated sermon, “Woe unto him who gives his neighbor drink,” is accompanied by notes for a sermon in an unidentified hand.

handwritingOccom's handwriting is clear and legible. The unidentified hand is looser and less formal, but largely clear and legible.

paperSeveral small sheets are folded into a booklet that was, at one time, bound with thread or twine. Paper is heavily worn, with significant loss of text.

inkBrown ink is heavily faded in spots.

noteworthyBeginning on seven recto, the document is written in a different, unidentified hand. There is a small pin in the inside seam holding the booklet together. An editor, likely 19th-century, has added notes on several pages in black ink. These notes have not been transcribed.

[gap: worn_edge][guess: c]k [gap: faded]  [gap: worn_edge][guess: W]o unto him that gives [gap: worn_edge]  Neighbour Drink! that [gap: worn_edge][guess: p]  thy Bottle to him, and makeſt  him Drunken alſo, that thou  mayeſt look on their Nakedneſs!  Isai. V. 11. Wo unto them, that  riſe up early in the Morning, that  they may follow Strong Drink,  that Continue untill Night, till  Wine inflaim them. — verſe. 22  Wo unto them that are mighty to  drink wine, and men of Strength  to mingle Strong Drink. — —  God, the Eternal Benefacent  Father of all — Saw fit to Cre ate this World, and he fill’d it  with veriety of every thing, both  Animate and Inanimate Creature^s^  The moving Creatures upon the  Face of the earth are innu[gap: worn_edge][guess: me] rable and various, both great  and Small, — And the feather’d are  Without Number, and of all sort  and the productions of the earth  amazing in their veriety, both [gap: faded]
[gap: worn_edge] the Juſt, [gap: worn_edge]  [gap: worn_edge]efferent vertues [gap: worn_edge]  [gap: worn_edge] in the things to grow o[gap: worn_edge]  [gap: worn_edge] Earth — And veriety of Fruits  upon the Face of the Earth, — And  the Lord, ma[illegible]de a Garden alſo, and  we muſt Conclude [illegible] that it Containd  the Very Choice and the moſt excel lent things in the World. — And the  Sea the Lakes and all Streams were  all full of every kind of Fiſh,  great and Small. — and the Luma naries alſo were fixt in the Hea vens, Like Lanthorns, The Sun the  Moon and the Stars, were made  to give Light to this wWorld. —  and when the Lord God, had Boun tifully and Richly furniſhd, this  World, with every neceſsary of Life —  Then last of all, he made man  for whom he made this World, —  he was the Crown, the Glory, and  the Excellency and the Beauty  of the whole Creation. For God  made [illegible]him in his own Image  and Likeneſs, Breathed in to  him the Breath of Life and he  became a living and Imortal  Soul, — and the Lord formed
Wo[gap: hole][guess: ma]n alſo out of the [gap: worn_edge] Neig[illegible]  [gap: hole]d they two were th[gap: hole]  [gap: hole]ir that ever was, they w[gap: worn_edge][guess: er]e  little lower the Angels — and  the Lord ^gave the whole World —^, placed in the garden  and freely gave it to them, and  every ꞈ in it except one Tree  which was in the midſt of the  garden, and they were not to  eat of that, for in the Day, that  they Shou’d of it they Shoud die —  and we muſt Conclude, that [illegible]whilſt  they stood in their Inocency, they  they uſd every Creature Comfort  agreable to gods mind, they  Glorified god in all things —  and they fully Engagd God, &  that was their supream Hap pineſs, — and had they Continued  in that State of holyneſs, they  might hence been happy to endleſs  ages — But alas we find a ma loncholy account, of them; when  the Tempter Came to our Mother  with a lie; She put forth her Hand  Stold the forbiden Fruit and  eat of it, and gave unto her  Huſband alſo, and he eat of it
[gap: worn_edge][guess: w]hich they loſt all, they l[gap: hole][guess: oſ]t  [gap: worn_edge][guess: B][gap: hole][guess: l]e[gap: hole][guess: ſ]ſed Enjoyment of god, [gap: hole][guess: t]hey  Loſt the Image of god, and all  their Holineſs and Inocency, all  Light and Comfort, — They plungd  themſelves and all their Poſterity  into Sin and Darkneſs, and all  manner ^of^ Miſery, To Death. Tempo ral Spiritual and Eternal —  This is the Miſeralble Situation of  mankind, he is now prone to all  manner of Sin, — alas, where is man  and what is man? The most Noble  Creature is become the most Igno ble Creature. from being almoſt  an Angel, is become a Devil. —  He is now practicing all manner  of Sins, — and amongſt the vari ous Commited, Drunkeneſs is one  of the worſt, yet it is growing a mongſt all Nations. — — —  I Shall now Say Something from  the Texts I have read; Some may  think it Strange, that I Shoud take  so many Texts to make one Diſcour^ſe^  upon; I aim to Speak to two sorts  of People in particular —  I shall now take notice of the  firſt —
Wo unto him that giveth his Neigh [gap: hole][guess: bo]ur Drintk &c — There is [gap: hole] ful uſe of all Creature Comforts,  they were made for our Support  and Comfort in Life — but when  we uſe them beyound the bounds  of Temperance we uſe them un lawfully, and Sin againſt God  the Giver of all theſe Comforts —  and there is Sin, both in Commu nicateing and receiving thoſe Com forts, as we See in our Text. —  A dreadful is Denouncd, again^ſt^  him that gives Drink to his Neigh bour, a bad intention —
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2.d Directions how to come [gap: worn_edge]  as helpleſs Creatures.  Hoſea. 13. 9. Pſa. 89. 19. we muſt  go to X as the only way. John. 14. 6.  we muſt go to Chriſt as the only Saviour.  Acts. 4. 12.  we muſt go to Chriſt as the all Sufficia[illegible]  Saviour. — Heb. 7. 25.  we muſt go to Jeſus to ſave us from our  Sins. Matt. 1. 21. —  we muſt go to X to free us from the Curſe  of the Law. gall 3. 10. — 13.  we muſt go to X to obtain Pardon.  S.t. Luke. 24. 46. 47. Acts. 10. 40. 43.  we muſt go to X to give us grace.  S.t. John. 1. 19. 17. 2 Cor. 12. 9.  we muſt go to X to obtain Et.l Life  John. 10. 10. John. 20. 31. John  [illegible][guess: M] 3. 19. laſtly we muſt go to X  caſting our Burdens on him, and  recieve him o[illegible] our P. P. & K.  yea our all. —  3dly. the Priviledges. &c..  the Sons of god. John. 1. 12. [illegible]  if sons then heirs. &c: gall. 4. [gap: worn_edge][guess: 7]  Rom. 8. 14. 17. to what they [gap: worn_edge]  heirs to. 1. ^[below]2.^ Tim. 4. 8. 1 Pet[gap: worn_edge]
[gap: worn_edge] Ch. verſes. fulfilled  [gap: worn_edge] 61. 1 — 3 Luke. 4. 16 - 2[gap: worn_edge]  the [gap: worn_edge][guess: T]ext. Matt. 11. 28. 1^fulfilled.^
Method of Diſcourſe. [illegible][guess: from] the Text.  1st. Place. I ſhall endeavour to deſcribe  thoſe Perſons, to whom this gracious  call, or invitation is addreſsed. —  2d place. I ſhall give few directions  how they muſt Come.  3dly. I ſhall put the com[illegible][guess: pl]iers of  this invitation in mind of the great  Privildges they intitle themſelves to.  4thly. addreſs myſelf to the dispiſers  of this call or invitation of Jeſus  Chriſt the Eternal ſon of god.  5thly. conclude the whole with [illegible]  few words of Exhortation. —  1st. Place. the Call is to the sons of  men. not devils. to thoſe that are  now in the Land of the Living. not the  Damne[illegible]d Spirits. — the call is to the  wonders, that are going poſt haſt  to endleſs miſery. —  [gap: worn_edge][guess: b]ut more particularly. to thoſe [illegible]that [illegible]  [gap: worn_edge]abous. and are heavy laden. [illegible][guess: Sent]]  [gap: worn_edge] invitation is to thoſe that pull themſelves  [gap: worn_edge] Matt. 18. 11. the invitation is to  [gap: worn_edge] Matt. 9. [illegible]. 13. yea the Chief of  [gap: worn_edge] Tim. 1. 15. and the call is gen[illegible]  [gap: worn_edge] [illegible][guess: Sert] of the Children of men!  [gap: worn_edge][guess: 2]6. 27. 28. &c..
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