Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

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abstractOccom details the events of his time in Great Britain.

handwritingOccom's hand is largely clear and legible. There are several uncrossed t’s, crossed l’s, undotted i’s, and dotted numeral I’s; these have been corrected by the transcriber. In several instances, Occom has dotted an e; although it is uncertain whether he intended to correct an e to an i or vice versa, the transcriber has used the correct spelling in each case. In cases where it is uncertain as to whether or not Occom is purposely indenting, transcriber has used her discretion.

paperSeveral small sheets are folded into a book with a sewn binding and marbled-paper cover. The paper is in good condition, with light-to-moderate staining and wear.

inkBrown-black.

noteworthyThere are red pencil marks throughout. Another hand, likely 19th-century, has underlined various names and words throughout in black ink. This editor's changes and additions have not been transcribed. On 12 recto, at the bottom of the page, the same hand has written “(see W–d vol 3. p. 339)” possibly a reference to the journals of George Whitefield. Beginning with 26 verso, the text is upside-down in relation to the first 24 pages of the journal. On 27 verso, Occom notes that he has written to “a Negro Girl Boston.” It is highly likely that this refers to the poet Phillis Wheatley. Place and person names that are not legible have not been tagged.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain, Occom’s inoculation

Nineteeth-century editor not transcribed.
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Mohegan Novr 21: 1765

The Honorable Commiſsioners  In Connecticut New England for  propigating Chriſtian Knowledge &  Letterature among the Indians hav­ ing Maturely Conſulted the Expeediancy  of Sending Some fit Perſon to Europe  to Cali[illegible][guess: ect] aſsiſtance from God's People  at Home in this Heavy and good Work —  and appointed the Revd Nathaniel  Whetaker to go — and thought it  good to Send me to acompany him —  and Acordingly, not Doubting the  Call of god, and my Duty to go, on  Thirdſday the 21 of Novr as above;  in obediance to the Strange Call  of Providence, having Commited  my Self Family and Friends to  the Care of Almighty God, took  Lieve of them about 11 A:M: and  went on my Journey towards Boſton   
Boſton in order to take a  voige from thence to Europe

Saturday Novr 23

ariv'd  at Boſton about 3 in the  after noon, and put up at  Mr Moſes Peck's and was  very kindly receiv'd by him  — on Wedneſday following Mr  Whetaker, ^with^ whome I was to tra­ vel return'd to Boſton from  Portſmouth, met with good  incouragement by Friends  Eaſtward, he Brought with  him, almoſt Enough for our  voige Paſage, — Hea^r^e we Stay^d^  in Boſton near 5 weeks, —  Friends in this place to the  affair we are upon appear  as [illegible] near [illegible]and Sincere as  ever and increace Daily —   
The Adverſaries Stand at  a Diſtance Like Shemei,  But they don't Speak a Loud as they did, they now  Contrive their Projects in  Secret, — and it is Suppoſe^d^  they are preparing whips  for us (Letters) for us to  Send to Europe by the Same  Ship, we are to igo in —

Monday Decr 23

a bout  9 in the Morning went  a Bo^a^rd in Boſton Pa[illegible]cket  a Ship, John Marſhall  Capt, and at 9 and half  we Spread Sail to wind — Truſt ing in ^ye^ Living god — there was  four Paſanger of us Mr John  Williams and Mr Thomas Brom­ field of Boſton, Mr Whetaker  and I —   
we had very agreeable Company,  The worſhip of god was Caried on  Daily, and had a Sermon every  Sabbath, the goodneſs of god is very  great to us, — we had favourable  Winds except 3 Short Spells of hard  Gail, we lay tow, and when we  got within [illegible][guess: 3]200 Leagues of Lands  End, moderate Eaſterly winds  met us, SAnd Stopt us 1520 days  and remarkable warm weather  we had moſt of the Time — and  then we had Some favourable  winds, — and Sabbath the 2d day  of Feruary ^1766^ about 10 in the  morning we diſcover'd the land  of England, — and the wind head ed us again, and the next wDay  which was ye 3 of Febr we wen^t^  a Shore on great Briton in  a [illegible]Fiſh Boat, and land at  a Place Call'd Bricksham, [illegible]   
in Tar Bay 1200 mils from Lan^d^  Juſt after Sun Set, and put  at one widow womans Houſe —  Beſsed be thiy great Name oi  god for thy goodneſs to us over  the waters and hast brought  us upon the Land, Lord wri[illegible][guess: g]^[illegible][guess: te]^  a Law of thankfullneſs in our  Hearts, and preſerve me on  the Land as wthou hast done  on the [illegible]Seas, and deliver  me from all Evil, eſpecially  from the Evetl of Sin — —

Febr 4

went on our Journey  Early in the Morning on Horſe  Back, got to Exon about 4 pm  30 M' from Bricksham  we were Calld up half after 10 in  the Night, & went off in a Coach ^of [illegible][guess: Six] Horſe^  at 11, from Exon prety Large  City and reachd to a City Call'd  Salsbury about 10 in the even^g^  we went a 100 miles this Day   
But we had very Cold Day,—  Thanks be to god for his goodneſs to  us heatherto —

[illegible] Thirdsday Fer 6

we were Calld  up again Juſt before 2 and at  2 in the Morning we went on  our Journey — and by the goodneſs  of [illegible]God, ^we^ ariv'd to London about  7 in the Evening, and we Call'd  upon Mr Debert, and were Kin^d^ ly re[illegible][guess: ie]ivd, and Lodg'd there, in  ye Morning Mr Smith of Boſtn  Came to See us, and Conducted  us to Mr Whetfields, and were  Extreemly well receiv'd by him,  O how marvillous is gods goodneſs  to us thus far — Mr Whitfield &  other[illegible][guess: del s] Friends here adviſe [illegible]not to  be open as yet, — we rode with  Mr W[illegible]hitfield ^in his Chaiſe^ to a good Friends ^H^  ^and Din'd there^ but we were Private about it,  Lodgd at Mr Whitefields —

Saturday Februr 8:

was at  Mr Whitefields Conceil'd — and  on Sabbath 9th Febr was Still Conce^ld^

Monday Februr ye 10th

Mr Whitefield  too^k^ Mr Whetaker and I in his Coach  and Introduc'd us to my Lord Dart­ mouth, and apear'd like a worthy  Lord indeed, Mr Whitefield Says  he is a Chriſtian Lord and an un­ Common one — after we Pay'd  our Compliments to my Lord  Mr Whitefield Caried us to my  Lady Hotham's, and She receiv'd  us with all Kindneſs, and She is  an aged woman, and a mother  in Israel, and we w rode abou^t^  Both in the City and out, — the  Land about the City ^&^ in the Coun­ try is like one Continued CGar den. — laſt Sabbath Evenig I  walk'd with Mr Wright to Cary  a letter to my Lord Dartmouth  and Saw Such Confution as I  never Dreamt of — there was  Some at Churches Singing p[illegible]  & Preaching, in the Streets Some  Curſing [illegible]Swaring & Damning   
one another, others was holl[illegible][guess: ow]ing,  wheſtling, talking gigling, ^&^ Laug^h^ ing, ^&^ Coaches and footmen paſs­ ing and repaſsing, Croſsing and  Creſs-Croſsing, and the poor Begers  Praying, Crying and Beging up on their knees — Tueſday Dind  with Mr Savage, and in the eveng  Mr Whitefield and his people had  Love Feaſt at the Chappel. Mr  Whitaker and I Join'd with them

Wedneſday Febr 12

rode out agai^n^

Thirdſday Febr 13

Mr Whitefeld  Caried ^us^ to the Parlament Houſe  there we Saw many Curioſitees,  from thence went over Weſtmin­ ſter Bridge a Croſs the River  Thames made all of Stone —  thence went to Greenwich,  and ^had^ a glance of ˄ Hoſpital there  But it a Tedious Cold rainy [illegible]Day  ^it^ was — — we were Introducd by Mr  Whetefield to M Faudagal a Quaker —   
got home again in the Evening —

Fryday Febr 14

Early in the  morning Mr Whitefield Carried tous to  Mr Romains and Introducd tus to him  and to Mr Madin — and to Mr  Singenhagan and old Apoſtolec  german Miniſter, — and returnd  Home again — —  Mr Whetefield takes unwearied  Pains to Introduce us to the reli gious Nobility and others, and  to the beſt of men in the City of  London — Yea he ^is^ a tender father  to us, he provids every thing  for us, hase has, ^got^ a Houſe for us, —  ^ye^ Lord reward him a thouſand  a Thouſand fold — He is indeed  ^a father^ in God, he has made him a  Sprititual Father to thouſands  and thouſands, and god has  made him a Temporal father  to the poor, — His Houſe is   
Surrounded with the poor,  the Blingd, the Lame, the Halt  and the mamed, the widow, &  the Fatherleſs, from Day to  Day, God Continue his uſeful Life,  Sabbath I Preach'd in Mr White­ field's Tabernacle to a great  Multitude of People; I felt .....

Monday Feby 17

Mr Whitefield  preſented us to Dr Gifford a  famous Paptiſt Miſniſter and  were receiv'd Extreamly well —  and Dined with him — — —

Tueſday

we Stayd Home —

Wedneſday Febr 19

we were Con­ ducted to See the Kings Horſes  Carriages and Horſemen &c —  and t[illegible]hen went to the Pt Houſe  and went in the Robing Room  and Saw the Crown firſt, and  Saw the King, had ye Pleaſure   
of Seeng him put on his Royal  Robes and Crown, — He is quite  a Comly man — his Crown is  Richly adorn'd with Diamonds.  how grand and Dazling is it to  our Eyes — if an Earthly Crown  is So grand — How great and glo rious muſt the Crown of the gloriou^s^  Redeemer be at the right ^hand^ of  the majeſty on High — [illegible] tho'  he was once Crown'd with  Thorns — The aAtendence  of King[illegible] greorge is [illegible]very Sur­ prizing, as he went to the Houſe  of Parlament ^he &^ his glorious Coach  was was atended with foot men  Juſt before and behind yea  all round, and the Horſemen  Juſt behind and before the  foot men, and the Bells &  all Sorts of Muſickal Inſtru   
Inſtruments Playing, and the  Cannan Firing, and Multitude^s^  of all Sorts of People Throning  all Round — if an Earth King  with his ^atendc^ So great, — How grand  how Dreadful and g[illegible]lorious muſt  the appearing of the Son of god  be — when he Shall Deſend  from Heaven, to Judge the  World, He will deſend with  Cherubems and Sarephems  with Angels and Archang^els^,  and with Sound of the Trump^et^  and with great Power and  glory ^with Thunder & Lighting^, — and the Family  of Heaven, and Earth, and  Hell Shall appear before  him, and the Eliments Shall  melt with fervent Heat —  Lor Jeſus prepare me for thy  Second Coming —   
we went Emediately from Seing  The King, to Dine with a Noble man My Lord DartMouth a moſt  religious Noble-man and his  Lady alſo, the moſt Singular  Cupple amongſt Nobility in  London ^Dinner^, — This Day alſo went  to W[illegible]eſtminſter Abey, and had  a fuler Vew of the Moniments  ^[below]Saw Bedlem alſo —^ in the Evenig we return'd again  to Mr Whitefields — —

Thurdſday Febr– 20

this is  the [illegible]Queen Chalottes Birth Day,  was Conducted to St James's where  the Royal Family and the Nobi­ lity were to be together to keep  a Joyful Day — but we were too  late, however we ^Saw^ Some of the  Nobility In their Shining Robes  and a throng of People all a 'round, — the Sight of the Nobi­ lity put me in mind of Dives and   
and the Rich Gluton, and the  poor reminded me of Larzerus —  what great Difference there is  Between the Rich and the Poor —  and what Diference there will is  and will be, Between [illegible]Gods poor  and the Devils Rich &c —  o Lord God Amighty let not my  Eyes be Dazled with the gliter­ ing Toys of this World, but let  my be fixt and my Soul Long  after JX who is the only Pearl  of great Price — This even ing went into our Houſe whic^[illegible][guess: h]^  Mr Whitefie^l^d Provided for us  and all the Furniture alſo —  and a Made to wait on us —  Bleſsed be god, that he has  Sent he Dear Servant before,  us —

Fryday Febr 21:

was Con­ ducted to the Tower Saw the  Kings Lions Tygers Wolf and   
Leopards &C — —  Saw the Kings Guns and the  monoments of antient Kings  on Horſe Back and their Soldier^s^  on foot with their Antient Ar­ mour of Braſs and Tin — —  Din'd with Mr Keen, and then  went to a funeral, Mr White­ field gave and Exhortation to  the People and then Pray'd —  Saturday Febr 22 went to  See Docr Burton a Miniſter  of the Church of Endgland, was  Introduc'd by Mr Smith of Boſ­ ton, and the Docr was very  Kind, he wou'd have feign  perſwaded me to ˄ Holier Orders  and I modeſtly toold him,  had no Such vew when I Came  from Home, and added, I had  been Ordained Six Years in a  Diſsenting way. —   
this after Noon Mr Whitaker & I  went to wait upon Docr Chandler  an[illegible] old Diſenting Miniſter, found  him very Careful in his own way  Gave us Advice not to own  Mr Whitefield a Friend either  to Deſenters, or to the old Stand ards of the Church of England  Promiſ'd his Countenance to the  Affair we are upon —

Sabbath Feb.r 23

in the morng  I heard Mr Davis in the Tabernacle  in the after noon I heard Dr Gifford  in the Evening I Preachd at  Dr Giffords — and Lodg'd at his H–  this Night —

Monday Feb.r 24

went home  Early in the morning —

Tueſday F 25

Din'd with Mr  Savage

Wedneſday Febr 26:

this af­ ter noon went to See Dr Gibbons  an Independent Miniſter, receiv'd   
us kindly[illegible] and promiſ'd to aſsiſt  us according to his Influance,  in our Great Buſineſs, —

Thurſday Febr 27

Preach'd at  Docr Conder's Meeting Houſe,  went from the meeting to Sup  with Mr Randal, —  I have kept Houſe now a bove a week by reaſon of a  Cold I have — —

March 11: 1766 on wedneſday

about a Quater after 3 PM —  I was Inoculated by the Revd  Mr Whitaker Near Mr G–  Whitefields Tabernacle in  London

Wedneſday March 13:

I was  violently Shoikd with the  working of Phiſi^c^ks was very   
full of Pain all Day —  was kindly viſited by genn  and Ladies Conſtantly — and  had two Dors to do for me —  on the 20th of March I began  to Break out — and had it bu^t^  light — and was attended like  a Child by my Friends — I  Cou'd'n't be taken Care of better  by my own Relations, I had  a very tender and Carefull —  Nureſe a Young woman —  and by the firſt Day of April  I was Intirely well, all my  Pock Dried up, and Scabs  Dropt off — O how great is  gods gooddneſs and Mercy  to me — O that god wou'd  enable me to live Anſwera ble to the mercies and fa­ vours I injoy — and that he  wou'd Cure my Soul of   
all Spiritual Diſeaſes by the  Blood of JX which Cleanſeth  of from all Polution —  and that he ^woud^ fit and prepare  me for himſelf —

April 5

went to Some Diſtan^ce^  from our Houſe —

Sabbath April 6:

took my  laſt Phyſick after my Pox —  Juſt at Night My Lady  Huntington Came to Mr  Whitefields, and we were  Introduc'd to her by Mr  Whitefield and She is moſ^t^  Heavenly ^woman^ I believe in the  World, She apears like a  Mother in Israel indeed — a  woman of great Faith —

Monday April 7

[illegible] I went  about the City good Deal —  I am ^Now^ Continually Invited by my  our Good Friends, —

[illegible][guess: Fri]Th[illegible][guess: u]rſday April 10

went ^over^ Thames  with Mrs Webber to a Private  Meeting — —

Fryday April 11

went with  Mr Weekes to Meeting at the  Lock

Sabath April 13:

Preach'd  at Dr Chandler's —  and was very ill a midſt  my Diſcource —

Wedneſday April 16:

 
we Din'd with Docr S^t^ennet  a Paptiſt Mineſter, a very  worthy Man — and hearty  Friend to the Buſineſs we   
are upon — V — —

Turſday^wedneſday^ April 23

we Break  faſted with Dr Stennet

Thurſday April 24:

I went  to See Dr Condor, a very  worthy Miniſter and a Hearty  Friend to the Buſineſs we  are upon, — and went  from the Drs to Mr Brew ers, and was very kindly  receivd — he is a warm Sevt  of JX —

Wedneſday April 22:

Preach'd in the Evening at  Mr Whitefield's Capel, to a  great Multidtude, andthe  Ld was preſent with us  I hope —

Sabbath April 27:

In the  Preach'd at Little St Hellens  [illegible][illegible] the Davenſhare Square  and I S[illegible]omthing of a freedom  in the after Noon —

Monday April 28

went  to See Several Gentn Mr  Dilly gave me 4 Book for  my own uſe — —  Din'd with Mr Barber  a good Diſenting Miniſter —  then went with Mr Whitaker  to Mr Baileys, and Mr  Whitaker Baptiz'd a Child  for him, — and then went  home,

Wedneſday April 30

we went  to wait upon his grace the  Arch Biſhop of Canterbury   
and he apear'd quite a greable and Friendly —  In the evening I Preach'd  at Mr Whitefield's Tarberna­  cle to a Crouded Audience  and I believe the Ld was  with us of a trouth —

Thur[illegible]dsday April^May^ 1st

[illegible]Dr Stennet Introduc'd  us to the Arch Biſhop of  York, and we found him  a greable Gentleman, and  and Friendly Diſpoſ'd to  our Cauſe, and Promiſ'd to  do Something towards it — and  then went from there to Mr  onſlow an old Genttleman  from Speaker in the Houſe  of Commens — he apear'd   
w very Freindly to us &  was well pleaſd to ^Heer^ the Indi­ ans in America were In­ clind to receiv'd the Goſpel —

Sabbath may 4:

Preachd  at Mr Barber's meeting  and had Some Freedom  in Speaking — and in  the after noon I Preach'd  at Mr Brittons Meeting  a worthy Baptiſt — to a  Crouded Audiance and the  Ld was with us in a  meaſure — — —

Monday May 5

we  went out with Dr Stenne^t^  but we were Diſapointed  in our viſets —  and we went to Sr Charles  Hotham to return thanks   
to him for generous Donation  to our Buſineſs — found him  full of god, his talk was no­ thing but about Jeſus X —

Wedneſday May 7

we Din'd  with a Number of Miniſters  and other Gentlemen at Bar­ bers Hall, and found many  gentlemen well Diſpoſd to­ wards our Buſineſs — —

Thurſday May 8:

we went  to Clapham, found Some Friends  and oppoſition — — —

Sabbath may 11:

Preach'd  at Mr Brewers to a Crouded  Audience, and the Ld gave  me freedom to Speak, and  the People attended with grea^t^  affection — Praiſe be to god —   
In the evening I Preachd at  Mr Shillon's to a throng'd  Congregation, and there  was a Solemn appearence  of the People. the was with  us, Glory be to his great  Name forever & ever —

Monday May 12

we wen^t^  to wait upon Mr onſlow  and he appeard very  Friendly to our Buſineſs  highly aproved of it —

T[illegible] Tueſday

we Dind  with Mr Savage — —

Wedneſday

I Din'd with  Mr Moriſon

Thurſday

we Din'd with   
Thornton at Clapham  a Sincere Chriſtian Gentn  and a Hearty Friend to  our afaire, and will  uſe his Influence — we  have Seen much of the  goodneſs of god this week  thanks be to his holy N–

Fryday may 16:

in the Evg  Preach'd at Mr Clarkes &  the gave me Some Strenght  to Preach — and the People  were very attentive —

Saturday may 17

we went  to wait on Mr Jackſon the  Second time Met Some what  cold reception, —

Sabbath may 18:

Preachd  at Docr Gifford's AM: with   
Some freedom, in the after  Preach'd at Dr Stennet's with  Strength, beſsed be god for his  Assiſtance —

wedneſday may 21:

I went to  See Mr Romain was kindly  receiv'd by him, he is freer  man to talk about religion  at Heart than Mr Whitfield  we came into the Town together  in a Coach — and then Mr  Bulkley Conducted me to a  Baptiſt Meeting where there  was a Number of Baptiſts  Miniſters about 20 of them  after meeting I Dined with  them, and they were very  civil to me — and then I  returnd home —

Thurſday may 22:

went to  Mr Skinner's then Home, and  from thence to a Meeting with  Mr Told and his Family  Mr Told Preach'd, — returning  home we heard [illegible] a Man  and woman killd By the  Coach's over Setting, and a  Cart runing over them —  this Evening I was taken  with a v^i^olent Purging. —

Fryday May 23

was very  Sick with a Sort of Bloody  and Kept me down a week  before I was able to go out —

Sabbath June 1

I was able  to go out to Preach in Prea^chd^  [illegible]at Mr Bulkley's a Baptiſt Mir  and had but few hearers   
In the after Noon Preachd  for Mr Winter to a great  Congregation found my Self but week in Body —  this weak I was Buſiy. geting  ready to Send Some things to  my Children, S

Saturday June 7

I went  to North Hampton, got there  Juſt before Night, and was  receivd with all kindneſs —

Sabbath June 8.

Preach'd  to at Mr Riland's Meeting Ho  to a throngd Congregation, &  the Ld gave me Some Streng^ht^  and the People attended with  great Solemnity and Affectio^n^  and was told afterwards one  young Man was Converted  and hopefully Converted —   
in the after Noon Preach'd  in Riland's Yard to about  3000 recken'd, — . —

Monday June 9:

Mr Newton  of olney about 15 miles off  Came to fetch me to his Place  after Breakfaſt we Sot off [illegible]  [illegible]got rode in a Poſt chace  there a little after 12: this  Mr Newton is a Miniſter of  the Church of England, he  was a Sailor, and god mar vellouſly turn'd him and  he is a flaming Preachder  of the Goſpel, — at Evening  I Preach'd at one of the mee^t^  ings in the Place, to a Croud  of People, — Lodgd at Mr  Newton's, — a Number of  good ^people^ live in this place bu^t^  very ^poor^ in this world —

Tueſday June 10

Mr Newton  and I took a walk towards  Northampton about miles —  and there Breakfaſted, —  and there we parted he  went Back afoot, and I  went on Horſe to Northampn  got there about 12: Din'd  with Mr Hextal one[illegible] of the  Deſenting Miniſters of the  place, — at 6 in the Even-g  I Preachd the Meeting Houſe  where Great Docr Doddrege  was Miniſter, and there was  a great Concourſe of people  and attended with great  Solmenity — Lodgd at Mr  Riland's — there ^is^ a number  of warm Chriſtians in this  Town —

Wedneſday June 11

got up  a little after 3 and was in  a Coach before 4: and retur^nd^  to London — Got there a little  after 6: — found my frien^ds^  well. Thanks be to god for  ^his^ goodneſs —

Sabbath June 15:

Preachd  in the Morning at Mr Bur­ ford's Meeting had Some free­ dom — in the after Noon I  preachd at Mr Pitts, with  Since of Divine things in  the Evening Pr[illegible][guess: ea]cd at Shake  ſpearss walk — and Supd —  with Mr ware's this Evening —

Monday ^June 16^

wendt to Mr Thorntons  at Clapham and was Entertain^d^  with all Kindneſs. he is a genn  of emence fotune, and he is  the right Sorts of Chriſtiens  and a very Charitable man —   
Lodgd with him this Night —

Tueſday Morning

Mr Thornton  took me in his Chariot and  Caried me to my Lodgings —

Wedneſday June 18:

I went  in the Morning to See Mr  Guinap a Baptiſt miniſter  of Saffron Walden Breakfaſt[illegible]^'d^  with him —

W Thurdsday June 19

Preach'd in Mr John Weſley's  Toundry to a Crouded Au­ dience begun at 7 in the  Evening — — —

Saturday June 21:

Mr  wWhitaker and I went to  Saffron Walden got there   
before Night Lodg'd at Mrs  Fuller's —

Sabbath June 22:

went  to Meeting Mr Whitaker P[illegible][guess: d]  and in the after Noon I  Preachd to a Crouded Con gregation, and I was very  [illegible]Poorly, but I belive the  Ld was with us of a truth  and in the evening Preachd  again to great Aſsembly  and I had Some Strength,  and the People made a  Collection — —

Monday June 23

we re­ turn'd to London, got ther^e^  Some time before night —  The Ld be Praiſd for all  his goodneſs to us — —   
this Evening I heard, the Stage  Players, had been Minicking  of me in their Plays, lately —  I never thought I Shou'd ever  Come that Honor, — o' god wou^'d^  give me grearter Courage —

Thurdſday June 2[illegible]6

Din'd with  Savage, in the Evening was  viſeted by Mr Furly a Miniſter  from Yorkſhare, one who truely  Loves the Ld Jx I believe —

Fryday June 27.

Preach'd  Early in the Morning at Mr  Richadſon's Meeting,

Sabbath June 29:

Preachd  at Mr Brewers in the [illegible]latter  Part of the Day to a Crouded  Congregation, and they th   
made a Collection for us to  the amount of 100:.[illegible][guess: 3]0.  the Ld reward them a many  fold in this life and in the  world to Come Life everlaſ­ ting —

Monday June 30

Mr Smith  of Boſton in America, and I  went Down the River Thames  to Shearneſs by the Sea Side  near Sixty miles from London  we went by water So far as gra-^ves^  end, a fine Proſpect we had  each Side of the River, flat  Land, and very Fruitful,  indeed it is like one Continue^ed^  garden — But the maloncholy  Sight was to See So many   
Malefactors Hung up in Irons  by the River — we took Coach  at Gravesend to Chatham  and then wen by water a gain, and we Sail'd through  a great Number of Man of  War all the way to Share­ neſs. Got there between and  eleven, —

Tueſday, July 1.

we went  all about Shearneſs, vewing  every thing we Cou'd See, to­ wards night we went to Bath­ ing in Salt water, —

Wedneſday July 2:

we re­ turn'd went by water So far  as Chatham, and it Rian'd  and Thunder'd very hard —  while we were on the water   
got to Chatham about 9  and there took Poſt Chaiſe  and went on to London, got  there about 6, found my friends  well, and receiv'd Some Letters  from America and by them  my family was well the 29  of April laſt — Bleſsed be god  for his tender Mercies to me  and to mine, O that the Ld  wou'd teach us to be thankful  at all times —

Sabbath Junely 6:

Preachd at  Mr Webb's Meeting to a Small  Congregation — in the afternoon  I heard Mr Preach, —

Monday June 7

I went to Clap­ ham to See Esqr Thornton, and  was very kindly recev'd, after  Dinner Mr Thornton and I went   
in Chace to [gap: omitted] and  [illegible]ode all the after Noon and  had very agreeable w ride —  and we had a greable Con­ verſation about religion  of Jx — — Juſt at Night  [illegible]we went to See his Sister ^Willber–^ at  winbleton, and they were  very urgent to have me  Stay there that Night, and  Lodgd there —

Tueſday Junely 8:

Mrs  Willberforce Caried me in ^her^  Coach to London — She is a  Sound Chriſtian — in the after Noon I Din'd with Miſs gideon  a Jewis [illegible]by Birt but a true  Chriſtian, had a Sweet Con­ verſation with her — from  there went to See Sr Jame   
Jay of new York in Ameria  and then went ^to^ See Mr Wint[illegible][guess: forth]  worth of [illegible]Portſmouth in Ame[illegible]rica  and then went home —

wedneſday July 9

went to  viſeting a gain but found none  that I wanted to See —

Thurdſday July 10

went  with Mr Whitaker to Several  Places, and then went to  Stepney and Din'd with a  Number of Miniſters and  were very kindly receivd  by them — from thence I went  thome —

Fryday July 11

went to ^wait^ upon  Mr Penn but he was not at  Home and it Thundred and  rain'd very hard in the morn.g  and returnd home again —

Sabbath July the 13

went in the  morning to Dodford and at Mr  olding's Meeting, a good Purita  nical Independent, and we had  a very Crouded Audience, and  they made a Collection for us.  went Directly to London and  Preachd at Mr Stafford's Meetg  But it was not very Crouded —  after Meeting went with one  Mr Cocks to Drink DTea and  while we were at Tea I Se­ riouſly ^aſ[illegible][guess: k]d^ Mr Cocks, who was to  Preach at Mr whitefields's T.  he with all gravity Said Mr  Occom, Mr Occom? Says I, Yes  Says he, I kown nothing of it  Say I again, it is So Conclud ed Says he — So I emediately  went and Preachd to a mul­ titude of People, and the Ld  gave me Some Strength   
Bleſseded be his great Name

Tueſday July 15

went to Din'd  MDocr Gifford, after Dinner we^nt^  with Sir James Jay to wait on  one Mr Perſon, and Saw many  of [illegible] his Curioſsities — and then  went home —

Wedneſday July 16:

in the  Evening Preach'd at Dr Giffords  Meeting — to a Small number  of People —

Thuirdſday July 17:

Mr W.  and I went to Hitchin in a  Stage Coach, about forty  Miles from London, got there  Jut about 12. and were re­ ceiv'd with all kindneſs by  our Friends — I Lodgd at Mr   
Thomas's and Mr LWhitaker  Lodg'd at Mr Wellſhare's —

Fryday July 18:

we wViſited  all Day at Hitchin

Saturday July 19:

we went  to Southwell I Preach'd to a Small  number of People — the People  made a Collection for us  they a bCollected a bout £15  returnd again in the Eve^n^ ing to Hitchin

Sabbath July 20

I Preachd  in the Morning at Mr Hick­ Man's Meeting a very worthy  Minſter of Jx, — and in the  after Noon Preach'd at  Mr James's a Baptiſt Min–  and a very worthy Man —  the Meeting very Much Crouded   
and as Soon as the meeting  was done — a Poſt Chaiſe  was re^a^dy for mey at the Door  and I went Emediatly to  Luton about 9 Miles from  Hitchin, and in Mr Hall's  Meeting, to a great Multitude  and as Soon as the was done  I went Back to Hitchin  got there about 10. —  the Lord gave me Some  Since of Divine Things  this Day, and gave me  Some Strength — Glory be to  his g[illegible]reat N[illegible]ame for his  Condeſention —

Monday July 21

went  Back to London — got there  about 5 PM

Tueſday July 22,

went  about to leave of my  good Friends and wed­ neſday and thurſday to  Leave of my good Friends  Heitherto the Ld helped  us and glory be to his  great and holy Name —   
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Mr Matth Meller  Lennin Draper Ro[illegible][guess: ſs]  Herrefor[illegible]d Shire  Briſtol, Coriſpodent  Mrs Sarah Pearſe  Mrs Mary Pollard   
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Letters Sent to America ^March 1766^   to Mrs Occom — — — — 4   to Mr Peck ^[illegible]^ of Boſton — — 1   to Mrs Wheatley Boſton 1   to a Nergro Girl Boſton 1   to Capt Shaw N. London — 1   to Jo Uppauquiyantup — 1   to Mr Buell — — — — 1   to Mrs Tallmadge & Daughters. 2   to Ben Hedges — 1   to Loper — — — 1   to Mulford — — 1  to Mrs Occom April — 15 — 3[illegible][guess: 2]  to Mrs Occom Ju[illegible]ne 2  to Mr wWells New York — — 1  to Mr Wood Shady Grove — 1  to Mr Bruſh Goſhen — 1   
Mrs Routledges St Mart[illegible]  Legrand in Deans C[illegible][guess: ourt]   
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