Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

ms-number766211

doi
10.1349/ddlp.1102

abstractOccom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.

handwritingOccom's hand is clear and legible. Letter case is occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperSingle medium-sized sheet is in good condition, with mostly light staining, creasing and wear.

inkBrown ink is lightly faded.

noteworthyAn editor, likely 19th-century, has added a note to one verso that reads: "Occom to wife London march 11, 1766?" This note has not been included in the transcription.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain, Occom’s inoculation

My Dear Wife
I send you with this ^letter^ Some Cloathing, for our Family, there is 9 Yards of Broad Cloth and Some Shalloon, to make a Sute of Cloaths for Aaron, and what is left you may do as you Pleaſe with, you may make Blankets or Cloaks of it, — and a pice of Stuff about 30 Yards and Strip’d Flannel between 30 and 40 Yards, and 38 Yards of Checker’d Linen, and about as much white Linen — they go by way of Boſton. and Mr Peck will send them to Norwich Landing to Mrs Whitaker, for her things and our things a[illegible]re all in one Box — By the Mercy of god I am in Good Health, and I hope and pray theſe may find you so — Truſt in the Lord Jehovah, for in him is Everlaſting Strength — about a quater after 3: this after-Noon, I was Inoculated by Mr Whitaker, — and you will soon hear whether I am well of it or Dead with it — the Cloathing is by the Revd Mr Whitefield and the Pins and Books by [illegible] Madam Whitefield. and the Coffee Pot and 3 Braſs Screws by one Mr Withy, — you muſt never ^put^ the Pot on the fire, the Braſs are to hang Cloaths on — from
your Huſband Samſon Occom
I have alſo sent 3 pair of girls Stockings and one Dozen of knives and Forks and a Picture of King & Queen
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