Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 30


abstractOccom urgently requests that Wheelock send a report on his accounts with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, and Capt. Shaw of New London, so that he may have assistance in refuting false statements made against him.

handwritingOccom's hand is heavily slanted, yet formal and clear.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in fair condition, with moderate staining, creasing and wear. Some modern preservation work has been done.

noteworthyThe trailer is in an unknown hand. On two verso, an editor, likely 19th-century, has added the note: "S. Occom / London / May 30. 1766" -- this note has not been included in the transcription.

signatureThe signature is abbreviated.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

  Revd & Hond Sir[illegible] 
Pray look and See  what it was the Honble Commiſrs of Boſton did  towards my Education, I think you kep  an Acount of it, and Send Maſter Rudol­ phus to Capt Shaw’s of N London, to know  what he Pay’d me for the Commiſrs, and  [illegible]how many Years he Pay’d me — and Send  the Acounts with all Speed, for it is of great  Conſequence that we have them, — the Honb[gap: tear][guess: le]  Commiſrs of Boſton have wrote againſt us,  they Signify withall; they supported me  while I was Learning at your Houſe. &  have Supported me ever since, and pay^d^  all my Debts — and you took me away  from them &c &c &c — I have had a  Severe turn of a Bloody Flux for a week  past, but I am almoſt well thro’ god’s  great goodneſs — my Eyes are weak I can^t^  ^rite^ much at this Time — I hope it is well with you all,
Dutiful Reſpects from your unworthy servant   S: Occom 
[left]P: S: I have not seen the Letter  Neither can we get the Copy  of it yet
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Rev.d Sampson Occoms  May 1766 
To the Revd  Mr Eleazer Wheelock, at  Lebanon in America