Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

ms-number767121

doi
10.1349/ddlp.880

abstractOccom writes from his tour of Great Britain to discuss family business, including money sent to repay debts, and the enrollment of their son at Wheelock’s school.

handwritingHandwriting is largely clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet folded in half to make four pages is in poor condition, with heavy creasing and wear that results in a minor loss of text. A large portion of the upper right-hand corner of two recto appears to have been cut away.

inkBrown ink is somewhat faded.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

My Dear
By the goodneſs of god I am, and have been in good State of Health Since I wrote to you laſt, excepting Some Colds I have had Several times, — I rejoice to hear, our Family was well, laſt No­vember, — let us endeavour to put our truſt in God at all Times, — I am glad to hear our Aaron is at Mr Wheelock's, let him[illegible] Stay there till he knows how to behave better — and do you try to Inſrtruct your Girls as well as you Can, — I order'd some more money to be Sent to you, and I hope you have re­ceiv'd, [illegible] it or will receive it, pay our Debts as far as you Can — My Dear, get Some Capable Hand to write you Letters of thanks, to the Ladies who wrote you Letters, and sent you Preſents from Briſtol; we have return'd to London again a few Days ago, and Shall Stay here till Spring, — my Love to you all, and to all Inquiring Friends —
I am as ever, your tender and  Loving Huſband, Samſon Occom
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To Mrs Mary Occom at Mohegan in N: London Connecticut, N: England
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