Samson Occom, journal, date unknown


abstractOccom describes his travels around the East coast and in Philadelphia.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible.

paperSeveral small sheets folded together into a booklet and bound with twine or thread are in poor conditon, with significant fading, staining and wear that leads to a significant loss of text. The tops of six verso and seven recto, and 10 verso and 11 recto, are uncut and thus impossible to scan. There are no images for these pages; however, they are blank.

noteworthyAn editor, likely 19th-century, has overwritten portions of faded text; in instances where Occom’s original hand is impossible to discern, these edits have been transcribed. This editor appears to be the originator of the date listed for the document in the Dartmouth archives. Although the year is likely, the actual date is uncertain. There are red and grey pencil marks on one recto.

inkBrown ink is heavily faded in spots.

[gap: stain] and we lodged  at the Same Houſe again

Tueſday Decr 18

[gap: faded] got up  early and to took Victuals  and then took leave of the  Family and went on our way

Sabb: 24

was at Quakſon

Sab March ^2^

at Burdentown

Sab march 9:

New Ark Mountain^s^

Sab March 16

New York

[illegible]Sab March ^13^

New York

Sab march 16:

New York

Sab March 13

Eliſabeth Town

Sab March 30:

Saild from N York

Sab: April 6:

at Mohegan

Tueſday Janr 1:

got up  early and went on our  way and got to Mr Balwins  towards Night, in And Lodge^d^  there — — 

Wedneſday Janr 2:

was  here all Day, in the  evening had a meeting  in the Place, and there  was great Number of  People and I Spoke  from and the People at  tended well, wa Lodged  at the Sameſe Houſe — — 

Thirdsday Janr 3:

went  to Mr grovers in P[illegible][guess: a]rſepaney  and in the evening Preach 
in Mr Beaverrout's, and  Lodged there — — 

Fryday Janr 4

after  Breakfaſt we Sot of and  Calld at the Revd Mr greens  and from thre paſt on to  Newark Mountans, got  to Mr Chapman's a [illegible: [guess: llitle]] paſt  12: and took Dinner there,  and Soon after we went on  to Crain Town,— and in the  evening had a meeting in  a School Houſe, and there  was a large number of  People, and I Spoke from  1 John V: 10: and the People  were very Solemn many were  much affected — Lodgd at  one Mr Crains. — — 

Saturday Janr 5:

after  eating we went on to Horſ  Neck, and we put up at  Esqr Crains and it was  very Cold weather —  Sab. Janr 6 
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Tueſday Janr 22:

we arrivd  to Philadelphia, and we went  to Docr Sprout's, and Devuldgd  our Buſineſs to him, and he  appeard very Friendly to us, &  So went on to viſit, Miniſters of all  Denominations, and they were  all very Friendly, Dind with  DGentlemen allmost every Day  we Lodged 2 Nights at Mr  Buſhels, and then we were  invited by mr Innes a Brewer  a Scotchman and a good man  and the whole Family is very  agreable we were treated with  great Kindneſs. — — 

Sabb Janr 27

in the after noon  Preachd in Docr Duffields m  in the evening Preachd in Docr  Sprouts meeting, and they  made Collections for me. — — 
This week viſited every  Day and found kindneſs  by all Sorts of People— — 

Febr 3:

on Sabb: in the  morning Preachd at Docr  Duffields, in the after noon  Preahd in a Baptiſt meeting  and there was a large Numbr  of People. — — — 

Sabb Febr Fryday Frebr 8

  This evening a number of Ladies  and gentlemen, and we, went  to take Tea with Capt Dehoſe  in his Ship, he is a Dutch [illegible]  and had a genteel entertain ment — and after Teat the  Company Plaid, a litle man  which died very often — Stayd  till near 9: and we Indians  took good leave of the Company  and returnd to our Quaters — 

Sabb. Februr 10:

Preahd in  in the morning, in Docr Duffields  meeting Houſe,— in the Evening  Preach'd in Docr Ewings meeting  and they made me a Collection —  This week went on in our Viſits  amongſt all Denominations; and  were kindly treated by all: — — 

Sabb Febr 17

I went in the morn ing to Docr Sprouts and it was a  Sacrament Day Mr Green Preachd  and I partook the ordernance  with them and it was a Solemn  Day with me, and I believe with  others. in the after Noon, I went  to Baptiſt Meeting, and heard  Mr Enſtick ^one^ of the Baptiſt  Miniſters in the City and we were  now geting ready to leave the  City. and it was hard work to  take leave of the People. for all  Denominations were exceeding  kind to us. uſe us with great 
Friendſhip, and had good Suc ceſs in our applications: and  the Friends or Quakers were  Friends indeed to us they Com  municated their Su[illegible]bſtance to  us more than any People  in this great City, were ate  and Drank with them from  Day to Day — 

Fryday Febr 22:

About 10  we left Philadelphia, and  it was bad Croſsing the 
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