Samson Occom, letter, to Joseph Johnson, 1775 April 14

ms-number775264

doi
10.1349/ddlp.846

abstractOccom writes to express regret that so few Indians are going to Oneida, and that Johnson should, above all, keep peace among the Indians there. Occom also writes that his daughter Olive has married.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible.

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

inkBrown ink is faded.

noteworthyThe trailer appears to be in Occom's hand, although it could possibly be that of Mary Occom.

Dear Child
I have only Time to inform you, that thro the goodneſs of god we are all in good State of Health at preſent, and your Family is well, and all the Indians are in good Health, I am Sorry, So few Indians are going up to Onoyda this Spring, yet I hope they will keep moving up more and more, — Let me know by the first opportunity, how the Indians apeare now towards our Indians, and if any thing is in agitation worthy of notice let us know it, — what ever you do keep Peace among yourſelves and hear to one another for your mutual good, — Take god with you in all your Concerns, let his word be your Rule both in your Religious and Temporal Concerns, inrich your minds with ^the^ word of god — Our Olive has marryed last Night to Solomon Adams
This in utmoſt hast is from your Affectionate Father Samson Occom
Something about Land in Oneide
To Mr Joſeph Johnſon at onoyda
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