Samson Occom, journal, 1784 May 8 to 1785 April 26

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10.1349/ddlp.1282

abstractOccom details his travels and activities during the period of May 8, 1784, through April 26, 1785.

handwritingHandwriting is largely clear and legible. There are some uncrossed t's and crossed l's that have been corrected by the transcriber.

paperSmall sheets folded into a booklet and bound with thread or twine are in good-to-fair condition, with some staining, fading and wear that results in a minor loss of text. There is a large tear on the bottom outside corner of 12 recto/verso; this tear is apparently contemporary, as Occom has written around it.

inkBrown ink varies in intensity throughout.

noteworthyOn one verso, the identification of “New City” is uncertain, and so it has been left untagged. On four recto, Occom mistakenly notes the date as "Sabbath May 29," when the date is actually May 30; this error carries over into May 31. On six recto, it is uncertain whether “Mr. Maples” refers to John or Josiah Maples, and so it has been left untagged. For this reason, “his wife” has also been left untagged. On seven recto, Occom mistakenly writes “Febr 6” instead of March 6. There are occasional red pencil marks throughout. An editor, likely 19th-century, has overwritten Occom's hand in several places. These edits have not been transcribed. Where appropriate, the transcriber has used her discretion to judge what is original and what is not, guessing at some uncertain elements and leaving some completely obscurred elements untranscribed.

N [illegible][guess: 1] Saturday May 8; 1784;

we Sat[gap: tear] very early in the morning from New London for Albany in Capt Hayleys Sloop called Victory ther was a number of Engliſh and Indian Families; and we had very Small wind, till towards night, then the wind Sprung up about South weſt, and we diret ed our Cou^r^ſe to Long Island, & Dropt Anchor near the Shore Some Time in the evening, —

Sabbath May 9:

was very Calm, and the People deſired me to give a Diſcourſe; and I Complied, I expounded Some part of 25 Chapr of Matth: and the People attended with good attention — In the after noon the wind Sprung ^up^ about South and we puſhd on our way and Some Time in the evening we Anchored again —

Monday May 10:

it was very Calm agai[gap: worn_edge][guess: n]
[gap: worn_edge]ut the wind roſe early, and we went on, and about 6:0:c in the after noon we got to N- york, —

Tueſday May 11

about 9:0:c we hoiſted Sail again and went into North River & about 12: Jacob and I went a Shore to wait upon Docr Leving ſton and Docr Rodgers the principle Miniſters in the City and they gave us encourageme^nt^ that they woud try to get Some thing for the Indian Families that are going up to Onoyda Country to Settle we Lodged in the City this Night —

wedneſ day May 12:

we went aboard of a Certain Sloop belonging to Albany, one Mr Waters Maſter of her, and there ^was^ a number of Very agreable gentlemen there were four Colon[illegible][guess: a]ls, and Esqr and two Young agreable gentlemen
Theſe Colon[illegible][guess: a]ls and [illegible][guess: Esqr] were members of New Yorks Asembly and they were greatly Pleaſd with our Indians moving up to onoyda Country to Settle, and all theſe gentlemen were very Friend to us, I eat and Drank with them every Day while we were together — we got up a little way up in the North River and Dropt Anchor —

Thirdsday May 13

went on again a little way the was Very Small and Contrary

Fryday May 14:

moved very Slowly again Wind Small and Contrary, —

Saturday May 15

Sailed very Slowly yet, —

Sabbath ^may 16^

about 2 in the afternoon went a Shore a number of us and had a meeting in a Dutchmans H and I gave them a Short Diſcou^r^ce and they made me a Collection gatherd about [illegible][guess: 3] D[illegible][guess: a]llars after meeting we went aboard again in the evening Saild a little way the wind was Contrary and hard

Monday May 17:

had good wind and went up the River faſt & got to Albany before night, — Capt Hayley and Capt Billings Juſt got up there — and we found them all well, — And we made applications to the Chief men of the City for aſsiſtance, and there was no Proviſions to be had for Indians, which uſed to be allowd, in Times paſt; — however, our [illegible][guess: w]Folks were allowd to put up in the Hespital, and the People of the City were very kind to us and were very much taken with our Indians, —

Wedneſday, May 19:

I was in vited to preach to the Priſoners and I complied, —

Thirdsday

I preachd in Mr Weſterlos Churc^h^ and the People made a Collection for our People, — we got about 9 pounds —

Saturday May 22

our Folks left Albany and they on towards Schenactedy, and I Taried Still at Albany, —

Sabbath may 23:

I preachd twice in the Pr[illegible][guess: i]ſb[illegible][guess: i]teryan Meeting Houſe, and they a Collection for our Folks; they Collected 8: pound, —

Monday May 24:

John Paul went af ter our Folks, and Caried the Collection to our People, —

Tueſday May 25

in the morning Anthony Paul and his Family and his Mother and I went up together in a waggon to the the New City, in the afternoon I preach in the Place to a large Congregation, and the[illegible][guess: y] made a Small Collection, [illegible][guess: i]n the evening I returnd back 3 mile^[below]s^ towards Albany on the other Side of the River, where I left my Daughter Chriſtiana and her Family and her Mother in Law from this Place Athony went up to S[illegible][guess: err]atoga for a Horſe to help up his Family there, where my Daughter and Children
intends to Stay this Summer and in the Fall they will proceed to onoyda

Wedneſday May 26

Early in the morning, I went into a Waggon to Albany got there about 9: o:c: and found the Veſel, that I was to go in to New York was juſt gone & Luckily I found another that is to Sail the next Day, —

Thirdsday May 27:

about 12 I went of a Sloop Capt Bogat and a number of gentlemen alſo went in the Same Veſel, and they were very agreable & great Docr Young was one of the Company and we went down the River about 20: Miles & Dropt Anchor, — Fryday we had very Small wind, and Slow way down, Yet we down Some diſtance that Day and the Night following,

Saturday May 2:9:

we had a find wind and as much as we wanted and we got down to new York,
about 6: o:c: in the after noon and I immediately went a Shore and went home with Mr John Haggerman, a good Friend we found when we Stopt here the other Day going up — I Sot down but few minutes, and then went to See Docr Levingſton and Docr Rodgers Docr Levingſton was at home but Collected no thing for us; and Docr Rodgers was not at Home and his People had Collected nothing, and I was good Deal diſappointed, for I had given my Note of Hand for 36 Dollars for the Paſage of our People from New London to Albany, —

Sabbath May 29

was at N: York and went to hear Mr Gano in the morning and at noon he invited me to go home with him to take din ner — and Deſired me to preach to his People on Monday eveng in the afternoon I went to hear
Mr Maſon the Cece[illegible][guess: e]der of the Church of Scotland but he did not Preach, So I went to my Lodgings I was fatigued walk ing, and went to no meeting in the afternoon, —

Monday M:2 30

was in the City, — in the evening about Seven, I preach'd at Mr Ganos Meeting Houſe he is a Baptiſt Miniſter the meeting Houſe was very full and they made a Collection, made out five pounds, one Shillings juſt in York Curren cy — So I Continued in the City till Fryday,

MaJune 4:

in the evening at eight o:c I preach in a Medthodiſt meeting and it midling ful and they Collected 3 Dollars and Seven Shillings in York Currency —

June ^5^ Saturday,

in the after noon went a Board of a little maſt Boat, Capt Harris
of New London Harbers Mouth.

Monday June 7:

juſt after Sun riſe we got to [illegible]Capt Harriss Houſe, and went took Break faſt with him, after Breakt I Bought a mare of him, and So I went on directly home ward, — I got Home about 11 & found all my Family in good State of Health, But Taby, She had been very Sick with Swelling in her Throat but thro' Mercy She was now much better, Bleſs ed be god for his goodneſs to us Since I have been gone from Home. —

 Mohegan Janr 23: 1785

Made a Public confeſsion of my miſs Conduct, and was receivd univerſally by the People, and immediately preachd to athe People and there was great and [illegible][guess: a]ffectio nate attention among the People
and in the Evening we had a meeting in my Houſe and we felt Some love —

 Janr 28

Preachd in our School Houſe and there were many People both Indians and Engliſh and there was good attention —

 Janr 30

Preachd at Mohegan in Deacn Henrys Houſe to a Crouded Aſsem bly, and I had Som freedom to [illegible]Speak and many of the People he[illegible][guess: a]rd with flow of Tears from their Eyes — in the Evening we met at Henrys and we gave encouragements to one another and I believe the Lord was preſent with us —

 Febr 6: 1785. Sabbath

preachd at Mr John Heart Adgates and there was a bundence of People, both Eng liſh and Indians, and I believ^e^ I had Some help from above to Speak to the People and there
was great Solemnity, and Some affection among the People — in the Evening we had a meet ing in Deacon Henrys and our Hearts were melted down before the Lord in Some mea ſure, glory be to god —

 Febr 10: 1785

At Mr Joſiah Mapless ^in eveng^ and there was a great many People and attention becoming Ratio nal Creatures, till I had done Speaking, and then was Som Levity among the Young People but Mr John Maples was So good as to give them a reprof and they Soon deſiſted, — and I lodgd at the Houſe that night by the Deſire of Mr Maples and his wife, and we had very a greable Evening, they were very free of their own acord to relate to me their Spiritual exerciſes, and I believe the Ld will manifeſt himſefe to them
more and more —

 Febr 11 in the eveng

gave a word of exhortation to a few People —

 Febr 13: on Sab —

was at Mr John Browns and the^re^ was a great Number of People tho' it was uncomfortable walk ing, and I kink I had Some Senſe of Divine things, there was great Solemnity among the People —

 Febr 20 on Sab

Preach at at Mohegan in Deac ^H^ Houſe, to a large number of People the Houſe was Crouded Chiefly white People and I be lieve there was a moving of the Spirit of god in the Aſsem‐ bly for I took notice of many Tears —

 Febr 24:

had an Evening meeting at Mrs Fitches and it was amaz ing to See how many People
Collected together, and we had a Solemn meeting; I believe the Lord aſsiſted both the Speaker and the Hearer and we parted in Peace and Love for I think I felt Calmneſs and Love —

 Febr 27: Sab

Preach at Mr Darts to a Croud ed Audiance and well behav'd People, and Some were effected with the word, —

 March 4: 1785

Preach at Docr Alp[illegible]heus Rog^ers^ in the Pariſh, to a great many People, and many were much affected, with the word, —

 Febr 6 on Sab

Wat at Mohegan in Deacon Henrys, and there was many People and I believe the Lord was preſent with us by his Divine Spirit — D: Henry R Aſh and went

March 12: ˄ Evening

had an unexpected meeting at one Sherrys Houſe a negro man, there was not more
than an Hours Notice given of the meeting, and the People Crouded in Directly and I preachd to the word of god to them and they attended with great Eagerneſs and affection they Seemed to have a Taſte for the Word of god — and when the People were diſpercing one Capt Troope invited me to go Home with him, but I did not love to go out after Exerciſe. — Lodged at Sherrys

 March 13: on Sab —

Robert Aſhpo and I went to Mr Downer's about a mile and half, before Breakfaſt and were received with all kindneſs and Brotherly affec teon and took Breakfaſt, with them — and it was a Snowy uncomfortable Day Yet the People began to flock together preſently and there was great Multitude of
People got together more than the Houſe Could Contain, they Crouded in every Corner even up in the Chambers — and I preachd to them the word of the Lord, and it fell heavy upon the People it produced many Tears and deep Sigghs tho' there was one man mani feſted a Diſpleaſure at my Saying Some thing about Univerſal Scheem, he Spoke out in the meeting, but he did not Say much neithe did he Diſturb the People any — in the after noon we removed the meeting to another Houſe a few Rods off, which was very Large, and the People increaſd and they Crouded that Houſe alſo, and they attended with uncommon Solmenity and af fection Tears flowed Down from many Eyes freely; I cant help thinking, that god is about to work amongſt this People, in the Evening, we had a
a meeting again in Brother Downers and there ^was^ a great number of People again and I preach again, and we had a Comfortable meet ing the Lord refreſhed the Chil dren, and they manifeſted Love to one another; I Lodgd here this Night, went to bed late in the Evening. the Lord be praiſed for his good neſs to us thus far —

 March 14: monday

I preachd at one Mr Veſters began about 11 oc & there was good many People tho' it was a Snowy Day and extreamly bad riding or wal king, and there ^was^ great atten tion, and I believe Some felt the Power of god, the man of the Houſe gave ^me^ a Text and I [illegible]Spoke from it, which I
never Spoke from before, it is writen in the firſt Epeſtle of John 5:5: after meeting we Stayd Some Time, took Dinner with them, and we Sot off for Home, ^about 3:o:c^ we got home juſt in the Duſk of the Evening, found my ^Fam^ in Health Thanks be to god for his goodneſs to me —

 March 20 on Sabb —

Preach'd at Mrs Fitch's in the North Pariſh of New London and there was a large Congregat tion of People, and they attended with great Solemnity and Affecti on, the Lord was preſent with his word, I believe in Some meaſure — Took Dinner with them after meeting, and ^then^ I went Home — The week paſt has been very remarkable for Cold and Snow deep and Cruſty & it has layn Steady almoſt all winter ex[illegible]cept 3 Days in Janr it went off then, and Come on again, directly and it ^has^ not been
off Since and it has been very Steady Cold all winter, very Spe[illegible]ding for Creatures of all kinds, — but the Lord takes Care of the World, and he doe[illegible]^s^ all things well, if we dont See it, it muſt be all right —

March 23.

It was very Cold, windy and bluſtring laſt Night, and it Con tinues all this Day, it is remark able Windy Cold Day and a Cruſty hard Snow is now above a foot Deep in many Places — —

 March 26; 1785 on Saturday

Went from Home about noon towards one Mr Averys about 5 miles north weſt from the City of New London Snow Continues to ly upon the ground and it is hard Cruſty, and it has been Cold all this week, Stopt at Mr Darts, and the old Folks were not at Home, and So I went to Mr Ames's and was very kindly enter taind, took Supper with them, after Sun Set went back to Mr Darts and Lodged there, and was moſt kindly and Friendly treated,

^m 27^

Mr Dart and his wife and Daughr Sot out with me to meeting, about
three miles, got there before 11 and the People began to Come to meeting, and there was a vaſt Concourſe of People, there were near as many out Doors as in, and Preachd to them the Word of the Lord, and the People behavd Decently, and heard with great Solemnity, a many with affection in the after noon Preachd again and Sufferd greatly with Cold was much Chil'd before I had done the People attendid with great Solemnity — after meeting took Dinner with Mr Duglas he lived one end of the Houſe, — juſt be fore Sun Set, took leave of the People of the Houſe and went to Mr Robert D^o^uglas's about half a mile eaſtward, found him very ill with a bad Cough and Shortneſs of Breath, he Set up in a great Chair moſt all the Times, Night and Day, he is very old nearly ninety, and I be‐ lieve an old Diſciple his wife is not so old, very agreable. old People the were very kind to me, Lodged there,

March 28:

got up in the morning, Prayd with the Family, had free ^& agree^ Converſation with them laſt Night and this morn ing about the great Concerns, after Breakfaſt took my leave of them in Peace and Friendſhip and Sot off for New London, got to the City about 10: Call upon Mrs Shaw, found her little Complaining of her Health, be ing troubled with Cold, — Sot a while, then went to the Ferry, Calld at Mr Baileys a Tavern, and Sot down to write, and while I was writing, Mr Rathbond Came in I Suppoſe to See me he was put in Jail Some Time back, it is Said for Deffamition in his Preaching, he is one of thoſe that ^are^ Stiled Shaking Qua‐ kers, and we had a long diſ couſe together — He is a yound ma^n^ of good Senſe, but in my opinion he is altogther Caried away with very St[illegible]ng Enthuſiasm and I am afraid a bad one there ^is^ good Enthuſiasm and there ^is^ a bad one, he Says they go by imme
diate opperation of the Spirit of god, their Bodies are great ly agitated very often when they are in Divine Exerciſe in variouſ ways their arms are Stretchd Strait Some Times which they Call a Sign, they muſt go that way that their hands point to, — and they Say they have new Tongue [illegible][guess: giv] [illegible][guess: en] many Times, tho I percev^e^ they dont retain them, and he Says they have gifts of Healing but I cant find out, that they have done any remarkable mer[illegible][guess: i]cle, — and they dont allow their Bretheren and Siſters that were married before they Came into this way, to uſe the means for Propagation of their Species, — and the unma ried not to marry, yet he Says he forbids none to marry — he Calls this way that he is in, a New Diſ penſation, which will defuſe thro the
the World; — and he has a Noti on too, they atain to Sinleſs Perfection in this Life — In the whole I believe he has got into another goſpel if it is right to Call it goſpel I can not See it to be the goſpel of Jeſus Chriſt, which his Apoſ tles preachd, — and the Lord have mercy upon them and bring them to the Knowledge of the Truth as it is in Jeſus — Toward Night, went out of the the City, Stopt a while at Capt wheeler's, and then went to old Maſter Jonathan Smith's and Lodged there and was kindly receivd, he is troubled with many Infirmities beſides old age —

Tueſday march 29:

took leave of them early and Sot off forr Home
and it was prodigious bad rid ing noth Side of the Hills glaſe[gap: worn_edge][guess: d] with Ice, and South Sides horſe break thro' the Ice, I was obliged to go a foot Some Times, and be ing lame I made Slow progreſs I got home near noon, found my Family well thro' the goodneſs of a mercyful god, — The Night following, provd very Stormy of Snow Hail and Rain, and it froſe, as it fell, and it Con tinued very Severe next Day like a winter Storm — This winter paſt and the Spring thus far, is Judged by the oldeſt men we have, to be the Hardeſt in their memory, the moſt Spend ing, for no Creature that is kep^t^ by man Can get nothing to eat only what ^is^ given them. —

(April 1 1785 on Fryday

went from my Houſe a foot down to Mr J: H: Adgate's, and got his Mare Sot off from there for New London Stopt a while at Capt Wheelers)

Sab: April 3: 1785.

w[illegible]went from my Houſe to one Mr John Brown's about 3 miles and it was very uncomfortable riding I ever known for the Time of the Year, Snow is now above foot Deep and very hard, the roads are bare on the Suny Side of the Hills and very milrely, — got ^to^ the Houſe, before 10: the People had not began to Collect, but preſently after they did, and large Company got together preſently, tho it was very ba[illegible]d Traviling, and between 11 and 12 I began the Divine Exerciſe and I not not much Light and free dom, Yet the People were greatly attentive after meeting Sot in the Houſe with Mr Wm Comſtock a Preacher and the man of the Houſe, had friendly Converſation took a Comfortable Dinner with them juſt at Night Night I Sot off for Home, and as I was going out Mr Brown gave me a pair of Shoes, and I excepted of them thankfully, in the Duſk of the Evening I got Home

April 7: 1785

got up very early, and a little after Sun riſe I Sot off from my Houſe afoot to Mr J: H: Adgates, got his mare and took breakfaſt with them, and then went down to New‐ London, got to the City a bout 10:o:c and went over to groton, and got to Mr Jabez Smiths about 1 in the after-noon, to Dinner there, and about half after 2: went back towards the Ferry, and I turnd to the Northward from the meeting Houſe, to one Capt Robert Latham got there Some Time before Sun Set, — and had a meeting in this Houſe, and there was a great Num ber People, Conſidering the extream bad traviling [illegible]both on Foot and Horſeback, and I preachd to them the word of god, and I had Some Senſe of Divine things, and the People attend with Solemnity and Some afection, I belive the Lord was preſent with us in Some meaſure Thanks be to his name — After meet ing, took Comfortable Supper with the Capt, his wife looks quite young, and they are very agreable Diſcreet Couple, — after Supper we had little exerciſe, with my
Printed, verſified Notes or Chri tian Cards, and it was very a greable Exerciſe, I hope it may do them Some Benefit, — went to be[illegible]d I believe near 12: took Com fortable, — got up very early & they all got up took breakfaſt with them; and Soon after eating took Friendly leave of them, & the Capt Sent a Preſent of Tea t to my Wife, went to the Ferry and So over to the City of New London went to See alderman Thomas Shaw but he was not at Home, and I Sot off for Home, S[illegible]topt a while at Capt Wheelers, and then went to Mr J Smith's, Calld for Dinner there, and after I had eat, I Sot off again, and it began to rain and it was a Terrable Storm, Stopt a good while at Mr Haugh‐^tons^ Dried me, and after a while went on gain, and it raind very hard and it was windy & Cold, got Home Some Time before Night, and I was much wet, and Cold, found my Family well thro the godneſs of god —

April 10: 1785: on Sab:

Preach'd at Henry's in Mohegan there was Conſiderable number of People Chiefly Young People and white People moſtly, and they behaved well ing the Room but Noiſe was out off Doors, and I fe[illegible]lt Some Strenght in delivering the word and I ^believe^ Some had Movings in their Minds —

Saturday [illegible][guess: March]April 16: 1785

Sot off from my Houſe for Preſ ton, got there at Deacon Avery's about Sun Set, and found the[illegible]m well, and was affectionately re‐ civd by them, lodgd there. —

Sabbath [illegible][guess: march]April 17:

went to meet ing with them, Repreſented Some thing of my paſt Tryals and Troubles, and alſo my miſs Steps and aſked their forgiveneſs, and was accepeted, and I preachd all Day, and I believe had Some aſsiſtance, and the People attend ed with great Solemnity and with many Tears — and when I had done Mr Park the Miniſter of the Churc[illegible][guess: h] adminiſterd the Sacred Ordernance of the Lords Supper, and it was a Solemn Seaſon, and it revivin[gap: worn_edge][guess: g]
and refreſhing Time with my Soul [gap: faded][guess: a]fter participation of the Holy Sup per, Several Chriſtians broke out in Praiſes and adorations to God with floods of Tears of Joy, and having Sung two or three Times in Divine Love and Fillowſhip we parted in Peace and Love — went to the Deacons, took Dinner wh them, after Dinner took my leave of them, and parted in Love — I went to one Mr Winter, an old Diſciple, and was kindly entertain^d^ in the Evening, had agreable exer ciſe with my Chriſtian Cards, with the whole Family — about 9 oc wen^t^ to be[illegible]d with thankfull Heart in Some meaſure, the Lord be Praiſed for the mercies, Favours and the Privilledges of the Day paſt —

Monday march^April^ 18:

got up very early, Prayd with the Family, and then went of for Home, got Home about 10: found my Fa mi[illegible]ly well, and I went on di rectly to Mr Haughtons to meet our Honorable overſeers, and did our Tribe buſineſs, before Night, and got back to my H
Little after Sun Set —

Wedneſsday April 20: 1785

It was general Faſt in Connec ticut, I preachd at Widow Fitchs and there was a goodly number of People, tho it was very bad riding, and going Foot, by re ſon of the Dreadful Storm the Day before, both of Rain and Hail, Hail was two or three Inches Deep this Morning, and it was Cold, — the People attended with great attention, — after mee^t^ ing, I Sot a while in the Houſe took Dinner, — and then went to Mr Joſiah Mapless and Preachd there to Conſiderable number of well behaved People — about Sun Set went Home, Thus far hath the Lord lead me on, and thanks be to his Holy Name —

Thirdsday April 21:

about 12 Sot off for Lebanon, went via Norwich Landing, got to Capt Troop's about Sun Set and a meeting there, and there was
Conſiderable number of People and they attended well, — Lodged at the Same Houſe, and was kindly entertaind[illegible]

 Fryday April 22:

got up very early, and took Breakfaſt and then went to See Colonl Wm Williams, found him at Home and did Buſineſs with him in an Inſtant — and went back to Capt Troops, and in the after Noon about 3: o: c wen had a nother meeting, and a Number of People and they Heard with great attention and Solemnity I Lodged there again,

Saturday April 23:

got up very early but I did not Set out till about 8:o:c: got down to Norwich Landing about 12 and So went on my way, went by my Houſe down to Mr Hau^g[illegible][guess: h]^ tons got there about 2: and was there a Little while & then went back to my Houſe got Home Some Time be
fore Night

 April 24: on Sabbath morning

got up very early and went Long Society, and Preachd there at one Mr Nathan Standiſhs, and there was a great number of People, and there was great attention, the word fell with great weight, and there was flow of tears from many Faces, the Lord gave me Some Senſe of Divine Things and freedom of Speech — Soon after meeting had Dinner, and then Sot off for Home, Calld at a Certain Houſe near Norwich Landing, and were five or Six women, and an old woman of the Houſe deſired to have a meeting there as Soon as I Coud, and I toold her I woud we had a little Excerciſe with my Chriſtian Cards, and there was Solemnity and affection amongſt Especially two Young women — were much affected, — and about Sun down left them and went on my way, got home about Day Light in — found my Ho[gap: faded][guess: uſe]
almoſt emty, my Folks were all gone to fiſhing, and I went to be[illegible]d Soon, the Lord be thankd for his goodneſs to us thus far

 Tueſday April 26: 1785

We met our Hon,l Overſeers at Mr Haughtons, upon aplication of a Number of Merchants of the City of Norwich, to purchace a Pice of Land near o[illegible]ur River to make a Landing Place, but none Came from Norwich but Mr Howland, in behalf of the reſt, — but we Coud not agree at this Time, and So we parted
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