Samson Occom, journal, 1787 April 6

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10.1349/ddlp.1118

abstractOccom details his travels as an itinerant preacher through Long Island, Southern New England and Eastern New York.

handwritingOccom's hand is largely clear and legible. There are some crossed l’s and uncrossed t’s, which transcriber has corrected. Occom occasionally renders the numeral 1 as a lower case i, which the transcriber has corrected.

paperSmall pages folded into a booklet and bound with thread/twine are in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate staining and wear. The outside cover is of a different, rougher paper than the pages of the journal.

inkBrown ink varies in intensity.

noteworthyThere are several carets to indicate above-line additions, yet the additions they indicate are non-existent. There are edits throughout, likely 19th-century, made in black ink; these edits have been ignored by the transcriber. On nine verso, there is a dot that looks like a period, but appears to actually be a piece of lint. On 15 verso, it is uncertain to whom Occom refers when he mentions "my Daughter," though it is likely Olive Adams. People and places whose names are illegible have not been tagged.

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John XIV.9
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April 6. 1787

on Fryday got up very early, and Sot of for New London, got there about 8. o:c, and found a Paſage going directly to Sag Harber; about 10 we Sot Sail the veſel I went in is Called Starling Packet, William Booth Maſter. and we had Contrary Wind and Small, and Contrary Tide alſo, and we wer^e^ obliged to return to N. London got a Shore again before Sun Sit, and I went over to Groton and Lodgd at Mr Leſters, and w[illegible]as very ^kindly^ receivd — [illegible]had Com­fortable reſt. — — —

Saturday April 7:

got up very early, and went down to the Ferry, Call'd on Esqr Le[illegible][guess: u]dyard, and was receivd Friendly, and he deſired me
to take Breakfaſt with them, but I was in haſt, and Mrs L gave me a good hunch of meat and Bread, enough to laſt me a whole Day, and went directly over, and went a Board about 8, and Sot Sail again and had Small and Contrary Wind, and we were obliged to run into Sea Brook and there we Spent the Night, I Lodged aboard. —

Sabb April 8

got up very early and we Soon ^got^ under Sail, and we had very Small wind and not fair and we went on Slowly, and got north part of Starlling, and there I went a Shore about 3:o:c: & and I Travild, to South part & Calld at a Certain Houſe, and the woman of the Houſe knew me, the Name of the man of the Houſe is Mr W.m A[illegible]bertſon
it was now towards Night the man was not at Home, and the Woman deſired˄ to tary all Night, and I accepted of her offer, Juſt at Night the man Came home from meeting, and appeard very agreable, and was well treated, took Supper with them, and went to Bed prety Soon, and had Comfortable reſt. — — —

Monday April 9:

got up early and it was very Foggy morning. and I Stayd to take Brea^k^faſt; and after that I went to the Ferry, and was detain'd a long, while, and about 9 I was carried over, on Shelter-Island, and there I tried at Several Houſe to hire a Horſe but I Coud get none, and So went on a foot, till˄ got to Sag
Harber , which was about 7 miles, and I was very much beat out when I got there, I never travil So far on foot Since I have been lame, — and I tried there to get a Horſe, and I Co[illegible]ud not, and there ^was^ one good Capt Perſon meet with me, and he tried to get me Horſe and he Coud not, and So he and I rode together on his Horſe, and ^got^ to his Houſe Some Time before Night and there I Lodged; and was extreamly kindly treated, and he got me Horſe that Night to go to Southhampton on the morrow, —

Tueſday April 10:

got up early, and took Breakfaſt with them, and about 9 I wen^t^ on, and ˄ to the Place about 11: Calld on Mr Williams, and was there a little while, and underſtood, that the Preſby
tery did not meet till next Day and So paſt on to Cold Spring where the Indians live, and happend to Call at one Saml Peters. he was not at Home but the woman was, and She appeard very agreable, & Soon found out the was a prefeſser, and Some Time towards night the man Came home, I took Dinner here. after a while Brother Saml Waucus Came to me, and we Soon Concluded to have a meeting in the Evening, and So in the evening the Indians Came together at the Houſe and there was a Conſiderable Nr and I Spoke to them from 1. King XIX:13: and there was very good attention, I lodgd at the Same Houſe, and reſted well, —

Wedneſday April 11:

roſe early and after Prayers Brother Peter and I went to Brother S. Waucus, and there took Breakfaſt, and Soon after Breakfaſt, I went to See old Widow Waucus, and ther^e^ but few minu[illegible]tes. and I went to the Town, got there paſt 8 and the Preſbutery had go[illegible]t together about 10 we went to meeting and the Revd Mr Buell opened the Preſbutery by Prayer and then a Sermon sutable to the ocation, from 2 Corin V: 20: and Soon after meeting, we return'd to Mr Williams' and Dined together and after Dinner, we preceeded in Buſineſs, and Several things were in agitation and went on in Buſineſs Harmoniouſly. in the Evening I went to Shenecook, and I preachd to the Indians, at the Houſe of one
Simeon [illegible][guess: T]i[illegible][guess: lton], and the Audience was very attentive, and the Chriſtians were Somewhat enlivend, I Spoke from 1 Joh V.10. after meeing we Sot up Some what late, and Sot up lodged at the Same Houſe —

Wedneſdsay April Thirdsday April 12:

got up early and took Breakfaſt and Soon after went to Town got there after the Miniſters had got together and we went on ^in^ our Buſineſs, and there was preaching again and the People wanted I Shoud preach, — but I Choſe to attend upon the Preſbutery, and Mr Bradford P—

Fryday April 13:

we met early, and went on Buſineſs
; and about 2. I was obliged to go to Bridgehampton, to Preach got there there a bout half after 3 and went right into the meeting Houſe, for the P had been waiting a while I Spoke from Mark V: 5: and there was great attention. Soon after meeting I went to with Mr Woolworth to Colo Halberts and Mr Buell went with us, and there we took Tea and Soon after Tea I went to Mr Perſons and had a nother meeting there and there was a great Number of People, and I Sho[illegible][guess: p] Spoke to them Rom: 12: 28.29 and there was a Solemn attention among the People, I Lodgd at the Sam^e^
Houſe and went to Bed Soon and had Comfortable reſt —

Suturday April 14:

got up early and took Breakfaſt with Family and Soon after eating Mr Perſons and I wen^t^ Down to Sag-Harber, got there about 9: and was till about 12: took Dinner with one Mr and Soon after Dinner I went a Board of one Mr Caſe, from South Hole, — and we had Contrary wind and it was hard and we got to ^a^ Part of South H on a Neck of Land Calld Hog Neck Juſt about Sun Set, and I went a Shore, and went to one Capt Horton's, and the Lodgd and was very kindly entertai^nd^ the man of the Houſe was very Sick, very like to Die; went to Bed Soon, and Chad Comfortable Sleep — —

Sabb [illegible] April 15:

got up very early, and they got me Horſe and went on to the Town, Stopt at one Mr [gap: omitted] and he got his Chair ready Soon and he Carried to the Town, got to Mr Stores about 8: found them well, and I took Breakfaſt with them, and about 10 we went to meeting, & there was a great Number of People, and I Spoke from I Cor XVI ^22^ and there was a Solemn attention In the after-Noon I went to the Weſttern Meeting Houſe about 5 miles Mr Horton Carried me in his Chair and there was a large Congr[illegible]egation, and I Spoke from Dan V.25, and the People attended with grea^t^ attention and Solemnity. [illegible]aſoon as the meeting was over, we went back to the old Town, Stopt a while at Mr Greens and took Tea there, and went on got to the Town Some Time before Sun Set, Stopt at Mr Stores's, and
Candle Lighting we went to meeting, and there was a large aſembly again, and I Spoke from Jonah III:5 and the People attended well after meeting went to Mr Horton^s^ and there I Lodged, and was most kindly treated — —

Monday April 16:

got up before Day Break, and Calld up Mr Bradford, who was then Preaching in the Town, he was to go with me to Oiſter Point and we got ready Soon, and were on Horſs Back [illegible]before Sun riſe, and went on,, Stopt a while at one Deacon Tuttle's and there took Breakfaſt, and as Soon as we had done, we paſt on, and got to the Point, about 1[illegible][guess: 0 1] and Call'd at Mr Tuttles & I waited there, for a Boat that was to Take me in at This Plac^e^ took Dinner here, and juſt as we had done the Boat Cam^e^
and I twent dto the Shore, and Mr Bradford and Mr Tuttle went with, and I took leave of them at the Shore and I went a Board, and we had a fair Wind, and juſt before Sun Set we arrived at the City of New London; and I Lodgd at Mr Muxſles, and had Comfortable Sleep — —

Tuſday April 17

got up very early, and was about the City till afternoon and then I had an opportunity to go with Mr Nathan Champ^lin^ of Lyme up to Mr Hauhghton's Cove, we got there Some Time before Sun Set, and I got Hor^ſe^ and went home got there about Sun down, and found my Family in good Health but my wife, She Complains Some Pains Yet, but not So bad as I left her, She is better
Thanks be to god for his goodneſs to us — — —

Saba April [illegible]22

went to Mr Elijah Browns at Maſsup peek Point, and Preached there, I Spoke from Isai:1:2 in the after-Noon from Zech VIII.21: and there was a large Aſembly for a by Place and the People attended well — Soon after meeting took Tea, and after eating went Home — — —

Tueſday April 24:

we had a mornful Day, we attend upon two Funerals at one Houſe, Widow Pequuns Corp^s^ was Brought to widow Eunice^[illegible][guess: s]^ Occoms, where there was another Corps, Eunices Daughter Eunice was Dead, theſe Died the Day before, within
an Hour an half of each other, and there was most all our Indians together, and I deliverd a Diſcourſe to them from John IX. 4 and the word fell with Power among the people, and Soon as I had done we marchd to the Burying Place, and we buryed the oldeſ^t^ firſt. and as Soon as we had done we returnd Severally to our Houſes — —

Saturday April 28:

juſt be­fore Noon I Sot of from Home and went to Stonington, Stopt a while at Mr Chrieſies in the Landing, and took Dinner there, and Soon after eating went on, and got to John Qui[illegible][guess: mn]ps's juſt before Sun Sit, and there I Lodgd and was much out of order had very bad Cold, reſted Some
what Comfortable —

Sabb April 29:

it was Lowrry and raind Some, near about 10 went to meeting and People Collected and there was a large number of People, and I Spoke from Acts II: 17: and 2 Corin V.20 and there was very great attention many Tears were Shed, the Christians Comforted Soon after meeting lefte the Indian Town, and went to groton Indian Town, Stopt at Telex Deſhon's and there took Dinner, Juſt at night went to widow Samſons, and there we had meeting again I Spoke from Rom III: 18: and the People were greatly bowd under the word, the young People were much afected, and after meeting
we Sot up a great while and had agreable Converſation, and it was paſt mid Night w[illegible]hen we went to Bed and I reſted well — — —

Monday April 30

Got up early and we prayd together, and took Breakfaſt together, and I Spoke to them about goſpel Rules and the Diſcipline of the Houſe of god; and about 8 I took leave of them: Calld att Mr John Williamss and preſently paſt on took my Book at Esqr geres Stopt a while at Norwich Landing, and got Home about 2 in the after Noon and found my Family as well as I left them — — —

Fryday May 4:

Went to groton Stopt at Mr Elijah Browns, and there took Dinner, and Soon after Denner, went over the River, Some of Mr Daniel
and Elijah Brown's Familie^[below]s^ went over with me, in a large Con[illegible][guess: oon] — and went to Capt Wylliss: and there was a Conſiderable of People Collected together, and I Spoke to them from Rom: VIII. 38.39 and there was a Solemn attention, many were much affected; Soon after meeting I went over with the Same People that Came with me Stopt a few minutes at Mr E: Browns, and paſt on homward, got home nearly Sun Sit — — — —

Saturday May 5:

[illegible]Some Time in the after noon, went down to Gails Ferry and went over there, and got
and got to Mr Gidion Saunderss about SitSun Sit, and found them all well and was kindly receivd by the Family and Lodged there, —

Sabb: May 6,

near 10 we went Esqr William Averys Funery. he was of the Principle men in the Place, and there was a vast Con­couſe of People, and Mr Keene Preachd, from [illegible]John XI: 25: Soon after Sermon the Carried the Corpſ to the Burying ground, abou^t^ 4: miles off, and I went to Mr Saunderss, and from went to Capt Edward Lathem^s^ and there took Dinner, and toward Night, People Collec
ted together and I preachd to them from VIII.2: and there was very good attention, and Juſt as I Concluded it began to Rain, I Lodged at the Same Houſe, and was very kindly entertaind, went to Bed Soon, and was well refreſhd with Sleep — —

Monday May 7:

Went to Mr Saunderss to break my faſt with them, Soon after took leave of them, and then went back to Mrs Lathem's and took leave of them, and So look of Several Families, and then went down to the Ferry and went over to New London and So on to Mr Sam.l Rogers^s^ and there had a meeting
and there was a large Collection of People, and I spoke from Job XXI: 14.15 and there was great Solmenity, Soon after meeting took Tea with them, and went on my way homward, got home Some Time in the evening and went to Bed Soon — —

Saturday May 12.

about 2 in the after noon left home and went to one Capt Water­houſe, and it was Rainey Stopt a while at Docr Rogerss took Dinner there, and I bled the Docr, and juſt at Night went to Mr John Browns and I Lodgd, and was kindly entertaind — — —

Sabb: May 13:

got up early and had my Horſe up and went on, and it was Rainey Still, I got to Mr
Ebenezer Darts about 8 and took Breakfaſt there, near 10 we went to meeting at Capt Waterhouſe's and there was not many People and I Spoke from Luke X.26 and there was good attention in the after noon, I Spoke from John XII.36 and there was a great ma^n^y People and they attended with great Solemnity and affection, Soon after meeting took Dinner, and after eating went a way, intending to go to Mr John Brown's to preach; but it Rain'd Still and it was Cold, and I Stopt at Mr Darts and I did not felel well, and there [illegible]Lodgd and went to Bed Soon. — —

Monday May 14:

roſe very early and went down to New Lo^n^ddon, and it was
Rainey Still and Chilley, Soon got to the City, and Calld on Mr Muxley, and there took Breakfaſt; and was in the City till near Noon, and then went homeward, and got home about 3: —

Sabb May 20:

Some Time in the morning left home, and wen^t^ to Mr Mr Poſt's in Weecus Hill, Got there Some before meeting and there was but a Small Collection of People, we began the Service a little past 10 and I Spoke from Habk III: 17 818: and the after noon from Psalm 119:105: and the People attended well, — after meeting to Victuals, and Soon after eating went home Stopt at Jo' Ashpo's and bled his Daugr Mercy She was very Sick, — got a bout Sun Set — —

Saturday May 26:

About 3 in the after noon, I took leave of my Family, and Sot off for Onoyda,went by the way of Windom, got there Some after Sun Sit, put up at Mr Lothrops a Seperat Preacher and was very kindly receiv'd Lodged there, — —

Sabb May 27,

got me up very early and w[illegible]ent to Mansfie^l^d, got to the Place before 9 and near 911 went to meeting and Mr Garley Preachd, he Spoke from John, Broad is &c in the after noon I Spoke from 1 Peter IV: 17. the People attended well, — and towards Night, went on to Mr Weltch and there I Lodged and was kindly treated, — —

Monday May 28.

got me up very, and took Breakfaſt and went on my way Sop^t^ a little while at Mr Strongs and So paſt on. and got to my Daughters about 2 in the after noon and there I Stayd, found them all well as Common.— —

Tueſday May 29:

got up very early, and went on, Stop^t^ at Mr Maccluerss in old Windſor took Breakfast with them, and Soon after went over the River; SAnd on to We[illegible][guess: n]ttonbury Calld on MrWoolcut the Miniſter of the Place, but he was not at Home, took Dinner there, and Soon after paſt on, Calld on Esqr
Roberts, and was kindly receivd, Bated my Horſe, and a bout 2: went on, Calld on Mr Stebbins in Symsbury, and was there a little while, and so paſt on got to Mr Caſes and Lodged and had Comfortable reſt —

Wedneſsday May 30.

Stay'd to take Breakfaſt, and Soon after took leave of them & went on my way, and it Clouded ^up^ Soon, and it began to wet, Near 12 I reachd Torringford, and Stopt at Mr Mills's a Miniſter of the Place— , but was not at Home and the Rain and wind Came on very hard; and it was a Tarible Storm and So Stayd all Day. and Lodged there, — — — — —

Thirdsday May 31.

got up not very early, and it was very Foggey, but it Soon Cleard off took Breakfast with the Family, and Soon after went on to Torrington, got Mr Haines^s^ about 10 he is a Preacher among the People, he is muſ­tee, half white and half Negro and Extraordinary man in un­derſtanding ^&^, a great Preacher I was there Some Time, took Dinner there, and Some in the after Noon, I w[illegible]ent on my way again; Stopt a Capt Baldwins in Goſhen, and they urgd to Tary all Night, and I Conſented, and was kindly entertaind, Toon Supper Soon, and went to Bed early and reſted Comfortably —

Fryday June 1:

got up very early, and Sot of on my way; Calld on Mr Farring at Caanan; but he was not at Hom, took Breakfaſt there; and Soon after went on again, Stopt Capt Buſhn[illegible][guess: a]^l^s in Salbury, and there I Saw Peter Shadock, and Elijah Wympe Jur of Brotherton he Juſt Come from there, and they were then all well, when he Came away; Took Dinner here, and Soon after I went on my way; and Calld on Mr Dakins at little Nine partners^Dover^ and was there a little while and paſt on, and got on the [illegible]Mountain Some Time before Sun Sit and Calld at Deacon Bulkleys
and was going on further, but they urg'd me to Stay there, and a young woman Said, You Shant go from this Houſe To Night, and So I Stopt and was exceeding well treated, and went to Bed as Soon as the Night Came on — — —

Saturday June 2

was all Day at Deacon Bulkley^s^ and Lodgd there again and reſted well — —

Sabb June 3:

went to meeting with the People, and I Preachd to them from Luke [gap: omitted] and there was affectionate attention among the People all Day, — Directly after meeting I went with Mr Winchel, to his Houſe' &
took Dinner with the[illegible]m and as Soon as we had Din'd, Mr winchel got his Waggon ready, and he took me into his wagn and he and his wife went to Dover to meeting, in Elder Dakin'ss meeting and I preachd from 1 Peter IV. 7: and there was a Solemn attention, many Tears were Shed, Soon after meeting Mr Rowe took me in his wadggon and Caried me to his Houſe, and there I Lodg'd, and was very tenderly treated, — —

Monday June 4:

Lay a Bed Some what late, & when all the People got up, they got together &
I exerciſed with my Notes in the Family, and it was a large Family it Contain'd near 30, & it was a very Solemn Seaſon, many were much affected it took us Some Time, to go thro', and then we Prayd, — About 2 in the after noon we began a meeting, and there was a great Number of People, and I Spoke from [gap: omitted] and there was good attention, Soon after meeting they got me a Horſe, and I wen^t^ on the Mountain, and Stopt at Mr Winchels and from there I went to Deacon Bulkley's and there took Tea, and Soon after took my Horſe, and went to Esqr Buſhips's, and there had another meeting, and there was a Conſiderable Number of People, and I Spoke from
Mark VI. 6: and there was ^a^ Solem^n^ attention, — Lodgd at the Same Houſe, and reſted Comfortably once more — —

Tueſday June 5:

got up very early, and would have gone of, but they woud have me Stay to take Breakfaſt, and Soon after went on my way, made no Stops, towards Night I Calld at a Certain Ta­vern, and I was waried, and So Concluded to Stay all Night went to Bed quite early, and was well refreſh'd with Sleep —

Wedneſday June 6:

got up early, and had my Horſe got ready, and So went on, Stopt a little while at Mr Youngs in Kinderhook, and So paſt on arrivd to Esqr Woodworth's about 12, and found them all well, took Dinner there —
Concluded to have a meeting here tomorrow about 3 in the after Noon. here I met with Mr Thrirſtin, and he urgd me to go to keep Sabbath with the People in his Place about 12 miles, Lodgd here, — —

Thirdsday June 7

Stay here all Day, about 3 People got together, and we began the meeting, and a large Number of People and I Spoke from Dutero: X.12.13 and the People attended well, — Taried here again, — — —

Fryday June 8:

After Breat Mr Thirſtin and took leave of the Family, and went to North part of Phillips-Town, got to the Place a bout 12: din^d^ with one Mr Mcgee, and after eating went on to Mr Thirſtin's houſe, found his Family well, Lodged there and it is a Chistian Family —
Wed had a meeting here in the evening, and there was a Conſiderable of P I Spoke from [gap: omitted] and the People attended with great Solemnity — —

Saturday June 9

had a meeting at one Mr Sinton's he is Sick and there was quite a large number of People I Spoke from [gap: omitted] and there was a ſolemn attention. after meeting went back to Mr Thirſtins, and from there to Mr Baileys Brother Thirſtin went with me, and there we Lodged, Mr Bailey and his wife I believe are ſincere Christians they are much engagd —

Sabb. June 10

a bout 9 went to meeting, and one Mr Adams^'s^ and there was a prodigious Number of People, the bigeſt[illegible] that ever was Seen at once
in this New Sittlement, I Spoke from Gene [gap: omitted] Preachd three Times this Day Lodgd at the Same Houſe, Sot up Some what late — —

^June 11^Monday

got up very early & took leave of the Family and went to Mr Mcgee's and there took Breakfaſt, and Soon after, went to New Bethleham and I preachd, and there was alardge number of Peopele I Spoke from Song VIII: 5 directly after meeting went with Deacon Herrinton and Dined there; And Some Time in the after went a place where there was burying, and there was a great number of People, and after Burying I preach to the People, and there was good attention I Spo from Kings Set thy Houſe &c
and Soon after meeting I went on to Esqr Woodwoth's and I Lodged, — —

Tueſday June 12

after Break Sot off and Stopt a while at Mr McDonal, and Call on Some others and So past on to De­Bought, got to Mr Ouderkirk's a bout Sun Sit, and was eceedingly well receiv'd, and they were all well, but the old gentleman he is quite helpleſs — Lodged there — —

Wedniſday June 13,

Some Time in the morning after Breakfaſt, I went on to Mr John Landſons, and in the evening we had a litte meeting. Yet there was quite a Number of People, I Spoke from Psalm CXXXIII.1: and there
was a Solemn attention, and they were all glad to See me. Lodgd at the Same Houſe — —

Thirdsday June 14,

Towards Night had another meeting & there was a great Number of People, and I Spoke from Rom, VI: [gap: omitted] and there an affecting attention among the People many Tears were Shed. Lodgd at the Same Houſe [illegible] Soon after meeting went with Mr Fondee at the Ferry and there I Ldodgd, was kindly treated, went to Bed Soon and had Comfortable reſt — —

Fryday June 15

got up early and went over the River Soon and went to the Point, Calld Waterford; I miſt my way and Calld at one Mr Devoos and he and his wife, and old maid that was there
were exceeding glad, and they never Saw me before, but the good old maid, they talkd very freely upon Religious matters; and I Converſd with them a while and went on again, Stopt at Mr [gap: omitted] and took Breakfaſt there, they were extreamly glad to See me, Soon after [illegible]eating went on to Mr Vanderwarkens, and there I put up for the Day a meeting to begin 4 in the afternoon, took Dinner here in the after Noon the People Collected, and there was not many, the Notice was too Short; I Spoke from 2 King^[illegible][guess: s]^ 20 and there was very good attention; and Several Came too late, and after I Sot a while in the Houſe, I had Exerciſe with my Chriſtian Cards, with Some Young Women, that Came
late for the Sermon, and Some were Some what Startled, but Some began, they were all delighted, and behaved very decent, and Some old People Choſe Texts alſo, and it was agreable exer­ciſe. I Lodged at the Same Houſe and was Extreamly well treated by the whole Family. — —

Saturday June 16

got early and deſird to be brought up, and I went of before Breakfaſt, Stopt at Mr [gap: omitted] and they urged me to eat, but I woud not; and took leave of them and paſt on Stopt at Mr Fundee's and there took Breakfaſt. Soon after eating I went on to Viſit Some Friend^[below]s^ and at Night, Stayd at good old Mr Fero's, — — — —

Sabb June 17:

near 9 went to the Church, and there was a prodigious gathering of People the Church Coud not Contain them all, began the Service before
10, and it began to Rain Soon I Spoke from Isaaih V.2.3: & John V1: 68: — and there was a Solemn and affectionate attention the Congregation was bowd before the word of god; Soon after Service I went of to over to Half Moon, and Engliſh Young man accompanied me, and we Stopt at Mr John Landſons, and there I took Tea, and Soon after, went on, and before we reach'd the Place, it Rain'd very hard, and I was very wet that Time [illegible]we [illegible]got to the Place; Stopt a lettle while at Capt Compſtock's and then went to the Church, and there was but a little Number of People and I Spoke from Dutero. 10. and there was very good atten­tion, and went back to Capt Compſtocks and Lodg'd, and reſted indeferenly — —

Monday [illegible]June 18,

after B
took leave of the Family, and went on towards New-Town, got Mr Teachhouſe's about 10, and took Dinner with them; and a bout 3: we began the Worſhip of god; we met in a large Barn, [illegible] and there was large number of People, Spoke from Psalm CXXXVI. 1. and there was a very deep attention, many were much affected. Soon after Service went towards Lowden's Stopt at Mr Clutes, and Juſt in the evening a Number of People Came in, wanted I Shoud preach, and I was Some what Backward, but finally, thought it my Duty to preach, though I was Some what warried, and I Spoke from Matt VI.33 and there was greater Solemnity, than in the Day Time, there was flow of Tears, and after I had Concluded,
the People deſired to have an Exerciſe with my Cards, and so gratified them, and it was a Comfortable Exerciſe; and we Sot up very late, at laſt the People went of, and [illegible]so I went to bed, and reſted but poorly for a little Child Cryed much and I had but a little Sleep — —

Tueſday June 19,

got up early and got my Horſe ready, and I went on to Neſ[illegible][guess: cau]na, Sopt at the Ferry, and there I underſtood, there were 2 or 3 Families of Indians about half a mile of, and so I turn'd went to See them, and they were intire Stangers to me, and they are Miserable poor, and perfect Heathens. I asked them, whether they ever went to meeting, they Said no, and told them, I was
was going to Preach a little ways and askd them, whether, they wou'd go to meeting, they Said nothing, and so I left them I went with one Mr For[illegible]dt to the Ferry, went into his Houſe, and he aſked me, whether I had broke my faſt, and I toold him, I had not, and so he order his negro to get me Victuals directly, and She haſtend, his wife was not at Home, and so I sot down and eat heartily, Soon after he Carried me over, and aſked nothing, and went to Mr Simon Fordts and there Stopt, and took Dinner with them, and after Dinner, I layd me down [illegible]^[illegible]^ Bed to reſt, and I Slept a little, & paſt one we went to meeting and there was a multitude of People at Church, for Such Short Notice and I Spoke
from Isaaih 1: 2:3 and the attended with great attention. after [illegible]Sermon, took Tea with one Mr [gap: omitted] and Soon I went on to Schenactida, and got there Juſt before Sun Sit and put up at Mr John Poſt's and found them all well, wen^t^ to bed prety Soon, and a Com­fortable reſt, — this Day Saw Hindreck Pumham from Onoida and heard by him, that our People there were all well a bout a Fortnit ago — —

Wedneſday Ju[illegible]ne 20:

was at Schenectida, Lodgd at Mr Poſt's again — — —

Thirdsday June 21:

got up early and went to Neſcune, got there 8: Stopt [gap: omitted] and there took Breakfaſt, about 9: we went to
meeting, it is a faſt Day with the Dutch People every where, and there was a vaſt Concourſe of People Collected together CMost all Dutch; and a bout 10 we began the Service, the Church Cou'd not Contain all the People I Spoke from Isaaih 1.11 and Isaiah LVIII.5.6. between meetings went to Mr Baſsets, and I felt much out of order, and I layd me, and had a little doſe. after meeting I went to Mr Millers, of one of the Elders. and was kindly entertain'd took Tea with them, and Soon after layd me down, felt quite poorly got up juſt before Sun Set, and went to be[illegible]d Soon, and reſted Comfortably. — —

Fryday June 22:

Roſe prety early, and took Breakfast, and Comfortable, and Soon after eating, took leave of the
Family, and went of to Schena got there about 10: and Stayd in the Place till near Night and then took leave of my Friends and went of and rid a bout 7 miles and put up at a Certain Tavern, and went to Bed Soon, and was Some what diſturbd by the Company that was there. they made much Noiſe. a long while — — —

Saturday June 23

got up early and orderd my Horſe to be got ready, and I puſh'd on Soon, and went to Mr Hocobooms and there took Breakfaſt, they were very glad to See me, and Soon after Breakfaſt went on again, and Stopt at Mr Bartlet's and was kindly receivd, and they Soon put out my Horſe, and Said I Shoud Tary there that Night took dinner with them, and pre­ſent after, Mr Bartlet and I
went over the River, to See Mr Vedder, and they were exceeding Glad to See me old and Young after a while I Layd down and took Sleep, and Juſt a Night we took Tea with them, and then the Boys Carried us over back again, and, went to ^B^ Soon & have a Comfortable reſt, — —

Sabbath June 24,

about 8 I went down, the weſt Side of the River, and left my Horſe at a Certain Tavern, and went over to [gap: omitted] and there we had a meeting, and there was a prodigious Number of Pe[illegible]ople, we began the Service a little after 10; and I Spoke from Exod XX.[gap: omitted] in the after Noon from 2 Corin V.20: and there an affectionate attention, may
many were [illegible]Bowd under the word, Soon after meeting went Back over the River, and went with one Mr [gap: omitted] he is an Engliſh man, and wa very kindly Treated, — —

Monday June 25,

got up quite[illegible] early, and of to Mr Hocoboom's and preſently after I got it began to Rain, and the People began to gather Soon, and it Raind hard yet there was a large Number of Peopl, and I begun the meeting about 10, and we had a little Intermiſsion, and Preachd again in after Noon and the People attended with great Solemnity many Tears were Sed. I Spoke from Acts [gap: omitted] and Proverbs Lodgd at the Same Houſe and went Bed Soon and reſted well — —

Tueſday June 26,

got up very early and took leave of them
and went of to Mr george Eliot's got there about 8: and took Breakfast, and after eating went to See old Mr Eliot. about a mile of, and took Dinner there and Soon after went back to meeting at Mr george Eliout's and there was a larg numbr of People, I Spoke from Song ^5^ VIII and the People, attended with great Solemnity ^Bapti[illegible]d one Chd^ ^[below]for a Scotchman —^, after meetg went to the Houſe, for we met under Trees, and I S[illegible]ayd there all Night, — —

Wedneſday, June 27

go[illegible]t up quite early, and Set of to the weſtward, Calld on Severals and got So far as Esqr Mabee and there I Lodgd There

Wedneſday June 278:

Stayd till after Breakefarſt, and then wen^t^ of once more, Stopt at Several
Houſes, got to Esqr Harper's about 10 at Fort Hunter, and Stayd there till about 3: and then took leave of them, and went on my way, Reach'd to Esqr Maybees at Conajohary Juſt after Sun Sot and I Lodgd there, and was kindly treated; The Esqr was not at Home; went to bed Soon and had Comfortable reſt — —

Thirdsday June 28,

got up Early, and had my Horſe got ready, and went on towards Bowman's Creek, got to Esqr Kemballs about 10: and there I put up for the Day, and Con­cluded to preach here on the morrow, went to See Some Frie^ds^ and Lodgd at Esqr Kimballs

Fryday June 29,

was at the Place, went to fiſhing in the Creek Catch'd 6[illegible] Small fiſh took Dinner with the Esqr again and about 2 went to meeting & there was but People, and I Spoke from 2 Kings XX.1 and it was a Solemn Meeting many were muc^h^ affected. as Soon as the meeting was done I went on towards Sprin^[below]g^field, Stopt at Mr Lucass and took Tea, and as Soon we had done I went on again; got So far as to Mr Wautrot[illegible][guess: ,s] a Tavern and there I Lodgd — —

Saturday June 30

got up very early and payd my reckoning and went on my way, Stopt a while at Mr Millers, and paſt on, Stopt again at Mr Dike's and there I Broke my faſt, was very kindly entertaind, Soon after Breakfaſt waent on gain, got to Br Crippins about 10: and was
kindly receivd, there I Stay'd in the after noon, went to See Some Friends, was kindly re­ceivd by all; towards night went back to Brother Crippin's and I Lodgd. — —

Sabb. July 1:

about 9 went to meeting at one Mr Waulrots & and there was a large number of People, I Spoke from John what is that to thee? &c: in the after noon from Rom VIII.[gap: omitted] and there was a melting attention I believe many felt the Power of the word there was a Flow of Tears. after meeting Stayd at the Houſe, till near Night, then there was a word Sent me to go old Mr Pickards and a Number of us went, and he related a Strange Sight he had Seen, twice and Dreamt about it once; There has been 9 Perſons Baptized, fortnit ago, by way Im[illegible]maſhing or
Plunging. a few Days after this man was paſing by the Place, and he happened to Caſt his Eyes to the Place where the Perſon were Baptized: he Says he ^Saw^ a man Strugling to riſ[illegible]e out of the Water, and the water [illegible][guess: blazd] a round him, and it was gone in a moment, and it put his mind in great agitation, and Conſternation. a few Days after he went aga^in^ to the Place, and he Saw juſt Such Sight again, and it has put him to great amazement and a Night or two back, he Dream't, he went to the Place again, and Saw juſt Such Sight again, and he was greatly Surprized, and he kep[illegible] it to himſelf till this Day and he Says, he Coud not keep
it any longer, and So told it to his family, and relate it to me, and to a number People and it took affect upon Some People, tho they don't know what to make of it, — in the evening we went back to Mr Wau^l^rot's and there I lo[illegible]gd[illegible] and had good reſt — — —

Monday July 2

after Beakfaſt Sot of once more Calld on Mr Creeppin, and took my things, and about 10 took leave of them, and went on, Calld on Mr Sprague near the Lake and was there a while, and went on again, and got to Andrews Field a little past 12: and there I Stopt Some Tim^e^ turnd my Horſe out to feed & took Dinner myſelf, — about 2 I went on again, and went
a New way, and got to the upper part of German Flats and as I Came out of the woods and had a View of the Flats, I did not know it, I was quite Loſt, I went to an Houſe, that was hard by, and I did know the Houſe, and it was a H that I well knew too, and I aſkd a woman, where the Mo­hauk River was, She pointed to the Flats and Said there — and I askd her where Mr Fols livd, She Said about 2 up, and then every thing Came right, and so went on, and got to Mr Folss in the Duſk of the Evening, & and they were glad to See me once more and there I put up, and went to
Bed Soon and Comfortable Reſt once more — —

Tueſday July 3.

Some Time after Breakfaſt, took my old Horſe and went down the River and got about a mile, I wmet John Tuhy, one of our People from Brotherton, and he gave me an Intiligince of the State and Situation of our People, they were well in general, Several of them Died Since I left them, & I went on, and went with me, went so far as one Mr Smith's a merchent, and there but a little while, and we went back got to Mr Fols's near 12 and took Dinner there, and Stay the reſt of the Day and Lodgd there again, — —

Wedneſday July 4:

got up early and was geting ready, to go thro' the wilderneſs, and Juſt as we
Sot down to Breakfaſt, Brother David Fowler, his wife their Daughter Phene and Siſter Eſther Brother Jacob Fowlers Widow Came in, and were glad to See one another once more; and after Breakfast we had Some Converſation together, and then they went off, and John Tuhy, and I went on our way alſo, and we had a fine Day to go thro' the woods, and we Stopt a while at Chu^c^ka[illegible][guess: u]queed, and here lives a negro, he is all alone and has planted Some Corn & it is a fine Spot of ground, wher^e^ he has pitchd his Tent, we Sot here Some Time, bated my Horſe and after a while we So off again; and we got thro the a little while before Sun Set Calld at John Tuhys and they were all well, and
took Dinner with John here I found widow Peter from long‑Island, an old acquaintance of mine, here was a num­ber of Young men working for John, and Seemed to beg [illegible][illegible][guess: lad] [gap: tear] See me. and then I went to [gap: tear][guess: my] Daughter Christiana Pauls and found them all well, and we Rejoic'd to See each othere once more, — Bleſsed and adored be God for his infinte Goodneſs and mercy to my Children, my Daughter and her Huſband, have a Comfortable Hope, that they have life in God thro' Jeſus Chriſt — Lodge'd at my Daughter
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Deut. 33. 27 The Eternal god isThy Refuge
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