Samson Occom, journal, 1790 February 21


abstractOccom details his travels around New York State from February to March of 1790.

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

paperSmall pages folded vertically and sewn into a booklet are in fair condition, with light-to-heavy staining and wear. The edges on one recto and verso appear to have been trimmed, and the page is separated from the rest of the booklet. There is some preservation work on particularly worn edges.


noteworthyPart of this journal appears to have been lost. There are several blank pages, including four (five verso through seven recto) that are uncut at the top and, consequently, were not scanned. On seven verso, an editor, likely 19th-century, has added notes that have not been transcribed. There are red pencil marks sprinkled throughout. Individuals and places with names that are not legible have not been tagged.

and there was A large Nr  of People, and I Spoke from  [gap: omitted] and the People attend  ed well — after meeting I went to Deacon's Swans, and  Lodged there — 

Monday Febr 22

after B  went on my way to Albany  Stopt but a litle while, Dind  with Mr John Andrews, in  the after Noon, went on a  gain, towards Bought[illegible] got  to one Eqr Ot[illegible]ts and there  Lodgd, and was very kindly  entertaind, — — 

Tueſday Febr 23:

after B  went on again, Calld on  two or three Friends, and So  paſt on to half Moon Point  Calld on old Mr Bogardus  and there took DTea  in the evening went to the 
Point, Calld on my good Friend  Mr J: Vanderwariker, and  had a meeting at a widow  Womans Houſe — and there  was much People, and I Spoke  from Eph 2: [gap: omitted] and the People  behaved well — Lodgd at Mr  Vanderwarikers — — 

Wedneſday Febr 24:

Soon after  eating I went back to Bough^t^  and in the Evening had a met  at old Mr Fero's, and there was  a large N:r of People, and  I Spoke from [gap: omitted]  and the People attended well  Lodgd at the Same Houſe— 

Thirdsday Febr 25:

Soon  after Breakfaſt, took lea  of the Family and went  on towards Balls Town 
got to Neſcayouna towards  Night, I put up at one Mr  Fiſhers,— and in the evening  we had a meeting, and there  was alarge number of People  and I Spoke from [gap: omitted]  Lodgd at theſame Houſe — 

Fryday, ^26^

after Breakfaſt  I went to Mr Gernſys, and  there all Night — — 

Saturday Febr 27

Some Time  in the Morning, I went back  to Mr Thomas Smiths, and  there in the evening we had  a meeting, Chiefly for Singing  Andres, John Quinny Solon  and his wife were at the  meeting — Lodgd at the Same  Houſe and reſted well— 

Sabb Febr 28:

aſo Soon as  eating was over, Mr Smith  took me in his Slay, and we  went to meeting at one Mr  [gap: omitted] and there was a  great Number of People  and I Spoke from Jeſus Chriſ^t^  the Same &c — and the People  attended well, Soon after m  I went with Mr Gernſy. in  his Slay,— and toward Night  we had a meeting in his  Houſe, and the People Coud  not all get in, I Spoke  from the words Sin is the  Tranſgreſsion of the Law, —  Lodgd at the Same Houſe — 

Monday March 1

Stayd  all Day at the Same Houſe  I had forgot my Bag — 

Tueſday March 2,

Soon after  eating I went off, went to See  my Daughter Chriſtiana in  Balls Town, got there Some  in the after Noon, and was  there a while, and then wen^t^  on to Freehole,— got to Mr  Northrops in the Evening  and there Lodgd — — — 

Wedneſday March 3:

^went^ to See  my Daughter Olive, and  found them well, but  Cinhia Wawcus, She was  poorly,— Soon went back  and at about 11: we had  a meeting, and there was  a Conſiderable number  of People, and I Spoke from  Gala — I am afraid of you  and the People attended well 
Soon after meeting took  Dinner, and then went off  got to Mr Grotes and Lodged  there and was well Treated — 

Thirdsday March the 4:

got  up early, and took B:  with them; Soon after went  on my way, got to Capt  Rooffs and Lodged there and  was kindly receivd. — 

Fryday March 5:

after  Breakfaſt, went on again  Stopt a while at Mr Deans  in Fort Plain, I heard Bro  ther David and his wife were  about a Mile off, went on  again, and got to Esqr  Franks in the Evening  he and his wife were not  at Home, and Lodged there 

Saturday March 6:

Some  Time in the morning I  over to Fort Dayton Calld  on Mr Talcut, but he &  his wife were not at home  and was there a while, and  returned back with a Certain  man to Esqr Franks again 
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