Solomon Williams, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 7


abstractWilliams advises Occom to follow the advice given by Wheelock (see manuscript 749506).

handwritingInformal handwriting is highly stylized and difficult to decipher.

paperSmall single sheet is in good-to-fair condition with moderate creasing, staining and wear.

noteworthyThis letter is on same paper as manuscript 749506.

signatureThe signature is abbreviated, and the superscription is difficult to decipher.

EventsOccom leaves his studies

Modernized Version Deletions removed; additions added in; modern spelling and capitalization added; unfamiliar abbreviations expanded.

  Dear Samson 
I have Read that which  Mr. Wheelock has written  and believe it will be  best to Engage in a  School for a Term  with the proviso which  he mentions — that your  health should be Restored  you may be at liber ty to obey the orders  of the Honourable Commis sioners. as yet I have  Received none, I would ad vise you to be thorough  in the use of means  for your Recovery,   
I  am your Sincere Friend  and well-wisher Praying God to  direct and bless you —   Solomon Williams