Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767


abstractOccom writes that he is setting out for the country and might visit Ireland. He has also sent a box of books and a letter listing other items sent.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in poor condition, with heavy tearing and wear that results in a significant loss of text.


noteworthyA note that reads "Celebrated Indian Preacher" has been added to the bottom of one recto in an unknown hand. On two recto, an editor, likely 19th-century, has added the note: "No 8 Mr O– to his wife Date London Selected for Dr Sprague Albany 1857." These notes have not been included in the transcription.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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

My Dear 
we are this mo[gap: tear][guess: ment]  out for the Country, and Shall go [gap: tear]  perhaps to Ireland before we re[gap: tear][guess: turn to]  London again, and will be 7 or [gap: tear]  before we return, I have Sent you [gap: tear][guess: se]  veral things last year, which I h[gap: tear][guess: ope]  you have received, and I have [gap: tear]  Some things more, which will be [gap: tear]  in a few Days, I Sent a Box of Books  a few Days ago, and you will find a letter  in it, which gives you an Account, what  will be Sent to you The Lord be with you  all Bless ye with Heavenly Blessings —   
My Best Love to you  I am ever your Dear Husband  Samson Occom 
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To  Mrs. Mary Occom  at Mohegan in New London  or Norwich,   Connecticut  by Mr. Wh[gap: tear]
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