Samson Occom, journal, date unknown

ms-number771101.2

abstractOccom describes his travels around the East coast and in Philadelphia.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible.

paperSeveral small sheets folded together into a booklet and bound with twine or thread are in poor conditon, with significant fading, staining and wear that leads to a significant loss of text. The tops of six verso and seven recto, and 10 verso and 11 recto, are uncut and thus impossible to scan. There are no images for these pages; however, they are blank.

noteworthyAn editor, likely 19th-century, has overwritten portions of faded text; in instances where Occom’s original hand is impossible to discern, these edits have been transcribed. This editor appears to be the originator of the date listed for the document in the Dartmouth archives. Although the year is likely, the actual date is uncertain. There are red and grey pencil marks on one recto.

inkBrown ink is heavily faded in spots.

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

[gap: stain] and we lodged  at the Same house again

Tuesday December 18

[gap: faded] got up  early and to took Victuals  and then took leave of the  Family and went on our way

Sabbath 24

was at Quakson

Sabbath March 2

at Burdentown

Sabbath march 9:

Newark Mountains

Sabbath March 16

New York

Sabbath March 13

New York

Sabbath march 16:

New York

Sabbath March 13

Elizabeth

Sabbath March 30:

Sailed from New York

Sabbath April 6:

at Mohegan

Tuesday January 1:

got up  early and went on our  way and got to Mr. Balwins  towards Night, in And Lodged  there — — 

Wednesday January 2:

was  here all Day, in the  evening had a meeting  in the Place, and there  was great Number of  People and I Spoke  from and the People at  tended well, Lodged  at the Same house — — 

Thursday January 3:

went  to Mr. grovers in Parsippany  and in the evening Preach 
in Mr. Beaverrout's, and  Lodged there — — 

Friday January 4

after  breakfast we set off and  called at the Rev. Mr. greens  and from there passed on to  Newark Mountans, got  to Mr. Chapman's a [illegible: [guess: little]] past  12: and took Dinner there,  and Soon after we went on  to Crain Town,— and in the  evening had a meeting in  a schoolhouse, and there  was a large number of  People, and I Spoke from  1 John V: 10: and the People  were very Solemn many were  much affected — Lodgd at  one Mr. Crains. — — 

Saturday January 5:

after  eating we went on to Horse  Neck, and we put up at  Esq. Crains   very Cold weather —  Sabbath January 6 
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Tuesday January 22:

we arrived  to Philadelphia, and we went  to Dr. Sprout's, and divulged  our business to him, and he  appeared very Friendly to us, and  So went on to visit, ministers of all  Denominations, and they were  all very Friendly, dined with  Gentlemen almost every Day  we Lodged 2 Nights at Mr.  Bushels, and then we were  invited by Mr. Innes a Brewer  a Scotchman and a good man  and the whole Family is very  agreeable we were treated with  great kindness. — — 

Sabbath January 27

in the afternoon  preached in Dr. Duffields meeting  in the evening preached in Dr.  Sprouts meeting, and they  made Collections for me. — — 
This week visited every  Day and found kindness  by all Sorts of People— — 

February 3:

on Sabbath in the  morning preached at Dr.  Duffields, in the afternoon  preached in a Baptist meeting  and there was a large number  of People. — — — 

Friday February 8

  This evening a number of Ladies  and gentlemen, and we, went  to take Tea with Capt. Dehose  in his Ship, he is a Dutch [illegible]  and had a genteel entertain ment — and after Tea the  Company played, a little man  which died very often — stayed  'til near 9: and we Indians  took good leave of the Company  and returned to our quarters — 

Sabbath February 10:

preached in  in the morning, in Dr. Duffields  meeting house,— in the Evening  preached in Dr. Ewings meeting  and they made me a Collection —  This week went on in our visits  amongst all Denominations; and  were kindly treated by all: — — 

Sabbath February 17

I went in the morn ing to Dr. Sprouts and it was a  Sacrament Day Mr. Green preached  and I partook the ordinance  with them and it was a Solemn  Day with me, and I believe with  others. in the afternoon, I went  to Baptist Meeting, and heard  Mr. Enstick one of the Baptist  ministers in the City and we were  now getting ready to leave the  City. and it was hard work to  take leave of the People. for all  Denominations were exceeding  kind to us. use us with great 
friendship, and had good suc cess in our applications: and  the Friends or Quakers were  Friends indeed to us they Com  municated their substance to  us more than any People  in this great City, we ate  and Drank with them from  Day to Day — 

Friday February 22:

About 10  we left Philadelphia, and  it was bad crossing the 
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