Samson Occom, Journal Fragment

Author Occom, Samson


ms number003217

abstractFragment of a journal describes Occom's travels along the Connecticut coast and Long Island.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible.

paperSingle small sheet folded into four pages is in fair-to-poor condition, with heavy creasing, staining and wear. Wear in the upper outside corners results in some loss of text.

inkBrown ink is faded in spots.

noteworthyThere are red pencil marks on two verso. An editor, likely 19th-century, has underlined portions of the text in black ink and, on two verso, added the note:

/ If common year, 1 day of Jan. Thursday Then 1747, 1761.. 1778, 1758 If leap year^ was Sunday..^ Then 1749, 1769, & 1775 If leap year, then Saturday 1st Jan: and year was 1780.. ([illegible] likely) the reverend from mauntauk to mohegan in 1764 - 1765.

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Montauk May ye 4th [gap: worn_edge]

a few of us Sot out from Montauk to viſit our Brethre^n^ at Maſtick, and got So far [illegible] Hay ground at Night, [illegible][guess: Fry]day Morning [illegible]Sot out from hayground, and got So far to [illegible][guess: one] Homans, Saturda^y^ from Thence and got to maſ‐tick about [illegible]Noon & found our Brethren generaly well &c — and had a Meetitng with them at Night — But nothing Special Appeard — at that — Sabath May [illegible][guess: ye] 7 held a meeting with them again all [illegible] Day But nothing [illegible] very remarka‐ ble
[gap: tear][guess: yet] they were very at [illegible][guess: t]entive to hear the very word — Mon[illegible]day May ye 8 we Came a way, and had a Short Meeting at Mr Henry Haven'^s^, and the People Seem'd to attend with good attention, — and from thence we went to Moriches,^^^ and had ^meetg^ at Ben‐ Caſtles Wigwam, and in the morning May ye 9 we Sot out from thence to‐ wards home and to So far as Shenegecock, and had a meeting there with ye Indians, but nothing re‐ markable appeard a‐mongſt them — Wedneſday may the 10 we Sot out from there and got home
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