Samson Occom, journal, date unknown

Author Occom, Samson


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.

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

Tueſday Decr 18

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

Sabb: 24

was at Quakſon

Sab March ^2^

Sab march 9:

Sab March 16

[illegible]Sab March ^13^

Sab march 16:

Sab March 13

Sab March 30:

Saild from N York

Sab: April 6:

Tueſday Janr 1:

got up early and went on our way and got to Mr Balwins towards Night, in And Lodge^d^ there — —

Wedneſday Janr 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, wa Lodged at the Sameſe Houſe — —

Thirdsday Janr 3:

went to Mr grovers in P[illegible][guess: a]rſepaney and in the evening Preach
in Mr Beaverrout's, and Lodged there — —

Fryday Janr 4

after Breakfaſt we Sot of and Calld at the Revd Mr greens and from thre paſt on to Newark Mountans, got to Mr Chapman's a [illegible: [guess: llitle]] paſt 12: and took Dinner there, and Soon after we went on to Crain Town,— and in the evening had a meeting in a School Houſe, 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 Janr 5:

after eating we went on to Horſ Neck, and we put up at Esqr Crains and it was very Cold weather — Sab. Janr 6
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Tueſday Janr 22:

we arrivd to Philadelphia, and we went to Docr Sprout's, and Devuldgd our Buſineſs to him, and he appeard very Friendly to us, & So went on to viſit, Miniſters of all Denominations, and they were all very Friendly, Dind with DGentlemen allmost 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 agreable we were treated with great Kindneſs. — —

Sabb Janr 27

in the after noon Preachd in Docr Duffields m in the evening Preachd in Docr Sprouts meeting, and they made Collections for me. — —
This week viſited every Day and found kindneſs by all Sorts of People— —

Febr 3:

on Sabb: in the morning Preachd at Docr Duffields, in the after noon Preahd in a Baptiſt meeting and there was a large Numbr of People. — — —

Sabb Febr Fryday Frebr 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 entertainment — and after Teat the Company Plaid, a litle man which died very often — Stayd till near 9: and we Indians took good leave of the Company and returnd to our Quaters —

Sabb. Februr 10:

Preahd in in the morning, in Docr Duffields meeting Houſe,— in the Evening Preach'd in Docr Ewings meeting and they made me a Collection — This week went on in our Viſits amongſt all Denominations; and were kindly treated by all: — —

Sabb Febr 17

I went in the morning to Docr Sprouts and it was a Sacrament Day Mr Green Preachd and I partook the ordernance with them and it was a Solemn Day with me, and I believe with others. in the after Noon, I went to Baptiſt Meeting, and heard Mr Enſtick ^one^ of the Baptiſt Miniſters in the City and we were now geting 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 Succeſs in our applications: and the Friends or Quakers were Friends indeed to us they Com municated their Su[illegible]bſtance to us more than any People in this great City, were ate and Drank with them from Day to Day —

Fryday Febr 22:

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