Samson Occom, journal, 1777 September 13-26

Author Occom, Samson

Date13-26 September 1777

ms number777513

abstractOccom records his travels as an itinerant preacher in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

handwritingOccom's handwriting is mostly clear and legible.

paperTwo small sheets folded into a booklet are in fair condition, with moderate staining and wear.

inkBrown ink is faded.

noteworthyOn two recto, in the entry for Monday the 22nd, "Asphos" refers to Samuel and Robert Aspho. If Occom's intention regarding a person or place name is uncertain, it has been left untagged. An editor, likely 19th-century, has added several notes and overwritten large portions of the text. These edits have not been transcribed.

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Sepr 13: 1777

[top] Beriah Willis at Gui[illegible][guess: lf] Comer Smith
Left home and reachd voluntown Lodgd with Mr John Gordon [illegible] Preachd at the place all Day

[illegible][guess: 15:] Monday

went a little way eaſt and Preachd, after meeting went on Eaſtward, arrivd to Scituate, put up at one Mr Samuel Angell's a Preacher. preſently after I got there a number of People Came together and I gave them a word of Exhorn

16: TueſDay

had another meeting

17: Wedneſday

went to Gloceſter ^8 miles^ and Preachd in Elder winſer's meeting Houſe, after meeting went Houſe with Deacon Brown and Lodged there —

18: Thirdſday

went back to [gap: faded][guess: Scituate] and there met Mr Kelley [gap: faded][guess: S & R]
Ashpo at one Mr Modburys and and had meeting there S. Ashpo Spoke — had another meeting in the Same Houſe in the evening, I [illegible]went home with Mr Abm Angell and there Lodgd, —

19: Fryday

went to Johnſon Mr S Angel went with me, Preachd in the meeting Houſe, in the Eveng Preachd again, in a privet H Lodgd at Esqr Balknap's my old Friend, —

20: Saturday

morning went on my way towards the Eaſt Esqr Balknap went with me, we Stop^t^ at one Esqr Mantans and we took our Breakfast, after Brea went on and Calld on Widow Pain from Long Island, the Esqr feft me at Prodvidence, I kep on Eastward, got to Mr John Allens about 2 in the afternoon in Rehoboth, Dind there Soon after Dinner went to Mr Pecks [illegible][guess: and]
S[illegible][guess: e]pper at Miniſter of the Plac and there Lodgd —

21: Sabbath

Preachd in Mr Pecks meeting H all Day, — went Home with Mr Deacon Blanding had meeting there and Lodgd —

22: Monday

went towards Bridg^e^wat[illegible][guess: t]er Deacon B: went with me [illegible] about 3 miles and Saw Kelley And As^h^pos again[illegible] after Dinner went on my way towards Bridgewater: got to Tanton, and there Stopt at Mr Hoſkins a Seperat Preach^er^ and Lodgd there. —

23 Tuſeday

went to meeting at the place heard one Mr Willis a Bapt preacher, after he had Spoke I gave a word of Exhortation, and then went home with Mr Hoſkins and Tarried there all Day, and in the Evening had a meeting at the Same Houſe, Lodged there again —

24: Wedneſday

went off early in the morning and Stopt Mr Deans and a meeting there, in the afternoon went into Town & had anothe^r^ meeting there in the [illegible] Houſe, abot Sun Set tooke Tea with Mrs Mcwater Lodgd where Mr Jones Boarded, a Young Preacher, —

25 Thirdſday

got up very early and went on towards Freetown Stop at Mr Tobe's in Bartly & took Breakfaſt there, Soon after went on, arrivd to Freetown about 11: Calld on Mr Walcut a Young Preacher was there a Little while and went on again Mr Walcut went with me to the Indian Place got there Some Time before Sun Set I Lodgd at Daniel wards the principle Indian in the Place

^26^ Fryday

about 10 in the Morn had a meeting and there was a