Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Author Occom, Samson

Date21 January, 1767

ms number767121

abstractOccom writes from his tour of Great Britain to discuss family business, including money sent to repay debts, and the enrollment of their son at Wheelock’s school.

handwritingHandwriting is largely clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet folded in half to make four pages is in poor condition, with heavy creasing and wear that results in a minor loss of text. A large portion of the upper right-hand corner of two recto appears to have been cut away.

inkBrown ink is somewhat faded.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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

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My Dear
By the goodness of god I am, and have been in good State of Health Since I wrote to you last, excepting Some Colds I have had Several times, — I rejoice to hear, our Family was well, last No­vember, — let us endeavour to put our trust in God at all Times, — I am glad to hear our Aaron is at Mr. Wheelock's, let him Stay there 'til he knows how to behave better — and do you try to instruct your Girls as well as you Can, — I ordered some more money to be Sent to you, and I hope you have received, it or will receive it, pay our Debts as far as you Can — My Dear, get Some Capable Hand to write you Letters of thanks, to the Ladies who wrote you Letters, and sent you presents from Bristol; we have returned to London again a few Days ago, and Shall Stay here 'til Spring, — my Love to you all, and to all Inquiring Friends —
I am as ever, your tender and  Loving husband, Samson Occom
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To Mrs. Mary Occom at Mohegan in New London Connecticut, New England M[illegible] M[illegible]