Samson Occom, Journal, 1761 May 30 to July 7

Author Occom, Samson[pers0030.ocp]

30 May to 7 August 1761[](Error: 'when' attribute not in YYYY, YYYY-MM, or YYYY-MM-DD format)

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[note (type: abstract): Occom records events on his journey to Oneida country.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Small sheets folded into a booklet and bound with thread or twine are in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear. Pages 13 verso through 16 recto, 18 verso through 19 recto, and 21 verso through 22 recto are uncut at the top and thus have not been scanned.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is faded in spots.][note (type: noteworthy): There are red pencil marks throughtout. On one recto, an editor, likely 19th-century, has added the note “Journey to oneida.” This note has not been included in the transcription. People and places whose names are illegible have been left untagged.]

EventsOccom’s First Mission to the Oneidas

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A Journal 1761[1761]

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Montauk[place0144.ocp] May [ye | the]yethe 30: 1761

After repeated Invitations from the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. David [Boſtwick | Bostwick]BoſtwickBostwick[pers0089.ocp] of New-York[place0308.ocp], to go and make a [Viſet | visit]Viſetvisit to the [Onoyda | Oneida]OnoydaOneida Indians[org0075.ocp]
This Day took leave of my Poor Family, and Friends with tender Affection, about 12, [Sot | set]Sotset out for [Eaſthampton | East Hampton]EaſthamptonEast Hampton[place0062.ocp] Got there after [SunSet | sunset]SunSetsunset, [Lodg'd | lodged]Lodg'dlodged at the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. Samuel Buell[pers0006.ocp]'s —

Sabbath May [ye | the]yethe 31

Spent the Day at [Eaſthamton | East Hampton]EaſthamtonEast Hampton[place0062.ocp], [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Buell[pers0006.ocp] [Preacht | preached]Preachtpreached in the [forepart | forepart]forepartforepart of the Day, In the [afterNoon | afternoon]afterNoonafternoon I [Preachd | preached]Preachdpreached, from [Eph | Ephesians]EphEphesians 5:20

Monday June [ye | the]yethe 1

[taried | tarried]tariedtarried at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Buell[pers0006.ocp]'s on account of his
his only Son's Dangerous [Sickneſs | sickness]Sickneſssickness

[Tueſday | Tuesday]TueſdayTuesday June [ye | the]yethe 2

As the Day [Appeard | appeared]Appeardappeared, the Child [Dyed | died]Dyeddied, and was Buried [Wed‐neſday | Wed‐nesday]Wed‐neſdayWed‐nesday[1761-06-03] [Juſt | just]Juſtjust before [Sun Set | sunset]Sun Setsunset,

[Thirdsday | Thursday]ThirdsdayThursday Morning June [11 | 4]114

took leave of my Good Friends at [Eaſthampton | East Hampton]EaſthamptonEast Hampton[place0062.ocp], and went Down to [Northweſt | northwest]Northweſtnorthwest, and about 12 went aboard of [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Dayton[pers0838.ocp] at Cedar Point[place0334.ocp], we had Favourable wind, we [Sail'd | sailed]Sail'dsailed [Strait | straight]Straitstraight to [Sea Brook | Saybrook]Sea BrookSaybrook[place0204.ocp] Landed a Capt Harris[pers0847.ocp]'s about 9 at [Ninght | night]Ninghtnight and [Lodg'd | lodged]Lodg'dlodged there,

[Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday June [ye | the]yethe 5

[Sot | Set]SotSet out Early in the Morning for Mohegan[place0143.ocp], [Stopt | stopped]Stoptstopped at N[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): a]ah[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): an]an about two Hours, then [Sot | set]Sotset off again,
got to Mother[pers0395.ocp]s about 9 at Night found My Relations and Friends well in general here I [taried | tarried]tariedtarried the Sabbath[1761-06-07] over

Monday June 8

took leave of my Relations and Friends at Mohegan[place0143.ocp], [Sot | set]Sotset out for Lebanon[place0122.ocp], [abou | about]abouabout 9 in Morning, got there before [Sun Set | sunset]Sun Setsunset, found them all well as [uſual | usual]uſualusual at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]^[above] [illegible]^[illegible] But it was very Sickly and Dying Times in the [Pariſh | parish]Pariſhparish

[Wedneſday | Wednesday]WedneſdayWednesday June [ye | the]yethe 10

[about | about]aboutabout 3 PM, Brother David[pers0155.ocp] and I took Leave of [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] and his Family and [Sot | set]Sotset out on our Journey for [Onoyda | Oneida]OnoydaOneida[place0179.ocp] by way of New York[place0308.ocp][Reach'd | reached]Reach'dreached [Heartford | Hartford]HeartfordHartford[place0097.ocp] about 9 at Night, [Lodgd | Lodged]LodgdLodged
[Capt | Capt.]CaptCapt. Daniel Bull[pers0007.ocp]s, and were very Kindly Treated — the Man and Seem to be [Truely | truly]Truelytruly Religious keep very dgood orders in his [Houſe | house]Houſehouse

[Thirdſday | Thursday]ThirdſdayThursday June [ye | the]yethe 11

about 9 in the Morning we [Sot | set]Sotset out on our Journey, and got about 6 Miles [weſtward | westward]weſtwardwestward of [N. | New]N.New Haven[place0162.ocp] and [Lodg'd | lodged]Lodg'dlodged at one Woodroff[pers0873.ocp]s —

[Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday June [ye | the]yethe 12:

[Sot | Set]SotSet Early in the [Moring | morning]Moringmorning, godt to Stanford[place0358.ocp] at Night [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged at a Certain Tavern — —

Saturday June [ye | the]yethe 13

[wen | Went]wenWent on our [illegible]way, godt within 5 Miles of the City of New York[place0308.ocp], and [turn'd | turned]turn'dturned to ^[above] in^in one [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Goldſmith | Goldsmith]GoldſmithGoldsmith[pers0844.ocp]'s —

Sabbath June [ye | the]yethe 14

[taried | Tarried]tariedTarried
at [Goldſmith | Goldsmith]GoldſmithGoldsmith[pers0844.ocp]s, we did not go to the City[place0308.ocp] to [Publick | public]Publickpublic [worſhip | worship]worſhipworship for fear of the [Small Pox | smallpox]Small Poxsmallpox, being Informed, very Brief there —
But I never Saw a Sabbath Spent So by any [Criſtian | Christian]CriſtianChristian People in my Life as [ſome | some]ſomesome Spent it here, Some were Riding in Chairs Some upon[Horſe Back | horseback]Horſe Backhorseback [orthers | others]orthersothers [traveting | traveling]travetingtraveling foot, [Paſsing | passing]Paſsingpassing and [Repaſsing | repassing]Repaſsingrepassing all Day long, and all Sorts of Evil [Noiſes | noises]Noiſesnoises [Caried | carried]Cariedcarried on by ['em | them]'emthem Drunkards were [Realing | reeling]Realingreeling and [Stagaring | staggering]Stagaringstaggering in the Streets, others tumbling off their Horses, there were others at work in their farms, and ever any People, under the Heavens Spoke Hells Language, [theſe | these]theſethese People did, for their Mouths were full of [Curſ‐ings | curs‐ings]Curſ‐ingscurs‐ings, [Prophaning | profaning]Prophaningprofaning gods Holy
Holy Name — I am greatly [Miſtake | mistake]Miſtakemistake if [theſe | these]theſethese are not the Sons and Daughters of Belial,
O thou God of Heaven, thou ^[above] [yt | that]ytthat^[yt | that]ytthat Hast all the Hearts of the Childre^[above] n^n ^[above] of men^of men in thine Hands, Leave me not to [Pratice | practice]Praticepractice the works of [theſe | these]theſethese People, but help me, o Lord, to take warning, and to [to | to]toto take heed to [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself [acording | according]acordingaccording to thy Ho[illegible]ly word, and have mercy upon the Wicked Convince and Convert them to [thy Self | thyself]thy Selfthyself, for thine own glory
I have thought there was no Heathen but the wild Indians, but I th[illegible]ink ^[above] [illegible]now^[illegible]now there is Some [Engliſh | English]EngliſhEnglish Heathen, where they Enjoy the [Goſpel | Gospel]GoſpelGospel of [Jeſus | Jesus]JeſusJesus [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist too, Yea I be‐lieve they are [worſe | worse]worſeworse than [ye | the]yethe Savage Heathens of the wilder
[wilderneſs | wilderness]wilderneſswilderness, — I have thou[illegible]ght that I had rather Go with the [meaneſt | meanest]meaneſtmeanest and [moſt | most]moſtmost [Diſpiſ'd | despised]Diſpiſ'ddespised Creature on Earth to Heaven, than to Go with the [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest Monarc^[above] h^h Down to Hell, after a Short Enjoyment of Sinful [Pleaſures | pleasures]Pleaſurespleasures with them in this World — I am Glad there is one defect in the EIndian Langu^[above] a^age and I believe in all their Languag^[above] es^es, i:e they Can't [Curſe | curse]Curſecurse or [ſware | swear]ſwareswear or take god's Name in vain in their own Toungue —

Monday June [ye | the]yethe 15

to the City[place0308.ocp], and were Conducted to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Well[pers1283.ocp]'s at [freſh | fresh]freſhfresh waters and were Very Kindly [receiv'd | received]receiv'dreceived by him and by all his Family, I believe the Fear of god in their [Houſe | house]Houſehouse and this was our Home as long as we [Stay'd | stayed]Stay'dstayed in the pl[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): a]a[illegible]
The People of the City[place0308.ocp] were [Extreamly | extremely]Extreamlyextremely Kind to us, there was not a Day [Scarſly | scarcely]Scarſlyscarcely, but that I was Invited to Dine with one Gentleman or other, The [Miniſters | ministers]Miniſtersministers of all Sects and Denominations were un‐commonly Kind to me — my Friends [Increaced | increased]Increacedincreased Daily while I [Stayd | stayed]Staydstayed at New York[place0308.ocp]

[Thirdsday | Thursday]ThirdsdayThursday June [ye | the]yethe 25

we left New York[place0308.ocp] and wen^[above] t^t on our Journey, [Reach'd | Reached]Reach'dReached [Peekskills | Peekskill]PeekskillsPeekskill[place0353.ocp] at Night —

[Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday June 26

[Sot | Set]SotSet out very Early in the Morning and we made it Night, [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): be]be [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): tween Claverack [& | and]&and Kinder]tween Claverack [& | and]&and Kinder [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): hook]hook at [Rynbeck | Rhinebeck]RynbeckRhinebeck[place0356.ocp] Sabbath June 2

Saturday June [ye | the]yethe 27

[Sot | Set]SotSet out very Early, and made it Night between Claverack[place0335.ocp] and Kinderhook[place0341.ocp], —

Sabbath June [ye | the]yethe 28

went to Kinderhook[place0341.ocp] about five Miles, and there [Stopt | stopped]Stoptstopped all Day, — but did not go to [Pub‐lick | pub‐lic]Pub‐lickpub‐lic [Worſhip | worship]Worſhipworship, [Becauſe | because]Becauſebecause the People were Barbarians to us wand we to them, in our [To[illegible]nugs | tongue]To[illegible]nugstongue, they were Dutch

Monday June [ye | the]yethe 29

left the Place very Early, and got to Albany[place0001.ocp] about 12 [O:C | o'clock]O:Co'clock and were Conducted to one [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Staats [Vn | Van]VnVan Santvoord[pers1490.ocp] [& | and]&and [taried | tarried]tariedtarried there, and the People in Albany[place0001.ocp] were very kind to us, I went to wait upon his Excellency G[Gen.[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ll]ll | Gen.]Gen.[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ll]llGen. [Amherſt | Amherst]AmherſtAmherst[pers0055.ocp]
the [illegible][After Noon | afternoon]After Noonafternoon after Iwe got to Al[illegible]bany[place0001.ocp], but he was [buſy | busy]buſybusy and I [Coud | could]Coudcould not See him one of his waiters Came out to me, and told me I [Shoud | should]Shoudshould have the General[pers0055.ocp]s [Asſiſtan^[above] ce^ce | assistance]Asſiſtan^[above] ce^ceassistance and I [Shoud | should]Shoudshould make my Appearance about 10 in the Morning, [Tueſday | Tuesday]TueſdayTuesday June [ye | the]yethe the 30[1761-06-30] I made my [Appearence | appearance]Appearenceappearance before his Excellency[pers0055.ocp] at the Time Apointed ac‐cording to orders, his Excellence[pers0055.ocp] wMet me at the Door and told me he had [illegible]wrote a [Paſs | pass]Paſspass for me, and he unfolded it and Read it to me, and when he had Read it, he [Detivered | delivered]Detivereddelivered it to me, and gave me good Advice and [Counſel | counsel]Counſelcounsel and [wiſh'd | wished]wiſh'dwished me [Succeſs | success]Succeſssuccess in my undertaking [& | and]&and I [return^[above] d^d | returned]return^[above] d^dreturned
unfeigned Thanks to him and then took my leave of him [&c | etc.]&cetc. — The [Paſs | pass]Paſspass which he gave ^[above] me^me was very good ^[above] one^one indeed, which I will [Coppy | copy]Coppycopy Down here —
By his Excellency Jeffery [Amherſt | Amherst]AmherſtAmherst[pers0055.ocp] [& | and]&and [Esqr: | Esq.]Esqr:Esq. Major EGeneral, and Com‐mander in Chief of all His Majesty[pers0305.ocp]'s Forces in North America[place0170.ocp] [&c | etc.]&cetc. &c [&c | etc.]&cetc.
To All Whom it may Concern Whereas the [Correſpondents | Correspondents]CorreſpondentsCorrespondents[org0069.ocp] of the Society in Scotland for for Propagating [Chriſtian | Christian]ChriſtianChristian Knowledge[org0096.ocp], have Acquainted me that the Bearer hereof, the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp], is Sent by
by them, as a [Miſsionary | missionary]Miſsionarymissionary to Reside [Amongſt | amongst]Amongſtamongst the Indians about the [onoyda | Oneida]onoyda Oneida Lake[place0181.ocp], [Theſe | These]TheſeThese are to order and direct the officers Commanding at the Several posts, to give him any Aid or [Aſsistance | assistance]Aſsistanceassistance he may Stand in need of to forward him on his Journey And on his [Arival | arrival]Arivalarrival at [ye | the]yethe [Onoyda | Oneida]OnoydaOneida Lake[place0181.ocp], the officer Commanding there will Grant him all the Protection and Countenance he may want, in the Execution of his Duty [&c | etc.]&cetc.
given under my Hand [& | and]&and Seal at [Head Quarters | headquarters]Head Quartersheadquarters in Albany[place0001.ocp], this [29th | 29th]29th29th Day[1761-06-29] of June 1761 [Jeff. | Jeffery]Jeff.Jeffery [Amherſt | Amherst]AmherſtAmherst[pers0055.ocp] by his Excellencys Command} Arthur Mair[pers0856.ocp]

[Wedneſday | Wednesday]WedneſdayWednesday Junely [ye | the]yethe 1.

left [Albaney | Albany]AlbaneyAlbany[place0001.ocp] about 10 in the Morning; Got to [Scenectady | Schenectady]ScenectadySchenectady[place0202.ocp] about 3 in the [after Noon | afternoon]after Noonafternoon Stayed there one Night, —

[Thirdsday | Thursday]ThirdsdayThursday July 2

went from [Senectady | Schenectady]SenectadySchenectady[place0202.ocp], In Company with [Colol | Col.]CololCol. Whiting[pers0869.ocp] and [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Rod‐man[pers0862.ocp], ^[above] they^they Seeme^[above] d^d to be Quite Friendly Gentlemen to us, we got about Seven ^[above] miles^miles [weſtward | westward]weſtwardwestward of Sir William [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0292.ocp]'s —

[Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday July [ye | the]yethe 3

went to See Sir William[pers0292.ocp] at his ^[above] Farm^Farm Seven Miles out off the Road, in the [Wilderneſs | wilderness]Wilderneſswilderness, Got there about 9 in the Morning, and were very Kindly [Entertaind | entertained]Entertaindentertained by his
his Honor[pers0292.ocp], I Showed him my Recommendatory Letters, and a [Paſs | pass]Paſspass from [Genl | Gen.]GenlGen. [Amherſt | Amherst]AmherſtAmherst[pers0055.ocp], he [Promiſed | promised]Promiſedpromised me his [Aſsistance | assistance]Aſsistanceassistance as Need [Sh^[above] o^old | should]Sh^[above] o^oldshould Require, he was ex‐ceeding free with me in [Converſation | conversation]Converſationconversation — But we [S^[above] t^tayd | stayed]S^[above] t^taydstayed ^[above] there^there but about two Hours, for he was [geting | getting]getinggetting in [Readines | readiness]Readinesreadiness to go [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ing]ing on our way on the Next Day towards [Tetroit | Detroit]TetroitDetroit[place0060.ocp] with five [Battows | bateaux]Battowsbateaux laden with [Preſents | presents]Preſentspresents for the Indians he Said he [wou'd | would]wou'dwould overtake ^[above] us^us on the Morrow before Night — we took Leave of his Hon^[above] or^or[pers0292.ocp] and ^[above] went^went our way, after we had got to the Main Road, we [Call'd | called]Call'dcalled in at Certain [Houſe | house]Houſehouse and there we were [Detaind | detained]Detainddetained one Night, by a Storm —

Saturday July [ye | the]yethe 4

went on our Journey and [Reach'd | reached]Reach'dreached the German [flats | Flatts]flatsFlatts[place0084.ocp] at Night, and we [Turn'd | turned]Turn'dturned in at one [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Frank[pers0843.ocp]'s a Tavern Keeper —

Sabbath July [ye | the]yethe 5

we [Stayd | stayed]Staydstayed at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Frank[pers0843.ocp]s, but did not go to [Publick | public]Publickpublic [worſhip | worship]worſhipworship with the People, [becauſe | because]becauſebecause they Spoke unknown [Tonugue | tongue]Tonuguetongue to us, But it did Seem like Sabbath by the Ap‐pearance of the People —

July the 6

[illegible]Sir William[pers0292.ocp] ^[above] Came^Came to us at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Frank[pers0843.ocp]'s —

[Tueſday | Tuesday]TueſdayTuesday July [ye | the]yethe 7

Sir William[pers0292.ocp] and the Chiefs of the [Onoyda | Oneida]OnoydaOneida[org0075.ocp] Indians Met at this Place, to make up a Breach, which [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ,], one of the Indians made lately, by Killing a Dutch man they [talkd | talked]talkdtalked about an Hour at this Time, and then [Brok | broke]Brokbroke up
Towards Night they Met together again, and [talkd | talked]talkdtalked together about 3 quarters of an Hour. Then [finaly | finally]finalyfinally [Brock | broke]Brockbroke up, without be‐ing fully [Satiſfied | satisfied]Satiſfiedsatisfied on both Sides for the Indians [Inſisted | insisted]Inſistedinsisted upon an d old agreement that was Settled between them and the [Engliſh | English]EngliſhEnglish formerly, that if any Such [Acident | accident]Acidentaccident [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould ever happen between them in Peacea‐ble Times, they [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould make it up in an Amicable man‐ner without [Sheding | shedding]Shedingshedding of Blood But Sir William[pers0292.ocp] told them it was the [Comand | command]Comandcommand of general [Amherſt | Amherst]AmherſtAmherst[pers0055.ocp], that the murderer [Shod | should]Shodshould be [deliverd | delivered]deliverddelivered up to [Juſtice | justice]Juſticejustice — but the Indians Said that murderer was gone off nobody Knows where [&c | etc.]&cetc.
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0089.ocp David Boſtwick Bostwick mentioned Bostwick, David
pers0006.ocp Samuel Buell mentioned Buell, Samuel
pers0006.ocp M r Mr. Buell mentioned Buell, Samuel
pers0838.ocp M r Mr. Dayton mentioned Dayton
pers0847.ocp Capt Harris mentioned Harris
pers0395.ocp Mother mentioned Occom, Sarah
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0155.ocp David mentioned Fowler, David
pers0036.ocp Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0007.ocp Daniel Bull mentioned Bull, Daniel
pers0873.ocp Woodroff mentioned Woodroff
pers0844.ocp M r Mr. Goldſmith Goldsmith mentioned Goldsmith
pers0844.ocp Goldſmith Goldsmith mentioned Goldsmith
pers1283.ocp M r Mr. Well mentioned Wells
pers1490.ocp Staats Vn Van Santvoord mentioned Van Santvoord, Staats
pers0055.ocp Gen. ll Gen. Amherſt Amherst mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0055.ocp the General mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0055.ocp his Excellency mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0055.ocp his Excel lence mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0055.ocp Jeffery Amherſt Amherst mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0305.ocp His Majesty mentioned Frederick, George William
pers0030.ocp M r Mr. Occom writer Occom, Samson
pers0055.ocp Jeff. Jeffery Amherſt Amherst mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0856.ocp Arthur Mair mentioned Mair, Arthur
pers0869.ocp Colo l Col. Whiting mentioned Whiting
pers0862.ocp D r Dr. Rod‐ man mentioned Rodman
pers0292.ocp Sir William Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, William
pers0292.ocp Sir William mentioned Johnson, William
pers0292.ocp his Honor mentioned Johnson, William
pers0055.ocp Gen l Gen. Amherſt Amherst mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0843.ocp M r Mr. Frank mentioned Frank, Lawrence
pers0292.ocp Sir William mentioned Johnson, William
pers0055.ocp general Amherſt Amherst mentioned Amherst, Jeffery

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0144.ocp Montauk Montauk
place0308.ocp New-York New York City
place0062.ocp Eaſthampton East Hampton East Hampton
place0062.ocp Eaſthamton East Hampton East Hampton
place0334.ocp Cedar Point Cedar Point
place0204.ocp Sea Brook Saybrook Old Saybrook
place0143.ocp Mohegan Mohegan
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0179.ocp Onoyda Oneida Oneida
place0308.ocp New York New York City
place0097.ocp Heartford Hartford Hartford
place0162.ocp N. New Haven New Haven
place0358.ocp Stanford Stanford
place0308.ocp City of New York New York City
place0308.ocp the City New York City
place0308.ocp City New York City
place0308.ocp the City New York City
place0353.ocp Peekskills Peekskill Peekskill
place0356.ocp Rynbeck Rhinebeck Rhinebeck
place0335.ocp Claverack Claverack
place0341.ocp Kinderhook Kinderhook
place0001.ocp Albany Albany
place0170.ocp North America North America
place0181.ocp onoyda Oneida Lake Oneida Lake
place0181.ocp Onoyda Oneida Lake Oneida Lake
place0001.ocp Albaney Albany Albany
place0202.ocp Scenectady Schenectady Schenectady
place0202.ocp Senectady Schenectady Schenectady
place0060.ocp Tetroit Detroit Detroit
place0084.ocp German flats Flatts German Flatts

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0075.ocp OnoydaOneida Indians Oneida Nation
org0069.ocp the CorreſpondentsCorrespondents The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0096.ocp Society in Scotland for for Propagating ChriſtianChristian Knowledge Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0075.ocp OnoydaOneida Oneida Nation

Dates identified in this document:

Standard Form Text
1761 1761
1761-06-03 Wed‐neſdayWed‐nesday
1761-06-07 the Sabbath
1761-06-30 TueſdayTuesday June yethe the 30
1761-06-29 29th29th Day

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modernization Criſtian Christian
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modernization Jeſus Jesus
modernization Chriſt Christ
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modernization Miniſters ministers
variation Increaced increased
variation Stayd stayed
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variation Rynbeck Rhinebeck
variation Pub‐lick pub‐lic
modernization Worſhip worship
modernization Becauſe because
variation To[illegible]nugs tongue
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variation Vn Van
modernization Gen.[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ll]ll Gen.
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variation Shoud should
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modernization &c etc.
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modernization Correſpondents Correspondents
modernization Chriſtian Christian
modernization Miſsionary missionary
modernization Amongſt amongst
variation onoyda Oneida
modernization Theſe These
modernization Aſsistance assistance
variation Arival arrival
variation Head Quarters headquarters
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variation Albaney Albany
variation Scenectady Schenectady
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variation Senectady Schenectady
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modernization Dr Dr.
modernization Johnſon Johnson
modernization Wilderneſs wilderness
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Expanded abbreviations:

Abbreviation Expansion
Lodg'd lodged
Eph Ephesians
Sail'd sailed
abou about
Reach'd reached
N. New
wen Went
turn'd turned
'em them
Diſpiſ'd despised
receiv'd received
Stay'd stayed
Reach'd Reached
& and
wiſh'd wished
Jeff. Jeffery
wou'd would
Call'd called
Turn'd turned
Stayd stayed
Shou'd should
Shod should

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