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

Author Occom, Samson[pers0030.ocp]

21 January 1767[1767-01-21]

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[note (type: abstract): Occom 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.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is largely clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single 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.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is somewhat faded.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

Persistent Identifier
My Dear
By the [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of god I am, and have been in good State of Health Since I wrote to you [laſt | last]laſtlast, excepting Some Colds I have had Several times, — I rejoice to hear, our Family was well, [laſt | last]laſtlast No­vember[1766-11], — let us endeavour to put our [truſt | trust]truſttrust in God at all Times, — I am glad to hear our Aaron[pers0026.ocp] is at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]'s, let him[illegible] Stay there [till | 'til]till'til he knows how to behave better — and do you try to [Inſrtruct | instruct]Inſrtructinstruct your Girls as well as you Can, — I [order'd | ordered]order'dordered some more money to be Sent to you, and I hope you have [re­ceiv'd, | received,]re­ceiv'd,received, [illegible] 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 | presents]Preſentspresents from [Briſtol | Bristol]BriſtolBristol[place0020.ocp]; we have [return'd | returned]return'dreturned to London[place0128.ocp] again a few Days ago, and Shall Stay here [till | 'til]till'til Spring, — my Love to you all, and to all Inquiring Friends —
I am as ever, your tender and  Loving [Huſband | husband]Huſbandhusband, [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp]
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To [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Mary Occom[pers0029.ocp] at Mohegan[place0143.ocp] in [N: | New]N:New London[place0164.ocp] Connecticut[place0048.ocp], [N: | New]N:New England[place0158.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0026.ocp Aaron mentioned Occom, Aaron
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson Occom writer Occom, Samson
pers0029.ocp M rs Mrs. Mary Occom recipient Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0128.ocp London London
place0020.ocp Briſtol Bristol Bristol
place0143.ocp Mohegan Mohegan
place0164.ocp N: New London New London
place0048.ocp Connecticut Connecticut
place0158.ocp N: New England New England

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1767-01-21 JanrJanuary 21: 1767
1766-11 laſtlast No­vember

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modernization laſt last
modernization truſt trust
modernization Mr Mr.
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modernization Preſents presents
modernization Briſtol Bristol
modernization Huſband husband
modernization Samſon Samson
modernization Mrs Mrs.

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Janr January
order'd ordered
re­ceiv'd, received,
return'd returned
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