Samson Occom, sermon, Habakkuk 2:15.  Unidentified author, notes for sermon.

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[note (type: abstract): Occom’s undated sermon, “Woe unto him who gives his neighbor drink,” is accompanied by notes for a sermon in an unidentified hand.][note (type: handwriting): Occom's handwriting is clear and legible. The unidentified hand is looser and less formal, but largely clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Several small sheets are folded into a booklet that was, at one time, bound with thread or twine. Paper is heavily worn, with significant loss of text.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is heavily faded in spots.][note (type: noteworthy): Beginning on seven recto, the document is written in a different, unidentified hand. There is a small pin in the inside seam holding the booklet together. An editor, likely 19th-century, has added notes on several pages in black ink. These notes have not been transcribed.]
[gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): c]ck [gap: faded]  [gap: worn_edge][[guess (maggiec): W]Wo | Woe][guess (maggiec): W]WoWoe unto him that gives [gap: worn_edge]  Neighbour Drink! that [gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): p]p  thy Bottle to him, and [makeſt | makest]makeſtmakest  him Drunken [alſo | also]alſoalso, that thou  [mayeſt | may]mayeſtmay look on their [Nakedneſs | nakedness]Nakedneſsnakedness!  [Isai. | Isaiah]Isai.Isaiah V. 11. [Wo | Woe]WoWoe unto them, that  [riſe | rise]riſerise up early in the Morning, that  they may follow Strong Drink,  that Continue [untill | until]untilluntil Night, [till | 'til]till'til  Wine [inflaim | inflame]inflaiminflame them. — [verſe | verse]verſeverse. 22  [Wo | Woe]WoWoe unto them that are mighty to  drink wine, and men of Strength  to mingle Strong Drink. — —  God, the Eternal [Benefacent | beneficent]Benefacentbeneficent  Father of all — Saw fit to Cre ate this World, and he [fill’d | filled]fill’dfilled it  with [veriety | variety]verietyvariety of [every thing | everything]every thingeverything, both  Animate and Inanimate Creature^[above] s^s  The moving Creatures upon the  Face of the earth are innu[gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): me]me rable and various, both great  and Small, — And the [feather’d | feathered]feather’dfeathered are  Without Number, and of all sort  and the productions of the earth  amazing in their [veriety | variety]verietyvariety, both [gap: faded]
[gap: worn_edge] the [Juſt | just]Juſtjust, [gap: worn_edge]  [gap: worn_edge]efferent [vertues | virtues]vertuesvirtues [gap: worn_edge]  [gap: worn_edge] in the things to grow o[gap: worn_edge]  [gap: worn_edge] Earth — And [veriety | variety]verietyvariety of Fruits  upon the Face of the Earth, — And  the Lord, ma[illegible]de a Garden [alſo | also]alſoalso, and  we [muſt | must]muſtmust Conclude [illegible] that it [Containd | contained]Containdcontained  the Very Choice and the [moſt | most]moſtmost excel lent things in the World. — And the  Sea the Lakes and all Streams were  all full of every kind of [Fiſh | fish]Fiſhfish,  great and Small. — and the [Luma naries | lumi naries]Luma narieslumi naries [alſo | also]alſoalso were [fixt | fixed]fixtfixed in the Hea vens, Like [Lanthorns | lanterns]Lanthornslanterns, The Sun the  Moon and the Stars, were made  to give Light to this wWorld. —  and when the Lord God, had Boun tifully and Richly [furniſhd | furnished]furniſhdfurnished, this  World, with every [neceſsary | necessary]neceſsarynecessary of Life —  Then last of all, he made man  for whom he made this World, —  he was the Crown, the Glory, and  the Excellency and the Beauty  of the whole Creation. For God  made [illegible]him in his own Image  and [Likeneſs | likeness]Likeneſslikeness, Breathed [in to | into]in tointo  him the Breath of Life and he  became a living and [Imortal | immortal]Imortalimmortal  Soul, — and the Lord formed
Wo[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): ma]man [alſo | also]alſoalso out of the [gap: worn_edge] Neig[illegible]  [gap: hole]d they two were th[gap: hole]  [gap: hole]ir that ever was, they w[gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): er]ere  little lower the Angels — and  the Lord ^[above] gave the whole World —^gave the whole World —, placed in the garden  and freely gave it to them, and  every ꞈ in it except one Tree  which was in the [midſt | midst]midſtmidst of the  garden, and they were not to  eat of that, for in the Day, that  they [Shou’d | should]Shou’dshould of it they [Shoud | should]Shoudshould die —  and we [muſt | must]muſtmust Conclude, that [illegible][whilſt | whilst]whilſtwhilst  they stood in their [Inocency | innocency]Inocencyinnocency, they  they [uſd | used]uſdused every Creature Comfort  [agreable | agreeable]agreableagreeable to gods mind, they  Glorified god in all things —  and they fully [Engagd | engaged]Engagdengaged God, [& | and]&and  that was their [supream | supreme]supreamsupreme [Hap pineſs | hap piness]Hap pineſshap piness, — and had they Continued  in that State of [holyneſs | holiness]holyneſsholiness, they  might hence been happy to [endleſs | endless]endleſsendless  ages — But alas we find a [ma loncholy | me lancholy]ma loncholyme lancholy account, of them; when  the Tempter Came to our Mother  with a lie; She put forth her Hand  [Stold | stole]Stoldstole the [forbiden | forbidden]forbidenforbidden Fruit and  eat of it, and gave unto her  [Huſband | husband]Huſbandhusband [alſo | also]alſoalso, and he eat of it
[gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): w]which they [loſt | lost]loſtlost all, they [l[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): oſ]oſt | lost]l[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): oſ]oſtlost  [gap: worn_edge][[guess (maggiec): B]B[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): l]le[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): ſ]ſſed | blessed][guess (maggiec): B]B[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): l]le[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): ſ]ſſedblessed Enjoyment of god, [gap: hole][guess (maggiec): t]they  [Loſt | lost]Loſtlost the Image of god, and all  their [Holineſs | holiness]Holineſsholiness and [Inocency | innocency]Inocencyinnocency, all  Light and Comfort, — They [plungd | plunged]plungdplunged  [themſelves | themselves]themſelvesthemselves and all their [Poſterity | posterity]Poſterityposterity  into Sin and [Darkneſs | darkness]Darkneſsdarkness, and all  manner ^[above] of^of [Miſery | misery]Miſerymisery, To Death. Tempo ral Spiritual and Eternal —  This is the [Miſeralble | miserable]Miſeralblemiserable Situation of  mankind, he is now prone to all  manner of Sin, — alas, where is man  and what is man? The most Noble  Creature is become the most Igno ble Creature. from being [almoſt | almost]almoſtalmost  an Angel, is become a Devil. —  He is now practicing all manner  of Sins, — and [amongſt | amongst]amongſtamongst the vari ous [Commited | committed]Commitedcommitted, [Drunkeneſs | drunkenness]Drunkeneſsdrunkenness is one  of the [worſt | worst]worſtworst, yet it is growing [a mongſt | a mongst]a mongſta mongst all Nations. — — —  I Shall now Say Something from  the Texts I have read; Some may  think it Strange, that I [Shoud | should]Shoudshould take  so many Texts to make one [Diſcour^[above] ſe^ſe | discourse]Diſcour^[above] ſe^ſediscourse  upon; I aim to Speak to two sorts  of People in particular —  I shall now take notice of the  [firſt | first]firſtfirst
[Wo | Woe]WoWoe unto him that giveth his Neigh [gap: hole][guess (maggiec): bo]bour Drintk [&c | etc.]&cetc. — There is [gap: hole] ful [uſe | use]uſeuse of all Creature Comforts,  they were made for our Support  and Comfort in Life — but when  we [uſe | use]uſeuse them [beyound | beyond]beyoundbeyond the bounds  of Temperance we [uſe | use]uſeuse them un lawfully, and Sin [againſt | against]againſtagainst God  the Giver of all [theſe | these]theſethese Comforts —  and there is Sin, both in Commu nicateing and receiving [thoſe | those]thoſethose Com forts, as we See in our Text. —  A dreadful is [Denouncd | denounced]Denouncddenounced, [again^[above] ſt^ſt | against]again^[above] ſt^ſtagainst  him that gives Drink to his Neigh bour, a bad intention —
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[2.d | 2nd]2.d2nd Directions how to come [gap: worn_edge]  as [helpleſs | helpless]helpleſshelpless Creatures.  [Hoſea | Hosea]HoſeaHosea. 13. 9. [Pſa | Psalms]PſaPsalms. 89. 19. we [muſt | must]muſtmust  go to [X | Christ]XChrist as the only way. John. 14. 6.  we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist as the only Saviour.  Acts. 4. 12.  we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist as the all Sufficia[illegible]  Saviour. — [Heb. | Hebrews]Heb.Hebrews 7. 25.  we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [Jeſus | Jesus]JeſusJesus to [ſave | save]ſavesave us from our  Sins. [Matt. | Matthew]Matt.Matthew 1. 21. —  we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [X | Christ]XChrist to free us from the [Curſe | curse]Curſecurse  of the Law. [gall | Galatians]gallGalatians 3. 10. — 13.  we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [X | Christ]XChrist to obtain Pardon.  [S.t. | Saint]S.t.Saint Luke. 24. 46. 47. Acts. 10. 40. 43.  we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [X | Christ]XChrist to give us grace.  [S.t. | Saint]S.t.Saint John. 1. 19. 17. 2 [Cor. | Corinthians]Cor.Corinthians 12. 9.  we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [X | Christ]XChrist to obtain [Et.l | eternal]Et.leternal Life  John. 10. 10. John. 20. 31. John  [illegible][guess (maggiec): M]M 3. 19. [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly we [muſt | must]muſtmust go to [X | Christ]XChrist  [caſting | casting]caſtingcasting our Burdens on him, and  [recieve | receive]recievereceive him o[illegible] our [P. P. | Prince of Peace]P. P.Prince of Peace [& | and]&and [K. | King]K.King  yea our all. —  [3dly. | 3rdly.]3dly.3rdly. the [Priviledges | privileges]Priviledgesprivileges. [&c. | etc.]&c.etc..  the Sons of god. John. 1. 12. [illegible]  if sons then heirs. [&c | etc.]&cetc.: [gall. | Galatians]gall.Galatians 4. [gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): 7]7  [Rom. | Romans]Rom.Romans 8. 14. 17. to what they [gap: worn_edge]  heirs to. 1. ^[below] 2.^2. [Tim. | Timothy]Tim.Timothy 4. 8. 1 Pet[gap: worn_edge]
[gap: worn_edge] [Ch. | Chronicles]Ch.Chronicles [verſes | verses]verſesverses. fulfilled  [gap: worn_edge] 61. 1 — 3 Luke. 4. 16 - 2[gap: worn_edge]  the [gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): T]Text. [Matt. | Matthew]Matt.Matthew 11. 28. 1^[above] fulfilled.^fulfilled.
Method of [Diſcourſe | discourse]Diſcourſediscourse. [illegible][guess (maggiec): from]from the Text.  [1st. | 1st]1st.1st Place. I [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall endeavour to [deſcribe | describe]deſcribedescribe  [thoſe | those]thoſethose [Perſons | persons]Perſonspersons, to whom this gracious  call, or invitation is [addreſsed | addressed]addreſsedaddressed. —  [2d | 2nd]2d2nd place. I [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall give few directions  how they [muſt | must]muſtmust Come.  [3dly. | 3rdly]3dly.3rdly I [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall put the com[illegible][guess (maggiec): pl]pliers of  this invitation in mind of the great  [Privildges | privilege]Privildgesprivilege they [intitle | entitle]intitleentitle [themſelves | themselves]themſelvesthemselves to.  [4thly. | 4thly]4thly.4thly [addreſs | address]addreſsaddress [myſelf | myself]myſelfmyself to the [dispiſers | despisers]dispiſersdespisers  of this call or invitation of [Jeſus | Jesus]JeſusJesus  [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist the Eternal [ſon | son]ſonson of god.  [5thly. | 5thly]5thly.5thly conclude the whole with [illegible]  few words of Exhortation. —  [1st. | 1st.]1st.1st. Place. the Call is to the sons of  men. not devils. to [thoſe | those]thoſethose that are  now in the Land of the Living. not the  Damne[illegible]d Spirits. — the call is to the  wonders, that are going [poſt haſt | post-haste]poſt haſtpost-haste  to [endleſs | endless]endleſsendless [miſery | misery]miſerymisery. —  [gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): b]but more particularly. to [thoſe | those]thoſethose [illegible]that [illegible]  [gap: worn_edge]abous. and are heavy laden. [illegible][guess (maggiec): Sent]Sent]  [gap: worn_edge] invitation is to [thoſe | those]thoſethose that pull [themſelves | themselves]themſelvesthemselves  [gap: worn_edge] [Matt. | Matthew]Matt.Matthew 18. 11. the invitation is to  [gap: worn_edge] [Matt. | Matthew]Matt.Matthew 9. [illegible]. 13. yea the Chief of  [gap: worn_edge] [Tim. | Timothy]Tim.Timothy 1. 15. and the call is gen[illegible]  [gap: worn_edge] [illegible][guess (maggiec): Sert]Sert of the Children of men!  [gap: worn_edge][guess (maggiec): 2]26. 27. 28. [&c. | etc.]&c.etc..
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variation [guess (maggiec): W]Wo Woe
modernization makeſt makest
modernization alſo also
modernization mayeſt may
modernization Nakedneſs nakedness
modernization riſe rise
variation untill until
variation till 'til
variation inflaim inflame
modernization verſe verse
variation Benefacent beneficent
variation veriety variety
variation every thing everything
modernization Juſt just
variation vertues virtues
modernization muſt must
variation Containd contained
modernization moſt most
modernization Fiſh fish
variation Luma naries lumi naries
variation fixt fixed
variation Lanthorns lanterns
modernization furniſhd furnished
modernization neceſsary necessary
modernization Likeneſs likeness
variation in to into
variation Imortal immortal
modernization midſt midst
variation Shoud should
modernization whilſt whilst
variation Inocency innocency
modernization uſd used
variation agreable agreeable
variation Engagd engaged
variation supream supreme
modernization Hap pineſs hap piness
modernization holyneſs holiness
modernization endleſs endless
variation ma loncholy me lancholy
variation Stold stole
variation forbiden forbidden
modernization Huſband husband
modernization loſt lost
modernization [guess (maggiec): B]B[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): l]le[gap: hole][guess (maggiec): ſ]ſſed blessed
modernization Loſt lost
modernization Holineſs holiness
variation plungd plunged
modernization themſelves themselves
modernization Poſterity posterity
modernization Darkneſs darkness
modernization Miſery misery
modernization Miſeralble miserable
modernization almoſt almost
modernization amongſt amongst
variation Commited committed
modernization Drunkeneſs drunkenness
modernization worſt worst
modernization Diſcour^[above] ſe^ſe discourse
modernization firſt first
modernization &c etc.
modernization uſe use
variation beyound beyond
modernization againſt against
modernization theſe these
modernization thoſe those
variation Denouncd denounced
modernization 2.d 2nd
modernization helpleſs helpless
modernization Hoſea Hosea
modernization Pſa Psalms
modernization Chriſt Christ
modernization Jeſus Jesus
modernization ſave save
modernization Curſe curse
modernization laſtly lastly
modernization caſting casting
variation recieve receive
modernization 3dly. 3rdly.
variation Priviledges privileges
modernization &c. etc.
modernization verſes verses
modernization 1st. 1st
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modernization Perſons persons
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modernization 2d 2nd
modernization 3dly. 3rdly
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modernization dispiſers despisers
modernization ſon son
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modernization 1st. 1st.
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Expanded abbreviations:

Abbreviation Expansion
Isai. Isaiah
fill’d filled
feather’d feathered
Shou’d should
& and
X Christ
Heb. Hebrews
Matt. Matthew
gall Galatians
S.t. Saint
Cor. Corinthians
Et.l eternal
P. P. Prince of Peace
K. King
gall. Galatians
Rom. Romans
Tim. Timothy
Ch. Chronicles

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