Solomon Williams, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 7


[note (type: abstract): Williams advises Occom to follow the advice given by Wheelock (see manuscript 749506).][note (type: handwriting): Informal handwriting is highly stylized and difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in good-to-fair condition with moderate creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: noteworthy): This letter is on same paper as manuscript 749506.][note (type: signature): The signature is abbreviated, and the superscription is difficult to decipher.]

EventsOccom leaves his studies

  Dear [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson[pers0030.ocp] 
I have Read [yt | that]ytthat [wch | which]wchwhich  [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] has written  [& | and]&and believe it will be  [beſt | best]beſtbest to Engage in a  School for a Term  with [ye | the]yethe [proviſo | proviso]proviſoproviso which  he mentions — [yt | that]ytthat your  health [ſhd | should]ſhdshould be [Reſtord | Restored]ReſtordRestored  you may be at liber ty to obey the orders  of the [Honble | Honourable]HonbleHonourable [Commiſ­ ſioners | Commis sioners]Commiſ­ ſionersCommis sioners[org0095.ocp]. as yet I have  [Recd | Received]RecdReceived none, I [wd | would]wdwould [ad­ viſe | ad vise]ad­ viſead vise you to be [thor'o | thorough]thor'othorough  in the [uſe | use]uſeuse of means  for your Recovery,   
I  am your [ſincere | Sincere]ſincereSincere Friend  [& | and]&and [well wiſher | well-wisher]well wiſherwell-wisher [Prayg | Praying]PraygPraying God to  direct [& | and]&and [Bleſs | bless]Bleſsbless you —   [Solo:[illegible] | Solomon]Solo:[illegible]Solomon Williams[pers0039.ocp] 
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pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson recipient Occom, Samson
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0039.ocp Solo: Solomon Williams writer Williams, Solomon

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org0095.ocp HonbleHonourable Commiſ­ſionersCommissioners The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America

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1749-09-07 SeptrSeptember 1749

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