Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9


[note (type: abstract): Occom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is largely clear and legible. As is common with Occom, there are some uncrossed t’s and crossed l’s; they have been corrected by the transcriber.][note (type: paper): Small sheets folded into a booklet are in fair-to-poor condition, with heavy staining and wear that results in some loss of text.][note (type: ink): Brown ink sustains varying degrees of fading.][note (type: noteworthy): On one recto, Occom has written random words, some possibly in Mohegan, many illegible. The word "Sarah" (Occom’s mother) is written backwards. Also on one recto, an editor, likely 19th-century, has written: "June 21, 1750 to Saty Feb. 9. 1751. [at Montauk] Tuesd. Feb. 12]". This same editor has made underlinings and overwrites throughout the document; these have not been transcribed. When Occom mentions an "Indian Town" he is likely referring to the Indian villages associated with each place that he visits. ]

EventsOccom’s Mission to the Montauketts

[illegible]  Nnaunwuqus  Beer-lahai-roi  orchard  [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson[pers0030.ocp] Sarah[pers0395.ocp]  Mohegan[place0143.ocp]  [illegible] 

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[Thirdſday | Thursday]ThirdſdayThursday June [ye | the]yethe [21[illegible]th | 21st]21[illegible]th21st 1750[1750-06-21]

  I [Sot | set]Sotset out from Montauk[place0144.ocp] for  [Eaſthampton | East Hampton]EaſthamptonEast Hampton[place0062.ocp] and got there  Some time before Night, and  [taried | tarried]tariedtarried at [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Buel | Buell]BuelBuell[pers0006.ocp]'s that  Night,

[Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday June [ye | the]yethe 2518 ^[above] 22^22th[1750-06-22] 

John [Aſhpo | Ashpo]AſhpoAshpo[pers0967.ocp] Came to me from  Montauk[place0144.ocp], about 10 in the [morng | morning]morngmorning  and we [Emediately | immediately]Emediatelyimmediately [Sot | set]Sotset out from  thence for South Hampton[place0425.ocp], and  got there About 4 in the [after N– | afternoon]after N–afternoon  and [taried | tarried]tariedtarried at [Dea– | Deacon]Dea–Deacon [Tut | Tuttle]TutTuttle[pers1275.ocp]s, and we  [Stayd | stayed]Staydstayed there [amongſt | amongst]amongſtamongst our Country  Men [till | 'til]till'til Monday June [ye | the]yethe 25[1750-06-25], and  then we [Return'd | returned]Return'dreturned from thence to  wards Montauk[place0144.ocp], and we got there  Some time before Night Safe [& | and]&and  Sound —   

Saturday [Auguſt | August]AuguſtAugust [ye | the]yethe 4 AD 1750[1750-08-04]

  I [Sot | set]Sotset out from [montk | Montauk]montkMontauk[place0144.ocp] for [Eaſt– | East Hampton]Eaſt–East Hampton[place0062.ocp]  and got there before Night and  Lo^[above] d^dged at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [W: | William]W:William Hedge[pers0253.ocp]'s that —  and Monday [Juſt | just]Juſtjust at Night  I Came a way from [Eaſt | East]EaſtEast[place0062.ocp] and got  to [Montk | Montauk]MontkMontauk[place0144.ocp] [Juſt | just]Juſtjust after [Sun Set | sunset]Sun Setsunset 

Mongday [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember [ye | the]yethe 10 AD: 1750[1750-09-10]

I Left  my School and to [Napeeg | Napeague]NapeegNapeague[place0410.ocp], and  got there [Juſt | just]Juſtjust after [Sun[illegible] Set | sunset]Sun[illegible] Setsunset  and we went further in the Night 

Saturday [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember [ye | the]yethe 15[1750-09-15]:

we [Sot | set]Sotset  out Sail from Long Island[place0129.ocp]  for main, and got over a  bout 1 o'Clock in the after  Noon [illegible] , and I was Landed  at [Stoneing Town | Stonington]Stoneing TownStonington[place0226.ocp] and  I [Sot | set]Sotset out from thence  for mohegan[place0143.ocp] [& | and]&and got  there Some time in the  Night and found [illegible][Moſt | most]Moſtmost  of my [illegible]Relations well 

[Thriday | Thursday]ThridayThursday [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember [ye | the]yethe 20 AD: 1750[1750-09-20]

I [Sot | set]Sotset out from Mohegan[place0143.ocp] for  Lebanon[place0122.ocp] and [illegible]Got to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Williams[pers0039.ocp]  [Juſt | just]Juſtjust before [Su[illegible]n Set | sunset]Su[illegible]n Setsunset and [Lodg'd | lodged]Lodg'dlodged  there and was kindly [entain'd | entertained]entain'dentertained.

and [Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember [ye | the]yethe 21[1750-09-21]

Early in  the Morning, I [Sot | set]Sotset out from  thence to Crank[place0122.ocp] and got to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [we' | Wheelock]we'Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  before Noon and found madam[pers0577.ocp]  and Theodora[pers0999.ocp] very Sick. and I  [Stay'd | stayed]Stay'dstayed there [till | 'til]till'til [illegible] after Noon,  and then I [Sot | set]Sotset out from thence  for Hebron[place0099.ocp], and got there [Juſt | just]Juſtjust  after [Sun Set | sunset]Sun Setsunset and found [moſt | most]moſtmost  of ['em | them]'emthem Well, and Monday [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember  the [24th | 24th]24th24th[1750-09-24] I [Sot | set]Sotset out from Hebron[place0099.ocp] for  Mohegan[place0143.ocp], and got there Some time  in the Night, — and [Fr^[below] ^^^yday | Friday]Fr^[below] ^^^ydayFriday  [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember [ye | the]yethe [28th | 28th]28th28th[1750-09-28] I [Sot | set]Sotset out from  Mohegan[place0143.ocp] for [Nawyyonuk | Noank]NawyyonukNoank[place0411.ocp]  and got there [Juſt | just]Juſtjust before  [Sun Set | sunset]Sun Setsunset and [tary'd | tarried]tary'dtarried with  one Lemuel Burrows[pers0971.ocp] [& | and]&and [Satur  Day | Satur day]Satur  DaySatur day morning [Sot | set]Sotset out from  thence for [Naroganſet | Narragansett]NaroganſetNarragansett[place0150.ocp]   
and got there Some time  after in the Night ^[above] [& | and]&and^[& | and]&and [Lodg'd | lodged]Lodg'dlodged  with one James Simon[pers0966.ocp], [& | and]&and  was kindly Entertain by my  Friends [&c | etc.]&cetc. [&c | etc.]&cetc. 

[Thirſday | Thursday]ThirſdayThursday [octr | October]octrOctober [ye | the]yethe [4th | 4th]4th4th AD: 1750[1750-10-04]

  I [Sot | set]Sotset out from [Naroganſet | Narragansett]NaroganſetNarragansett[place0150.ocp]  for [Nawauyounk | Noank]NawauyounkNoank[place0411.ocp] and got  there Some time in the Night  and [Lodg'd | lodged]Lodg'dlodged at [Toowiſ | Toowis]ToowiſToowis[pers1000.ocp]'s Wig‐ wam and [Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday morning [Sot | set]Sotset  from thence for New London[place0164.ocp],  and got there about 9 in [ye | the]yethe  morning, and from thence  [Strait | straight]Straitstraight up to Mohegan[place0143.ocp] — and 

Monday [ocr | October]ocrOctober [ye | the]yethe 8[1750-10-10]

[wen | went]wenwent Down to  New London[place0164.ocp] in order [illegible] to go  over to Long-[Iſland | Island]IſlandIsland[place0129.ocp] [&c | etc.]&cetc. [&c | etc.]&cetc. 

and [Tueſday | Tuesday]TueſdayTuesday [gap: stain][guess (cassandrah): [ocr | October]ocrOctober][ocr | October]ocrOctober the [9th | 9th]9th9th[1750-10-09]

was  at New London[place0164.ocp] all the   Day   
and at Night about 1 or 2  o' C[gap: stain] [Sot | set]Sotset-Sail from New‐  London[place0164.ocp] for Montauk[place0144.ocp], and  got [a Shore | ashore]a Shoreashore [Juſt | just]Juſtjust before Sun  [riſe | rise]riſerise at fort pond[place0404.ocp] and I [Sot | set]Sotset  from there Directly for the  Indian Town, and went a  mong the People to get Some  Sweet Corn, and then I went  to [Napeek | Napeague]NapeekNapeague[place0410.ocp], and back again  to Indian Town and got there  in the Evening [&c | etc.]&cetc. 

Saturday [Ocr | October]OcrOctober [ye | the]yethe 13[1750-10-13]

I went  from Montauk[place0144.ocp] for [Eaſt | East]EaſtEast[place0062.ocp] [& | and]&and  [taried | tarried]tariedtarried there Sabbath and 

Monday [Ocr | October]OcrOctober [ye | the]yethe [15th | 15th]15th15th[1750-10-15]

I [return'd | returned]return'dreturned  to Montauk[place0144.ocp] [illegible] again — 

[Thirſday | Thursday]ThirſdayThursday [Octr | October]OctrOctober [ye | the]yethe 18[1750-10-18]

we [Sot | set]Sotset  out from Montauk[place0144.ocp], for [Eaſt | East]EaſtEast[place0062.ocp]  and [taried | tarried]tariedtarried that Night and  Friday Morning we [Sot | set]Sotset a  way from thence for [Shene‐ | Shinne‐]Shene‐Shinne‐[place0423.ocp]   
[Shenecock | Shinnecock]ShenecockShinnecock[place0423.ocp] and we got there at ^[above] mr Ho[illegible]^mr Ho[illegible]  [a bout | about]a boutabout 9, [a bout | about]a boutabout 11 we went  the Indian Town, there we heard  [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. White[pers0704.ocp] Preach a [thankſgiv  ing | thanksgiv ing]thankſgiv  ingthanksgiv ing Sermon to the Indians, [& | and]&and  we [taried | tarried]tariedtarried there [till | 'til]till'til Monday fol‐ lowing [Octr | October]OctrOctober [ye | the]yethe 22[1750-10-22] then we [retur^[above] nd^nd | returned]retur^[above] nd^ndreturned  to Montauk[place0144.ocp] again and we got  there about 7 at Night [&c | etc.]&cetc. 

Nov[Wedenſday | Wednesday]WedenſdayWednesday November [ye | the]yethe 14 ^[above] 1750^1750[1750-11-14]

  I [Sot | set]Sotset out from Montauk[place0144.ocp]  for [Eaſt | East]EaſtEast[place0062.ocp] to [thankſgiving | thanksgiving]thankſgivingthanksgiving  and [Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday [Novr | November]NovrNovember [ye | the]yethe 16[1750-11-16] I [re  turnd | re turned]re  turndre turned again to Montauk[place0144.ocp]  and got there [Juſt | just]Juſtjust before  [S[illegible][guess (cassandrah): ot]otun Sit | sunset]S[illegible][guess (cassandrah): ot]otun Sitsunset and So forth 

Saturday December [ye | the]yethe 1: 1750[1750-12-01]

  I [Sot | set]Sotset out from Montauk[place0144.ocp] for  [Sagg | Sag]SaggSag[place0418.ocp] to [illegible]See [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Maltby[pers0352.ocp]  and I got there [Juſt | just]Juſtjust before  [Sun Sit | sunset]Sun Sitsunset and [Lodg'd | lodged]Lodg'dlodged at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr.  [Ruſſil | Russil]RuſſilRussil's[pers0995.ocp]   
was kindly [Entertain'd | entertained]Entertain'dentertained, and  Next Day I heard [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Maltby[pers0352.ocp]  preach, and was with him  in the [after Noon | afternoon]after Noonafternoon, at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr.  [Gulſon | Gulson]GulſonGulson[pers0978.ocp]'s, and [taryd | tarried]tarydtarried at Night  with [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Maltby[pers0352.ocp], And Monday  I part with him at [Mr. | Mr.]Mr.Mr. [Gulſon | Gulson]GulſonGulson[pers0978.ocp][illegible][guess (cassandrah): 's]'s  and Came [a way | away]a wayaway home towards  home to Montauk[place0144.ocp] [& | and]&and got there  at Night, [&c | etc.]&cetc. 

Saturday [Fabruary | February]FabruaryFebruary [ye | the]yethe  9 1750[1751-02-09]

[illegible: [guess (cassandrah): — 1]— 1] I went to [E Ham | East Hampton]E HamEast Hampton[place0062.ocp]  and participate with ['em | them]'emthem  the Sacrament of the [Lds– | Lord's]Lds–Lord's [S– | Supper]S–Supper  and [Tueſday | Tuesday]TueſdayTuesday February [ye | the]yethe  12[1751-02-12] I [returnd | returned]returndreturned to Montauk[place0144.ocp] 
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Mary George[pers0976.ocp]  Mary [Aſhpo | Ashpo]AſhpoAshpo[pers0968.ocp]  Theatre [Theſſalonians | Thessalonians]TheſſaloniansThessalonians  [Theſſalonians | Thessalonians]TheſſaloniansThessalonians  [Theſſalonias | Thessalonias]TheſſaloniasThessalonias  ^[bottom] [illegible] 12 [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp]^[illegible] 12 [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp]  ^[bottom] 9 — 1 — [illegible]^9 — 1 — [illegible]  ^[bottom] 16 — 16 — [illegible] — 32 — 8^16 — 16 — [illegible] — 32 — 8 
Document Summary

People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson writer Occom, Samson
pers0395.ocp Sarah mentioned Occom, Sarah
pers0006.ocp Rev d Rev. M r Mr. Buel Buell mentioned Buell, Samuel
pers0967.ocp John Aſhpo Ashpo mentioned Ashpo, John
pers1275.ocp Dea– Deacon Tut Tuttle mentioned Tuttle
pers0253.ocp M r Mr. W: William Hedge mentioned Hedges, William
pers0039.ocp M r Mr. Williams mentioned Williams, Solomon
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. we' Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0577.ocp madam mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0999.ocp Theodora mentioned Wheelock, Theodora
pers0971.ocp Lemuel Burrows mentioned Burrows, Lemuel
pers0966.ocp James Simon mentioned Simon, James
pers1000.ocp Toowiſ Toowis mentioned Toowis
pers0704.ocp M r Mr. White mentioned White
pers0352.ocp M r Mr. Maltby mentioned Maltby
pers0995.ocp M r Mr. Ruſſil Russil 's mentioned Russil
pers0978.ocp M r Mr. Gulſon Gulson mentioned Gulson
pers0978.ocp M r . Mr. Gulſon Gulson mentioned Gulson
pers1189.ocp Hannabel mentioned Hannabel
pers0974.ocp Cyrus mentioned Cyrus
pers0976.ocp Mary George mentioned George, Mary
pers0968.ocp Mary Aſhpo Ashpo mentioned Ashpo, Mary
pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson Occom writer Occom, Samson

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0143.ocp Mohegan Mohegan
place0144.ocp Montauk Montauk
place0062.ocp Eaſthampton East Hampton East Hampton
place0425.ocp South Hampton South Hampton
place0144.ocp mont k Montauk Montauk
place0062.ocp Eaſt– East Hampton East Hampton
place0062.ocp Eaſt East East Hampton
place0144.ocp Mont k Montauk Montauk
place0410.ocp Napeeg Napeague Napeague
place0129.ocp Long Island Long Island
place0226.ocp Stoneing Town Stonington Stonington
place0143.ocp mohegan Mohegan
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0122.ocp Crank Lebanon
place0099.ocp Hebron Hebron
place0411.ocp Nawyyonuk Noank Noank
place0150.ocp Naroganſet Narragansett Narragansett
place0411.ocp Nawauyounk Noank Noank
place0164.ocp New London New London
place0129.ocp Long- Iſland Island Long Island
place0164.ocp New‐ London New London
place0404.ocp fort pond Fort Pond
place0410.ocp Napeek Napeague Napeague
place0423.ocp Shene‐ Shinne‐ Shinnecock
place0423.ocp Shenecock Shinnecock Shinnecock
place0418.ocp Sagg Sag Sag Harbor
place0062.ocp E Ham East Hampton East Hampton

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Dates identified in this document:

Standard Form Text
1750-06-21 ThirdſdayThursday June yethe 21th21st 1750
1750-06-22 FrydayFriday June yethe 2518 22th
1750-06-25 Monday June yethe 25
1750-08-04 Saturday AuguſtAugust yethe 4 AD 1750
1750-09-10 Mongday SeprSeptember yethe 10 AD: 1750
1750-09-15 Saturday SeprSeptember yethe 15
1750-09-20 ThridayThursday SeprSeptember yethe 20 AD: 1750
1750-09-21 FrydayFriday SeprSeptember yethe 21
1750-09-24 Monday SeprSeptember the 24th24th
1750-09-28 Fr^ydayFriday SeprSeptember yethe 28th28th
1750-10-04 ThirſdayThursday octrOctober yethe 4th4th AD: 1750
1750-10-10 Monday ocrOctober yethe 8
1750-10-09 TueſdayTuesday ocrOctober the 9th9th
1750-10-13 Saturday OcrOctober yethe 13
1750-10-15 Monday OcrOctober yethe 15th15th
1750-10-18 ThirſdayThursday OctrOctober yethe 18
1750-10-22 OctrOctober yethe 22
1750-11-14 WedenſdayWednesday November yethe 14 1750
1750-11-16 FrydayFriday NovrNovember yethe 16
1750-12-01 Saturday December yethe 1: 1750
1751-02-09 Saturday FabruaryFebruary yethe 9 1750
1751-02-12 TueſdayTuesday February yethe 12

Regularized text:

Type Original Regularized
modernization Samſon Samson
variation Thirdſday Thursday
modernization ye the
modernization 21[illegible]th 21st
variation Sot set
modernization Eaſthampton East Hampton
variation taried tarried
modernization Revd Rev.
modernization Mr Mr.
variation Buel Buell
variation Fryday Friday
modernization Aſhpo Ashpo
variation morng morning
variation Emediately immediately
variation after N– afternoon
variation Stayd stayed
modernization amongſt amongst
variation till 'til
modernization Auguſt August
modernization Juſt just
modernization Eaſt East
variation Sun Set sunset
variation Napeeg Napeague
variation Stoneing Town Stonington
modernization Moſt most
variation Thriday Thursday
modernization moſt most
modernization 24th 24th
variation Fr^[below] ^^^yday Friday
modernization 28th 28th
variation Nawyyonuk Noank
variation Satur  Day Satur day
variation Naroganſet Narragansett
modernization &c etc.
variation Thirſday Thursday
modernization 4th 4th
variation Nawauyounk Noank
modernization Toowiſ Toowis
variation Strait straight
modernization Iſland Island
modernization Tueſday Tuesday
modernization 9th 9th
variation a Shore ashore
modernization riſe rise
variation Napeek Napeague
modernization 15th 15th
variation Shene‐ Shinne‐
variation Shenecock Shinnecock
variation a bout about
modernization thankſgiv  ing thanksgiv ing
variation retur^[above] nd^nd returned
variation Wedenſday Wednesday
modernization thankſgiving thanksgiving
variation re  turnd re turned
variation S[illegible][guess (cassandrah): ot]otun Sit sunset
variation Sagg Sag
variation Sun Sit sunset
modernization Ruſſil Russil
variation after Noon afternoon
modernization Gulſon Gulson
variation taryd tarried
modernization Mr. Mr.
variation a way away
variation Fabruary February
modernization Theſſalonians Thessalonians
modernization Theſſalonias Thessalonias

Expanded abbreviations:

Abbreviation Expansion
Dea– Deacon
Tut Tuttle
Return'd returned
& and
montk Montauk
Eaſt– East Hampton
W: William
Montk Montauk
Sepr September
Lodg'd lodged
entain'd entertained
we' Wheelock
Stay'd stayed
'em them
tary'd tarried
octr October
ocr October
Ocr October
return'd returned
Octr October
Novr November
Entertain'd entertained
E Ham East Hampton
Lds– Lord's
S– Supper

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