Temperance Hannabal, narrative, 1754 February 7


[note (type: abstract): Temperance Hannabal narrates the story of her religious awakening to Occom.][note (type: handwriting): Narrative is written in Occom’s hand, which is clear and legible. As is common with Occom's hand, there are some uncrossed t’s; these have been corrected by the transcriber.][note (type: paper): Small sheet folded in half like a book is in poor condition, with heavy fading, staining and wear that results in some loss of text.][note (type: ink): Dark-brown ink is worn away in places.][note (type: noteworthy): An editor, likely 19th-century, has overwritten Occom's hand on one recto. The assigned year of the manuscript is based on this edit. On two verso, a note has been added in the same hand. The note, which has not been transcribed, reads: “(If common year, 1 Day y Jan. was Thursd. / 1761, 1767, 1778-1 / If leap year.”]
Temperance Hannabal[pers0961.ocp] 
I have been the [moſt | most]moſtmost [illegible][gap: faded]  wretch [yt | that]ytthat ever [liv'd | lived]liv'dlived, yea [gap: faded]  there was nothing in all the  [Nois | noise]Noisnoise of Religion, and I thought  and Said that the [Chriſtians | Christians]ChriſtiansChristians  Lied; I thought it was ^[above] [beſt | best]beſtbest^[beſt | best]beſtbest for me  to gratify my own Inclinations [Till | 'Til]Till'Til the [Laſt | last]Laſtlast fall, I was Sick  for Some Time, and in my [Sick­ neſs | sick ness]Sick­ neſssick ness, I began to Query, what  [w[gap: faded][guess (h-dawnd): oud]oud | would]w[gap: faded][guess (h-dawnd): oud]oudwould become of my Soul, if I  Shoud Die in this State and  Condition, and [theſe | these]theſethese thoughts  threw me into Fright, and  was [Concern'd | concerned]Concern'dconcerned for my Soul for  Some Time, but as I got  well of my [Sickneſs | sickness]Sickneſssickness my  Concern wore [a way | away]a wayaway — —.  [till | 'til]till'til this Late Religious Stir  I bethought of [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself again 
and after I [gap: tear] been to few  Meetings I found [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself a  great Sinner, and an undone  Creature before god, yea Saw  [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself fit for nothing but  Hell and [everlaſting | everlasting]everlaſtingeverlasting [Diſtruc­ tion | destruc tion]Diſtruc­ tiondestruc tion. — and as I was at one  meeting and as I was [amuſing | amusing]amuſingamusing  and [Conſidering | considering]Conſideringconsidering my State [& | and]&and  Condition, it threw me into  Such Horror and [guil | guilt]guilguilt of [Concien^[above] ce^ce | conscience]Concien^[above] ce^ceconscience  and [Confuſion | confusion]Confuſionconfusion of [illegible], I  fell in[illegible]to a [S[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): waun]waun | swoon]S[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): waun]waunswoon, and im­ mediately I found [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself  into great [Darkneſs | darkness]Darkneſsdarkness, [illegible]and  while I was there I heard  a voice before me, Saying  follow me, and I went that  way, and [Immedeately | immediately]Immedeatelyimmediately found  [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself upon Something, I  Cant Compared to nothing  but to a Pole, but over  Put over a Deep hole
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