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Sermon: Ephesians 5:14, 1760 May 15

ms-number: 760315

[note (type: abstract): Sermon on Ephesians 5:15 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.][note (type: handwriting): Clear and legible, although lettercase is occasionally difficult to discern.][note (type: paper): Several small sheets are folded together into a booklet. The paper is in fair condition, with some staining and heavy wear around the edges.][note (type: ink): Light brown][note (type: noteworthy): At top of one recto, “& Revelat.” is written in pencil and refers to the last page, which appears to be the beginning of a new sermon on a text from Revelation 16: 15 “Behold, I come”. The salutation “Revd Sir, I Conclude you have” along the left edge of six verso appears to be the beginning of a letter on a sheet that was repurposed for the sermon.]
[Opener]

Wherefore he [Saith | sayeth]Saithsayeth awake thou that
[Sleepſest | sleepest]Sleepſestsleepest and [ariſe | arise]ariſearise from the [Dad | dead]Daddead and
[Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist Shall give thee Light —
we may at once Perceive from [theſe | these]theſethese
words, the Infinite [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness and [Con­
deſention | con
descension]
Con­
deſention
con
descension
of God towards us [Rabeles | rebels]Rabelesrebels
for we have willfully Departed from
god our Maker and in Departing
from him, we Depart from our own
[Hapineſs | happiness]Hapineſshappiness yea we [forfit | forfeit]forfitforfeit all [Bleſſed­
neſs | blessed
ness]
Bleſſed­
neſs
blessed
ness
and every Mercy, and we Can
Claim nothing at the Hands of god
Better than Damnation, and god mig[above] htht
have [Juſtly | justly]Juſtlyjustly left us in our [miſery | misery]miſerymisery With
[everlaſting | everlasting]everlaſtingeverlasting Shame and [Confuſion | confusion]Confuſionconfusion of
Face, and when he had thoughts
of mercy he might have By us and
Placed his love on the fallen Angels
who are greater in Power than men
they are [likeliyer | likelier]likeliyerlikelier to [ſerve | serve]ſerveserve him
Better than we; But behold his
mercy is towards the fallen Children
of Adam, and there is no other [Reaſon | reason]Reaſonreason
Can be given why he does, [above] [ſo | so]ſoso[ſo | so]ſoso but this
[becauſe | because]becauſebecause he will have Mercy on
whom he will have Mercy and he
will have [Comp[above] aaſſion | compassion]Comp[above] aaſſioncompassion on whom he
will have [Compaſſion | compassion]Compaſſioncompassion — and this
his hPity to us, is brought abou[above] tt
in a way that Men or Angels
[Cou'd | could]Cou'dcould never find out or invent,
it [muſt | must]muſtmust needs be in and [thro' | through]thro'through the
Death of his only [begoten | begotten]begotenbegotten Son
here is [unparallel'd | unparalleled]unparallel'dunparalleled Love that god So
Loved the World that he gave his
only [begoten | begotten]begotenbegotten Son into the Worald
that [Whoſoever | whosoever]Whoſoeverwhosoever believeth in Shall
not [Periſh | perish]Periſhperish but have [ever laſting | everlasting]ever laſtingeverlasting
Life, this is good News good News
unto [Miſerable | miserable]Miſerablemiserable Children of Fallen A.
that there is a Saviour given a migh[above] t [illegible][guess (ivys): y]yt [illegible][guess (ivys): y]y
Saviour —
and in further Speaking upon [theſe | these]theſethese [above] thisthis
text I Shall Endeavour, as god Shall
help. to give the Import of it, in
Several [Perticulars | particulars]Perticularsparticulars.
 and here [firſt | first]firſtfirst In genera[above] ll
It Plainly [Implys | implies]Implysimplies, that man as he
[illegible]is fallen Creature from God, is fallen
[A Sleep | asleep]A Sleepasleep Spiritually, he is [Stupified | stupefied]Stupifiedstupefied [above] therebythereby,
yea he is fallen Down Dead in
[Traſpaſſes | trespasses]Traſpaſſestrespasses and in Sins —
And here I Shall endeavour to [repre[above] tt | represent]repre[above] ttrepresent
two Sorts of People in [above] [yt | that]ytthat are[yt | that]ytthat are the world, and
[Diſtinguiſh | distinguish]Diſtinguiſhdistinguish them one from the other.
the one is Bealiever, and up unbeliev
er, Yet Both are [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep,
The one is in a Dead Sleep, yet
not in a Dead Sleep but it is a
Sinful and abominable Sleep
The other is in a Dead Sleep
a very Dangerous Sleep, they Lie
[expoſ,d | exposed]expoſ,dexposed to [everlaſting | everlasting]everlaſtingeverlasting [Diſtruction | destruction]Diſtructiondestruction
by it —
But Secondly
this text Plainly [repreſents | represents]repreſentsrepresents unto us
the Infinite Mercy of God to us; in
Sending his own Dear Son to a
wake us out of this Dangerous yea
[Diſtructive | destructive]Diſtructivedestructive Sleep —
And [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly I Shall Conclude
with the Improvement of the wh[above] oole
and have [firſt | first]firſtfirst. — there is Such a
thing as Believers being [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep
and when they are So, they are unfit
to Serve god. Yea they are [Diſobey
ing | disobey
ing]
Diſobey
ing
disobey
ing
and [Diſhonouring | dishonouring]Diſhonouringdishonouring of him —
we Read of ten [Virgens | virgins]Virgensvirgins, in [Math | Matthew]MathMatthew 25
that were Slumbering and Sleeping
while the Bride[illegible]groom [Taried | tarried]Tariedtarried
till there was a great Cry or a
Loud Call ma[illegible]de, unto them, it
Seems in Such a Language as [above] thisthis
awake thou [yt | that]ytthat [Sleepeſt | sleepest]Sleepeſtsleepest and [a
Riſe | a
rise]
a
Riſe
a
rise
from the Dead and [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist
for behold the Bridegroom Cometh
go ye out to meet him.
and then when they heard this Voce
Heavenly-Voice, and [underſtood | understood]underſtoodunderstood it
they [emediatly | immediately]emediatlyimmediately [Roſe | rose]Roſerose with great
[Confuſion | confusion]Confuſionconfusion and Trembling. it Seems
and when they Came to look about
[themſelves | themselves]themſelvesthemselves they [above] foundfound [every thing | everything]every thingeverything out of
order, their Lamps were [unprepard | unprepared]unprepardunprepared
they [illegible]are gone out, altogether un
fit to Meet the Bridegroom with —
and Now there is [every thing | everything]every thingeverything to do —
and a wvery Short time to do it in
for the [foreruner | forerunner]forerunerforerunner or the Voice of the
Bridegroom is already i[enterd | entered]enterdentered into
the Ears of the [Virgens | virgins]Virgensvirgins, he [yt | that]ytthat ha[illegible][guess (ivys): th]th
behold I Come quickly and my re
ward is with me, to give every man
according as his works Shall be —
is now on his way, [Juſt | just]Juſtjust at the
Doors, to [reccond | reckon]reccondreckon with the Virgins —
O! me think there was great
[exerciſe | exercise]exerciſeexercise of heart and mind among
the Virgins at that [Seaſon | season]Seaſonseason
and further — to [Elluſtrate | illustrate]Elluſtrateillustrate this Point
of Truth, let us Compare [Spiri­l– | spiritual]Spiri­lspiritual
Sleep with Natural Sleep, [& | and]&and
See what [reſemblence | resemblance]reſemblenceresemblance there may
be — and here, we know [illegible]by
experience and [obſer[illegible]vation | observation]obſer[illegible]vationobservation, that
a man, that is [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep is altoge­
ther unfit for [Buſineſs | business]Buſineſsbusiness at [yt | that]ytthat [Seaſon | season]Seaſonseason
he is not Doing the [leaſt | least]leaſtleast [Buſineſs | business]Buſineſsbusiness for
[him­ſelf | himself]him­ſelfhimself for his Relations or his
Neighbours or his King. for he [illegible]
has [Deſiſted | desisted]Deſiſteddesisted and [lay'd | laid]lay'dlaid [aſide | aside]aſideaside all
[Buſineſs | business]Buſineſsbusiness while he Sle[above] eeps —
So is a [Chriſtian | Christian]ChriſtianChristian when he is
Spiritually [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep — —
again when a man is [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep
he [illegible] is Ignorant and [Sinceleſs | senseless]Sinceleſssenseless of
all the Carryings[above] on and [illegible][guess (ivys): Con]Conon and [illegible][guess (ivys): Con]Con [oftthe | of the]ofttheof the world
he is Ignorant of the [agre[illegible]able | agreeable]agre[illegible]ableagreeable [above] [illegible][illegible]
[Converſation | conversation]Converſationconversation that his Neighbours
have, the News from [a Broad | abroad]a Broadabroad has no Affect upon him; he has
no fellow [feelling | feeling]feellingfeeling with his
Neighbours either [above] inin Joy or Sorrow
So is a [Sleepey | sleepy]Sleepeysleepy [Chriſtien | Christian]ChriſtienChristian. he
knows not what a Sweet [Conver
ſation | conver
sation]
Conver
ſation
conver
sation
they Enjoy w one with
the other [above] [yt | that]ytthat one awake[yt | that]ytthat one awake what Trade they
[Cary | carry]Carycarry on to Heaven, and what
returns they have from [yt | that]ytthat
[Bleſſed | Blessed]BleſſedBlessed Cou[above] nntry, and what
[Fellowſ[above] hhip | fellowship]Fellowſ[above] hhipfellowship Communion they hav[above] ee
with god, or what [fellowſhip | fellowship]fellowſhipfellowship
they have one with other nor
what Joys or Sorrows they
meet with in their [Travil | travel]Traviltravel
like unto Thomas [&c | etc.]&cetc. — — —
the means of grace have but
[l[illegible]itle | little]l[illegible]itlelittle effect on the them —
Again a man [yt | that]ytthat is [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep
is [Defenceleſs | defenseless]Defenceleſsdefenseless, he is [expoſd | exposed]expoſdexposed to
many Danger's he is liable
to be taken by his Enemies —
a [ſolder | soldier]ſoldersoldier [muſt | must]muſtmust watch
So, is a [Chrn | Christian]ChrnChristian [yt | that]ytthat is [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep
they are liable to all Dangers
— — — watch and Pray —
again a man [yt | that]ytthat is [a Sleep | asleep]a Sleepasleep may
Dream Dreams, They may have
[Pleaſent | pleasant]Pleaſentpleasant, and frightful Dreams
they may Dream of [Proſperity | prosperity]Proſperityprosperity
and Peace — —
of [Adverſity | adversity]Adverſityadversity and Sorrow — —
ASo may a [Chriſn | Christian]ChriſnChristian Dream
many things
Now let us Bring Peter as
an [Inſtance | instance]Inſtanceinstance, one [yt | that]ytthat has Slept,
and See what was the fruit
of his Sleep, and [Alſo | also]Alſoalso one [yt | that]ytthat
has [a waked | awaked]a wakedawaked out [above] ofof this Sleep
and what was [ye | the]yethe fruit of it
Now let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the State
of [thoſe | those]thoſethose [yt | that]ytthat are in a Dead Sleep —
[thoſe | those]thoſethose that are unregenerate
are in a Dead Sleep, Dead in
[Treſpaſſes | trespasses]Treſpaſſestrespasses [above] [& | and]&and[& | and]&and in Sins, a very Dan­
gerous Sleep, they are liable to
all the [Miſeries | miseries]Miſeriesmiseries of this life to
Death [it Self | itself]it Selfitself and to the Pains
of Hell forever, and in this State
and [Condiſtion | condition]Condiſtioncondition it is [Impoſſable | impossible]Impoſſableimpossible
for them [illegible] to [Pleaſe | please]Pleaſeplease god, for
they have no life or [godlyneſs | godliness]godlyneſsgodliness there
fore they Can't do the work of
god Acceptably, they are Dea[above] dd
and So all their Services are Dead
by [Reaſon | reason]Reaſonreason of Sin, — they have
no [Sence | sense]Sencesense of god, they have
no right [apprihentions | apprehensions]apprihentionsapprehensions of
heaven or Hell, they have
no fear of god; and no love
to him, no [illegible] love to his word
no love to his [ordernaces | ordinances]ordernacesordinances, nor
to his Commandments Laws or
his Precepts
yea they have [Relliſh | relish]Relliſhrelish for [Divi[above] nn | divine]Divi[above] nndivine
fo things, Spiritual things are
[fooliſhneſs | foolishness]fooliſhneſsfoolishness with them, the Voice
of Charmers from [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist Charm­
ing Never so [Wiſely | wisely]Wiſelywisely unto them in
the Tender Bowels of [Compaſſion | compassion]Compaſſioncompassion
move them not, and the Dread­
ful Thunders and Lightnings of
gods [Firery | fiery]Fireryfiery Law from Mount
Sinai, Don't make them afraid —
and the [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness and Mercy of
god, [yt | that]ytthat Daily attends Don't
Lead them to [repentence | repentance]repentencerepentance, and
the [Judgments | judgements]Judgmentsjudgements of god Don't make
to [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider — All the [Reaſon | reason]Reaſonreason
is [becauſe | because]becauſebecause they are in [above] aa Dead
Sleep, they have no heart
for Heart for god or [above] toto his ways
Doesn't this greatly argue the
Stupidity and [Deadneſs | deadness]Deadneſsdeadness in Such
Souls. — — and [Conſequent
ly | consequent
ly]
Conſequent
ly
consequent
ly
Such are in a very [Dangers | dangerous]Dangersdangerous
Sleep they [Liy | lie]Liylie upon very Slip
pery Places
they are liable to be Cut [a
Sunder | a
sunder]
a
Sunder
a
sunder
every Moment by the
[Juſtice | justice]Juſticejustice of god, the [ax | axe]axaxe is
[layd | laid]laydlaid to the [Roo[illegible]tt | root]Roo[illegible]ttroot of every
Tree, and every Tree [yt | that]ytthat bring
eth not good fruit, Shall
be hewn Down and [Caſt | cast]Caſtcast in­
to [everlaſting | everlasting]everlaſtingeverlasting Fire — —
And Secondly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly
this Text [Repreſents | represents]Repreſentsrepresents unto us
[above] thethe [Astoniſhing | astonishing]Astoniſhingastonishing Love and [Condeſen
tion | condescen
sion]
Condeſen
tion
condescen
sion
of the great God [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose
Name alone is Jehovah, in
Sending his own Son into the
world, after our willful [a
poſtaſie | a
postasy]
a
poſtaſie
a
postasy
from god, wthat [who­
­ſoever | who­
soever]
who­
­ſoever
who­
soever
believeth in him [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[Periſh | perish]Periſhperish. but have [everlaſting | everlasting]everlaſtingeverlasting
Life — here is Love indeed
god [above] freelyfreely gave his Dear Son to Sinners
to Save them. and the Son freely
[excepts | accepts]exceptsaccepts and undertakes the great
work Redemption
the Dear Lamb of god Leaves
the [Boſom | bosom]Boſombosom of his Dear Father
As it were bids farewell to all
the Heavenly [Hoſts | Hosts]HoſtsHosts, and comes
Down to this benighted World
[Clouthed | clothed]Clouthedclothed with [Humane | human]Humanehuman [Doby | body]Dobybody
like our own ,— took upon him
 the Iniquity of the [Childr | children]Childrchildren
 of men,[becam | became]becambecame the Son
 of man that we the Sinfu[above] ll
 [Childr | children]Childrchildren of men might be
 come the Sons of the living
 god — he [layd | laid]laydlaid Down
 his Life. and Died the
 [acurſed | accursed]acurſedaccursed Death of the [Croſs | cross]Croſscross
 they [yt | that]ytthat we might be made
 Alive unto god —
 all this was done to [awak | awake]awakawake
 [thoſe | those]thoſethose [yt | that]ytthat were Sleep, and to
 [Raiſe | raise]Raiſeraise that were Dead
[2ly | 2ly]2ly2ly this Text [Promiſes | promises]Promiſespromises
a glorious [Promiſe | promise]Promiſepromise of Light
[left] [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. Sir,
I Conclude you have
[Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. Sir,
I Conclude you have
to them [yt | that]ytthat he[illegible]ar [above] [& | and]&and obey[& | and]&and obey the Voice of [X | Christ]XChrist
[Awak | awake]Awakawake y those [yt | that]ytthat Sleepeth [& | and]&and
[a Riſe | arise]a Riſearise from the Dead and [X | Christ]XChrist
Shall give thee Light —
To Conclude
let us Improve the whole
and [here | hear]herehear [firſt | first]firſtfirst, is it So as we
have heard, that there is as
Such a thing as [Chriſns | Christians]ChriſnsChristians [ſlu
mbring | slu
mbering]
ſlu
mbring
slu
mbering
and Sleeping —
[firſt | first]firſtfirst then examine [your ſel[gap: worn_edge][guess (h-dawnd): [above] ff][above] ff | yourself]your ſel[gap: worn_edge][guess (h-dawnd): [above] ff][above] ffyourself
and if thou [above] artart Sleeper, [ariſe | arise]ariſearise
hear the Voice of [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist,
and obey,[illegible: [guess (ivys): }]}] [Ariſe | arise]Ariſearise and Trim
your Lamps, and [X | Christ]XChrist Shall
give you Light, — for all
thy Work is to do — and
behold the [Bri[above] ddgrom | bridegroom]Bri[above] ddgrombridegroom Come.
go ye out to meet him
[ariſe | arise]ariſearise [a wake | awake]a wakeawake by a true repentance
and [a riſe | arise]a riſearise by faith in [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist
Hear [ye | the]yethe Voice of God in his
word, — in the [Preach'd | preached]Preach'dpreached [gos | gospels]gosgospels
In his Laws Precepts and
[Comands | commands]Comandscommands — In the [goſpel | gospel]goſpelgospel [In­
ſtitutions | in
stitutions]
In­
ſtitutions
in
stitutions
and [ordernances | ordinances]ordernancesordinances
[above] to the wickedto the wicked In the [Curſes | curses]Curſescurses of god Law —
In the [Meltyng | melting]Meltyngmelting Invit[illegible]ations
of [ye | the]yethe [goſpel | gospel]goſpelgospel — —
 In [ye | the]yethe Creation — —
In the Providence of god
In mercy — in health [& | and]&and [Proſpert | prosperity]Proſpertprosperity
In [Judgments | judgements]Judgmentsjudgements ˄ [Sickneſs | sickness]Sickneſssickness [&c | etc.]&cetc.
O! Sleeper isn't here Enough
to awake you, hear the [Voi | voice]Voivoice
of [X | Christ]XChrist in [theſe | these]theſethese things, and [a
riſe | a
rise]
a
riſe
a
rise
from all [ſin | sin]ſinsin to [Righteous
neſs | righteous
ness]
Righteous
neſs
righteous
ness
, from all [ye | the]yethe fruits of [ye | the]yethe [Fleſh | flesh]Fleſhflesh
to the [Fruiſts | fruits]Fruiſtsfruits of the Spirit, [gal. | Galatians ]gal.Galatians 5.22
 1 [Cor | Corinthians]CorCorinthians 6. 9
[Back­ſliders | backsliders]Back­ſlidersbacksliders awake and [a Riſe | arise]a Riſearise
 Luke 15
and ye all Receive the [above] [illegible][illegible] [Promiſe | promise]Promiſepromise
of glorious Light, of Life
and light at [laſt | last]laſtlast to the Hea­
venly [Jeruſalim | Jerusalem]JeruſalimJerusalem.
[note (type: editorial): Blank page.]
Revel — Behold I Come
My friends we are not to live here
only to gratify our Carnal [Sisences | senses]Sisencessenses [&c. | etc.]&c.etc.
But the great End of our Being
is to glorify god,
our futur[illegible]e State depends upon
our Behaviour in this life
according as we behave in this
World So Shall our Rewards be
in the World to Come
 Here
I Shall [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Parts of the Parts
of Text 1 There [arer | are]arerare 2 rewards
and thent Improve the W[illegible]hole
by way of Inquiry —[firſt | first]firſtfirst to
Saints — and then to Sinners
[note (type: editorial): Blank page.]
Montauk

Montauk is an unincorporated hamlet located on the eastern tip of Long Island in southeastern New York. The town was named after the Montaukett Indians who lived on much of eastern Long Island when Europeans first made contact in the 17th century. Archeological records show that Native Americans occupied eastern Long Island at least 3,000 years prior to European contact. The Montaukett Indians derived their name from the land they lived on, Montaukett meaning hilly country. The Montauketts made great use of Long Island’s abundant resources, and the nation subsisted by growing crops such as corn, squash, and beans as well as gathering berries, herbs, and roots. In addition to game such as deer and fish, the Montauketts also hunted whales and used every part of the whale, including its oil, which they burned in large clamshells. Living on an island at first isolated the Montaukett people, but they soon became a strong economic force in the region thanks to the production of the American Indian currency wampum. Wampum was constructed out of polished sea shells, which were found in abundance along Long Island’s beaches. The Montauketts' rich resources, however, led to wars with surrounding Indian nations, including the Pequots and Narragansetts to the north. The Pequots eventually forced the Montauketts to forfeit wampum as tribute. By the early 17th century, the Montauketts were faced with wars against surrounding Native Americans and an onslaught of European diseases, and in order to preserve his nation’s territorial integrity, the Montaukett sachem, Wyandanch, established an alliance with English settlers in Connecticut in 1637. Over time, however, the Montauketts' began selling off land to the English settlers, and disease further decimated their numbers. A 1650 smallpox epidemic killed around two-thirds of the Montaukett people. In 1665, Wyandanch granted the English permission to pasture livestock on Montaukett lands. In 1686 a group of East Hampton settlers known as the Proprietors bought the territory of Montauk from the Montauketts, and would continue to hold on to the land in a joint trust for the next 200 years. Despite attempts over the years, the town has never been incorporated as a village. Many years later, the Montauketts attempted to reassert their land rights on Long Island by petitioning New York State Judge Abel Blackmar in 1909. Blackmar refused to recognize the Montauketts as an Indian tribe, which has to this day left them without a reservation on the land that still bears their name.

Occom, Samson

Samson Occom was a Mohegan leader and ordained Presbyterian minister. Occom began his public career in 1742, when he was chosen as a tribal counselor to Ben Uncas II. The following year, he sought out Eleazar Wheelock, a young Anglo-American minister in Lebanon, CT, in hopes of obtaining some education and becoming a teacher at Mohegan. Wheelock agreed to take on Occom as a student, and though Occom had anticipated staying for a few weeks or months, he remained with Wheelock for four years. Occom’s academic success inspired Wheelock to open Moor’s Indian Charity School in 1754, a project which gave him the financial and political capital to establish Dartmouth College in 1769. After his time with Wheelock, Occom embarked on a 12-year mission to the Montauk of Long Island (1749-1761). He married a Montauk woman, Mary Fowler, and served as both teacher and missionary to the Montauk and nearby Shinnecock, although he was grievously underpaid for his services. Occom conducted two brief missions to the Oneida in 1761 and 1762 before embarking on one of the defining journeys of his career: a fundraising tour of Great Britain that lasted from 1765 to 1768. During this journey, undertaken on behalf of Moor’s Indian Charity School, Occom raised £12,000 (an enormous and unanticpated amount that translates roughly to more than two-million dollars), and won wide acclaim for his preaching and comportment. Upon his return to Mohegan in 1768, Occom discovered that Wheelock had failed to adequately care for his family while he was gone. Additionally, despite the vast sums of money that he had raised, Occom found himself unemployed. Wheelock tried to find Occom a missionary position, but Occom was in poor health and disinclined to leave his family again after seeing the treatment with which they had met while he was in Britain. Occom and Wheelock’s relationship continued to sour as it became apparent to Occom that the money he had labored to raise would be going towards infrastructure at Dartmouth College, Wheelock’s new project, rather than the education of Native Americans. After the dissolution of his relationship with Wheelock, Occom became increasingly focused on the needs of the Mohegan community and increasingly vocal in criticizing Anglo-Americans’ un-Christian treatment of Native Americans. In September of 1772, he delivered his famous “Sermon on the Execution of Moses Paul,” which took Anglo-American spiritual hypocrisy as one of its major themes, and which went into four printings before the end of the year. In 1773, Occom became further disillusioned when the Mason Land Case was decided in favor of the Colony of Connecticut. The details of the Mason Case are complicated, but to summarize: the Colony of Connecticut had gained control of Mohegan land early in the 18th century under very suspect circumstances, and successfully fended off the Mohegan’s 70-year-long legal challenge. The conclusion of the case came as a blow to the Mohegans, and further convinced Occom of Anglo-American corruption. Along with David Fowler (Montauk Tribe), Occom's brother-in-law, and Joseph Johnson (Mohegan), Occom's son-in-law, Occom helped found Brothertown, an Indian tribe formed from the Christian Mohegans, Pequots, Narragansetts, Montauks, Tunxis, and Niantics. They eventually settled in Oneida country in upstate New York. Occom moved there with his family in 1789, spending the remaining years of his life serving as a minster to the Brothertown, Stockbridge, and Mohegan Indians. Harried by corrupt land agents, the Brothertown and Stockbridge groups relocated to the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, though Occom died in 1792 before he could remove himself and his family there. Occom's writings and legacy have made him one of the best known and most eminent Native Americans of the 18th century and beyond.

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