Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11


[note (type: abstract): Occom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.][note (type: handwriting): Occom's hand is clear and legible. Letter case is occasionally difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Single medium-sized sheet is in good condition, with mostly light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is lightly faded.][note (type: noteworthy): An editor, likely 19th-century, has added a note to one verso that reads: "Occom to wife London march 11, 1766?" This note has not been included in the transcription.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain, Occom’s inoculation

My Dear Wife
I send you with this ^[above] letter^letter Some [Cloathing | clothing]Cloathingclothing, for our Family, there is 9 Yards of [Broad Cloth | broadcloth]Broad Clothbroadcloth and Some Shalloon, to make a [Sute | suit]Sutesuit of [Cloaths | clothes]Cloathsclothes for Aaron[pers0026.ocp], and what is left you may do as you [Pleaſe | Please]PleaſePlease with, you may make Blankets or Cloaks of it, — and a [pice | piece]picepiece of Stuff about 30 Yards and [Strip’d | striped]Strip’dstriped Flannel between 30 and 40 Yards, and 38 Yards of [Checker’d | checkered]Checker’dcheckered Linen, and about as much white Linen — they go by way of [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp]. and [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Peck[pers0032.ocp] will send them to Norwich Landing[place0176.ocp] to [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Whitaker[pers0583.ocp], for her things and our things a[illegible]re all in one Box — By the Mercy of god I am in Good Health, and I hope and pray [theſe | these]theſethese may find you so — [Truſt | trust]Truſttrust in the Lord Jehovah, for in him is [Everlaſting | everlasting]Everlaſtingeverlasting Strength — about a [quater | quarter]quaterquarter after 3: this [after-Noon | afternoon]after-Noonafternoon, I was Inoculated by [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp], — and you will soon hear whether I am well of it or Dead with it — the [Cloathing | clothing]Cloathingclothing is by the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Whitefield[pers0038.ocp] and the Pins and Books by [illegible] Madam Whitefield[pers0585.ocp]. and the Coffee Pot and 3 [Braſs | brass]Braſsbrass Screws by one [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Withy[pers0603.ocp], — you [muſt | must]muſtmust never ^[above] put^put the Pot on the fire, the [Braſs | brass]Braſsbrass are to hang [Cloaths | clothes]Cloathsclothes on — from
your [Huſband | husband]Huſbandhusband [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp]
I have [alſo | also]alſoalso sent 3 pair of girls Stockings and one Dozen of knives and Forks and a Picture of King[pers0305.ocp] [& | and]&and Queen[pers0818.ocp]
To [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Mary Occom[pers0029.ocp] at Mohegan, [N. | New]N.New London[place0164.ocp][place0143.ocp] in Connecticut[place0048.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0026.ocp Aaron mentioned Occom, Aaron
pers0032.ocp M r Mr. Peck mentioned Peck, Moses
pers0583.ocp M rs Mrs. Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Sarah (née Smith)
pers0037.ocp M r Mr. Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0038.ocp Rev d Rev. M r Mr. Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0585.ocp Madam Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, Elizabeth (née James)
pers0603.ocp M r Mr. Withy mentioned Withy
pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson Occom writer Occom, Samson
pers0305.ocp King mentioned Frederick, George William
pers0818.ocp Queen mentioned Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
pers0029.ocp M rs Mrs. Mary Occom recipient Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0128.ocp London London
place0013.ocp Boſton Boston Boston
place0176.ocp Norwich Landing Norwich Landing
place0143.ocp Mohegan, N. New London Mohegan
place0164.ocp N. New London New London
place0048.ocp Connecticut Connecticut

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1766-03-11 March 11: 1766

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Type Original Regularized
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variation Broad Cloth broadcloth
variation Sute suit
variation Cloaths clothes
modernization Pleaſe Please
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modernization Boſton Boston
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modernization theſe these
modernization Truſt trust
modernization Everlaſting everlasting
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variation after-Noon afternoon
modernization Revd Rev.
modernization Braſs brass
modernization muſt must
modernization Huſband husband
modernization Samſon Samson
modernization alſo also

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Checker’d checkered
& and
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