Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 January 27


[note (type: abstract): Occom updates Wheelock on his travels. He notes that he hopes to visit as soon as he can make longer trips, and to attend Indian congresses at Stockbridge and at Sir William Johnson’s.][note (type: handwriting): Occom's hand is formal, clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large single sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown.][note (type: noteworthy): There are red wax-pencil markings along the left side of one recto.]
  [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [& | and]&and [Honrd | Honoured]HonrdHonoured Sir   
I have only Time to let you know, that I  am now in [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp], Came here, this Day a Week, and Shall  Stay [till | 'til]till'til [nex | next]nexnext Monday by the [importunily | importunity]importunilyimportunity of Friends, —  I left my Family ^[above] 3^3 Willegibleeeks next [fryday | Friday]frydayFriday in tolerabele good  Health [thro | through]throthrough mercy, — I am much troubled with my old  ails at Times, Yet I am able to ride Short [Journies | journeys]Journiesjourneys, and  I have work enough Preaching both among the Indians [& | and]&and  [Engliſh | English]EngliſhEnglish, and there ^[above] is^is great attention among the People, —  I fully intended to Come to See you the fall [paſs | past]paſspast, but my  difficulties Came upon me about the Time I was to Set out,  as Soon as I am able to ride So far I will Come to See You —  for I want much to see, how you Go on in the Grand [Cauſe | cause]Cauſecause  I Cant be [eaſy | easy]eaſyeasy, [till | 'til]till'til I See with my Eyes, and ^[above] not only^not only hear with my  Ears, — Be [Soo | so]Sooso good as to let me hear, where [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [McCluer | McClure]McCluerMcClure[pers0368.ocp]  and his [Collegue | colleague]Colleguecolleague are and what they are a doing, —  A Wampum of Friendship Flew from [Maſsipi | Massipy]MaſsipiMassipy[place0314.ocp] [thro | through]throthrough,  wVarious Tribes of Indians, Came to our Hands about Six  Weeks ago, and we [Receiv'd | received]Receiv'dreceived it Cordially, — Several Tribes  of Indians are to hold a [Congreſs | congress]Congreſscongress Next march at [Stock‐  Bridge | Stock‐ bridge]Stock‐  BridgeStock‐ bridge[place0225.ocp], and a grand [Congreſs | congress]Congreſscongress is to ^[above] be^be at Sir William Johnson[pers0292.ocp]s  [Some Time | sometime]Some Timesometime next June or July, — and if I am able, I intend  to be at Both of ['em | them]'emthem — I am, [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [& | and]&and [Honrd | Honoured]HonrdHonoured Sir 
your [moſt | most]moſtmost obliged and very  [Humbl Servt | Humble Servant]Humbl ServtHumble Servant  [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp] 
To the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev.  [Docr | Dr.]DocrDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  PS [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Peck[pers0032.ocp] and his La^[above] d^dy[pers0413.ocp] send [thier | their]thiertheir kind regards to  you and yours 
From [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp]  [Jany | January]JanyJanuary 27. 1772[1772-01-27] 
To  The [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Docr | Dr.]DocrDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  [Preſident | President]PreſidentPresident of Dartmouth  College[org0037.ocp]
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pers0368.ocp M r Mr. M c Cluer McClure mentioned McClure, David
pers0292.ocp Sir William Johnson mentioned Johnson, William
pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson Occom writer Occom, Samson
pers0036.ocp Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0032.ocp M. r Mr. Peck mentioned Peck, Moses
pers0413.ocp his La d y mentioned Peck, Elizabeth (née Townsend)
pers0030.ocp Occom writer Occom, Samson

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