Samson Occom, journal, 1777 September 13-26


[note (type: abstract): Occom records his travels as an itinerant preacher in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.][note (type: handwriting): Occom's handwriting is mostly clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Two small sheets folded into a booklet are in fair condition, with moderate staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is faded.][note (type: noteworthy): On two recto, in the entry for Monday the 22nd, "Asphos" refers to Samuel[pers0002.ocp] and Robert Aspho[pers0767.ocp]. If Occom's intention regarding a person or place name is uncertain, it has been left untagged. An editor, likely 19th-century, has added several notes and overwritten large portions of the text. These edits have not been transcribed.]

[Sepr | September]SeprSeptember 13: 1777

[top] Beriah Willis[pers0794.ocp] at Gui[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): lf]lf Comer Smith[pers0499.ocp]
Beriah Willis[pers0794.ocp] at Gui[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): lf]lf Comer Smith[pers0499.ocp]
Left home and [reachd | reached]reachdreached [voluntown | Volentown]voluntownVolentown[place0316.ocp] [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged with [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. John Gordon[pers0776.ocp] [illegible] [Preachd | preached]Preachdpreached at the place all Day

[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): 15:]15: Monday

went a little way [eaſt | east]eaſteast and [Preachd | preached]Preachdpreached, after meeting went on [Eaſtward | eastward]Eaſtwardeastward, [arrivd | arrived]arrivdarrived to Scituate[place0327.ocp], put up at one [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Samuel Angell[pers0766.ocp]'s a Preacher. [preſently | Presently]preſentlyPresently after I got there a number of People Came together and I gave them a word of [Exhorn | exhortation]Exhornexhortation

16: [TueſDay | Tuesday]TueſDayTuesday

had another meeting

17: [Wedneſday | Wednesday]WedneſdayWednesday

went to [Gloceſter | Gloucester]GloceſterGloucester[place0321.ocp] ^[above] 8 miles^8 miles and [Preachd | preached]Preachdpreached in Elder [winſer | Winser]winſerWinser's[pers0795.ocp] meeting [Houſe | house]Houſehouse, after meeting went [Houſe | house]Houſehouse with Deacon Brown[pers0770.ocp] and Lodged there —

18: [Thirdſday | Thursday]ThirdſdayThursday

went back to [gap: faded][guess (h-dawnd): Scituate]Scituate[place0327.ocp] and there met [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Kelley[pers0780.ocp] [gap: faded][guess (h-dawnd): [S | Samuel]SSamuel[pers0002.ocp] [& | and]&and [R | Robert]RRobert[pers0767.ocp]][S | Samuel]SSamuel[pers0002.ocp] [& | and]&and [R | Robert]RRobert[pers0767.ocp]
Ashpo at one [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Modbury[pers0784.ocp]s and and had meeting there [S. | Samuel]S.Samuel Ashpo[pers0002.ocp] Spoke — had another meeting in the Same [Houſe | house]Houſehouse in the evening, I [illegible]went home with [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Abm | Abraham]AbmAbraham Angell[pers0765.ocp] and there [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged, —

19: [Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday

went to [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [S | Samuel]SSamuel Angel[pers0766.ocp] went with me, [Preachd | preached]Preachdpreached in the meeting [Houſe | house]Houſehouse, in the [Eveng | evening]Evengevening [Preachd | preached]Preachdpreached again, in a [privet | private]privetprivate [H | house]Hhouse [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged at [Esqr | Esq.]EsqrEsq. Balknap[pers0768.ocp]'s my old Friend, —

20: Saturday

morning went on my way towards the [Eaſt | East]EaſtEast [Esqr | Esq.]EsqrEsq. Balknap[pers0768.ocp] went with me, we [Stop^[above] t^t | stopped]Stop^[above] t^tstopped at one [Esqr | Esq.]EsqrEsq. Mantans[pers0782.ocp] and we took our Breakfast, after [Brea | breakfast]Breabreakfast went on and [Calld | called]Calldcalled on Widow Pain[pers0701.ocp] from Long Island[place0129.ocp], the [Esqr | Esq.]EsqrEsq.[pers0768.ocp] [feft | left]feftleft me at Prodvidence[place0292.ocp], I [kep | kept]kepkept on Eastward, got to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. John Allens[pers0764.ocp] about 2 in the afternoon in Rehoboth[place0326.ocp], [Dind | dined]Dinddined there Soon after Dinner went to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Peck[pers0785.ocp]s [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): and]and
[S[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): e]epper | supper]S[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): e]eppersupper at [Miniſter | minister]Miniſterminister of the [Plac | place]Placplace and there [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged

21: Sabbath

[Preachd | preached]Preachdpreached in [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Peck[pers0785.ocp]s meeting [H | house]Hhouse all Day, — went Home with [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Deacon Blanding[pers0769.ocp] had meeting there and [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged

22: Monday

went towards Bridg^[above] e^ewat[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): t]ter[place0319.ocp] Deacon [B: | Blanding]B:Blanding[pers0769.ocp] went with me [illegible] about 3 miles and Saw Kelley[pers0780.ocp] And As^[above] h^hpos again[illegible] after Dinner went on my way towards Bridgewater[place0319.ocp]: got to Tanton[place0231.ocp], and there [Stopt | stopped]Stoptstopped at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Hoſkins | Hoskins]HoſkinsHoskins[pers0777.ocp] a [Seperat | separate]Seperatseparate Preach^[above] er^er and [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged there. —

23 [Tuſeday | Tuesday]TuſedayTuesday

went to meeting at the place heard one [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Willis[pers0794.ocp] a [Bapt | Baptist]BaptBaptist preacher, after he had Spoke I gave a word of Exhortation, and then went home with [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Hoſkins | Hoskins]HoſkinsHoskins[pers0777.ocp] and Tarried there all Day, and in the Evening had a meeting at the Same [Houſe | house]Houſehouse, Lodged there again —

24: [Wedneſday | Wednesday]WedneſdayWednesday

went off early in the morning and [Stopt | stopped]Stoptstopped [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Deans[pers1811.ocp] and a meeting there, in the afternoon went into Town [& | and]&and had anothe^[above] r^r meeting there in the [illegible] [Houſe | house]Houſehouse, [abot | about]abotabout [Sun Set | sunset]Sun Setsunset [tooke | took]tooketook Tea with [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. [Mcwater | McWater]McwaterMcWater[pers0783.ocp] [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged where [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Jones[pers0779.ocp] Boarded, a Young Preacher, —

25 [Thirdſday | Thursday]ThirdſdayThursday

got up very early and went on towards Freetown[place0320.ocp] Stop at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Tobe[pers0789.ocp]'s in Bartly[place0318.ocp] [& | and]&and took [Breakfaſt | breakfast]Breakfaſtbreakfast there, Soon after went on, [arrivd | arrived]arrivdarrived to Freetown[place0320.ocp] about 11: [Calld | called]Calldcalled on [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Walcut[pers0791.ocp] a Young Preacher was there a Little while and went on again [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Walcut[pers0791.ocp] went with me to the Indian Place got there [Some Time | sometime]Some Timesometime before [Sun Set | sunset]Sun Setsunset I [Lodgd | lodged]Lodgdlodged at Daniel wards[pers0792.ocp] the principle Indian in the Place

^[above] 26^26 [Fryday | Friday]FrydayFriday

about 10 in the Morn had a meeting and there was a
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0794.ocp Beriah Willis mentioned Willis, Beriah
pers0499.ocp Comer Smith mentioned Smith
pers0776.ocp M r Mr. John Gordon mentioned Gordon, John
pers0766.ocp M r Mr. Samuel Angell mentioned Angell, Samuel
pers0795.ocp Elder winſer Winser 's mentioned Winser
pers0770.ocp Deacon Brown mentioned Brown
pers0780.ocp M r Mr. Kelley mentioned Kelly
pers0002.ocp S Samuel mentioned Ashpo, Samuel
pers0767.ocp R Robert mentioned Ashpo, Robert
pers0784.ocp M r Mr. Modbury mentioned Modbury
pers0002.ocp S. Samuel Ashpo mentioned Ashpo, Samuel
pers0765.ocp M r Mr. Ab m Abraham Angell mentioned Angell, Abraham
pers0766.ocp M r Mr. S Samuel Angel mentioned Angell, Samuel
pers0768.ocp Esq r Esq. Balknap mentioned Balknap
pers0782.ocp Esq r Esq. Mantans mentioned Mantan
pers0701.ocp Widow Pain mentioned Payne
pers0768.ocp Esq r Esq. mentioned Balknap
pers0764.ocp M r Mr. John Allens mentioned Allen, John
pers0785.ocp M r Mr. Peck mentioned Peck, Samuel
pers0769.ocp Deacon Blanding mentioned Blanding
pers0769.ocp Deacon B: Blanding mentioned Blanding
pers0780.ocp Kelley mentioned Kelly
pers0777.ocp M r Mr. Hoſkins Hoskins mentioned Hoskins
pers0794.ocp M r Mr. Willis mentioned Willis, Beriah
pers1811.ocp M r Mr. Deans mentioned Dean
pers0783.ocp M rs Mrs. M c wa ter McWa ter mentioned McWater
pers0779.ocp M r Mr. Jones mentioned Jones
pers0789.ocp M r Mr. Tobe mentioned Tobe
pers0791.ocp M r Mr. Walcut mentioned Wolcott
pers0792.ocp Daniel wards mentioned Ward, Daniel

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0316.ocp voluntown Volentown Volentown
place0327.ocp Scituate Scituate
place0321.ocp Gloceſter Gloucester Gloucester
place0129.ocp Long Island Long Island
place0292.ocp Pro d vidence Providence
place0326.ocp Rehoboth Rehoboth
place0319.ocp Bridg e wat t er Bridgewater
place0319.ocp Bridgewater Bridgewater
place0231.ocp Tanton Taunton
place0320.ocp Freetown Freetown
place0318.ocp Bartly Bartly

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modernization TueſDay Tuesday
modernization Wedneſday Wednesday
variation Gloceſter Gloucester
modernization winſer Winser
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modernization Johnſon Johnson
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Exhorn exhortation
S Samuel
& and
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