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Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Manuscript Number771205.1

Date5 March 1771

AuthorOccom, Samson

RecipientWheatley, Susanna

AbstractOccom writes of the dire straits his family is under from lack of provisions, and of his trust in God. His eldest son has recently died. He requests a singing book for his children.

Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1773 September 21

Manuscript Number773521

Date21 September 1773

AuthorOccom, Samson

RecipientWheatley, Susanna

AbstractOccom writes that he preached at Natick after leaving Boston, and thereafter turned down a number of requests to stop along his way home and deliver more sermons. He also met with Sir William Johnson at Fishers Island.