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Rev. Samson Occum, Native-American Presbyterian cleric...



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June 9, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1767 

* The Reverend Samson Occom
* Mohegan nation - Presbyterian cleric


The last page contains a report on Reverend Samson Occom who had traveled to England to raise subscriptions (funds) for the Indian Charity School in Oneida. Occum, of the Mohegan  tribe near New London, Connecticut, was the first Native-American to publish his writings in English (see Wikipedia or web-search for more). This contains the address that the chief speaker of the Indians to him, including: "...very glad you have come among us with God's news...We will, by the help of God, endeavour to keep the fire which you brought & kindled among us..." with more.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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