August 6, 1724

1724 August 6 (Thursday).  I rode round to Boston but did not get there till Lecture was over.  The News was Malden Emerson’s[1] House was Burnt last Friday Night.  Four Men taken at Rutland, 3 kill’d and one Captur’d.[2]  There was one more wounded.  I rode up to Cambridge to Night though it rain’d all the way.

[1]Reverend Joseph Emerson (Harvard 1717) of Maiden.  Boston News-Letter, Aug. 6, 1724.  Sibley, VI, 170-175.

[2]Boston News-Leiter, Aug. 6, 1724.  The three men who perished were James Clark, Joseph Wood and Uriah Wood. Eleazer Ball was wounded.  The name of a boy captured is unknown.  Blake, Rutland and the Indian Troubles, pp. 10-11.