July 10, 1745

1745 July 10 (Wednesday).  An Hott Day.  Ensign Bruce (who went up to Fort Shirley to bring back his son Jonathan) return’d — and informs that last Friday about 10 a.m. Mr. William Phipps was kill’d by the Indians about 30 Rods from the Garrison at [Putney] (nigh which lives Mr. Nehemiah How who went from Grafton) and his Body was treated inhumanly, Scalp’d, his Heart taken out etc.