September 11, 1755

1755 September 11 (Thursday).  Many of the Soldiers of Captain Woods Company march being on their Journey to Crown Point.  I held a Catechetical Exercise design’d to Young Men — but there were only 3 Youths came besides my sons Thomas and William.  Nichols at work for me in Clearing etc.  Captain Wood and Lieutenant Bond here as they went off.  I deliver’d Lieutenant Bond Mr. Meads Almost Christian[1] for the use of those who go with him and into the Expedition from this Place.  Esquire Charles Brigham here at Eve — I assist him in Making Return to Colonel Pollard of the Committment of poor Silas Rice.

[1]Matthew Mead, The Almost Christian Discovered: or, the False Professor Tryed and Cast (Boston, 1730).  Another edition was published in Boston in 1742.