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