June 9, 1775

1775 June 9 (Friday).  I have read the Memoirs of Capt. Roger Clap of Dorchester,[1] and who was for some time Captain of Castle William.  A memorable Example of primitive Piety.  Might such a spirit be reviv’d in this degenerate Age!  Wrote to Mr. Moore after long Silence, and Sent it to Grafton for Conveyance.

[1]Roger Clap (1609-1691), Memoirs of Captain Roger Clap (Boston, 1766; Evans 10,261; and Boston, 1774; Evans 13,199).