1775 June 9 (Friday). I have read the Memoirs of Capt. Roger Clap of Dorchester, 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.
Roger Clap (1609-1691), Memoirs of Captain Roger Clap (Boston, 1766; Evans 10,261; and Boston, 1774; Evans 13,199).