First-day. Had a meeting in the
with a considerable number of people. It was a time
of stripping and heavy exercise; yet I trust the gos-
pel testimony did not suffer reproach. A number of
Indians came to see us, and behaved civilly. One
said, he was glad at his heart to see us.
Air cold and chilly. This forenoon a
was brought to the wharf, which was shot on Hog
Island. It is said to have been floated there from
the main land last winter on a cake of ice. Since
which time he has killed sixty pigs. The owner of
the island advertised twenty dollars for his head.
A half Indian shot him. He was higher than any
dog I ever saw, and his teeth larger and stronger
than a mastiff's. He was about six feet long from
the end of the nose to the feet or paws of the hind
legs — of a grayish colour, short, broad ears, and a
long hairy, but not bushy, tail.
This morning we received account, that a compa-
ny of Chipawa Indians who had got too much rum,
differed in their tent on the commons. Two of them
attacked a third, and stabbed him to death with their
knives. A sorrowful instance of the shocking, hor-
rid effects of this man-bane, (distilled spirits.) This