f those settlements abound in evidence, that the people had an habitual and most scrupulous regard for the rights of one another.
Kind, generous, and compassionate, too, they were.
Far back in 1725, when the little colony was but seven years old, and the people were struggling with their first difficulties, we find the session ordering two collections in the church, one to assist James Clark to ransom his son from the Indians, which produced five pounds, and another for the relief of William Moore, whose two cows had been killed by the falling of a tree, which produced three pounds, seventeen shillings. These were great sums in those early days.
We read, also, in the History of Londonderry, of MacGregor, its first pastor, becoming the champion and defender of a personal enemy who was accused of arson, but whom the magnanimous pastor believed innocent.
He volunteered his defense in court.
The man was condemned and imprisoned, but MacGregor continued his exertions in behalf of th