e the famous club of Concord known as the Social Society and later as the Social Circle.
This club was formed on a high plane, and its members were pledged to moderation in drink at their gatherings and to the serving of no refreshments.
Ingraham deviated from this frugal line and served such elaborate and expensive suppers that he broke up the club, but it was reorganized.
He built a colonial house on the road to Walden, but this large three-story house disappeared long ago, though in Thoreau's time there were traces of it and of the homes of several of his slaves whom he had allowed to build near by. That author says, East of my bean-field, across the road, lived Cato Ingraham, slave of Duncan Ingraham, Esquire, gentleman, of Concord village who built his slave a house, and gave him permission to live in Walden Woods.
He served on the town committees and was Concord's representative, 1788-1791.
As the success of the American cause grew his feelings became less ardent for t