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reported received State bounty.

WILLLA.MS, John. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. ; enlisted Feb. 18, 1779;
discharged May 14, 1779; service, 2 mos. 27 days, with guards under Maj. Gen.
Gates at and about Boston.

WiLLLA-MS, John. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards ; enlisted March
20, 1779 ; discharged June 20, 1779 ; company detached to serve for 3 months
from time of joining and stationed at Springfield.

WiLLLA-MS, John. 3d Sergeant, Capt. Lemuel Clap's (1st Dorchester) co., Col.
Benjamin Gill's regt. ; engaged March 14, 1776 ; discharged March 26, 1776 ;
service, 12 days; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt.; engaged June 13, 1776;
discharged June 16, 1776; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Clap's co., Col. Pierce's
regt. ; marched March 1, 1778 ; discharged April 3, 1778 ; service, 1 mo, 3 days ;
company ordered to march to Castle Island ; roll dated Dorchester ; also, Capt.
Clap's CO., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detachment of guards; engaged May 11,
1779 ; discharged Aug. 10, 1779 ; service, 3 mos. ; company stationed at Dor-
chester Heights.

WILLLA.MS, John. Private, Capt. Lemuel Clap's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's de-
tachment of guards ; enlisted May 11, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 10, 1779 ; service,
3 mos. ; company stationed at Dorchester Heights.

WiLLLA-MS, John. Private, Capt. Solomon Brown's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 31, 1779; discharged Sept. 1, 1779; service, 1
mo. 6 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (87 miles) travel home.

Williams, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont'sco., Maj. William Lithgow's
detachment ; enlisted Sept. 15, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 1, 1779 ; service, 1 mo.
15 (also given 1 mo. 18) days, near Penobscot.

Williams, John. Sergeant, Capt. Moses Montague's co., Col. Israel Chapen's
regt. ; engaged Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days,
at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Williams, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloper's co., Col. Israel Chapin's (3d)
regt.; enlisted Nov. 1, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 26 days, at
Claverack, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein-
force Continental Army for 3 months.

Williams, John. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st
Cambridge co. ; enlisted for town of Cambridge ; joined Capt. Frothingham's
CO., Col. Crane's regt. ; enlistment, during war; reported a stranger; also, list
of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated
Boston, April 27, 1777; Col. Crane's regt.; reported received State bounty;
also, Matross ; Continental Army pay accounts for 1777-1779 [no wages credited
to said Williams] ; also, Capt. Benjamin Frothingham's co., Col. John Crane's
(Artillery) regt.; muster rolls for Sept.-Dec, 1777; reported sick and absent
in Sept. and Oct., 1777, sick at Pompton in Nov. and Dec, 1777.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 451



Williams, John. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve
in the Continental Army; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in, ; engaged for town
of Kingston; delivered to Capt. L. Bailey; reported a negro; also, Capt.
Means's co., 12th Mass. regt. ; engaged July 25, 1779; discharged April 25,
1780; term, 9 months.

Williams, John. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re-
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. Lieut. John Callender, of 3d
Artillery battalion, ^t Springfield, July 6, 1780; age, 32 yrs.; stature, 5 ft.
5 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Boston ; arrived at Springfield
July 5, 1780.

Williams, John. Private, Capt. Moses McFarland's co. of invalids stationed at
Boston, Col. Nicola's regt.; inspection return dated Aug. 1, 1780; reported
transferred June 20, 1780.

Williams, John. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Bates's (7th) co., Col. Dean's
(4th Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned May 4,
1780; also, 2d Lieutenant, in a company commanded by Lieut. Ephraim
Grover, Col. Isaac Dean's (4th Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1780;
discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 9 days, on the alarm at Rhode Island of Aug.
1, 1780, including travel (2 days) home ; roll sworn to at Attleborough.

Williams, John. Capt, William Douglas's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 28, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1780 ; ser-
vice, 2 days, on the alarm of Oct. 28, 1780. Roll dated Hancock.

Williams, John, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Amos Rathbone's 6th (1st Richmond) co..
Col. Benjamin Simonds's (2d Berkshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of
officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment ; ordered in Council
May 4, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May
3, 1776; commissions reported dated June 1, 1776; also, Lieutenant, Capt.
Aaron Rowley's co., Col. John Brown's detachment of militia; entered ser-
vice June 30, 1777 ; discharged July 26, 1777, at Saratoga ; service, 27 days ;
detachment raised in Berkshire Co. for service at Fort Ann on an alarm at
Ticonderoga; also, 1st Lieutenant, 2d Berkshire Co. regt, of Mass. militia;
list of officers ; commissioned Jan. 27, 1779 ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph
Raymond's (4th) co., 3d Berkshire Co, regt, of Mass. militia; list of officers
[year not given] ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Raymond's co,. Col. David Rosseter's
regt., Gen, Fellows's brigade ; entered service Oct, 14, 1780 ; discharged Oct, 17,
1780 ; service, 5 days ; company marched to reinforce army under Gen, Stark
at Stillwater on the alarm of Oct, 14, 1780 ; also, same co., regt., and brigade ;
entered service Oct. 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 20, 1780; service, 4 days; com-
pany marched to reinforce army under Gen. Stark at Stillwater on the alarm
of Oct. 18, 1780; also. Lieutenant, Capt. John Bacon's co., Col. Rosseter's
regt,, Gen. John Fellows's brigade; entered service Nov. 5, 1780; discharged
Nov. 7, 1780; service, 4 days; company marched to reinforce army under Gen.
Stark at Stillwater on the alarm of Nov. 5, 1780.

Williams, John. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. fop Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Boston; engaged
Feb, 3, 1781.

Williams, John. Return sworn to in Middlesex Co., made by the Selectmen of
Bedford, of bounties paid said Williams and others by said town and the
several classes therein to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years,
agreeable to resolve of Dec, 2, 1780 ; said Williams hired by Class No, 6, of
which William Page was Chairman ; also, descriptive list of men raised in
Middlesex Co,, agreeable to resolve of Dec, 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph



452 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Williams, John, continued.

Hosmer, Superintendent for said county ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ;
complexion, light; hair, dark; eyes, dark; occupation, farmer (also given
laborer) ; engaged for town of Bedford ; engaged March 3, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Williams, John. Surgeon, Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; entered service March 5, 1781 ;
discharged March 15, 1781 ; service, 11 days ; regiment raised in Bristol Co. for
service at Rhode Island by order of His Excellency John Hancock. Roll
dated Mansfield and endorsed " for the 40 Days Service."

Williams, John. Private, Capt. Henry Tiebout's co., Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and March, 1781, dated West
Point ; reported deserted Feb. 25, 1781.

Williams, John. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re-
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring-
field, July 9, 1780; age, 34 yrs. ; statxire, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged
for town of Braintree ; arrived at Springfield July 8, 1780 ; marched to camp
July 9, 1780, under command of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery ; also, Matross ;
pay roll for 6 months men detached from militia of the town of Braintree for
service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 4, 1780 ; discharged
Dec. 25, 1780 ; service, 6 mos. 3 days, including travel (240 miles) home ; also,
return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, agreeable to resolve
of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Braintree ; engaged April 13, 1781 ; term,
3 years.

Williams, John. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Boston; engaged
April 23, 1781.

Williams, John. Private, Capt. James Black's (Chester) co. commanded by Lieut.
William Campbell ; Col. David Moosley's (Mosley's) regt. ; entered service
June 15, 1782; discharged June 17, 1782; service, 3 days, on an alarm at
Northampton.

Williams, John. Private, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's
(7th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, sworn to at West Point ; enlisted March
28, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, muster roll for June, 1781; reported de-
serted June 1, 1781 ; also, descriptive list of deserters from Lieut. Col. Brooks's
regt., dated West Point, Aug. 18, 1782 ; Capt. Lincoln's co. ; age, 33 yrs. ;
stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; deserted June 16, 1781, from
West Point.

Williams, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Pike's co., commanded by Capt. Samuel
Frost subsequent to Oct., 1782, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return
for wages for the years 1781 and 1782; wages allowed said Williams from
March 29, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 21 mos. 3 days.

Williams, John. Captain, Col. Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; reported as serving 6 mos. 7 days
as Lieutenant, 29 mos. 23 days as Captain ; also, return of said Williams's co.,
Col. Rufus Putnam's regt., dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; also, Captain, Col.
Bufus Putnam's regt. ; return of ofl&cers for clothing allowed by order of Gen-
eral Court of March 13, 1778 ; also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing;
receipt for said clothing, dated Boston, June 17, 1778; also, certificate dated
Lynn, March 10, 1779, signed by Lieut. Col. Ezra Newhall, certifying that said
Williams, Captain, Col. Putnam's regt., joined before Aug. 15, 1777, and had
not been absent subsequently except on furlough ; also. Col. Putnam's (4tb)
regt.; return for gratuity raised by lottery, approved April 22, 1779; also,
Captain, 12th Mass. regt. ; list of settlements of rank of Continental officers,



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 453

Williams, John, continued.

dated West Point, made by a Board held for the purpose and confirmed by-
Congress Sept. 6, 1779; commissioned July 7, 1777; also, Captain, 12th Mass.
regt. commanded by Maj. Tobias Femald ; return of officers who were in actual
service from May -, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except
by leave of proper authority, dated Boston, Dec. 5, 1779; also, Captain, Col.
Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also. Captain ; return of officers belonging to (late) 12th Mass.
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Ebenezer Sprout who were in actual service,
dated Boston, Jan. 17, 1781 ; also, Captain, 3d co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ;
return of effectives, dated Garrison West Point, Jan. 26, 1781 ; reported on com-
mand at the Lines, absent 8 days ; also, return of effectives, dated Garrison West
Point, April 6, 1781, signed by said Williams, Captain Commandant; also,
muster rolls of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Jan.-April, 1781, dated
West Point ; appointed July 7, 1777 ; also, muster roll of field, staff, and com-
missioned officers for May, 1781, dated West Point, signed by said Williams,
Captain Commandant; also, returns of effectives, dated West Point, June 1,
and June 15, 1781, signed by said Williams, Captain Commandant; also, re-
turns of effectives, dated Camp Peekskill, June 22, and June 29, 1781 ; also,
muster roll for June, 1781 ; also, returns of effectives, dated Camp Phillips-
burgh, July 7, and July 13, 1781; also, muster roll of field, staff, and commis-
sioned officers for July, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's Ferry ; also, returns of
effectives, dated Camp near Dobbs's Ferry, Aug. 3, and Aug. 10, 1781 ; also,
returns of effectives, dated Camp Continental Village, Sept. 21, and Sept. 28,
1781; also, muster rolls of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Aug. and
Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill; reported absent with leave in Aug., 1781;
also, returns of effectives between Oct. 5, 1781, and Nov. 9, 1781, dated Camp
Continental Village ; reported on duty at West Point on return dated Nov. 9,
1781 ; also, return of effectives, dated Nov. 23, 1781 ; reported on duty at West
Point; also, muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Oct. and
Nov., 1781, dated Quarters York Hutts; reported on furlough ; also, returns of
effectives between Dec. 2, 1781, and Jan. 18, 1782, dated Hutts 1st Mass. Bri-
gade; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, sworn to at West Point; reported on
furlough; also, muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Feb.,
1782, dated Huts 1st Mass. Brigade; reported on furlough; also, return of
effectives, dated Huts 1st Mass. Brigade, March 1, 1782 ; reported on furlough
from Dec. 7, 1781, to April 15, 1782, at Concord (also given Groton), by leave
of Gen. McDougal; also, muster roll for March, 1782, dated Quarters York
Huts and sworn to at West Point ; also, return of effectives, dated Camp West
Point, June 14, 1782; reported on provost guard; also, return of effectives,
dated Camp West Point, July 19, 1782 ; also, return of effectives, dated Camp
West Point, Sept. 20, 1782; reported on duty at West Point; also, return of
effectives, dated Winter Quarters New Windsor, March 7, 1783; reported
absent; also, returns of effectives between March 14, 1783, and June 13, 1783;
reported absent by leave of Gen. Gates.

Williams, John, Marblehead. Quarter Master, ship "Essex" (privateer), com-
manded by Capt. John Cathcart ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn
to in Suffolk Co., June 12, 1780 ; age, 29 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; residence,
Marblehead.

Williams, John. Landsman, sloop "Providence," commanded by Capt. John
Paul Jones ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship " Alex-
ander" captured Sept. 20, 1777 [6],

Williams, John. Seaman, sloop "Republic," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams ; engaged Sept. 29, 1776 ; discharged Nov. 15, 1776 ; service, 1 mo.
17 days ; officers and crew reported as having been discharged at Boston.



454 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Williams, John. Boy, brigantine "Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. Daniel
Souther; entered service Aug. 8, 1776; discharged Dec. 21, 1776; service, 4
mos. 13 days ; reported rated 1 share.

"Williams, John, Boy, sloop [brigantine] "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt.
John Fisk ; engaged June 15, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 30, 1776 ; roll dated
Salem; aZso, same vessel and commander; engaged Sept. 30, 1776; discharged
Jan. 1, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. ; roll sworn to at Boston ; also, same vessel and
commander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; discharged Feb. 17, 1777; roll sworn to at
Boston.

"Williams, John. Prize Master, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John
Clouston ; engaged Feb. 4, 1777 ; service to Aug. 4, 1777, 6 mos. 10 days ; wages
of said "Williams reported deducted from May 30, 1777, to July 18, 1777, 49
days, probably on account of his absence during that time.

"Williams, John. Quarter Master, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt.
Jonathan Haraden ; engaged March 13, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777. Roll
sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"Williams, John. 2d Lieutenant, brigantine ""Washington" (privateer); petition
dated Boston, May 19, 1778, signed by Samuel Thwtng and "William Shattuck,
stating that they had fitted out said brigantine for a 4 months cruise, but had
been unable to procure a commission for Nathaniel "Wardell as commander,
and having learned that there were no commissions to be had, asking that the
Secretary be authorized and impowered to alter an old commission and insert
the name of the said brigantine and commander so that the cruise might not
be broken up ; ordered in Coimcil May 25, 1778, that a commission be issued.

"Williams, John. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported Lieutenant of an armed vessel.

Williams, John. Mate, ship "Live Oak," Joseph Chapman, Master, bound on
. voyage from Boston to Charleston, S. C, and Nantes and return; portage bill
made up for advance pay for 1 month, dated Boston, Feb. 17, 1779 ; engaged
Jan. 14, 1779.

"Williams, John. Boatswain, ship "General Putnam," commanded by Capt.
Daniel Waters ; engaged July 9 (also given July 7) , 1779 ; service to Sept. 7,
1779, 1 mo. 28 days, on Penobscot expedition ; warrant reported issued July 9,
1779. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"Williams, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Thorn," com-
manded by Capt. Richard Cowell, certified at Marblehead, Sept. 14, 1780;
stature, 4 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light.

"Williams, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the schooner " Grampus,"
Thomas Holmes [Master], endorsed " Nov'br 1780;" age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5
ft. 3 in. ; complexion, light ; birthplace, Ireland.

"Williams, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Aurora" (pri-
vateer), commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781;
age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in.

"Williams, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Aurora" (pri-
vateer), commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781;
age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.

"Williams, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Aurora" (pri-
vateer), commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781;
age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.



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"Williams, John. Seaman, Continental frigate "Deane," commanded by Capt.
Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782; term, 12
months; reported "Run."

Williams, John. Receipt dated Oct. 30, 1783, for wages due said "Williams for ser-
vice to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate " Hague," commanded by Capt.
John Manley.

"Williams, John. Marine, U. S. brig " General Gates," commanded by Capt. John
Skimmer ; list of men entitled to prize shares [year not given] ; reported rated 1
share.

"Williams, John. Agreement signed by said "Williams, Landsman, and others,
engaging themselves to serve on board the armed sloop "Winthrop," com-
manded by Capt. George Little, for 6 months from time of sailing from Bos-
ton, unless sooner discharged; engaged March 18 [year not given].

"Williams, John. List of prisoners to be returned in exchange for British prisoners
sent to New York in the cartel " Favorite," as returned by Robert Pierpont,
Commissary of Prisoners [year not given] ; said Williams, Seaman, to be ex-
changed for William Bams, Seaman.

Williams, John. List of prisoners brought to Marblehead in the cartel " Pacific "
to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commis-
sary [year not given].

Williams, John, Jr. List of men subscribing to regulations for formation of an
Lidependent co. to be raised in Boston ; officers of said Boston Independent co.
commissioned in Council Dec. 7, 1776; Maj. Gen. John Hancock to serve as
Colonel, Henry Jackson to serve as Lieutenant Colonel.

Williams, John, Jr. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. ; enlisted Feb. 18,
1779; discharged May 14, 1779; service, 2 mos. 27 days, with guards under
Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston.

Williams, John Chester. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representa-
tives, dated Jan. 31, 1776 ; said Williams chosen 1st Major, Col. Samuel How's
(4th Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in by
Council Feb. 8, 1776;. reported commissioned Feb, 8, 1776; also, 1st Major,
Col. Elisha Porter's (4th Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of offi-
cers; cornmissioned July 1, 1777; also, descriptive list dated July 28, 1780,
signed by said Williams, 1st Major, 4th Hampshire Co. regt., of men belonging
to Col. Porter's regt. raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3
months, agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1780, and mustered by said Williams.

Williams, John Foster. Captain, sloop "Republic;" list of officers of armed
vessels; commissioned May 8, 1776; also, Commander, sloop "Republic;"
list of officers of armed vessels; commissioned June 3, 1776; also, Captain,
sloop " Republic ; " engaged May 14, 1776 ; discharged Dec. 5, 1776 ; service, 6
mos. 21 days ; officers and crew reported as having been discharged at Boston ;
also. Captain, brigantine " Massachusetts ; " engaged Dec. 16, 1776 ; discharged
Feb. 17, 1777; service, 2 mos. 1 day; also, petition dated Boston, June 18,
1777, signed by Caleb Davis and Gustavus Fellows, asking that said Williams,
Captain, be commissioned as commander of the brigantine "Wilkes" (pri-
vateer) , fitted out for a 6 months cruise ; ordered in Council Jime 23, 1777, that
a commission be issued; also, petition dated Boston, Oct. 2, 1777, signed by
Nehemiah Somes and Jacob Williams, of Boston, asking that said Williams
be commissioned as commander of the brigantine " Active " (privateer), fitted
out for a 3 months cruise ; ordered in Council Oct. 14, 1777, that a commission
be issued; also, list of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison-ship
"Lord Sandwich" and landed at Bristol March 7, 1778; reported Captain of
the armed brigantine " Active ; " also, official record of a ballot by the House



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Williams, John Foster, contimied.

of Representatives, dated June 23, 1778 ; said Williams chosen commander of
the brigantine " Hazard ; " appointment concurred in by Council June 23, 1778 ;
also, Captain, State brig " Hazard; " engaged June 23, 1778; discharged Oct.
14, 1778; service, 3 mos. 23 days; also, same vessel; engaged Oct. 15, 1778;
discharged April 20, 1779; service, 6 mos. 6 days; reported 3d cruise of vessel;
roll dated Boston ; also, return dated Boston, July -, 1779, of armed vessels
employed by the Board of War on Penobscot expedition ; said Williams re-
ported as commander of the State brig " Hazard ; " also, Commander, brigan-
tine "Hazard;" pay abstract for rations, dated Boston; engaged April 21,
1779; discharged Sept. 4, 1779; also, Captain, same vessel; engaged April 20,
1779 ; service to Sept. 6, 1779, 4 mo3. 18 days ; nationality, American ; roll
sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also. Captain, State ship " Protector; " list of officers
of the State Navy ; commissioned Oct. 8, 1779 ; also. Captain, ship " Protector ; "
engaged Oct. 8, 1779 ; service, 10 mos. 9 days ; also, certificate dated New York,
May 13, 1781, signed by said Williams, Captain, ship " Protector," certifying
to the rations due John Dall; also, same vessel; engaged Aug. 18, 1780; re-
turned from captivity May 19, 1782 ; service, 21 mos. 1 day ; also, petition dated
Boston, Jan. 3, 1782 [3], signed by said Williams in behalf of Henry Mitchell
and others, of Boston, asking that he be commissioned as commander of the
ship " Alexander " (privateer) ; advised in Council Jan. 3, 1782 [3], that a
commission be issued to said Williams.

WiLLiAJvis, Jonathan, Chelsea. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (Chelsea) co.
of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; discharged May 3,
1775; service, 15 days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Clarke's co., Col.
Henry Bromfield's (Boston) regt. of Mass. militia; return made by Henry
Bromfield, Colonel, of officers chosen in the town of Chelsea to command one
of the companies of the Boston regt., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; ordered in
Council Feb. 5, 1777, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned
Feb. 5, 1777 ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's co., Col. Nathaniel
Wade's regt. ; commissioned July 13, 1778 ; company stationed at Rhode Island
for 6 months from July 1, 1778; also. Lieutenant, Capt. John Cutler's co.,
Col. Wade's regt.; engaged July 6, 1778; service, 5 mos. 30 days, at Rhode
Island, including travel (80 miles) home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls
dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Dec. 1, 1778; term to



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