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ter rolls for April-Oct., 1782; also, Capt. Heywood's co., 6th Ma.ss. regt.;
muster roll for Nov., 1782; also, 4th co., 6th Mass. regt. ; li.st of men [year not
given]; reported as belonging to Squad No. 4; also, Capt. Heywood's (4th)
CO., Col. Benjamin Tupper's (6th) regt.; niu.ster rolls for Dec, 1782, Jan.,
March, and April, 1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 12 mos. 28
days.

Welch, James. Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; com-
pany receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill. [See
Jonas Welch.]

Welch, James. Private, Capt. Thomas Bragdon's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Prime's
regt. ; service from April 29, 1780, to date of discharge, Dec. 5, 1780, 7 mos. 11



808 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SA1I.0RS

"Welch, Jamks, co7itimied.

daj's, under Brig. Gen. "Wadswortb at the Eastward, travel (5 days) included ;
company reported as having marched to Thomaston. Roll sworn to at York.

Welch, John, ^Vudover. Capt. Benjamin Walker's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's
(27th) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Welch and others, dated
Camp at Cambridge, July 6, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; service, 2 mos. 17 days; also,
company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equiv-
alent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 30, 1775; also, account showing .sums
of money to be paid from the public treasury to sundry persons for los.ses
sustained at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill ; amounts allowed in Council
Jime 13, 1776; also, order on Henry Gardner, payable to Ezra Keudel, dated
Tewksbury, Jan. 1, 1777, signed by said Welch, for the amount allowed for his
loss at the battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Page's co.,
Col. Tui)per's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,
1780, to Feb. 19, 1780; residence, Andover; reported discharged.

Welch, John, Bolton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. John Whit-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
service, 7 days; also, list of men drafted from militia of Worcester Co. to
march to Horse Neck imder command of Col. Converse [year not given], but
who failed to join regiment ; reported drafted from town of Bolton ; drafted
into a company commanded by Capt. Lemuel Hill, of Harvard ; also, return
for equipments, made by Sergt. John Townsend [year not given].

Welch, John, Boston. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780,
of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's
regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt.,
who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank, Private; resi-
dence, Boston; engaged Dec. -, 1777; term, 3 years; said Welch appears
among men belonging to Col. Henry Jackson's regt. who had been discharged
from the rolls prior to above arrangement; reported deserted; also reported
never joined.

Welch, John, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Capt. Christopher Marshall's CO.,
Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; reported received State bounty; also. Private,
4th CO., Col. Thomas ^larshall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; also, Capt.
Christopher Marshall's (7th) co.. Col. Marshall's (10th) regt.; subsistence
allowed from date of enlistment, Dec. 26, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777; credited with
38 days allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 11 days (220 miles) travel on
march from Boston to Bennington ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for
Jan., March, and April, 1779, dated West Point; enlisted Dec. 6, 1776; enlist-
ment, 3 years; reported on command at Boston in Marcli, 1779, with Gen.
Gates in April, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descrijjtive list of men in
Continental service made up from Jan. 1, 1776, to Jan. 1, 1781; Capt. Chris-
topher Marshall's co., 10th Mass. regt.; rank. Private; age, 27 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, dark; hair, brown; occupation, butcher; birthplace,
Ireland; residence, Boston; enlisted ^lay 13, 1779, by Capt. Marshall; enlist-
ment, during war; also. Private, Col. Benjiimin Tupper's (10th) regt.; ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1781, 8 mos. ; reported died Sept. 1, 1781.

Welch, John, Northampton. List of men rai.sed to serve in the Continental Army,
as retumtid by Capt. Oliver Lyman and Capt. Joseph Cooke ; residence,
Northampton ; engaged for town of Northampton ; joined Capt. Jonathan



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 809

Welch, John, continued.

Allen's CO., Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Private, Maj. Allen's
CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from March 20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; credited to town of North Yarmouth ;
reported deserted Feb. 11, 1780, as per Col. Newhall's returns; also, Capt.
Nathan Goodale's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albajiy, Feb. 9, 1778;
residence, Northampton ; enlisted for town of Northampton ; mustered by Col.
Woodbridge; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 10, 1781;. Capt.
Goodale's co., Col. Putnam's regt. ; rank, Private ; ago, 20 yrs. 10 mos. ;
stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; eyes, dark ; residence,
Northampton; enlisted March 20, 1779, by Col. Putnam; enlistment, during
war.

Welch, John, Raymondtown. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Thorp's co., Lieut. Col.
John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; en-
listed Jan. 18, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, muster roll for July, 1781, dated
Phillipsburgh ; reported on command at West Point ; also, muster rolls for
Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Peekskill; reported on command at West Point in
Aug., 1781 ; also, muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, dated York Hutts ;
also, descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Thorp's co., Lieut. Col.
Brooks's regt. ; age, 48 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, gray ;
occupation, laborer; birthplace, Massachusetts; residence, Raymondtown ; en-
listed Jan. 18 [year not given, probably 1781] ; enlistment, 3 years; also, Capt.
Thorp's CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; list of men who died or were discharged
subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Welch died March 11, 1782, at West Point, of
putrid fever.

Welch, John, Salem (also given Boston) . Order on Col. Bridge, Paymaster, pay-
able to Capt. Micajah Gleason, dated Cambridge, June 10, 1775, signed by said
Welch and others, for advance pay ; also. Private, Capt. Gleason's co.. Col.
John Nixon's (5th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 10,
1775; service, 2 mos. 26 days; also, company return dated Sept. 30, 1775; also,
company receipts for wages for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated Camp Winter Hill ;
also, certificate dated Camp at Winter Hill, March 8, 177G, signed by Capt.
Micajah Gleson, certifying that said Welch, a soldier in his company. Col.
Nixon's regt., " for the Last Campain," had not received a bounty coat.

Welch, John, Salem. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Jack "
(privateer), commanded by Capt. Nathan Brown, swoni to July 1, 1780; age,
17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Salem.

Welch, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Knight's co. ; enlisted July 18, 1775; ser-
vice, 5 mos., 3 weeks, 6 days; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland
Co., for defence of seacoast.

Welch, John. List dated Cambridge, July 8, 1776, of men who served or hired
men to serve in the Continental Army in Northern department ; said Welch
reported as having been hired by William How and Daniel Watson.

Welch, John. Return of sentences by a general court-martial, Brig. St. Clair,
President, appearing in a general order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct.
16, 1776, taken from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book; said Welch
tried on charge of mutiny, found guilty, and sentenced to receive 20 lashes on
the bare back and pick oakum for 1 week.

Welch, John. List of men belonging to Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. who were
discharged; Capt. Warren's co. ; said Welch discharged Nov. 4, 1776.

Welch, John. Private, Capt. Abijah Bangs's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay
abstract for gun and blanket money, dated Boston, Feb. 24, 1777; also, same



810 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Welch, John, continued.

CO. and rcgt. ; muster roll for Dec, 177()-Feb., 1777; credited to town of
Yarmouth; enlisted Dec. 13, 1776; regiment raised to serve until INIarch 1,
1777.

"Welch, John. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st Med-
vvay CO., Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Joseph
Lovell and sworn to at "Wrentham by Lieut. Stei)lien Clark ; engaged for town
of Medway ; joined Capt. Jarvis's co., Col. H. Jackson's regt. ; term to expire
in 1780 (also given during war) ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Bar-
ber, ^Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, June 8, 1777; Capt. Jarvis's
CO., Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; reported received State bounty.

"Welch, John. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co.. Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt.;
enlisted July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. (5 days, at Rhode Island; company dis-
charged at East Greenwich ; regiment raised in Essex and York counties ; also,
same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24,
Oct. 14, Nov. 6, and Nov. 14, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

"Welch, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's
regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 24, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 15 days,
at Penobscot.

"Welch, John. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mustered by John
Cashing, Mu.ster Master for Essex Co., to join the Continental Army for the
term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 9, 1779 ; engaged for town of
NewV)uryport ; also, descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. Christopher Marshall, at
Springfield, July 16, 1779; Col. Cross's regt. ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ;
complexion, light; engaged for town of Newburyport; also, Major's co., 14th
Mass. regt. ; entered service July 10, 1779 ; term, 9 months ; reported deserted
Oct. 8, 1779.

"Welch, John. Private, Capt. Fuller's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 1780; reported deserted
April 1, 1780.

"Welch, John. Private, Capt. Charles Parsons's co.. Col. Goose Van Scliaick's (1st
New York) regt.; muster rolls for Jan .-April, 1781, dated ^Vest Point; en-
listment, during war; reported sick in general hospital at Albany.

Welch, John. Quarter Master; muster rolls for Jan.-May, 178.3, of field and staff
officers of Lieut. Col. Jeremiah Olney's (Rhode Island) battalion, with such
non-commissioned officers as were not attached to any comjjany, as returned
by Coggshall Olney, Major Commandant and Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah
Olney.

"Welch, John L., Boston (also given Medway). Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Balch's
(.вЦ†?d) CO., Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; engaged May 16, 1776, 4 days
preceding march ; service to Sept. 27, 1776, 4 mos. 17 days ; rolls sworn to at
Boston; also, Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Williams's co.. Col. John Graton's (2d)
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Sept. 10, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779: credited to town of Medway ; reported as serving 21 mos. as Sergeant,
G mos. 21 d.ays as Private; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ;
mustered by County Muster Master Barlier; also, descriptive list dated "West
Point, Jan. 25, 1781 : Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
8i in.; complexion, light; hair, dark; eyes, light blue; residence, Medway;
enlisted Jan. 11. 1777. by Capt. Williams: enlistment, during war: also. Pri-
vate. Capt. "William "Watson's (6tb) co., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut.
Col. Millen : muster rolls for Jan., Feb., and March, 1783 ; enlistment reported
to have expired ^farch 13, 1783.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 811

Welch, Jonas, Bedford. Fifer, Lieut. Moses Abbott's (Bedford) co. of Minute-
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service,
7 days ; also, list of men between the ages of sixteen and sixty who were liable
to bear arms, as returned to Col. Green, dated Bedford, May 15, 1775.

"Welch, Jonas, Bolton. Private, Capt. Benjamiu Hastings's co.. Col. John Whit-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
service, 8 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, certificate dated Camp
at Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Capt. Benjamin Hastings, certifying
that said Welch and others belonging to his company, Col. Whitconib's regt.,
were in need of cartridge boxes, for which said Hastings promised to be account-
able ; also, Capt. Hastings's co., Col. Asa Whitconib's (SJd) regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, com-
pany return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. (5, 1775 [see James Welch] ; also, Capt.
Nathan Fisher's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1778; com-
pany raised to serve until Dec. 31, 1778, unless sooner discharged, and sta-
tioned at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co., Col. Nathaniel
Wade's regt.; enlisted July 9, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos.
27 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) from North Kingston,
R. I., to place of discharge, i. e., home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls
dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; mus-
ter rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778 ; en-
listment toexpire Jan. 1, 1779; also, Corporal, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut.
Col. Enoch Hallet's regt. ; entered service Aug. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 31,
1780; service, 2 mos. 21 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles)
travel home ; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ;
also, return for equipments, made by Sergt. John Townsend [year not given].

Welch, Jonathan, York. Private, Capt. Johnson Moulton's (York) co. of Minute-
men, which marched probably in resjionse to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; en-
listed April 21, 1775; service, 4 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Nowell's co., Col.
James Scammon's (30th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,1775; enlisted May
3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], in-
cluding abstract of pay to last of July, 1775.

Welch, Joseph, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's (24th) regt. ; company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775;
also, order for bounty coat dated Charlestown, Winter Hill Camp, Oct. 31,
1775 ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Contruental Army,
agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778; Col. BuUard's regt.; age, 38 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; residence, Hopkinton.

Welch, Joseph, Richmond. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. David Noble's co. of Minute-
men and militia, Col. John Patison's regt., which marched April 22, 1775, in
resi^onse to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 7 days ; reported
enlisted into the army ; also, Lieiitenant, Capt. Noble's co. ; general return of
Col. John Paterson's regt. showing field and company oflicers ; ordered in Pro-
vincial Congress May 27, 1775, that commissions bo delivered said officers;
also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Noble's co., Col. Patterson's (2()th) regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos. 9 days; also,
company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, list of prisoners sent from port of
Halifax by order of Sir George Collier Jime 28, 1777, to be exchanged for
British prisoners, as returned by John Emerson, Commissary; said Welch,
Lieutenant in the army, reported as having been taken m Canada; also, pay
abstract dated Boston, July 7, 1777, for travel allowance from Boston to their
respective homes allowed said Welch and other prisoners " lately arrived in
a Cartel," as returned by said Welch, Lieutenant, Col. Patterson's regt. ; said
Welch credited with allowance for 8 days (160 miles) travel ; also, copy of a
commmiication from John Beatty, Commissary General of Prisoners, dated



812 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Welch, Joskph, continued.

Headiiuarters, Sept. 25, 1779, stating that information had heen received that
said Welch had not returned to New York, agreeable to the terms of his parole,
and uiforniiiig him that unless he should immediately do so effective measures
would be taken to compel his return ; also, petition addressed to the Council,
dated Boston, Oct. 29, 1779, signed by said Welch, 1st Lieutenant, (late) Col.
Patterson's regt., a i)risoner luuler parole, who had been taken by the British
in 1776, stating that he was in great need of clothing and recjuesting that the
Board of War be directed to supjjly him with the same quantity as otiicors of
his rank in the Continental Anny ; ordered in Council Oct. 29, 1779, that cloth-
ing be delivered said Welch ; also. Lieutenant, Col. Patterson's regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; wages
made up by special resolve of March 6, 1781, on account of his having been a
prisoner during a portion of the time.

Welch, Joseph, Wells. Private, Capt. Samuel Sayer'sco., Col. James Scammon's
(30th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 5, 1775; service, 15
days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract of pay to
last of July, 1775 ; reported deserted July 20, 1775.

Welch, Joseph, York. Private, Capt. Jonathan Nowell's co.. Col. James Scam-
mon's (."0th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 6 days; also, comi)any return [probably Oct., 1775], including
abstract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equiv-
alent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 6, 1775.

Welch, Joseph. Private, Capt. Amos Rathbun's co.. Col. John Brown's detach-
ment of militia; entered service Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; ser-
vice, 24 days; company marched at request of Gen. Gates.

Welch, Joseph. Private, Capt. James Littlefield's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt.;
reported deserted ; company served with Northern army from Aug. 14, 1777,
to Nov. 30, 1777, and was discharged at Queman's Heights.

Welch, Joseph. Capt. Richard Rogers's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards;
enlisted July l(i, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 14, 1778 ; service, 5 mos. 3 days, includ-
ing travel (80 miles) home; regiment stationed at Winter Hill.

Welch, Lemuel, Royalsborough (also given Royalston and North Yarmouth).
List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Jonathan
IMitchell's (2d Cumberland Co.) regt., as returned by Cai)t. Stephen Hart;
residence, Royalsborough ; engaged for town of Royalsborough (also given
North Y'armouth and Royalston) ; joined Capt. Blasdell's co., Col. Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; term, 3 j-ears ; also, list of men rai.sed to serve in the Continental
Army, as returned by the Selectmen of Amesbury ; residence, RoyaLston ; en-
gaged for town of Amesbury; joined Capt. Blasdle's co.. Col. Wiggols worth's
regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. Samuel
Brewer's regt. ; return made by order of Council of Dec. 2(), 1777; residence,
North Y''armouth ; enlisted for town of North Y''arniouth ; mustered by State
Muster Master; said W^elcli reported as never having joined company and re-
turned as a deserter; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 28, 1781;
Capt. Williams's co., 2d Mass. regt. ; .stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; comidexion, dark;
hair, dark ; residence, Royalston ; enlisted March 20, 1778, by Lieut. Frost, at
West Point; enlistment, during war.

Welch, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 177(5 ; enlisted Dec.
1, 1775; reported re-enlisted Nov. 20, 1776; also reported on command at
Ticonderoga.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 813

"Welch, "Maro." Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col. Asa "Whitcomb's regt. ;
company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill.

Welch, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Elisha Nye's co. ; entered service April 5,
177G; service to Jiuie 1, 177(), 1 mo. 26 days; company stationed at Elizabetli
Islands for defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.

"Welch, Nathaniel. List of men who marched from Pittsfield to Fort Ann June
30, 1777, under command of Capt. John Strong, and were dismissed July 26,
1777 ; service, 3 weeks 5 days.

"Welch, Nathaniel. Private, Lieut. Joel Stevens's detachment. Col. David Ros-
seter's regt. ; entered service Oct. 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 21, 1780; service,
3 days, on an alarm. Roll dated Pittsfield.

"Welch, Ned. Seaman, on board the armed ship " Count D'Estaing," commanded
by Capt. Elias Smitli ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to at Beverly,
Sept. 14, 1780; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; reported
as belonging to New England.

"Welch, Patrick, Boston. Seaman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel
Tucker ; engaged April 9, 1779 ; roll made up for advance pay for 1 month ;
also, descriptive list of officers and crew of the armed schooner " Cato," com-
manded by Capt. David Allen, dated Boston, Sept. 29, 1780; age, 35 yrs. 6
mos. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light; hair, red ; eyes, light; residence,
Boston.

"Welch, Paul, Berwick. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbard's co., Col. James Scam-
mon's (30th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; ser-
vice, 2 mos. 17 days; also, company retm-n [probably Oct., 1775], including
abstract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty
coat dated Dec. 21, 1775.

"Welch, Paul. Private, Capt. Samuel Grant's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt. ; entered
service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 12;3 days, with Northern
army, including 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; company discharged at
Queman's Heights.

"Welch, Paul. Capt. Esaias Preble's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards
stationed at "W^inter Hill ; marched from home April 1, 1778 ; service, 3 mos.
6 days, including travel (80 miles) home ; company detached from militia to
serve from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778.

"Welch, Paul. Sergeant, Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt. ;
engaged July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island: company dis-
charged at East Greenwich ; regiment raised in Essex and York counties ;
also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept.
24, Oct. 14, Nov. 6, and Nov. 14, 1778: enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779;
reported on furlough on roll dated Nov. 6, 1778.

"Welch, P.\ul. Private, Capt. Thomas Bragdon's co., Lieut. Col. Jaseph Prime's
regt. ; enlisted April 29, 1780; discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 7 mos. 11 days,
under Brig. Gen. "Wadsworth at the Eastward, travel (5 days) included : com-
pany reported as having marched to Thomaston. Roll sworn to at York.

"Welch, Paul. Return for equipments, made by Sergt. John Townsend [year not
given].

"Welch, Peter, Danvers. Capt. Asa Prince's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. ; order for
advance pay, signed by said "NYelch and others, dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775 ;
also. Corporal, Capt. Prince's co.. Col. John ^lansfield's (19th) regt. com-
manded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.



814 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Welch, Peter. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster IMaster for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Capt. Abraham Hunt's co.. Col. John
Patterson's regt. ; reported received State bounty.

Welch, Peter. Lieutenant, Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Ajml 13, 1780.

Welch, Peter. Private, Capt. William Moore's co.. Col. William Sliepard's (4th)
regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts and sworn to at
West Point ; enlisted Oct. 25, 1781 ; enlistment, during war.

Welch, Philip. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams; engaged Feb. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780; service, 6 mos.



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