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Welch, Richard, Dunstable. Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Bancroft's co.. Col. Eben-
ezer Bridge's regt. ; company return dated Sept. 25, 1775.

Welch, Ricil\rd. Private, Capt. Henry Tiebout's co., Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point ;
reported doing garrison duty in April, 1781.

Welch, Roger. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Pittsfield for
service in the Continental Army during 1780 [service not given] ; reported
suppo.sed to have deserted.

Welch, Sampson. Private, Capt. Joseph Cooke's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 20, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service,
1 mo. 12 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (87 miles) travel home.

Welch, Samson, Northampton. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the
Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jxme 5,
1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John
Glover, at Springfield, July 11, 1780; age, 10 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in.; com-
plexion, light ; engaged for town of Northampton ; arrived at Springfield July
10, 1780; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft;
also, list of men raised for the fi months service and returned by Brig. Gen.
Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25,
1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Northampton for
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp July 11, 1780;
discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. 1 day, travel (140 miles) included.

Welch, Samson. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards ; joined at Spring-
field May 8, 1781; discharged Aug. 8, 1781; service, 3 mos.; company raised
for 3 months and stationed at Springfield.

Welch, Samuel, Royalston (also given New Boston) . List of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army, as returned by the Selectmen of Amesbury ; residence,
Royalston (also given New Boston) ; engaged for town of Amesbury; joined
Cap)t. Blasdel's (Blaisdell's) co.. Col. Wigelwoth's (Wigglesworth's) regt.

Welch, Samuel, Williamstown. List of men raised for the 6 months service and
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Williamstown for stirvice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched June
29, 1780; discharged Dec. 31, 1780; service, 6 mos. 10 days, including travel
(132 miles) home.

Welch, Samuel, York. Private, Capt. Johnson Moulton's (York) co. of Minute-
men, which marched probably in response to the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775; en-
listed April 21, 1775: service, 4 days; also, Capt. Samuel Darby's co.. Col.
James Scam man's (.30th) regt.; company return [jirobably Oct., 1775], includ-
ing abstract of pay to last of July, 1775: enlisted May 3, 1775; also, order for
bounty coat dated Cambridge, Oct. 28, 1775.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 815

Welch, Samuel. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co., Col. Brooks's regt. of guards;
joined Nov. 5, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 28 days, at Cambridge.

Welch, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathan Sargeant's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.
of guards ; detached July 5, 1778 ; service to July 17, 1778, 12 days ; regiment
stationed at Winter Hill.

Welch, Samuel. Private, Capt. Asa Bams's (1st) co., Col. Israel Chapen's (.3d)
regt.; enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 8 days,
at Claverack, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein-
force Continental Army for 3 months.

Welch, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted Dec. 20, 1778;
discharged April 29, 1779 ; service, 4 mos. 10 days, with guards under Maj. Gen.
Gates at and about Boston ; also, Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted April
30, 1779; discharged July 31, 1779; service, 3 mos. 2 days; also, same co. ; en-
listed Aug. 1, 1779; discharged Oct. 31, 1779; service, 3 mos. ; also, Corporal,
same co. ; enlisted Nov. 1, 1779; discharged Jan. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos.;
also, same co. ; enlisted Feb. 1, 1780; service, 1 mo. 10 days; above service
from April 30, 1779, with guards at and about Boston under successive engage-
ments of 3 months.

Welch, Samuel. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams ; engaged Feb. 28, 1780 ; discharged May 1, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 3
days.

Welch, Silas, Bolton. 3d Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. Asa
Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 27, 1775 ;
service, 3 mos. 12 days; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt.; company return
dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; reported died Sept. 8, 1775.

Welch, Thosla.s, Boston. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Gershom Nelson's (2d Mendon) co. ; residence, Boston; engaged
for town of Mendon; joined Capt. Allen's co., Col. Allen's (also given Col.
Alden's) regt.; tenu to expire Sept. -, 1780; also, list of men mustered by
Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Sept. 28, 1777;
Capt. Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; reported received State bounty.

Welch, Thomas, Casco Bay. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Col. William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Capt.
George Gould, Capt. Abel Richards, and Capt. Ebenezer Battle, all of Ded-
ham; engaged for town of Dedham ; joined Capt. Williams's co., Col. Grea-
ton's regt.; term, 3 years, to expire March -, 1780; reported as belonging to
Newfoundland; also. Private, Capt. Joseph Williams's co.. Col. John Grea-
ton's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 25, 1777,
to Jime 10, 1779; reported deserted ; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not
given]; residence, Casco Bay; enlisted for town of Boston; mustered by
County Muster Master Barber.

Welch, Thoslas, Chatham. List of men raised by the town of Chatham to serve
in the Continental Army, as returned by James Ryder, Lieutenant of 1st co.,
and the Selectmen, dated Chatham, Feb. 22, 1778, and endorsed " Benja.
Godfrey Nathan Basset Capts. ; " residence, Chatham ; term, 3 years, to expire
in 1780.

Welch, Thomas, Kittery. List of men drafted from Col. John Frost's (2d York
Co.) regt., dated May 7, 1777, and endorsed "for R'd I.sland;" also, Private,
Capt. Samuel Grant's co.. Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 12
days, including travel (248 miles) to and from camp at Rhode Island ; warrant
for pay allowed in Coimcil July 21, 1777.



81(3 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Welch, Thomas, York. Private, Capt. Johnson Moulton's (York) co. of Minute-
men, which marched prohably in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; en-
listed April 21, 177"); service, 4 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Nowell's co.. Col.
James Scammon"s (oOth) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May
3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775],
including abstract of pay to last of July, 1775.

"Welch, Thomas. Private, Capt. Thomas Hamilton's co. ; enlisted July 18, 1775;
service to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 27 days; company stationed in Barnstable Co.
for defence of seacoast.

Welch, Tho>las. Order on Henry Gardner, Trea.surer, payable to John Hayes,
dated North Yarmouth, Oc-t. 1(5, 1775, signed by said Welch and others belong-
ing to Ca])t. Benjamin Parker's co., for wages for 2 mos. service on the seacoast
in Cumberland Co. ; also. Private, Capt. Parker's co. ; entered service July 3,
1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos., 1 week, 6 days; company stationed on
seacoast in Cumberland Co. ; roll sworn to at North Yarmouth.

Welch, Thomas. Surgeon, Gen. John Hancock's (Boston Independent) co. com-
manded by Lieut. Col. Henry Jackson ; marched April 15, 1777 ; arrived at
camp April 17, 1777; discharged May 5, 1777; service, 21;^ days, at Rhode
Island, travel (45 miles) included.

Welch, Thoma.s. Receipt dated Boston, Jan. 7 [year not given], signed by John
Pojikin, Muster Master, stating that he had received said Welch of Capt.
Samuel Heald, a member of the class of the town of Carlisle of which Samuel
Green, Jr., was Chairman, to .serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3
years ; also, list of recruits who were mustered but deserted from Boston sub-
sequent to June 24, 1782, as returned by Lieut. Col. John Popkin, of the artil-
lery ; said Welch mustered Jan. 7, 1783, to the credit of the town of Carlisle ;
deserted Feb. 6, 1783.

Welch, Titus. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the
Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, brown ; occupation, farmer ; engaged for town of Spring-
field; engaged May 18, 1781; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. David Hol-
brook's CO., Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt.; muster rolls for June-Sept.,
1781; enlisted May 20, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, muster rolls for Oct.,
Nov., and Dec, 1781, dated York Hutts; also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb.,
1782, dated Hutts; also, 6th co. ; entry dated Oct. 23, 1783, of an order for
wages for May-July [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted
on account of wages, etc.

Welch, Walter, Pittsfield (also given Richmond). Private, Capt. David Noble's
CO. of Minute-men and militia, Col. John Patison's regt., which marched April
22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; .service, 7 daj's; reported
enlisted into the army; also, Capt. David Rosseter's co. of ilinute-men. Col.
John Patterson's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service from April 23, 1775, to May 8, 1775, 2 weeks 1 day ; reported en-
listed into the army; also, Capt. David Noble's co.. Col. Patterson's (26th)
regt.; master roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos.
9 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; reported "On command at
Quebeck."

Welch, Waltee. Sergeant, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co.. Col. John Brown's detach-
ment of militia; entered service June 30, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777, near
Fort Ann; service, 22 days: detachment raised in Berkshire Co. for service
at Fort Ann on an alann at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Rowley's co.. Col. John
Ashley's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service July 22, 1777;
discharged Aug. l.'i, 1777; service, 23 days, at Stillwater.



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Welch, Walter. Private, Capt. Amos Rathbun's co.. Col. John Brown's detach-
ment of militia; entered service Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 1, 1777 ; service,

11 days ; company marched at request of Gen. Gates.

Welch, Walter. Private, Capt. Joseph 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.

Welch, Willla.m, Framingham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from 2d co., 5th :Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Lawson
Buckminster to Col. Micah Stone; residence, Framingham; engaged for town
of Framingham ; joined Capt. Ilolden's CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; term, 3 years;
also, Private, Capt. Abel Holden''s (3d) co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (5th) regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 14, 1777, to Dec. 31,
1779; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before
Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough,
etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll for ]May, 1779, dated Highlands; enlisted Feb. 14, 1777; also,
Capt. Holden's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; return for clothing for the year 1780; re-
ceipt for said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779; also, descriptive list
dated Jan. 11, 1781 ; Capt. Chambers's co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; age, 29
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, light; occu-
pation, yeoman; residence, Frammgham ; engaged Jan. 1, 1780, by Capt. A.
Holden ; term, during war ; also. Private, Capt. Abel Holden's co., commanded
by Capt. Mason Wottles subsequent to May 1, 1781, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's
(6th) regt. ; return for wages for the j-ear 1781 ; wages allowed said Welch for

12 mos. ; also, Capt. Wottles's co., Lieut. Col. Smith's regt. ; return for wages
for the year 1782; wages allowed said Welch for 12 mos. ; also, 6th co., 6th
Mass. regt. ; return [year not given, probably 1783] of men entitled to S80
gratuity, agreeable to act of Congress of INIay 15, 1778, for serving during the
war.

Welch, William, Kittery. Private, Capt. Tobias Femald's co., Col. James Scam-
mon's (30th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract of
pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Camp No. 1, Nov. 28, 1775.

Welch, William, Northampton. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army, as returned by Capt. Oliver Lyman and Capt. Joseph Cooke ; residence,
Northampton; engaged for town of Northampton; joined Capt. Jonathan
Allen's CO., Col. Putnam's regt.; term, 3 years; also. Private, Maj. Allen's
CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's regt.; Continental Army pay accomits.for service
from March 20, 1777, to July 14, 1779; reported deserted; also, Capt. Nathan
Goodale's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; mus-
tered by Col. Woodbridge.

Welch, William, Richmond. Private, Capt. David Noble's cc. Col. John Pat-
terson's (26th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 2, 1775 ;
service, 2 mos. 3 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Welch, William, Westfield. Private, Lieut. John Shephard's (Westfield) co. of
Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 1 week 1 day ; reported enlisted into the army April 28, 1775 ;
also, Capt. Warham Parks's co., Col. Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days.

Welch, William. Receipt given to Dummer Sewall, dated Georgetown, Nov. 2,
1775, signed by said Welch and others belonging to Capt. James Lemout's co.,
for advance pay for 1 month.



818 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Welch, "William. Private, Capt. Silas Wild's co., Col. Edmmid Phinney's regt. ;
muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 177(J ; enlisted Marcli 10,
177(i.

Welch, William. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., dated Chesterfield, March 13,
1777; 11)0 miles travel allowed said Welch; company marched to Ticonderoga
to reinforce Northern army.

Welch, William. Master, schooner " Freedom " (privateer) ; petition dated Boston,
May 5, 1777, signed by Philip Moore and Archibald Blair, asking that James
Colven be commissioned as commander of said vessel in order that slie miglit
join the fleet imder Commodore Manly; ordered in Council May 5, 1777, that
a commission be issued.

Welch, William. Sergeant, Capt. Oliver Lyman's co. ; service, 7 days ; company
probably made up of three [ ? ] companies and marched from Northampton to
East Hoosuck on the alarm of Aug. 17, 1777.

Welch, William. Private, Capt. David Bell's co., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detach-
ment of guards; enlisted Feb. 12, 1778; discharged May 12, 1778; service, 3
mos., under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston.

Welch, William. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co., Maj. Goodwin's detach-
ment from Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards ; entered service July 29, 1778 ; ser-
vice to Sept. -, 1778, 1 mo. 11 days, at Boston.

Welch, William. Private, Lieut. Ephraim Minot's corps of invalids stationed at
Boston; joined Sept. 15, 1778; service to Oct. 1, 1778, 15 days; order for pay-
ment of amount of roll dated at Headquarters, Boston, and signed by Maj. (len.
W. Heath ; also, Ca{)t. Moses McFarland's co. of invalids stationed at Boston,
Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; muster roll dated Oct. 2, 1779; reported returned
from desertion Sept. 0, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Nov.
1, 1779; reported sick in hosiiital.

Welch, William. Seaman, on board the armed ship "Count D'Estaing," com-
manded by Capt. Elias Smith ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to
at Beverly, Sept. 14, 1780; age, 25 j^rs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ;
reported as belonging to New England.

Welch, William. Descriptive return made by Edward Procter, Colonel of Boston
regt., of men who enlisted to serve in the Continental Army for the term of
6 months from the time of their an-ival at place of rendezvous, unless sooner
discharged, and who had received bomity and mileage due them of said Col.
Procter; Lieut. Cook's co. ; age, 18yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, brown ;
also, Matross ; pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Boston for ser-
vice in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 1, 1780; discharged
Oct. 29, 1780 ; service, 4 mos. 9 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home.

Welch, William. Descriptive return made by Edward Procter, Colonel of Boston
regt., of men wlio had enlisted to serve in the militia under Brig. Gen. John
Fellows for the term of 3 months from the time of their arrival at place of
rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and who liad received bounty and mile-
age due them of said Col. Procter; Capt. Welles's co. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light; also, Private, Capt. Alexander Hodgdon's co..
Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt. ; enlisted July 2(i, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ;
service, 3 mos. 8 days, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home ; company sta-
tioned at Rhode Island ; regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continen-
tal Army for 3 months.

Welch, William. Descriptive return made by order of Gen. Heath, dated Jan.
10, 1781; Capt. Winthrop Sargent's co., 3d Artillery regt.; rank, Matross;



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 819

Welch, William, continued.

age, 38 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; engaged Marcli 17, 1780,
by Capt. Lieut. Hall ; term, during war.

Welcome, Nicholas, Haverhill. De.scriptive list made up from Jan. 1, 1780, to
Dec. 31, 1780; Capt. Samuel Carr's co., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ;
rank, Private ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, dark ;
occupation, sailmaker ; birthplace, Haverhill ; residence, Haverhill ; enlisted
Feb. 17, 1777, by Lieut. W. Xoyes, at Haverhill; enlistment, during war;
reported deserted April 1, 1780.

Welcome, Thomas B. Receipt given to Daniel Hopkins, dated Salem, Sept. 25,
1775, signed by said Welcome and others belonging to Capt. Benjamin Ward,
Jr.'s CO., for advance pay for 1 month; also, Fifer, Capt. Benjamin Ward,
Jr.'s CO. ; engaged July 11, 1775; service, 6 mos. 5 days; comijauy stationed at
Salem for defence of seacoast.

Welcome, Zaccheus. Private, Capt. Daniel Giddings's co., Col. Joseph Foster's
regt. ; entered service Feb. 15, 1776 ; discharged Nov. 18, 1776 ; service, 9 mos.
2 days; company stationed at Gloucester for defence of seacoast.

Welcot, Thomas. Capt. Lincoln's (10th) co. ; list of men belonging to the State
regt. of artillery entitled to an additional bomity of £15, as returned by Col.
T. Crafts, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778.

Weld, . [This name also appears under the form of Wald, Weeld, Welds.]

Weld, Aaron. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; enlisted
July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 13 days, including travel (80
miles) home ; company marched to Tiverton on an alarm at Rhode Island.

Weld, Benjamin, Andover. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. John Abbot, Jr.'s (2d Andover) co., dated Feb. 16, 1778; residence,
Andover; engaged for tovra of Andover; term, during war.

Weld, Benjamin, Roxbury. Private, Capt. William Draper's (2d Roxbury) co..
Col. William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service to May 3, 1775, 15 days; also, retm-n of men drafted from companies
commanded by Capts. Gore, Mayo, White, and May, who served at Nantasket
in June, 1776, under Lieut. James Morton, driving ships from Boston harbor;
service, 3 days.

Weld, Benjamin. Statement dated Boston, Sept. 22, 1777, signed bj- said Weld
and others belonging to Col. Crafts's regt., declaring their refusal to leave
Boston unless their bounty or wages, or botli, were made equivalent to those
allowed the soldiei-s of the Continental train of artillery ; also, ijetition addressed
to Col. Thomas Crafts, dated Camp at Boston, Sept. 25, 1777, signed by said
Weld and others, requesting that the objectionable part of their former peti-
tion, which was considered mutinous, be stricken out, and asking that the
sergeants of tlie regiment confined on account of the petition be released ; also,
Capt. Philip Marrett's co., Col. Crafts's regt. ; list of men who received bounty
from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos. [See Benjamin Welds and Ben-
jamin Wells. ]

Weld, Benjamin. Commissarj', in Medical Hospital under Dr. Warren ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from April 11, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780;
also, report made by a committee of the House of Representatives, dated
March 17, 1780, .showing officers employed in certain departments, their wages
and ration allowances ; said Weld served as Assistant Commissary.

Weld, Caleb, Charlton. Descriptive list of men raised by the town of Charlton to
serve in the Continental Anny for the term of months from the time of their
arrival at Peekskill, dated Charlton, May 26, 1778; Capt. Abijah Lamb's co.,



820 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wkld, Caleb, continued.

Col. Ilolman's regt. ; ago, 19 yrs. ; stature, o ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ;
residence, Charlton ; also, list of men raised for Continental service, as returned
by Setli "Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. [year not given].

"Weld, Calvin, Bemardston. Descriptive list of 9 months men raised for Conti-
nental service, as returned by Noah Goodman, Sujierintendent for Hampshire
Co. [year not given, probably 1778] ; Capt. Sheldon's co., Col. Wells's regt. ;
age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown; residence,
Bernardston ; engaged for town of Bemardston ; also, list of men raised in
Hampshire Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at
Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received of Jona-
than Warner, Commissioner, by Brig. .Gen. J. Glover, at Fort Arnold, July
10, 1778; arrived at Fishkill July 7, 1778; also, Private, Capt. Jacob Wales's
CO., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and March, 1779, dated
West Point ; enlisted July 7, 1778 ; enlistment, 9 months.

Weld, David. Private, Capt. Moses Bullard's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt.;
enlisted July 2(), 1780 ; discliarged Oct. 27, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 5 daj^s, includ-
ing 3 days ((JO miles) travel home ; company stationed at Rhode Island ; regi-
ment raised in Suffolk Co. to reuiforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Weld, Eben, Roxbury. Sergeant, Capt. Lemuel Child's (3d Roxbury) co.. Col.
William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April IW, 1775; service,
15 days ; reported returned home ; company discharged May 3, 1775.

Weld, Ebenezer. Lieut. Caleb Crafts's detachment. Col. Macintosh's regt. ;
joined July 9, 1778; discharged July 18, 1778; service, 10 days, with guards at
Dorchester Heights.

Weld, Edmund, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Edward Payson Williams's co., 36th
regt. ; company return dated Camp at Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, Capt. Wil-
liams's CO., Col. Greatou's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in
money dated Cambridge Cami>, Dec. 22, 1775.

Weld, Edmund. Lieut. Caleb Crafts's detachment, Col. Macintosh's regt. ; joined
July 4, 1778 ; discharged July 18, 1778 ; service, 15 days, with guards at
Dorchester Heights.

Weld, Edmund. Treasury pay roll of oificers and crew of the brigantine " Hawk,"
commanded by Capt. Jonathan Oaks, dated Nov. 2, 1782. [See Edmund
Wells.]

Weld, Edward Church, Worcester. Matross, Capt. Thomas Melvill's (2d) co..
Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc. ;
Capt. Melvill's receipt for amoimt of abstract, dated Boston, June 8, 1776;
also, same CO. and regt. ; engaged jNIay 2.'5, 1776; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos.
14 days ; roll swoni to at Boston ; also, Gunner, same co. and regt. ; service
from Nov. 1, 1776, to May 8, 1777, 6 mos. 7 days; rolls sworn to at Boston.



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