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Wells, Eli.iah. Private, Capt. Thomas French's co., in a regiment commanded
by Col. David Wells ; service between Sept. 23, 1777, and Oct. 18, 1777, 10 days,
in Northern department.

Wells, Elijah. Receipt given to the Selectmen of Sbelbume, dated Shelbume,
Sept. 22, 1777, signed by said Wells and others, for mileage, etc., from Shel-
bume to Stillwater, 112 miles; Capt. John Wells certifies that the men whose
names appear upon the above receipt went out of the town with him ; also,
Capt. John Wells's co. of Hampshire Co. militia; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; dis-
charged Oct. 23, 1777; service, 1 mo. 2 days, under Col. David Wells in
Northern department; roll dated Shelburnc.

Wells, Eliphalet, Conway. Private, Capt. Robei't Oliver's co.. Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 [sei'vice not given] ; also,
company return dated Charlestown, Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Winter Hill, Dec. 23, 1775 ; also, Capt.
Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Wells's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 8 days, includ-
ing travel home ; company raised May 10, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga and
was discharged July 8, 1777.



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Wells, Elisha, Whately. Certificate dated Camp at Cambridge, June 18, 1775,
signed by [Capt.] Seth Murray, certifying that said Wells and others belong-
ing to his company, Col. Woodbridge's regt., were in need of cartridge boxes,
for which he promised to be accountable; also, Capt. Seth Murray's cc. Col.
Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed
by said Wells and others, dated Cambridge, June 2<», 1775 ; also. Private, same
CO. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; service, 3
mos. 6 days ; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Sept. 30, 1775 ; also,
order for bounty coat dated Camp Cambridge, Oct. 25, 1775.

Wells, Elisila.. Private, Capt. Seth Murray's co., in a regiment commanded by
Maj. Jonathan Clap ; enlisted July 9, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; service,
1 mo. 10 days, including travel (112 miles) home ; company marched on expe-
dition to Fort Edward and Mosses Creek. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wells, Elisha. Private, Capt. Salmon White's co., Col. Woodbridge's regt. ; en-
listed Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 4 days, in Northern
department, including travel (40 miles) home ; company marched at request
of Gen. Gates.

Wells, Elisha. Capt. Silas Goodrich's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; entered service Aug. 15, 1778 [7] ; discharged Aug. 21, 1778 [7] ; service,
7 days, under Brig. Gen. Stark ; company took part in action at Bennington
Aug. 16, 1778 [7], and was discharged by Brig. Gen. Stark.

Wells, Elisha. Corporal, Capt. Salmon White's co., Col. Ezra May's regt. ; en-
listed Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 30 days, including
travel (111 miles) home; company marched to Saratoga. Roll sworn to at
Hatfield.

Wells, Elisha. Capt. Seth Murray's co., Col. Ezra May's regt. ; enlisted Sept.
20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 1 mo., on expedition to Saratoga,
including travel (111 miles) home. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wells, Enos. Private, Capt. Israel Harris's co., Col. Benjamin" Simonds's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 12. 1780; discharged Oct. 19, 1780; service, 11
days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched to Northern
frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm.

Wells, Hkzekiah. Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col. John Ashley's (1st Berkshire
Co.) regt. ; entered service July 8, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 1777 ; service, 20
days ; company marched to Kingsbury by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows.
Roll sworn to at Tyringham.

Wells, Hezekiah. Private, Capt. Amos Porter's co.. Col. David Rocester's
(Rossiter's) regt.; entered service Oct. 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780;
service, 3 days, on the alarm at Berkshire of Oct. 14, 1780; also, same co. and
regt. ; entered service Oct. 18, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 21, 1780 ; service, 4 days,
on the alarm at Berkshire of Oct. 18, 1780.

Wells, Isaac. List of men raised for the term of 8 months to fill deficiencies in
quota of men raised for 3 years and during the war; engaged for town of
Petersham ; joined Col. Putnam's regt. ; arrived at Fishkill June 13, 1778.
[See Isaac Weld.]

Wells, Isaac. Ensign, Col. Tupper's (11th) regt. ; list of officers promoted in the
Continental Army and for whom warrants were made out; warrant issued
Sept. It) [ ? ], 1780 ; also, list of commissioned officers of 11th Mass. regt., dated
■Sept. 15, 1780, as returned by Col. Benjamin Tupper, together with a list of
officers recommended to fill vacancies in his regiment by said Col. Tupper and
Gen. Washington ; said Wells reported as an Ensign who had served as a
volunteer from Aug. 28, 1780; ordered in Council Sept. 26, 1780, that said
officers be commissioned. [See James Wells.]



84:2 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wells, Israel. Private, Capt. James Walswortli's co., Col. Elisha rorter's
(Hamp.shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1770; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; .ser-
vice, 1 mo. 11 days, at New London, Conn., including G days (116 mile.s) travel
liome. Roll sworn to at Deerfield.

Wells, Jacob. Descriptive list dated Aug. 6, 1776; Capt. Moses Cantine's co.,
Col. Levi Pawling's (Ulster Co., N. Y.) regt., Gen. Clinton's brigade; age,
3.3 yrs.; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, lirown; occupation, shoemaker ; birthplace,
Leister; enli.sted Aug. 11, 1776; marched Aug. 13, 1776; regiment reported as
serving as part of Continental Army and stationed near King's Bridge.

Wells, James, Williamstown. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Samuel Clark's (2d Williamstown) co. [year not given] ;
residence, Williamstown; engaged for town of Williamstown; joined Capt.
Savage's co. ; term, 8 months.

Wells, James. Private,Capt. David Goodwin's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; entered
service Sept. 24, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 9 days; com-
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. .

Wells, James. Private, Capt. Stephen Jenkins's co., Col. Thomas Poor's regt.;
enlisted May 27, 1778; discharged Feb. 11, 1779; service, 8 mos. 29 days, at
North river, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home ; also, same co. and
regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton ; regiment raised for 8 months
from time of arrival at Peekskill ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Nov.
and Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry.

Wells, James. Corporal, Col. Lamb's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service for 1777-1779 [no wages credited to said AVells] ; also, re-
turn of officers and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Jolm Lamb's (2d
Artillery) regt., certified at Morristown, Jan. 29, 1780, by Lieutenant Colonel
Commandant Ebenezer Stevens and Brig. Gen. H. Knox.

Wells, James. List of 9 months men ; entered service July 12, 1779 ; discharged
April 12, 1780.

Wells, James. Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's
(6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; no wages allowed said Wells ;
reported transferred from 10th Mass. regt.

Wells, James. Lieutenant, Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Sept. 2(;, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, communication
addressed to His Excellency Gov. Hancock, dated Bo.ston, Dec. 11, 1780, signed
by Col. Benjamin Tupper, .stating that His Excellency Gen. Washington had
expressed his opinion that all vacancies which existed before Nov. 1, 1780,
ought to be filled in order to bring about a settlement of ranks as authorized
under the new arrangement for the army, and recommending tliat certain
officers be promoted to fill vacancies in the 11th Mass. regt. ; said Wells, Ensign,
to be promoted to Lieutenant, his appointment to date from Oct. 16, 1780;
ordered in Council Dec. 15, 1780, that warrants be issued to said officers; also,
Ensign, Lieut. Col. Noah M. Littlefield's (7th) co., Col. Benjamin Tupper's
(11th) regt.; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Oct.,
Nov., and Dec, 1780, dated Hutts near West Point; ai)pointed Sept. 26, 1780;
also, return of Major's co.. Col. William Shcpard's (4th) regt., made up for the
year 1780, dated West Point, signed by .said Wells, Lieutenant, and endorsed
"Capt. Fullers Comp'y;" also, Lieutenant, Capt. John Fuller's (8th) co..
Col. Shepard's (4th) regt.; muster roll for June, 1781; also, Lieutenant Com-
mandant, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for July, Aug., and Sept., 1781 ;
appointed Oct. 16,1780; a^so. Lieutenant, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for
Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, dated York Hutts; reported on furlough in Dec,
1781 ; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts and sworn to in Gar-



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"Wells, James, continued.

rison "West Point ; appointed April 16, 1780 : reported on furlough by leave
of Gen. McDougall; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, sworn to in Garrison
"West Point ; reported on furlough ; also, returns of effectives, dated Can-
tonment 1st Brigade, Feb. 22, 1782, and March 1, 1782; reported on furlough
in Connecticut from Dec. .31, 1781 , by leave of Gen. McDougal ; aZ.so, return
of effectives, dated Verplanck's Point, Oct. 25, 1782; reported on command
in Quartennaster General's service ; also, returns of effectives, dated Nov.
22, and Nov. 29, 1782; reported on furlough; a^so. Lieutenant, 4th Mass. regt.
commanded by Lieut. Col. James Mellon ; return of effectives, dated Camp
near New "Windsor, Dec. 6, 1782; reported on furlough; also, Lieutenant, 4th
Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Henrj' Jackson ; returns of effectives between
Dec. 13, 1782, and Feb. 7, 1783, dated Camp near New "Windsor, Cantonment
1st Mass. Brigade, and Camp Mass. Line ; reported on furlough at Hartford
(also given in Connecticut) from Nov. 18, 1782, by leave of the Commander-
in-Chief ; also, returns of effectives between Feb. 14, 1783, and March 7, 1783 ;
reported on furlough ; also, returns of effectives between March 21, 1783, and
April 4, 1783, dated Cantonment Mass. Hutts ; reported on furlough ; also,
return of effectives, dated Cantonment, April 11, 1783 ; reported on furlough ;
also, returns of effectives, dated Cantonment, April 18, and April 24, 1783;
reported sick at Hartford ; also, return of effectives, dated Camp Mass. Line,
May 2, 1783; reported sick at Hartford; also. Lieutenant, Col. Henry Jack-
son's (4th) regt. ; list of officers belonging to 1st Mass. brigade [year not given,
probably 1782 or 1783] showing dates of commissions ; commissioned Oct. Ifi,
1780. [See Isaac "Wells.]

"Wells, John, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777; Col. Crane's regt.; reported
received State boimty; also, Matross, Capt. Thomas "Wells's co., Col. John
Crane's (ArtillerjO regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Feb. 17, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; re.sidence, Boston; also. Sergeant, Capt. David
Allen's CO., Col. Crane's regt.; muster rolls for Aug. -Dec, 1777; enlistment,
3 years; reported on command with the sick in Aug. and Sept., 1777; also,
Matross, Capt. Jackson's co., Col. Crane's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 27, 1780.

"Wells, John, Deerfield. Private, Capt. Jonas Locke's co. of Minute-men, Col.
"Williams's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 14
days.

"Wells, John, Deerfield. Private, Capt. Joshua L. "Woodbridge's co.. Col. Nathan
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted Jime 25, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779; service, 6 mos.
8 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay roll for Dec. ,1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 7 days service at
Rhode Island, including travel (133 miles) home.

"Wells, John, Deerfield. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen-
tal Ai-my for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned
as received of Jiustin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring-
field, July 8, 1780; age, 24yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged
for town of Deerfield; marched to camp July 8, 1780, under command of
Ebenezer Kent, Esq. ; also, li.st 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 belonging to
the town of Deerfield raised for ser^uce in the Continental Army during 1780;
marched July 7, 1780: discharged Dec. 13, 1780; service, 5 mos. 13i days, in-
cluding travel (150 miles) home.

"Wells, John, Greenfield. Corporal, Capt. Agrippa "Wells's co., Col. Samuel "Wil-
liams's regt. of Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the



844 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AVklls, John, continued.

alarm of April 19, 1775; loft place of rendezvous May 1, 1775 ; service, 10 days;
reported enlisted into the army; a?so. Private, Capt. "NVellss co.. Col. Asa
"NVhitcomb's (23d) rejjt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company receipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated
Camp at Prospect Hill; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also,
order for money in lieu of bounty coat, dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 22, 1775.

"SVells, John, Methuen. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell's co., Col. Edward
Wigglesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany
home in Dec, 1776; 210 miles travel allowed said Wells.

^yELLS, John, Norwich. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen-
tal Anny for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6tli INIass.
regt., at Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion,
ruddy ; engaged for town of Norwich ; marched to camp July 1, 1780, under
command of Ensign Joseph Miller; also, li.st 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 Norwich for service in the Continental Army during
1780; marched Jmie 26, 1780; discharged Dec. 20, 1780; service, 6 mos. 1 day,
travel (140 miles) included.

Wells, John, Putney (also given Westminster-York). Private, Capt. Abijah
3Ioore's CO. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775; service from April 23, 1775,' 7 days; reported enlisted into the army;
also, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's (23d) regt.; mus-
ter roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days;
also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

Wells, John, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettingill's co., Lieut. Col. Loammi
Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; company return dated Camp
at Sewall's Point, Sept. 27, 1775; also, Capt. Pettingill's (10th) co. ; return of
casualties of the several companies in the 38th regt., made by Lieut. Col.
Loammi Baldwin, dated Chelsea, Sept. -, 1775 ; said Wells reported absent 3
days without leave; also reported returned; also, Capt. Pettingill's co., Col.
Baldwin's regt. ; return for clothing, dated Sewall's Point, Oct. 30, 1775. [See
John Weld, John Welds, and John Well.]

Wells, John. 1st Corporal, Capt. Moses Nowell's (Newburj'port) co. ; enlisted
July 11, 1775 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, 6 mos. 6 days ; company sta-
tioned at Newburyport for defence of seacoast.

Wells, John. Corporal, Capt. John Wells's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson's
detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticon-
deroga, Feb. 24, 1777; enlistment to expire March 23, 1777; also, 1st Corporal,
same co. and detachment; entered service Dec. 23, 1776; discharged April 1,
1777 ; service, 100 days, at Ticonderoga.

Wells, John. Receipt given to the Selectmen of Shelbume, dated Sept. 22, 1777,
signed by said Wells and others, for mileage, etc., from Shelburne to Still-
water, 112 miles ; Capt. John Wells certifies that the men whose names appear
upon the receipt went out of the town with him.

Wells, John. Captain, 8th co., Col. David Field's (5th Hampshire Co.) regt. of
Ma.ss. militia; list of officers chosen agreeable to order of Feb. 14, 1776, dated
Deerfield, April 22, 1776; ordered in Council May 3, 1776, that said officers be
commi.ssioned ; rei)orted commissioned May 3, 1776; also. Captain, Lieut. Col.
Timothy Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated
Garrison at Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777; engaged Dec. 23, 1776; term to expire



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Wells, John, continued.

March 23, 1777; also, certificate dated Slielbume, Sept. 22, 1777, signed by said
"Wells, Captain, certifying that the men whose names appear on a receipt for
mileage, etc., from Shelbume to Stillwater, 112 miles, went out of the town
with him; also, Captain of a company of Hampshire Co. militia; pay roll
dated Shelbume, made up for service of said "Wells's co. from Sept. 22, 1777, to
Oct. 23, 1777, under Col. David Wells in Northern department.

Wells, John. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 26 (also given Aug. 17) , 1777 ; discharged Oct. 2, 1777 ; service,
1 mo. 7 (also given 1 mo. 14) days ; company raised to serve with Northern
army until Nov. 30, 1777. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wells, John. Capt. Marett's (5th) co. ; return of men belonging to the State regi-
ment of artillerj' entitled to an additional bounty of £15, as returned by Col.
T. Crafts, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778. [See John Weld and John Welds.]

Wells, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Caleb Champney's 2d (Ward No. 3) co.. Col.
Henry Bromfield's (Boston) regt. of ]Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the
several companies in said regiment, dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1776 ; ordered in
Council Nov. 25, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commis-
sioned Nov. 25, 1776; also. Lieutenant, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston)
regt. ; service with detachment commanded by Maj. Andrew SjTiimes drafted
to serve for 5 weeks in guarding stores under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about
Boston, agreeable to order of Council of ]May 12, 1777; also. Captain, Boston
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned June 7, 1780.

Wells, John. Private, Capt. John Collar's co.. Col. John Ashly's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; entered service July 19, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service, 1 mo.
9 days ; company marched to Connecticut under command of Lieut. Col. Powel ;
also, Capt. John King's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted
Jime 27, 1780 ; discharged July 1 (also given July 4) , 1780 ; service, 8 days,
including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; company marched by order of Brig.
Gen. John Fellows on the alarm of June 27, 1780, to sustain fort at West Point.

Wells, John. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's co., Col. Seth Murray's regt.;
enlisted July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 2 mos. 25 days, in-
cluding 7 days (132 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Conti-
nental Army for 3 months. [See John Walls.]

Wells, John. 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.

Wells, John. Receipt dated Southampton, April 23, 1781, for boimties paid said
Wells and others by the town of Southampton to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; also, descrip-
tive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Continental Army, as
returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ;
complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Southampton;
engaged May 21, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Wells, John. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Strong's co., Col. Sears's regt.; enlisted
Aug. 10, 1781 ; marched to Albany Aug. 17, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 20, 1781 ;
service, 3 mos. 10 days, at Saratoga ; company raised in Hampshire Co.

Wells, John. Receipt dated Springfield, June 25, 1782, for bounty paid said Wells
by Daniel Gay, Chairman of Class No. 8 of the town of Dedham, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also. Private, Col. Benjamin
Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from June 16, 1782, 6 mos. 14 days.



846 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AYklls, Johx, Jr. Private, Capt. John Stiitson's co., Maj. Edward Procter's de-
tachment of militia; detached Dec. 10, 1777; discharged March 1, 1778; ser-
vice, 2 mos. 22 days, with guards under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston.

Wklls, Jonathan, Deerfield. Private, Capt. Jonas Locke's co. of Minute-men,
Col. "Williams's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
9 days; also, Capt. Jo.seph Stibbens's co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; mus-
ter roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted Ai)ril 28, 1775 ; service, 95 days ; also, com-
jiany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat dated Cambridge
Camp, Nov. 20, 1775.

"NVklls, Jonathan, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Abraham Dodge's co.. Col. Moses
Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775;
service, 12 weeks 6 days; also, company return endorsed "October the 9
1775; " age, 38 yrs. ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dec.
21, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Abraham Dodge's co., Col. Moses Little's (12th)
regt. ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 [service not given].

Wklls, Jonathan. Seaman, brigantine "Massachusetts," commanded by Capt.
John Fisk ; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, dated Salem, March 17,
1777 ; also, same vessel and commander ; engaged Feb. 17, 1777 ; discharged
July 31, 1777; service, 5 mos. 14 days; roll dated Boston.

Wells, Jonathan. Descriptive list dated Northampton, Sept. 14, 1780, of men
detached from Col. Israel Chai>in's (2d Hampshke Co.) regt. for the term of
3 months, agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1780 ; Capt. Woodbridge's co. ; age,
17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Hatfield ;
mustered July -, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's co.. Col. Seth
Murray's regt.; enlisted July 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3
mos. 5 days, including 7 days (132 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to re-
inforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wells, Joseph, Amesbury. Certificate dated Cambridge, June 19, 1775, signed by
Capt. John Currier, certifying that said Wells and others in his company, Col.
Frye's regt., were in need of pouches and that each had received one, for which
said Currier promised to be accountable ; also, Capt. Currier's co.. Col. James
Frye's regt. ; receipt for advance fiay, signed by said Wells and others, dated
Cambridge, July 1, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; company return
[probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp,
Nov. 1(>, 1775.

Wells, Joseph, Salisbury (also given Nottingham). Private, Capt. Jonathan
Evans's co. of Minute-men, Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Evans's co.. Col. Frye's
(1st) regt. ; return of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775 ; also, re-
ceipt for advance pay, signed by said Wells and others, dated Camp Cambridge,
June 28, 1775 ; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775.

Wells, Joseph, Wells. Private, Capt. Henry Prentiss's co.. Col. Thomas Mar-
.shall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to at Boston, June
17, 1770; also, same co. and regt.; enlisted JuJie 1, 177(); discharged Dec. 1,
177G; service, 6 mos. 5 days, including travel (lOG miles) home; roll sworn to
at Boston.

Wells, Joseph. Private ; list of men returned as serving on main guard under
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin, dated June 22, 1775.

Wells, Joseph. Private, Capt. Timothy Childs's (Orcenfield) co.. Col. David
Field's regt. ; service, 4 days, on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 14, 1777.



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Wells, Joseph. 1st Lieutenant, brigantine " Independence " (privateer) ; petition
dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1777, signed by Tristram Daltoii, of Newburyport, a.sk-
ing tbat William Jolinson be commissioned as commander of said vessel ;
ordered in Council Nov. 25, 1777, tbat a commission be issued.

Wells, Joseph. Descriptive list dated Deerfield, July 24, 1780, of men detacbed



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