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Watertown, Aug. 15, 1776, signed by Jonathan Peele, Jr., of Salem, in behalf
of himself and his partners, asking that Nathaniel Perley be commissioned as
commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council Aug. 15, 1776, that a commission
be issued.

Welman, Adam. Gunner, Capt. Perez Cushing's (9th) co.. Col. Crafts's (Artillery)
regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days ; also. Corporal,
Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; service between July 26, 1778,
and Aug. 26, 1778, 22 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Wrentham.

Welman, Asa, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Josiah Smith's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; enlisted Jmie 21, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to Nov. 1, 1776,
4 mos. 9 days ; company raised for defence of town and harbor of Boston ; also.



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AVelman, Asa, continued.

same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 2 days, including
travel (45 miles) home; also, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co., Col. Carpenter's regt. ;
service from July 27, 1778, to Aug. 13, 1778, 18 days, at Rhode Island.

Welman, David, Stonglitonham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army [year not given] ; residence, Stoughtonham ; engaged for town of
Stoughtonham.

Welman, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. John Shaw's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.
of guards ; enlisted Oct. 7, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 14, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 7
days; regiment stationed at Cambridge. Roll dated Raynham.

"Welman, Elijah, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co.. Col. Isaac
Dean's regt. ; marched Aug. 4, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 4 days ;
2 days travel also allowed on march home from Tiverton to Attleborough ;
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm.

Welman, James. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agree-
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Lynn; engaged April 18,
1781 ; term, 3 years.

Welman, John, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co.. Col. Isaac
Dean's regt. ; marched Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 4 days;
2 days travel also allowed on march home from Tiverton to Attleborough ;
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm.

Welman, John. List of prisoners sent from New York in the cartel "Rising
Empire," as returned by Commissary Godfrey [year not given] ; reported as
belonging to Connecticut and as employed in the "Oliver Cromwell," of
Connecticut.

Welman, Joseph, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. L. Robin-
son's regt.; enlisted Jan. 29, 1776; service, 2 mos. 4 days; regiment raised in
Suffolk and York counties. Roll dated Roxbury.

Welman, Joseph. Capt. Abner Crane's co., Col. John Rol)mson's regt. ; enlisted
Sept. 2, 1777; service, 29 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated Stoughton.

Welman, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. Haws's regt. ; service
between July 26, 1778, and Aug. 26, 1778, 16 days, at Rhode Island. Roll
sworn to at Wrentham.

Welman, Levi. Descriptive list of men raised from Capt. Nathan Lonard's (3d
Hardwick) co.. Col. James Converse's regt., to serve in the Continental Army
for the term of 9 months, dated Hardwick, June 10, 1778 ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; also, recei])t dated Worcester, May 24, 1782,
signed by E. Tliorp, Captain, 7th Mass. regt., Muster Master, stating that he
had received said Welman of John Page, Chairman of Class No. 6 of the town
of Hardwick, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Welman, Oliver. Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co.. Col. Hathaway's regt. ; en-
tered service March 2.3, 1779; discharged April 17, 1779; service, 26 days, at
Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Taunton.

Welman, Oliver. Private, Capt. Moses Ashley's co., Col. Joseph A'ose's (1st)
regt.; muster roll for July, 1780, dated "Camp Tenitli ; " enlisted July 14,
1780; enlistment, 6 months.

Welman, Peter. Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co., Col. Carpenter's regt.; ser-
vice from July 27, 1778, to Aug. 13, 1778, 18 days, at Rhode Island.

Welman, Silas, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Seth Banister's co.. Col. William
Shepard's (4th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan.



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"Welman, Silas, continued.

1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Mansfield; also, same co. and regt. ; re-
turn made up for the year 1780, dated West Point; enlisted March 12, 1777;
enlistment, during war.

"Welman, Silas. Capt. Isaac Ilodges's co.. Col. George Williams's regt. ; service
from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo. 6 days, on a secret expedition. Roll
sworn to at Norton.

Welman, Solomon, Milton. List of men raised for Continental serv'ice from Col.
Gill's regt. [year not given] ; residence, Milton ; engaged for town of Milton;
joined Capt. Spur's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. [See Solomon Wild.]

Welman', Timothy. 1st Lieutenant, schooner " Tyger " (privateer) ; petition dated
Salem, Dec. 17, 1778, signed by George Williams, Jr., in behalf of himself and
others, of Salem, asking that Nathaniel Brookhouse be commissioned as com-
mander of said vessel ; ordered in Council Dec. 11, 1778, that a commission be
issued .

Welman, William, Norton. Descriptive list dated Feb. 3, 1781; Capt. Luke
Hitchcock's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion,
dark; hair, dark; birthplace, Norton; residence, Norton; engaged Jan 1,
1777, by Capt. Cushing, at Ticonderoga; term, during war.

Welmov, Jacob, Stoughtonham. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. ^lorsc's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt., dated Stoughton,
June 27, 1777 ; residence, Stoughtonham ; enlisted for town of Stoughtonham ;
joined Capt. Knap's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years.

Welmon, Levi, Hardwick. List of men raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9
months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as mustered by
Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy ^Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778;
residence, Hardwick; engaged for town of Hardwick; arrived at Fishkill
June 19, 1778.

Wblmon, Stephen, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's (Waltham) co.
of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Lex-
ington; service, 3 days; company called out by Col. Thomas Gardner and
served as guards until Saturday, the fourth day after the fight at Concord ;
also. Corporal, Capt. Peirce's (Waltham) co.. Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt. :
rations allowed from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days; company marched at
request of Gen. Washington at the time of taking Dorchester Heights.

Welmouth, Ebenezer, Sutton. Private, Capt. Jonathan Carriel'sco., Col. Josiah
Whitney's regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ; roll dated
Camp at Hull; also, .same co. and regt.; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1
mo. 4 days, including travel (75 miles) home.

Welmouth, Jotham, Bridgewater. Matro.ss, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's co.. Col.
Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc.,
dated Boston, June 8, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; engaged Jime 5, 1776;
service to Aug. 1, 1776, 53 [ ? ] days; also, Capt. Lothrop's (7th) co., Col.
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ;
also, same co. and regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to date of discharge, May
7, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days.

Welock, Seth. List of men raised in Worcester Co. for the tenn of 9 months from
the time of their arrival at Fishkill. returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers,
Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged for town of
Charlton.

Wels, Abel. Private, Lieut. Benjamin Alton's detachment from Capt. Henr5'
Clark's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; entered service Jan. 9, 1778, 3 days



S56 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AYels, Abel, continued.

preceding march ; discharged Feb. 21 (also given Feb. 20 and Feb. 13), 1778;
service, 1 mo. 12 (also given 1 mo. 7) days; detachment stationed at North
Kingston, R. I. lloU sworn to in Worcester Co.

Wels, Artless. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777. and Juim 1, 1778, by
Truman Wheler, Cluster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, i! yt'ars or during
war ; reported received State bounty.

AVels, David. Capt. Eliakim Smith's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt. ; order for
advance pay, signed by said Wels and others, dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775.

AVels, Phineas. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, on a
secret expedition to Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home.
Roll sworn to at Dedham.

Welsh, Dennis. Descrijitive 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, at Springfield, July 6, 1780 ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ;
complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of Boston ; arrived at Springtield July 5,
1780; also, iMatross; pay roll for G months men raised by the town of Boston
for service in the Continental Armj' during 1780 ; marched July 1, 1780; dis-
charged Dec. 22, 1780; service, 6 mos. 2 days, including 10 days (200 miles)
travel home ; also, return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Boston ; engaged
Jan. 3, 1781 ; also, list of men entitled to $20 or 200 acres of land, agreeable to
resolve of March 5, 1801 ; reported as having served in an Artillery regt.

Welsh, Elkanah, Woburn (probably) . Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col.
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days.

Welsh, Elkanah. Sergeant, Capt. Caleb Champuey's co. of guards ; enlisted Oct.
6, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2ti days; company detached from
militia for service at and about Boston ; also, same co. ; engaged Nov. 1, 1780 ;
service, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia in accordance with request of
Gen. Heath for service at and about Boston guarding Continental stores; roll
endorsed " Maj'r Heath Detach't ; " also, same co. ; engaged Feb. 1, 1781 ; dis-
charged March 1(5, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at and about Boston guarding
Continental stores at request of Gen. Heath.

Welsh, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. of guards; enlLsted Oct.
6, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; .service, 26 days; company detached from
militia for service at and about Boston; also, same co. ; enlisted Nov. 1, 1780;
service, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia in accordance with request of
Gen. Heath for service at and about Boston guarding Continental stores; roll
endorsed " Maj'r Heath Detach't ; " also, same co. ; enlisted Feb. 1, 1781 ; dis-
charged March 16, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at and about Boston guarding
Continental stores at request of Gen. Heath.

Welsh, Jacob. Ensign, Capt. Abner Cranston's (1st) co., Col. A.sa Whitcomb's
regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Jan. -Nov., 1776,
dated Camp at Ticonderoga; appointed Jan. 1, 1776; reported on furlough by
leave of Gen. Gates: also reported re-engaged Nov. 13, 1776, as 2d Lieutenant
in [Capt.] Jones's co., Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) battalion; also. Lieutenant,
Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1777, to Nov. 5, 1778; reported resigned; also, order on the
Board of War, for clothing, dated West Point, June 20, 1778, signed by said
Welsh, 2d Lieutenant, and others, to be delivered to Capt. Noah Nichols;



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 857

Welsh, Jacob, continued.

certificate dated West Point, Jiine 20, 1778, signed by Ebenezer Stevens, Lieu-
tenant Colonel Commandant of Artillery, Northern department, certities that
above men belonged to his corps of artillery; also, receipt for clothing given
to the Board of War, dated West Point, June 20, 1778, signed by said Welsh,
2d Lieutenant of artillery, and others.

Welsh, James, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co..
Col. Marshall's regt. ; reported received State boiuity ; also, Private, Lieu-
tenant Colonel's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; residence, Boston ;
credited to town of Boston ; also, Capt. Benjamin Wallcut's (8th) co., Col.
Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 4, 1777, to
Feb. 5, 1777; credited with 33 days allowance; subsistence also allowed for 11
days (220 miles) travel on march from Boston to Bennington ; also, same co.
and regt. ; mu.ster rolls for Jan. and March, 1779, dated West Point; enlisted
Dec. 23, 1776; enlistment, 3 years.

Welsh, James, Sudbury. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 16, 1777; Capt. Wellington's co..
Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Private,
Capt. E. Smith's co., Col. Smith's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list dated West
Point, Jan. 29, 1781; Capt. Pillsbury's co., 6th Mass. regt. commanded by
Lieut. Col. Smith ; rank. Private ; age, 40 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; com-
plexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, dark; residence, Sudbury; enlisted Jan. 5,
1777, by Capt. Thomas Willington ; enlistment, during war.

Welsh, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777; Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Bailey's
regt. ; reported received State bounty.

Welsh, James. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Thorn," com-
manded by Capt. Richard Cowell, certified at Marblehead, Sept. 14, 1780;
stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light.

Welsh, James. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agree-
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Salem ; engaged Feb. 15,
1781 ; term, 3 years.

Welsh, John, Andover. Private, Capt. Abbot's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; resi-
dence, Andover ; credited to town of Andover ; also, Capt. Benjamin Famum's
CO., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt.; subsistence allowed from date of enlist-
ment, Feb. 19, 1777, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with allowance
to March 28, 1777, 49 days, including allowance for 11 days (220 miles) travel ;
also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 24. 1778 ; mustered by County and
Continental Muster Masters; also, Capt. Stephen Abbot's co., Col. Benja-
min Tui)per's regt. ; muster roll for March, 1779, dated West Poijit ; enlisted
Feb. 19, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at the Lines.

Welsh, John, Northampton. Private, Capt. Nathan Goodale's co.. Col. Rufus
Putnam's regt. : Continental Anny pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Goodale's co.. Col. Putnam's (r)th) regt. ; mu.ster
roll for Jan., 1781 ; also, muster roll for Feb. and March, 1781, dated Garrison
West Point: reported deserted Feb. 22, 1781.

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



858 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Welsh, John. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, as re-
turned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. Wheelock's regt., dated June 18,1777; en-
gaged for town of Medway ; term, 3 years.

Welsh, John. Private, Capt. Eliplialet Thorp's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's
(7tli) regt. ; muster roll for June, 1781 ; enlisted Jan. (also given Feb.) 18,
1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at West Point ; also, muster
roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated
Hutts and sworn to at West Point.

Welsh, John Lewis, New Boston (also given Medway) . Private, Capt. James
Gray's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage
to camp, etc., dated July 15, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; entered service
May 15, 1776 ; reported enlisted into the train May 17, 1776 ; also, list of men
mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston,
Feb. 2, 1777; Capt. Jo. Williams's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt.; reported
received State bounty; also, Sergeant, Colonel's co., Col. Greaton's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ;
residence, Medway.

Welsh, Jonas. List of men mustered ; said Welsh appears among men raised from
Col. Whitney's regt. forservice at Rhode Island ; [Capt.] Ilaugton'sor [Capt.]
Nurse's co. ; engaged for town of Bolton; mustered July 9 [year not given,
probably 1778].

Welsh, Joseph, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 15, 1775; service,
17 days ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. for the term of
9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of
April 20, 1778; Capt. Perry's co.. Col. Ballard's regt. ; age, 38 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 4 in. ; residence, Ho[)kinton; engaged for town of Hopkinton; arrived at
Fishkill June 19, 1778; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan
Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778.

Welsh, Joseph, Philadelphia. Descriptive list of men mustered for Continental
service, as returned by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated
Boston, Sept. 25, 1780; Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
8 in.; complexion, brown; occupation, gentleman soldier; residence, Phila-
delphia ; mustered by Ensign Phelon.

Welsh, Joseph, Richmond. Lieutenant, Capt. David Rosseter's co. of Minute-
men, Col. John Patterson's regt., which marched April 23, 1775, in response to
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 weeks 1 day ; reported enlisted into the
army May 8, 1775.

Welsh, Joseph. List of men belonging to Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. who
were discharged; Capt. Chaimberlain's co. ; said Welsh discharged Nov. 3,
1776.

Welsh, Joseph. Report made by a committee of the House of Representatives,
dated March 17, 1780, showing officers employed in certain departments, tlieir
wages and ration allowances ; said Wells served as ovenseer and clerk of stables.

Welsh, Lemuel, Royalston (also given North Yarmoutli) . Private, Capt. A. Wil-
liams's CO., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. : Continental Army pay accounts for
.service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. .31, 1780; residence, Nortli Yarmoutli (also
given Royalston) ; also, Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Edward Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; return dated Camp Valley Forge, Feb. 5, 1778; residence, Roy-
alston ; engaged for town of Royalston; mustered by Maj. Inslow, Coimty
Muster Master.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 859

Welsh, Matthias. Private, Capt. "William Hudson Ballard's co.. Col. Whit-
comb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1770; enlisted
Jan. 1, 1770; reported re-enlisted Nov. 13, 1776, in Capt. Drew's co.. Col.
Poor's regt.

Wklsh, ^Iorris. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 1:3, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported received
State boimty; also, Matross, Capt. Thomas Seward's co.. Col. John Crane's
regt. : Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 1, 1777, to Aug.
1, 1777; reported as belonging to Massachusetts; also reported died Aug. 1,
1777.

Welsh, Patrick, Plymouth. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. for
the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Cotton's
CO., Col. Cotton's regt. : age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ;
residence, Pljinouth ; arrived at Fishkill June 28, 1778 ; also, list of men re-
turned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. J. Glover,
at Fort Arnold, July 8, 1778.

Welsh, Paul. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbord's co. ; enlisted Jan. 22, 1776; ser-
vice to Aug. 31, 1776, 7 mos. 10 days; company stationed at Kittery Point and
Old York for defence of seacoast.

Welsh, Peter, Dublin. Sergeant, Capt. Asa Prince's co., Col. Mansfield's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 days;
also, Cajit. Prince's co., 19th regt. commanded by Col. Israel Hutchinson;
order for money in lieu of bounty coat ; memorandum on reverse of order states
that money was paid to Capt. Prince Dec. 21 [1775] ; also, Sergeant, Capt.
Putnam's (3d) co. ; copy of a list of officers of the 27th regt. [year not given] ;
also. Lieutenant, Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; Continental Anny pay accounts
for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, 2d Lieutenant, same regt. ;
return of officers for clothing; receipt for said clothing, dated Boston, June
17, 1778; also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, Nov.
24, 1778; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. Putnam's (4th)
regt.; return for State gratuity raised by lotterj-, approved April 22, 1779;
also, 2d Ensign, with rank of 2d Lieutenant ; return of officers belonging
to Col. Putnam's (oth) regt., made by Ezra Newhall, Lieutenant Colonel
Commandant.

Welsh, Richard, Dunstable. Capt. Ebenezer Bancroft's co., Col. Bridge's (27th)
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Welsh and others, dated Camp
before Boston, July 24, 1775; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, account
dated Dec. 11, 1775, of articles lost in battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775;
amoimts for losses allowed in House of Representatives Jime 24, 1776 [name
crossed out on account] ; also. Lieutenant, Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Aug. 28, 1780;
reported dismissed from the service ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Pet-
tingill's CO., Col. Wesson's regt. ; company return [year not given] ; residence,
Dunstable; also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, attested at Boston,
Oct. 19, 1778; also, same regt. ; return of oflSicers, dated West Point, Sept. 12,
1779; also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, Sept. 25,
1779.

Welsh, Roswell. Receipt dated Springfield, Aug. 20, 1782. .signed by Seth Ban-
ister, Captain, 4th Mass. regt.. Muster Master, stating that he had received,
said Welsh of Capt. Israel Washburn, Chairman of a class of the town of
Rajniham, to serve in the Continental Anny for the term of 3 years : also. Pri-
vate, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from Aug. 15, 1782, 4 mos.
16 days.



860 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Welsh, Samuel, Old York. Private, Capt. Samuel Darby's co.. Col. James Scam-
mon's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3
mos. 6 days.

Welsh, Samuel, Royalston. Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Edward Wiggles-
worth's regt.; return dated Camp Valley Forge, Feb. 5, 1778; residence,
Royalston ; engaged for town of Koyalstou ; mustered by Maj. Inslow, County
Muster ;Master.

Welsh, Samuel. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) battalion;
reported received State bounty; also, Matross, Capt. Donnell's co., Col. John
Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 2, 1777, to Dec. 20, 1777 ; reported deserted.

Welsh, Samuel. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. of guards; enlisted Oct.
6, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 26 days; company detached from
militia for service at and about Boston ; also, same co. ; enlisted Nov. 1, 1780;
service, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia in accordance with request of
Gen. Heath for service at and about Boston guarding Continental stores; roll
endorsed "Maj'r Heath Detach't;" also, same co. ; enli.sted Feb. 1, 1781;
discharged March 1(5, 1781; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at and about Boston guard-
ing Continental stores at request of Gen. Heath.

Welsh, Silas, Bolton. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. John Whit-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April li), 1775, to Cambridge;
service, 8 days ; reported enlisted into the army.

Welsh, Thomas. Return of vacancies in the 19th regt. commanded by Lieut. Col.
Israel Hutcliinson, dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 31, 1775; said Welch



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