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Weson, "Sock," 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 imtil Saturday, the fourth day after the fight at Concord.

"Weson, Timothy. Li.sts of men appearing imder the heading "Hartwell Brook
the first Everidge;" the name of said "Weson appears under the heading
" Resolve of Sep 1779."



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 881

"Weson, Timotiit. Lists of men appearing under the heading " Ilartwell Brook
the first Everidge ; " said Weson appears among men with Capt. Abishai
Brown at Nantasket [year not given].

Weson, Timothy, Jr. List dated July 30, 1778, of men drafted from Concord town
CO. to reinforce Brig. Gen. Sullivan at llhode Island for G weeks. [Name
crossed out on list.]

"Weson, William. Private, Capt. Thomas Bumstead's co. ; list of men drafted
from Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt., agreeable to order of Council
of May 7, 1777, to guard stores under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston
for the term of 5 weeks.

"Wessan, James, Brookline. Major, Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt. ; engaged May 1,
1775 ; service, 92 days.

Wesscot, Stephen. Private, Capt. William Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt.; entered service Oct. 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 18, 1780; service, 6 days,
on an alarm at the Northward ; company marched from Windsor to Shafts-
bury Oct. 13, 1780, by order of Gen. Fellows.

Wessen, Benjamin, Templeton. Private, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co., Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's regt. ; company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Charlestown,
Oct. 6, 1775.

Wessen, Levi. Private, Capt. Edmund Brigham's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 12, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days, with
Northern army (also given at the Westward) , including 10 days (200 miles)
travel home; company marched from Grafton.

Wesson, . [This name also appears imder the form of Wasson, Waston, Weson,

Wessan, Wessen, Westen, Westeon, Wester, Western, Westin, Weston, Wes-
tone, Westson, Wisson, Wiston.]

Wesson, . List of men credited with turns of service [year not given] ; no ser-
vice credited to said Wesson ; reported a Deacon.

Wesson, Abraham, Lincoln. Receipt dated Boston, April 4, 1782, for bounty paid
said Wesson by David Fisk, Chairman of Class No. 4 of the town of Lincoln,
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list
of men in Continental service; Capt. William Mills's co., Lieut. Col. John
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 43 (also given 45) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 (also given
5 ft. 5^) in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, carpenter; birth-
place, Lincoln ; residence, Lincoln ; engaged for town of Lincoln ; enlisted
April -, 1782 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, Capt. Mills's co., Lieiit. Col. Brooks's
regt.; register of furloughs granted subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781; leave given
said Wesson by Col. Vose March 6, 1782 [3], to go from Windsor to Luicoln
for 40 days; also, list of men who deserted subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781; said
Wesson deserted April 18, 1783, from furlough.

Wesson, Abraham. Private, Capt. Simon Hunt's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ;
enlisted Nov. 6, 1777 ; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 16 [ ?] days ; reported absent
11 days ; company detached from militia and stationed at Cambridge ; also,
same co. and regt. ; service from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos., with
guards at Cambridge.

Wesson, Asa, Westminster. Private, Capt. Jcseph Morse's co.. Col. Rufus Put-
nam's 5th (also given 4th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from May 19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; return dated
Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; residence, Westminster; enlisted for to-wn of West-
minster; mustered by Col. Barber; a^so. Light Infantry co., Col. Putnam's
regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May
15, 1780.



882 aLVSSACIIUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AVesson, Asa. Private, Capt. Daniel "Whiting's co., Col. Asa "Whetcomb's regt. ;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; enlisted May 2, 177G.

AVesson, Benjamin, Templeton. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co. of militia,
Col. Nathan Spariiawk's regt., which marclied in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 18 days.

Wesson, Benjamin, Templeton. Capt. Joel Fletcher's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolit-
tle's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wesson and others, dated
Camp near Charlestown Koad, Jmie 8, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days.

Wesson, Benjamin, Templeton. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Josiah Wilder's co., 7th Worcester Co. regt. ; residence,
Templeton ; engaged for town of Templeton ; joined Capt. Mass's (Morse's)
CO., Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Thomas
Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Putnam's
regt.; mustered June 16, 1777; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Joseph
Morse's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (4th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from May 15, 1777, to Aug. 30, 1778 ; reported died Aug. 30, 1778 ;
also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778 ; mustered by Capt.
Newhall.

Wesson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co., Col. Nathan Sparro-
hawk's (Sparhawk's) regt. ; entered service Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18,
1777 ; service, 29 days, at Saratoga, including 7 days (133 miles) travel home ;
company raised for 30 days service.

Wesson, Benjamin. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's
regt.; joined Sept. 19, 1778; service, 2 mos. 29 days, at Dorchester, including
travel (5 day.s) home ; company discharged Dec. 12, 1778. Roll sworn to in
Worcester Co.

Wesson, Daniel, Lincoln. Capt. John Minot's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract
for mileage to and from Dorchester Heights and travel allowance home ; said
Wesson credited with mileage for 40 miles and travel allowance fori day;
warrant allowed in Council Nov. 30, 1776.

Wesson, Daniel. Private, Capt. John Hartwell's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster
rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1777; reported making cartridges at Boston. [See
Daniel Wilson.]

Wesson, Daniel. Private, Capt. George Minott's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 25 days, m-
cluding 11 days (220 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.
[Name appears as Daniel Weston on a duplicate roll.]

Wesson, Daniel. List of men detached from Col. Brooks's regt. to relieve guards
at Cambridge, as returned to Lieut. Col. Francis Faulkner [year not given,
probably 1778] ; reported as among men detached from Capt. Farrar's co., of
Lincoln.

Wesson, Eli.tah, New Braintree. 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.

Wesson, James, Brookline. Receipt given to Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated
Sewall's Point. Sept. 7, 1775, signed by said Wesson, for wages for service as
Major for Aug., 1775, iii 38th regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Baldwin ; also,
Major; return of casualties of the several companies in the 38th regt., made
by Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated Chelsea, Sept. -, 1775 ; said Wesson
reported sick, absent 2 days by permission of Col. Johnnot ( Johonnot) ; also,



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"Wesson, James, continued.

petition addressed to the Council, dated Watertown, Oct. 18, 1775, signed by
Loammi Baldwin, Lieutenant Colonel, and said Wesson, Major, stating that
certain officers in the 38th regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Baldwin had not
received their commissions from the Provincial Congress, and asking that the
officers in question be recommended to the Commander-in-Chief for commis-
sions; also, receipt given to Col. Baldwin, dated Cambridge, Dec. 2(5, 1775,
signed by said Wesson, for blanket money for the 26th regt. and advance pay
for recruits for the new army for the month of Jan. [177G]; also, account of
rations allowed officers of the 38th regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Baldwin
from July 1, 1775, to Dec. 31, 1775, dated Chelsea; said Wesson credited with
184 days allowance ; also, receipt given to Col. Baldwin, dated Camp at Cam-
bridge, March 20, 1776, signed by said Wesson, for wages for Jan., 1776, of the
commissioned and staff officers of the 26th regt. stationed at Fort No. 1 ; also,
receipt given to Col. Baldwin, dated New York, April 2, 1776, signed by said
Wesson, Lieutenant Colonel, for ration allowance from Jan. 1, 1776, to April
1, 1776; also, return dated Mixfield, Pa., Dec. 29, 1776, of officers and men
belonging to Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt., who marched on expedition to
Trenton, Dec. 26, 1776 ; also. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Baldwin's regt. ; pay
abstract of Capt. Thomas Mighill's co. for travel allowance, etc., on march
homeward at close of the campaign in 1776, sworn to at Rowley, April 9, 1777 ;
no travel allowed said Wesson ; also. Colonel ; Continental Army pay accoimts
for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, list of men belonging to
Brookline in service in the Continental Army [year not given] ; also, return
of officers for clothing, attested at Boston, Oct. 19, 1778; also, certificate dated
Boston, Feb. 3, 1779, signed by said Wesson, Colonel, certifying that certain
men in his regiment were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and had not been
absent subsequently except on furlough ; also. Colonel ; return of officers be-
longing to 8th Mass. regt. commanded by said Wesson, who were in camp on
or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on
furlough, etc., certified at Soldier's Fortune, March 20, 1779; also. Colonel, 9th
Mass. regt. ; list of settlements of rank of Continental officers, dated West
Point, made by a Board held for the purpose and confirmed by Congress Sept.
6, 1779; commissioned Jan. 1, 1777; also. Colonel, 9th Mass. regt.; return of
officers, dated West Point, Sept. 12, 1779; also, return of officers for clothing,
dated Boston, Sei)t. 25, 1779; also. Continental Army pay accounts for service
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported deranged; also, return of officers,
dated Orangetown, Oct. 7, 1780.

Wesson, James, Reading. Private, Capt. Samuel Tay's co., Lieut. Col. Webb's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 14, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781; service, 2 mos. 28 days,
including 11 days (224 miles) travel home; regiment raised in Suffolk and
Middlesex counties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wesson, James. Private, Capt. William Green's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt.;
entered service July 29, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Nov. 1,
1780; service, 3 mos. 8 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles)
home ; regiment raised for 3 months.

Wesson, Joel. List of men, dated Brookfield, Jmie 30, 1778, showing service
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook-
field ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5J months for each
single poll in said precinct ; said Wesson credited with 3i mos. service ; also.
Corporal, Capt. Newell's co. ; enlisted Nov. 3, 1778; discharged Nov. 18, 1778;
service, 15 days; company detached from Gen. Warner's brigade to join Col.
Gerrish's regt. of guards and escort troops of Saratoga convention from Rut-
land to Enfield, Conn.



884: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wesson, John, Concord. Private, Capt. Asahel "Wheeler's CO., Col. John Robin-
sou's rejjt. ; marched Feb. 4 [year not given, probably 1776] ; service, 1 mo. 28
days.

"Wesson, John, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. James Mcllen's co., Col. Jonathan
"Ward's regt.^ muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service,
3 mos. 14 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].

"Wesson, John, Hopkinton. Receipt given to the committee of Hopkinton, dated
July 12, 177!), signed by said Wesson and others, for bounty and mileage on
march to Providence, the place of their destination, where they were to join
the army and serve until Jan. 1, 1780, unless sooner discharged ; also, Private,
Capt. Thomas Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 12, 1779;
discharged Dec. 16, 1779; service, 5 mos. 8 days, at Rhode Island; also, same
CO. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 3 days service at Rhode
Island, including travel (65 miles) home.

Wesson, John, Luicoln. Private, Capt. William Smith's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
5 days.

Wesson, John, Shirley. List of men probably raised for Continental service [year
not given] ; residence, Shirley; credited to town of Northborough.

Wesson, John. Sergeant, Capt. Timothy Brigham's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ;
engaged July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, in-
cluding 6 days (135 mile.s) travel home ; company called out on an alarm to
assist Northern army and was discharged at Bennington.

Wesson, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Winch's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 2 mos. 26 days, in
Northern department, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home.

Wesson, John. Receipt dated Hopkinton, July 6, 1778, for bounties paid said
Wesson and others by tlie Selectmen to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 6 months; also, Capt. Jo.seph Griffith's co., Col. John Jacobs's regt.;
engaged June 27, 1778; service, 6 mos. 7 days; term to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Wesson, John. Private, Capt. Walter McFarland's co., Col. Cyprian Howe's regt. ;
enlisted July 24, 17S0; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 10 days; regi-
ment raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and
stationed at Rhode Island.

Wesson, John. Receipt dated Worcester, May 16, 1782, for bounty paid said Wes-
son by Lieut. James Parmenter, Chairman of Class No. 1 of the town of Hop-
kinton, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also. Private,
Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from May (5, 1782, 7 mos. 24 days ;
07.90, Capt. Ebcnezer Smith's (7th) co.. Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ;
muster roll for April, 1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 24 mos.
8 days;-rt7.'!o, discharge dated State of New York, Dec. 31, 1783, signed by
Maj. Gen. H. Knox, commanding the American forces on the Hudson river,
granting an honorable discharge to said Wes.son, Private, 3d Mass. regt., he
having enlisted for 3 years.

Wesson. John, Jr., Lincoln. Private, Capt. William Smith's co. of ISIinute-men,
Col. Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 20 days.

Wesson, Jonathan, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cudworth's co. of Minute-
men, Col. Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co., Col. Jonathan
Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; ser-



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 885

"Wesson, Jonathan, continued.

vice, 3 inos., 1 week, 6 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also,
order for bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp, Oct. 26, 1775.

"Wesson, Jonathan. Capt. Jolin Bacheller's co., Col. Bridge's regt. ; order for
advance pay, signed by said Wesson and others, dated Camp Cambridge, June
22, 1775.

^YESSON, Jonathan. List of men mastered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master
for ^Yo^ceste^ Co. ; Capt. Harwood's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; mustered April
10, 1777 ; term, 3 years.

"Wesson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Abraham Foster's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 18, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 24
days, near Stillwater, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company
marched to reinforce Northern army under Gen. Gates.

"Wesson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Nathan Sargeant's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's
regt. of guards ; detached July 3, 1778 ; service to July 17, 1778, 14 days ; regi-
ment stationed at "Winter Hill.

"Wesson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John "V\^alton's co. ; the words "No Duty"
appear against name, but the amount due for 4 days service is credited to him ;
Capt. Pierce reported as having received the wages of said "Wesson and three
others; company served from Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, 1778. [See Johen "Weston.]

"Wesson, Jonatha.n. List sworn to at Salem, Jan. 12, 1779, returned by the Select-
men, of men who enlisted for said town to serve under Capt. Simeon Brown
at Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1779, agreeable to resolve of June 12, 1778 ; also.
Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt. ; enlisted July
30, 1778 ; service, 5 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island ; company discharged 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 command
with carpenters on rolls dated Oct. 14, and Nov. 6, 1778.

"Wesson, Jonathan (also given John) . Private, Capt. Caleb Moulton's co., com-
manded by Lieut. Eliphalet Hastings subsequent to Oct. 11, 1778, Col. Thomas
Poor's regt. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1778 ; discharged Jan. 29, 1779 ; service,
6 mos. 9 days, at North river, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; also,
Capt. Moulton's co., Col. Poor's regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated Fort
Clinton; also, Lieut. Eliphalet Hastings's co.. Col. Poor's regt.; payroll for
Nov., 1778; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Dec, 1778, dated King's
Ferry.

"Wesson, Jonathan. Return of cartridges for Capt. Ford's co. received from Nov.
4, to Jan. 6 [year not given].

"Wesson, Jonathan, Jr., Reading. Petition addressed to the General Court, at
Boston, Dec. 30, 1776, signed bj- said "Wesson, of Reading, stating that he had
been drafted and in consequence entered the service Oct. 9, 1776, under Capt.
Samuel Belknap, of "W'oburn ; that he had been dismissed from the service
Nov. 17, 1776, an allowance of 12 days being made for travel home ; that he
had been omitted from Capt. Belknap's muster roll when it was made up,
although he was present with the company; that he had never received any
compensation for his service, and requesting that £4 8s 4d, the sum due him
for wages, mileage, etc., might be allowed him; £4 6s 8d allowed by resolve
of April 11, 1777.

"Wesson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Ashley's co. Col. Joseph "Yose's regt. ; Continen-
tal Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also,
Capt. George Smith's co.. Col. Yose's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn



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"Wesson, Joseph, continued.

to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted Feb. 28, 1777; enlistment, 3 years;
also, same co. and rcgt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1778, sworn to at Providence;
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll for Feb., 1779, sworn to in Quarters at Providence; also, (late)
Capt. George Smitli's co., Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll for Marcli and April,

1779, dated in Quartei-s Providence.

Wesson, Lambart. Col. "Wesson's regt.; statement of Continental balances;
certified May 25, 1781 ; term, during war.

Wesson, Levi. Receipt given to Capt. Edmund Brigham, dated Grafton, May 6,
1778, signed by Lieut. Pbilemon Stacey, for State pay due said Wesson and
others for service under Capt. Brigham in 1777.

Wesson, N.\than. Sergeant, Capt. John Hartwcll's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company called out at the time of fortifying Dorchester
Heights March 4, 1776; mileage allowed from Lincoln to camp and return (40
miles) .

Wesson, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Abraham Fester's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 18, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 3 mos. 12
days, near Stillwater; company marched to reinforce Northern army under
Gen. Gates.

Wesson, Reuben, Reading. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., Lieut.
Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 2, 1775; service, 2 mos. 4 days; also, pay
abstract for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Chelsea; also, company return dated
Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775; also, list of men entitled to receive bounty coats, dated
Nov. 10, 1775.

Wesson, Richard, Lincoln. Matross, Capt. Joseph Balch'sco., Col. Crafts's regt. ;
abstract for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, Oct. 22, 177(i ; also, Private,
Capt. Edmund Munro's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's (15th) regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from April 25, 1777, to Aug. 20, 1777; reported
deceased ; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 2, 1778 ; residence, Lin-
coln; enlisted for town of Lincoln; mustered by Col. Barret, County Muster
^Master, and by Col. Varrick, Continental Muster Master ; term, 3 years ; re-
ported deceased.

Wesson, Rogers. Private, Capt. John Hartwell's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster
rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1777 [see Roger Wilscm] ; also, Capt. Aaron Jewett's
CO., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt.; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29,
1777; service, 3 mos. 26 days, with Northern army, including 11 days (220
miles) travel home ; company marched to Saratoga ; roll dated Littleton ;
also, Capt. John Porter's co.. Col. Samuel Deimy's (2d) regt. ; enlLsted Oct.
19, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at Claverack, in-
cluding 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months.

Wesson, Samuel, Reading. Private, Capt. Samuel Tay's co., Lieut. Col. Webb's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 14, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days,
including 11 days (224 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Suffolk and
Middlesex counties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 mouths.

Wesson, Samuel, Shrewsburj'. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the
Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5,

1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John
Glover, at Springfield, July 6, 1780; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; com-
plexion, ruddy; engaged for town of Shrewsbury; marched to camp July (!,
1780, under command of Lieut. Taylor, of 2d Mass. regt.; also, list of men
raised for the months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having



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"Wesson, Samuel, continued.

passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll
for montlis men raised by the town of Shrewsbury for service in the Conti-
nental Army during 17X0; marched to camp July 3, 1780; discharged Dec. 15,
1780; service, 5 mos. iiO days, including travel (180 miles) home.

Wesson, Samuel, Townsend. Private, in a detachment from Townsend co. of
militia. Col. James Prescott's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in respon.se
to the alarm of April 10, 1775, to Cambridge under command of Lieut. Daniel
Sherwin; discharged April 23, 1775; service, 5 days; also, Capt. Henry Far-
well's (1st) CO., Col. William Prescott's (10th) regt. ; comjjany return [prob-
ably Oct., 1775] ; reported wounded.

Wesson, Samuel, Worcester. Private, Capt. Timothy Bigelow's co. of Minute-men
and militia. Col. Artemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, Capt. Jonas Hubbard's co.. Col. Jonathan
Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Wesson and others, dated
June -, 1775 ; also. Corporal, .same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, company return
dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; reported "on Command to Quebec."

Wesson, S.4.muel. Private, Capt. Thomas Hovey's co , Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ;
enlisted July 12, 1779; discharged Dec. 18, 1779; service, 5 mos. 12 days, at
Rhode Island.

Wesson, Samuel Private. Capt William Green's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt. ;
entered service July 29, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Nov. 1, 1780 ;
service, 3 mos. 8 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) home;
regiment raised for 3 months.

Wesson, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Mills's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.;
muster roll for June, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh ; enlisted July 28, 1781 ;
enlistment, 3 years; also, muster roll for July, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's
Ferry ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to in Camp at Peekskill ; re-



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