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Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
March 9, 1778, to Nov. 18, 1779; residence, Albany; reported deserted Nov. 18,
1779; also, same co. and regt. ; return for gratuity, dated Greenwich, Nov. 10,
1779 ; reported enlisted March 9, 1778.

Van Ranst, Barnet B. Sailmaker and Tentmaker; return for rations allowed in
Quartermaster General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781.

Van Ranst, Peter. Superintendent of Sailmakers and Tentmakers ; return for
rations allowed in Quartermaster General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct.
14, 1781.

Van Ranst, Peter, Jr. Sailmaker and Tentmaker ; return for rations allowed in
Quartermaster General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781.

Van Renselaer, [Jeremiah]. Ensign, Col. Goose Van Schaick's (1st New York)
regt. ; returns of effectives between March 22, 1781, and May 24, 1781, dated
West Point ; reported on command at Albany acting as Paymaster ; also, same
regt. ; retiun of effectives, dated West Point, June 1, 1781 ; reported on com-
mand at Albany.



288 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Van Rensselaer, . [This name also appears under the form of Van Renselaer.]

Van Rensselaer, Jeremiah. Ensign, Capt. John H. Wendell's co., Col. Goose
Van Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and March,
1781, dated West Point; appointed IMay 28, 1778; reported on command at
Albany; ulso, (late) Capt. Wendell's co.. Col. Van Schaick's regt. ; muster roll
.for April, 1781, dated West Pomt; reported on command at Albany; also,
return of effectives, dated West Point, May 11, 1781 ; reported on command
at Albany acting as Paymaster.

Van Schaick, Goose. Colonel, 1st New York regt. ; returns of effectives, dated
West Point, March 16, March 22, and March 29, 1781 ; also, muster roll of field,
staff, and commissioned officers for Jan., Feb., and March, 1781 ; ai)p()inted Jime
28, 1775 ; reported as commanding 3d Mass. brigade ; also, muster roll of field,
staff, and commissioned officers for April, 1781, dated West Point ; reported
as commanding 3d Mass. brigade ; also, return of effectives, dated West Point,
May 1, 1781 ; also, return of effectives, dated West Point, iSIay 24, 1781 ; reported
on leave of absence at Albany; also. Colonel, 1st New York regt., od Mass.
brigade commanded by Maj. John Graham ; inspection return, dated May 25,
1781 ; also, return of effectives, dated West Point, June 1, 1781 ; reported on
furlougli at Albany by leave of Gen. Patter.sou.

Van Sickels, . [This name appears under the form of Sickells, Vandsickles.]

Van Sickels, Ferdinand. Gimner, Lieut. William Price's detachment from 3d
Artillery regt. ; muster roll for May and Jime, 1782 ; enlistment, during war.
[See Ferdinand V. Sickells.]

Vansley, Justus. Return of 3 and 6 months men raised in Hampshire Co. from
(late) Col. ]SIoseIey's regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Danderson (Danielson) , dated
Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 1780; said Vansley returned as among men belonging
to Capt. Mosele's, Capt. Kellog's, and Lieut. Salt's [ ? ] cos. ; engaged for town
of Westfield ; term, 3 months.

Vanslovt, Justus. Private, Capt. Levi Ely's co.. Col. John Brown's regt. ; entered
service July 20, 1780; discharged Oct. 22, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, in-
cluding 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months.

Van Slyck, Martin. Private, Capt. Charles Parsons's co., Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and INIarch, 1781,
dated West Point; enlistment, during war; reported deserted March 28, 1781.

Van Steenbergh, Abraham. 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, 29 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft.; complexion, brown; hair, brown; eyes,
brown; occupation, carpenter; birthplace, Kingston; enli.sted July 29, 1776;
marched Aug. 3, 1776; regiment reported as serving as part of Continental
Army and stationed near King's Bridge.

Van Steenbergh, Benjamin. 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, 17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10^ in.; complexion, fair; hair, light;
eyes, brown ; occupation, yeoman ; birthplace, Kingston ; enlisted July 30,
1776 ; marched Aug. 3, 1776 ; regiment reported as serving as part of Continen-
tal Army and stationed near King's Bridge.

Van Swearingham, . List of officers taken prisoners by Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne

to be exchanged for British pri.soners taken by ISlaj. Gen. Gates, dated Albany,
Oct. 24, 1777; said Van Swearingham, Captain, to be exchanged for Capt.
Eraser, of the 34th regt.

Van Tasle, Frederick, " Grants." Capt. Abraham Watson's co.. Col. John
Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return [year not given] ; reported deserted.



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Van Tassel, . [This name appears under the form of Van Tasle.]

Vanterpolk, Daniel, Ba,mstable. Return of men raised to serve in the Contmen-
tal Army, as returned by the Selectmen and Committee of Barnstable, dated
May 10, 1778; residence, Barnstable; engaged for town of Barnstable; joined
Capt. John Russell's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; term to expire Jan. -, 1780.

Vanterpool, Daniel. List of men mustered by Joseph Otis, Muster Master for
Barnstable Co., dated Barnstable, Feb. 18, 1777; Capt. John Russell's co.. Col.
Gamali(!l Bradford's regt. ; engaged for town of Barnstable ; mustered Feb.
10, 1777 ; term, 3 years.

Vanterpoole, David. Private, Capt. Micah Hamblin's co. ; enlisted July 7, 1775;
service to Xov. 1, 1775, in defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.

Vanveen, "Gariett." Seaman, frigate "Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel
Tucker; engaged Feb. 16, 1779. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month.

Van Vleet, Abraham. Corporal, Capt. James Gregg's co.. Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated "West
Point; enHsted Nov. 18, 1778; enlistment, 3 years; reported on command at
Tappan in April, 1781.

Van Vorst, . [This name also appears under the form of Van Vost.]

Van Vorst, Christian. Private, Capt. John H. Wendell's co.. Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt.; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and March, 1781,
dated West Point; also, (late) Capt. Wendell's co.. Col. Van Schaick's regt. ;
muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during war.

Van Vorst, John. Private, Capt. Leonard Bleeker's (Light Infantry) co., Col.
Goose Van Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated
West Point ; enlistment, during war ; reported on command at Peekskill.

Van Vost, John. Private, Capt. Leonard Bleeker's (Light Infantry) co.. Col.
Goose Van Schaick's (1st New York) regt.; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and
March, 1781, dated West Point ; enlistment, dm-ing war.

Van Weort, [Henry]. Lieutenant and Quarter Master, Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; return of effectives, dated West Point, June 1, 1781 ;
reported on furlough at Albany by leave of Gen. Paterson.

Van Woert, . [This name also appears under the form of Van Weort.]

Van Woert, . Ensign, Col. Goose Van Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; return

of effectives, dated West Poiut, May 24, 1781 ; reported on leave of absence at
Albanj'.

Van Woert, Henry. Lieutenant and Quarter Master, Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for
Jan., Feb., and March, 1781 ; appointed May 16, 1780 ; also, muster roll of field,
staff, and commissioned officers for April, 1781, dated West Point ; also, return
of effectives, dated West Point, May 1, 1781 ; reported acting as Quarter
^Master; also. Quarter Master, Col. Van Schaick's regt.; return of effectives,
dated May 21, 1781 ; also. Lieutenant, same regt. ; return of effectives, dated
West Point, May 24, 1781 ; reported acting as Quarter Master.

Van Wright, Thojias. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Rowley; engaged
ISIarch 2, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Van Zandt, Tobias. Procurer of Firewood ; return for rations allowed in Quarter-
master General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781.



290 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Varder, . [This name also appears under the form of Vardier, Vardor, Vardy,

Verder, Vorder.]

Tarder, Samuel, Medford. Private, (late) Capt. Child's co., Col. Greaton's regt. ;
Continental Anny pay accounts for service from Jan. 27, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779;
also, Capt. Abijah Child's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return [year
not given]; residence, Medford; enlisted for town of Medford; mustered by
County Muster Master Barber ; also, Private, in a company commanded by
Lieut. Thomas Prichard, Col. Greaton's regt. ; certificate dated Boston, Feb.
6, 1779, signed by Brig. Gen. John Nixon, certifying that said Varder and
others Avere in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and had not been absent subse-
quently except on furlough.

Vardier, . [This name also appears mider the form of Yerdier.]

Vardier, Jean. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
Capt. James Allen, Jr.'s co., Col. Edward Mitchell's (3d Plymouth Co.) regt.,
dated Bridgewater, Feb. 21, 1778 ; engaged for town of Bridgewater ; joined
Capt. David Allen's co.. Col. Craine's (Crane's) regt. ; term, 3 years; reported
a transient.

Vardier, Samuel. Enlistment agreement dated 1776, signed by said Vardier and
others, engaging themselves to serve in the Continental Army for the term of
3 years, imless sooner discharged.

Vardor, Samuel, Charlestown. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Ijenjamin Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt. [j'ear not given] ;
residence, Charlestown ; engaged for town of Medfield ; joined Capt. Childs's
CO., Col. Greaton's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Vardt, Samuel. Private, Major's co., Col. Greaton's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 27, 1780.

Vargan, Abijah. Capt. Thompson's co., 4tli regt. ; list of men who returned
equipments used in campaign of 1770, dated Chatham, Feb. 1, 1777.

Varick, . [This name also appears under the form of Varrick, Verrick.]

Varick, Richard. Deputy Muster Master General; certificates signed by said
"Varick " certifying to the correctness of various muster rolls, viz., of com-
panies in Col. Edmund Phmney's regt., dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec.
8, 1776 ; of companies in Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson's detachment of Hamp-
shire Co. militia, dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777; of companies in Col. Ben-
jamin Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia, dated Ticonderoga, Feb.
24, and Feb. 25, 1777; of companies in Col. AsaWhitcomb's regt., dated Camp
at Ticonderoga, Feb. 27, 1777 ; of a muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned
oflScers of Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt., dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept. 1,
1777; and of muster rolls of Capt. Samuel Flower's co., Col. John Greaton's
regt., dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept. -, 1777, Albany, Nov. 10, 1777, and
Feb. 4, 1778.

Variel, . [This name also appears under the form of Variet, A'aricul, Varrel,

Varrell, Veriel, Verriel.]

Variel, Joseph, Dartmouth College (also given Quebec). Private, Lieut. Nathan-
iel Sartell's co.. Col. William Prescott's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775
[service not given]; also, Capt. Ephraim Corey's co.. Col. Prescott's regt.;
company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 7, 1775, and endorsed " The late Capt
Parkers " co.

Variet, Joseph, Marblehead. Sergeant, Col. Lamb's (Artillery) regt. ; Continen-
tal Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; resi-
^ dence, Marblehead; term, during war.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 291

Varieul, Joseph. Matross, Col. Lamb's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from March 17, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Sergeant; return of
officers and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. John Lamb's (2d Artillerj-)
regt., dated Park of Artillery, Jan. 10, 1781, signed by Ebenezer Stevens,
Lieutenant Colonel of said regiment; enlisted March 17, 1777, by Capt. Lieut.
Hubble.

Varn, Zebulon, Middleborough. List of men mustered between May 26, 1777, and
June 10, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; age, 32 yrs. ;
residence, Middleborough; enlisted for town of Middleborough; enlisted by
Capt. Benson ; enlistment, 3 years.

Varna, Francis. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cousens's co., (late) ^laj. Littlefield's
detachment of York Co. militia ; entered service July 6, 1779 ; discharged Aug.
24, 1779; service, 1 mo. 19 days, on Penobscot expedition.

Varnah, Benjamin, Wenham. Private, Capt. Thomas Kimball's co. of militia,
Col. John Baker's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 2 days.

Varnam, Benjamin. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for the term of 9 months
from the time of theu" arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20,

1778, returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R.
Putnam, July 20, 1778; engaged for town of Dracut; arrived at Fishkill Jime
19, 1778.

Varnam, Gershom. Private, Capt. "William Pieed's co. ; enlisted Aug. 19, 1777;
discharged Sept. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days ; company called on duty
from several townships for service at Machias by order of Col. Jonathan Buck.

Varnam, James. Return dated Newbury, Sept. 20, 1781, made by the Selectmen,
of bounties paid said Yamam and others to serve in the Continental Army for
3 years or during the war, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.

Varnam, Joseph. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plumer's co. ; service from July 6,

1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 18 days, at Penobscot ; company detached from
Col. William Jones's regt. for service under Col. Samuel McCobb on expedi-
tion against Majorbagaduce.

Varnater, John. Receipt given to Benjamm Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt.,
signed by said Yaniater and others belonging to (late) Capt. Gleason's co., for
wages for Sept., 1776. [See Jolin Yanater and John Vannarter.]

Varner, Jacob. General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 13, 1776,
taken from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Yaruer, Ensign, Col.
Waymen's (Wyman's) battalion, appointed 2d Lieutenant in room of Ensign
McAlde'r, resigned.

Varner, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Starret's detachment from Col. Mason
Wheaton's regt. ; service from June 28, 1779, to July 5, 1779, 8 days, at Cam-
den, Eastern department.

Varner, John. Private, Capt. George Ulmer's co.. Col. James Hunter's corps
raised to serve until Nov. 20, 1782, in defence of eastern Massachusetts ; en-
listed Sept. 1, 1782; discharged Nov. 20, 1782; service, 2 mos. 19 days.

Varney, . [This name also appears under the form of Varna, Yerney.]

Varney, Francis, Wells. Private, Capt. Jesse Dorman'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.



292 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Varney, James, Boston. Capt. John Popkin's co., Col. Richard Gridley's (Artil-
lerj') regt. ; receipt for advance i)ay, signed by said Varney and others, dated
"Winter Hill, July 14, 1775; also, Corporal, same co. and regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 25, 1775; service, 2 mos. 12 days; also, com-
pany return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Sept. 27, 1775 ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Jan. 2, 1776; also. Private,

Wheeler's co. of artificers ; Continental Army pay accounts for service

from April 20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; also, statement of
Continental balances ; said Varney served as Artificer under Josiah Wheeler,
Foreman; term, 3 years; balance certified Oct. 12, 1780; a7so, return signed by
Tho. Chase, D. Q. M. G. [year not given], of wagoners, artificers, etc., serving
in his department ; said Varney appears among " Carpenters and Wheelwriglits
inlisted " stationed at Boston.

Varnham, Asa. List of men raised in Essex Co. for the term of 9 months from
the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778,
returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Ma.ster, dated
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged for town of Middleton ; arrived at Fishkill
June 19, 1778.

Varnon, James, Newport, R. I. Descriptive list of men in Continental service ;
Capt. Turner's co., Lieut. Col. Jolin Brooks's (7tli) regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 5 in.; hair, wool; occupation, farmer; residence, Newport, R. I.; en-
gaged for town of Newbury; engaged July 23, 1781; term, 3 years; reported a
negro.

Varnon, Joel. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of ^Slethuen for .ser-
vice in the Continental Army during 1780; entered service July 1, 1780; dis-
charged Dec. 20, 1780; service, 6 mos. 1 day, including travel (240 miles)
home.

Varnoram, Richard. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Sept. 12, 1779; Col. Crane's regt. ; rejiorted re-
ceived State bounty.

Varnum, . [This name also appears under the form of Farmham, Farnum,

Vamani, Varnham, Varnon, Vernam, Vernom, Vernon, Vemum, Vurnham.]

Varnum, Benjamin, Dracut. Private, Capt. Jo.seph Bradley Varnuin's co.. Col.
Simeon Spaukling's regt. ; abstract of equipments for ti'ain band and alarm list,
endorsed " 1777 ; " said Varnum reported as belonging to train band ; also, re-
turns, etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; list of men belouging to said company, returned
by the Selectmen as having done more than their ratable proportion of service
in the war, based upon an average made in 1777; also, returns, etc., of 2d
Dracut co. ; list of persons who paid money to hire men to serve in the Con-
tinental Army, agreeable to resolves passed in April, 1778; said Varnum liired
by Isaac Fox and others to serve for 9 montlis ; £20 to be allowed him if paid
by the town ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. for the term
of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill; Capt. Varnmn's co..
Col. Spaukling's regt. ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; residence, Dracut ; en-
gaged for town of Dracut; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778; also. Private,
Capt. Benjamin Wallcut's co.. Col. Tlunnas Marshall's regt. ; muster roll for
Jan., 1779, dated West Point; enlisted June 19, 1778; enlistment, 9 months;
reported detached; aZso, same co. and regt-; muster roll forMarcli, 1779, dated
West Point ; reported returned from captivity and was discharged April 1, 1779.

Varnum, Bradley, Dracut. Private, Capt. Peter Cobum's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
fi days; also, Capt. Joseph Bradley Vamum's (Dracut) co. of volunteers, Col.
Jonathan Reed's regt.; enlisted Sept. 29, 1777; marched from home Oct. 1,



IN THE A\All OF THE REVOLUTION. 293



Varnum, Bradley, contimied.

1777; discharj^ed Nov.7, 1777; service, 42 days, at Saratoga ; company iiiarclied
to reinforce Northern army.

Varntjm, Cato. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's co., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Greenwich ;
enlistment, during war.

Varnum, Chapin, Casco Bay. Private, Major's co., Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 3, 1777, to Feb. 3, 1780;
residence, Casco Bay ; term, 3 years.

Varnum, Daniel. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Vamiim's co.. Col. Simeon
Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for train band and alarm list, en-
dorsed " 1777; " said Varnum reported as belonging to train band.

Varnum, Ebenezer, Dracut. Lieutenant, Capt. Peter Cobum's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Bridge's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 177.5; service,
7 days ; also, Ensign, Capt. Cobum's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; list of
officers to be commissioned ; ordered in Provincial Congress, at "Watertown,
May 27, 1775, that said officers be commissioned: receipt for above commis-
sions dated "Watertown, ^lay 27, 1775; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Cobum's co.,
Col. Bridge's regt. ; company return dated Sept. 26, 1775 ; also, company re-
ceipts for wages for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated Camp at Cambridge; also,
certificate dated Dracut, Oct. 14, 177G, signed by Capt. Peter Cobum, stating
that said Varnxmi and Josiah Foster were Lieutenants in his company. Col.
Bridge's regt., and lost articles in the battle of Bimker Hill June 17, 1775;
amounts for reimbursements of losses allowed in General Court Oct. 25, 1776;
also. Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Bradley Vamum's co.. Col. Simeon Spaulding's
regt. ; abstract of equipments for train band and alarm list, endorsed " 1777 ; "
said Varnum reported as belonging to alarm list.

Varnum, Gordon A. Private, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin
Smith's (6th) regt. ; retvim for wages for the year 1782; said Varnum reported
as having entered service April 20, 1782 ; deserted July 31 (also given Aug. 5
and Aug. 25) , 1782, and no wages were allowed him.

Varnum, James, Dracut. Private, Capt. Peter Cobum's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ;
also, Capt. Cobum's co.. Col. Bridge's regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed
by said Varnum and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jmie 23, 1775 ; also.
Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April
26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 26, 1775 ;
also, companj^ receipts for wages for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated Camp at Cam-
bridge ; also, order for bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1775 ;
also, Lieutenant, Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. Vamum's regt. ; enlisted Jan.
[1], 1776 ; service not given ; also, 1st Lieutenant, same co. ; abstract for wages
made up to April 1, 1776; also. Captain, Col. Michael Jackson's regt.; return
of officers for clothing ; receipt for said clothing, dated Boston, April 27, 1778 ;
also, same co. and regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, Nov. 20,
1778; also, Captain, 8th Mass. regt. ; ILst of settlements of rank of Continental
officers, dated Vest Point, made by a Board held for the purpose and confirmed
by Congress Sept. 6, 1779; commissioned Aug. 10 (also given Ai>ril 10), 1776;
also, certificate dated West Point, Sept. 17, 1779, signed by said Varnum, Pay-
master, certifyuig that David Day, a Sergeant in Col. Jackson's regt., had re-
ceived his wages to Sept. 1, 1779; also. Captain, Col. Jackson's (8th) regt.;
return of officers, dated "West Point, Nov. 8, 1779; reported resigned; also,
Captain and Paymaster, Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1,1780, to Oct. 6, 1780; also, conmiunication
addressed to the General Court, dated Camp at Totoway, Oct. 15, 1780, signed



294 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Varnum, jAJiiES, continued.

by Michael Jackson, Colonel, 8th Mass. regt., requestmg that warrants be issued
for the promotion of officers to fill certain vacancies in above-named regiment ;
said Varuiim, Captain, resigned Oct. 6, 1780, and place taken by Capt. Lieut.
Ebenezer Smith.

Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Certificates appended to muster rolls of Capt.
Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christojiher Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battalion, for
Jan., 1777-March, 1778, signed by said Varnum, Brigadier General, certifying
tliat said rolls were sworn to before him ; also, certificates appended to ger.eral
abstracts of Col. Israel Angell's (2d lUiode Island) battalion, for Jan.-July,
1778, signed by said Varnum, Brigadier General, certifying that he had
examined said abstracts; also, muster roll of Capt. "William Pierce's co.. Col.
John Crane's (Artillery) regt., for Nov., 1778, dated Providence and sworn to
before said Varnum, Brigadier General.

Varnum, Joel, Methuen. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson asliaving passed muster m a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

Varnum, John, Dracut. Private, Capt. Peter Cobum's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ;
also, Capt. Colburn's (Cobum's) co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; receipt for
advance ijaj% signed by said Varnum and others, dated Camp at Cambridge,
June 22, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company return
dated Sept. 26, 1775 ; also, company receipts for wages for Sept. and Oct., 1775,
dated Camp at Cambridge ; also, order for boimty coat dated Camp at Cam-



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