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(7th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, sworn to at West Point; enlisted Jan.
16, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at the Lines ; also, muster
roll for June, 1781 ; reported on command at West Point.

Vilas, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Ilamant's co., Col. Samuel Denny's (2d)
regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11
days, at Claverack, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment raised
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Vilas, Noah. Receipt dated Grafton, April 9, 1781, for bounty paid said Vilas by
a committee of the town of Grafton to serve in the Continental Army for the
temi of 3 years; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve
in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by
Seth Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Warren's co.. Col. Cushing's regt.;
age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in.; complexion, dark; occupation, farmer; en-
gaged Jan. 16, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

ViLES, . [This name also appears under the form of Vilas, Vilos, Vils.]

Viles, Joel, Lexington. Sergeant, in a detachment from Lexington militia co.

commanded by Capt. John Parker : service, 5 days ; detachment reported on

command at Cambridge from ]May 6 to INIay 10, 1775, by order of Committee

of Safety.
Viles, Joel, Lexington. Corporal, in a detachment from Lexington militia co.

commanded by Capt. John Parker ; service, 2 days ; detachment reported on

command at Cambridge from Jmie 17 to June 18, 1775, by order of Committee

of Safety.
Viles, Joel. Private, Capt. John Bridge's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; service

between ISIarch 4, and IVLarch 8, 1776, 3 days; company stationed at Roxhury.

Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 329

ViLES, John, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abijah Child's co., Col. Thomas Gardner's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 91 days ;
stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; also, Capt. Child's co., Lieut. Col. AVilliam Bond's (late
Col. Gardner's) 37th regt. ; muster roll dated Camp Prospect Hill, Sept. 9,
1775; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, receipt
given to Capt. Child, dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 25, 1775, signed by said Viles
and others, for money due in lieu of boimty coats ; also. Private, Capt. Abraham
Peirce's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards ; joLued Jan. 12, 1778 ; service
to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at Cambridge.

Viles, Noah. Private, Capt. Joseph "Warrin's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; dis-
charged Aug. 2(), 1777 ; service, 5 days, under Lieut. Col. Wheelock in Northern
department ; company marched to Bennington on an alarm ; roll certified in
"Worcester Co.; also, Capt. "William Howe's co., Col. John Rand's regt.; en-
tered service July 10, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 9 days,
including 9^ days (185 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months.

ViLEY, John. Private, Capt. John "Walton's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of
guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 22 days, at Cambridge
guarding troops of convention.

Villa, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Barnard's co. of militia. Col. Thomas Gard-
ner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days.
Roll endorsed " "Watertown."

ViLLARD, Jean Baptiste. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental ser-
vice, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Ipswich ; engaged
Aug. 20, 1781; term, 3 years. [See Jean Baptiste "Willard.]

ViLLARS, Joseph, Boston. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30,
1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jack-
son's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's
regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank. Private; resi-
dence, Boston ; enlisted June 9, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; said Villars appears
among men belonging to Col. Henry Jackson's regt. who had been discharged
from the rolls prior to above arrangement ; reported deserted July -, 1778.

"\^iLLARS, Noah, Grafton. Private, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John
Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for April, 1781, dated "West Point; enlisted
Jan. 16, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, muster rolls for July and Aug., 1781;
reported on command at "West Point; also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated
"West Point; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Lincoln's co.,
Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 (also given 5 ft. 3) in. ;
complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, laborer (also given farmer) ; birth-
place, Grafton ; residence, Grafton ; enlisted for town of Grafton ; enlisted
Jan. 23, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also. Private, 3d co. ; entry dated Oct. 28,
1783, of an order for wages for May-Sept, [year not given], appearing in a
register of orders accepted on accoimt of wages, etc.

Villas, Noah. Private, Capt. Rufus Lmcoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th)
regt. ; muster rolls for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1781 ; enlisted Jan. 16, 1781 ; en-
listment, 3 years; also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, sworn to at "West
Point.

ViLLiARS, Joseph. Private, Capt. Thomas Cartwright's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's
regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778.

ViLLiERS, . [This name also appears under the form of Vilars, Vilas, Villars,

Villas, Villiars, "Williars.]



330 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

ViLLiERs, Joseph (also given Joshua). Private, Capt. Thomas Cartwright's cc.
Col. Henrj' Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for June, July, and Aug., 1778.

ViLO, "William. Col. David Henley's regt. ; return of recruits for knapsacks, dated
Boston, Feb. 16, 1778 ; reported under marching orders.

ViLOS, Joseph. Private, Capt. March Chase's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ;
marched Sept. 26, 1777 ; service to Oct. 26, 1777, 30 days, including travel (285
miles) to and from camp ; company marched from Sutton to Saratoga to rein-
force Northern army.

ViLS, John, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's ("Waltham) co. of militia,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Lexington ; ser-
vice, 2 days; company called out by Col. Thomas Gardner and served as guards
imtil Saturday, the fourth day after the fight at Concord.

ViLS, Jonas, "Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's ("Waltham) co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Lexing-
ton ; service, 3 days ; company called out by Col. Thomas Gardner and served
as guards until Saturday, the fourth day after the fight at Concord.

ViLS, Nathan, "Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's ("Waltham) co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Lexing-
ton ; service, 3 days ; company called out by Col. Thomas Gardner and served
as guards until Saturday, the fourth day after the fight at Concord.

ViNAL, . [This name also appears under the form of "S'inall, Vinel, Vinell.]

ViNAL, Benjamin, Scituate. Private, Capt. Ensign Otis'sco., called " Royal Ameri-
cans of the town of Scituate," which marched probably on the alarm of April
19, 1775; service, 3 days, imder direction of field oflicers of 2d Plymouth Co.
regt.

"ViNAL, Ben.jamin, Scituate. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel "Winslow's co.. Gen. John
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service,
3 mos. 6 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bomity
coat dated Koxbury Camp, Dec. 18, 1775, and endorsed " Colo Baylies Reg't."

ViNAL, Benjamin, Scituate. List of men mustered between April 9, and April 24,
1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Marshall's regt. ;
age, 31 yrs. ; residence, Scituate ; enlisted by Capt. Winslow ; enlistment, 3
years (also given during war) ; also. Private, 5th co., Col. Thomas Marshall's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 16, 1777, to Aug.
21, 1777 ; residence, Scituate ; reported died Aug. 21, 1777 ; also, Capt. Nathaniel
"Win.slow's CO., Col. Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlist-
ment, Feb. 16, 1777, to April 8, 1777 ; credited with 52 days allowance ; also,
Capt. Jacob "Wales's (1st) co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; return of men who were
in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc ; reported died Aug. 21, 1777.

YiNAL, " Calogus," Scituate. Private, Capt. "William Turner's (3d Scituate) co.
of militia. Col. Anthony Thomas's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 4 days.

Vinal, Francis. Private, Capt. Philip M. Ulmer's co.. Col. Samuel ISIcCobb's
regt. ; service from July 8, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot
expedition; also, Capt. Archibald McAllstcr's co., Lieut. Col. Prime's regt.;
entered service April 21, 1780; discharged Dec. 21, 1780; service, 8 mos. 1 day,
under Brig. Gen. "Wadsworth at the Eastward ; roll certified at Headquarters,
Thomaston.

Vinal, Israel. Capt. Nathan Smith's co.. Col. Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted July -,
1778 ; service, 6 mos. 8 days [ ? ], at Rhode Island ; also. Private, same co. and
regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778; service, 1 mo.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 331

ViNAL, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.), Scituate. Private, Capt. Ensign Otis's
CO., called " Royal Americans of the town of Scituate," which marched proba-
bly on the alann of Ajji-il 19, 1775; service, 3 days, under direction of Held
officers of 2d Plymouth Co. regt. ; also, Capt. Winslows co.. Col. Josiah Whit-
ney's regt. ; service from May 1, 1770, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776 ;
also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 2 days, includ-
ing travel (.35 miles) home; also, Capt. Hayward Peirce'sco., Col. John Cush-
ing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 11 days; company ordered to march to
Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776; also, list of men mustered between
March 5, and March 22, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth
Co., Col. Marshall's regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ; residence, Scituate; enlisted by Capt.
Winslow; enlistment, 3 years; also, Private, 5th co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; also, Capt. Winslow's co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed
from date of enlistment, Feb. 1, 1777, to April 4, 1777; credited with 63 days
allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 11 days travel on march to Bennington ;
also, Capt. Jacob Wales's (1st) co.. Col. Marshall's (10th) regt. ; return of
men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been
absent subsequently except on furlough, etc. ; also, same co. and regt. ; account
of clothing delivered for the year 1778 ; reported transferred to His Excellency's
guard Feb. 1, 1778; also. Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan.
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; term, during war; reported with Gen. Washington's
guards; also, list of men belonging to the Mass. Line to whom wages and
depreciation were allowed by the Commonwealth, notwithstanding the claim
made in the army account office that said men had either not been mustered
or were omitted from pay rolls; 11th Mass. regt. ; reported omitted in April,
1778.

YiNAL, Joseph. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co., Col. Simeon Gary's regt. ;
service from time of enlistment to date of marching to Roxbury, Feb. 12, 1776,
7 days.

ViNAL, Robert. Private, Capt. Hayward Peirce's co.. Col. John Cushing's (2d
Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days; company ordered to march to Bristol,
R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776 ; roll dated Scituate ; also, Capt. John Turner's
CO., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards; joined Jan. 7, 1778; service to
April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 26 days, at Cambridge.

ViNAL, Stephen, Scituate. Private, Capt. Ensign Otis's co., called " Royal Ameri-
cans of the town of Scituate," which marched probably on the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 3 days, under direction of field officers of 2d Plymouth Co.
regt. ; also, Capt. William Turner's co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; pay abstract
for mileage to and from camp, dated Jan. 9, 1776 ; mileage for 56 miles allowed
said Yinal; company joined Col. Bailey's regt. Dec 10, 1775; also, Capt.
Nathaniel Winslow's CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; receipt for advance pay
for 1 month, travel allowance from home to Boston, etc., signed by said Vmal
and others, dated Point Shii-ley, Jiine 13, 1776; also, petition dated Camp at
Hull, Sept. 16, 1776, signed by said Tinal and others belonging to battalion
stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages ; also, Capt. Wins-
low's CO., Col. Whitney's regt. ; service from May 1, 1776, 4 days preceduig
marcli, to Nov. 1, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 2 days, including travel (.35 miles) home : also, Capt. Hayward
Peirce's co.. Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt. ; marched Dec. 10, 1776 ; service, 3 mos.
2 days ; company raised in Scituate and Hanover to serve at Bristol, R. I.

ViNAL, William. Lieutenant, Capt. Ensign Otis's co., called " Royal Americans
of the town of Scituate," which marched probably on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 3 days, under direction of field officers of 2d Pljanouth Co. regt.



332 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

YiNAL, WrLLiAM. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co., Col. John Cushing's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 23, 177G ; service, 58 days ; company marched to Rhode Island.
Roll dated Newport.

YiNAL, William. Corporal, Capt. Williams Barker's co., Col. John Cushing's (2d
Plymouth Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 10, 1776; service, 15 days; regiment
ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm. Roll dated Scituate.

YiNAL, William. Private, Capt. Hayward Peirce's co., Col. Tbeopliilus Cotton's
regt. ; drafted Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. G days ;
company drafted from Scituate and Hanover and ordered to march to Tiverton,
R. I., on a secret expedition.

Yinal, Willlam. Hospital Mate ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
April 8, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also, Hospital Mate, in Medical department ;
statement of Continental balances; halance certified Feb. 4, 1784; reported
deceased.

Yixall, Benjamin, Scituate. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt., as returned agreeable to
order of Council of Nov. 7, 1777 ; residence, Scituate ; engaged for town of
Scituate; joined Capt. Winslow's co.. Col. Marshal's regt. ; term, 3 years.

YiNALL, " Calogus" (also given "Cloquas"). Descriptive list of men raised in
Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve in the Continental Army; age, 35 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Scituate; delivered to
Ensign E. White; also, Capt. Turner's co., 14th Mass. regt.; entered service
Aug. 4, 1779; discharged May 4, 1780; term, 9 months.

YiNALL, Israel, Capt. Abram Washbiu-n'sco., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. ; entered
service Aug. 14, 1778; discharged Dec. 21, 1778; .service, 4 mos. 8 days, at and
about Boston ; term, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

YiNALL, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.) , Scituate. Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's
CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; receipt for advance pay for 1 month, travel
allowance from home to Boston, etc., signed by said Vinall and others, dated
Point Shirley, Juno 13, 1776 ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776,
signed by said Yinall and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking
for increase and payment of wages ; also, list of men raised to serve in the
Continental Army from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt., as re-
turned agreeable to order of Council of Nov. 7, 1777 ; residence, Scituate ;
engaged for town of Scituate; joined Capt. Winslow's co.. Col. Marshal's
regt. ; term, 3 years.

YiNALL, William. Surgeon's Mate, Col. Gardner's regt. ; list of surgeons and
surgeons' mates examined and approved by a committee of Congress, at Water-
town, July 5, 1775.

YiNCANT, Ls^vAC. Private, Capt. Eli.sha Nye's co. ; service from Sept. 1, 1776, to
Nov. 21, 1776, 2 mos. 21 days; company stationed at Elizabeth Islands for de-
fence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.

YiNCANT, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Elisha Nye's co. ; service from Sept. 1, 1776,
to Nov. 21, 1776, 2 mos. 21 days; company stationed at Elizabeth Islands for
defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.

YiNCE, Moses. Private, Capt. John Boyd's co., Col. John Dagget's regt. ; entered
service Aug. 24, 1778; discharged Sept. 3, 1778; service, 11 days, at Rhode
Island. '

ViNCELL, Henry. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780,
returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex
Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield, Aug. 6, 1780; engaged



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 333

ViNCELL, Henry, continued.

for town of Holliston ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental Army 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
6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 6, 1780; age, 49 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ;
complexion, light ; engaged for town of Holliston ; marched to camp July 5,
1780, under command of Lieut. Taylor, of 2d Mass. regt.

ViNCEN, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Elislia Nye's co. ; entered service Jan. 25,
1776 ; service, 9 days ; company stationed at Elizabeth Islands. Roll sworn to
at Barnstable.

Vincent, . [This name also appears under the form of Vincant, Vincen, Vin-

oiet, Vinsent, Vinson.]

Vincent, David. Private, in a company commanded by Capt. Job Crocker, of
Eastham, Col. Nathan Si>arhawk's regt. ; entered service July 1, 1777 ; dis-
charged Dec. 12, 1777 ; service, 5 mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island and sundry
places in Massachusetts, including 4 days (84 miles) travel home ; company
raised to serve for 6 months from July 1, 1777, unless sooner discharged.

Vincent, Isaac. Capt. Micah Chapman's co.. Col. Freeman's regt.; service, 5
days, on an alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth Sept. 6, 1778; also, Private,
same co. and regt. ; service, 2 days, i^robably in Nov., 1778, guarding prisoners
belonging to [British] ship " Somerset" cast ashore on the Cape; roll sworn
to Jan. 12, 1779.

Vincent, John, Salem. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental i\j-my
from 1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem, Feb. 17, 1778, by Joseph Sprague,
1st military officer of said town ; residence, Salem ; engaged for town of Salem ;
term, 3 years or during war.

Vincent, John. Private, Capt. Elisha Nye's co. ; entered service April 5, 1776;
service to June 1, 1776, 1 mo. 26 days ; company stationed at Elizabeth Islands
for defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.

Vincent, Joseph. Capt. Micah Chapman's co., Col. Freeman's regt.; service, 3
days, on an alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth Sept. 6, 1778; also, Private,
same co. and regt. ; service, 2 days, probably in Nov., 1778, guarding prisoners
belonging to [British] ship "Somerset" cast ashore on the Cape; roll sworn
to Jan. 12, 1779.

Vincent, Joshua. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's
regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; enlisted Jan.
11, 1776.

Vincent, Joshua. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Rice's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's (3d)
regt.; enlisted Oct. 28, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 1 day,
at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home.

Vincent, Thomas. Lieutenant, Capt. Abner Crane's co.. Col. Jacobs's regt. ; li.st
of officers of the two regiments raised for defence of New England states and
commanded by Col. Jacobs and Col. "Wade, year not given. [See Thomas
Vinson.]

Vinciet, Joshua. Private, Capt. Thomas Hamilton's co. ; enlisted July 17, 1775 ;
service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. ; company stationed in Barnstable Co. for
defence of seacoast.

ViNCiL, Henry. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9,
1779, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Lieut. Reuben
Lilley, at Springfield, Aug. 15, 1779; Capt. Chamblin's co., Col. Perry's regt. ;



334 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

ViNCiL, Henry, contimted.

age, 48 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, liglit; engaged for town of
Holliston.

Vinegar, "Hemis." Capt. Oliver Belding's co.. Col. John Brown's regt. ; entered
service Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 24 days, at the North-
ward. Roll sworn to in Berkshire Co.

ViNEGER, Garret. List of 9 months men ; entered service July 10, 1779 ; dis-
charged April 10, 1780. [See Garret Winegar.]

ViXEiNG, Israel, Abington. Private, Capt. Isaac Thayer's [Independent] co.
imder command of Col. Thomas Marshall; enlisted June 17, 177(); service to
Jan. 1, 1777, 6 mos. 14 days.

ViXEixG, John, "Weymouth or Braintree (probably) . Private, Capt. Jacob Goold's
CO. of Minute-men, Col. Benjamin Linclon's (Lincoln's) regt., which assembled
April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days.

ViNEiNG, Richard, Loudon. Corporal, Lieut. Nathaniel Wood's co., which marched
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 weeks,
6 days ; reported returned home.

ViXEL, Francis. 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.

VixELL, Stephex. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax
to Boston, Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by
Bat. Fox, Commissary; reported a Seaman.

Vixen, John. Private, Capt. Pelatiah Eddy's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. com-
manded by Lieut. Col. James "Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bristol Co.)
brigade; service, 8 days; comjiany marched from Taunton to Tiverton, R. I.,
on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780.

Vixen, Josiah. Private, Capt. Pelatiah Eddy's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt.
commanded by Lieut. Col. James "Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bristol Co.)
brigade; service, 6 days; company marched from Taimton to Tiverton, R. I.,
on tlie alarm of Aug. 1, 1780.

ViNER, John, Rutland. Private, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co.. Col. Luke Druiy's
regt. ; entered service Aug. 9, 1781; marched Aug. 13, 1781; arrived at camj)
Aug. 22, 1781 ; discharged 'Sov. 21, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 23 days, including 10
days (200 miles) travel home; residence, Rutland; engaged for town of Rut-
land ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll dated "West Point.

ViNER, John. Private, Capt. Preserved Leonard's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
.shire Co.) regt.; enlLsted July 28, 1779; discharged Sept. 2, 1779; service, 1
mo. 10 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (72 miles) travel home.

ViNER, John. Receipt dated Worcester, May 28, 1782, for boimty paid said Viner
by Capt. Thomas Reed, Chairman of Class No. 5 of the town of Rutland, to
sers'e in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

ViNGiLDER, David. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to .seiwe in the
Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth
Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Livingstone's co., (late) Col. Denny's regt. ;
age, 20 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; occupation, farmer; en-
gaged for town of Leicester; engaged March 20, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

ViNGiLDR, Nicholas. Receipt dated Egremont, March 6, 1781, for boimties paid
said Vingildr and others by the Chairmen of the several classes of tlie town of
Egremont to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable
to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 335

ViNiM, 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.

Viking, . [This name also appears under the form of Vinelng, Vinen, Vinim,

Vinning, Wining.]

ViNiXG, Ben.iamin, Weymouth or Braintree (probably) . Private, Capt. Jacob
Goold's CO. of Minute-men, Col. Benjamin Linclon's (Lincoln's) regt., which
assembled April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; also, account rendered by Selectmen
of Weymouth for ammunition delivered said Vming and other Minute-men
under Capt. Gold (Goold) who marched to Roxbury April 19, 1775.

ViNiNG, Benjamin, Jr. Private, Capt. Thomas Nash's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's
regt. ; service, 10 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776. Ptoll sworn to at Wej'-
mouth.

ViNiNG, David, Abington. Private, Capt. William Reed's co.. Col. John Bailey's



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