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on a secret expedition to Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel
home. Roll sworn to at Dedham.

Wails, John. 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.



388 aiASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AVAILS, John. Keceipt dated July 21, 1783, signed by Benjamin Page, for wages
due said "Wails for service to May 10, 178;>, on board the frigate "Hague,"
commanded by Capt. John Manley.

"Wails, Jonathan, Roxbury. Private, Capt. John Gay's co.. Col. Ebenezer Fran-
cis's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance to camp and home, etc., sworn to
in Suffolk Co., Nov. 29, 1776; 10 miles travel allowed said "Wails; company
drafted from Roxbury, Dedham, Needham, Medfield, "Wrentham, "Walpole,
Medway, Bellingham, Beverly, Danvers, Middleton, and Manchester. ■

"Wails, Joseph. Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. Nathaniel AVade's regt. ; enlisted
July 2, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island ;
also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated East Greenwich, Sept.
17, 1778 ; term to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

"Wails, Nath'n. Lieutenant, Capt. John Gill's co., (late) Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt.; j^ay abstract for Jan. and Feb., 1779; service, 2 mos. [See
Samuel "Veriles and Samuel "Wales.]

"Wails, Samuel. Corporal, Capt. Israel Chapin's co. of Minute-men, Col. John
Fellows's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in resi^onse to the alarm of
April 19, 1775 ; service to April 26, 1775, 7 days. [See Lemuel "Wells.]

Wails, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. David Bradlee's (9th) co.. Col. Thomas
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service from time of enlistment to Oct. 1, 1777,
4 mos. 24 days. Rolls sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"Wails, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co., Col. Benjamin Haws'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.

"Wails, Thomas, Gloucester. Private, Capt. Gideon Parker's co., Col. Moses Little's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted Aug. 23, 1775 [service not given].

Waily, Thomas. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion; muster rolls for Jan., Feb., and March, 1778; enlist-
ment, during war.

"Waine, Benjamin. Seaman, ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster
"Williams; engaged March 9, 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780; service, 5 mos.
6 days.

AVaine, Benjamin. Boy, State sloop " "Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George
Little; engaged May 13, 1782; discharged Sept. 24, 1782; service, 4 mos. 11
days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

AVaine, John. Private, Capt. David Bell's co., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detachment
of guards; enlisted Feb. 12, 1778; discharged May 12, 1778; service, 3 mos.,
imder Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston.

Wainright, Thomas. Accoimt dated April 14, 1781, rendered by the Selectmen of
Rowley, of bounties paid said AVainright and others to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years or during the war, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2,
1780.

AVainwright, . [This name also appears under the fonn of A'anwright, AVain-
right, AA'eainwright, AVinright.]

"Wainwright, John. Pay roll of a company in Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s regt., which
marched in Oct., 1781, imder command of Lieut. IVioses Hubbard at request of
Brig. Gen. Stark and by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows ; service, 8 days, on
an alarm at the Northward.



m THE WAR OF TliE REVOLUTION. 389

Wair, Archibald. Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co., Col. Dean's regt. ;
enlisted March 7, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 11 days, including
travel (60 miles) home ; company marched to Rhode Island by order of His
Excellency John Hancock on a 40 days expedition. KoU sworn to in Suffolk
Co.

"Wair, Elias. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for the term of 9 montlis from the
time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, re-
turned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fish-
kill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged for town of Franklin.

"Wair, Frederick, Wrentham or Franklin. List of men raised in Suffolk 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 Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged for town of Franklin.

Wair, James. Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co., Col. Dean's regt. ; enlisted
March 7, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 11 days, including travel
(60 miles) home ; company marched to Rhode Island by order of His Excel-
lency John Hancock on a 40 days expedition. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"Wair, Robert. List of men raised in Suffolk 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 Henrj^ Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged for town of "Wrentham.

"Waire, John, Topsham. List dated Pownalborough, Aug. 20, 1778, of men raised
in Lincoln Co. to march to Providence to reinforce Col. Wade's and Col.
Jacobs's regts., as returned by Brig. Charles Gushing; enlisted in 1778 from
Col. McCobb's (1st Lincoln Co.) regt.

"Wairex, Stephen, "Washington. List of men raised in Berkshire Co. to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April
20, 1778, as returned by Truman Wilier, Muster Master, dated Great Barring-
ton, June 5, 1778 ; residence, "Washington.

"Waires, George. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th)
regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1781; enlisted May 15, 1781; enlistment, 3 years ;
also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated York Hutts; also, muster roll for Feb.,
1782, dated Hutts.

Wairs, George. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th)
regt.; muster roll for July, 1781; enlisted May 15, 1781; enlistment, 3 years;
also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts.

"Waisent, Thomas, Jr., Freetown. Private, Major's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 18, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; residence, Freetown; credited to town of Freetown; also, Capt.
Amasa Soper's (4th) co., Col. Marshall's regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated
"West Point ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported furloughed Nov. 20, 1778, for 60
days; also, certificate dated Dartmouth, Feb. 11, 1779, signed by Capt. Amasa
Soper, certifying that said "Waisent and others joined Col. Marshal's regt.,
Gen. Patteson's brigade Feb. 15, 1777, and had not been absent from camp
except on furlough.

Waisent, Thomas, Sr., alias TnoaiAS Wescott, Sr., Freetown. Private, Major's
CO., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from April 18, 1777, to May 2, 1778 ; residence, Freetown ; credited to town of
Freetown ; reported died May 2, 1778 ; also, Capt. Amasa Soper's (4th) co., Col.
Marshall's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777,
etc., approved April 8, 1779; also, Major's co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for 1780 ; reported deceased.



390 ^L\SSACIIUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILOllS

"SVaist, Xathax. Capt. Thomas Kempton's co., Col. Danielson's regt. ; order for
bounty coat dated Roxbuiy Camp, Oct. 30, 1775 ; also, list of men who marched
from Dartmouth to camp mider commaud of Capt. Benjamm Dillingham and
arrived there Feb. 15, 177(i; also, Private, Capt. Benjamin Dillingham's co.;
enlisted May 2, 1776 ; service, 7 mos. 4 days ; comijany stationed at Dartmouth
for defence of seacoast.

"Waistcoat, Arthur. Mariner, ship " Vengeance," commanded by Capt. Thomas
Thomas; engaged Jime 27, 1779; discharged 'Aug. 27, 1771); service, 2 mos.,
on Penobscot expedition ; vessel reported lost. KoU sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"Waistcoat, " Jaba." Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Aurora"
(privateer), commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, Jime 16, 1781;
age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.

"Waistcoat, Jabez. 1st Lieutenant, sloop " Loyal American " (privateer) ; petition
dated Boston, Feb. 4, 1778, signed by Philip Moore, of Boston, asking that
"William Grinnell be commissioned as commander of said vessel; ordered in
Council Feb. 5, 1778, that a commission be issued.

"Waistcoat, Joseph. Private, 7th co. ; entry dated Feb. 21, 1784, of an order for
wages for Slay-Dec. [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted
on account of wages, etc.

"Waistcoat, Zephaniah. Seaman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel
Tucker; engaged March 12, 1778. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month.

"Waistcot, "William, Providence. List of prisoners exchanged at Rhode Island
and delivered to Capt. Aj-res, as returned by M. Reed, Secretary, dated New-
port, Feb. 11, 1777; reported a Seaman.

"Waistcutt, John. Corporal, Capt. Nicholas Crosby's co., Col. John Allan's
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 8, 1777 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days,
including 10 days (200 miles) travrfjl home; regiment raised for defence of
Machias.

Wait, . Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Con-
tinental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; age, 37 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
10 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Spring-
field ; engaged April 26, 1780; term, 3 years.

"Wait, Aaron, Salem. Private, Capt. Joseph Hiller'sco., Col. Jonathan Titcomb's
regt. ; arrived at destination May 6, 1777 ; discharged July 6, 1777 ; service,
2 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (3 days) home. Roll dated
Camp at Providence.

"Wait, Aaron. Private, Capt. Nathaniel "Wade's co.. Col. Moses Little's (12th)
regt. ; muster roll endorsed " 1776."

"Wait, AjVron. Capt. John Dodge's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; en-
listed Nov. 21, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 13 days, at Charlestown
and Cambridge.

Wait, Aaron. Capt. Miles Greenwood's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards;
service from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 1 day. Roll dated Camp
Winter Hill.

Wait, Abel, Hatfi(!ld. Private, Capt. Israel Chapin's co. of Minute-men, Col. John
Fellows's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April in, 1775; service, 15 days; reported returned home; also, Capt. Seth
Murray's CO., Col. Ezra May's regt.; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct.
14, 1777 ; service, 1 mo., on expedition to Saratoga, including travel (111 miles)
home.



IX THE ^VAR OF TILE REVOLUTION. 391

Wait, Abijah. Private, CaiJt. Jonathan Wales's co., Col. Dickinson's (ITampsliire
Co.) regt. ; marched Aug. 17, 1777 ; service, 8 days, at the Northward ; com-
pany marched to East Hoosuck on the alarm of Aug. 17, 1777, thence to Pitts-
field, thence guarded Hessian x^risoners to Springfield by order of Brig. Gen.
Fellows.

"Wait, Abner, "Woolwich. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel McCobb's co.. Col. John Nixon's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged June 9, 1775; service, 1 mo. 2-1
days. [See Abner Wade.]

Wait, Abner. Private, Capt. Abraham Watson's co., Col. John Greaton's (3d)
regt.; muster roll for Jan. -June, 1780; enlisted July 10, 1779; discharged
April 10, 1780; enlistment, 9 months.

Wait, Amos, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Cyprian How's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 16 days ; company dis-
missed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward ; also, Capt. William
Morse's co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan Read's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777;
discharged Nov. 8, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward ; company
marched from Marlborough to assist army under Gen. Gates.

Wait, Asa, Leicester. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
North CO. in Leicester, as returned by Capt. Loring Lineohi, dated Feb. 11,
1778; residence, Leicester; engaged for town of Leicester; joined Capt.
Brown's co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; term, during war.

Wait, Asa. Capt. Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Wells's regt.; service, 2 mos.
8 days, including travel home ; company raised May 10, 1777, for service at
Ticonderoga and was discharged July 8, 1777.

Wait, Asa. Private, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ;
service, 21 days; company marched from Sutton to Providence, R. I., Dec. 10,
1776, on an alarm ; roll dated Sutton ; also, same co. and regt. ; marched to
camp July 30, 1780 : discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 12 days, on an alarm at
Rhode Island, including 3^ days (75 miles) travel home.

Wait, Babnit. Surgeon, Col. Epbraim Doolittle's (24th) regt. ; engaged April
27, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 25 days.

Wait, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Seth Murray's co., in a regiment commanded by
Maj. Jonathan Clap; enlisted July 9, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; service,
1 mo. 10 days, including travel (112 miles) home ; company marched on expe-
dition to Fort Edward and Mosses Creek ; roll sworn to in Hampshire Co. ;
also, Capt. Murray's co.. Col. Ezra May's regt.; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; dis-
charged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 1 mo., on expedition to Saratoga, including
travel (111 miles) home ; roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wait, Benjajiin. Receipt dated Boston, Oct. 5, 1782, signed by John Popkin,
Muster Master, stating that he had received said Wait of Daniel Adams, of
Class No. 10, Ward 12, of the town of Boston, to serve in the Continental Ai-my
for the term of 3 years.

Watt, Consider. Private, Capt. Joseph Cook's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 20, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service, 1
mo. 13 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (92 miles) travel home.

Wait, Daniel, Amesbury. Capt. Timothy Barnard's co. of East Parish in Ames-
bury, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 10 days; also,
Drummer, Capt. Barnard's co., Col. Moses Little's regt.; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlist,pd June 1, 1775; service, 8 weeks 5 days; also, company
return endorsed ' ' Octo'r 9 1775 ; " discharged Oct. 3, 1775 ; also, order for money
in lieu of bounty coat dated Dec. 11, 1775.



392 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

"Wait, Daniel, Brookfield. 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; resi-
dence, Brooklield ; engaged for town of Brookfield ; arrived at Fishkill June
7, 1778.

Wait, D^lniel, Sudbury. Sergeant, Capt. David ISIoors's co., Col. John Nixon's
(5th) regt. ; company return dated SeiJt. 30, 1775.

Wait, Dakiel. Private, Capt. Averj' Parker's (1st) co., Col. John HathaTi^y's
(2d Bristol Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780;
service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

Wait, Daved, Maiden (probably) . Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co. of militia,
which marched on the alarm of Axiril 19, 1775, to Watertown by order of Col.
Gardner ; service, 1 day.

Wait, David, Marlborough. Orders, returns, etc., taken from Capt. Benjamin
^lunroe's papers ; said Wait appears in a list of men reported as having
deserted Jan. 21, 1778; reported returned to camp Jan. 28 [1778], also given
Feb. 1 [1778], with a pardon from the General.

Wait, David. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's (3d) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (Ith) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776.

Wait, David. Private, Capt. Salmon White's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt. ; en-
ILsted Aiig. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; ser^-ice, 4 days, in Northern
department, including travel (40 miles) home; company marched at request
of Gen. Gates.

Wait, David. 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 ; also, descriptive list of
men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree-
able to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis-
sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 13, 1780; age, 25 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of Marlborough ;
marched to camp July 13, 1780, imder command of Capt. Thomas Pritchard.

Wait, Ebenezer, Maiden (probably) . Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Watertown by order
of Col. Gardner; service, 1 day; also, pay roll of a company commanded by
Capt. Benjamin Blaney, of Maiden; service, 3 days; company marched to
Point Shirley June 13, 1776, by oi'der of Gen. Lincoln.

"Wait, Ebenezer, South ITadley. 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 2, 1780; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; com-
plexion, light ; engaged for town of South ITadley ; arrived at Springfield June
29, 1780; marched to camp July 1, 1780, under command of Ensign Joseph
Miller; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and retumed by Brig.
Gen. Paterson as having pa.ssed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct.
25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of South Hadley
for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp June 29,
1780; discharged Dec. 18, 1780; service, 5 mos. 26 days, including travel (130
miles) home.

Wait, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Elijah'Dwight's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt. ; enli.sted July 23, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 25, 1779 ; service,
1 mo. 7 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (75 miles) travel home.
Roll dated Belchertown. [Name apparently appears as Jonathan Wait on a
duplicate roll.]



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 393



Wait Edward, Chelsea. List endorsed " Camp at Cambridge Jmie 13tb 177o,'
of men belonging to Col. Samuel Gerrisb's regt. who took tbe oatb m Middle-
sex Co June 10, 1775, requiied by Congress to be taken by tbe Mass. army, as
retamed by [Capt.] Samuel Sprague ; also, Private, Capt. Sprague's (9tb) co.,
Lieut Col. Loammi Iiald\viu's ^38tb) regt. ; pay abstract fur Aug., 1775, dated
Chelsea ■ also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at
Chelsea Dec. 30, 1775; also, order on Col. Loammi Baldwin, payable to said
Wait dkted Chelsea, Feb. 6, 1777, signed by [Capt.] Samuel Sprague, for back
-allowance for butter due his company; receipt for said allowance, given to
Lieut. J. Cheever, dated Wobum, Feb. 8, 1777, signed by said Wait, appears
on reverse of order; also, list of men detached from Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston)
re'^t. by order of Brig. Gen. Lovel to serve at Providence, R. I., agreeable to
order of General Court of June 10, 1778, and mustered by Nathaniel Barber,
Muster Master for Suffolk Co. ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's co..
Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; engaged July 14, 1778; company stationed at
Rhode Island for 6 months from July 1, 1778; also, Capt. John Cutler's co..
Col. Wade's regt.; engaged July 14, 1778; service, 5 mos. 22 days, at Rhode
Island; also. Sergeant, sameco. and regt.; muster rolls dated Ea.st Greenwich,
Sept. 17, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Dec. 1, 1778; term to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Wait, Ellas, Amesbury. Private, Capt. Matthias Hoyt's co. of Minute-men,
which inarched on the alann of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days ; also, certifi-
cate dated Cambridge, June 19, 1775, signed by Capt. John Currier, stating
that said Wait and others in his company, Col. Frj-e's regt., were in need of
pouches, and that each had received one, for which said Currier promised to
be accountable.

Wait, Elihu, Hatfield. Private, Capt. Israel Chapin's co.. Col. John Fellows's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos.
12 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorches-
ter, Dec. 6, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Seth Murray's co., in a regiment com-
manded by Maj. Jonathan Clap; enlisted July 9, 1777; discharged Aug. 12,
1777; service, 1 mo. 10 days, including travel (112 miles) home; company
marched on expedition to Fort Edward and Mosses Creek.

Wait, Elijah, Ashfield. Return of men drafted from Hampshire Co. militia to
march to Horse Neck under command of Col. John Mosley [year not given],
but who failed to join regiment; reported drafted from town of Ashfield;
drafted into Capt. McClallen's co.

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

Wait, Ezra, Lynn. Matross, Capt. Edward Burbeck's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's
(Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 8, 1775 ; .ser-
vice, 1 mo. 25 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; reported trans-
ferred from Capt. Newall's (Newhall's) co.; also, order for bounty coat
endorsed " Jany 6th 1776."

Wait, Gad, Wliately. Private, Capt. Israel Chapin's co. of Minute-men, Col. John
Fellows's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 20 days ; reported returned home.

Wait, Gardner, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Edmund Hodges's co., Col. Job Cush-
ing's regt. ; enlisted July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo.
7 days, with Northern army, including 4 days (85 miles) travel home.

Wait, Henry. Private, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hathaway's
(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered sers'ice Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780;
service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.



39-1 JklASSACIIUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD S.ULORS

"Wait, Jacob. Private, Capt. Joseph Fuller's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt.;
enlisted Aug. 20, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 22 days, at
Stillwater, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home; also, Matross, Capt.
Lieut. James Furuivall's detachment drafted from Gen. "Warner's brigade;
enlisted Sept. 10, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 12 days, at the
Northward; roll made up for difference in paj' between Ime and artillery.

"Wait, Jacob. Seaman, bi-igantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Haraden; engaged Oct. 1, 1777; discharged May 8, 1778; service, 7 mos. 8
days.

"Wait, Jeduthax, Brooklield (also given NeM- Braintree). Private, Capt. Peter
Harwood's co., Col. Ebenezer Learued's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days; also, company return
dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 4th CO., Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt., as returned by
Lieut. Jonathan Snow ; residence, Brookfield (also given New Braintree) ; en-
gaged for town of Brooktield (also given New Braintree) ; joined Capt. Harrod's
(Harwood's) co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; term, during war; also, Private, Capt.
"William Toogood's (5th) co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from April 26, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, same
CO. and 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., certified at
Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, (late) Capt. Toogood's co.. Col.
Nixon's (oth) regt.; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; reported sick
in general ho.spital at Fishkill ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for June-Oct.,
1779; also, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; pay rolls for
Nov. and Dec, 1779 ; also, (late) Capt. Toogood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; return for
clothing for the year 1780; receipt for said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 5,
1779; also, descriptive list of men belonging to Col. Nixon's regt. who enlisted
for the war prior to Sept. 30, 1779, certified at Highlands, Feb. 23, 1780 ; age, 26
3rrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 m. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Brookfield ;
also, Capt. Heywood's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts
forserv'ice from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list dated West
Pomt, Jan. 29, 1781 ; Capt. Heywood's co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. commanded
by Lieut. Col. Smith; age, 26yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light; hair,
brown; occupation, fanner; residence, Brookfield; enlisted Feb. 26, 1777, by



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