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Maj. Harwood; enlistment, during war; also. Private, Capt. Heywood's co.,
Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-May, 1781, dated
"West Point; reported on command at liingwood in Jan., 1781, on command
with light infantry Feb.-May, 1781 ; also, muster rolls for Jmie and July, 1781 ;
reported on command with light infantry; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781,
sworn to in Camp at Peekskill; reported on command with light infantry;
also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, sworn to at Camp Bald Hill; reported trans-
ferred to light infantry co. Sept. 30, 1781 ; also, return for wages for the year
1781 ; wages allowed said "Wait from Jan. 1, 1781, to Sept. 30, 1781, 9 mos. ; re-
ported transferred to light infantry co. Oct. 1, 1781 ; also, Capt. Peter Clayes's
(Light Infantry) co., commanded by Capt. John K. Smith prior to May 1, 1781,
Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782;
wages allowed said "Wait from Oct. 1, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 15 mos. ; reported
received from Capt. Heywood's co.

Wait, Job, Hancock. Descriptive list of men raised in Berkshire Co. to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, returned as received of Justin
Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. Christoidier Marshall, at Springfield, July 16,
1779 ; Capt. Duglas's co.. Col. Simonds's regt. ; age, 24 yrs. : stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ;
complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Hancock ; also. Private, Colonel's co.,
Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 395

Wait, Job, continued.

Nov. 28, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Hancock ; also, Col. Benjamin Tup-
per's (10th) regt. ; service from Jan. 1, 1781, 12 mos. 17 days ; reported died
Jan. 17, 1782.

"Wait, Joel. Private, Capt. Seth Murray's co., in a regiment commanded by Maj.
Jonathan Clap ; enlisted July 9, 1777 ; discharged July 13, 1777 ; service, 8 days,
including travel (80 miles) home ; comijany marched on expedition to Fort
Edward and Mosses Creek. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

"Wait, Joel. 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. Koll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wait, Joel. Private, Capt. Salmon White's co., Col. Ezra May's regt.; service
between Sept. 20, 1777, and Oct. 14, 1777, 14 days ; company marched to Sara-
toga. Roll sworn to at Hatfield.

Wait, Joel. Private, Capt. Joseph Clap's co., Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) regt. ; en-
listed Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Clav-
erack, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months.

Wait, John, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Manasseh Kempton's co.. Col. Thomas
Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted July 26, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service,
1 mo. 7 days, at Rhode Island, mcluding travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay abstract for mileage from camp at Rhode Island home to Dartmouth Sept.
1, 1777 ; mileage for 40 miles allowed said Wait.

Wait, John, Ipswich. Sailor, ship " Pilgrim," commanded by Capt. Joseph Rob-
inson; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Aug. 2, 1780; age, 24 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. lOin. ; complexion, dark; residence, Ipswich.

Wait, John, Lynn. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Armj- from
1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem, Feb. 16, 1778, by John Flagg, 1st military
officer of the town of Lynn ; residence, Lynn ; engaged for town of Lynn ;
joined Capt. Williams's co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; term, during war.

Wait, John, Spencer. Private, Capt. Joel Green's co.. Col. Ebenezer Leanied's
regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Wait, John. Sergeant, Capt. Seth Murray's co., in a regiment commanded by Maj.
Jonathan Clap ; engaged July 9, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; service, 1
mo. 10 days, including travel (112 miles) home ; company marched on expedi-
tion to Fort Edward and Mosses Creek. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wait, John. List of men who marched from Pittsfield to Cambridge April 22,
1775, under command of Capt. David Noble, and served 6 months; also, Pri-
vate, Capt. Amos Rathbun's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's detachment of
Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777 ; enlisted
Dec. 16, 1776; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; also, list of men who
marched from Pittsfield to Ticonderoga Dec. 16, 1776, under command of
Lieut. James Hubbard, and were dismissed March 16, 1777; service, 13 weeks;
also, list of mounted men who marched from Pittsfield to Skeensborough
Sept. 6, 1777, under command of Capt. John Strong, and were dismissed Oct.
1, 1777; service, 3 weeks 5 days; also, Capt. Strong's co.. Col. John BrowTi's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 6, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 2, 1777 ;
service, 26 days, in Northern department.

Wait, John. Private, Capt. Russell Kellogg's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; service, 5 days, on an
alarm at Bennington, including travel (35 miles) home: roll sworn to in
Hampshire Co. ; also, Lieut. Russell Kellogg's co.. Col. Ezra Clay's regt. ;



396 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Wait, John, continued.

enlisted Sei)t. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 30 days, on expe-
dition to Stillwater and Saratoga, including travel (6 days) home; roll sworn
to in Hampshire Co.

"Wait, John. Account of clothing provided, dated Princeton, Oct. 1, 1778, rendered
by the Selectmen of Pruiceton to said Wait, Agent for Worcester Co., who
was appointed to receive clothing for the Continental soldiers.

Wait, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's detachment; enlisted July 3, 1778;
discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 5 mos. 9 days; detachment drafted to serve
for 6 mouths with guards under Col. Jacob Gerrish at Boston and Cambridge.
Roll sworn to at Boston.

Wait, John. Individual clothing account [year not given] grouped with other
clothing accounts of men probably belonging to the frigate "Hague," com-
manded by Capt. John ^lanley, pre.sumably covering clothing and materials
supplied them in 1783 ; said Wait, apprentice to Benjamin Page, credited with
£21 3s 9d. [See John Wail.]

Wait, John, Jr., 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.

Wait, Jonathan, Murrayfield. Private, Capt. Enoch Shepard's co.. Col. John
Moseley's regt. ; marched from homo Oct. 21, 1770; service to Nov. 17, 1776,
28 days; company marched to Mt. Independence xmder command of Lieut.
Col. Timothy Roberson (Robinson) on the alarm of Oct. 21, 177G ; also, Capt.
Shepard's co., Col. Mosley's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ;
discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 7 days ; company marched to Bennington
on an alarm.

Wait, Jonathan [?]. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co., Col. Elisha Porter's
(Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 23, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 25, 1779 ; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 7 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (75 miles) travel
home. R611 dated Belchertown. [Name appears as Ebenezer Wait on a
duplicate roll.]

Wait, Joseph, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Jonathan Bams's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marclied on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 9 days; also, Capt. Peter Harwood's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's
Tegt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos.,
1 week, 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

Wait, Joseph, Danvers. Drummer, Capt. Samuel Flint's co., Col. Samuel John-
son's regt.; pay abstract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. Y., home; mileage
for 260 miles allowed said Wait; warrant allowed in Council July 27, 1778.
[See Josei)h Wiut.]

Wait, Joseph, 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 money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dorchester, Dec.
18, 1775; also, Corporal, Capt. Seth Murray's co., in a regiment commanded
by Maj. Jonathan Clap; enlisted July 9, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 10 days, including travel (112 miles) home ; company marched on
expedition to Fort Edward and Mosses Creek.

Wait, .Joseph, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., Col. Jonathan
Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 24, 1775; service,
1 week 1 day; also, orders, returns, etc., taken from Capt. Benjamin Munroe'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.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 397



Wait Joseph, Royalston. Capt. Jonas Allen's co. of Minute-men, Col. Doolittle's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,1775; service, 7 days; also,
Capt'. Abel Wilder's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; receipt for advance
pay signed by said Wait and others, dated Charlestown, June 26, 1775; also,
Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26,
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days.
Wait, Joseph. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's detachment ; enlisted July 15,
1778- discharged Dec. 15, 1778; service, 5 mos.; detachment drafted to serve
for e'months with guards under Col. Jacob Gerrish at Boston and Cambridge.
Roll sworn to at Boston.
Watt, Joshua, Sutton (probably). Private, Capt. Andrew Eliot's co., Col.
Leamard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 13
days; reported returned home; also. Corporal, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co..
Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 17 days; company marched from
Sutton to Providence, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm; also. Private, Capt.
Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; marched to camp July 30,
1780; discharged Aug. 4, 1780; service, 9 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island,
including 3^ days (75 miles) travel home.
Wait, Josiah, New Braintree. Capt. John Grainger's co.. Col. Learned's regt. ;

receipt for bounty coat dated Roxburj- Camp, Nov. 9, 1775.
Wait, Josiah. Sergeant, Capt. Micajah Gleason's (3d) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (4th) regt.; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; re-
ported slain in battle Sept. 16 [1776].
Wait, Josiah. Capt. Oliver Lyman's co. ; service, 7 days ; company probably made
up of three [ ? ] companies and marched from Northampton to East Hoosuck
on the alarm of Aug. 17, 1777.
Wait, Josiah. Private, Capt. Jonathan Wales's co.. Col. Dickinson's (Hampshire
Co) regt.; marched Aug. 17, 1777; service, 2 days, at the Nort;hward; com-
pany marched to East Hoosuck on the alarm of Aug. 17, 1777, thence to Pitts-
field, thence guarded Hessian prisoners to Springfield by order of Brig. Gen.
Fellows.
Wait, Josiah. Capt. John Dexter's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt.; receipt for
'advance pay, signed by said Wait and others, dated Cambridge Camp, Jime
20 1775 ; alscr, Private, Capt. Thomas Lord's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ;
enlisted' Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777; service, 10 days, including
5 days (96 miles) travel home ; company marched from Athol to Bennington ;
also, Capt. John Oliver's co.. Col. Sparhawk's regt. ; service from Sept. 28,
1777*, to Oct. 18, 1777, 28 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; com-
pany marched to remf orce Northern army at the time of the reduction of Gen,
Burgoyne.
Wait Josiah. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Strong's co.. Col. Sears's (Hampshire Co.)
'regt. : enlisted Aug. 10, 1781 ; marched to Albany Aug. 17, 1781 ; discharged
Nov. 20, 1781; service, 3 mos. 10 days, at Saratoga; also, 1st Corporal, Capt.
Strontr's CO. of volunteers, 2d Hampshire Co. regt. ; service against the insur-
gents "at Northampton June 15, 16, and 17, 1782, 3 days, by order of Elisha
Porter, Sheriff ; company marched for support of the government at Spring-
field, Northampton, and Hadley.
Wait, Martin. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Josiah Smith, 2d's (South Hadley) co., 4th
'Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment,
as returned by Lieut. Col. R. Woodbridge and Maj. Josiah White to Col.
Samuel Howe, dated South Hadley, March 16, 1776 ; ordered in Coimcil April
1, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned April 1,
1776.



398 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wait, Micah. Corporal, in a company commanded by Capt. Benjamin Blauey, of
Maiden ; service, 3 days ; company marched to Point Shirley Jiuie 13, 1776, by
order o£ Gen. Lincoln.

"Wait, Moses, Springfield. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Colton's co., Col. David Brewer's
(9th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; service, 2
mos., 2 weeks, 2 days; also, company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 7,
1775; also, order for bounty coat dated Camp Roxbury, Nov. 15, 1775; also,
list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st, 2d, 3d, and 8th
COS., as returned by Capt. "Walter PjTichon and Capt. David Burt; residence,
Springfield ; engaged for town of Springfield ; joined Capt. Charles Colton's
CO., Col. Greaton's regt. ; term, 3 years, to expire Jan. -, 1780; reported as be-
longing to 2d CO. ; also, Sergeant, (late) Capt. Colton's co.. Col. Graton's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Nov. 14, 1779;
reported as serving 17 mos. 16 days as Sergeant, 16 mos. 28 days as Private ;
also, Capt. Charles Colton's co., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; return [year
not given] ; mustered by Col. "Woodbridge, County Muster Master.

"Wait, Nathan. Private, 4th co. ; entry dated Oct. 7, 1783, of an order for wages
for May and June [year not given], appearmg in a register of orders accepted
on accomit of wages, etc. ; also, same co. ; entry dated Feb. 8 [17H4], of an order
for wages for July, Aug., and 26 Sept. -Dec, [year not given], appearing in a
register of orders accepted on accovuit of ^\ages, etc.

Wait, Nathaniel, Cambridge (probably) . Private, Capt. Samuel Thatcher's co.
of militia, Col. Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ;
service, 2 days.

Wait, Nathaniel, Shefiield. Private, Cai)t. William Bacon's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days; also, Capt. Beacon's (Bacon's)
CO., Col. John Fellows's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May
8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 6,
1775; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dorchester, Dec. 19,
1775.

Wait, Nathaniel. Capt. Josiah Harris's co., Col. Bond's (37th) regt.; order for
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dec. 27, 1775.

Wait, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ;
enlisted July 28, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; company marched to Ben-
nington July 28, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Stark. Roll dated
Petersham.

Wait, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
entered service May 27, 1778 ; discharged Jan. 31, 1779 ; service, 8 mos. 15 days,
including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for defence of
North river.

Wait, Nathaniel. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of 6 mouths, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, hy Brig. Gen. Joliii Glover, at
Springfield, July 25, 1780 ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, ruddy ;
engaged for town of Royalston; marched to camp July 25, 1780, under com-
mand of Capt. Park ; also, account showing money paid by Benjamin Hey-
wood. Paymaster, 6th Mass. regt., to the 6 months levies in said regiment
from Aug. 1, 1780, to the time of their discharge; Capt. Spurr's co. ; service,
5 mos.

Wait, Oliver, Conway. Private, Capt. Jasliua L. Woodbridge's co., Col. Natlian
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 15, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779; service, 5 mos.
18 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport ; also, same co. and regt. ;



IN THE WAR OF THE llEVOLUTIOX. 399

"Wait, Oliver, continued.

pay roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 7 days service at
Rhode Island, including travel (133 miles) home.

Wait, Oliver. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to .serve in the
Contmental Army, as returned by Xoah Goodman, Superintendent; age, 18
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for
town of Whately ; engaged July 9, 1781 ; term, 6 months.

Wait, P. Private, 6th Mass. regt. ; pay roll drawn for amoimt of gratuity due non-
commissioned officers and soldiers of the Mass. Lino of the Continental Army,
agreeable to resolve of Jan. 15, 1781.

"Wait, Peter, Danvers. Private, Capt. James Gray's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's
regt.; abstract for advance pay, mileage to camp, etc., dated July 15, 1770;
mileage for 24 miles allowed said "Wait ; also, Capt. Silas Adams's co., Col.
Titcomb's regt. ; service, 2 mos., probably in May aud June, 1777 ; 9 days (180
miles) travel allowed to and from place of rendezvous; roll endorsed " for 2
Months Service at R Island."

"Wait, Richard. Private, Capt. Reuben Dickinson's co.. Col. Benjamin Ruggles
Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; company return dated Prospect Hill, Sept. 28, 1775 ;
Selah Dickinson, of Amherst, reported as serving in room of said "Wait.

"Wait, Salmon. 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, Sambo. Marine, brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil-
liams; engaged May 14, 1779; service to Sept. 6, 1779,3 mos. 24 days; stature,
5 ft. 5^ in. ; nationality, American. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"Wait, Samuel, Amesbury. Capt. Timothy Barnard's co. of East Parish in Ames-
bury, which marched on the alarm of April 19. 1775 ; service, 10 days.

"Wait, Samuel, Danvers. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Flmt's co., Col. Samuel John-
son's regt. ; engaged Aug. 25, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos.
19 days, at the Northward, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home [name
appears as Samuel "S\"iat on a duplicate roll] ; also, same co. and regt- ; pay
abstract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. y.,home; mileage for 260 miles allowed
said "Wait ; warrant allowed in Council July 27, 1778.

"Wait, Samuel, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kempton'sco. of Minute-men,
which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 5 days.

"Wait, Samuel, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Gideon Parker's co.. Col. Moses Little's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 15, 1775; service, 2 mos.
22 days; also, company return endorsed " October 8 1775; " age,.")7 yrs. ; also,
list of men raised m 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 received
of Jonathan Wanier, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; en-
gaged for town of Ipswich ; arrived at Fishkill June 15, 1778 ; also, list of men
returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778.

Wait, Samuel, Maiden. Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co. of militia, which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Watertown by order of Col. Gard-
ner ; service, 1 day.

"Wait, Samuel. Private, Capt. Loring Lincoln's co., which marched under com-
mand of Lieut. Col. Flagg on an alarm at Bennington in 1777 ; service, 5 days ;
company probably belonged to Leicester.



400 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AITO SAILORS

Wait, Samuel. Return dated Cambridge, of men detached to guard troops of con-
vention to Rutland July 27, 1778 ; reported credited with 7 days service, to be
made uj) at 5^3 per day.

"SVait, Samuel. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for the term of G months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring-
field, July 13, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; en-
gaged for town of Lancaster ; marched to camp July 13, 1780, under command
of Capt. Thomas Pritchard; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the
town of Sterling for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to
camp July 10, 1780; discharged Dec. 7, 1780; service, 5 mos. 7 days, including
travel (200 miles) home.

Wait, Samuel, 3d, Maiden. Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's co.. Col. Mclntush's
(Mcintosh's) regt. ; arrived at camp March 19 [1778]; discharged April 5
[1778] ; service, 18 days, at the Lines at Boston.

Wait, Thomas. Private, Capt. John Walton's co.. Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt.;
joined Sept. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 4, 1778; service, 3 days, with guards at
Fort No. 2, Cambridge.

Wait, Thomas. Capt. Means's co., 12th Mass. regt. ; entered service July 10, 1779;
discharged April 10, 1780; term, 9 months.

Wait, Thojias. Private, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's
regt.; service, 41 days; company marched from Sutton to Providence, R. I.,
Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm ; roll dated Sutton ; also, Capt. Andrew Elliot's
CO., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; service, 30 days, including travel (290
miles) from liome and return ; company marched Sept. 26, 1777, to reinforce
Northern army for 30 days at the time of taking Gen. BurgojTie; also, order
on Lieut. John Potter, Paymaster, Col. Ezra Wood's regt., payable to Willis
Hall, dated Sutton, April 14, 1779, signed by said Wait, for wages for service
in said regiment; also, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Rand's regt.;
entered service July 9, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780;
service, 3 mos. 12 days, including travel (190 miles) home; regiment raised
for 3 months service at West Point; roll sworn to at Charlton.

Wait, Thomas, 3d, 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, payroll of a company commanded by
Capt. Benjamin Blaney, of Maiden; .service, 3 daj's; company marched to
Point Shirlej' June 13, 1776, by order of Gen. Lincoln.

Wait, Timothy. Private, Capt. Nathan Sergant's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.
of guards; enlLsted July 23, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4 mos. 22
days. Roll dated Camp at Winter Hill.

Wait, Timothy. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John
Cathcart ; engaged Jime 30, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 6, 1779 ; service, 2 mos.
8 days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

Wait, William, Brookfield (also given New Braintree). Private, Capt. Peter Har-
wood's CO., Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed 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) ; engaged
for town of Brookfield (also given New Braintree) ; joined Capt. Harrod's co.,
Col. Nixon's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Thomas New-
hall, Mu.ster Master for Worcester Co. : Capt. Harwood's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ;
mustered April 4, 1777; also, Private, Capt. Heywood's co., Col. Thomas



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 401



^VA1T, William, continued.

NLxon's (Oth) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,
1780, to March 15, 1780 ; reported transferred to Col. Baldwin's regt. of artificers ;
also reported discharged March 15, 1780 ; also, Col. Baldwin's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from March 15, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, re-
turn dated Morristo^^Ti, July 26, 1780, made by Jeduthan Baldwin, Colonel of
Engineers and Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of Artificers, of officers and
men belonging to Massachu.setts in his regiment who had engaged for 3 years
or during the war ; Capt. Phineas Parker's co. of artificers ; residence. Brook-
field ; engaged Feb. 12, 1780 ; term, during war.

Wait, William, Sutton. Private, Capt. Isaac Bolster's co., Col. Ebenezer Leamed's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos.
14 days.

AVait, William. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's 4th (Maiden) co.. Col.
Samuel Thatcher's (1st Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; ILst of officers



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