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chosen by the several companies in said regiment, dated Watertown, April 26,
1776 ; ordered in Council April 29, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; re-
ported commissioned April 29, 1776 ; also, 2d Lieutenant, in a company com-
manded by Capt. Benjamin Blaney, of Maiden; service, 3 days; company
marched to Point Shirley June 13, 1776, by order of Gen. Lincoln.

Wait, William. Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co.. Col. Job Cushing's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 27 days,
in Korthem department, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; company
marched from Worcester Co. Aug. 16, 1777.

Wait, William. Private, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt.;
marched to camp July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 13 days, on
an alarm at Rhode Island, includmg 3| days (75 miles) travel home.

Wait, William. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Lion," com-
manded by Capt. Wingate Newman, sworn to at Boston, July 12, 1781; age,
21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light.

-^AjTE, . [This name also appears under the form of Waate, Waght, Waight,

Wait, Waitt, Wate, Watte, Wayt, Wayte, Weaight, Weate, Weight, Whate.]

Waite, . List of officers taken prisoners by Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne to be ex-
changed for British officers taken prisoners by Maj. Gen. Gates, dated Albany,
Oct. 24, 1777; said Waite, Captain, to be exchanged for Maj. John Campbell.

Waite, Aaron. Capt. Nathaniel Wade's co. ; return of men who enlisted for the
year 1776 ; said Waite reported as having taken the place of his father, Samuel
Waite, of Ipswich, April 1, 1776 ; also, company receipt, given to Capt. Wade,
for provision allowance to April 30, 1776, dated Long Island, June 9, 1776 ;
also, list of men who sent letters by post July 18 [year not given], found among
rolls and lists of Capt. Nathaniel Wade's co., Col. Moses Little's regt., made
up in 1776 ; also, receipt for wages and travel allowance home, dated Ipswich,
Feb. 24, 1777, signed by said Waite and others belonging to Capt. Wade's co..
Col. Moses Little's regt.

Waite, Asa, Sutton. Private, Capt. James Greenwood's co. of militia. Col.
Leamed's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 2 days.

Waite, Benjamin. Private, Capt. William Cooley's co.. Col. John Mosley's
(Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; ser-
vice, 4 days, including travel (40 miles) home ; company marched towards
Bennington on an alarm. Roll swoni to at Granville.



402 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

"Waite, Dan-iel. List of men mustered to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 9 months ; said Waite appears among men belonging to Capt. Gilbert's
CO. and other companies in Col. Converse's regt. ; engaged for town of Brook-
field ; mustered May 19, year not given, probably 1778. [See Daniel White.]

Waite, David, Framingham Petition addressed to Gen. Ward, dated Camp Cam-
bridge, June 5, 1775, signed by said Waite and others belonging to Capt. Dniry's
CO., statmg that they liad enlisted to serve in Col. Nixon's regt., but had been
shifted to Col. Gardner's regt., and requesting that they miglit be permitted to
continue in Col. Nixon's regt.; also, Capt. Thomas Drurj''s co.. Col. John
Nixon's (5th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Waite and others,
dated Cambridge Camp, June 20, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days;
also, company return dated Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775.

Waite, David. 4th co., 3d Mass. regt.; list of 6 months men in 1780 taken from
Lieut James Davis's book; joined July 20, 1780.

Waite, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Adam Henry's co. of guards ; enlisted Jan. 11,
1779 ; discharged March 31, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 22 days ; company detached
from militia to guard troojjs of convention at Rutland for 3 months from Jan.
1, 1779. [Name appears as Ebenezer Will on a duplicate roll.]

Waite, Edward, Chelsea. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (Chelsea) co. of
militia, -which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; discharged May 3,
1775; service, 15 days; also. Private, Capt. Sprague's co., Lieut. Col. Loammi
Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, Capt. Sprague's (9th)
CO.; return of casualties of the several companies in the 38th regt., made by
Lieut. Col. Baldwin, dated Chelsea, Sept.-, 1775; said Waite reported "on
Comand for Provisions;" also, Capt. Sprague's co., Lieut. Col. Baldwin's
regt.; company return dated Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775; also, descriptive list of
men raised to reinforce the Continental Anny 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 19, 1780; age, 38 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Chelsea; arrived
at Springfield July 16, 1780 ; inarched to camp July 19, 1780, imder command
of Capt. Clark ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto-
way, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Sergeant; pay roll for G months men raised by the
town of Chelsea for service in the Continental Anny during 1780; passed
muster at Springfield July 16, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 16, 1781 ; service, 6 mos.
18 days, including 8 days travel to Springfield and 10 days travel home from
place of discharge. West Point.

Waite, Edward. Capt. John Devereux's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards ;
enlisted Nov. 15, 1777; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 18 days, at Charlestown.
Roll dated Wmter Hill.

Waite, Elias, Amesbury (also given Boston) . Capt. John Currier's co.. Col. James
Frye's regt. ; receipt lor advance pay, signed by said Waite and others, dated
Cambridge, July 1, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; company return
[probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp,
Nov. 16, 1775 ; also, list of men raised by the town of Amesbury to serve in
the Continental Army, as returned by the Selectmen ; residence, Amesbury ;
engaged for town of Amesbury; joined Capt. Stone's co.. Col. Wiggleswortb's
regt.; term, 3 years: also, Corporal, Capt. Welles's co., Col. John Crane's
(Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,
1777, to June -, 1778; residence, Boston; reported killed in battle at Mon-



EST THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 403

AYaite, Elias, continued.

mouth; also, Capt. David Allen's co., Col. Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for
Aug.-Dec, 1777.

Waite, Elias, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Abraham Dodge's co., Col. Moses Little's
(12th) regt. ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 [service not given].

Waite, ELiHti, Hatfield. Private, Capt. Israel Chapin's co. of ^linute-men, Col.
John Fellows's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 26, 1775, 7 days ; reported enlisted into the
army; also, Capt. Chapin's (3d) co.. Col. Fellows's (8th) regt.; company re-
turn dated Oct. 8, 1775.

"Waite, Hexry. Private, Capt. Peter "Warren's co.. Col. Jonathan Mitchell's regt. ;
detached July 7, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 25, 1779 : service, 2 mos. 18 days, on
Penobscot expedition. Roll dated Falmouth.

"Waite, Jacob. Account of money paid by persons to hire men to go to Canada
[year not given], examined and allowed by a committee at Medford Oct. 8,
1776.

"Waite, Jeduthan, New Braintree. Capt. Peter Harwood's co., Col. Leamed's
regt. ; receipt for boimty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 20, 1775.

"Waite, Job, Hancock. Corporal, Colonel's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th)
regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec.
31, 1780; residence, Hancock.

"Waite, [Joel], Hatfield. Private, Capt. Perez Graves's co., which marched April
21, 1775, in response to the alarm of Ajjiil 19, 1775, to "Ware; service, 2 days;
reported returned home.

Waite, Joel, "Whately . Private, Capt. Henry Stiles's co. of militia, which marched
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to April 23,
1775.

Waite, John, Spencer. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Mason's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 10 daj's ; also, Capt. Joel Green's co.. Col. Ebenezer Leamed's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted Maj' 4, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days ;
also, Capt. Josiah White's co., Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg's division. Col.
Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; discharged
Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 5 days, inchiding 2 days (40 miles) travel home ; com-
pany marched to Hadley on an alarm at the Northward.

Waite, John, Whately. Private, Capt. Henry Stiles's co. of militia, which marched
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 23,
1775.

Waite, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Waide's co. of volunteers. Col. John
Baker's (3d Essex Co.) regt. ; muster roll dated April 17, 1775 ; reported re-
leased from service and place taken by Ebenezer Lakeman.

Waite, John. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated
Feb. 5, 1775 [6] ; said Waite chosen Colonel of 1st Cumberland Co. regt. ;
appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 7, 1776; reported commissioned
Feb. 7 (also given Feb. 14) , 1776 : also, resignation addressed to the Council,
dated Falmouth. April 17, 1776, signed by said Waite, resigning his commis-
sion as Colonel because of his unwillingness to serve under Brig. Thomson,
for reasons which appear in a communication to the Council, dated Falmouth,
Feb. 28, 1776.

Waite, John. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. : ser-
vice from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, 1 mo. 4 days, at Bennington and Half



^04: IHASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Waitk, John, continued.

^NIoou ; company marched from Brookfield July 30, 1777 ; also, Capt. Asa
Dauforth's co. of volunteers. Col. Convers's regt. ; service, 31 days; company
marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 1777, to join army under Gen. Gates at the
Northward.

"Watte, Jonathan, Chelsea. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (Chelsea) co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; discharged May 16, 1775 ; service, 1
mo. ; reported as belonging to the alarm list.

"Waite, Jonathan, Paxton. Private, Capt. Phineas Moore's (Paxton) co. of
Minute-mon, Col. Ephraim Doolittlo's regt., which marched on the alarm of
April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 19 days.

Waite, Jonathan. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Danvers; engaged
Feb. 26, 1781; term, 3 years.

"Waite, Jonathan E. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Lion,"
commanded by Capt. "Wingate Newman, swoni to at Boston, July 21, 1781;
age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light.

"Waite, Joseph, Hatfield. 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 to April 26, 1775, 7 days ; reported enlisted into the
army; also, Capt. Chapin's (3d) co., Col. Fellows's (8th) regt.; company
return dated Oct. 8, 1775.

"Waite, Joseph, Royalston. Private, Capt. Abel "Wilder's co., Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, Corjioral, Lieut. Jona-
than Sibley's detachment, Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21,
1777 ; discharged Aug. 26, 1777 ; service, 10 days, including 5 daj's (105 miles)
travel home ; detachment marched from Royalston to Bcmiington Aug. 21,
1777.

Waite, Josiah, Athol (also given Sutton) . Private, Capt. John Grainger's co.,
Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May
1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7,
1775.

Waite, Josiah, Framingham. Petition addressed to Gen. Ward, dated Camp Cam-
bridge, June 5, 1775, signed by said Waite and others belonging to Capt. Drury's
CO., stating that they had enlisted to serve in Col. Nixon's regt., but had been
shifted to Col. Gardner's regt., and requesting that they might be ])ermitted to
continue in Col. Nixon's regt. ; also. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Drury's co., Col.
John Nixon's (5th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4,
1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Winter Hill, Sept.
30, 1775.

Waite, Josiah. 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, Commi-ssary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman.

Waitk, Nath., Hubbardston. Capt. AYilliam Marean's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11
days.

Waite, Nathaniel, Royalston. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co.. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (fith) regt.; pay roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780; a^so, pay roll for
6 months men raised by the town of Royalston for service in the Continental
Army during 1780: marched July 12, 1780; discharged Jan. 24, 1781; service,
6 mos. 21 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 405

вЦ†Waite, Nathaniel. Quartermaster Sergeant, Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; mus-
ter roll of field and start" officers, dated Providence ; appointed July 10, 1777 ;
term to expire Jan. 1, 1778; also, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co.. Col. Keyes's
regt. ; boimty allowed for service from 3 months after date of enlistment, July
10, 1777, to Jan. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 24 days, at Rhode Island.

"Waite, Neheaiiah, Hatfield. Drummer, Capt. Perez Graves's co., which marched
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to "Ware; service, 2
days ; reported returned home.

"Waite, Oliver. Private, Capt. Jonathan Maynard'sco., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's
(7th) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1781 ; enlisted July 7 (also given Feb. 7) ,
1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at Peeks-
kill; reported on command with Col. Putnam; also, muster rolls for Sept.
and Dec, 1781 ; reported on command with Col. Putnam in Sept., 1781.

Waite, Peter, Danvers. Private, Capt. White's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (.5th)
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Sept. 10, 1777, to Dec.
31,1779; residence, Danvers ; credited to town of Danvers ; term, 3 years; also,
Capt. McFarland's corps of invalids; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1780, to Sept. 10, 1780; reported discharged; also, Capt.
Moses McFarland's co. of invalids stationed at Boston, Col. Nicola's regt. ;
inspection return dated Aug. 1, 1780. [See Peter Wade.]

Waite, Phineas. Corporal, Capt. Moses Harvey's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 17 days, at
Saratoga, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein-
force Northern army until last of Nov., 1777.

Waite, Richard, Amherst. Private, Capt. Reuben Dickinson's co.. Col. Wood-
bridge's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted Jiuie 15, 1775 ; service,
1 mo. 18 days.

Waite, Richard. Private, Capt. Thomas Whipple's co.. Col. James Converse's
(Worcester Co.) regt. ; service, 3 days ; company marched towards Providence
on an alarm in July, 1777. Roll dated New Braintree.

Waite, Richard. Private, Capt. Loring Lincoln's co., which marched imder com-
mand of Lieut. Col. Flagg on the alarm at Bemiington in 1777 ; service, 5 days;
company probably belonged to Leicester.

Waite, Richard. List of men belonging to Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co. who re-
ceived arms from the Province store, dated North Kingston, Dec. 15, 1777 ; also,
Private, Capt. Newell's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 7, 1777 ;
enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1778; roll dated Providence; also, same co. and
regt. ; boimty allowed for service from 3 months after date of enlistment, Aug.
7, 1777, to Jan. 3, 1778, 1 mo. 26 days, at Rhode Island.

Waite, Samuel, Boxford. Private, Capt. Richard Peabody's co., Col. Edward Wig-
glesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Ticonderoga in 1776;
222 miles travel allowed said Waite.

Waite, Samuel, Ipswich. Capt. Gideon Parker's co.. Col. Moses Little's regt. ; re-
ceii)t for advance pay, signed by said Waite and others, dated Cambridge, July
2, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp Prospect Hill,
Dec. 28, 1775; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Nathaniel Wade's co. who
received Continental arms, dated Prospect Hill, 1776; also, Capt. Wade's co. ;
return of men who enlisted for the year 1776 ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 ; said Waite's
place reported to have been taken by his son, Aaron Waite, Ai)ril 1, 1776 ; also.
Private, Capt. Wade's co.. Col. Moses Little's (12th) regt. ; muster roll endorsed
"1776 ; " also, receipt given to Capt. Wade dated Ii)swich, Feb. 24, 1777, signed
by said Waite, for wages due him for service to ^Vlarch 31, 1776, in Capt. Wade's
CO., Col. Little's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Joseph Hodgkins's co.. Col. Tim-



40() MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Waite, Samuel, contintied.

othy Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's
Island and sworn to at Camp near Half Moon ; enlisted May 19, 1777 ; enlist-
ment, 8 months ; also, descriptive list of men raised by the town of Ipswich
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to re-
solve of April 20, 1778, as returned to Col. Jonathan Cogswell, dated Ipswich,
July 4, 1778; age, 60 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for
town of Ipswich; also, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathan
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 15, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 4 mos. 16 days,
at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; payroll for Dec, 1779, allowing
1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (106 miles) home.

"Waite, Solomon, Hatfield. Private, Capt. Perez Graves's co., which marched
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to "Ware; service, 2
days ; reported retiUTied home.

Waite, Thojlvs. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, agree-
able to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosuier, Superintendent
for said comity, Nov. 24, 1779 ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middle-
sex Co. to serve in the Continental Army for the tenn of 9 months, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Spring-
field, July 19, 1779; Capt. "Walton's co., Col. Stearns's regt.; age, 17 yrs.;
stature, 5 ft. 5h in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Cambridge.

"Waite, "Willlvm, New Braintree. Capt. Peter Harwood's co.. Col. Leamed's regt. ;
receipt for bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 20, 1775; also, Private,
Capt. 'S\'illiani Toogood's (5th) co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from iMarch 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited
to town of Brookfield ; reported re-enlisted for the war ; also, same co. and
regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who
had not been aksent subsequently excejjt on furlough, etc., certified at Camp
near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, (late) Capt. Toogood's co., Col. Nixon's
(5th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; enlisted March 15,
1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported on command with Col. Baldwin; also,
(late) Capt. Toogood's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay rolls for Jmie-Oct.,
1779; also, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; pay rolls for
Nov. and Dec, 1779.

"Waite, Willl\m, South Hadley. Capt. Noah Goodman's (South Hadley) co.,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days.

"Waite, "William, Sutton. Capt. Daniel Bucknam's (Artillery) co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days ; reported returned home.

"Waite, "William, Sutton. Private, Capt. James Greenwood's co. of militia, Col.
Leamed's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 7 days.

"Waite, "William. Private, Capt. Eli Parker's co., Col. Leonard's regt. ; enlisted
May 8, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 8 (also given 2 mos. 9) days ; company marched
from Hampshire Co. May 8, 1777, to reinforce Continental Army at Ticon-
deroga for 2 months.

"^'aitt, Daniel. Private, Capt. Benjamin "U^illcox's co., Col. Nathaniel Freeman's
regt. ; entered service Sept. 29, 1777 ; service, 30 days, on a secret expedition
to Rhode Island.

"Waitt, Darius, Modford. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ;
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 23, 1776; regiment rai.sed
to serve until INIarch 1, 1777; also, Capt. Stephen Dana's co.. Col. Mclntush's
(Mcintosh's) regt.; arrived at camp March 20 [1778] ; discharged April 5
[1778] ; service, 17 days, at the Lines at Boston.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 407



Waitt, Edward. Private, Capt. John Devereux's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.
of guards; muster roll for Jan., 1778, dated Winter Hill ; also, same co. and
regt. ; service from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 1 day, at Cambridge ;
roll dated Winter Hill.

Waitt, Ezra, Lynn. Private, Capt. Ezra Xcwhall's (Lynn) co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 17 days; also, Capt.
Newhall's co.. Col. John Mansfield's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by
said Waitt and others, dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775; also, Private, same co.
and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 6, 1775 ; sersice, 1 mo.
5 days; also, Capt. Newhall's co., Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by
Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Waitt, Jacob, Marblehead. Capt. John Selman's (8th) co.. Col. John Glover's
(21st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Waitt and others, dated
Cambridge, June 27, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 25, 1775; service, 2^ mos. 5 days; also, company
return dated Camp at Cambridge, Oct. 9, 1775; company marched to Cam-
bridge Jime 22, 1775 ; " time out " Dec. 31, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu
of bounty coat dated Marblehead, Jan. 3, 1776 ; also, memorandum of firelocks
received of sundry officers and soldiers ; date of delivery, Feb. 16, 1776.

Waitt, Jacob. Private, Capt. Nathan Sergeant's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; detached July 2, 1778 ; service to July 17, 1778, 15 days ; regiment sta-
tioned at Winter Hill.

Waitt, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.
of guards ; joined Jan. 12, 1778 ; service to April 3, 1778, 82 days, at Cambridge.

Waitt, Johx. Eetum showing number of prisoners, comprising officers and crews
of five privateers belonging to Salem, Marblehead, and Cape Ann, taken by a
British ship of war, accompanying a petition to the General Court, asking that
measures be taken to effect their release, endorsed " Aug't 11 1780; " signature
of said Waitt appears with those of other owners and agents of the captured
privateers affixed to said return.

Waitt, Phineas. Private, Capt. Dan. Haws's co.. Col. Samuel Holden Parsons's
(10th) regt. ; enlistment agreement in which said Waitt and others engaged to
serve until Jan. 15, "next; " reported enlisted Dec. 5, 1775, and forwarded to
camp by John Caldwell, one of enlistment committee for Worcester Co.

Waitt, Samtcjel, Maiden. Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's co.. Col. Mclntush's
(Mcintosh's) regt. ; arrived at camp ilarch 20 [1778] ; discharged April 5
[1778] ; service, 17 days, at the Lines at Boston.

Waitt, Timothy, Boston. Landsman, ship "Essex" (privateer), commanded by
Capt. John Cathcart ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk
Co., Jime 12, 1780 ; age, 24 yrs. ; residence, Boston.

Waitt, WrLLLiJi. Captain, Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers;
commissioned Jime 29, 1778.

Wakefbild, Ebenezer. Sergeant, Capt. Abraham Foster's co.. Col. Samuel Bul-
lard's regt. ; engaged Aug. 18, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 : service, 3 mos.
24 days, near Stillwater, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company
marched to reinforce Northern army under Gen. Gates.

Wakefeild, Ezekiel, Wells. Private, Capt. Stephen Titcomb's (3d Wells) co.
of militia. Col. Tristram Jordan's re.gt., wliicli marched April 21, 1775, in re-
sponse to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days.



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