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vice, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2,
1780; also, receipt dated Taunton, Marrli 13, 1781, for bounty paid John Will-
son by said Walker, Lieutenant, to serve in the Continental Army for the term
of 3 years.



IX tup: war of the reyolutiox. 473

Walker, Peter, Topsfield (also given Topsham). List of men mustered by
Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1777;
Capt. Blasdale's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; reported received
State bounty ; also, Private, Lieut. Colonel's co., (late) (Jol. Wigglesworth's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; residence, Topsfield; reported promoted to Corporal Aug. 1, 1778,
to Sergeant March 13, 1779; also, Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Wiggles-
worth's regt.; return dated Camp Valley Forge, Feb. 5, 1778; residence, Top-
sham ; enlisted for town of Topsham ; mustered by Maj. Barber, Comity Muster
Master; also. Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll for May, 1778, dated
Camp Valley Forge ; reported on command at the Lines; a^so, same co. and
regt.; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp "Greeage;" also. Corporal,
same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1778, sworn to at Camj) Providence ; also,
Sergeant, (late) Lieut. Col. Dudley Coleman's co., (late) Col. Wigglesworth's
regt. commanded by Maj. Porter; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated
Providence; engaged Dec. 22, 1776; term, 3 years.

Walker, Peter. Private, Capt. William Lithgow's co. ; marched Feb. 19, 1776;
service to Aug. 8, 1776, 5 mos. 18 days; company stationed at Falmoutli, Cum-
berland Co., for defence of seacoast.

Walker, Peter. List of men belonging to Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. who
were discharged ; Capt. Draper's co. ; said Walker discharged Nov. 11, 1776.

Walker, Peter, Jr., Ptoxbury. Descriptive list of men mustered to serve in the
Continental Army, as returned by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk
Co., dated Boston, May 25, 1780; Col. Wesson's regt.; occupation, Drummer;
age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Roxbury; mus-
tered by Ensign E. Mills ; reported received State bomity ; also. Private, Capt.
Amos Cogswell's co., Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from May 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; credited to town of
Roxbury; also, descriptive list endorsed " West Point Jan. 8th, 1781; " Capt.
Cogswell's CO., 8th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Michael Jackson; age, 17
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, dark ; birthplace, Roxbury ;
residence, Roxbury ; enlisted May -, 1780, by Ensign Mills, at Boston ; enlist-
ment, during war.

Walker, Peter, Sr., Roxbury. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Ebenezer Gore's (1st) co., Col. William Mcintosh's (1st
Suffolk Co.) regt. ; residence, Roxbury ; engaged for town of Roxbury ; joined
Capt. Cogswell's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; term, 3 years, to expire April -,
1780; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, ^March 30, 1777; Capt. Amos Coggswell's co.. Col.
Wesson's regt. ; reported received State bovinty ; also. Private, Capt. Amos
Cogswell's (2d) co.. Col. James Wesson's regt. ; Continental Army pay ac-
covmts for service from March 19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and
regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; mustered by Col. Barber, State Muster
Master; also, list of men who re-enlisted between Oct. 22, 1779, and Nov. 24,
1779, for the war and who received State and Continental bounties, as returned
by Maj. Joseph Pettengill, of 9th Mass. regt. ; also, Private, Colonel's co.. Col.
James Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780: also, descriptive list endorsed "West Point
Jan. 8th, 1781;" Capt. Cogswell's co., 8th ]Ma.ss. regt. commanded by Col.
Michael Jackson; age, 39 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.: complexion, light; hair,
dark; occixpation, tailor; birthplace, Roxbury; residence, Roxbury; enlisted
Nov. -, 1779, by Capt. Farley, at West Point ; enlistment, during war.

Walker, Peter S. Private, Capt. J. K. Smith's (3d) co. formerly commanded
by Capt. Peter Clayes, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for



4:74 J^LISSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Walker, Peter S., continued.

wages for the year 1781 ; wages allowed said Walker from Feb. 4, 1781, to Oct.
1, 1781, 7 mos. 25 days ; reported deserted Oct. 1, 1781.

Walker [?], Philemon. Private, Capt. Abraham Andrews's co.. Col. Cyprian
How's regt.; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service,
3 mos. 7 days, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home; regiment detached
from Middlesex Co. militia to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Walker, Philip, Rehoboth. Corporal, Capt. Sylvanus ISIartin's co.. Col. Thomas
Carpenter's regt.; service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to
Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel
Carpenter's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt.; service from April 21, 1777, 23
days; company stationed at Tiverton, R. I.; also, Capt. Carpenter's co.. Col.
Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service from May 13, 1777, to July 5, 1777, 1 mo. 25
days, including travel (3 days) on march home from Point Judith in North
(also given South) Kingston to Rehoboth ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. John
Perry's co.. Col. Abicl Mitchel's regt.; ai)pointed July 13,1780; discharged
Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island; regiment raised to
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Walker, Phixeas, Rutland. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. David Bent's (Rutland) co. of
militia, Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in
response to the alarm of Ajml 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 6 days; re-
ported returned home; also, Captain, 4th co., Col. Nathan Si)arlia\vk's (7th
Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several
companies in .said regiment, dated Petersham, March 24, 1776 ; ordered in
Council April 6, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commis-
sioned April 5 [ ? ], 1776 ; also, Cajitain of a detachment of guards, 7th Worces-
ter Co. regt.; entered service Oct. 3, 1779; discharged Oct. 20, 1779; .service,
18 days ; detachment stationed at Rutland ; also, petition addressed to the
Coimcil, dated Rutland, March 13, 1780, signed by said Walker, Captain, 4th
CO., and David Bent, Captain, 5th co., 7th Worcester Co. regt., stating that
they had presented their resignations to the Colonel of the regiment, but not-
withstanding that fact were called upon to perform service, and asking that
said resignations might be accepted on account of their impaired health and
advanced age ; certificate dated Boston, Ajjril 4, 1780, signed by Jonathan Grout,
Colonel, 7th Worcester Co. regt., certifies that the reasons given in the petition
are satisfactory and that it would be for the benefit of the service to permit
Capt. Walker and Capt. Bent to resign their commissions; ordered in Council
April 5, 1780, that the resignations be accepted.

Walker, Phineas. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook-
field ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5i months for each
single poll in said precinct ; said Walker credited with service for 1 mo.

Walker, Pomp. Private, brigantine "Freedom," commanded by Capt. John
Clouston ; engaged Aug. 27, 1776 ; service to Dec. 27, 1776, 4 mos.

Walker, Primus (also given Prince and Prentice). Private, Capt. Jo.seph
Bates's CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster rolls for April and
May, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during war; a^so, muster rolls for
June and July, 1781; reported on command at West Point; also, muster roll
for Aug., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill ; reported on command at West Point;
also, muster roll for Sept., 1781 ; reported sick at New Windsor; also, muster
roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Huts : reported sick at New Windsor;
0^.90, return of the sick belonging to 1st >[ass. brigade in hospital at New
Windsor, dated Dec. 24, 1781 ; said Walker reported as belonging to 7th Mass.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 475

"Walker, PEnrus (also given Prince and Prentice), continued.

regt. ; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Bates's co., Lieut. Col.
Brooks's regt. ; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5^ in. ; complexion, dark ; liair,
dark; birthplace, Londonderry, N. H. ; enlistment, during war; also, Capt.
Bates's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.; nluster rolls for Dec, 1781, Jan. and
Feb., 1782, dated York Huts and sworn to at West Point; reported sick at
New Windsor; also, return of recruits sent by state of Massachusetts as portion
of her quota of the Continental Army subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, who were
reported as unfit for duty ; 7th Mass. regt. ; also, return of recruits belonging
to 7th Mass. regt. who had been mustered out by the Inspector General, dated
West Point, May 26, 1782; age, 25 yrs. 11 mos. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; enlisted
for town of Amesbury ; enlisted March 9, 1781 ; enlistment, during war; also,
return of men belonging to 7th Mass. regt. who were transferred to the regi-
ment of invalids, or assigned to other duties, or to be discharged, dated West
Point, June 23, 1782 ; said Walker reported transferred to regiment of invalids
on account of a chronic complaint.

Walker, Reuben. Private, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co.. Col. Dean's regt.; en-
listed March 4, 1781 ; discharged March 18, 1781 ; service, l-t,days, at Rhode
Island.

Walker, Rich., Boston. Gunner's Mate, ship "Essex" (privateer), commanded
by Capt. John Cathcart; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in
Suffolk Co., June 12, 1780; age, 29 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6i in. ; residence, Boston.

Walker, Richard, Boston. Lieutenant, Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Aug. 29, 1778; reported
killed Aug. 29, 1778; also. Lieutenant, Capt. John Langdon's co.. Col. Jack-
son's regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1778, dated Lancaster; also, same regt. ; return
of officers for clothing, dated Boston, March 20, 1778 ; also, Capt. Langdon's
CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for June, July, and Aug., 1778, sworn to at
Providence ; reported died of his wounds Aug. 30, 1778 ; also, return certified
at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col.
Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massa-
chusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regi-
ment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement
of April 9, 1779; rank. Lieutenant; residence, Boston ; appomted Feb. 1, 1777;
said Walker returned among officers belonging to Col. Henry Jackson's regt.
who were not included in the above arrangement ; reported killed in action at
Rhode Island Aug. 29, 1778.

Walker, Richard, Reboboth (probably) . List of men drafted for 6 weeks service
at Rhode Island, dated July 27, 1778 ; also, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas
Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1778 ; discharged Sept.
10, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island.

Walker, Richard. Steward, brigantine "Hawke," commanded by Capt. Jona-
than Oakes; engaged May 3, 1777; service. 1 mo., with the fleet imder Com-
modore John Manley. Roll sworn to in ^liddlesex Co.

Walker, Richard. List of men subscribing to regulations for formation of an
Independent co. to be rai.sed in Boston ; officers of said Boston Independent co.
commissioned in Council Dec. 7, 1776, Maj. Gen. John Hancock to serve as
Colonel, Henry Jackson to serve as Lieutenant Colonel; also, Private, Gen.
Jolm Hancock's (Boston Independent) co. commanded bj' Lieut. Col. Henry
Jackson; arrived at camp April 17, 1777; discharged May 5, 1777; service, 21:^
days, at Rhode Island, travel (45 miles) included; company probably marched
from Boston April 15, 1777.

Walker, Richard. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at place of rendezvous,



476 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

Walker, Richard, continued.

agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779 ; Capt. Champney's co. ; age, 25 (also given
27) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 (also given 5 ft. 8) in. ; hair, black ; eyes, black ; com-
plexion, dark; engaged for town of Boston; reported sent forward July 12,
1779; a/so, list of men returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam, Super-
intendent for Suffolk Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, at Springfield, Sept.
20, 1779 ; also, list of men returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by
Lieut. Reuben Lilley, at Springfield, Aug. 15, 1779.

"Walker, Richard. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel Ide's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 17S0; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 9 days; com-
pany marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 31, 1780,
and there served under Gen. Hieth.

"Walker, Richmond, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah "Walker's co., Col. Pope's
(Bristol Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 8, 1776; service, 13 days ; company marched
to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

Walker, Richmond, Dighton. Fifer, Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. John Hath-
away's regt. ; service, 21 days, at Rhode Island ; company marched fi'om
Dighton to Tiverton, R. I., April 23, 1777; also, Capt. Ephraini Hathaway's
CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service from July 20, 1777, to Aug. 24,
1777, 1 mo. 5 days, at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Philip Hathway's co.. Col.
Josiah "Whitney's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 24 (also given 1 mo. 27) days, at Rhode
Island ; warrant for pay allowed in Council Nov. 29, 1777.

"Walker, Richmond (also given Richard) , Dighton. Descriptive list of men mus-
tered for Continental service subsequent to Sept. 16 [year not given], by James
Leonard, Muster Master for Bristol Co. ; Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; age, 17
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; engaged for town of Dighton ; also, Private, Light
Infantry co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army jiay accounts for
service from Sept. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Nathaniel Jarvis's co.,
Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1778 ; also, .same co. and regt. ; pay rolls
for June, July, and Aug., 1778, sworn to at Camp Providence; also, same co.
and regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, certified at Pawtuxet ; also, Lieut. Thomas
Hunt's CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1778, sworn to at Pawtuxet ;
also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1779, sworn to at Pawtuxet; also,
Lieut. Hunt's (4th) co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for March, 1779, sworn
to at Pawtuxet; also, Capt. William Scott's (4th) co.. Col. Jackson's regt.;
muster roll for April, 1779, dated Garrison Pawtuxet; enlisted Sei)t. 8, 1777;
enlistment, 3 years; also, 4th co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; company return dated
Providence, July 8, 1779; also, Capt. William Scott's (Light Infantry) co.,
Col. Jackson's regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1779; also. Light Infantry co.. Col.
Jackson's regt.; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at
Providence ; engaged Sept. 1, 1777 ; also, Capt. Himt's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for .service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Sept. 22, 1780 ;
residence, Digliton ; also, 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. Ilenrj' Sherburne's
regt., who were incorporated into a regiment luider the command of Col. Henry
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Capt. Scott's Co.;
rank. Private ; residence, Dighton ; engaged for town of Dighton ; engaged
Sept. 10, 1777; term, 3 years; also, Capt. Scott's (flight Infantry) co.. Col.
Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for April-July, 1780; reported transferred to 4th co.
Aug. 1, 1780.

Walker, Richmond. 2d Sergeant, Capt. Henry Brightman's co., Col. James
Dean's regt. ; entered service March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; ser-
vice, 6 days; company detached from Freetown, Berkley, and Dighton, to
serve for 40 days, unless sooner discharged.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 477



Walker, Robert, Gageborough (Windsor). Corporal, Capt. Nathan Watkins's
CO. of Minute-men, which marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; reported enlisted into the army May 5, 1775 ;
also, list of men belonging to Maj. Cady"s co. who came forward with Col.
Patterson but wished to return ; permission granted by vote of Council of War
May 13 [1775], that such men as had not enlisted might return home; also.
Corporal, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. John Paterson's regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, com-
pany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, receipt for bounty coat dated Nov. 13,
1775 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Watkins's (Gth) co.. Col. Edmimd Phinney's regt. ;
muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; engaged Jan. 1, 177G;
reported advanced to Ensign April 15, 1776; also reported re-engaged Nov. 13,
1776, as 2d Lieutenant in Col. Brewer's regt. ; also, Lieutenant, Col. Ebenezer
Sprout's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779 ; 100 silver dollars reported as having been paid to said Walker
at New York per Capt. Shurtleff, probably while said Walker was m captivity ;
also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Watkins's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; return
made agi-eeable to order of Coimcil of Dec. 26, 1777 ; reported promoted to 1st
Lieutenant, Capt. Elisha Brewer's co., Col. Brewer's regt., Jan. 9 [year not
given] ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Brewer's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; return dated
Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 23, 1778, signed by said Walker; also, order dated
Camp near Valley Forge, April 9, 1778, signed by said Walker, Lieutenant,
and others, officers of Col. Brewer's regt., for clothmg to be delivered to Lieut.
Col. Littlefield; also, 2d Lieutenant, (late) Col. Brewer's (12th) regt. com-
manded by Maj. Tobias Femald ; return of officers for the moiety of money
due July 15, 1779 ; reported left out of the arrangement Sept. 8, 1778, being a
prisoner of war; also, Lieutenant and Captain, Col. Sprout's regt. ; Continen-
tal Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; Lieu-
tenant's wages for 9 months and Captain's wages for 3 months allowed said
Walker; reported a prisoner; also, certificate signed by Maj. Gen. W. Heath,
dated Boston, July 2, 1781, certifying that said Walker, Lieutenant, was an
officer in (late) Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. from Jan. 1, 1777; that he was
taken prisoner April 7, 1778, and detained till April 1, 1781 ; and that immedi-
ately after his exchange he informed said Heath of his desire to remain longer
in the service.

Walker, Robert. Seaman, brigantiae " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John
Cathcart; engaged June 2, 1779; discharged Jmie 23, 1779; service, 21 days.
Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

Walker, Robert. List of men probably belonging to Col. Loammi Baldwin's regt.
[year not given].

Walker, Sampson. Private, Capt. Stephen Russell's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's
regt., Gen. Warner's brigade ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30,
1777; service, 3 mos. 28 days, in Northern department, including 12 days (240
miles) travel home. Roll dated Dracut.

Walker, Samson, Merrimack. Capt. Archelaus Towne's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Bridge's (27th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Walker and
others, dated Cambridge, July 6, 1775: also. Sergeant, same co. and regt.;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days;
also, order for bounty coat endorsed " Nov'r 20 " [1775].

Walker, Samson. Private, Capt. Zachariah Fitch's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's
regt. ; service from Aug. 23 [1776], to Sept. 30 [1776], 1 mo. 9 days.

Walker, Samson. Private, Capt. John Moore's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ;
muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778; enlisted April 1,



478 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Walker, Samson, continued.

1778 ; service guarding troops of convention ; enlistment, '6 months from April
2, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 2, 1778; service to July 3, 1778,
3 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge.

"Walker, Samuel, Billerica. Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney'sco., Col. Bridge's
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
6 days; also, Capt. Stickney's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; receipt
for advance pay, signed by said Walker and others, dated Cambridge, Jmie 26,
1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted
April 25, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days ; also, company return dated Cambridge,
Sept. 25, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Cambridge, Nov. IG, 1775; also, account dated Watertown, Fob. 9, 1776, ren-
dered by said "S\'alker, for losses sustained at tlie battle of Bimker Hill-; also,
account showing sums of money to be paid from the public treasury to sundry
persons for losses sustained at battles of Lexington and Bimker Hill ; amounts
allowed in Council June 27, 1776.

"Walker, Samuel, Framingham. Private, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co., Col.
Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 28, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 6 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home ; regiment
raised for 3 months.

"Walker, Samuel, Framingham. 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, de-
scriptive list of men rai.sed 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 Sprhigfield, July 14, 1780;
age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of
Framingham ; marched to camp July 14, 1780, under command of Capt. Han-
cock ; also. Private, Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Peter Clayes,
Col. Thomas Nixon's (fith) regt.; payroll for July, 1780; enlisted July 14,
1780; also, Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Benjamin Pike, Col.
Nixon's regt. ; pay roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780; reported transferred to liglit
infantry co. ; also, Capt. Abel Holden's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Nixon's
regt. ; pay roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780; service, 1 mo. ; reported sick at ISIor-
ristown ; also, li.st of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig.
Gen. Patei-son as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct.
25, 1780; also. Private, Capt. Holden's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; pay roll for
Oct., 1780; service, 26 days; also, payroll for 6 months men raised by tlie
town of Framingham for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched
July 10, 1780 : discharged Oct. 26, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 26 days, including travel
(180 miles) home.

"Walker, Samuel, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. John Homes's (Hopkinton) co. of
militia. Col. Samuel P.uUard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Roxbury ; service, 12 days.

"Walker, Samuel, Paxton. List of men mustered to serve in the Continental Army
for the term of 9 months ; said "Walker appears among men belonging to Capt.
Maj-nard's co.. Col. Denny's regt.; engaged for town of Paxton; mustered
May 9 [year not given, probably 1778] ; also, descriptive list of men raised by
the town of Paxton to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20,
1778, as returned by Capt. Adam Majmard, dated Paxton, May 26, 1778; Capt.
Maynard's co., Col. Denny's regt.; age, 22 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 (also given 5
ft. 6) in. ; complexion, dark (also given light) ; hair, dark ; residence, Paxton ;
also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan "Wanier, Commissioner, by



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 479

"Walker, Samuel, contimied.

Col. II. Putnam, July 20, 1778; also, list of men returned as mustered liy
Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fislikill, Aug. 1, 1778;
arrived at Fislikill June 7, 1778.

Walker, Samuel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Jacob Fuller's cc. Col. John Jacobs's
regt.; enlisted May 27, 1778; service, 7 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island; enlist-



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