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also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract of pay to last of
July, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cam-
bridge, Oct. 30, 1775.

Jacobs, Jonathan. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by
Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, 3 years or during war ;
reported received State bounty.

Jacobs, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Thomas Whipple's co. of guards ; service between
April 20, 1780, and Dec. 20, 1780, 23 days ; company raised for 8 months and sta-
tioned at Rutland.

Jacobs, Jonathan. List of prisoners brought to Marblehead in the cartel "Pacific"
to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissary
[year not given] ; said Jacobs, a Seaman, reported as having been taken in a
trading vessel by the British ship " Milford."

Jacobs, Joseph. List of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison ship " Lord
Sandwich" and landed at Bristol March 7, 1778; reported a Captain.

Jacobs, Joshua, Portsmouth. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the armed ship
" America," commanded hj Capt. John Somes, sworn to in Suffolk Co., June 8,
1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Portsmouth.

Jacobs, Joshua, Scituate. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col.
John Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 15
days ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co. ; list of officers belonging
to Gen. Thomas's regt. who were commissioned May 19, 1775; also, Capt.
Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Gen. John Thomas's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; engaged May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return dated
Oct. 6, 1775.



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Jacobs, Josi.vh. List of prisoners brought to Marblehead in the cartel " Pacific " to be
exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissary [year
not given] ; said Jacobs, a Seaman, reported as having been taken in a trading
vessel by the British ship "Milford."

Jacobs, Lemuel. List of men mustered between Aug. 18, 1777, and Sept. 10, 1777, by
James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Robinson's regt. ; enlisted
by Capt. Stowers; also, Capt. Seth Stowers's co., Col. J. Robinson's regt.; en-
listed July 1, 1777; service, 6 mos., at Rhode Island.

Jacobs, Michael McCoolet. Seaman, State brig " Hazard," commanded by Capt.
John Foster Williams; engaged July 1, 1778; discharged Oct. 14, 1778; service,
3 mos. 15 days.

Jacobs, Nathan, Royalston. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt. ; enlisted July 3, 1779 ; discharged Dec. 25, 1779 ; service, 5 mos. 28 days, at
Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for
Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island,
travel (100 miles) included.

Jacobs, Nathaniel, Royalston. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall,
Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Woodbury's co.. Col. Grout's regt. ; en-
gaged for town of Royalston; mustered July 6, 1779; also. Colonel's co., 12th
Mass. regt.; entered service July 10, 1779; discharged April 10, 1780; term, 9
months; also. Private, Capt. Ephraira Stearns's co.. Col. John Rand's regt.; en-
listed July 9, 1780; discharged Oct. 11, 1780; service, 3 mos. 14 days, including
11 days (214 miles) travel home; regiment raised in Worcester Co. to serve for 3
months.

Jacobs, Primus, Danvers. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th cos., of Danvers; residence, Danvers; engaged for town
of Danvers ; joined Capt. Page's co.. Col. Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years ; reported
as belonging to 3d co. ; also, Private, Capt. Samuel Page's co.. Col. Benjamin
Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 21, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Samuel Page's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt.;
subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, March 21, 1777, to time of marching;
credited with 27 days allowance; also, Maj. William Lithgow's co., Col. Benja-
min Tupper's regt.; muster roll for March, 1779, dated West Point; enlisted
March 21, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also. Major's co., Col. Tupper's regt. ; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 21, 1780; re-
ported discharged March 21, 1780; also, return of men raised in Essex Co. for
Continental service, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of
Danvers; engaged July 3, 1781.

Jacobs, Richard. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by
Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co.; Capt. Bartlett's co.. Col.
Wesson's regt.; term, 3 years or during war; also. Private, Capt. John Spoor's
CO., Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s regt. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 23, 1781 ;
service, 11 days; company ordered to march to Barnes's Heiths in Stillwater Oct.
12, 1781, on an alarm.

Jacobs, Samuel, Providence, R. I. Private, Capt. Jesse Saunders's co.. Col. Paul
Dudley Seargeant's (Sargent's) 28th regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed May 9, 1775; service, 84 days; also, Capt. John Wiley's co.. Col. Sargent's
regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Jacobs, Samuel, Wells. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as
received of John Frost, Superintendent for York Co., by Capt. Samuel Leighton,
at Kittery, June 1, 1778, to be conducted to Fishkill and delivered to Brig. Jonathan
AYarner ; 2d co., 1st York Co. regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion,



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Jacobs, Samuel, continued.

dark ; residence, Wells ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan War-
ner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Wells ;
arrived at Fishkill June 4, 1778; also, Private, (late) Capt. Samuel Sayer's co.,
commanded by Lieut. Samuel Young subsequent to Aug. 3, 1779, (late) Maj. Lit-
tlefield's detachment of York Co. militia; enlisted July 7, 1779; discharged Sept.
6, 1779; service, 2 mos., on Penobscot expedition.

Jacobs, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Webb's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 27, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 5, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 19 days, at
Peekskill, N. Y., including 11 days (220 miles) travel home.

Jacobs, Simeon. i Private, Capt. Dan. Haws's co.,Col. Samuel Holden Parsons's (10th)
regt. ; enlistment agreement in which said Jacobs 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.

Jacobs, Simeon. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; ser-
vice, lOi days, travel included; company served in the Jerseys for 3 months;
warrant for pay allowed in Council Aug. 12, 1777; also. Corporal, Capt. William
Marean's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) regt. of guards; muster rolls dated
Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778; enlisted March 28, 1778; enlistment,
3 months from April 2,1778; also, Capt. William Marean's co.. Col. Stairns's
(Stearns's) regt. of guards; service from March 27, 1778, to July 2, 1778, 3 mos.
6 days, guarding troops of conventional Cambridge; also, Capt. Jotham Hough-
ton's CO., Col. Samue\ Denny's (2d) regt.. Gen. Fellows's brigade; engaged Oct.
24, 1779 ; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 1 mo. 8 days, at Claverack ; roll dated Petersham.

Jacobs, Tobey. List dated Boston Harbor, on board the brig " Reprisal," Feb. 10,
1778, of men belonging to the crew of the brig " Reprisal," commanded by Capt.
James Brown, taken by a British frigate Feb. 19 [ ? ] , 1778 ; also, Seaman, sloop
"Providence," commanded by Capt. John Peck Rathburn; list of men entitled
to prize shares in the " Loyalty " and " Wreck " [year not given] .

Jacobs, Whitman (also given Whitman, Jr.), Athol. Return made by Capt. John
Oliver and Capt. Thomas Lord to Seth Washburn^ Superintendent for Brig.
Warner's brigade, dated Athol, May 18, 1778, of 9 months men raised by the town
of Athol; Capt. Oliver's CO., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; age, 19yrs.; stature,
5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Athol; engaged May 8, 1778; reported
mustered May 19 [1778] ; also, descriptive list of men raised for Continental ser-
vice, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. ; also, list
of men raised in Worcester 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 Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; engaged for
town of Athol ; arrived at Fishkill June 7, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as mus-
tered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778;
also, list of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for
Worcester Co.; Capt. Oliver's co.. Col. Grout's regt. ; engaged for town of Athol;
mustered July 2, 1779.

Jacobs, William, West Stockbridge (also given Stockbridge) . Return of men raised
to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Increase Hewins's co. ; residence,
West Stockbridge ; engaged for town of West Stockbridge ; joined Capt. Miller's
CO., Col. Vose's regt. ; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June
1, 1778, by Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, during war;
reported received State bounty; a/so, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col.
Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 1, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp near Valley
Forge; enlisted May 13, 1777; reported on furlough; also, payrolls for Nov.,
1778-Jan., 1779, sworn to in Quarters at Providence ; also, muster roll for March



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Jacobs, William, contitiued.

and April, 1779, dated Providence; reported on command at Kingston; also,
Capt. Miller's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 3, 1781 ; Capt.
Jeremiah Miller's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; age, 51 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion,
dark; hair, dark; birthplace, New Haven, Conn. ; residence, Stockbridge; enlisted
May 13, 1777, by Capt. Miller at Stockbridge; enlistment, during war; also, Pri-
vate, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls for
Jan.-May, 1781, dated West Point; also, muster rolls for June and July, 1781,
dated Camp Phillipsborough ; reported on command at West Point; also, muster
roll for Aug., 1781 ; reported on command at West Point; also, muster rolls for
Sept.-Nov., 1781; also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts;
reported on furlough ; also, list of United States pensioners made up to Dec. 31,
1787, as returned by John Lucas, Commissary of Pensions ; regt. of invalids ; pen-
sioned Jan. 4, 1783 ; reported worn out in the service.

Jacobs, Wilson. Petition addressed to the Governor and Council, dated Boston, March
18, 1782, signed by Tristram Coffin, on behalf of himself and others, of Boston,
asking that said Jacobs be commissioned as commander of the schooner " Re-
prisal " (privateer) ; advised in Council March 18, 1782, that a commission be
issued.

Jacobus, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hicks's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's (1st
New York) regt.; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point; enlist-
ment, during war.

Jacoks, Jeremiah, Lanesborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Ebenezer Newell's (2d Lanesborough) co. [year not given] ;
residence, Lanesborough; engaged for town of Lanesborough; joined Capt.
Miller's co., Col. Vose's regt. ; term, during war.

Jacques, John. Account showing sums of money to be paid from the public treasury
to sundry persons for losses sustained at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill;
amounts allowed in Council June 13, 1776.

Jacques, Louis. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, agree-
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Walpole ; engaged Feb. 26,
1781 ; term, during war. [See Louis Jacques Sidane.]

Jacson, Baktholomew. Capt. Abraham Tyler's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's regt. ;
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775.

Jacson, Caleb, Cambridge Precinct. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated
Boston, Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed " Dorchester Heights."

Jacson, Edward. Private, Capt. Zebedee Redding's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos.

Jacson, Eleazer (also given Ebenezer). Private, Capt. Richard Dodge's co., Col.
Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt.; pay abstracts for Feb., March, and June, 1776;
also, return for mileage and subsistence allowed on return home at close of the
campaign in 1776, sworn to in SuflTolk Co., May 6, 1777; mileage (360 miles)
allowed said Jacson.

Jacson, Ephraim, Needham. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co., Col. John Jacobs's
regt. ; enlisted July 2, 1778 ; sei'vice, 6 mos. 2 days, at Rhode Island ; enlistment
to expire Jan. 1, 1779. Roll dated Tiverton.

Jacson, Joseph, Newtown. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's
regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated Boston,
Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed "Dorchester Heights."



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 705



Jacson, Prince. Private, Capt. Joshua Tobey's co. ; muster roll dated Nov. 1, 1775;
enlisted July 12, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 27 days.

Jacson, William, Dedham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
Col. "William Mcintosh's (1st Sufifolk Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. George
Gould, Capt. Abel Richards, and Capt. Ebenezer Battle, all of Dedham, dated
Dedham, Feb. 16, 1778; residence, Dedham; engaged for town of Dedham;
joined Lieut. Sturtevant's co.. Col. Weston's (AVesson's) regt. ; term, 3 years, to
expire April 23, 1780.

Jaesip, Joseph. Certificate dated Verplanck's Point, Oct. 23, 1782, signed by J. K.
Smith, Captain and Brigade Major, distributing recruits by order of Maj. Gen.
Heath, certifying that he had received said Jaesip (who had been mustered by
Maj. Barber to serve as a waiter to an ofBcer) of a class of the town of Newtown,
of which John Ragen was Chairman; certificate on reverse, dated Camp Ver-
planck's Point, Oct. 23, 1782, signed by Bartholomew Harris, D. C. G., certifies
that said Jaesip had been in actual service with him from July 1, 1782.

Jaffaras, James. Capt. Nicholson Broughton's co.. Col. John Glover's regt. ; order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 20,
1775.

Jafferat, Amos. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth
Co., to serve until Jan., 1778, or during the war, endorsed " July 1777; " Col.
Robinson's regt.; enlisted by Capt. Stowers.

Jafferat, Benjamin. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for
Plymouth Co., to serve until Jan., 1778, or during the war, endorsed 'вЩ¶ July 1777 ; "
Col. Robinson's regt. ; enlisted by Capt. Stowers.

Jaffs, Thomas. Receipt for guns, given to Col. L. Baldwin, dated Trenton, Jan. 2, 1777,
signed by said Jaffs and others.

Jafft, Isaac. Certificate dated Boston, April 7, 1778, signed by Capt. Robert Allen,
certifying that said Jafft was an Ensign in Col. Ichabod Alden's battalion in the
Continental service.

Jager, . [This name also appears under the form of Jaggar, Jagger.]

Jager, Rel-ben, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army ; resi-
dence, Boston ; engaged for town of Framingham ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Winthrop
Sargent's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Sept. 20, 1780; reported deserted Sept. 20, 1780;
also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who were in service before Aug. 1, 1777,
and who had not been absent subsequently except by leave of proper authority,
certified at Park near Morristown, Jan. 28, 1780. [See Reuben Gager.]

Jaggar, Reuben, Stanford. Sergeant, Capt. Winthrop Sergent's co.. Col. John Crane's
(3d Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 5,
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Stanford ; credited to town of Framingham.

Jaggar, William. Petition dated Boston, Sept. 13, 1779, signed by Samuel Broome,
asking that said Jaggar be commissioned as commander of the sloop " American
Revenue " (privateer) ; ordered in Council Sept. 13, 1779, that a commission be
issued.

Jagger, Reuben. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf-
folk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; also, descriptive return
made by order of Gen. Heath, dated Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt. Winthrop Sargent's
CO., 3d Artillery regt.; rank, Sergeant; age, 42 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; com-
plexion, dark; engaged March 4, 1777, by Capt. Drury ; term, during war.

Jagua, Seth. Private, Capt. Samuel Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 20, 1780 ; discharged Sept. 5, 1780 ; service, 17 days.



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Jaha, . [This name also appears under the form of Jahar, Jahor, Jeaha.]

Jaha, Eliakim. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve
of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county;
age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. -t in.; complexion, black; hair, black; eyes, black;
occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Sherburne; engaged July 16, 1781;
term, 6 months ; reported a negro.

Jahar, Caesar. Capt. Samuel Patch's co., Col. William Prescott's regt. ; order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 26, 1775.

Jahnsy, Edward. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by
Trueraan Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Stoddard's co. ; term,
3 years or during war ; reported received State bounty.

Jahoh, Caesar, Sherburne. Private, Capt. Samuel Patch's co.. Col. William Pres-
coat's (Prescott's) regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

jAi>fCE, Eleazer. Private, Capt. William Weston's co. ; service from Oct. 1, 1776, to
date of discharge, Jan. 7, 1777, 3 raos. 7 days; reported enlisted June 19, 1776;
company stationed at the Gurnet for defence of Plymouth harbor.

Jaince, Stephen. Private, Capt. William Weston's co. ; service from Oct. 1, 1776, to
date of discharge, Nov. 19, 1776, 1 mo. 18 days; reported enlisted June 19, 1776;
company stationed at the Gurnet for defence of Plymouth harbor.

Jains, Cheney, Brimfield. Private, Capt. Phineas Stebbins's co.. Col. Nathan Spar-
hawk's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 15, 1778; service, 1 mo. 26 days, including travel (80
miles) home; company detached to reinforce army under Gen. Sullivan but
ordered to Boston by resolve of Sept. 17, 1778.

Jakequa, Simeon. Private, Capt. Lemuel Stewart's co.; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; returned
May 23, 1775; service, 25^ days, on expedition against Ticonderoga and Crown
Point; mileage out and home (2i0 miles) allowed.

Jalat, John, Freetown. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. John Hathaway's
regt.; service, 20 days; company marched from Dighton to Tiverton, R. I.,
April 23, 1777. Roll sworn to at Taunton.

Jalison, Samuel, Sanford. Sergeant, Capt. Morgan Lewis's co., which marched April
21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days.

Jalley, Jabez. List of men mustered by Joseph Otis, Muster Master for Barnstalile
Co. ; Capt. James Davis's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; engaged for town of Barnsta-
ble; mustered May 20, 1777; term, 3 years; reported received State and Conti-
nental bounties.

Jamacia, James. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from Jan. 1,
17^2, 12 mos.

Jamaica, . [This name also appears under the form of Jamacia.]

Jamaica, James. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt.; service from July 1, 1781,
6 mos.

Jamerson, John, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt. ; enlisted June 29, 1779 ; discharged Dec. 25, 1779 ; service, 6 mos. 2 days,
at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll
for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode
Island, travel (100 miles) included.

Jamerson, Martin, North Yarmouth. Private, Capt. George White's co., Col. Benja-
min Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 24,
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. George White's co.. Col. Francis's regt.; sub-
sistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 20, 1777, to time of arrival at Ben-



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Jamersox, Maktin, continued.

nington ; credited with 61 days allowance ; 358 miles travel allowed said Jamer-
son ; also, Capt. George White's co., Col. Benjamin Tapper's regt. ; return dated
Jan. -, 1778 ; residence, North Yarmouth ; enlisted for town of North Yarmouth ;
mustered by County Muster Master Ilsley and by Col. Varrick, Continental
Muster Master ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March, 1779, dated West
Point; enlisted Jan. 24, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported transferred to light
infantry April 1, 1779; also, Capt. Samuel Page's (Light Infantry) co.,Col. Ben-
jamin Tupper's regt. ; muster roll dated West Point, April 5, 1779 ; also, Lieut.
Colonel's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 24, 1780; reported discharged Jan. 24, 1780.

Jamerson, Robert, Cape Elizabeth. Private, Capt. Samuel Dunn's co.. Col. Phin-
ney's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment. May 16, 1775, to date of
marching to headquarters, July 11, 1775; credited with 56 days allowance.

James, . [This name also appears under the form of Jams, Janes, Jeames, Jones.]

James, Abel. Private, Capt. William Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; en-
listed July 9, 1777 ; service, 22 days ; company marched from Gageborough to
Manchester by order of Gen. Schiler (Schuyler) on an alarm.

James, Benjamin, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co.. Col. Asa Whit-
comb's (23d) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also. Drummer;
order on Paymaster General, payable to Joseph ShurtlefT, endorsed " Hull July

15, 1776," signed by said James and others belonging to Capt. Andrew Haskell's
CO., Col. Marshall's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc. ;
also, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; entered service
June 8, 1776; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 25 days.

James, Benjamin, Lynn. List of men belonging to Capt. Lindsey's co., who took the
oath in Middlesex Co. July 6, 1775, required by Congress to be taken by the Mass.
army; also, Capt. Eleazer Lindsey's co.^Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt.; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said James and others, dated Maiden, Aug. 3, 1775 ; also,
Private, Capt. Eleazer Lindsea's co. commanded by Lieut. Daniel Gallushee,
Col. Ruggles AVoodbridge's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May

16, 1775; service, 2 mos. 15 days; also, Capt. Daniel, Gallusha's co., Col. Wood-
bridge's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Maiden, Oct. 25, 1775 ; also. Private ; copy
of a list of men belonging to Lynn, now called Lynn, Lynnfield, and Saugus, who
served at Concord battle and elsewhere [year not given] .

James, Benjamin. Statement dated Boston, Sept. 22, 1777, signed by said James and
others belonging to Col. Crafts's regt., declaring their refusal to leave Boston
unless their bounty or wages, or both, were made equivalent to those allowed the
soldiers of the Continental train of artillery; also, petition addressed to Col.
Thomas Crafts, dated Camp at Boston, Sept. 25, 1777, signed by said James and
others, requesting that the objectionable part of their former petition, which was
considered mutinous, be stricken out, and asking that the sergeants of the regi-
ment confined on account of the petition be released; also. Corporal, Capt. Joseph
Balch's (1st) CO., Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt.; service from time of
enlistment to Oct. 1, 1777, 144 days ; roll sworn to at Boston ; also, same co. and
regt.; return of men entitled to additional bounty, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778;
also, same co. and regt. ; list of men who received bounty from April 30, 1777, to
Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos.; also, Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Warner's co.. Col. Paul



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