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John Town's 7th (2d Oxford) co., 5th Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list
of officers chosen in said regiment, as returned by Daniel Plimpton and others,
field officers, dated Sutton, March 20, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 4, 1776, that
said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 4, 1776.

Hovet, David. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Gage's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; enlisted Dec. 19, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 3 mos. 16 days, guarding
Gen. Burgoyne's troops at Winter Hill ; roll dated Bradford ; also, Capt. Jonathan
Ayer's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's (Essex Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 14, 1780 ; dis-
charged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 8 days, iucluding 12 days (240 miles) travel
home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; roll dated
Haverhill.

Hovet, Dominicus. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Oliver Allen's (4th) co., 4th Plymouth Co.
regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen in said regiment March 5, 1776, as
returned by Ebenezer Sproutt and Ebenezer White, field officers; ordered in
Council May 9, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned
May 9, 1776 ; also, return dated Rochester, July 28, 1777, made by Lieut. Col.
Ebenezer White, of officers chosen in Capt. Oliver Allen's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ; Gideon Bester chosen 1st Lieutenant in the
room of said Hovey who was in the Continental service ; also. Lieutenant, Col.
William Shepard's (4th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1777, to March 1, 1779; reported a supernumerary; also, letter from said
Hovey, Lieutenant, and other officers of Col. William Shepard's regt., to Capt.
Moses Knap, dated Camp Valley Forge, May 1, 1778, requesting him to make



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HovEY, DoMiNicus, continued.

application to the President of the Board of ^Yar for clothing granted them by
resolve of March 13, 1778, and to receipt for the same in their names; also, Lieu-
tenant, Capt. Isaac Pope's co., Col. William Shepard's (3d) regt. ; muster roll for
July and Aug., 1778, dated Camp at Providence; reported on furlough; also,
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1778, dated Providence ; also, same co.
and regt. ; muster roll for Nov., 1778, dated Camp Providence ; reported under
arrest; also. Col. Shepard's regt.; pay abstract for March and April, 1779, ap-
proved at Providence; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; reported a supernumerary officer ;
also reported retired April 1, 1779.

HovET, Ebenezer, Hallowell. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt., dated Gardnerstown ; residence,
Hallowell ; engaged for town of Hallowell ; joined Capt. Spurr's co.. Col. Nixon's
regt.; term, 3 j-ears; also. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 20, 1777, to Aug. 28,
1777; reported deceased; also, same co. and regt.; return of men who were in
camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779;
reported died Aug. 18 [year not given, probably 1777] .

HovET, Ebenezer, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Daniel Rogers's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days.

Hovey, Ebenezer. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Daniel Savage's (8th) co., 2d Lincoln Co.
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regi-
ment, as returned by Joseph North, field officer; ordered in Council Aug. 23,

1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned July 23 [ ? ] , 1776.

HovEY, Ezekiel, Dudley. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Healey's (Dudley) co. of Minute-
men, Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 15 days.

Hovey, Ezra, Rochester. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co., 4th Plymouth Co. regt. ; residence, Roches-
ter; engaged for town of Rochester; joined Capt. Isaac Pope's co.. Col. Shepard's
regt.; term, during war; also. Private, Capt. Isaac Pope's co.. Col. William
Sheppard's (3d) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 1,

1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also. Col. Shepard's regt. ; return of men enlisted by Capt.
Isaac Pope [year not given] ; mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters;
also, Capt. Pope's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; muster roll for July and Aug., 1778,
dated Camp at Providence; reported on furlough; also, muster rolls for Oct. and
Nov., 1778, March and April, 1779, dated Camp Providence; enlisted April 1,
1777; also, Capt. Pope's co.. Col. Shepard's (4th) regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also, return for gratuity,
dated Highlands, Feb. 24, 1780; gratuity paid said Hovey Jan. 29, 1780; also,
return made up for the year 1780, dated Hutts near West Point ; also, Capt. Pope's
CO., Col. Shepard's regt. ; muster rolls for May and July, 1781, sworn to in Camp
at Phillipsborough ; also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, sworn to in Camp
at Peekskill; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Hutts 1st Brigade
and sworn to at West Point; also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated Hutts and
sworn to at West Point; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts and
sworn to at West Point; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Cantonment 1st
Brigade and sworn to at West Point.

HovEY, Francis, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Waide's co. of volunteers. Col.
John Baker's (3d Essex Co.) regt. ; muster roll dated April 17, 1775 ; also, Capt.
Nathaniel Wade's co. of Minute-men, which marched April 19, 1775, to Mystic,
on April 20th were ordered to Salem, on the 21st to Ipswich, thence to headquar-
ters at Cambridge; service to May 10, 1775, 3 weeks.



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HovET, Gideon. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Humphrey's co., Col. Jacob Davis's
(Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service,
13 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode
Island July 30, 1780, on an alarm.

HovET, IsHAEL, Rochester. List of men mustered between April 9 and April 24, 1777,
by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., Col. Shepard's regt. ; age, 16
yrs.; residence, Rochester; enlisted by Capt. Pope; enlistment, during war.
[See Ezra Hovey.]

HovEY, IvoRT, Berwicli. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army ; [year
not given] ; residence, Berwick.

Hovey, Ivory, Boxford. Corporal, Capt. William Perley's co. of Minute-men, Col.
James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April
25, 1775, 7 days; reported enlisted Feb. 16, 1775; also, Capt. William Perley's co..
Col. James Frye's regt. ; return of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775 ;
also, same co. and regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Hovey and
others, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 22, 1775; also. Corporal, same co. and
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13
days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat
or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 14, 1775 ; also, Lieutenant,
Capt. John Robinson's co., Maj. Gage's regt.; enlisted Oct. 4, 1777; discharged
Nov. 6, 1777 ; service, 35 days ; company marched to reinforce Northern army.

Hovey, Ivory, Topsfield. Private, Capt. Stephen Perkins's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2^ days ; also, Capt. Joshua French's co.. Col.
Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from
Albany home ; 220 miles travel allowed said Hovey ; warrant allowed in Council
Jan. 30, 1777; also, Capt. Robert Dodge's co., Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., Gen.
AYarner's brigade; marched from home Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Dec. 14,
1777 ; service, 4 mos., in Northern department ; mileage (275 miles) allowed from
Peekskill home; company raised from 3d [Essex Co.] regt.; roll certified at
Ipswich.

Hovey, Ivory. Surgeon, sloop " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John Fisk ; en-
gaged June 3,1776; discharged Sept. 30, 1776 ; roll dated Salem ; a^so, same vessel
and commander; engaged Sept. 30, 1776; discharged Jan. 1, 1777; roll sworn to
at Boston; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; discharged
Feb. 15, 1777; roll sworn to at Boston; also, Surgeon; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to April 1, 1778; reported as in Col. Scam-
mell's (New Hampshire) regt.; also, Surgeon, Col. Calvin Smith's (late Wiggles-
worth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 1, 1778, to
July 15, 1779; reported resigned July 15, 1779; also, Surgeon, Col. Edward Wig-
glesworth's (4th) regt. ; pay roll for July and Aug., 1778, dated Providence ; also,
same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, Oct. 5, 1778 ; also, (late)
Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. commanded by Maj. John Porter; muster roll
for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; appointed April 1, 1778.

Hovey, Ivory. Certificate dated Berwick, Sept. 12, 1782, signed by said Hovey, certi-
fying that he had hired three men on behalf of the several classes of the town of
Berwick to serve in the Continental Army, and had paid them their bounties, but
failed to take receipts for the same, not knowing it to be necessary.

Hovey, James, South Brimfield. Private, Capt. Amos Walbridge's co.. Col. David
Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 12, 1775; service,
2 mos. 24 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].

HovEY, James, South Brimfield. Descriptive list of deserters from Col. Elisha Porter's
regt., dated July 22, 1776; Capt. Lyman's co. ; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.;
complexion, dark; residence, South Brimfield; deserted June 2, 1776.



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HovET, James, South Brimfield. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Daniel Winchester's co., Col. John Bliss's regt. ; residence,
South Brimfield; engaged for town of South Brimfield; joined Capt. Caleb
Keep's CO., Col. Shepard's regt. ; term to expire Jan. -, 1780; also. Private, Capt.
Keep's CO., Col. William Sheppard's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from April 10, 1777, to March 24, 1778; reported deceased; also, same co.
and regt.; return dated Jan. 31, 1778; reported mustered by State and Conti-
nental Muster Masters ; also, (late) Capt. Caleb Keep's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ;
return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777 ; reported died Jan. -,
1778.

HovET, John, Boxford. Private, Capt. John Cushing's co. of militia, Col. Samuel
Johnson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days.

HovEY, John, Salem. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Junius Brutus,"
commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15, 1780; age, 33 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; residence, Salem.

HovET, John, Salem. List of men belonging to Salem reported as prisoners with the
enemy [year not given] .

HovET, John. 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, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman.

HovEY, Jos'a. Private, Capt. David Goodwin's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt.; enlisted
Oct. 5, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 28 days; company
detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston.

HovEY, Joseph, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co. Private, Capt. Jonathan Crowell's co.,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days.

HovEY, JosiAH, Lunenburg (also given Newton). Company receipt given to Capt.
William Warner, dated Hull, June 22, 1776, for advance pay for 1 month, etc. ;
Thomas Hovey signed for amount due his son, said Josiah Hovey ; also, Private,
Capt. William Warner's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service from April 30,
1776, 4 days preceding march, to Aug. 1, 1776, 3 mos. 1 day; also, same co. and
regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; pay
roll for Nov., 1776, dated Boston ; also, receipt given to the Selectmen, dated
Harvard, Dee. 17, 1776, signed by Thomas Hovey, for mileage (180 miles) allowed
himself and his son, said Josiah Hovey, on march from Harvard to Danburj', re-
ceived at the hands of Col. J. Whitney; also, Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's co..
Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 14, 1777; service, 2 mos.
2 days, including travel (6 days) to camp and from place of discharge home;
company raised to serve for 2 months at Rhode Island ; roll dated South Kingston ;
also, cop}' of record of said Hovej''s service as certified by Mr. Bangs ; service is
credited to him in Capt. William Warner's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt., from
April 30, 1776, to Nov. 30, 1776, 7 mos. 1 day ; in Capt. Thomas Hovey's co., Col.
Whitny's regt., from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 1776, 1 mo. 4 days ; in Capt. Stephen Dana's
CO., Col. Whitny's regt., from May 14, 1777, to July 14, 1777, 2 mos. 2 days.

Hovey, Josiah, Newton. Private, Capt. Thomas Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt.; enlisted July 14, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779; service, 5 mos. 16 days,
at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo.
4 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (70 miles) home.

Hovey, Josiah. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Healy's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.;
service, 21 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm in Dec, 1776,
and stationed at Providence Jan. 21, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; service, 26
days ; company stationed at Fort Edward Oct. 17, 1777.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 323

HovET, JosiAH. Private, Capt. Stephen Frost's CO., Col. Cyprian How's regt.; enlisted
July 30, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days (also given 98
days), at Rhode Island ; company raised for 3 months.

HovET, Luke, Boxford. Private, Capt. John Cushing's co. of militia, Col. Samuel
Johnson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 5 days.

HovET, Moses, Cambridge. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Lock's co., Lieut. Col. William
Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Prospect
Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; residence, Cambridge; age, 23 yrs.;
stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; also, company receipt for wages for Oct., 1775, dated Camp
Prospect Hill ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Pros-
pect Hill, Dec. 22, 1775.

HovEY, Moses, Leicester. Private, Capt. Thomas Newhall's co. of militia, which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 9^ days.

HoTET, Moses. Corporal, Capt. Andrew Elliott's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.
[service not given] ; company marched to Providence, R. I., on the alarm of
Dec. 10, 1776.

Hovey, Moses. 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; also, descriptive list of men raised to rein-
force the Continental Army for the term of 6 mouths, agreeable to resolve of June
5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John
Glover, at Springfield, July 26, 1780; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion,
ruddy ; engaged for town of Cambridge ; marched to camp July 26, 1780, under
command of Capt. Fox; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Cambridge for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 1,
1780; discharged Jan. 3, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 3 days, including travel (10 days)
home ; reported in the artillery.

HovEY, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Abijah Rowlee's co. ; company return endorsed
" July 6, 1775 " [service not given].

HovEY, Phineas, Beverly. Private, Lieut. Peter Shaw's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days.

Hovey, Richard. Private, Capt. John Robinson's co., Maj. Gage's regt.; enlisted
Oct. 4, 1777; discharged Nov. 6, 1777; service, 35 days; company marched to
reinforce Northern army; also, Capt. Jonathan Ayer's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's
(Essex Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 14, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3
mos. 8 days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company raised to rein-
force Continental Army for 3 months ; roll dated Haverhill.

Hovey, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co. ; enlisted July 21, 1775;
discharged Dec. 23, 1775; service, 5 mos. 16 days; company stationed at Ware-
ham and Rochester for defence of seacoast.

Hovey, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thomas Nash's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ;
service, 4 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776. Roll sworn to at Weymouth.

Hovey, Solomox, Limenburg. Private, Capt. George Kimball's (Lunenburg) co.,
which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 12 days ; also, Capt. Joseph Bellows's co. ; marched Aug. 22, 1777 ; travel
out and home 180 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 9 days, with Northern army ;
company marched on an alarm at Bennington under command of Maj. Bridge at
request of Gen. Stark and Col. Warner.

Hovey, Solomon. Private, Capt. Daniel Winchester's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 21 days,
in Northern department, including 8 days (152 miles) travel home; company
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HovEY, Sylvanus. Private, Capt. Micah Hamlin's co., Col. Slmeou Gary's regt. ; en-
listed Feb. 2, 1776 ; service to time of marching, 6 days. Roll sworn to in Barn-
stable Co.

HovEY, Thomas, Cambridge. Captain, Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; list of officers of a
regiment ordered to be detached to serve at Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1780,
agreeable to resolve of June 8, 1779; commissioned July 14, 1779; also, Captain,
Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; engaged July 6, 1779; discharged Dec. 26, 1779; ser-
vice, 5 mos. 25 days, at Rhode Island; also, same regt.; pay roll for Dec, 1779,
allowing 1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (74 miles) home ;
also, same regt. ; return of effectives, dated Camp Providence, Oct. 2, 1779.

HovEY, Thosias, Lunenburg. Capt. James Burt's co., Col. Asa "Whitcomb's regt.;
order for advance pay, signed by said Hovey and others, dated Cambridge, June
3, 1775; also, 1st Sergeant, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company receipt for wages
for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill ; also, Sergeant Major, same co. and
regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Hovey, Thomas, Salem. Private, Capt. Nathan Brown's co., Col. John Mansfield's
(19th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 25, 1775; service, 9
weeks 5 days; also, Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. commanded by
Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775.

HovEY, Thomas. Adjutant; list of officers belonging to Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.
to be commissioned ; ordered in Council Sept. 7, 1776, that said oflScers be com-
missioned; regiment raised for defence of Boston; also, Adjutant, Col. Josiah
Whitney's regt.; engaged April 10, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 113 days; roll
sworn to at Hull; also, same regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776;
roll dated Hull; also, same regt. ; pay roll of field and staff officers, for Nov.,
1776; service, 34 days, at Hull; mileage to camp at Boston (50 miles) and from
camp at Hull (80 miles) allowed ; also, order on Selectmen of Harvard, payable
to Col. Josiah Whitney, dated Harvard, Dec. 17, 1776, signed by said Hovey,
Adjutant, for mileage from Harvard to Danbury ; also, receipt given to the Select-
men, dated Harvard, Dec. 17, 1776, signed by said Hovey, for mileage (ISO miles)
allowed himself and his son, Josiah Hovey, on march from Harvard to Danbury,
received at the hands of Col. J. Whitney.

Hovey, Thomas. Private, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt.; service with de-
tachment commanded by Maj. Andrew Symmes drafted to serve for 5 weeks in
guarding stores at and about Boston under Maj. Gen. Heath, agreeable to order
of Council of May 12, 1777.

Hovey, Thomas. Lieutenant, Capt. Lawson Buckminster's co., in a regiment com-
manded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; engaged May 22, 1779; discharged July 1,
1779; service, 1 mo. 13 days; company ordered to serve at Tiverton, R. I., until
July 1, 1779.

HovY, James. Capt. Ames Walbridge's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (late David Brewer's)
regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 4,

1775.

How, , Ipswich. Sergeant, Capt. Abram How's co., which marched on the alarm

of April 19, 1775, from West Parish in Ipswich ; service, 1 day.

How, . Ensign ; Parole agreement dated Boston, Nov. 7, 1777, signed by British

officers, prisoners at Boston, granted permission to proceed to New York, agree-
ing to return unless the Massachusetts officers specified for exchange were released ;
Lieut. Archibald McLain to be exchanged for said How, Ensign, a prisoner at
Long Island ; also, list dated Feb. 24, 1778, of prisoners to be exchanged for Brit-



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 325

How, , continued.

ish prisoners under parole to be returned by Col. Johonnott; said How, Ensign,
to be exchanged for Archibald McLaine, Lieutenant ; reported confined at Long
Island.

Ho"\v, Aaron, Conway. Private, Capt. Robert Oliver's co. of Minute-men, Col. Samuel
"Williams's regt., which marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775; service, 25^ days; also, Capt. Seth Murray's co., Col. Benjamin Rug-
gles Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted Aug. 25,
1775; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Sept. 30, 1775; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 25, 1775.

How, Aaron, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Silas Gates's co. ; pay abstract for service
in Dec. [1775] and Jan., 1776; enlisted Dec. 4 [1775] ; company raised in Marl-
borough, Southborough, and Northborough ; also, Capt. Silas Gates's co., Col.
Ward's regt.; return for mileage to and from camp, dated Dorchester, Jan. 13,
1776; mileage (60 miles) allowed said How; also, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col.
Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., dated Boston, Nov.
27, 1776; 48 miles travel allowed said How.

How, Abel. Private, Capt. Peter "Woodbury's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted
July 28, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; travel home 5 days (95 miles) allowed;
company marched to Bennington July 28, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen.
Stark. Roll dated Petersham.

How, Abner, Brookfield. Captain, 7th (Brookfield) co., Col. James Convers's (4th
"Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several com-
panies in said regiment, dated Brookfield, May 14, 1776; ordered in Council May
31, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 31, 1776 ;
a(!¬Ђo, receipt given to Michael Gill, Quarter Master, Col. James Converse's regt.,
dated Phillipsborough, Nov. 16, 1776, signed by said How and others, officers in
said regiment, for mileage home and ration allowance; also, Captain; list of
officers in service at Dobbs's Ferry, Tarry town, and North Castle, N. Y., in 1776,
endorsed " Commission Officers in Col'o Jam's [Converse's] Rigt."

How, Abner. Private, Capt. Job Whipple's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt.;
muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during war;
reported on extra duty with Lieut. Stone in Feb., March, and April, 1781.

How, Abraham, Dorchester. Sergeant, Lieut. Hopestill Hall's (2d Dorchester) co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days ; also, Capt.
John Robinson's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days, in March, 1776;
company called out to guard the Lines near Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and
regt. ; service, 12 days, at Dorchester, in March, 1776, guarding shores at mouth
of Milton river; also, 2d Lieutenant; list of officers returned by Col. Ebenezer
Francis, endorsed "Dorchester Heights, Oct'o 1776;" marched to join regiment
Aug. 8 [1776] ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co., Col. Francis's
regt. ; return of officers to t)e commissioned, dated Sept. 23, 1776 ; company made
up from Col. Lovell's regt.. Brig. Palmer's brigade; ordered in Council Sept. 26,
1776, that officers of said regiment be commissioned with the exception of 2d



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