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Joseph Boynton, Col. Natlian Sparhawk's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged
Aug. 26, 1777; service, 11 days, at Bennington on an alarm, including 5 days (102
miles) travel home; also, Capt. John Boynton's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's
regt. commanded by Maj. Jonas Wilder; entered service Sept. 27, 1777; dis-
charged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 29 days, in Northern department, including 7 days
(141 miles) travel home; company raised for 30 days service.

How, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; abstract
for gun and blanket money, dated Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1777 ; also, same co. and
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776; credited to
town of Marlborough ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

How, Ebexezer. Private, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt.;
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Oct. 21, 1777; service, 2 mos. 14 days, including
9 days (180 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to reinforce Northern
army. Roll dated Sudbury.

How, Edward, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cudworth's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service,
14 days.

How, Eli, Marlborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Brigham's co.. Col. Ezekiel How's (4th Middlesex Co.) regt. ; resi-
dence, Marlborough ; engaged for town of Marlborough ; joined Capt. Barnes's
CO., Col. Bigelow's regt.; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co.,
Col. Timothj' Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army paj' accounts for service from
April 15, 1777, to July 15, 1777; reported deserted; also, same co. and regt.;
muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn to at
Camp near Stillwater; enlisted April 15, 1777; reported died July 16, 1777; also,
Col. Bigelow's regt. ; return of men enlisted by Capt. Daniel Barns dated Feb. 2,
1778; mustered by Middlesex Co. Muster Master and by a Continental Muster
Master; reported died July 15 [year not given, probably 1777].

How, Elijah. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams's
regt.; engaged Dec. 15, 1776; discharged March 18, 1777; service, 3 mos. 14
days, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. Roll dated Morristown.

How, Elijah. Private, Capt. Josiah White's co., Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg's divi-
sion. Col. Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; dis-
charged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 5 days, including 2 days (40 miles) travel;
company marched to Hadley on an alarm at the Northward. Roll dated
Spencer.

How, Elisha, Sudbury. Order on Paymaster General, payable to Joseph Shurtleff,
Quarter Master, endorsed " Hull, July 15, 1776," signed by said How and others
belonging to Capt. Andrew Haskell's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt., for ad-
vance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc.; also. Private, Capt. Haskell's co..
Col. Marshall's regt.; enlisted June 23, 1776; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 9
days; also, Capt. Caleb Moulton's co., commanded by Lieut. Eliphalet Hastings
subsequent to Oct. 11, 1778, Col. Thomas Poor's regt.; enlisted Aug. 12, 1778;
discharged Feb.. 24, 1779; service, 6 mos. 23 days, at North river, including 11
days (220 miles) travel home; also, Capt. Moulton's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's
regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton ; also, Lieut. Hastings's co..
Col. Poor's regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for
Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry ; also. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Brintnall's co., Col.
Cyprian Howe's (Middlesex Co.) regt. ; engaged Aug. 31, 1780; discharged Nov.
1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 5 days, at Rhode Island; company raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months.



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How Exos. Private, Capt. Solomon Brown's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire
Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 31, 1779; discharged Sept. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 6
days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (87 miles) travel home.

How, Ephraim, Marlborough. Private, Capt. William Brigham's (Marlborough) co.
of militia, Col. Jonathan Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Cambridge; service, 17 days; also, Capt. William Morse's co. of volun-
teers, Col. Jonathan Read's regt.; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 1777;
service, 1 mo. 7 days ; company marched from Marlborough to assist army under
Gen. Gates.

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

How, Ephraim. Private, Capt. William Cooley's co.. Col. John Mosley's (Hampshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 21,1776; discharged Oct. 30, 1776; service, 10 days;
company marched under command of Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson to reinforce
Northern army. Roll dated Granville.

How, Ephraim. Company receipt for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford, dated Ticon-
deroga, Aug. 28, 1776; also, company receipt for wages to Oct. 1, 1776, given to
Capt. John Ford, dated Ticonderoga ; company marched from Chelmsford July
25, 1776, and was discharged at Albany Jan. 1, 1777.

HoAV, Ephraim. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; ser-
vice between Sept. 28, 1777, and Oct. 18, 1777, 20 days, allowing 7 days (UO miles)
travel home ; company marched to reinforce Northern army at the time of the
reduction of Gen. Burgoyue.

How, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Robert Cutting's co., Col. Mclntash's (Mcintosh's)
regt., Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778;
service, 1 mo. 13 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

How, EsTES. Captain, 4th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers ; com-
missioned April 1, 1776.

How, EsTES. Surgeon, Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; list of officers to be commissioned,
dated Boston, April 10, 1777.

How, EzEKiEL. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed " 1776 ; "
company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.

How, EzEKiBL. Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co.. Col. Samuel BuUard's regt.;
engaged Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 24 days, includ-
ing 11 days (220 miles) travel home; company ordered to march to reinforce
Northern army. Roll dated Sudbury.

How, EzEKiEL (also given Ezekiel G.). Official record of a ballot by the House of
Representatives, dated Feb. 15, 1776; said How chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col.
Henry Gardner's (4th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; appointment con-
curred in by Council Feb. 15, 1776; reported commissioned Feb. 15, 1776, but
declined to serve and Edward Barnes reported chosen in his place May 10, 1776;
also, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated May 10,
1776 ; said How chosen Colonel, 4th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; appoint-
ment concurred in by Council May 10, 1776 ; reported commissioned May 10,
1776; also, Colonel; general return dated Boston, Nov. 28, 1776, made by John
Popkin, Brigade Major, of militia regiments that marched from Massachusetts to
the state of New York under command of Maj. Gen. Lincoln ; also, letter to Maj.
Gen. Prescot, dated Sudbury, Jan. 26, 1779, signed by said How, asking that his



334 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



How, EzEKiEL (also given Ezbkiel G.), cofititiued.

resignation of the office of Colonel, 4th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia, on
account of ill health be presented to the Council ; resignation accepted in Council
Feb. 4, 1779, and action concurred in by the House of Representatives Feb. 5, 1779.

How, EzEKiEL, Jr., Sudbury. Private, Capt. Moses Stone's co., Lieut. Col. Ezekiel
How's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters ; ser-
vice, 4 days.

How, Ezekiel, Jr. Private, Capt. Benjamin Flagg's co., which marched on the alarm
of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days.

How, Farnum. Descriptive list of men raised 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 Springfield, July 7,
1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of
Methuen; arrived at Springfield July 6, 1780; marched to camp July 7, 1780,
under command of Capt. Dix. [See Farnum Stow.]

How, FiSK. Private, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co., Col. Nathan Sparahawk's (Spar-
hawk's) regt.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777; service, 10
days, on an alarm at Bennington, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home.

How, Francis, Framingham. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; service, 10 days ; also,
petition addressed to Gen. Ward, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 5, 1775, signed
by said How 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 permitted to continue in Col. Nixon's
regt. ; also, Capt. Thomas Drury's co., Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt. ; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said How and others, dated Cambridge, June 20, 1775 ;
also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April
28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated AVinter Hill, Sept.
30, 1775; also, petition addressed to Col. Samuel Bullard, dated Framingham,
June 1, 1776, signed by said How and others belonging to Capt. Jesse Emes's co..
Col. Samuel BuUard's (5th Middlesex Co.) regt., asking that the company be
divided into two companies.

How, Francis, Shrewsbury. Capt. Rice's co. ; list of men from Col. Cushing's regt.
mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve at
Rhode Island probably until the first of Jan. "next" [year not given] ; also,
Private, Capt. Nathan Fisher's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted June
23, 1778; company raised to serve until Dec. 31, 1778, unless sooner discharged,
and stationed at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co., Col. Na-
thaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted June 23, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; serA'ice,
6 mos. 12 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (60 miles) from North King-
ston to place of discharge, i.e., home; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls
dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster
rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778; enlist-
ment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

How, Francis. Sergeant, Capt. Nathan Drury's (6th) co.. Col. Abner Perry's regt. ;
engaged July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days; company
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll dated Framingham.

How, Gardner, Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co.. Col. Joseph (Josiah) AVhitney's
regt. ; service from May 4, 1777, to July 4, 1777, 2 mos. 7 days, under Maj. Gen.
Spencer at Rhode Island, including travel (110 miles) from home to place of
destination and from place of discharge home ; also, descriptive list of men raised
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.



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 335

How, Gardner, continxied.

John Glover, at Springfield, July 9, 1780 ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; com-
plexion, light; engaged for town of Shrewsbury; arrived at Springfield July 8,
1780; marched to camp July 9, 1780, under command of Lieut. Jackson, of the
artillery; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Shrewsbury for
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp July 5, 1780;
discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. 9 days, including travel (180 miles)
home.

How, Gardner. Private, Capt. Daniel Bowker's co.. Col. Webb's regt. ; enlisted Sept.
14, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 4, 1781 ; service, 3 mos., including 10 days (192 miles)
travel home; company raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

How, George, Norwich (Huntington). Private, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co., which
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
7 days ; reported enlisted into the army April 28, 1775 ; also, Capt. Abner Pom-
eroy's CO., Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed April 27, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 2 days ; also, company return dated Oct.
7, 1775 ; reported enlisted into the train June 24, 1775 ; also, Matross, Capt. Ezra
Badlam's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; enlisted June 24, 1775; service, 1 mo. 19 days; also, company return dated
Sewall's Point, Oct. 8, 1775.

How, Gershom, Northborough. Capt. Samuel Wood's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's
regt.; order for advance pay, signed by said How and others, dated Cambridge,
June 13, 1775 [name crossed out on order] ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 24, 1775; service, 2 mos. 13 days;
also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775.

HoAV, Gershom. Private, Capt. Nicols's co., in a regiment of Artillery artificers ; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from March 24, 1777, to March 24, 1780;
also, Capt. Noah Nichols's co. of Artillery artificers. Gen. Knox's (Artillery)
brigade; return of men who were in camp before Aug. -, 1777, and who had not
been absent subsequently except on furlough, and were thereby entitled to gratui-
ties ; also, account rendered against the United States by the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts for amounts paid officers and men belonging to Col. Jeduthan
Baldwin's regt. on account of depreciation of their wages for the first three years
service in the Continental Army from 1777 to 1780.

How, Gideon, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co. of Minute-men and
militia. Col. Artemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Cambridge ; service, 18 days.

How, Hezekiah. Receipt dated Grafton, June 13, 1781, for bounty paid said How
by a committee of the town of Grafton to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve
in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth
Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Warren's co.. Col. Whealock's (Wheeiock's)
regt.; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; occupation, farmer;
engaged for town of Grafton ; engaged April 16, 1781 ; term, 3 years; also. Pri-
vate, Capt. Jonathan Maynard's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster
rolls for June and July, 1781 ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at
Peekskill; also, Capt. Jonathan Maynard's (6th) co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.;
muster rolls for July, Aug., Oct., and Nov., 1782 ; also, Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen's
(вЦ†8th) CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1782, and Jan., 1783;
balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 15 mos. 16 days.

How, IcHABOD. Private, Capt. Salmon White's CO., Col. David Wells's regt. ; marched
May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 10, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 10 days, on expedition
to Ticonderoga, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in
Hampshire Co.



336 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



How, Isaac, Andover. Private, Capt. Samuel Johnson's co., Col. Titcomb's regt.;
arrived at place of rendezvous April 27, 1777 ; discharged June 27, 1777 ; service,
2 mos. 9 daj's, including travel (171 miles) to place of rendezvous and from place
of discharge home; enlistment, 2 months from time of arrival at Providence,
R. I. Roll dated Bristol.

How, Isaac, Dorchester. Sergeant, Capt. Abraham Wheeler's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
11 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. John Robinson's co.. Col.
Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 5 days, in March, 177G; 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.

How, Isaac, Fraraingham. Private, Capt. Simon Edgel's (Framingham) co., Col.
AVyllyes's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated Jan. 14, 1776 ;
company stationed at Roxbury ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Conti-
nental Army from 2d co., 5th Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Lawson
Buckminster to Col. Micah Stone; residence, Framingham; engaged for town of
Framingham; joined Capt. Sumner's co.. Col. Graton's regt.; term, 3 years;
also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for SuflFolk Co.,
dated Boston, April 27, 1777 ; Capt. Sumner's co., Col. Greaton's regt.

HoAv, Isaac, Northborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Wood's co. of Minute-men, Gen.
Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; re-
ported enlisted into the army ; ako, list of men returned as serving on picket
guard under Maj. Loammi Baldwin, dated May 11, 1775; also, Capt. Samuel
Wood's CO., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; order for advance pay, signed by said
How and others, dated Cambridge, June 13, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13
days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, receipt for
bounty coat dated Northborough, Dec. 15, 1775.

How, Isaac. Company receipt given to Capt. Silas Gates, for mileage and travel allow-
ance from Albany home, dated Marlborough, March 14, 1777.

How, Isaac. Private, Capt. Seth Sumner's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 3
days; company ordered to march to Moon Island June 12, 1776; also, same co.
and regt. ; marched from home March 1, 1778 ; discharged April 8, 1778 ; service,
1 mo. 8 days ; company ordered to march to Castle Island.

How, Isaac. Private, Capt. John Dodge's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards;
service between April 1, 1778, and July 1, 1778, 2 mos. 28 days.

How, Isaac. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; en-
listed July 1, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 6 mos. 7 days, at North
Kingston, R. I., including 6 days (115 miles) travel home; roll sworn to at New-
buryport; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated North Kingston, Nov. 6,
1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 17,
Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778.

How, Israel. Private, Capt. Robert Cutting's co., Col. Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt..
Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service,
1 mo. 13 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

How, Jaazaniah, Alstead. Capt. Luke Drury's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.;
order for advance pay, dated June 10, 1775, signed by said How and others ; also,
receipt for a blanket dated Cambridge Camp, June 10, 1775, signed by said
How ; also. Private, Capt. Luke Drury's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 29, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days ; also, com-
pany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported enlisted into the train June 13 (also
given June 12), 1775 ; also, Capt. John Popkin's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's regt. ;



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 337



How, Jaazaniah, continued.

receipt for advance pay, signed by said How and others, dated Winter Hill, July
U, 1775; also, Bombardier, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted June 12, 1775; service, 1 mo. 8 days; reported deserted.

How, Jaazaniah, Conway. List sworn to in Hampshire Co., Aug. 3, 1780, of men
belonging to the militia of Conway who were mustered by Lieut. Col. David Wells
for 3 mos. service at Claverack ; Capt. Densmore's co. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5
ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light [see Jeremiah How] ; also, receipt certified at Conway,
April 19, 1781, for bounties paid said How and others by the several classes
of the town of Conway to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 j^ears,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged March 23, 1781; aZso, descriptive
list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Continental Army, as returned
by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for said county ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7
in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of
Conway ; engaged April 17, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

How, Jabez. Private, Capt. William Morse's co. of volunteers, Col. Jonathan Read's
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days ; com-
pany marched from Marlborough to assist army under Gen. Gates; also. Private,
in a detachment under Lieut. Jonas Temple; enlisted July 1, 1778; discharged
July 9, 1778 ; service, 9 days ; detachment served with guards at Sherburne, Med-
field, and Marlborough, at desire of Maj. Gen. Heath, after the expiration of their
term.

How, Jacob, Grafton. List of men belonging to 6th and 9th cos., Col. Job Cushing's
(6th Worcester Co.) regt., who engaged to serve in the Continental Army to the
credit of the town of Grafton, as returned by Capt. Joseph Warrin and Capt.
Ephraim Lyon to the Superintendent for Worcester Co., dated Grafton, May 25,
1778; also, list of men raised for Continental service, as returned by Seth Wash-
burn, Superintendent for Worcester Co.; Capt. Worring's (Warren's) co., Col.
Cushing's i"egt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark (also given
light) ; residence, Grafton ; engaged for town of Grafton ; also, list of men raised
in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fish-
kill, returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 7, 1778; also, descriptive list of
men raised 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 Springfield, July 13, 1780 ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
8 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of Grafton ; marched to camp July
13, 1780, under command of Capt. Thomas Pritchard; also, receipt dated Graf-
ton, June 18, 1781, for bounty paid said How by a committee of the town of
Grafton, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descrip-
tive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agree-
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent;
Capt. Warren's co.. Col. Wheelock's regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ;
complexion, light; occupation, cordwainer; engaged for town of Grafton; en-
gaged April 16, 1781 ; term, 3 years ; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's
CO., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; muster rolls for June and July, 1781 ;
reported sick in flying hospital in July, 1781 ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781,
sworn to at Camp Peekskill; reported sick in flying hospital; also, muster roll
for Sept., 1781, sworn to at Camp Bald Hill; reported discharged Sept. 1, 1781,
and place taken by Frederick Delhager.

How, Jacob, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Jacob Gerrish's co., Col. Moses Little's (17th)
regt.; muster roll dated Prospect Hill, Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July [ ?] 18, 1775;
service, 13 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; enlisted Aug. 18,
1775; age, 16 yrs. ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Prospect Hill, Nov. 14, 1775.



338 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

How, Jacob (also given Jacob, Jr.), Newbury (also given Rowley and Ipswich).
List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned hy Moses
Noyes, Chairman of Selectmen and Committee of Newbury ; residence, Newbury
(also given Rowley) ; engaged for town of Newbury (also given Rowley) ; joined
Capt. Jones's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; term, 3 years [name crossed out on list] ;
also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Jonathan
Cogswell's (3d Essex Co.) regt.; residence, Ipswich; engaged for town of Ips-
wich; joined Col. Jackson's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Private, Light Infantry
CO., Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
May 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Gawen Brown's co., Col. Henry
Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1778, dated " Gulf," Pa. ; also, same co. and
regt. ; pay rolls for June-Aug., 1778, dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated Pawtuxet; also, Lieut. Thomas Turner's co.. Col.



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