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Jackson's regt.; pay rolls for Nov., 1778, and Feb., 1779, dated Garrison at
Pawtuxet; also, same co. and regt.; payroll for March, 1779; also, Capt. Wil-
liam Scott's (4th) CO., Col. Jackson's regt.; muster roll for April, 1779, dated
Garrison at Pawtuxet ; enlisted May 24, 1777 ; reported on command at New-
town ; also, 4th co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; company return dated Providence, July
8, 1779; also, Capt. William Scott's (Light Infantry) co. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779;
also, Light Infantry co., Col. Jackson's regt.; return made up to Dec. 31, 1779,
dated Camp at Providence; also, Capt. Scott's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Jack-
son's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May
24, 1780; 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 Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who
were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson,
agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Capt. Scott's co. ; rank, Private;
engaged May 24, 1777 ; term, 3 years ; reported discharged May 24, 1780.

How, Jacob, Rowley. Private, Capt. Silas Adams's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; service,
20 days, probably in May or June, 1777; 9 days (180 miles) travel also allowed
to and from place of rendezvous. Roll endorsed " for 2 Months Service at R
Island."

How, Jacob. Private, Capt. David Whittier's co., in a regiment commanded by Maj.
Benjamin Gage ; marched Oct. 2, 1777 ; service, 40 days ; company marched to
join Northern armj'.

HoAv, James. Private; return of men drafted from companies commanded by Capts.
Gore, Mayo, White, and May, who served at Nantasket in June, 1776, under
Lieut. James Morton, driving ships from Boston harbor; service, 3 days.

How, James. Private, Gen. John Hancock's (Boston Independent) co. commanded
by Lieut. Col. Henry Jackson ; arrived at camp April 17, 1777 ; discharged May
5, 1777; service, 21;^ days; company marched from Boston to Rhode Island.

How, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Isaac Newton's co.. Col. S. Murray's (Hampshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 30, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 2 mos. 20
days, including 9 days (172 miles) travel home; company raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months. [See Jaazaniah How.]

How, Joel. Private, Capt. David Chadwick's co. ; service, 5 days ; company marched
on an alarm at Bennington ; State pay allowed agreeable to resolve of Sept. 23,

1777.

How, John, Boston. Capt. Thomas Uram's co. of artificers; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; term,
3 years.

How, John, Dorchester. Private, Lieut. Hopestill Hall's (2d Dorchester) co. of militia,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days.



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How, John, Dorchester. Private, Capt. Abraham Wheeler's co. of Minute-tnen, Col.
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service,
9 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, Capt. Elijah Vose's co., 36tli regt. ;
company return dated Fort No. 2 [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Elijah Vose's
CO., Col. John Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Cambridge Camp, Dec. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Thomas Pierce's co.. Col.
Knox's (Artillery) regt.; return of men who enlisted for the ensuing year under
the new establishment, dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 16, 1775 ; said How reported
as having belonged to Col. Greaton's regt.

HoAV, John, Granville. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 3d
Hampshire Co. regt., as returned 1)y Capt. William Cooley, sworn to at Granville,
Jan. 19, 1778; residence, Granville; engaged for town of Granville; joined Capt.
Lebbeus Ball's co.. Col. William Shepard's regt. ; term, 3 years.

How, John, Ipswich. Private, Capt. David Low's co. of volunteers, 3d Essex Co.
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 30, 1777 ; marched Oct. 2, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 7, 1777 ;
service, 40 days, in a regiment commanded by Maj. Charles Smith under Gen.
Gates in Northern department and in guarding Gen. Burgoyne's army to Pros-
pect Hill ; company discharged at Cambridge ; also, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.,
Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted Juh- 15 (also given July 17), 1778; service
to Dec. 31, 1778, 5 mos. 21 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles)
travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated East Greenwich, Sept.
17,1778; reported on command at Warwick ; a^so, 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. 24, Oct. 14, and Nov. 14, 1778 ; enlistment to expire
Jan. 1, 1779 ; also, certificate dated Ipswich, Jan. 18, 1779, signed by Col. Nathaniel
Wade, certifying that said How and others served in Capt. Simon Brown's co..
Col. Wade's regt., at Providence until Jan. 1, 1779, to the credit of the town of
Ipswich, agreeable to resolve of June 10, 1778.

How, John, Petersham. Private, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service
12^ days ; also, Capt. Wing Spooner's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; enlisted
Aug. 21, 1777; travel to camp and home 180 miles; service at 20 miles per day,
9 days ; company marched from Petersham to Bennington Aug. 21, 1777, to rein-
force army under Gen. Stark.

How, John. Private, Capt. John Robinson's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service,
5 days, in March, 1776; company called out to guard 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, John. Private, Lieut. Seth Rice's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Aug.
21, 1777; service, 7 days, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home; company
called out on an alarm to assist Northern army and discharged at Hadley. Roll
dated Northborough.

How, John. Private, Capt. Edmund Brigham's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted
Sept. 12, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days, in Northern
department (also given at the Westward) , including 10 days (200 miles) travel ;
company marched from Grafton ; also, company receipt for wages for 3 mos. ser-
vice in Capt. Brigham's co., dated Westborough, July 21, 1778.

How, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Cummings's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. ; en-
listed Oct. 14, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 22, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 20 days, at Claverack,
including travel (240 miles) home ; regiment detached from militia of Essex and
Suffolk counties to reinforce army under Gen. Washington. Roll sworn to in
Essex Co.



340 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



How, John. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Northborough for ser-
vice in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 2, 1780; discharged
Dec. 4, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 13 days, travel (200 miles) included.

How, JoHx H., Leicester. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt. ;
marched from home Aug. 20, 1781 ; joined regiment at West Point Aug. 28, 1781 ;
discharged Nov. 28, 1781; service, 3 mos. 16 days, including travel (161 miles)
home; residence, Leicester; enlisted for town of Leicester; enlistment, 3 months.
KoU sworn to at Brookfield.

How, Jonah, Paxton. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Thomson's co., Maj. Baldwin's divi-
sion. Col. Deany's (Denny's) regt.; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777; service, 1 mo., in
Northern department, including 8 days (170 miles) travel home; a^so, pay roll for
same service, dated Holden.

How, Jonah, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. JobCushing's co. of Minute-men and militia.
Col. Artemus Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of Api-il 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Sergeant, Capt.
Job Cushing's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated
Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Maynard's co.. Col. Job
Cushing's regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 6
days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; company marched to Hadley by
order of Col. Denney on an alarm at Bennington ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Asa
Rice's (2d) co., 6th Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; com-
missioned Sept. 12, 1777 ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Ingalsbee's co. ;
pay abstracts dated Scaresdeal, Nov. 30, 1777, and sworn to in Worcester Co.
[year not given] , respectively, for retained rations due the officers of Col. Job
Cushing's regt. in Continental service in Northern department ; said How credited
with rations from Sept. 1 [1777] to Dec. 9 [1777], 100 rations; also, 2d Lieutenant,
Col. Job Cushing's (6th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers en-
dorsed " Jan'y 1 1778; " also. Lieutenant, Capt. Seth Newton's co., Col. Abijah
Stearns's regt. ; engaged April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos.
2 days, at and about Boston; roll endorsed "Guards at Roxbury."

How, Jonah. Private, Capt. Edmund Longley's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted
Oct. 17, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 16 days; company de-
tached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston.

How, Jonas, New Marlborough. Private, Capt. William Scott's co.. Col. Paul Dudley

Sargent's (28th) regt.; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; reported killed June

17, 1775.
How, Jonathan, Holden. Private, Capt. James Davis's co. of Minute-men, Col. Doo-

little's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 19^ days;

also, Capt. James Davis's detachment of Holden militia, Col. Benjamin Flagg's

(Worcester Co.) regt.; service, 5 days; detachment marched to Hadley on the

alarm of Aug. 19, 1777.
How, Jonathan, Methuen. Private, Capt. James Jones's co., which marched on the

alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord; service, 4 days.

How, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Hubbard's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.;
enlisted Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29 (also given Dec. 9) , 1777 ; service, 3
mos. 5 days, in Northern department, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home.

How, Jonathan. Capt. John Bodwell's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards ; service
from July 2 to July 12, 1778, 10 days, at Cambridge.

How, Joseph, Bolton. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Artemas How's co. of militia, which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; discharged April 29, 1775; also, 2d Lieutenant;
communication addressed to the Council, dated Dorchester, Feb. 8, 1776, signed by
Col. Josiah Whitney, requesting that commissions be delivered Capt. Nathaniel



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 341



HoAV, Joseph, continued.

White for himself and officers of his company, Col. Whitney's regt., raised to
serve as a reinforcement to the army until April 1, 1776; ordered in Council Feb.
13, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Feb. 13, 1776 ;
also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. David Nurs's (Nurse's) 8th co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's
(2d Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers to be commissioned, as
returned by Lieut. Col. Ephraim Sawyer and Maj. Silas Bailey, dated Lancaster,
March 18, 1776; ordered in Council March 20, 1776, that said officers be commis-
sioned; reported commissioned March 20, 1776; also, Lieutenant; list of officers
in service at Dobbs's Ferry, Tarrytown, and North Castle, N. Y., in 1776, endorsed
"Commission Officers in Col'o Jam's [Converse's] Rig't;" also, Lieutenant,
Capt. James Mirick's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; entered service Oct. 1,
1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 27 days, under Lieut. Col. Ephraim
Sawyer with Northern army, including travel (180 miles) home ; company raised
in Bolton and Princeton and marched to reinforce army under Gen. Gates at
Saratoga.

How, Joseph, 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 asking that they might be permitted to continue in Col. Nixon's regt.;
also, Capt. Thomas Drury's co.. Col. John Nixon's 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; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 11 days; a^so, company return dated Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775;
also, petition addressed to Col. Samuel BuUard, dated Framingham, June 1, 1776,
signed by said How and others belonging to Capt. Jesse Emes's co.. Col. Samuel
Bullard's (5th Middlesex Co.) regt., asking that the company be divided into two
companies ; also, list of men mustered by Nat. Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk
Co., dated Boston, March 2, 1777; Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Aldan's regt.; also.
Sergeant, 6th co.. Col. John Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Robert Allen's co.. Col.
Ichabod Alden's regt.; return endorsed "1778;" residence, Framingham; en-
gaged for town of Framingham ; mustered by County Muster Master Barber and
by a Continental Muster Master; reported furloughed; also, (late) Capt. Robert
Allen's CO., (late) Col. Alden's regt.; return of men who were in camp on or
before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on fur-
lough, certified at Fort "Harkermen;" also, (late) Colonel's co. commanded by
Capt. Lieut. Jonas Parker, (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's regt. ; muster roll for Dec,
1778, dated Cherry Valley; also, Capt. Lieut. Joseph Parker's co., (late) Col.
Alden's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Fort " Harkemer ; "
also, Capt. Parker's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, (late) Capt. Jonas Parker's co.,
Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster rolls for Jan.-March, 1781, dated
West Point ; also, Capt. Jonathan Maynard's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th)
regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; term, during war; a/so, mus-
ter rolls for June and July, 1781; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at
Peekskill; also, muster roll for July, 1782; also, Capt. Jonathan Maynard's (6th)
CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; muster rolls for Aug., Oct., and Nov., 1782 ; also,
Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen's (8th) co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.; muster roll for
Dec, 1782, and Jan., 1783.

HoAv, Joseph, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Daniel Robbins's co. of militia. Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; re-
turned May 1, 1775; service, U days; company made up from 2d and 13th cos.
in said regiment.



342 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

How, Joseph, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 24 days,
including 11 days (220 miles) travel home; company ordered to march to rein-
force Northern army ; roll dated Sudbury ; also, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co., Co!.
Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 24, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service,
1 mo. 10 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home; company raised
for 3 months.

How, Joseph. List of men detached from Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. who re-
fused to march on a secret expedition, dated Boston, Sept. 29, 1777; also, resolve
dated Sept. 30, 1777, directing Jabez Hatch, Colonel of Boston regt., to arrest and
confine said How and others who had refused to march as ordered and have them
later conveyed under guard to Rhode Island and there deliver them to the com-
manding officer of the detachment raised in Massachusetts for a secret expedition.

How, Joseph. Sergeant, Capt. John Banister's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; engaged
Sept. 7, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, with Northern
army, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

How, Joseph. Private, Capt. Francis Wilson's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; enlisted
Oct. 21, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at Claverack, in-
cluding 8 days (160 miles) travel home; company raised to reinforce Continental
Army in the state of New York for 3 months.

How, Joseph. Private, Capt. Thomas Brintnal's co., Col. Cyprian Howe's regt. ; en-
listed July 31, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 5 days; regiment
raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island for 3
months.

How, Joseph. Payroll for 6 months men raised by the town of Tyringham for service
in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp July 1, 1780; discharged
Dec. 6, 1780; service, 5 mos. 10 days, including travel (80 miles) home.

How, Joseph, Jr. Private, Capt. David Whittier's co., in a regiment commanded by
Maj. Benjamin Gage; service, 40 days; company marched Oct. 2, 1777, to join
Northern army.

How, Josiah, Falmouth. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt., dated Falmouth, Nov. 20, 1778;
residence, Falmouth; engaged for town of Falmouth; joined Capt. White's co.,
Col. Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years.

How, JosiAH, Vassalborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt., dated Gardnerstown, Feb. 2,
1778; residence, Vassalborough; engaged for town of Vassalborough; term, 3
years.

How, JoTHAM, Holden. Private, Capt. Samuel Thomson's co., Maj. Asa Baldwin's
division. Col. Deany's (Denny's) regt.; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777; service, 23 days,
in Northern department, including 8 days (170 miles) travel home.

How, Kerlt (also given Carly and Herlet), Spencer. List of men mustered by
Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve at Rhode Island
until Jan. 1, 1780; Capt. Livermore's co., Col. Denny's regt.; engaged for town
of Spencer; mustered June 25, 1779; also. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co.. Col.
Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted June 28, 1779; discharged Dec. 17, 1779; service,
5 mos. 24 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. 4 days service
at Rhode Island, travel (80 miles) included.

How, KixG. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Shrewsbury for service
in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp July 3, 1780; discharged
Jan. 3, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 9 days, including travel (180 miles) home ; also, re-



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 343

How, King, continued.

ceipt dated Shrewsbury, April 22, 1781, for bounties paid said How and others hy
the town of Shrewsburj- to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worces-
ter CO. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as
returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Ingoldsby's co.. Col. Cush-
ing's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, light; occupation,
farmer; engaged for town of Shrewsbury; engaged April 1, 1781; term, 3 years.

How, Lemuel, Milton. Corporal, Capt. Daniel Vose's co. of the train in Milton, Col.
Robinson's regt., which inarched to Roxbury ; service, 14 days, after the fight at
Concord and before completion of standing army.

How, Lemuel. Lieutenant, Capt. Abel Richards's co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt. ;
engaged Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, on a
secret expedition to Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Dedham ; also, Lieutenant,
Capt. James Endicott's co. ; entered service March 20, 1778 ; discharged April 5,
1778; service, 17 days; company marched to Roxbury March 20, 1778, under
command of Col. William Mcintosh; roll dated Stoughton.

How, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Adam Kasson's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) regt.;
enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 8 days, at Claver-
ack; regiment raised for 3 months.

How, Luke, 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, 11 days; also. Corporal, Capt. Silas Gates's co. ; pay
abstract for service in Dec. [1775], and Jan., 1776; enlisted Dec. -i [1775] ; com-
pany raised in Marlborough, Southborough, and Northborough ; also, Capt. Silas
Gates's co., Col. Ward's regt. ; return for mileage to and from camp, dated Dor-
chester, Jan. 13, 1776 ; also, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed
" 1776 ; " said How reported sick at White Plains ; also reported as having lost arti-
cles in battle ; company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.

How, Matthias. Private ; list of men returned as serving on picket guard under Maj.
L&ammi Baldwin, dated May 11, 1775.

How, MiCAH (also given Michael), Marlborough. Order on Paymaster General,
payable to Joseph Shurtleff, Quartermaster, endorsed " Hull, July 15, 1776,"
signed by said How and others belonging to Col. Thomas Marshall's regt., for
advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc.; also, Private, Capt. Andrew
Haskell's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; enlisted July 4, 1776; service to
Dec. 1, 1776, 3 [4] mos. 28^ days; also, 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; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, 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, at the Northward ; company marched from
Marlborough to assist army under Gen. Gates.

How, MiCAH, Rutland. Private, Capt. Thomas Eustis's (Rutland) co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; enlisted into the
army April 27, 1775; service, 9 days; also, Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said How and
others, dated Charlestown Camp, July 13, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ;
company return dated Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Nov. 29, 1775.

How, MiCAjAH. Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's (Lincoln
Co.) regt.; enlisted June 23, 1777; discharged July 16, 1777; service, 23 days;



344 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Ho^v, MiCAJAH, co7itimied.

company ordered on dutj- by Col. Foster for defence of Machias and rivers
adjacent when ship " Ambuscade " lay in the harbor; also, same co. and regt. ;
enlisted July 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 3, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days, on an
alarm ; company served at Machias from July 16, 1777, to Oct. 10, 1777, when
British ships lay in that harbor until relieved by Col. John Allen's forces; also,
same co. and regt. ; service between Dec. 5 and Dec. 25, 1778, 4 days, at Machias ;
also, Lieut. John Scott's detachment from 6th Lincoln Co. regt. ; service between
Aug. 31, 1779, and Nov. 20, 1779, 10 days, at Penobscot; roll sworn to at Machias.

How, Moses, Berwick. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbard's co.. Col. James Scammon's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 15, 1775; service, 2 mos. 22
days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 21, 1775.

How, Moses, Grafton. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
6th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Joseph Warrin, dated Grafton,
Dec. 19, 1777 ; residence, Grafton ; engaged for town of Grafton ; joined Capt.
Blanchard's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; term, 3 years.

How, Moses, Milton (also given Dorchester). Matross, Capt. Daniel Vose's co. of the
train in Milton, Col. Robinson's regt., which marched to Roxbury; service, 14
days, after the fight at Concord and before completion of standing army ; also,
Maj. Thomas Pierce's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, company
return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Stephen Bad-
lam's CO., Col. Knox's (Artillery) regt. stationed near Boston; service probably
rendered between Jan. 1, 1776, and April -, 1776, as per a certificate dated Dec.



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