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14, 1839; also, Corporal, Capt. William Todd's (6th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; service from time of enlistment to Oct. 1, 1777, 4 mos. 23 days;
also, Capt. John Gill's co., Col. Crafts's regt.; list of men who received bounty
from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos.

How, MosES, Rowley. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Spafford's co., in a detachment from
Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt., which marched on the alarm April 19, 1775, from
West Parish in Rowley to Cambridge ; discharged April 23, 1775 ; service, 6 days.

How, MosES, Rowley. Private, Capt. Thomas Mighill's (Rowley) co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, Capt.
Thomas Mighill's (1st) co., Lieut. Col. Loamnii Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's)
38th regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3
mos. 15 days; also, company return dated Sewall's Point, Sept. 26, 1775; also,
Capt. Thomas Mighill's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt.; abstract for
wages for Jan., 1776, and for advance pay and blanket money due to April 1,
1776; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. -May, 1776; also, same co.
and regt. ; pay abstract for June, 1776, dated New York ; also, same co. and regt. ;
return for mileage and subsistence on march homeward at close of the campaign
in 1776, sworn to at Rowley, April 9, 1777; mileage (390 miles) allowed said How.

How, Moses. Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co. ; general return of Col.
Timothy Danielson's regt. in camp at Roxbury May 27, 1775 ; ordered in Provin-
cial Congress May 27, 1775, that officers of said regiment be commissioned ; also.
Ensign, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co. ; return of officers of Col. David Brewer's
regt. in camp at Roxbury; recommended in Committee of Safety at Cambridge,
June 12, 1775, that said officers be commissioned by Congress.

How, MosEs. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Knight's co. ; enlisted July 7, 1775 ; service, 6
mos., 1 week, 3 days; company stationed on seacoast at Falmouth, Cumberland
Co.

How, Nathan. Captain, Col. Whitney's regt. ; list of officers, dated 1776.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 345

How, Nehemiah, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Cyprian How's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 7 days; company reported
to have been dismissed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward; also, Capt.
Abner Cranston's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; company receipt for wages
for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill ; reported absent ; also, Private, same
CO. and regt. ; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported enlisted
into Capt. Holman's co. ; also, Capt. Jonathan Holman's co., Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said How and others, dated Cam-
bridge, June 10, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; company reiurn dated
Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in
money dated Winter Hill, Dec. 21, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. Manasseh Saw-
yer's CO., Col. Dilve's regt. ; abstract for gun and blanket money, dated Dorches-
ter, 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,
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, at the
Northward; company marched from Marlborough to assist army under Gen.
Gates.

How, Nehemiah, Westmoreland [N.H.]. Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col. Asa
Whitcomb's regt. ; order for cartridge boxes, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 18,
1775; also, Private, 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, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

How, Oliver, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Parker's co., Col. Jeduthan Baldwin's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 8, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779;
also, Capt. Pattin's co., Gen. Knox's (Artillery) artificers; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, return dated
Morristown, July 26, 1780, made by Jeduthan Baldwin, Colonel of Engineers and
Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of Artificers, of officers and men belonging to
Massachusetts in his regiment who had engaged for 3 years or during the war;
Capt. Phineas Parker's co. of artificers; residence, Brookfield; engaged March 8,
1779; term, 3 years.

How, Oliver, South Brirafield. Private, Capt. Reuben Munn's co., Col. Nicholas
Dike's regt.; pay abstract for mileage, dated Roxbury, Sept. 17, 1776; mileage
(80 miles) allowed said How; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for mileage,
dated Boston, Nov. 26, 1776.

Hov,-, Oliver. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service
from Aug. 2, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 16 days, at Rhode Island, including
travel home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

How, Oliver. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ;
joined Sept. 17, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at Dorchester, including travel (5 days)
home; company discharged Dec. 12, 1778. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

How, Peabodt, Princeton (probably) . Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Sargent's co. of militia,
Col. Sparhawk's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; returned May 5, 1775; service, 16 days.

How, Perley, Framingham (probably). Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co. of
Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; service,
6 days.

How, Perlet. Corporal, Capt. William Douglas's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's de-
tachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777 ;
enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; also, same co. and detachment; entered ser-
vice Dec. 16, 1776; discharged March 22, 1777; service, 96 days ; company marched



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346 IMASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



How., Perlet, continued.

to Ticonderoga ; also, Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
enlisted May 20, 1778; discharged Feb. 7, 1779; service, 8 mos. 19 days, at North
river; enlistment, 8 months from time of arrival at Peekskill.

How, Peter, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Cyprian How's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 16 days; company reported to
have been dismissed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward.

How, Peter, Sudbury. 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 June
24, 1775; service, 1 mo. 10 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7,
1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester,
Jan. 5, 1776.

How, Peter (also given Peter, Jr.). 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Simon Edgel's (2d) co..
Col. John Robinson's regt. ; list of officers to be commissioned, endorsed " to
April 1st 1776 ; " commissions to be dated Feb. 5 [year not given, probably 1776] ;
also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Amasa Cranson's 2d (1st Marlborough) co., Col.
Ezekiel How's regt. ; list of officers chosen b}^ the several companies in Marlbor-
ough, as returned by Lieut. Col. Cyprian How, dated Marlborough, July 2, 1776
[name crossed out on list] .

How, Phineas, 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, 7 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. William Morse's co.
of volunteers. Col. Jonathan Read's regt. ; engaged Oct. 2, 1777 ; discharged Nov.
8, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Marl-
borough to assist army under Gen. Gates.

How, Quash (also given Squash), Plymouth. Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 19, 1777, to Feb. 1,
1778; term, 3 years; reported died Feb. 1, 1778; also, Capt. George Dunham's
(8th) CO., Col. John Bailey's (2d) regt. ; return of men who joined prior to Aug.

15, 1777.

How, Reuben, 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, 7 days ; also, Capt. William Morse's co. of volunteers,
Col. Jonathan Read's regt.; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 1777; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Marlborough to
assist army under Gen. Gates.

How, Reuben. Private, Capt. Joseph Hsley's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted Sept.
28, 1776 ; discharged Nov. 16, 1776 ; service, 2 mos. 2 days, including 13 days (260
miles) travel home ; roll dated New Castle ; receipt for payment of above roll
dated at North Castle and signed by Capt. Ilsley ; also, Capt. John Dodge's co..
Col. Pickering's regt.; marched Dec. 16, 1776; discharged March 15, 1777; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 17 days, including 17 days (340 miles) travel home ; also, company
receipt for mileage home, given to Capt. John Dodge, dated Springfield, March

16, 1777; also, Pi-ivate, Capt. Oliver Titcomb's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; enlisted Nov. 11, 1777; service to Feb. 2, 1778, 81 days, at Charlestown;
roll dated Winter Hill.

How, Richard S. Communication addressed to His Excellency Governor Hancock,
dated Boston, June 24, 1782, signed by Christopher Marshall, Captain, 10th Mass.
regt., requesting that a warrant as Ensign in Col. Tupper's regt. be granted said
How; advised in Council June 25, 1782, that said warrant be granted.

How, Salmon (also given Talmon). Private, Capt. William Morse's co. of volunteers,
Col. Jonathan Read's regt.; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 1777; ser-



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How, Salmon (also given Talmon), continued.

vice, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Marlborough to
assist army under Gen. Gates; also, Capt. Nathaniel Laliin's co., Col. John
Jacobs's (Light Infantry) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 20 (also given Sept. 18), 1779; dis-
charged Nov. 20, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 (also given 2 mos. 5) days, at Rhode
Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; roll sworn to at Newport, Nov. 15, 1779.

How, Sampson. Private, Capt. Jonathan Minott's co.. Col. Baldwin's regt.; pay
abstract for mileage from home to headquarters and return, dated Cambridge,
Jan. 12, 1776.

How, Samuel, Amherst. Capt. Archelaus Towne's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th)
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said How and others, dated Cambridge,
July 6, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, order for bounty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Nov. 20, 1775.

How, Samuel, 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, 14 days.

How, Samuel, Marlborough. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed
" 1776 ; " said How reported at White Plains ; also reported as having lost articles
in battle ; company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.

How, Samuel, Warwick. Private, Capt. Oliver Capron's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 16, 1775; service, 1 mo. 20
days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat
or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Nov. 11, 1775; also, Private, Capt.
Peter Procter's co., Lieut. Col. Williams's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1777 ; discharged
Aug. 7, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days ; reported 120 miles from home ; company
marched July 10, 1777, to reinforce Northern army.

How, Samuel. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Jan.
31, 1776; said How chosen Colonel, 4th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia;
appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 8, 1776 ; reported commissioned Feb.
8, 1776.

How, Samuel. Private, Capt. Edmund Longley's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted
Oct. 10, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 23 days; company de-
tached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston.

How, Samuel, Jr., Dorchester. Private, Lieut. Hopestill Hall's (2d Dorchester) co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days ; also. Cor-
poral, 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, Private, Capt. Seth Sumner's co.. Col. Gill's regt. ;
marched from home March 1, 1778; discharged April 4, 1778; service, 1 mo. 4
days ; company ordered to march to Castle Island.

How, Samuel, Jr., 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.

How, Silas. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt.; payroll
made up for service from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, at Bennington and Half
Moon; reported deserted ; company marched from Brookfield July 30, 1777.

How, Simeon, Jr., Marlborough. Private, Capt. William Brigham's (Marlborough)
CO. of militia, Col. Jonathan Ward's regt., which marclied on the alarm of April
19, 1775, to Camoridge; service, 11 days.



348 IklASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



How, Simon, Framingham. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason'a co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; service, 14 days ; also,
I^etition addressed to Gen. Ward, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 5, 1775, signed
by said How and others belonging to Capt. Drur.y's co., stating that they had en-
listed to serve in Col. Nixon's regt., but had been shifted to Col. Gardner's regt.,
and asliing 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; a/so, Pri-
vate, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775;
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Dec. 22,
1775; also, Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's (3d) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's
(4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, (late) Capt.
Gleason's co., 4th regt. ; company receipts for wages for Sept. -Dec, 1776; also.
Private, Lieut. Col. Nixon's (4th) regt. ; return of men who engaged to servo the
month of Jan., 1777, dated Springfield, Jan. 25, 1777; ¬Ђ^so, list of men mustered
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 27,
1777; Capt. Sumner's co., Col. Greaton's regt.

How, Simon, 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.

How, Solomon, Sheffield. Private, Capt. John Holms's co. of Minute-men, Col. John
Fellows's regt.', which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service to May 22, 1775, 1 mo. 4 days ; also, Lieut. John Dibell's detach-
ment. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 8, 1777; dischai-ged July
21, 1777 ; service, 13 days; a^so, Private, Capt. John King's co., Col. Ashely's
(Ashley's) Berkshire Co. regt. ; enlisted July 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 15, 1777 ;
service, 25 days; mileage home (74 miles) allowed; also, Capt. Elijah Deming's
detachment from Col. Ashley's regt. ; enlisted June 4, 1778; discharged July 15,
1778; service, 41 days; detachment ordered to Albany by Gen. John Fellows.

How, Solomon, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Nicholas
Dike's regt.; abstract for mileage, etc., from home to Dorchester Heights; war-
rant for pay allowed in Council Sept. 13, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; pay ab-
stract for travel allowance, etc., home, dated Dorchester Heights, Nov. 30, 1776;
said How credited with allowance for 2 days (44 miles).

How, Solomon. Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co.. Col. Joseph (Josiah) Whitney's
regt. ; service from May 4, 1777, to July 4, 1777, 2 mos. 7 days, under Maj. Gen.
Spencer at Rhode Island, including travel (100 miles) from home to place of
destination and from place of discharge home.

How, Solomon. Private, Capt. Asa Rice's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt.; marched
July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, including travel
(6 days) home; companj' ordered to march to Manchester on an alarm and was
discharged at Bennington. Roll dated Shrewsbury.

How, Solomon. Private, Capt. John Drury's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; enlisted
June 6, 1778; discharged Feb. 10, 1779; service, 8 mos. 4 days, at North river,
N. Y. ; enlistment, 8 months ; also, order dated Shrewsbury, April 12, 1779, signed
by said How and others, for wages for 8 mos. service in Col. Wood's regt., pay-
able to Samuel Crosby, Jr.

How, Solomon. 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 9,
1780; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. 3 in.; complexion, ruddy; engaged for town



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How, Solomon, continued.

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. 24, 1780; service, 5 moa.
28 days, including travel (180 miles) home.

How, Solomon. Corporal, Capt. Daniel Bowker's co., Col. Webb's regt. ; engaged
Aug. 30, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 25, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 4 days, including 10
days (192 miles) travel home; company raised to reinforce Continental Army for
3 months.

How, Sylvanus, 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,
12i^ 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, Thaddeus, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days.

How, Thomas (also given Thomas, Jr.). Private, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co.. Col.
William Mcintosh's regt. ; service from Dec. 11 to Dec. 30, 1776, 19 days, under
Lieut. Col. Weld at Castle Island.

How, Thomas. Seaman, ship "General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel
Waters; engaged July 15 (also given July 12), 1779; service to Sept. 7, 1779, 1
mo. 22 days, on Penobscot expedition. Roll sworn to in SuflFolk Co.

How, Till, 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, 7 days.

How, Tilly, Keene [N. H.]. Private, Capt. J. Stiles's co.. Col. Paul Dudley Sar-
gent's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

How, Timothy, New Braintree. Private, Capt. John Grainger's co.. Col. Learned's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1
week, 1 day ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
Capt. Thomas Whipple's and Capt. Francis Stone's cos., of New Braintree, Col.
James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt.. Gen. Warner's brigade; residence,
New Braintree; engaged for town of New Braintree; joined Capt. Holden's (also
given Capt. Harwood's) co., Col. Nickson's (Nixon's) regt. ; term, 3 j-ears; also,
Private, Capt. Abel Holden's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt.
Holden's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before
Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough,
certified in Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, Capt. Holden's co.. Col.
Nixon's (5th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands ; enlisted Feb.
1, 1777; also, Capt. Holden's co., 6th Mass. regt.; return for clothing for the
year 1780; receipt for said clothing dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779.

How, Timothy. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stockwell's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ;
enlisted July 28, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, includ-
ing 5 days (110 miles) travel home; company marched to Bennington to reinforce
army under Gen. Stark.

How, Walter, Westborough. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster
Master for Worcester Co., to serve in Col. Waid's regt. at Rhode Island [year
not given] ; Capt. Belknap's co. ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co., Col.



350 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

How, Walter, contimied.

Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted May 7, 1778 ; service to July 15, 1778, 2 mos. 8
days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated North Kingston ; also, Private, same co. and
regt. ; enlisted July 15, 177H ; discharged Sept. 18, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 3 days,
at Rhode Island ; reported enlisted into the Continental Navy ; also, same co.
and regt.; pay rolls sworn to at East Greenvrich, Sept. 28, and Nov. 10, 1778;
enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779 ; reported deserted Sept. 18, 1778.

How, Walter. Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Col. Joseph (Josiah) Whitney'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.

How, William, Damariscotta. Private, 8th co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779;
also, Capt. Jabez Lane's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men who were in camp
on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on
furlough, certified in Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779 ; also, Maj . Joseph Thomp-
son's CO., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay rolls for June-Oct., 1779; also. Major's
CO. ; return of clothing for the year 1780 ; receipt for said clothing, dated Peelcs-
kill, Dec. 5, 1779; also, Maj. Peter Harwood's co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay
rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779; also, list of men belonging to 6th Mass. regt. who
enlisted for the war subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, as returned by Col. Thomas
Nixon, dated Highlands, Feb. 23, 1780 ; also, descriptive list dated West Point,
Jan. 29, 1781; Capt. Pike's co., Lieut. Col. Smith's (6th) regt.; rank. Private;
age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark (also given light) ; residence,
Damariscotta; enlisted by Capt. Lane; enlistment, during war; also. Private,
Capt. Benjamin Pike's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for
wages; wages allowed said How for Jan. -Dec, 1781, 12 mos. ; reported sick in
hospital in April, 1781.

How, William, St. Johns. Private, Capt. Reuben Dyar's co. ; enlisted June 8, 1777;
discharged July 24, 1777; service, 1 mo. 16 days; company raised between Mt.
Desert and Machias for expedition to St. Johns, N. S.

How, William. List dated Cambridge, July 8, 1776, showing bounties paid men who
served in the Continental Army in Northern department ; said How, with Daniel
Watson, hired John Welch ; also, list dated Cambridge, July -, 1776, of men who
served on expedition to Canada; said How, with Daniel AVatson, credited with
one turn.

How, William. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll for Jan.-Nov., 1777, dated Dec. 21, 1777;
enlisted Jan. 1, 1777; enlistment, during war; reported deserted Jan. 1, 1777.

How, William. Order dated Cambridge, Sept. 23, 1778, signed by Capt. John Walton,
directing Sergt. James Fillebrown to detach said How and others from Capt.
Walton's CO. to join Capt. Frost the following day at Cambridge and march to



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