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roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Jan. 4, 1777; regiment raised to serve
until March 1, 1777-

Hoavard, Simeon. Private, Capt. Raymond DeGuiscard's co. ; pay roll dated April
24, 1782.



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 377

Howard, Simon, Cambridge. Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's co., Col. Samuel
Thatcher's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Roxbury March 4, 1776 ;
also, Capt. John Walton's co., Col. Brooks's regt.; enlisted Sept. 27, 1776; dis-
charged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 2 mos. 1 day, including 11 days (223 miles) travel
home ; roll dated North Castle.

Ho-\vARD, Simon. Sergeant, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co., Col. Brooks's regt. of guards;
joined Nov. 8, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 25 days, at Cambridge.

Ho-\vARD, Simon. Private, Capt. Edward Richardson's co., Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ;
enlisted June 9, 1778; discharged Feb. 24, 1779; service, 8 mos. 26 days, at North
River, N. Y., including 11 days (220 miles) travel home; roll dated Watertown;
also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated West Point; also, same
CO. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778, dated King's Ferry.

Howard, Simox. Private, Capt. Lawson Buckminster's co., in a regiment commanded
by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; enlisted May 31, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779;
service, 1 mo. 4 days ; company ordered to serve at Tiverton, R. I., until July 1,
1779 ; also, receipt dated Cambridge, July 19, 1779, for bounty and mileage paid
said Howard by a committee appointed in the 1st Parish of said town to enlist
men for Rhode Island.

Howard, Simon. Receipt dated Boston, May 4, 1782, for bounty paid said Howard
by Caleb Gannet, Chairman of Class No. 2 of the town of Cambridge, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Howard, Solomon, Conway (also given Charleraont and Bennington). Capt. Robert
Oliver's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's (24th) regt.; order for bounty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Dec. 23, 1775; also, list of men raised to
serve in the Continental Army from 5th Hampshire Co. regt., endorsed " Col'o
David Field's Return; " engaged for town of Conway; joined Capt. Oliver's co..
Col. Graton's (Greaton's) regt.; term, during war; also. Sergeant, 1st co.. Col.
John Bailey's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 23,
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Hugh Maxwell's (1st) co.. Col. Bailey's regt.;
return of men who joined prior to Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent
subsequently except on furlough ; also, same co. and regt. ; company return dated
CampnearValley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; residence, Conway; a^so, Lieut. Colonel's
CO., Col. Bailey's (2d) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 1780, when he was transferred to corps of invalids and
served 3 months from April 1, 1780, therein; residence, Charlemont; ft^so, list
dated Boston, Jan. 28, 1803, returned by John Avery, Secretary, and J. Jackson,
Treasurer, of men who had enlisted into the Continental Army and actually served
3 years and were accordingly entitled to gratuities, agreeable to resolves of March
4, 1801, and June 19, 1801 ; 2d Mass. regt. ; residence, Bennington.

Howard, Solomon, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Amos Wade's (3d Middleborough
Co.) of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield
service, 3 days; also, Capt. Amos Wade's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt.
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days
also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

Howard, Solomon, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot-
ton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

Howard, Solomon, Worthington. Private, Capt. Joshua L. Woodbridge's co.. Col.
Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted June 25, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779 ; service,
6 mos. 8 days, at Rhode Island, travel (138 miles) included. Roll sworn to at
Newport.

Howard, Solomon. Private, Capt. Benjamin Dillingham's co. ; enlisted April 17,
1776; service, 7 mos. 11 days; company stationed on seacoast at Dartmouth.
Roll dated Dartmouth.



378 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HowAitD, Solomon-, rrivate, Capt. John Putnam's co.; return dated June 22, 1778,
of men detached from Col. John Holman s regt. to serve for 21 da.vs at Provi-
dence, R. I.

Howard, Stephen, Templeton. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Josiah Wilder, sworn to in
Worcester Co., Feb. 21, 1778; residence, Templeton; engaged for town of Tem-
pleton; joined Capt. Mass's (Morse's) co.. Col. Putnam's regt.; term, 3 years.
[See Stephen Hayward.]

Howard, Stephen. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's co., Lieut. Col. Andrew
Symmes's detachment of guards; enlisted Feb. 26, 1778; discharged May 26,
1778 ; service, 3 mos.

Howard, Stephen. Private, Capt. Richard Titcomb's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's
(Essex Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 3, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos.
21 days, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home ; company raised in New-
buryport, Salisbury, and Amesbury, to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Howard, Thaddeus, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Amasa Soper's co.. Col. Thomas
Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to at Castle Island,
Aug. 13, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted June 26, 1776 ; service to Dec. 1,
1776, 5 mos. 7i days.

Howard, Theophilus, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Paul Dud-
ley Sargent's (28th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 7, 1775,
service, 1 mo. 3 days; also, company return dated Camp before Boston, Oct. 6,
1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge,
Nov. 20, 1775; also. Gunner, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's (7th) co.. Col. Thomas
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., dated Boston,
June 3, 1776 ; also. Bombardier, same co. and regt. ; engaged May 18, 1776 ; service
to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 8 days; also. Corporal, Capt. Lothrop's co., Col. Crafts's
(Artillery) regt.; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos.; reported as
serving 1 mo. in Colony service, 2 mos. in Continental service ; also, same co. and
regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to date of discharge. May 7, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days.

Howard, Thomas, Charlton. List of men raised for Continental service, as returned
by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. ; also, descriptive list of
men raised by the town of Charlton to serve in the Continental Army for the term
of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Peekskill, dated Charlton, May 26,
1778; Capt. Abijah Lamb's co.. Col. Holman's regt. ; age,36yrs.; stature, 5 ft.
10 in. ; complexion, dark (also given light) ; also, list of men raised in Worcester
Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable
to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received of Jonathan AVarner, Commis-
sioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 7, 1778; also,
list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master,
dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778.

Howard, Thomas, Milton. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Badcock's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; residence, Milton ; engaged
for town of Milton ; joined Capt. Haynes's co.. Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; term,
3 years; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Wig-
glesworth's regt.; also. Private, Capt. John K. Smith's co., Col. Calvin Smith's
(late Wigglesworth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co., Col. Edward Wig-
glesworth's regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by Maj. Barber at Boston ;
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Valley Forge ; reported
on fatigue duty ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp
" Greeneage;" also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1778; also, Capt. John
K. Smith's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779,



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 379



Howard, Thomas, continued.

dated Providence; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777; enlistment, during war; also, Capt.
John K. Smith's co., Col. Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list dated West Point,
Jan. 29, 1781; Capt. John K. Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Smith's (6th) regt.; rank.
Corporal ; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, brown ; eyes,
gray; residence, Milton; enlisted Nov. -, 1776, by Lieut. L. Miller; enlistment,
during war; also, Corporal, Capt. Abel Holden's (later Capt. Mason Wottles's)
CO., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages; wages allowed said
Howard for Jan. -Dec, 1781, 12 mos.; also, 6th co. ; return [year not given,
probably 1783], of men belonging to 6th Mass. regt. who were entitled to $80
gratuity, agreeable to act of Congress of May 15, 1778, for serving during the war.

Howard, Thomas, Monson. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co., Col. Timothy
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 12, 1775 ; service,
2 mos. 25 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 10, 1775.

Howard, Thomas, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. Cotton's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8
days.

Howard, Thomas, Templeton. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knolton's co. of militia, Col.
Nathan Sparhawk's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge; service, 14 days.

Howard, Thomas, Templeton. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Josiah Wilder, sworn to in
Worcester Co., Feb. 21, 1778; residence, Templeton; engaged for town of Tem-
pleton; joined Capt. Mass's (Morse's) co.. Col. Putnam's regt.; term, 3 years.

Howard, Thomas, Walpole. Private, Capt. Seth BuUard's (Walpole) co. of militia,
Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
10 days ; also, Capt. Aaron Guild's co.. Col. Lemuel Robson's (Robinson's) regt. ;
enlisted Jan. 27, 1776; service, 16 days, to time of marching in [i.e., home] ; regi-
ment raised in York and Suffolk counties; roll dated Roxbury, and endorsed
" service at Dorchester Heighths and vicinity ; " also, Corporal, Capt. Sabin Mann's
CO., Col. Wheelock's regt.; marched April 22, 1777; discharged May 10, 1777;
service, 20 days ; company marched to Rhode Island.

Howard, Thomas. Pay roll of Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. for service from April 25,
1786, to July 25, 1786, at the Castle.

HoAVARD, Thomas, Jr. Private, Capt. Dan. Haws's co.. Col. Samuel Holden Parsons's
(10th) regt. ; enlistment agreement in which said Howard 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.

Howard, Timothy. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Capt. Nat. Cushing's co., Col. John
Patterson's regt. ; also, list of men who took the oath required by Congress on
enlisting, dated Feb. 2i, 1777 ; also. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cushing's co., Col.
Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan.
1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; term, 3 years (also given during war); reported
invalided; also, Capt. Cushing's co.. Col. Vose's regt.; return of men who were
in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777 ; reported transferred to corps of invalids ;
also, Lieut. Ephraim Minot's corps of invalids stationed at Boston; joined May
31, 1778; service to Oct. 1, 1778, 4 mos. ; order for payment of above roll, dated
at Headquarters, Boston, and signed by Maj. Gen. W. Heath; also, order on
Board of War, payable to Lieut. Ephraim Minot, commanding officer of corps of
invalids stationed at Boston, endorsed "Boston, Jan'y 1779," signed by said



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Howard, Timothy, continued.

Howard and others, for clothing due them as a donation from the several towns
of the state ; also, Lieut. Osgood Carleton's co. of invalids stationed at Boston,
Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; muster rolls dated Sept. 9, and Oct. 2, 1779; also,
same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779 ; reported sick in barracks ; also, Capt.
Moses McFarland's corps of invalids; Continental Armj' pay accounts for service
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported transferred from Col. Vose's regt.

Howard, Uriel. Private, 7th co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from June 20, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to
town of Douglas; also, Capt. Elijah Danforth'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, dated Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16,
1779 [name crossed out on return] ; also, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's co., Col.
Nixon's (5th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; enlisted June
20, 1778; enlistment, 3 years; also, Lieut. Col. Smith's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th)
regt.; pay rolls for Aug. -Oct., 1779; also, Lieut. Col. Daniel Whiting's co., Col.
Nixon's regt.; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Soldier's Fortune; also,
Lieut. Colonel's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; return for clothing for the year 1780 ; receipt
for said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779.

Howard, Waldo. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Keith's co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; service
from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I. ;
also, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.,Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; entered service
July 25, 1778; discharged Sept. 9, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at Rhode Island;
roll sworn to at Plymouth; also, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. J. Jacobs's
regt.; appointed July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 9 days,
at Rhode Island ; company detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Howard, Willard, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. Oliver Barron's co. of militia, Col.
David Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2
days.

Howard, William, Boston. Capt. Daniel Pillsbury's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's
regt.; return [year not given] ; residence, Boston; engaged for town of Boston;
mustered by County Muster Master.

Howard, William, Bridge water. List of men mustered between May 7 and May 14,
1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co.; Col. Marshell's (Mar-
shall's) regt.; age, 20 yrs.; residence, Bridgewater ; enlisted by Capt. Stetson;
enlistment, 3 years.

Howard, William, Easton. Private, Capt. James Perry's co., Col. Paul Dudley Sar-
gent's regt.; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Boston, Nov. 14, 1775; also, order dated Camp at
Hull, July 16, 1776, signed by said Howard and others, for advance pay for
1 month, travel allowance, etc., paj^able to Capt. Matthew Randell ; Capt. Ran-
dell's order on Daniel Jeffries, Paymaster General, dated Castle Island, July 19,

1776, payable to the Quarter Master of Col. Marshal's regt., appears on reverse of
company order ; also, Private, Capt. Matthew Randell's co., Col. Thomas Mar-
shall's regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos.; also, same co.
and regt.; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 2 days, including travel home;
also, Capt. Josiah Keith's co., Col. John Daggett's regt. ; service from Dec. 8 to
Dec. 31, 1776, 3 weeks 3 da.ys; company marched to Rhode Island; also, Capt.
Joseph Keith's co., Col. Cotton's regt.; service from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30,

1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I.

Howard, William, Hatfield. Private, Capt. Perez Graves's co., which marched April
21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Ware ; service, 2 days ; also,
Capt. Oliver Lyman's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated
Dorchester, Nov. 27, 1776; mileage (102 miles) allowed said Howard; also, same



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 381

HowARu, William, continued.

CO. andregt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 1, 1776; regi-
ment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, 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. KoU sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Howard, William, Marblehead. Capt. Thomas Grant's (3d) co., Col. John Glover's
(21st) regt. ; company receipt for advance pay, dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775 ;
said Howard's pay receipted for by William Bubier; also, Private, same co. and
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 17, 1775; service, 2 mos. 20
days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 25, 1775.

Howard, William, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co., which marched
April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfleld ; service,
11 days; also, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's 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 Roxbury, Nov. 8,
1775.

Howard, William. Seaman, brigantine " Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. John
Fisk; engaged Feb. 17, 1777; discharged July 31, 1777; roll dated Salem; also,
brig " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jonathan Haraden ; engaged Oct. 1,
1777 ; roll made up for advance wages for 1 month.

Howard, William. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Everet's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Gen.
Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 14, 1778; service, 1 mo.
15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Howard, William. List of prisoners discharged from the British sloop " Hunter"
and sent on board the cartel " Silver Eel " by order of Sir George Collier Oct. 9,
1778 ; said Howard reported as one of crew belonging to the " Raven " (privateer) .

Howard, William. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated
Jan. 30, 1776; said Howard chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Joseph North's (2d
Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 8,
1776 ; reported commissioned Feb. 8, 1776 ; also. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Samuel
McCobb's regt.. Gen. Lovell's brigade; service from June 2i, 1779, to Sept. 26,
1779, 3 mos. 2 days.

Howard, William. Descriptive return dated Boston, Jan. 5, 1781, made by Edward
Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to serve in the militia
under Brig. Gen. John Fellows for the term of 3 months from the time of their
arrival at place of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and who had received
bounty and mileage due them of said Col. Procter; Capt. Hodgdon's co. ; age, 35
yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light; also. Private, Capt. Alexander
Hodgdon's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's (Suffolk Co.) regt.; enlisted July 26,
1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 8 days ; company raised to rein-
force Continental Army for 3 months and stationed at Rhode Island.

Howard, William. Receipt dated Acton, June 11, 1781, for bounty paid said How-
ard by a class of which Josiah Hayward and others were members to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised
in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hos-
mer, Superintendent for said county; age, 22 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complex-
ion, dark ; hair, black ; eyes, gray ; occupation, farmer ; engaged for town of
Acton; engaged April 20, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Howard, York. Private, Capt. John Blunt's co.. Col. Prime's regt. ; service between
March 6, 1780, and Sept. 6, 1780, 3 mos. 5 days, under Brig. Gen. P. Wadsworth ;
company raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts.



382 ]\iassachl:setts soldiers and sailors

Howard, Zachariah, Wilmington (probably). List dated July 8, 1776, of men who
were responsible for turns of service on the Crown Point expedition ; said How-
ard, with his son, Jacob Howard, credited with 1 turn.

Howard, Zachariah. Private, Capt. James Allen's co., Col. Simeon Gary's regt.;
pay roll for rations, dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776 ; also, Capt. Da-sad
Packard's co., Col. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; service, 8 days ; company inarched to
Rhode Island on the alarm of July 22, 1780 ; mileage out and home (152 miles)
allowed.

Howard, Zebulon, Braintree. Private, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co., Col. Francis's
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to camp and return, travel allowance from camp
home, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., Nov. 29, 1776; mileage (15 miles) allowed
said Howard and travel for 1 day; company drafted from Hingham, Braintree,
Dorchester, Stoughtonham, Milton, and Stoughton ; also, Capt. Stephen Penni-
man's CO., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec.
13, 1776; advanced to Corporal Jan. 1, 1777; regiment raised to serve until March
1, 1777.

Howard, Zebi'lon. Corporal, Capt. Eliphalet Sawin's co.. Col. Joseph Palmer's regt. ;
service, 4 days; company assembled at Braintree June 14, 1776.

Howard, Zebulon. Pay rolls of Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. for service from Jan. 25,
1786, to Jan. 25, 1787, at the Castle.

Howard, Ziba, Templeton. 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 Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass.
regt., at Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion,
light; engaged for town of Templeton; arrived at Springfield June 29, 1780;
marched to camp July 1, 1780, under command of Ensign Joseph Miller; also,
list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson
as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

HoAVARD, Zimri. Captain, 6th co., 2d Lincoln Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers
chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by Joseph North,
field officer; ordered in Council Aug. 23, 1776, that said officers be cotamissioned ;
reported commissioned July [?] 23, 1776.

Howe, . [This name also appears under the form of Haws, Hawse, Heed, Horse,

How, Howes, Stow.]

Howe, , Ipswich. Petition addressed to the Council, dated Boston, Aug. 16, 1777,

signed by Col. Israel Hutchinson, representing that certain officers who belonged
to his regiment in 1770, and other officers not of his regiment, were prisoners at
Long Island, and recommending that advance pay for 1 month be sent to each
officer; said Howe, a Lieutenant, reported as not belonging to Col. Hutchinson's
regt.

Howe, . Letter of instructions from the Council to Capt. Thomas Randall, Com-
missary, dated Nov. 3, 1777, directing him to effect the exchange of said Howe,
an Ensign, and other prisoners at Long Island, for certain British prisoners who
are to be forwarded to New York in a cartel.

Howe, Abel. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co. ; service from Nov. 3 to Nov. 19,
1778, 17 days; company detached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th) regt., Gen.
Warner's brigade, to reinforce guards at the barracks in Rutland under Col.
Jacob Garrish (Gerrish), and to escort troops of Saratoga convention to Enfield,
Conn. Roll dated Petersham.

Howe, Abnur, Brookficld. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 22,1780, to Dec. 31, 1780;
also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt. Whipple's co., Col.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 383



Howe, Abner, continued.

Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; rank, Private ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ;
complexion, light ; hair, light; eyes, blue; residence, Brookfield; enlisted May
22, 1780, by Ensign Gilbert; enlistment, during war.

Howe, Abraham, Gloucester. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship
"America," commanded by Capt. John Somes, sworn to June 8, 1780; age, 34
yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Gloucester.

Howe, Abraham. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co. ; communication
addressed to the Council, dated Hull, Aug. 5, 1776, signed by J. Palmer, trans-
mitting a list of officers to be commissioned for a company formed out of three



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