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including travel (3 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the
alarm of July 27, 1780.

Hunt, John. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. John Rand's regt.; enlisted
July 5, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at West Point,
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; company raised for 3 months.

Hunt, John. Sergeant, Capt. Williams Barker's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ;
detached March 6, 1781 ; discharged March 20, 1781 ; service, 18 days, at Rhode
Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home.



Hunt, John. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Lieut. Col. Sears's regt.

Aug. 6, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days, travel (4 days)
included; regiment raised in Berkshire Co. to serve for 3 months. Roll endorsed
" Col Elisha Porters Reg't."

Hunt, John. Receipt dated Boston, April 29, 1782, for bounty paid said Hunt by
Enoch Glover, Chairman of Class No. 5 of the town of Dorchester, to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, return of men raised by the town
of Dorchester to serve for 3 years from 1782; reported as having received £60
April 29, 1782, probably amount of bounty.

Hunt, John. Matross, Capt. Amos Lincoln's co. of matrosses; service from Nov. 1,
1782, to date of discharge, Aug. 21, 1783, 9 mos. 21 days. Roll dated Boston.

Hunt, John, Jr., Watertown. Private, Capt. Samuel Barnard's co. of militia, (late)
Col. Thomas Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 1 day.

Hunt, John, Jr. Receipt given to Capt. John Hall, dated Braintree, July 13, 1784,
signed by Stephen Penniman, in behalf of said Hunt, for money due him for
driving a team in a brigade of teams commanded by Capt. John Hall in Conti-
nental service in 1781.

Hunt, Jonas, Acton. Private, Capt. John Hayward's co. of Minute-men, Col. Abijah
Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 5 days ; also,
Capt. William Smith's co., Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay,
signed by said Hunt and others, dated Cambridge, June 16, 1775; also, Private,
same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 15 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 30, 1775 ; also, Capt. Simon
Hunt's (Acton) co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; service, 6 days; company called
out March 4, 1776, at the time of fortifying Dorchester Heights ; also, return dated
Acton, Aug. 14, 1777, made by Capt. Simon Hunt to Col. Eleazer Brooks, of men
drafted from train band and alarm list under his command to reinforce the Conti-
nental Army, agreeable to resolve of Aug. 8, 1777 ; also, Private, Capt. George
Minott's CO., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged
Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 25 days, in Northern department, including 11 days
(220 miles) travel home.

Hunt, Jonathan, Cambridge. Receipt given to Capt. John Walton, dated Cambridge,
Sept. 25, 1776, signed by said Hunt, for bounty to go to Horse Neck; also, list of
men who were drafted to go to Horse Neck, N. Y., dated Cambridge, Sept. 25,
1776 ; said Hunt probably went in the place of John Calwell who was drafted ;



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Hunt, Jonathan, continued.

also, return dated Cambridge, Nov. 5, 1776, made by Andrew Bordman, Clerk,
on behalf of a committee, of men belonging to Cambridge who left the army and
returned home; said Hunt reported as belonging to Capt. Walton's co., Col.
Eleazer Brooks's regt. of militia at New York ; also. Private, Capt. John Walton's
CO., Col. Brooks's regt.; enlisted Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 27 days, travel (7 days) included; roll dated North Castle.

Hunt, Jonathan, Fitchburg. Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Bridge's co.. Col. John Whet-
comb's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to
Cambridge; left place of rendezvous April 25, 1775; service, 6 days; also, Capt.
John Fuller's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. ^ day; also, company receipts for wages
for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill ; also, company return
dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Camp at Prospect Hill, Nov. 14, 1775.

Hunt, Jonathan, Paxton. Return of men raised by the town of Paxton to serve in
the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Ralph Earll ; joined Capt. Haynes's
CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; enlistment, during war ; also, list of men mustered
between Jan. 27, 1777, and Feb. 8, 1777, by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for
Worcester Co.; Capt. Hanas's (Haynes's) co.. Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; term,
3 years; also. Private, Capt. John K. Smith's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's (late Wig-
glesworth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 9, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's
regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by Capt. Newell ; also, same co. and
regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Valley Forge; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp " Greeneage; " also, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll for Oct., 1778; also, Capt. John K. Smith's co.. Col. Wigglesworth's
regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; enlisted Feb. 9,
1777; also, Capt. John K. Smith's co., Col. Calvin Smith's regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 10, 1780.

Hunt, Jonathan, Tewksbury. Capt. John Minot's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract
for mileage to and from Dorchester Heights and travel allowance home ; said
Hunt credited with 2 daj's allowance; mileage (64 miles) also allowed; warrant
allowed in Council Nov. 30, 1776; also, list of men detached for service at Rhode
Island, as returned by Lieut. Col. William Thompson to Capt. Joseph B. Varnum,
dated Billerica, Aug. 2, 1778; said Hunt detached from Capt. Trull's co. ; also,
Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Varnum's co., Col. Mclntush's (Mcintosh's) regt..
Gen. Lovel's brigade; enlisted July 29, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service,
1 mo. 18 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 5 days (100 miles) travel
home ; roll dated Dracut ; also, list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce
the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Brig.
Gen. Eleazer Brooks to Maj. Hosmer, dated Lincoln, July 21, 1779; Capt. Trull's
CO., [Lieut. Col.] Thomson's (7th Middlesex Co.) regt.; age, 19 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 9 (also given 5 ft. 10^) in.; complexion, dark; residence, Tewksbury; en-
gaged for town of Tewksbury; term, 9 months; also, list of men raised agree-
able to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for
Middlesex Co. ; also, list of men returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis-
sioner, by Lieut. Reuben Lilley, at Springfield, Aug. 15, 1779.

Hunt, Jonathan. Receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, signed by said Hunt and
others belonging to Capt. John Ford's co.. Col. Roberson's (Robinson's) regt.,
for wages for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 1776.

Hunt, Jonathan. Listof men belonging to Capt. John Gleason's co., endorsed "North
Kingston, June 26, 1777;" deposition made by Micah Balcom June 26, 1844,
states that he engaged the first part of May, 1777, in Capt. Gleason's co., Col.



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HvNT, Jonathan, continued.

Josiah Whitney's regt., and rendered 2 mos. 8 days service at Rhode Island ; said
company was made up of men from Marlborough, Stow, Sudbury, Framingham,
Natick, Sherburne, Holliston, and Hopkinton.

Hunt, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.
of guards ; enlisted Nov. 5, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 20 days, at Fort
No. 2, Cambridge, guarding troops of convention; reported deserted Dec. 28,
1777, joined Jan. 7, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Cambridge,
April 1, 1778; reported sick on furlough; also, company receipt for wages, etc.,
dated Wilmington, May 22, 1778.

Hunt, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th)
regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, 9 months; re-
ported taken prisoner Feb. 3, 1780, joined Jan. 3, 1781, and was discharged the
same date ; also. Council warrant dated May 2, 1781, drawn in favor of said Hunt
for money in compensation for his having been a prisoner in 1779, etc.

Hunt, Jo's, Dracut. Private, Capt. Peter Coburn's co. of Minute-men, Col. Bridge's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days.

Hunt, Joseph, Acton. Surgeon's Mate to Dr. Joseph Foster, in Cambridge hospital;
list of surgeons and surgeons' mates, examined and approved by a committee of
Congress at Watertown, July 5, 1775 ; also. Surgeon, Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ;
list of officers of a regiment drafted from Middlesex Co. militia and ordered to
march to Horse Neck by Brig. Oliver Prescott Sept. 26, 1776 ; also, same regt. ;
engaged Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 62 days, including 11
days (212 miles) travel home; order for payment of amount of roll dated at
North Castle and signed by Col. Brooks ; also. Surgeon ; list of officers of Suffolk
Co. militia; commissioned Sept. 27, 1777; said Hunt, with others, stationed with
guards at or near Charlestown guarding Gen. Burgoyne's army, prisoners in
Massachusetts; also. Surgeon, Col. Jonathan Reed's regt.; muster roll of field
and staff officers, dated Cambridge, May 9, 1778 ; appointed April 2, 1778 ; engage-
ment, 3 months from April 2, 1778; also. Surgeon, Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; engaged July 3, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 5 mos. 11 days;
o^so, list of men appearing under the heading " Hartwell Brook the first Ever-
idge;" said Hunt appears among men in a detachment with Col. Thatcher [year
not given] ; reported a doctor.

Hunt, Joseph, Braintree. Enlistment agreement dated Dorchester, May 11, 1778,
signed by said Hunt and others, engaging themselves to serve for the town of
Dorchester for the term of 8 months from the time of their arrival at Peekskill,
the place of destination, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, provided they
received a bounty of £78 from said town before they marched ; also, descriptive
list of men raised in Dorchester in 1778 to march to Peekskill ; Capt. Sumner's
CO., Col. Gill's regt.; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. J in.; hair, dark; eyes, blue;
occupation, cordwainer; residence, Braintree; a/so, letter from Stephen Badlam,
Superintendent for Suffolk Co., to the commanding officer of the main guard at
Boston, dated Dorchester, Oct. 20, 1778, requesting him to keep said Hunt under
guard, as he had enlisted to serve for 8 months at Peekskill, but had deserted and
forged a discharge from the service, and having been taken up, was ordered to be
sent to Rhode Island and delivered to Brig. Gen. Glover to serve in some regi-
ment in his brigade, and stating that said Hunt had failed to march or deliver
himself to Gen. Glover, after receiving positive orders to do so; said Hunt makes
the claim that he had procured Elias Balcom, of Attleborough, to serve in his
room and that the latter was accepted by Gen. Glover.

Hunt, Joseph, Dorchester. Capt. Thomas Pierce's co.. Col. Knox's (Artillery) regt. ;
return of men who enlisted for the ensuing year under the new establishment,
dated lloxbury Camp, Dec. 16, 1775.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 527

Hunt, Joseph (also given Joshua), Hard wick. Company receipt for ammunition,
given to Capt. Barnabas Sears, dated Dorchester Camp, Feb. 15, 1776; also, re-
turn of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Timothy Paige's
2d (1st Hardwick) co.. Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt. ; resi-
dence, Hardwick ; engaged for town of Hardwick ; joined Capt. Chaise's (Shays's)
CO., Col. Putnam's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Thomas
Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Shays's co., Col. Putnam's
regt. ; mustered April 9, 1777 ; also. Private, Capt. Daniel Shays's co.. Col. Rufus
Putnam's 5th (also given 4th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from April 1, 1777, to March 31, 1780; also, same co. and regt.; return dated
Albany, Feb. 9, 1779; mustered by Capt. Newell.

Hunt, Joseph, Milton. Matross, Capt. Daniel Vose's co. of the train in Milton, Col.
Robinson's regt., which marched to Roxbury ; service, 14 days, subsequent to
Concord battle and before completion of standing army.

Hunt, Joseph, Norton. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt.;
service, 25 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

Hunt, Joseph, Norton. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co., Col. Josiah Whit-
ney's regt.; engaged July 29, 1778; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Rhode Island;
company raised to serve for 6 weeks from July 29, 1778.

Hunt, Joseph, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Moses Whiting's co., Col. John Greaton's
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
28 days.

Hunt, Joseph, Rutland. Matross, Capt. David Henshaw's (10th) co., Col. Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; return for advance pay, mileage from home to camp, etc., sworn
to at Boston, Dec. 7, 1776; mileage (62 miles) allowed said Hunt; also, Private,
same co. and regt. ; joined regiment Nov. 6, 1776; service to Feb. 1, 1777, 2 mos.
24 days ; also, Matross, same co. and regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8,
1777, 3 mos. 7 days.

Hunt, Joseph, Stoughtonham. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. Joseph
Read's (20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 1 day; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Hunt, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.;
service, 8 days ; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm
of Dec. 8, 1776, and served until discharged.

Hunt, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. John Boynton's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhak's (Spar-
hawk's) regt.; entered service July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service,
34 days, under Col. Job Cushing on expedition to Bennington, including travel
6 days (113 miles) home; a/so. Private, Capt. Boynton's co.. Col. Sparhawk's
regt. commanded by Maj. Jonas Wilder; enlisted Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct.
18, 1777 ; service, 29 days, in Northern department, including 7 days (141 miles)
travel home ; company raised to serve for 30 days.

Hunt, Joseph. Private, Capt. George Webb's co.. Col. William Shepard's (3d) regt. ;
muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Nov. 1, 1778;
enlistment, 8 months.

Hunt, Joseph. Seaman, brigantine "Active," commanded by Capt. Allen Hallet;
engaged June 2, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 3 mos. Roll sworn to
in Suffolk Co.

Hunt, Joseph. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's (Bristol Co.) regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island,
on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll dated Norton.



528 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Hunt, Joseph Wheatox, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Phanuel Bishop's co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Stephen
Bullock's CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 27, 1778;
discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Hunt, Joshua. 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.

Hunt, Josiah, Newl)ury. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as re-
turned by Moses Noyes, Chairman of Selectmen and Committee of Newbury ;
residence, Newbury ; engaged for town of Newbury ; joined Lieut. Abner Lunt's
CO., Col. Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, Private, Capt. William North's co..
Col. Henry Jackson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Aug. 16, 1777, to May 1, 1779; reported deserted; also, Capt. North's co., Col.
Jackson's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith; pay roll for Nov., 1778, dated
Camp Pawtuxet ; also, Capt. William North's co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; muster
roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; enlisted April 20, 1777; reported furloughed
March 31, 1779, by Col. Jackson for 40 days ; also, return certified at Camp near
Morristown, April 30, 1780, of oflScers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Hen-
lej^'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 com-
mand of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779;
Capt. North's co. ; rank, Private; residence, Newbury; engaged Aug. 16, 1777;
term, 3 years; reported deserted May 1, 1779.

Hunt, Josiah. Private, Capt. Moses French's co.. Col. Joseph Palmer's regt. ; ser-
vice, 15 days ; compau)^ assembled at Braintree March 4, 1776.

Hunt, Judah, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's (2d Duxbury) co. of
militia. Col. James Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt,, which marched on the alarm
of April 19, 1775; serA'ice, 3 days; also, Capt, Bildad Arnold's co,. Col. Thomas
Lothrop's (Plymouth Co.) regt.; service, 15 days; company marched to Rhode
Island on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776.

Hunt, Laban. Private, Capt. Peter Cushing's (3d Hingham) co., Col. Solomon Lovel's
regt.; service, 2 days; company assembled at Hull June 14, 1776; also, Capt.
Theophilus Wilder's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ;
enlisted Dec. 13, 1776; credited to town of Hingham; i-egiment raised to serve
until March 1, 1777; also, Capt. Peter Cushing's co.. Col. David Cushing's regt.;
service, 6 days, under Maj, Thomas Lathrop; company assembled at Hull Feb.
27, 1778; roll sworn to at Hingham; also. Corporal, Capt, Joseph Baxter's co,,
Col. Macin [tosh's] regt.. Gen. Level's brigade; enlisted Aug. 5, 1778; discharged
Sept. 14, 1778; service, 1 mo. 13 days; company detached from militia for service
on expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged 60 miles from home; roll
dated Braintree and sworn to at Boston.

Hunt, Laban. Private, Capt. Thomas Brintnal's co.. Col. Cyprian Howe's regt. ; en-
listed Aug. 31, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 5 days; regiment
raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island for 3
months ; also, list dated Concord, of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
to the credit of the town of East Sudbury, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as
returned by Joseph Hosmer, (late) Superintendent for Middlesex Co., to Capt.
Thomas Brintnal, at East Sudbury ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middle-
sex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned l\y Joseph Hosmer,
Superintendent for said county ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion,
light; hair, light; eyes, gray; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of East
Sudbury ; engaged Feb. 22, 1781 ; term, 3 years ; also, Private, Capt. Francis
Green's co.. Col. Joseph Yose's (1st) regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated
Camp Peekskill; enlisted Feb. 15, 1781 ; also. Corporal, same co. and regt. ; mus-



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Hunt, Laban, continued.

ter roll for Sept., 1781, dated Camp at Peekskill ; reported promoted from Private
Sept. 1, 1781 ; also, muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1781, Jan.-March, 1782, dated
Quarters, York Hutts ; reported absent with leave in March, 1782.

Hunt, Lemuel, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co. of militia,
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days, before
completion of standing army ; also, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co., Col. Francis's
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to camp and return, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co.,
Nov. 29, 1776 ; company drafted from Hingham, Braintree, Dorchester, Stoughton-
ham, Milton, and Stoughton ; also, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co., Col. Dike's
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 13, 1776; credited to
town of Dorchester; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, Capt.
William Badcock's co., Col. Pierce's regt.; marched from home March 1, 1778;
discharged April 3, 1778; service, 1 mo. 4 days, at Castle Island; also, Capt.
Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt.; enlisted July 23, 1780;
discharged Oct. 29, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days, probably at Rhode Island, in-
cluding 3 days (60 miles) travel home; company ordered part to West Point and
part to Rhode Island ; regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months ; also, return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Milton ; engaged July 1,
1781.

Hunt, Levi, Rehoboth. Descriptive list of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster
Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time
of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, dated Taunton,
June 1, 1778; Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's (5th) co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st
Bristol Co.) regt.; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; hair,
black ; eyes, gray ; residence, Rehoboth ; engaged for town of Rehoboth ; also,
list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R.
Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778.

Hunt, Lot, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt. ; service, 33 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in Sept. and Oct.,

1777.

Hunt, Luke, Hingham. Private, Capt. James Lincoln's (Independent) co. ; enlisted
June 2, 1775; service, 5 mos., 8 weeks, 4 days; company stationed at Hingham
until Jan. 1, 1776, for defence of seacoast.

Hunt, Luther, Paxton. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt. ;
marched from home Sept. 3, 1781 ; joined regiment at West Point Sept. 10, 1781 ;
discharged Nov. 18, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 23 days, including travel (165 miles)
from camp home ; residence, Paxton ; enlisted for town of Paxton ; enlistment,
3 months. Roll sworn to at Brookfield.

Hunt, Luther, Spencer. List of men mustered ; said Hunt appears among men raised
from Col. Denny's regt. for service at Rhode Island ; Capt. Prouty's co. ; engaged
for town of Spencer ; mustered July 8 [year not given] ; also, Private, Capt.
Nathan Lenard's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 2, 1778 ; company
stationed at Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1779; also, Capt. John Cutler's co.. Col.
Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 2, 1778; service, 6 mos. 3 days, at Rhode
Island; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17,
1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; reported sick in hospital; also, same co.
and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Dec. 1, 1778.

Hunt, Luther. Private, Capt. Nathan Harrington's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.;
enlisted March 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 2 days; company probably stationed at
Rutland. Roll dated Holden.



530 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND S^SILOKS



Hunt, Matthew. Private, Capt. Peter Cushing's co., Col. Solomon Lovel's regt. ; ser-
vice, 4 days ; company raised in Hingham and Cohasset and assembled at Hull
Dec. 14, 1776.

HcNT, Matthew. Private, Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck's co. ; enlisted Feb. 10, 1780 ;
service to Oct. 24, 1781, 20 mos. 15 days; company raised for defence of Castle
and Governor's Islands and commanded by His Excellency John Hancock ; also,
Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from Oct. 25, 1781, to date of discharge, Jan.
24, 1783, 15 mos. ; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor's Islands.

Hunt, Melzae, Weymouth. Capt. Asa White's co. ; return for equipments, dated
Weymouth, March 20, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Jacob Goold's co., Col. Grea-
ton's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 13
weeks; also, Capt. Goold's co. ,36th regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ;
company stationed at Fort No. 2, Cambridge; also, Capt. Goold's co.. Col. John
Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at
Cambridge, Dec. 12, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Ward's co.. Col. Solomon
Lovell's regt. ; service, 4 days ; company marched March 4. 1776, at the time of
taking Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 4 days, subsequent
to March 10, 1776.

Hunt, Melzae, Weymouth. Seaman, brigantine "Hazard," commanded by Capt.
Simeon Samson; engaged Nov. 1, 1777; discharged May 20, 1778; service, 6
mos. 20 days. Roll dated Boston.



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