New Hampshire State Papers

 

State of New Hampshire.

 

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ROLLS AND DOCUMENTS

 

RELATING TO

 

SOLDIERS

 

IN THE

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR,

 

WITH AN

 

APPENDIX,

 

EMBRACING SOME INDIAN AND FRENCH WAR ROLLS.

 

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PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE.

 

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VOLUME III OF THE WAR ROLLS.

VOLUME XVI OF THE SERIES.

 

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COMPILED AND EDITED BY

ISAAC W. HAMMOND, A. M.,

LIBRARIAN NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

 

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"He who takes no interest in the history of his ancestors does not deserve to be remembered by his posterity."

 

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MANCHESTER, N. H.:

JOHN B. CLARKE, PUBLIC PRINTER.

1887.

 

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire.

 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

That His Excellency the Governor be hereby authorized and empowered, with the advice and consent of the Council, to employ some suitable person and fix his compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to collect, arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publication of such porュtions of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampュshire as the Governor may deem proper; and that eight hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed by the state printer, and distributed as follows: namely, one copy to each city and town in the State, one copy to such of the public libraries in the State as the Governor may designate, fifty copies to the New Hampュshire Historical Society, and the remainder placed in the custody of the state libraュrian, who is hereby authorized to exchange the same for similar publications by other States.

Approved August 4, 1881.

 

In accordance with the foregoing resolution, the Governor, with advice of the Council, on the twelfth day of October, 1881, appointed and commissioned ISAAC W. HAMMOND as "Editor and Compiler of State Papers."

 

 

 

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

 

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This volume completes the publication of the Revolutionary War Rolls so far as they can now be obtained. All of the rolls and docュuments in the possession of the State, and all that the editor could obtain elsewhere, have been used in the compilation of the work. Other material of the kind is supposed to be in existence, and may be obtained at some future time, and may not. This volume conュtains the town returns and accounts, which will be found of great value as indicating the residences of the men, which many of the rolls fail to do. It also contains all the material that could be found in the state archives relating to pensioners, a number of Indian and French war rolls not heretofore published, and a short Revolutionary diary.

The fact that interest in historical research and in the preservation of all original documents pertaining to the days of our ancestors is on the increase among our people is one of the encouraging features of the times. Many valuable manuscripts of ancient dates have been destroyed, and it is important that all that are still in existence which give any information relative to the history of our State should be printed, and thus placed beyond the reach of destructive elements and the autograph hunter, and made accessible to the future historian. The public interest in and general demand for the work is abundantly proved by frequent calls for the loan of advance sheets of this volume, which have been in use almost continuously since the commencement of its publication.

Great care has been taken in transcribing the documents and in compiling a full and complete index. Although some errors will undoubtedly be found, the editor hopes the number will be small.

As many local histories are being compiled, the editor desires to call attention to the importance of an exhaustive index to all such

 

 

 

 

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

 

works. An historical work loses half its value without it. Every occurrence of names of persons and places should be indexed, and the information contained in the volume thus rendered accessible to historical, genealogical, and biographical students.

The next volume will contain a collection of miscellaneous provincial and state documents of much historic value, dating from 1680 to 1800.

HAMMOND.

 

ABSTRACT OF GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

 

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1780.

 

Return of officers in First Regiment 2

" officers in Second Regiment 4

" officers in Third Regiment 6

" first company, Third Regiment 9

" second company, Third Regiment 12

" Captain Frye's company 15

" " " " 17

" " Ellis's " 20

" " Gilman's " 22

" " Ellis's " 25

" Major Norris's " 27

" Captain Livermore's company 30

'' " " " 33

" " Stone's " 35

" " McGregore's " 38

" " Hawkins's " 40

" " Gray's " 42

" Third Regiment men 44

" men who served in other state organizations 45

Major Whitcomb's rangers 46

Colonel Henry Jackson's regiment 47

New Hampshire men in Col. Hazen's regiment, Mass., 48, 54, 55

Petition from officers in continental regiments 49

New Hampshire men in Col. Flower's regiment 51, 53

Return of General Poor's brigade 56

Continental regiments, recruits 58-69

Pay-roll for same 70-89

Muster-roll for same, with residences 90-100

New Hampshire men in Col. Jackson's regiment 101

List in part of the new levies 102

Men recruited by Henry Dearborn 103

Three months' men at West Point 104

 

 

 

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Captain Kinsman's return 105

Colonel Bartlett's staff-roll 108

Captain Jewell's Co. 109

" Aiken's Co. 112

" Gordon's Co. 11

" Emerson's Co. 118

" Sinclair's Co. 121

" Eastman's Co. 124

" Leavitt's Co. 127

" Butler's Co. 130

Colonel Nichols's staff-roll 135

Captain Page's Co. 137

" Kidder's Co. 140, 161

" Barron's Co. 143

" Webster's Co. 147

" Stevens's Co. 150

" Houghton's Co. 152

" Whittier's Co. 155

" Spaulding's Co. 158

" Leavitt's Co., abstract of pay-roll 162

" Butler's Co. " " 163

" Sinclair's Co. " " 164

Portsmouth men in Captain Jewell's Co. 165

Recruits for Whitcomb's rangers 167

Captain Stone's Co., pay-roll 167

" Runnel's Co., muster-roll 168

" " pay-roll 169

Major Whitcomb's muster-roll 170, 172

" " return, residences 174

Captain Paine's Co. 178, 179

Promotions in Continental regiments 180

New arrangement of officers 182

THIRD NEW HAMPSHIRE CONTINENTAL REGIMENT, 1780 183

Return of Colonel's Co. 184

" Captain Gilman's Co. 186

" " Livermore's Co. 187

" Major Wait's Co. 188

" Captain McGregore's Co. 189

" " Ellis's Co. 191

" Colonel Dearborn's Co. 192, 193

" Captain Frye's Co. 194

" " Dennett's Co. 195

Lieutenant Piper's men at Portsmouth 196

 

 

 

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Depreciation rolls to January 1, 1781 197

First Regiment 197-203

Second Regiment 203-208

Third Regiment 208-213

Petition of soldiers at Fort Washington 214

Summary of troops raised in 1780 215

 

1781.

 

Editorial note 216

Return of New Hampshire force in Continental Army 217

First Regiment, 1781. Captain Farwell's return 218

" " " Livermore's return 219

" " " Frye's " 220

" " " Gilman's " 221

" " " Sartwell's " 222

" " " Dustin's " 223

" " " Munroe's " 224

" " " Ellis's " 225

Second Regiment, 1781. " Robinson's "                         227

" " " McGregore's " 228

" " " Dustin's " 229

" " " Fogg's " 230

" " " Chase's " 231

" " " Dennett's " 232

" " " Cherry's " 233

Captain Dearing's roll, Fort Washington 234

State bounty to, continental soldiers 235

Receipts for bounty " " 239

" for gratuity, camp on James River 241

Recruits for Continental Army, residences 242

" " " " " 246

Frontier and West Point men, introduction 249

Enlistment document 250

Six months' men raised for West Point 251

Colonel David Webster's return 258

" John McClary's " 3 months' men 258

" Noah Lovewell's " " 259

Portsmouth volunteers' " 260

Colonel Wentworth's return " 261

" John Webster's return " 262

" John Bell's " " 263

" Thomas Stickney's return " 263

Captain Dearing's Co., order 264

 

 

 

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New Hampshire men in Col. Hazen's regiment, Mass. 265

Continental regiments, 1781; abstract of pay 267-280

First Regiment 267-271

Second Regiment 271-276

Third Regiment 276-279

Captain Jacob Smith's rangers, pay-roll 281

Summary of service in 1781 283

Captains Walker and Osgood, scouts 284

 

1782.

 

Bounty list, continental soldiers 285

Enlistment document, 1782 288

Sergeant Blake's scouting party 288-292

" James Ladd's scouting party 293

Editorial relative to raising men 293

Captain Ebenezer Webster's rangers 295

" Jonathan Smith's 298

Sergeant Philip Page's scouts 299

Captain Salter's Co., Portsmouth 300

Promotions in continental regiments 300

New Hampshire men who served in independent regiments 301

New Hampshire men in Gen. Hazen's regiment, Mass. 304

Casualties in First Regiment 306

Colonel Bedel's regiment, in part, 1777, 1778 306-314

Captain Young's Co. 307

" Wheeler's Co. 308

" Cushman's Co. 310

" Holden's Co. 311

" Butterfield's Co. 311

" Taylor's Co. 312

" Lovewell's Co. 313

Lyme militia roll, 1776 314

 

MISCELLANEOUS ROLLS.

 

Captain James Gray's Co., in part 316

Guard at Exeter jail, 1777 316

Roll of soldiers at New Castle, 1786 317, 318

" " " 1787 319

 

PENSION DOCUMENTS.

 

List of invalids examined and pensioned 320

Pensioners paid by Mr. Gilman, 1782 321

 

 

 

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List of pensioners, 1785 323

" " 1787, mention of wounds 325

" " residences 328

" " 1789 330

" " soldiers' widows 333

Pay-roll, officers' widows and invalids 334, 337

Report of committee on invalids 335

Pay-roll, officers' widows and invalids, 1788, 1789 343

Pension-roll, November, 1789 344

Editorial relating to pensions 347

Petitions for pensions, committee and surgeons' reports, 347-496

Editorial relative to town returns . 497

Towns' returns of soldiers, arranged alphabetically 498-523

Abatement of soldiers' poll-taxes 524

Individual accounts for losses in service 525-531

Action of Legislature relative to towns' expenditures 533

Towns' accounts for bounties, etc. 534-548

Towns' accounts in detail, alphabetically 549-895

 

APPENDIX.

 

Sergeant Hilliard's scouts, 1712 897

Londonderry Troopers, 1744 897

Samuel Miller's scouts, 1744 898

Timothy Roberts's scouts, 1744 899

Jeremiah Clough's " 1745 899, 907

William Moulton's " 1745 900

Colonel Gilman's regiment, 1740 901

John Humphrey's troopers, 1745 902

William Miles's scouts, 1745 903

Captain Hanson's troopers, 1745 904

" Dudley Odlin's, 1745 905

" Thomas Bell's Co., 1745 906

" John Huckins's scouts, 1745 906

" John Goffe's " 1745 908, 909

" Daniel McGregore's Co., 1745 910

" John Gregg's scouts, 1746 911

" Francis Lock's Co., 1746 912

" James Guppy's Co., 1746 912

" John Goffe's Co., 1746 913

" John Webster's Co., 1747 914

" Jeremiah Clough's Co., 1746-47 915

" Thomas Bell's Co., 1747-48 916

" James Campbell's Co., 1750 916

 

 

 

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Captain Elisha Winslow's Co., 1755 918

Colonel Josiah Willard's Co., 1755 919

" Joseph Blanchard's regiment, 1754 920

Captain Robert Rogers's roll, 1755 922

General Folsom's orders, 1775 923

Officers in Twelfth Militia Regiment, 1775 924

" on ship Raleigh, 1777 924

Men on brig Dartmouth, 1775 925

" " Polly 926

Receipt from men on Winter Hill, 1776 926

Captain Whitcomb's Co., 1777-78 927

" Tarlton's Co., 1778 927

List of British prisoners, 1781-83 929

" New York tories 932

Captain Isaac Farwell's Co., 1776-1782 934

Diary of Abraham Fitts, 1777 936

 

Index to towns, places, etc. 941

 

Index to names of persons 949

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION.

 

The figures in brackets at the beginning of each document refer to the volume and page of the original manuscript in the adjutant-general's department.

 

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CORRECTIONS.

 

Page

106, Micher Moses should be Micah Morse.

133, Samuel Straw may be Samuel Shaw.

160, Jos. Gilman, Jr., should read Josiah Gilman, Jr.

301, Hanet Kimball should read Hanes Kimball.

353, Line 7 from bottom, fount should be found.

385, Oxford should be Orford.

405, W. T. Langdon should be Wy Langdon.

536, Sineon Burt should be Simeon Burt.

780, John Wills should be John Mills.

903, Thomas Crisby should be Thomas Cristy.