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Subject: Hist. of Harvard, Mass. by H. S. Nourse - 1894 - p. 327 to p. 329.
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 21:44:03 EDT
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The History of Harvard, Massachusetts, 1643-1732, by Henry S. Nourse,
1894. - W. J. Coulter, Printer.
p.327 cont'd Harvard in the Revolutionary War.
That those in Cambridge campaign, 1775, eight months, be allowed 4.
Roxbury campaign, 1775, six weeks, 0.
Dorchester campaign, 1776, two months, 1.
Dorchester campaign, 1776, four months, 1.
York campaign, 1776, five months, 9.
Ticonderoga campaign, 1776, five months, 15.
York campaign, 1776, two months, 7.
Nantasket campaign, 1776, eight months, 11.
Jersey campaign, 1776, three months, 10.
Continental service, 1776, twelve months, 12.
Whether the soldiers or the rate payers were disatisfied is not told, but
later another town-meeting declared the action of April 8th null and void an
a new committee "to set the prices on the several campaigns which are past,
make report to the Town as soon as may be." April 11th, it was voted to pay
soldiers upon the following basis: -
Roxbury campaign, in 1775, six weeks, to be set at 0.
Dorchester campaign, 1776, two months 1.
Dorchester campaign, 1776, four months in summer 2.
Dorchester campaign, 1776 & 7, four months in winter 0.
Nantasket campaign, 1776, eight months 5.
York campaign, 1776, five months 9.
Ticonderoga campaign 1776, five months 12.
York campaign 1776, two months 5.
Jersey campaign 1776 & 1777, three months 6.
Continental campaign for one year 18.
Then the Town voted that those persons that subscribed money in order to
to go to Ticonderoga in 1776 be allowed the same sums they disbursed.
Then voted and Impowered the committee to pay to each man that Inlists into
vice [three years Continental] thirty pounds.
October 7, 1776, the town consented at a special town meeting to release
Johnson for two months "while he performs the duty of Chaplain in the Army".
May 14, 1777 - Voted and granted the sum of ten pounds to be paid such
soldiers as in-
gage in the Continental Service till the tenth of
p.328 History of Harvard.
January next to make up our Quota of the seventh part set on this Town said
sum to be
paid each soldier at his passing muster.
December 2, 1777. Voted to provide for the families of the Continental
able to the Resolve of the Great and General Court - then voted to choose as
to provide for said families.
December 15, 1777. The committee having in charge the paying of bounties,
they had "borrowed and paid the sum of eleven hundred and seventy pounds,
as a Bounty allowed by said Town towards the hiring thirty-nine men for said
[three years Continental] at 30£ per man." The committee chosen to appraise
due for campaigns not in the former list presented a report which was
Campaign to Providence, two months four days. 4. 0.
Bennington Alarm, five weeks. 4. 0.
Providence Alarm, two days. 12.
Pelham Alarm, six days. 1. 4.
Stillwater Campaign, three months. 8. 0.
The last 30 days' Campaign at Fort Edward. 4. 0.
January 5, 1778.....2. Voted the addition of two pounds to the Jersey
Voted and directed the committee chosen on the 16th of December last to
services done by the people in the Town of Harvard in the present year, to
make up a
sum total in order for our assessment, Governing themselves by the present
prices of the several campaigns, and make report to the town.
This committee, January 13, brought in an estimate that 1230£ 3. 10d for the
serving in the special campaigns.
January 12, 1778 - 3. Voted to allow those soldiers who shall go on alarm
future against our Enemies when called upon - six shillings per day each
January 13, 1778. A committee which had been appointed "to take into
Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union of the United State of America
on by Congress:
p.329 CONFEDERATION, U.S.A.
Report that it is their humble opinion that said Articles are well
calculated for the
good of the United States, to support our Independency. Wherefore your
Committee do Un-
animously Recommend it to the Town of Harvard that they give instructions to
sentative to use his influence that the said articles may take place, be
ratified and con-
to be continued - p.329 - Above Report was Accepted.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth