Wendell — Revolutionary Reminiscences
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
The first reference in the records touching the Revolutionary struggle was made July, 1781, when it was voted to raise £72, hard money to procure the town's proportion of beef for the army. In the following month it was agreed to pay "the men raised by Capt. Sweetser" the value of 16 bushels of rye and 20s. in hard money a month. A committee was chosen to procure Continental clothing.
In March, 1783, James Ross was allowed £9 for money be paid to soldiers for bounty and mileage. Besides Capt. Sweetser, already mentioned, the names of Samuel Orcut, Nathaniel Wilder, Zedekiah Fisk. Samuel Reed, and Jacob Harwood are recalled as having represented Wendell in the first Revolutionary struggle,
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