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Letter from Captain Noble


Ordered, That Dr˙ Taylor, Captain Stone, and Colonel Mosely, be a Committee to consider the subject of a Letter from Captain Noble, dated Pittsfield, July 3, 1775, and report. The Letter is as follows, viz:

"Pittsfield, July 3, 1775.

"GENTLEMEN: Agreeable to your directions have transmitted to you the pay-roll of my Company when in the service of this Colony under Colonel Benedict Arnold, at the posts of Ticonderoga and Crown Point; and as they are destitute of real necessaries, they must have their pay. Have also transmitted you my account of moneys disbursed out of pocket, which am in the greatest want of.

"Pray the honourable Committee to use their influence that the bills be passed, and money transmitted me by the bearer, Mr˙ William Barber, whom you may confide in.

"I have received of Colonel Arnold, for which I gave him my receipt, twenty-seven Pounds, seven Shillings, and one Penny. This money I delivered to my soldiers, in part of their bounty.

"I am, gentlemen, your most obedient humble servant,


"To the Honourable Walter Spooner, Esq."

"Roll of Captain NOBLE' S Company. — James Noble, Captain; Joel Dickerson, Lieutenant; Benjamin Coy, Ensign; Nathaniel Hail, Sergeant; Rufus Gun, Sergeant; J˙ Hitchcock, Sergeant; James Brattle, Sergeant; Jeremiah Silvers, Corporal; Daniel Jones, Corporal; James Mills, Corporal; Benjamin Gleason, Corporal; Askball Stall, Drummer; William Pilean, Isaac Stearns, Peter Fayns, Sol˙ Bartholomy, Nicholas Powers, Daniel Olds, William Little, Mark Noble, Shubael Demick, David Stough, Daniel Jass, Samuel-Peacock, William Osborn, Moses Bartlett, Jacob Lathbone, Samuel Gittra, Noah Pangborn, Timothy Baker, John Grissell, John Briant, John Bedair, John Wood, David Gray, Gideon Sprague, Cornelius Mather, M˙ McGhaarson, Josiah Stail, Michael Holbrook, John Noble, Noah Pangborn, Jr˙, Jonathan Squire, Samuel Pangborn, Benjamin Grissell, Jr˙, Jacob Stockwell, John French, F˙ McCreatre, John Ward, Joseph Ketchell, David Ketchell."