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    List of how many acres awarded by Congress in Ohio and Kentucky.

    Hening's Statnies, Vol. X, page 161, also Vol. IX, page 179

    Colonel 4000 acres

    Lt. Colonel 4500 acres

    Major 4000 acres

    Captain 3000 acres

    Subaltera :unsure: 2000 acres

    Non Commissioned Officers 400 acres

    Private 100-200 acres

    Strange that a Lt. Col would get more than a Colonel.



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    The Battle of Green Spring (July 6, 1781)

    4th Connecticut was under the command of the Marquis de Lafayette.

    ".... when one is twenty-three, has an arny to command and Lord Cornwallis to oppose, the time that is left is none too long for sleep."

    -Marquis de Lafayette 1781

    Actually only the Light Infantry Company of the 4th was at Greenspring. Lafayette's Command was composed of light infantry companies from a number of various regiments. The five Connecticut Regiments were not at Yorktown but were at the time stationed in the Hudson Highlands across the river from West Point . Only their five CT light companies went South.



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    I've found some more info on Col. Edward Proctor while searching the web.

    History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

    Vol II 1738-1821

    by Oliver Ayer Roberts

    Col. Edward Proctor was an importer of West India goods, at the sign of the "Schooner" in Fish (North) Street, at the North End, before the Revolutionary War, after which he was in the auction business at No. I Union Street. He was a prominent citizen of Boston, an officer in the local military, an ardent patriot, a member of the Tea Party, was one of the committe selected by the town to obtain the resignations of the consignees of the tea, and commanded the guard detailed to watch the tea ship "Dartmouth" on the night of Nov 29, 1773.

    The proclamation of the "King of the Mohawks" written by Col Proctor.

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    In connection with his West India good store, it would seem that for a time he kept a tavern. In the selectmen's minutes, under the date of Jan 31, 1764, we are informed that "Mr. Proctor, who keeps the Schooner tavern on Fish Street, acquainted the selectmen that a maid in his house wa supposed to have the small pox." He was urged by the selectmen to consent to her removal, but his answer was deferred until the afternoon, when the selectmen received the following: "I have thought upon the affair, and am determined, not to have my children moved upon any account. Your most obed Humble Serv Edward Proctor." The Selectmen put out a flag, and stationed a guard at the house.

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    He was warden of the town in 1773; overseer of the poor from 1775 to 1783; firward from 1774 to 1789, and served on many important committees, the most important of which was the Committe of Correspondence Safety, and Inspection of 1776, when he was associated with Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and other patriots. Two persons were chosen from each ward, in 1773, to petition the General Court for an act empowering the town to erect, support, and defend street lamps. Capt Edward Proctor and Paul Revere were chosen from Ward 4. Capt Proctor was long connected with the military, becoming captain in 1763. He was in the active service during the Revolutionary War, and rose to the rank of Colonel of the Boston Regiment.

    Col. Proctor became a member of the Masonic Fraternity in 1765, when he joined the Lodge of St. Andrew of Boston. He was worshipful master of that lodge from 1774 to 1776 and after holding various offices in the Massachusetts Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M., he was unanimously chosen junior grand warden on March 1, 1782.

    His tomb was No. 16, Copp's Hill Burial Ground.

    I found this document at this website.


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    Pay Col. Charles Webb, Paymaster of the 1st Company in the 7th Regiment now raising in this Colony, Twenty Pounds many in Bills, and charge the same to Acct of the Colony Connect - Aug 2nd 1775.

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