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Chapter 3, Part II 

Dec. 3d, 1675, Capt. Prentice was appointed to command a troop of horse in the Narraganset campaign, joined the army at Dedham plain, and marched with it, as related heretofore, to Wickford, whence on the 16th he rode with his troop to Petasquamscot, and brought back the news of the destruction of Bull's garrison. On the 19th took part in the battle at the fort.

In the Massachusetts Archives, vol. 68, page 104, I find that John Wyman, of his troop, was killed, and Nathan Richardson and Nathan Belins (Billings) of Woburn, and Samuel Stone of Cambridge, were wounded.

After this battle Capt. Prentice was active in the subsequent scouting raids into the adjoining country. On December 27 he rode into Pomham's country (now Warwick, R.I.) and destroyed many wigwams of an Indian village, but found no Indians. On January 21 he was again scouting, and met with a party of Indians, of whom two were captured and nine killed. On the 27th the army started in pursuit of the enemy, and after several days marching returned to Boston, and the Massachusetts men were dismissed, for the time, to their homes.

The following is the list of credits for this campaign. Appended is a list of the same, as returned from the various local companies for this service, copied from Mass. Archives, vol. 68, showing the localities from which they came.

February 29, 1675-6

Joseph Peniman

04

10

00

Joseph Weeden

04

10

00

Samuel Weeden

04

10

00

Henry Kenney

01

10

00

John Spaford

04

10

00

Joseph Moore

04

10

00

Thomas Brown

04

10

00

James Burnam

04

10

00

Nathaniel Ballard

04

10

00

Thomas Putman

04

10

00

Edmond Potter

04

10

00

Daniel Champnes

06

12

00

William Delaway

04

10

00

John Adams

04

10

00

Joseph Plummer

04

00

00

Charles Blinko

04

10

00

William Miriam

04

10

00

John Edmonds

04

10

00

Thomas Johnson

04

10

00

John Welcott

04

10

00

March 24th, 1675-6

Richard Mather

04

10

00

Nathaniel Billinge

04

10

00

John Andrews

04

10

00

Joseph Marshall

04

10

00

William Kent.

04

10

00

John Windham

04

10

00

Jacob Nash

04

10

00

John Eames

04

10

00

James Lowden

04

10

00

Samuel Payson

04

10

00

William Shattock

04

10

00

John Bush

04

10

00

Thomas Goble

05

08

00

John Pason

04

10

00

Joseph Wright

04

10

00

June 24th, 1676

John Willington

02

08

06

John Guppy

01

10

00

Samuel Chapman

04

10

00

Joseph Grout.

04

10

00

Daniel Thurston

04

10

00

William Dodg

04

16

00

John Acy

04

02

00

Joseph Parmiter

04

10

00

Henry Ellitt

04

10

00

John Wyman, Lieut

11

05

00

Thomas Prentice, Capt

18

00

00

William Mingo

04

10

00

John Stern

04

10

00

Joseph Hutchinson

05

08

00

John Richards

04

10

00

Thomas Geery

04

10

00

Francis Wayman.

04

10

00

John Barrett

04

10

00

Nath. Richardson

04

10

00

Hugh Taylor

04

10

00

Caleb Grant

04

10

00

Thomas Peirce

04

10

00

Thomas Hodgman

04

10

00

Benjamin Davis

04

10

00

John Acy

05

08

00

Stephen Cooke

02

05

08

Isaac Brookes

06

15

00

Increase Wing

04

10

00

Henry Summers

02

18

03

John Kendall

04

10

00

Samuel Stone

04

10

00

Samuel Whiting

04

10

00

Nathaniel Cann

04

10

00

John Wyman

00

15

08

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