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Added by E. C. Nickerson About This Ancestor: Sloop Republic"Receipt dated Point Shirley, June 13, 1776, signed by Nathan Higgins and others belonging to Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co., Col. Whitney's regt., for advance pay, travel allowance from home to Boston, etc.; also Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; pay roll made up for service from May 1, 1776, 4 days preceding march from home, to Aug. 1, 1776; enhsted May 1, 1776; reported enlisted into the naval service June 21, 1776; also. Seaman, sloop Republic, commanded by Capt. John Foster Williams, engaged June 22, 1776, discharged Nov. 18, 1776; service 4 mos. 27 days; officers and crew reported discharged at Boston ; also, Seaman, brigantine Active, commanded by Capt. Allen Hallet, engaged June 4, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779, service 2 mos, 28 days."