From Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers of Captains Thomas William’s and Jonas Hubbard’s Companies
[December 1775]. Petition for reimbursement of damages sustained on the Quebec expedition. “Some of your Pettitioners By Reason of the Badness of the Weather, at the Cold Season of the Year, Suffered Considerable Losses, by going up the River; and others by being Destitude of Provisions were obliged to Leave the Detachment and Return back from Sd Expedition; were at Considerable Expence in traviling, and not heaving Any Allowance of Provision, were obliged to Bare our own Expences.”1
DS, DLC:GW. This petition is signed by eleven men without any indication of their respective ranks.
Before joining Arnold’s expedition, Thomas Williams served as a captain in Col. John Patterson’s Massachusetts regiment, and Jonas Hubbard (d. 1776) of Wooster, Mass., was a captain in Gen. Artemas Ward’s regiment. Williams returned to Cambridge with Lt. Col. Roger Enos in November. Hubbard was fatally wounded and captured in the attack on Quebec, dying on 1 Jan. 1776.