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at Bunker Hill, Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, by Francis S. Drake. and in Bond's (25th) regiment at the siege of Boston and the invasion of Canada; was commissioned captain in the Second Massachusetts regiment, April 7, 1779, to date from July 1, 1776 (commission signed by John Jay, President of Congress); captain in the Third (Greaton's) Massachusetts regiment, Sept. 29, 1779, to date from Jan. 1, 1777; and again, Sept. 16, 1782, to date from Jan. 1, 1777; and mstinguished himself as commander of one of the armed vessels. On this account, by recommendation of the Board of War, which reported that in this service he had, in several actions, behaved with great spirit and good conduct, Congress voted, April 7, 1779, that he have a commission as captain in the army, to rank as such from July 1, 1776. Journals of Congress, Vol. V. p. 140. Captain Sumner was placed at the head of a company of light infantry. He was attached to the division of the