George Washington Papers

Orders, 5 January 1756


Parole: Queensbury.

Winchester: Monday, January 5th 1756.

Ensign Polson being appointed in Colonel Gage’s Regiment, has Colonel Washington’s leave to resign his Commission in the Virginia Regiment.1

A Court of Enquiry to sit to-morrow at nine o’clock; to examine whether Thomas Norris, recruited by Sergeant Hughes, is duly enlisted.2 Lieutenant Colonel Stephen, President. All Evidences to attend.


1For John Polson’s subsequent military career, see GW’s Orders, 18 Sept. 1755, n.7.

2For the court’s findings, see GW’s second Memorandum, 6 Jan. 1756, n.1.

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