George Washington Papers

Orders, 6 January 1756


Parole: Richmond.

Winchester: Tuesday January 6th 1756.

Whereas it has been represented to Colonel Washington, that Ensign Dekeyser has been guilty of a breach of the twenty-third article of War; by behaving in a manner unbecoming the character of a Gentleman, and an Officer—He is ordered to appear before a Court of enquiry, which will sit to examine into the complaint to-morrow at ten of the clock.1 The Court to consist of nine Officers; none under the degree of a Captain—Lieutenant Colonel Stephen, President. All Evidences to attend.


1For the proceedings of the court of inquiry that found Lehaynsius De Keyser guilty of behaving in “a scandalous Manner,” see note 1 of GW’s second Memorandum of 7 Jan. 1756.

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