George Washington Papers

Memorandum, 6 January 1756


[Winchester, 6 January 1756]

It was the judgment of the Court of Enquiry this morning held upon Thomas Norris; that he is legally and duly enlisted; as per copy of proceedings.1


1After Thomas Norris “acknowledged he took the [enlistment] money but did not take it with an intention of being a Soldier,” the court chose to accept the word of the witnesses Lt. Walter Steuart and Sgt. William Hughes that Norris had, in fact, enlisted in Frederick Town, Md. The court was composed of Lt. Col. Adam Stephen, president, and five captains. Its proceedings are in DLC:GW.

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