George Washington Papers

Memorandum, 8 January 1756


[Winchester, 8 January 1756]

Deserted last night from the Guard, William Kennedy, confined for desertion; and Abraham Dale, confined for neglect of Duty.1

A press-warrant given Lieutenant Brockenbrough, to impress four Horses, fo⟨r⟩ him and three other Subalterns, to go in pursuit of these two Deserters.


1A court of inquiry held on 28 Dec. 1755 found that Abraham Dale had been properly recruited by Ens. Lehaynsius De Keyser. In Orders, 10 Jan., Kennedy’s first name is given as David rather than William.

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