George Washington Papers

Orders, 3 May 1756


Parole: Cork.

Winchester. Monday, May 3d 1756.

A General Court Martial, to consist of five Captains and eight Subalterns; to sit immediately for Trial of Sergeant Nathan Lewis—Captain Stewart, President—who is to wait on Colonel Washington for his Orders.

Mr Kirkpatrick, Judge-Advocate—all Evidences to attend.

After Orders.

Lieutenant John Hall is appointed Judge-Advocate for this Court-Martial,1 instead of Mr Kirkpatrick.

After issuing a Commission for Captain Stewart, President; the Court met, and proceeded as follows.


1Lt. John Hall of Capt. Henry Harrison’s company remained in the Virginia Regiment until the summer of 1757 when he bought an ensign’s commission in the British 44th Regiment of Foot. For his subsequent career in the army, see GW to John Hall and John King, 16 Oct. 1755.

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