George Washington Papers

Orders, 19 August 1756


Winchester, Thursday 19th August, 1756.

Morning Orders.

All the officers in town to meet immediately, to enquire into a complaint made by John Stewart, Tavern-keeper, against Thomas Burrass for robbing him.1

Parole: Mahone.

A Return to be given to morrow of all the casualties which have happened since the 18th of July last, setting forth the day each man died, deserted, discharged, enlisted or otherwise.2


1For a full identification of Thomas Burris, see Adam Stephen to GW, 25 Sept. 1755, n.2. GW wrote in exasperation about him to Adam Stephen, 6 Sept. 1756. The copyist wrote “rolbing.”

2No returns of casualties at this time have been found.

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