George Washington Papers

Orders, 29 August 1756


Parole: Abercrombie.

Winchester, Sunday 29th August, 1756.

The men that came down under captain Spotswood, are to be set to work on the Fort to-morrow—The Sergeants of that command, are every day to take down the names of those who work; and will be paid the same as the Soldiers here have received. A General court martial to sit to-morrow morning at 9 o’clock: which is to consist of four Captains and five Subalterns; to try John Belford, Sergeant, for Theft! and Jane Belford for the same crime1—Captain Mercer, President—Doctor James Craik, Judge-Advocate.


1For the identity of John Belford (Belfour), see the size roll of GW’s company, 1 Aug. 1756.

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