George Washington Papers

General Orders, 30 November 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Novr 30th 1775


A General Court Martial to sit to morrow morning at eleven ’OClock at Mr Pomeroys in Cambridge,2 to try Lieut. Col. Enos for “quitting his commanding Officer without leave” President —Brigadier Genl Sullivan, with the twelve Field Officers next for Court Martial duty.

Nathaniel Pattin of Capt. Dows Company in Col. Prescotts Regiment, tried at a Genl Court Martial for “attempting to pass the lower Guards, and making a disturbance at Cobble-hill contrary to orders”—The Court acquit the prisoner, who is to be immediately released.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Artemas Ward’s orderly book gives the parole as “Manly” and the countersign as “Glover” (MHi). For the proceedings of the court-martial, see GW to Hancock, 11 Dec. 1775, n.6.

2Pomeroy operated a tavern. See General Orders, 19 Feb. and 8 March 1776.

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