Head Quarters, Cambridge, Jany 23rd 1776
Parole Fairfax.Countersign Vernon.1
Timothy Downing, tried at a General Court martial for “Desertion,” being found guilty, is sentenced to receive thirty-nine Lashes upon the bare back with a Cat’o’Nine tails, and it appearing to the Court that as the Prisoner is worthless and incorrigible, they order him to be drum’d out of the army.
A Court of enquiry, to sit upon Thursday Morning next, at General Green’s on Prospect hill, to examine into a complaint exhibited against Col. Stark of the 5th Regt of Foot by Samuel Hobert Esqr. Pay Master of the New-Hampshire Forces2—All Evidences and Persons concerned to attend the Court.
|Brigadier Genl Green President|
The Judge Advocate to attend the court; which will sit precisely at Ten O’Clock.
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Artemas Ward’s orderly book gives the countersign as “Mount Vernon” (MHi).
2. For Samuel Hobart’s complaint against John Stark, see the New Hampshire Provincial Congress to GW, 4 Jan., and General Orders, 6 Feb. 1776, n.1.