Head Quarters, New York, June 11th 1776.
Parole Cambridge.Countersign Dorchester.
A working party of fifty men, to attend at the Laboratory, to morrow morning, at Six OClock; The Ast. Qr Mr General will direct them where to work.
Daniel Claflin of Capt. Bolsters Company in Col. Learneds Regt1 tried at the General Court Martial whereof Col. Nixon is President, for “Desertion” is found guilty and sentenced to be whipped Thirty-nine Lashes on his bare back for the same.
William Camp of Capt. Moores Company, in Col. Prescot’s Regt2 tried at the above Court Martial for “Desertion”—is found guilty and sentenced to be whipped Thirty-nine Lashes on his bare back.
Ebenezer Sawyer of Capt. Moore’s Company, in Col. Prescots Regiment, tried at the above Court Martial for Desertion, is found guilty and sentenced to be whipped Twenty Lashes on his bare back for the same.
The General approves of the above Sentences, and orders them severally to be put in execution, at the usual time & place.
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Isaac Bolster (1737–1825) of Sutton served as a captain in Col. Ebenezer Learned’s Massachusetts regiment during 1775 and in Learned’s 3d Continental Regiment during 1776. Bolster left the army at the end of 1776.
2. Joseph Moore (1738–1820) was commissioned a captain in Col. William Prescott’s Massachusetts regiment in May 1775 and continued in that rank in Prescott’s 7th Continental Regiment from 1 Jan. to 31 Dec. 1776, when he resigned from the Continental service.