To Brigadier General David Wooster
Morristown April 12th 1777.
Your Letter of the 28th Ulto covering the Proceedings of a Court Martial against William Stone and Alexander Fulton I received a few days ago. Having maturely considered those Proceedings, I confirm the Sentence decreed against William Stone and transmit you a Warrant for his Execution. The Name of the person who will act as provost, you will insert in the blank left for that purpose.1
The Sentence against Alexander Fulton I do remit, and you will discharge him; At the same time I wish you to caution him against a like conduct in future, and to assure him the rules of War & the principles of Justice would have justified his execution. I am Sir Yr Most Hble Servt
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Harrison signed his name following the closing in the draft, and he then partially struck his signature and wrote “G:W:” below it.
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