George Washington Papers

General Orders, 30 June 1777

General Orders

Head-Quarters, Middle-Brook, June 30th 1777.

Parole: Nedham.Countersigns: Newton.

A special Court Martial to sit to morrow morning at 9 O’clock, at the usual place (near Genl Wayne’s quarters) for the trial of Major Steward of the 2nd Maryland regt—Col. David Hall is appointed president of this court—All witnesses to attend.1

All commanding officers who have in their Corps any non-commissioned officers, or soldiers, that were originally inlisted into the regiment lately commanded by Col. Smallwood, are, on demand to deliver them to Col. Stone, who now commands the same regiment, upon his making it appear, that they were so inlisted.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The trial of John Steward on unspecified charges relating to accusations that Steward was “abuseing and insulting the Inhabitants [of New Jersey] and encouraging his Soldiers to Plunder the People indiscriminately” apparently was delayed to 5 July, and after that no further mention is made of the subject (see Nathanael Greene to John Sullivan, 24 June 1777, in Greene Papers description begins Richard K. Showman et al., eds. The Papers of General Nathanael Greene. 13 vols. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1976–2005. description ends , 2:108–9, and General Orders, 4 July 1777).

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