George Washington Papers

General Orders, 16 July 1777

General Orders

Head Quarters, Clove [N.Y.] July 16th 1777.

Parole: Effingham.Countersigns: Danbury

The General Court Martial of which Col. Chambers was President is dissolved.

A General Court martial is to sit at ten o’clock this forenoon, near Gen. Maxwell’s quarters,1 for the trial of all prisoners which shall be brought before them; Col. Shreive is appointed president of this court.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Brig. Gen. William Maxwell apparently had joined the main army at Morristown during the first week of July after having been sent from Westfield to a position between New Brunswick and Perth Amboy on 21 June (see GW to Hancock, 22 June, and General Orders, 9 July).

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