George Washington Papers

General Orders, 14 February 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Sunday Feby 14th 1779.

Parole Woodbridge—C. Signs Waldee. Ware.

The court of Inquiry which was to have sat yesterday will sit tomorrow ten ôClock A.M. and as some of the members of the court must necessarily be absent, the following Field Officers are to compose the court, Coll Febiger as President, Colonels Butler and Davies, Lieutt Coll Adams & Majr Posey—Members.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes three additional general orders, two preceding and one following the order for the court of inquiry. The first two additional orders read: “For a Months command Lieut. Colo. Williams.

“The Detachments for a Months & Weeks command to be supplied with three days provision & 40 rounds per Man.”

The third additional order reads: “Accurate returns of the non-Commision’d Officers and Rank & file absent on command, to be made forthwith, the names of the places where they are, or supposed to be, to be particularly mentioned.” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).

1For the appointment of this court of inquiry on Col. Thomas Craig, see General Orders, 11 February. For its report, see General Orders, 24 February.

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