George Washington Papers

General Orders, 15 July 1780

Head Quarters, Pracaness Saturday July 15th 1780

Of. the Day Tomorrow
Colonel Angell
Lieutenant Colonel North
Brigade Major Bradford

After Orders

Captain Thomas Campbell of the 4 Pennsylvania Regiment appeared before the Court martial whereof Colonel Butler is President charged with unofficerlike behavior in taking a number of Men belonging to the 6th Pennsylvania regiment and refusing to give them up when Demanded.

It appearing to the Court that the only Cause of this Trial was to determine the Property in the Men said to belong to the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment; as a dispute had happened respecting it the Court thought it best to recommend to the Parties to have three officers chosen not belonging either to the 4th or 6th Pennsylvania Regiments and leave it to them to determine to which Regiment the Men belong—It being agreed to by the Parties the Court recommend a releasement of Captain Campbel from his Arrest.

The Commander in Chief approves of the Mode recommended by the Court & Capt. Campbel is released from Arrest.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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