George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 July 1780

Head Quarters Pracaness Saturday July 22d 1780

Parole Susquehannah
Countersigns Troop
Watchword. Confederation
Of. the Day Tomorrow
Colonel Hazen
Brigade Major Bradford

After Orders

Thomas Brown of the 7th Pennsylvania regiment was tried the 12th Instant at the Division General Court martial whereof Colonel Angell was President, for "Plundering the Inhabitants while on Command at Paramus and abusing a Woman" Pled Guilty: The Court considering the great irregularity of his general Conduct, that he was lately capitally condemned for the same Crime and pardon’d Sentenced him to Suffer Death more than two thirds of the Court agreeing thereto.

The Commander in Chief confirms the Sentence.

As in the course of the Campaign a good Corps of Sappers and Miners will be extremely useful and absolutely necessary the General directs that one man be drawn from each regiment for this purpose; an able bodied man, intelligent, Sober, and engaged for the War. Those of this Part of the Army are to Assemble the day after tomorrow at Guard mounting.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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