George Washington Papers

General Orders, 18 September 1780

Head Quarters Steenrapia Monday September 18. 1780

Parole Washington
Countersigns War, Watch.
Watchword Wisdom

For the day Tomorrow

Brigadier General Clinton

Colonel Wyllys

Lieutenant Colonel Conway

Major Edwards

Brigade Major Woodbridge

The General desires the old officers of the day to favor him with their Company at dinner during the absence of the Commander in Chief.

At a Court of Enquiry called by desire of Colonel Angell, to enquire into a report relative to his being absent from his regiment in the action at Springfield the 23d of June last Colonel Nixon President.

The Court having heard and duly considered the evidence are unanimously of opinion that Colonel Angell was in the Action at Springfield of the 23d of June last with his regiment and in the execution of his duty and behaved like a brave and good officer.

Major Genl Greene accepts and approves the report.

At a divison General court martial the 15th instant by order of Major General Marquis de la Fayette, Colonel Swift President Lieutenant William Mills of Colonel Gematt’s regiment of Light Infantry was tried for "Disobedience of Orders" and unanimously acquitted.

At the same Court Ensign Jonathan T. Rawson of the same regiment was tried upon the same charge and unanimously acquitted.

Major General Greene approves the acquittals and orders Lieutenant Mills and Ensign Rawson released from arrest.

After Orders Septemr 18—5 ôclock

The Army to march at the shortest Notice—Everything to be in perfect readiness for a movement.

One hundred fatigue men to parade tomorrow morng at seven ôclock on the Grand Parade—with their Arms and two days provisions if to be had.

Meigs’s regiment to march very early tomorrow morning.

The commanding officer will call this Evening at General Greene’s Quarters for orders.

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