George Washington Papers

General Orders, 7 November 1780

Head Quarters Totowa Tuesday November 7th 1780

Parole Hingham
Countersigns N.
Watchword Caution P.

For the day Tomorrow

Brigadier General Glover

Lieutenant Colonel commandant


Lieutenant Colonel Whiting

Major Wiley

Brigade Major Moore

At the General court martial of the Line whereof Colonel Bailey is President the 30th of October last Major Thomas Barnes of the 12th Massachusett’s regiment was tried on the Resolve of Congress of December 6th 1779 respecting absent officers, he being charged with "Overstaying his furlough from the 2nd day of January last."

The Court on consideration are of opinion that Major Barnes having been indulged with a furlough and not joining his regiment at the Expiration thereof, has been properly notified agreeable to the Resolve of Congress of December 6th 1779 and that he has neglected to join his regiment agreeable to such notification and do sentence that he be Cashiered.

The Commander in Chief confirms the opinion of the Court and orders it carried into execution.

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