George Washington Papers

General Orders, 4 November 1781

Head Quarters near York Sunday November 4th 1781


For the Day tomorrow

Brigadier General Hazen

Lieutenant Colonel V. Dyck

Major Rice

Brigade Major Aorson

A subaltern from Hazen’s brigade to be sent to Williamsburg’s Hospital to relieve Captain Pike of Muhlenbergs brigade now there. He will take the directions of the Officer ordered to superintend. Lieutenant Blair of Muhlenberg’s brigade and the Party at present under his command will remain on the duty he is now on at Williamsburgh as long as the Officer superintending the hospital at that place finds his Services absolutely necessary.

At the intercession of their Officers the Commander in Chief is pleased to Pardon Owen Curly, James Johnson, Edward Cosgrove, Matthias Carty, Abraham Erwin, Richard Ariss, Patrick Denison, of the Maryland line and George Leadbetter, of the Jersey Brigade, Condemned to suffer Death by the sentence of a General Court Martial of their respective Lines.

After this day the Traders in York and Gloucester are at liberty to open their Stores to all purchasers.

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