George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Monday December 9th 1782

Parole Albany
Countersigns Brattleborough, Colchester
For the day tomorrow Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell
Major Lansdale
For duty tomorrow the 1st Newyork regiment.

At the General Courtmartial of which Col. Greaton is President, Dec. 6th Captn Ebenezer Frye of the 1st Newhampshire regt "charged with absenting himself from his regiment beyond the limitation of his furlough and neglecting to join his regiment after being notified so to do, or to give satisfactory reasons for his continuance of absence." was tried, found guilty and sentenced to be Cashierd.

At the same Court James Patten a soldier "charged with absenting from the 2d Newhampshire regimt and reenlisting as a recruit for the Massachusetts Line, and deserting from the same" was tried, found guilty of a breach of Article 1st and 3d Section 6th of the rules and articles of war, and sentenced to receive one hundred lashes on his naked back.

The Commander in Chief approves the foregoing Sentences.

Lieutenant Colonel Sproat, Lt Colo. Cummings, Major Fish — Doctr Cochran Director of the hospitals, with an Hospital Surgeon, will constitute a board to meet at such time and place as they and the Assistant Inspector of the Northern army shall agree on to examine a number of men transferred to the corps of Invalids in the course of last Campaign and also those returned unfit for service in the several regiments, and report their opinion on each Individual whether he ought to be discharged without any recompense or suffered to retire on the late provisions of Congress.

Regimental surgeons are to attend the board with the men of their regiments and Commanding officers of corps are requested to give any information they may Judge proper.

The General is very well pleased with the Industry and dispatch of the 10th Massachusetts regiment in compleating the repairs of the works at Verplanks point, and orders that the regiment be served with an Extra Gill of rum per man.

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