George Washington Papers

Orders, 10 April 1756


Parole: Cumberland.

Winchester: Saturday, April 10th 1756.

The Sentence of the Court-Martial, whereof Captain Peachy was President, is approved: and Richard Denny1 is to receive his punishment at Retreat-Beating to night.


1Richard Denny (born c.1730), a soldier in Capt. William Bronaugh’s company, enlisted in Feb. 1756 and was from Northumberland County. Denny was probably the sentinel mentioned in GW’s Orders, 9 April, who had let the deserter William Field escape.

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