George Washington Papers

General Orders, 16 August 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters. Cambridge, August 16th 1775

Parole Cumberland,Counter Sign Dunstable.

Capt. Eleazer Lindsey of Col. Gerrishes Regt tried by a General Court Martial, for “absenting himself from his post, which was attacked and abandoned to the enemy.” The Court on consideration are of opinion that Capt. Lindsey be discharged [from] the service, as a person improper to sustain a Commission.1

John Parke Esqr. is appointed an Assistant to the Quarter Master Genl; he is to be obeyed as such.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For background to the charges against Capt. Lindsey, see Loammi Baldwin to GW, 6 and 8 Aug. 1775.

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