George Washington Papers

General Orders, 29 September 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Sept. 29th 1775

Parole Danvers.Countersign Epsom

A Court of enquiry to sit this afternoon at three ’OClock to examine into the Complaint of Lt Col. Abijah Brown of the 25th Regt against Col. Ruggles Woodbridge—Col. Glover president, Col. Bridge, Major Wood, Major Lee and Major Durgee, members.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Abijah Brown of Waltham was lieutenant colonel of Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge’s Massachusetts regiment. Brown left the army at the end of 1775 and subsequently served in the Massachusetts militia. Woodbridge, a resident of South Hadley, continued in Continental service until the end of 1775. The majors on the board of inquiry were Daniel Wood of Col. James Scammans’s Massachusetts regiment, William Raymond Lee of Col. John Glover’s Massachusetts regiment, and John Durkee (1728–1782) of the Connecticut regiment commanded by Lt. Col. Experience Storrs. Durkee became a lieutenant colonel on 1 Jan. 1776 and a colonel on 12 Aug. 1776. He served in the army until his death on 29 May 1782.

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