George Washington Papers

General Orders, 24 November 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Novr 24th 1775

Parole Newport.Countersign Providence

Capt. William Hubbel of Col. Webbs Regiment, tried at a late General Court Martial for “behaving in a low, scandalous, and unofficerlike manner”—The Court having acquitted the prisoner—The General orders him to be released.1

Capt. Gray of Col. Brewers Regiment, tried at a General Court Martial, whereof Col. Enoch Poor was president, for “dissuading the Soldiers from inlisting, therein acting the part of Tory & Enemy to his country”—The Court thinking proper to acquit the prisoner—The General orders him to be released.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1William Gaylord Hubbell served in the 7th Connecticut Regiment from 6 July to 23 Dec. 1775.

2Isaac Gray commanded a company in Col. Jonathan Brewer’s Massachusetts regiment.

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