George Washington Papers

General Orders, 4 December 1775

General Orders

Head Qrs Cambridge, Decr 4th 1775.

Parole Cushing.Countersign Payne.

Lieut. Col. Enos, tried at a late General Court Martial whereof Brigadier Genl Sullivan was president, for “leaving his Commanding Officer without permission, or orders, and returning to Cambridge”—The Court after mature Consideration of the Evidence, are unanimously of Opinion, that the prisoner was by absolute necessity obliged to return with his division, and do therefore acquit him with honour—The General orders Lieut. Col. Enos to be forthwith released from his arrest.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW enclosed a transcript of the proceedings of Roger Enos’s court-martial in his letter to Hancock of 11 December.

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