George Washington Papers

General Orders, 20 December 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Dec: 20th 1775

Parole, Fairfax.Countersign Woodford.

In Consequence of a Complaint exhibited by the Colonels and commanding Officers of Corps, in the Brigade upon Winter hill, on the 20th of October last, against Commissary Genl Trumbull; His Excellency is pleased to order a Court of enquiry to sit to morrow at Eleven in the fore-noon, to examine into the Cause thereof1—Major General Putnam, with the Brigadiers Sullivan, Green & Heath, to compose the Court of enquiry— All Evidences and Persons concerned to attend the Court—The Court will sit at Genl Putnam’s house, the Judge Advocate to attend.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For the complaint against Joseph Trumbull, see the Field Officers of Sullivan’s Brigade to GW, 20 Oct., and General Orders, 14 Nov. 1775. For the court of inquiry’s decision, see General Orders, 26 Dec. 1775.

Index Entries