George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 February 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Feby 22nd 1776

Parole Scarborough.Countersign Exeter

John English of Capt. Watermans Company, in Col. Arnolds Regiment,1 tried at a late Genl Court Martial for “absenting himself from his Regiment, and inlisting in Col. Varnums Regiment”—The Court were unanimously of opinion that the prisoner is guilty of the crimes whereof he was accused, and adjudge him to receive Ten Lashes on the bare back, and order the advanced pay due to him in Col. Arnolds regiment, to be paid the Officer, who gave him the advance pay, in Col. Varnums Regiment.

The General approves the sentence, and orders it to be put in execution at Guard-mounting, to morrow.2

The Brigadiers Genl, with their Majors of Brigade, the Colonel of Artillery—The Qr Master General, with the Barrack Master, of the four Brigades in the Cambridge Department, to be at Head Quarters to morrow morning, at Ten O’Clock.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Jedediah Waterman, who had been a first lieutenant in the 3d Connecticut Regiment during 1775, was now a captain in the 20th Continental Regiment, command of which had been assigned to Benedict Arnold previous to his promotion to brigadier general.

2Artemas Ward’s orderly book includes here the additional words “Morning at 10 oClock.”

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