George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Garret Roorbach, 17 June 1776

From Garret Roorbach

New York, 17 June 1776. “Your Memorialist . . . has been so unhappy as to find, that Complaints respecting his Conduct have been made, to Colonel Mowland, the present Quarter Master General, who has forbid him to act any longer, as Barrack Master” for the city and county of New York. He desires to know nature of those accusations and requests an opportunity to defend himself against them.


Garret Roorbach was appointed barrack master for the city and county of New York on 18 Jan. 1776 by the New York committee of safety. He served at least through August of this year (N.Y. Prov. Congress Journals description begins Journals of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety of the State of New-York, 1775–1776–1777. 2 vols. Albany, 1842. (Microfilm Collection of Early State Records). description ends , 1:254–55, 499; General Orders, 30 Aug. 1776).

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