George Washington Papers

General Orders, 12 July 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, New York, July 12th 1776.

Parole Somerset.Countersign Tunbridge.

Thomas Blunfield of Capt: Darrows Company,1 Col. Parson’s Regiment, tried by a General Court Martial whereof Colonel Read was President, was found guilty of “Desertion” and sentenced to receive Thirty-nine Lashes—The General approves the sentence, & orders it to be executed at the usual time and place.

Lord Stirling’s Brigade to be on the parade at four oClock to morrow morning, with their Arms and Accoutrements, ready to march; they will receive their orders from their Brigadier at the parade.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Christopher Darrow (d. 1814) served as a first lieutenant in Col. Samuel Holden Parsons’s 6th Connecticut Regiment during 1775 and became a captain in Parsons’s 10th Continental Regiment on 1 Jan. 1776. Darrow served in the 1st Connecticut Regiment after 1776 and was promoted to major in April 1778. He resigned from the army in August 1780 on account of “bodily infirmities” (see Darrow to GW, 23 Aug. 1780, DNA: RG 93).

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