George Washington Papers

General Orders, 28 March 1777

General Orders

Head-Quarters, Morristown, March 28th 1777

Parole: Lancaster.Countersign: York.

The Execution of Serjt Porterfield is suspended, by order of the Commander in Chief, ‘till Friday the 4th of April.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For Sgt. John Porterfield’s conviction of desertion and sentencing to be shot, see General Orders, 21 Feb. 1777.

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