George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General David Wooster, 12 April 1777

To Brigadier General David Wooster

Morristown April 12th 1777.


Your Letter of the 28th Ulto covering the Proceedings of a Court Martial against William Stone and Alexander Fulton I received a few days ago. Having maturely considered those Proceedings, I confirm the Sentence decreed against William Stone and transmit you a Warrant for his Execution. The Name of the person who will act as provost, you will insert in the blank left for that purpose.1

The Sentence against Alexander Fulton I do remit, and you will discharge him; At the same time I wish you to caution him against a like conduct in future, and to assure him the rules of War & the principles of Justice would have justified his execution. I am Sir Yr Most Hble Servt


Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Harrison signed his name following the closing in the draft, and he then partially struck his signature and wrote “G:W:” below it.

1This enclosure has not been identified.

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