George Washington Papers

General Orders, 11 March 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters V. Forge Wednesday March 11th 78.

Parole: Lewis—Countersigns: Litchfield Landaff—

At a General Court-Martial whereof Lt Coll Hubley was President held at Lancaster Feby 24th 78.—Lieutt McMichaël of the Pennsylvania State Regiment tried for ungentlemanlike behaviour, found guilty of a breach of 21st Article Section 14th of the Articles of War and sentenced to be discharged the service:1 Also Lieutt Dickason of 5th Virginia Regiment at the same Court tried for infamous and scandalous behaviour unbecoming the Character of a Gentleman found guilty of a breach of Article 21st Section 14th of the Articles of War and sentenced to be discharged the service, and also that this sentence be published in the public News-Papers on this Continent.2

His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the aforegoing sentences and orders them to take place immediately.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For additional discussion of William McMichael’s case, see Thomas Cartwright to GW, 14 Feb., and GW to Cartwright, 21 February. For the cited article of war, see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 5:804.

2This portion of the general orders was corrected in the general orders for 12 March.

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