George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel Morgan Connor, 6 May 1778

From Lieutenant Colonel Morgan Connor

York Town [Pa.] 6th May 1778


I have the honor to inclose your Excellency proceedings of a General Court Martial held at this place by order of the Board of War agreeable to a resolve of Congress.1

The 10th No. Carolina Regiment passed thro this place on friday last on their march to Camp, Since that a Detatchmt of 46 men from Virginia arrived here, and are detaind by order of the board of war to receive Some Clothing, as well as to do Garrison duty untill the return of two detatchments of our regiment Sent to escort prisoners to Fort Frederick Baltimore.2 I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most obedient and most humble Servt

Morgn Connor

ALS, PHi: Gratz Collection. The original cover of the letter is with the Sprague transcript in DLC:GW.

1The enclosure, with proceedings of courts-martial on 27 April and 2 May, is in DLC:GW; see also GW’s reply to Connor of 12 May.

2Connor apparently is referring to Fort Frederick, now a state park on the Potomac River near Big Pool, Md., about eighteen miles west of Hagerstown. A Vauban-style fort begun in 1756, Fort Frederick became a prison camp in the spring of 1778.

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