George Washington Papers

General Orders, 23 August 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters White-Plains sunday Augt 23rd 1778.

Parole Pensacola—C. Signs Potts-dam. Plymouth—

A General Court-Martial whereof Majr General Lincoln is appointed President will sit tomorrow morning nine ôClock at the new dining Room near Baron De Kalb’s quarters for the trial of Major General St Clair—Brigadiers General Nixon, Clinton, Wayne and Muhlenberg—Colonels Grayson, Russell, M. Gist, Greaton, Putnam, Meigs, Stewart and Cortlandt are to attend as Members—All Evidences and Persons concern’d will attend.1

The General Court-Martial whereof Coll Hazen is President will assemble at the President’s Marquee at the time to which it stands adjourned.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The proceedings of this court-martial, which continued until 29 Sept., were published in 1778 ( St. Clair Court Martial description begins Proceedings of a General Court Martial, Held at White Plains, in the State of New-York, By Order of his Excellency General Washington, Commander in Chief of the Army of the United States of America, For the Trial of Major General St. Clair, August 25, 1778. Major General Lincoln, President. Philadelphia, 1778. description ends ; see also Collections of the New-York Historical Society, vol. 13 [New York, 1880], 1–172).

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