George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 November 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Frederick’s burgh [N.Y.] Tuesday Novr 17th 1778.

Parole Hampshire—C. Signs Harkamer Holden.

At a General Court Martial of the Line November 14th 1778—Lieutenant Coll Williams President Lieutt Cobie of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment was tried for behaving unlike an Officer and Gentleman—The Court are unanimously of opinion that Lieutt Cobie is not guilty of the charge exhibited against him and acquit him.

The Commander in Chief confirms the opinion of the Court—Lieutt Cobie is to be released from his Arrest.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW’s expenses for this day included £1.4 “To Cash for mendg the Genls Saddle 24/” (Revolutionary War Household Expenses, 1776–1780, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 28).

1John Cobea was appointed a second lieutenant in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment in January 1776. In January 1777 he became a first lieutenant in the 2d Pennsylvania Regiment, and he was promoted to captain in March 1779. He left the army in January 1781.

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