George Washington Papers

General Orders, 23 November 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Frederick’s-burgh [N.Y.] Monday Novr 23rd 78

Parole MoroccoC. Signs Moreland Modon—

At a General Court Martial of the Line, Lieutt Coll Williams President November 20th 1778—George Albin Express-Rider was tried for stealing two thousand and fourteen dollars from Captain Dunn, found guilty of stealing twelve hundred and ninety four dollars and sentenced to receive One hundred lashes on his bare back and to remain under confinement until he has refunded what Money is still deficient to Captain Dunn amounting to five hundred and seventy four dollars.

The Commander in Chief approves the sentence and orders it to be put in execution; the stripes to be inflicted tomorrow morning at the Provost Guard in presence of the old and new Guards.1

The Court Martial whereof Lieutt Coll Williams is President is dissolved.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1George Albin (1758–1840) of Winchester, Va., enlisted as a private in the 8th Virginia Regiment in February 1776 and transferred to the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard in May 1777. He left the service at the end of February 1778, but reenlisted a few days later in Capt. Jeremiah Dunn’s Company of Express Riders. He left the army after his sentence was carried out.

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