George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 February 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Friday Feby 19th 1779.

Parole Spain—C. Signs Lawrence Duah.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the following general order: “The Genl Court Martial which was to have sit this day, to sit tomorrow at the time and for the purpose mention’d yesterday.” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28). Lt. Thomas Pearson’s trial occurred on 23 Feb. (see General Orders, 18 Feb., source note, and General Orders, 3 March).

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