George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 June 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Smith’s Tavern [N.Y.] Saturday June 19th 1779.

Parole Dorchester—C. Signs Danube. Dover.

Colonel Morgan being unable to attend the trial of Lieutenant Colonel Pope, Lieutenant Col. Ford will preside in his room.1 Majr Deane is appointed an additional member.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The general orders for 18 June had organized this court-martial with Col. Daniel Morgan as president. For the acquittal of Lt. Col. Charles Pope, who was charged with improperly employing a private soldier, see General Orders, 21 June.

2Maj. John Dean’s appointment filled the vacancy created when Lt. Col. Benjamin Ford became president of this court-martial.

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