George Washington Papers

General Orders, 25 August 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters, Moore’s House [West Point]
Wednesday Augt 25th 79.

Parole Poland— C. Signs Peter Paz.

Daniel Johnston of the 8th and Ezekiel Case of the 5th Connecticutt regiments now under sentence of death are to be executed next saturday at such time and place as Major General Heath shall direct.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW’s expenses for this date included 16s. recorded as, “To Cash pd to servant mus[k]mellon a present” (Revolutionary War Household Expenses, 1776–1780, DLC:GW, Ser. 5).

1For the courts-martial of Daniel Johnson and Ezekiel Case, see General Orders, 11 and 21 August. Despite this order, GW asked Maj. Gen. William Heath for more information on Johnson and Case, and GW later granted a reprieve to Case (see Heath’s first letter to GW of this date, and GW to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 31 Aug.). The next Saturday was 28 August.

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