George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 April 1780

Head Quarters Morristown April 17th 1780

Parole Mexico
Countersigns Nile, Otway
Of. the Day Tomorrow
Brigadier General Hand
Lieutenant Colonel Conway
Brigade Major Hand’s Brigade

Four Battalions to be paraded on the Grand Parade tomorrow morning 9 o clock at which time Colonels Johnson Courtlandt Ogden and Jackson; Lieutenant Colonels Barber Smith Harmar and Huntington and Major Fish are to attend.

Capt. Sub. Serjt P.
General St Clair’s Division to give 6. 18. 26. 288
Hands Brigade ” 2. 4. 4. 48
Stark’s ditto “ (Blue and red) 2. 4. 4. 48
Maxwell’s ditto “ 3. 10. 13. 144
Stark’s ditto “ (Blue and Buff) 2. 3. 4. 48
Clinton’s ditto “ 5. 13. 17. 192

After Orders

At a General Court martial of the Line whereof Colonel Livingston is President the 10th instant; Mr Randall State Clothier from the State of Maryland appeared before the Court charged with

"Unofficerlike behavior in distributing the cloth sent up by the State of Maryland for the use of her Officers in an unjustifiable partial manner in consequence of which many officers are injured."

The Court having fully and maturely considered the charge against Mr Randall and the Evidence do Acquit him with Honor.

The Commander in Chief approves the opinon of the Court.

Mr Randall is released from Arrest.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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