George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elisha Sheldon, 8 May 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town 8th May 1780.


By a letter from Colo. Moylan of the 24th ulto I am informed that Mr Hoogland of your Regt having been arrested by Brig. Genl Parsons "for propagating reports injurious to his character &ca" claims a right of being tried by Officers of the Cavalry only—He cannot be indulged in this, as the 9th Article of the 14th section of the Rules and Articles of War directs in what manner the Court Martial shall be composed, where a dispute arises between Officers of different Corps. I am &c.

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