George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jean-Bernard-Bourg Gauthier de Murnan, 8 August 1780

Head Quarters near Orange Town 8th Augt 1780


I am sorry to find by a letter from His Excellency Governor Trumbull accompanied by a deposition of Capt Green of Colo. Wyllis’s Regt that a Quarter Master Sergeant of the Regt has been stabbed by you in the Arm and Body. I will not undertake to say whether the provocation you recd from the Sergeant did or did not justify the proceeding, as I have only heard the complaint of one party, but as the matter has irritated not only the Militia but the inhabitants in that quarter, I have thought it best to recall you—You will therefore immediately upon the receipt of this return to the Army.

I am &c.

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