George Washington Papers

General Orders, 27 September 1780

Head Quarters Orangetown Wednesday September 27th 1780

Parole West Point
Countersigns Fortune favours.
Watchword America

For the day Tomorrow

Brigadier General Paterson

Colonel Marshall

Lieutenant Colonel Vose

Major Cogswell

Brigade Major Woodbridge

For detachment

Major Maxwell

At a division General Court martial Septr 17th Colonel Swift President—Peter Rooney James Moore, John Miller and James Welch Soldiers in Colonel Stewards regiment of Light infantry were tried for "Robbery" severally found Guilty of the charge and sentenced to suffer death (more than two thirds of the Court agreeing thereto).

Major General Greene Approves the sentence.

At the General court martial whereof Colonel H. Jackson is President the 23d instant—Thomas Thomson Forage master to General Hand’s brigade was tried for "Exchanging public Oats for bridles."

The Court are of opinion that Mr Thompson is guilty of the charge against him being in breach of Article 1st Section 12 of the Articles of War and do sentence that he shall at his own charge make good the Loss or damage shall moreover forfeit all his Pay and be dismiss’d from the Service.

Major General Greene confirms the Sentence of the Court and orders it to be carried into Execution.

At the same Court Abraham Cooper a waggoner was tried for "Embezzling public stores when employed in Carting the same to the Army" and acquitted—He is to be released from Confinement.

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