George Washington Papers

General Orders, 2 January 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor Tuesday January 2d 1781


At a General Court Martial held by order of the Honorable the Board of war at Philadelphia the 13th of November last Colonel Febiger President Lieutenant Abraham Wood of the invalid regiment was tried for His conduct unbecoming an officer and a Gentleman by keeping a tippling house and shuffle board and entertaining Soldiers.

The Court after maturely considering the Charges exhibited against Lieutenant Wood and the Evidences are of opinion that Lieutenant Wood has been guilty of Conduct unbecoming the Character of an Officer and Gentleman being a breach of part of the 21st Article 14th Section of the Articles of war and do sentence him to be discharged from the service of the United States and his Commission to be revoked and cancelled accordingly.

The Commander in Chief Approves the sentence and orders it carried into execution.

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