George Washington Papers

General Orders, 10 August 1781

Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry Friday August 10th 1781.

Parole Versailles
Countersigns Dunkirk Brest

For the day tomorrow

Major General Lord Stirling

vice Brigr Huntington

Colonel Tupper

For Picquet Major Clift

Inspector Captain Remick

At a General Court Martial held at West Point July 19th Edmunde Burke a Soldier in the first New York regiment charged with "being concerned in the mutiny at Albany on the 6 ultimo" was found guilty being a breach of Article 3d Section 2d of the rules and Articles of War and Sentenced to suffer Death.

At the same Court July 21st Garret Lansing soldier in the 1st New York regiment charged.

First "with Desertion and joining the Enemy.

secondly with Changing his Name to John Johnston and reinlisting in the Massachusetts line" was found guilty being a breach of the 1 and 3d Articles Section 6th of the Rules and Articles of War and sentenced to suffer Death.

The Commander in Chief Approves the foregoing Sentences and orders that against Edmund Burke to be carried into execution—But is pleased to remit the Sentence against Lansing who is to be released from Confinement.

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