George Washington Papers

General Orders, 18 August 1781

Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry Saturday August 18 1781

Parole Calais
Countersigns Rouen Ghent

For the day tomorrow

Major General Heath

Colonel Greaton

For Picquet Major Maxwell

Inspector Captain Warner

At a General Court Martial held in the Jersey Brigade at Dobbs ferry August 15th 1781 of which Major Hollinshead was President.

William Clark soldier in the first Jersey regiment charged with "Sleeping on his Post" was tried found Guilty and sentenced to suffer Death, agreeably to the 6th Article 13th Section of the Rules and Articles of War.

The Commander in Chief approves the sentence.

At a Board of General Officers of the American army, held by Adjournment the 17th instant to consider a dispute of rank between Colonels Swift and Webb of the Connecticut Line.

The Board report their opinion that Colonel Swift ought to take rank of Colonel Webb.

The Commander in Chief approves the opinion of the Board.

Major John Porter will please to relieve Major Olney and take command of the Picquets this afternoon.

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