George Washington Papers

General Orders, 7 April 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Sunday. April 7. 82

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The Tryall of Major General McDougall having been delayed by his objecting to the president and some of the Members of the Court Martial which was constituted for the purpose of trying him; and there being no rule yet established by our Military Code of Laws by which the right or limitation of challenges is ascertained, but the President and Members excepted against having expressed a desire to be excused from that duty, It is therefore ordered Major General Howe Preside at the said Court, and that other members be appointed in the places of those who have been Challenged and declined Serving, as also of those who may be absent—The Court will assemble at West Point or some convenient place in the vicinity of it on Wednesday next.

The Commander in Chief will review the first and Second Connecticut Brigades on thursday next at eleven oClock.

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