George Washington Papers

General Orders, 23 June 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh sunday 23d June. 1782.

C. Signs.

There having been great irregularity in the mode of bringing Captain McCurdy of the Pennsylvania Line before the Court Martial holden at Carlisle the 16th May last where of Col. Richard Butler was President—The General disapproves the proceedings and orders the Court to be dissolved.

The honorable the Secretary at War has been requested to order a Court Martial at Philadelphia for the Tryal of Captain McCurdy as soon as circumstances will admit.

At a Brigade General Court Martial held in the Jersey Line the 13th instant, Major Forman President, George Cook a soldier in the 2d Jersey Regiment was tried for Desertion, found Guilty being a breach of the first Article of the 6th section of the Articles of war and sentenced to suffer Death.

The Commander in Chief approves the sentence of the Court.

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