George Washington Papers

General Orders, 10 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Sunday Decr 10th 1782

Parole Dover
Countersigns Enfield, Farnham
For the day tomorrow Colonel Van Schaick Lt Colo. Brooks.
For duty tomorrow the 2d Newyork regiment.

At the General Courtmartial whereof Colo. Greaton is President Corporal Dun of the Maryland Detachment charged with having premeditated a plan to Desert and endeavoring to get others to go with him was tried.

The court on mature consideration are of opinion that the charge against the prisoner is not supported.

Corporal Dunn is ordered to be released from confinement & join his corps.

Levin Clarage & Josph McCallister soldiers belonging to the same corps charged with plotting and persuading a Soldier to desert, were tried.

The Court on mature consideration are of opinion the charge is not supported against either of the prisoners.

They are to be released from confinement & join their corps.

Lieutenant Colonel Farnald & one Captain from each of the Massachusetts brigades will attend as members of the General courtmartial of which Colonel Greaton is President vice Lieutenant Colonel Mellon, Captains Dix, Tisdale, & Fuller challenged by Captain Bowman.

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