George Washington Papers

General Orders, 12 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Thursday December 12th 1782

Parole Kidderminster
Countersigns Leith, Maidstone.

For the day tomorrow Colonel Courtlandt, Major Darby

For duty tomorrow the 2d Newhampshire regiment.

At a General courtmartial of which Colonel Greaton is president Silas Rodgers a soldier of the 3d Massachusetts regt charged with desertion from the said regiment and John Murrow soldier of the 9th Massachusetts regiment also charged with desertion were found guilty in breach of arte 1st Section 6th of the rules and articles of war and sentenced each to receive twenty five lashes each morning four mornings successively amounting in the whole to one hundred lashes on his naked back.

Also Benjamin Fisk soldier of the 9th Massachusetts regiment was found guilty of Desertion and sentenced to receive one hundred lashes on his naked back.

The Commander in chief approves the sentences of the Court.

The Levies for the Campaign who have compleated the task assigned them by the Quartr mastr Genl and obtain’d Certificates thereof from his office are to be discharged by the commanding officer of the line to which they belong.

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