George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Thursday Decr 19th 1782

Parole Kittlewell,
Countersigns London, Malwood
For the day tomorrow Major Fish, Major Oliver.
For duty tomorrow the 8th Massachusetts regiment.

At the General courtmartial of which Colonel Greaton is President Lieutenant Meachem of the 3d Massachusetts regiment was tried "Charged with absenting himself from his regiment beyond the limitation of his furlough and neglecting to join it when notified so to do agreable to the resolve of Congress respecting absent officers." The court on mature considerations are of opinion that Lieutenant Meachem has exceeded the limitation of his Furlough, that he has been notified to join his regiment agreable to the resolve of Congress of December 6th 1779 respecting absent officers; and that he has neglected so to do, or to give satisfactory reasons for his continuance of absence, and sentence that he be cashired.

The Commander in cheif approves the opinion of the Court.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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