George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 January 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh Sunday January 19th 1783

Parole Quebec
Countersigns Rumney Suffolk

For the day tomorrow Major Gibbs.

For duty tomorrow the first York regiment.

The Commander in chief gives his sanction to the agreement which has been entered into between Brigadr General Greaton, Colonel H. Jackson and Major Fish in behalf of the regiments therein named, on the one part—& the Contractors for supplying the Army in the states of New York and Jersey with rations of Provisions on the other, respecting the commutation of certain componant parts of the rations; as specified in the original agreement which will be lodged at the Orderly office.

At a general court martial assembled at New windsor cantonment Decr 16th 1782 by order of his Excellency the Commander in Chief—Colonel Greaton President.

Captain Phenias Bowman of the 5th Massa. regiment was tried for conducting himself in a manner unbecoming an officer and Gentleman towards the Commanding officer of his regiment.

The Court are of opinion the charge against Captn Bowman is not supported in every particular but find him guilty of conduct, amounting to a breach of Art. 5th sec. 12th of the rules and Art. of war and sentence him to ask pardon of Lieutenant Colonel Newhall publickly at the head of the 2d Massachusetts Brigade and to be suspended from the service for the space of three months.

The Commander in Chief confirms the sentence.

The General court martial of which Colo. Greaton was president is desolved.

A General court martial of which Colo. Michael Jackson is appointed President will assemble tomorrow morning ten o’clock at the presidents quarters for the Tryal of such persons as shall be brought before them—Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell—Major Pope—three Captains from the Newyork—One from the 1st Massachusetts—three from the 2d—two from the third, and one from the New Hampshire brigade to attend as members. All evidences and persons concerned are ordered to attend the court.

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