George Washington Papers

From Benjamin Walker to Horatio Gates, 16 February 1783

Head Quarters Feby 16: 1783


His Excellency wishes you to take the opinion of the board of General Officers on the following question

[   ]A General Court Martial sentences an Officer to be suspended for a given time.

Q. in what manner does the suspension Operate?

Is the Officer suspended not only from Command but from Pay and the other Emoluments of service? and if so Is he totally Detached from Service during the suspension? or—how far is he under Military Restraint? I am &c.

B. W.

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