George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 April 1783

Wednesday April 9th 1783

Parole Judicial
Countersigns Iver Ives.

For the day tomorrow Lt Colonel Maxwell

B. Q. M. 3d Massa. Brigade

For duty the 1st York regiment.

At the General courtmartial of which Colonel H. Jackson is president—Andrew Russel, Phenias Aston, Robert Conick, John Smith, Abner Wheeler and Thomas Aston soldiers in the Massachusetts Line—were tried and convicted of having inlisted by fictitious names, and desertion—and sentenced, Robert Cornick to receive fifty and the others one hundred lashes each on their naked back.

Thomas Colburn of the Massachusetts Line, Arthur Thrasher and Silas Henry of the late 9th and Stephen Orcut of the 6th Massachusetts regiment, were tried by the same Genl court martial convicted of Desertion and sentenced to receive each one hundred lashes on his naked back; Arthur Thrasher to receive his punishment by 25 lashes at a time, four successive mornings.

Abraham Wilson of the 2d New uork regiment was tried by the same General courtmartial convicted of disorderly conduct and sentenced to receive one hundred lashes on his naked back.

The Commander in chief approves the foregoing sentences and directs the punishments to be inflicted accordingly.

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