Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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GENERAL ORDERS Head Quarters, Cambridge, January 23, 1776.

    Parole Fairfax. Countersign Vernon.

    Timothy Downing, tried at a General Court martial for "Desertion," being found guilty, is sentenced to receive thirtynine Lashes upon the bare back with a Cat'o'Nine tails, and it appearing to the Court that as the Prisoner is worthless and incorrigible, they order him to be drum'd out of the army.

    A Court of enquiry, to sit upon Thursday Morning next, at General Green's on Prospect hill, to examine into a complaint exhibited against Col. Stark of the 5th Regt. of Foot by Samuel Hobert Esqr. Pay Master of the New Hampshire Forces -- All Evidences and Persons concerned to attend the Court: Brigadier Genl. Green President. Col Nixon, Col Webb, Col Hitchcock, Col Varnum, Members.

    The Judge Advocate to attend the court; which will sit precisely at Ten O'Clock.