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, February 3, 1776.

    Parole Chelsea. Countersign Cork.

    Lieut. Dustin 76 of Capt. Farrington's Company, in the 16th. Regiment of Foot, tried at a General Court Martial whereof Col. Patterson was President for "Cowardice on the 7th of Jany last, when on Command with a Detachment sent towards Bunkers hill" -- is unanimously acquitted with Honor by the Court -- The General approves of the proceedings and orders Lieut. Dustin to be released from his arrest.

[Note:Lieut. Woody Dustin. ]

    The General Court Martial where of Col. Patterson was President is dissolved.

    All Arms purchased by the Officers sent upon that duty, are to be first delivered to Mr. Commissary Cheever for Inspection, who is to report their number, find Goodness, to the General, before they are delivered out of his store.