Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington, October 20, 1780, General Orders

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GENERAL ORDERS

Head Quarters, Totowa, Friday, October 20, 1780.

Parole Tasso. Countersigns Tom, Trip.

Watchword Troop.

For the Day Tomorrow Brigadier General Paterson Colonel Craige Lieutenant Colonel Johnston Major Ballard Brigade Major Darby

The Grand Parade is changed to a field between General St. Clairs and General Huntington's quarters.

The officer commanding the Provost-guard is upon the requisition of the President of a Court martial to send the Prisoners demanded under a proper guard to the Court should circumstances at any time render the making a detachment from the Provost guard unsafe the officer is to acquaint the President that an escort may be obtained from the troops nearest at hand.

At a Division General Court martial the 5th instt., Colonel Ogden President, Samuel Jones of Colonel Gimat's regiment of Light Infantry was tried for “Desertion and attempting to go to the enemy” found Guilty and sentenced (more than two thirds of the court agreeing) to suffer Death.

The Commander in Chief approves the Sentence but is pleased to Pardon Samuel Jones upon the particular recommendation of Colonel Tupper and Lieutenant Colonel Littlefield of the Regiment to which he belongs in the Line.

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Title
George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775-1783, Letterbook 5: April 11, 1780 - Sept. 5, 1781
Contributor Names
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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Subject Headings
-  United States
-  Manuscripts
Genre
Manuscripts
Call Number/Physical Location
MSS 44693: Reel 005
series: Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785
series: Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775-1783
Source Collection
George Washington papers
Repository
Manuscript Division
Language
English
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 5:- Sept. 5, 1781. 1780. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.005/.

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Washington, G. (1780) George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 5:- Sept. 5, 1781. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.005/.

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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 5:- Sept. 5, 1781. 1780. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.005/>.

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