General Orders, from May 6 to May 11, 1776


Head-Quarters, New-York, May 8, 1776.

(Parole, Manchester.)

(Countersign, Fort.)

John Fowler, a soldier in Captain Winship' s Company, in Colonel Nixon' s Regiment, tried at a late General Court-Martial, whereof Colonel Huntington was President, for "deserting from his guard and being three days absent from his Regiment without leave," is found guilty by the Court, and sentenced to receive twenty lashes upon the bare back for the said offence.

Timothy Dawney, soldier in Captain Curtis' s Company, in Colonel Learned' s Regiment, tried by the same General Court-Martial for "attempting to stab Joseph Laffin, assaulting John Phipps, and for snapping a loaded musket at Luther Proute." The Court finding the prisoner guilty of the charge, order him to be whipped thirty-nine lashes upon the bare back, and order him to be drummed out of the Army.

John Beling, of Captain Hamilton' s Company, in the New-York Artillery, tried by the same General Court-Martial for "desertion," is found guilty of breaking from his confinement, and sentenced to be confined for six days upon bread and water.

The General approves the sentence of all the above-mentioned trials, and commands them to be put in execution at such time and place as the commanding officers of the several Corps shall direct.

The commanding officers of Regiments and Corps are to be answerable that such of their officers and soldiers as are seized with the infection of the small-pox, are instantly removed to the Island assigned for the reception of all those who have that distemper, and the Surgeons of Regiments are carefully to report when any person is supposed to be infected, that he may be removed without delay.