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Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) [General Orders]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04864.21 Author/Creator: Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) Place Written: Greeneville, Ohio Type: Autograph document Date: 28 November 1795 Pagination: 8 p. + docket

Summary of Content: Countersigned by John Mills, Adjutant General on p. 5. Report of the General Court Martial trial of Edwin L. Harris of the 1st Sub Legion held from 17-23 November 1795. Harris is charged with fraudulently obtaining money from the public. The orders list the specifications of the charges against him, including repeatedly charging and receiving money from the United States for his pay, rations, and subsistence as an Ensign in the Legion when he knew he was not entitled to it or had already received it. The court found him guilty of two of the charges, sentenced him to pay the government $64.75 and dismissed him from service. The court sentence also declared that his crime be published in the newspapers but the Commander in Chief remitted that part of the sentence due to Harris's youth and good family. Wayne was the general in command of the United States Army in Greeneville, Ohio.

People: Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796
Mills, John
Harris, Edwin L

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionAmerican Indian HistoryNorthwest Indian WarNorthwest TerritoryMilitary LawCourt Martials and Courts of InquiryForgery and FraudSoldier's PayFinanceJournalismPardon

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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