Head Quarters Quebec 25th June 1781
Parole St. Barnabas CS, Leeds
The Prisoners tried at the General Court Martial, Whereof Major HARRIS was President held at Montreal the 6th Instant have been Sentenced as follows.
Seth JACQUAY, John GARTER & Peter SHARPE to receive one thousand lashes each, and to serve His Majesty in foreign parts for life in breach of the 3rd & 4th Articles of the 2nd Section of the Articles of War.
Nathaniel MILLER to receive five hundred Lashes in breach of the 3rd Article of the 20th Section of the Articles of War.
Sefreynus TYGERT, Andrew VAN WAGGONER and William EDWARDS to receive one thousand lashes each, in breach of the 3rd Article of the 20th Section of the Articles of War.
Nicholas SMITH to receive five hundred Lashes, in breach of the 3rd Article of the 20th Section of the Articles of War.
The Court are of Opinion that Peter HOUSE is not guilty and have therefore acquitted him.
Thomas TAYLOR of the 84th Regt. tried for desertion is found guilty and Sentenced to receive one thousand lashes.
The Commander in Chief approves of the above Sentences and orders that they should fortwith, at the head of their Regiments, be put in execution, except that one which relates to Nichs. SMITH, whom he is pleased to forgive, in consequence of an application made by the Court in his behalf
Seth JACQUAY, John GARTER, Peter SHARP, Andw. VAN WAGGONER, Sefrenus TYGERT, William EDWARDS, Nathl. EDWARDS & Thomas TAYLOR, to be sent down to Quebec in Irons in a Batteau as soon as they can undertake the Journey after the Infliction of their Corporal Punishments.
The General Court Martial of which Majr. HARRIS is President, is dissolved, the members to repair to their respective Corps without delay.
Great Britain, British Library, Additional Manuscripts, No. 21,743, Quebec Orderly Book, folios 80-81.
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