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William Woodford


Whereas, I have been informed that some reports have been spread to the prejudice of Captain Joseph Spencer, respecting his conduct in a late attack of the enemy, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Scott: These are to certify, that the above affair was inquired into by a Court-Martial, who, after a fair hearing, honourably acquitted Captain Spencer, That the said Captain fencer has served under my command ever since we left Williamsburgh, upon the Norfolk expedition, and has always discharged his duty as a good officer.

Given under my hand, at Norfolk, the 6th day of January, 1776.