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General Orders, by General Gates, Head-Quarters, Ticonderoga, August 6 to August 22


Head Quarters, August 7, 1776.

(Parole, Amsterdam.) (Countersign, Camden.)

Colonel Moses Hazen, tried at a General Court Martial, of which Colonel Poor is President, and charged with neglect of duty in general, and in particular for refusing to receive into the store the goods General Arnold sent to Chamblee by Major Scott, and not placing proper guards, and suffering them to be plundered. The Court having deliberately weighed and considered the charge against Colonel Hazen, are clearly of opinion it is without foundation; they do therefore adjudge him "not guilty," and unanimously acquit him with honour. The General confirms the sentence of the General Court Martial, and orders Colonel Hazen to be released from his arrest.