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General Orders, December 17


Head-Quarters, Cambridge, December 17, 1775.

(Parole, Thanet.) (Cournesign, Dorset.)

When fresh Recruits from the country join the new established Regiments, the Colonels, or commanding officers of those Regiments, are to discharge the like number of old soldiers, who have not engaged for the next campaign, taking care to part with the most indifferent first.

A General Court-Martial to sit to-morrow morning in Cambridge, at ten in the forenoon, to try such persons as shall be brought before them. All evidences and persons concerned, to attend the Court.