The Fourth New York Regiment 1778-1780
The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783
by Samuel Tallmadge and Others
with Diaries of Samuel Tallmadge, 1780-1782 and John Barr, 1779-1782
Prepared for publication by Almon W. Lauber PH.D. of The division of Archives and History
Albany, The University of the State of New York, 1932.
Orderly Books #1, Part two
Peekskill Octr 21 st 1778
all Those officers & Men who are out on furlough are Immediately to be Recalled by A Letter from the Commanding officer of the Regt to which they May Belong as No More furloughs are to be Granted on Any Pretence whatsoever.
Returns of Cloathing are to be Made out Immediately after the formal Ready Given which are to be Sent to Head Qrs by the Pay Master of Each Regt or any other officer Appointed by the Commdt of the Regt
(101) It was evidently intended to fill in other names with that of Captain S. to serve as a court.
(102) Parole and countersign.
Brigade orders Octr 24th 1778 For the Day Tomorrow A Capt from
Continantal Village Octr 25th 1778
The Commanding officer Directs that A proper Distribution of the Cloath_
ing Lately Arrived in Camp be Immediately made, if there is Any Surplusag_, it is to be Carefully Laid by for those Men who are Sick on fourlough or on Command No part of it is to be Applyed to the use of the officers on Any Accounts whatsoever. Congress are Determined to Make Some Provision for them.
Camp Peekskill Octr 26th 1778
The Adjutants will Make out A Monthly Return Containing all the Alterrations that has been Made in their Respective Regt During the Month of October-which are to be Delivered in Next wednesday Evening-they are to be Verry Accurate
officer of the Day from Colo Vn Scas(103) Regt ADjutant
Peekskill Octr 28th 1778
At A Brigade Court Martial Held Octr 22nd 1778 Whereof Lt Colo Regnier was President John Yeomans of Colo Duboys's Regt was tryed for Desertion found Guilty and Sentenced to Suffer Death. The Commander in Chief approves the Proceedings of the Court and his Excution is Differed till Next Saturday Morning 12 OClock.
(103) Colonel Goose Van Schaick, 2d New York Regiment, June 28, 1775; colonel, 1st New York Regiment, March 8, 1776. Heitman, Historical Register, p. 557.
(104) Crossed out in manuscript.
For the Day tomorrow A Capt from Vn Scauick'slO5 Regt ADjutant Elsworth
Continantal Village Octr 30th 1778
A Capt From Colo Duboys Regt ADjutant Dodge
Great irregularitys having been Permitted for Some time past in Signing Returns for and Drawing Provisions. The Geni Directs that in future that no provision Returns are to be Signed by Any but by the Commanding officers of Regt for which is to be Drawn. And that the Qr Masters Constantly Attend Recieve and Receipt for their Provisions of their Respective Regl and that the Commissary is hereby Directed Not to Issue Any unless in the Above Manner.
Continantal Village Octr 31st 1778
Many Complaints having been Made by the Inhabitants that the Soldier Make a practice of Going out at Night, and Stealing their Sheep, Poultry
(105) Van Schaick.
(106) This "J" seems redundant.
Cabbages &c, A Conduct so Exceedingly Unsoldierlike Deserves Speedy Punishment. The Genl therefore thinks Proper to Inform the Brigade that he has Given Positive Orders that Any Man who is found out of the Incampment after 9 OClock unless on Business to be fired on without being Challenged. the officers are also Desired to use their Utmost to Discover who the Men are who have thrown Such Disgrace on the Brigade in General as he is Determined to Make a publick Example af the first Person who Shall be found Guilty.
The officer of the Main Guard at the Roads is Desired to be perticular attentive to the guard as it is Verry Much Suspected
Peeks Kill Continantal Village Nov. 1st 1778
Tomorrow being the Day Appainted for the Execution of John Yomans Now Under Sentence of Death, the Brigade will be Under Arms Percisely at 11 OClock and attend the Ceremony
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