Head Quarters, V. Forge, Saturday, March 14, 1778.
At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778) Lieutt. Enslin28 of Colo. Malcom's Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and do sentence him to be dismiss'd the service with Infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.***On a personal note, I would like to thank everyone here at American Creation for a fantastic year! I will be leaving to celebrate the holidays, so this will be my final posting for 2008. A special thanks to all the contributors, readers and subscribers of American Creation for all you have done to make this blog so much fun! Here's hoping that 2009 (and all the years to follow) will be even better! May you all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, etc.!!! We'll see you all in 2009 with more history of America's founding!!!***