Soldiers Charged with Desertion

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Date June 13, 1797
Author Name Staats Morris (primary) Location: Fort McHenry
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary The reason why Pvts. John Sullivan, Hutchinson, and Kershey were mustered without remark was that they had been charged with desertion and sent to Fort Mifflin for trial. When they returned to Fort McHenry, one said he was to be discharged and the other two claimed that they had been pardoned. Even if these claims are true, they should not have been on the payroll since they did not return until the end of the month.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Simmons to Morris, 06/19/1797.
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Staats Morris;
Related Places Philadelphia; Fort McHenry;
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