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Court Martial of William Lindsay & William Trewcomen

At a Court Martial held in the City Guard of Charlestown this 17th of September 1781-  by the Officers of Captn. Gideon WHITE's Militia District Company.

Capn. Gideon WHITE President
Lieut. John KNEESHAW Members

For the Purpose of trying the following Delinquents

William LINDSAY, for Neglect of duty-  The Prisoner being put on his defence says that there being Three Men in the His House belonging to Capt. WHITE's district. That its impossible for all to due duty at one Time with Capt. WHITE.

The Court After Considering the Situation of After deliberating upon the Circumstances of the Prisoners Crime & Situation and being sencible, that only two of three Men in Mr. LINDAY's House was Call'd to due duty, and only one of which appear'd finde the Prisoner Guilty of the Crime-

The Court there fore ajudge him to pay the Fine of Seven Guineas.

William TREWCOMEN for Neglect of duty, The Prisoner being put on His defence-  declar'd before the Court He wou'd not due Militia duty 'till He saw every Person in the Garrison Take there shair of the Same-

The Court not Admiting that excuse as sufficient Therefore ajudge him to pay a fine of five Guineas-

Public Archives of Nova Scotia, White Collection, MG 1, Volume 947, folio 90.

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