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Tallmadge, Benjamin (1754-1835) Regimental Orders

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02498.14 Author/Creator: Tallmadge, Benjamin (1754-1835) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 23 April 1777-26 April 1777 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 15.7 cm.

Writes that the primary purpose of punishment is to reform the offender. Orders that John Conolley, a prisoner, be freed but advises that others should not take advantage of this and be found guilty of the same misconduct. On verso is the first page of another regimental order dated 26 April 1777 concerning morning roll calls.

Regimental Orders. April 23 - 1777
As the End & Design of punishment is not so much to afflict as reform Offenders; hoping that the latter purpose is answered in punishing John Conolley the Prisoner thus far, Capt. Tallmadge thinks fit to pardon the above Offender, & orders that he be set at liberty; at the same time Cautioning him, & all others, not to take advantage from this lenity to be guilty of like misconduct -
Benja Tallmadge

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