A REGIMENTAL COURT MARTIAL

 

Held at the Orderly Room, Whitehall, London

8th November 1748

 

Lt Col GEORGE BOSCAWEN - President

CAPTN BAUGH, Senr CAPTN STYLE, ENS ENGLISH, ENS MORDAUNT

 

DANL. HOW of the KING's Company, confined to Co DURY's order for absenting himslef from his Command and the Company.

 

Captn Salter informs the court that the Prisoner was sent from abroad by HRH's Order to do duty in the Komh's Company

that he quitted the Command who brought him over, in Southwark

and was never heard of till The Secretary at War gave information to the Commanding Officer that he was confined in Hertford Gaol.

 

The prisoner can say nothing in his defence, but appears to be an Idiot.

 

Jno. Purcell of the King's Company informs the court that he knew the Prisoner before he went abroad and looked upon him as an Idiot.

 

It appears to the court that he is an Idiot.

 

Danl. How to be discharged immediately.

 

A. DURY, 3rd MAJOR

 

Copied from the Regimental Journal of the Grenadier Guards 1979  - (The Grenadier Gazette No. 2 Edition)