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D[aniel] Parker to MVB, 14 December 1814


You have been appointed special Judge Advocate, of the General Court martial ordered to convene at Utica, in the State of New York, on the 3d of January next for the trial of Major General Wilkinson of the United States Army. E A Bancker ^Esqr^ Army Judge Advocate, has been assigned to this duty, and will be directed to report to you, furnish such papers of information, as he may have relative to the case, and receive your directions, in the necessary preparations of the charges, &c. He will also aid you in the trial, as assistant Judge advocate. I have to request that you will signify your acceptance, or non acceptance of this appointment. In case of acceptance you will make the necessary arrangements for the trial.

A rough draft of Specifications of charges, have been furnished to Mr. Bancker, which will be subject to such alterations and amendments, as you may find necessary. General Wilkinson will be advised of your appointment & referred to you, for such further information as he may require relative to the trial.

By order of the Secretary of War.

I have the honor to be

Sir, very respectfully

Your Obedt: Servt

D Parker

A & I Genl.

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Source: DNA National Archives and Records Administration
Collection: RG 153 Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (War) 1800-1942, Court-Martial Case Files, 1808-1815, Vol. 1
Series: Series 2 (1 January 1812-16 February 1815)