. Dr. John Morgan gathered evidence and initiated the charges leading to Dr. William
Shippen Jr.'s court-martial. The trial began on 14 March 1780 and continued intermittently
until 27 June. In his testimony at the trial, Rush repeated the charges contained
in this letter, but the proceedings ultimately came to nothing. Shippen was returned
to his position and continued to serve until his resignation in 1781 (Rush to Morgan,
[June? 1779], and notes; Rush to Mrs. Rush, 17 March 1780, and notes, Benjamin Rush, Letters
, 1:225–229, 247–249).