George Washington Papers

Orderly Book, 29 September 1758

Orderly Book

[29 September 1758]

Camp at Reas Town Friday Septr 29th 1758

G. O.

Parole Derry

Colo. for to Morrow Colo. Washington.

Field Officer for to morrow Majr Peachy.

Adjt for to morrow the Highlanders.

The Commanding Officers of Corps are to procure Bullock Feet with which they are to cause Oyle to be made for their Men1 & whom they are to see always Provided with the same.

The Troops are for the future always to draw their Provisions the day before they become due.

Capt. Anderson is to March on Sunday next with a Detachment of Artillery for Loyall Hannon and the Troops here belonging to the 1st & 2⟨nd⟩ Battallions of Pensylvanians with the Companys of the Lower Counties to be Compleated out of the 3d Battallion to 100 Rank & File as an Escort.2

Guards3 C. S. S. C. P.
H. 1 2 1 31
1 [V.] 1 14
2 [V.] 1 2 25
3 B. P. 1 1 1 1 11
1 2 5 4 81
H. 1 15
1 Vs. 7
2 [Vs.] 1 12
3 B. P. 6
2 40
H. 5
1 Vs. 3
2 [Vs.] 5
3 B. P. 1 2
1 15

1This is neat’s-foot oil.

2Forbes canceled this particular order on 30 Sept. and then reissued it in different form on 4 October. Captain Anderson was probably Capt. Lt. George Anderson of the Royal Artillery.

3See the chart and note 5, Orderly Book, 22 September. Between the first part of this chart headed “Guards” and the second headed “Fatigue,” the clerk has written “Serjts”—“4.3B.” and “Private”—“2.24.2V.”

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