George Washington Papers

Orderly Book, 5 November 1758

Orderly Book

[5 November 1758]

Camp at Loyal Hannon Sunday Novr 5, 1758

Parole Charles Town

Field Officer for to morrow Lt Colo. Dagworthy.1

Adjt for to morrow the 2d V. Regiment.

The Arms are immediately to be reviewd & put in the best repair possible the Amunition also is to be Examind & those Cartridges that are any ways damagd or difficient are to be replaced and as Several regts have different Calibers they are to send people to the Train2 to Compleat themselves with Cartridges to at Least 80 Rounds per Man.

Those regimts who make up their Cartrids. wth buck Shot will apply for what they want.

Each Man in Marching against the Enemy to Carry 36 rounds & 3 Good Flints.

The different Corps are to send their Gun Smiths to morrow morning at 9 OClock to Mr Butler near the 3d Redoubt to repair the Arms of the Troops for which they will be paid.3

The Regiments are to have their Arms repd by Seniority beginning with the Royal Ameris. and no more work to be done than what is absolutely Necessary.

1Lt. Col. John Dagworthy’s detailed “Report of the guards att Lowall Hannon” for 5 Nov., dated 6 Nov., is in the Dalhousie Muniments, Scottish Record Office. The guards for 5 Nov. were drawn from GW’s 1st Virginia Regiment.

2The ordnance stores were kept with the artillery train.

3In Bouquet’s Orderly Book, 6 July 1758, at Raystown is the following entry: “The Armourers of each Regiment are to go tomorrow to the Park of Artillery and work with Mr Butler to repair the Arms, begining with the Virginia Regiment” (Stevens, Bouquet Papers description begins Donald H. Kent et al., eds. The Papers of Henry Bouquet. 6 vols. Harrisburg, Pa., 1951-94. description ends , 2:663). Butler was probably the gunsmith Thomas Butler of Cumberland County, Pa., who died about 1791, although this may have been his son Richard. Butler continued to work as gunsmith for the British and colonial troops throughout the war.

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