George Washington Papers

General Orders, 1 February 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, February 1st 1776.

Parole Richmond.Countersign Doncaster.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Artemas Ward’s orderly book gives the parole as “Belhaver” and the countersign as “Lancaster” (MHi). In the Varick transcripts “Belhaven” and “Lancaster” appear as the watchwords in the General Orders for 31 Jan. 1776.

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