Head Quarters, Cambridge, Feby 13th 1776
Parole Litchfield.Countersign Coventry
The Regiments of Militia lately arrived at Roxbury and Cambridge are immediately to be furnished with Fifteen Rounds of Powder and Ball man; The Adjutant General will, upon application give Orders upon the Commissary for that quantity.1 The Regiments now at Roxbury may apply to Major Genl Ward, who will give Orders accordingly.
Capt. Peleg Wadworth, is appointed Aid-de-Camp to Major Genl Ward, during the absence of Samuel Osgood Esqr.2
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. This is undoubtedly a reference to Commissary of Artillery Stores Ezekiel Cheever.
2. Artemas Ward had given Osgood leave the previous day to go home to his wife in Andover, Massachusetts. See Osgood to Ward, 13 Feb. 1776, MHi: Ward Papers.