George Washington Papers

General Orders, 13 February 1776

General Orders

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 per 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.

1This is undoubtedly a reference to Commissary of Artillery Stores Ezekiel Cheever.

2Artemas 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.

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