George Washington Papers

General Orders, 10 August 1777

General Orders

Camp Augt 10th 1777.


Complaints having been made that certain Officers of Colo Whites’ Georgia Battalion of deserters having listed men out of the Regts in the service of the States under the pretence of their being deserters though many of them have serv’d faithfully a long time.

The Commr in Chief directs that the matter be regularly enquired into for which end the Commg Officers of Corps who have any ground of Complaint against any of Colo Whites Officers the cause aforesaid are immediately to exhibit their Complaints to their respective Brigrs or Officers Commg their Brigades and they to Majr Genl Green without delay.

“Muhlenberg’s Orderly Book,” description begins “Orderly Book of Gen. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, March 26–December 20, 1777.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 33 (1909): 257–78, 454–74; 34 (1910): 21–40, 166–89, 336–60, 438–77; 35 (1911): 59–89, 156–87, 290–303. description ends 34:344–45. The general orders were signed by Adj. Gen. Timothy Pickering.

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