George Washington Papers

General Orders, 18 August 1780

Head Quarters Orangetown Friday August 18. 1780

Parole Westerley
Countersigns Take
Watchword Be attentive
For the Day Tomorrow
Brigadier General Stark

In the present state of our Magazines of provisions it is of the greatest importance that we should use all possible Oeconomy and Care in the distribution.

The General therefore directs and earnestly requests all officers who sign returns to be particularly circumspect in preventing imposition by which he will render an essential service to the army and to his Country.

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