George Washington Papers

General Orders, 30 September 1780

Head Quarters Orangetown Saturday September 30th 1780

Parole Green:
Countersigns Greece,
Watchword Gallant Guard

For the day Tomorrow

Brigadier General Clinton

Colonel Vose

Lieutenant Colonel Badlam

Major Throop

Brigade Major Darby

For Detachment

Major Winslow

The Brigade Quarter masters are to make out returns of the number of Tents absolutely wanting to cover the men agreeably to the regulations; These to be signed by the officers commanding brigades and sent to the Quarter masters store this afternoon.

Twelve waggoners to be drafted from the line and sent to the Grand parade tomorrow at Guard mounting.

Colonel Pickering having been appointed by the Honorable the Congress Quarter Master General to the Army of the United States; he is to be obeyed and respected as such. Henry Emanuel Lutterloh Esquire is also appointed Commissary of Forage.

As the direction of the Waggon Department is a charge of great importance (in foreign Armies generally intrusted to a Field officer of the line) and as it is thought the service will be benefitted by a similar practice in our Army Major Cogswell of the first Massachusetts’ regiment is appointed Waggon Master to the Main Army and is to be obeyed as such.

The Commander in Chief takes this occasion to thank Major General Greene for the able and satisfactory manner in which he discharged the duties of the Quarter Master General’s department during his continuance in office; and to Express his Approbation of his Conduct and orders in the Absence of the General.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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