George Washington Papers

General Orders, 7 October 1780

Head Quarters Paramus Saturday October 7th 1780

Parole Asia
Countersigns Brave; Best.
Watchword, Be, Ready

For the day Tomorrow

Brigadier General Patterson

Lieutenant Colonel Furnald

Major Prior

Brigade Major Ashley

If tomorrow is fair the General and Assemblé will beat, the baggage file off and the Army march at the same time as this morning—The Van under command of the new and the rear Guard under command of the New, and the rear Guard under Command of the old officers of the day will parade in the Hackensack road where the Totowa road branches off.

The Connecticutt Division will mount the necessary Picquets on the right: Baron Steuben’s on the left: General Howe’s a Sub and twenty at Head quarters, the same in the rear on the Totowa road; a Corporal and six at the Quarter Master General’s and the same Number at the Adjutant General’s.

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