George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 October 1780

Head Quarters Totowa Monday October 9th 1780.

Parole Paramus
Countersigns Perth, Pell.
Watchword Pracaness.

For the day Tomorrow

Brigadier General Glover

Colonel Wyllys

Lieutenant Colonel Mellen

Major Wallbridge

Brigade Major Pettingell

Colonel Moylan with his regiment of Cavalry will take post near the little falls and Major Parr with his Corps at the Notch; and both will patrole on the roads towards Newark and Aququakenung.

The Marquis de la Fayette will post Major Lee’s corps on his left and take care of the Approaches to his encampment.

As the Army is incamped very conveniently for wood the destruction of fences will be without excuse and must be prevented at all events_The officers commanding divisions and brigades are particularly requested to examine the present state of them that they may be the better able to detect and punish the offenders against this order_The General wishes also that all possible care may be taken to prevent injury to the Fruit trees in which he includes the Chestnut, many of which he has seen cut down in order to come at the nuts.

The Marechausie will perform the duties of the Camp and Captain Bedkins Corps will furnish orderlies to Head Quarters.

The Grand Parade is assigned for the present near the great falls where the guards and Picquets are to parade at five ô clock this afternoon.

The Troop to beat at eight ô clock ’till further orders and the Guards to be on the Grand Parade at nine precisely.

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