George Washington Papers

General Orders, 23 October 1780

Head Quarters Totowa Monday October 23d. 1780

Parole Holland
Countersigns Hay; Hall,
Watchword Hope.

For the day Tomorrow

Brigadier General Irvine

Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Smith

Lieutenant Colonel Mentgez

Major Maxwell

Brigade Major Van Laer

The Corps of Light Infantry will remove from its present encampment and take Post on the most convenient ground to the Cranetown gap and the notch for the more effectual security of our right.

General StClair will take care of the approaches on the Left:

Colonel Moylan’s regiment will furnish the necessary patrols and will take a new position for that purpose.

The officers of the Army are to be furnish’d with two rations [per] day ’till further orders.

At a Brigade general court martial held the 17th instant whereof Lieutenant Colonel Mentgeswas president.

Lieutenant Edward Butler Quarter master of the 9th Pennsylvania regiment tried for "neglect of duty as Quarter master in not providing a waggon for the use of the regiment on the 10th instant agreeable to Brigadier General Irvine’s orders." The court are of opinion that the charge exhibited against Lieutenant Butler is groundless and do therefore Acquit him.

Lieutenant Butler is released from Arrest.

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