George Washington Papers

General Orders, 12 July 1781

Head Quarters near Dobb’s Ferry Thursday July 12th 1781

Parole Normandy
Countersigns Toulon

For the day tomorrow

Major General Parsons

Colonel Butler

for Picquet Major Keith

Inspector 2d Massachusetts brigade

Untill further orders the Troops are constantly to be provided with three days allowance of baked bread and two days allowance of cooked beef.

Colonel Scammell’s detachment is to be supplied occasionally with Ammunition by the regiments to which the men respectively belong, on Returns from Colonel Scammell or some Field officer of his Detachment.

The Clothier General will furnish Shoes agreeable to the Returns of deficiencies delivered this day: the regimental clothiers will apply tomorrow morning for their several Quota’s at Commissary Irwin’s Quarters where the Clothier’s stores now are.

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