George Washington Papers

General Orders, 10 September 1782

Head Quarters Verplanks Point Tuesday Septr 10th 1782

Parole St Albans
Countersigns Bagshot
For the day tomorrow Brigadier General Patterson
Colonel Z. Butler
Major Wyllis
Brigade Majer Walker
Qr Mr 2d Connecticut Brigade
For duty tomorrow 2d New York & 2d Massachusetts

The Commander in Chief directs that when General or Feild officers, Majors of Brigade, and Brigade Quartermasters obtain leave of absence they inform the Adjutant General of the time they are to leave camp and immediately on their return acquaint him of it—Field officers are to give like notice to their Majer of Brigade, and company officers to the Adjutant of their regiments.

As serjeants and corporals are sufficiently distinguishable by the badges of their respective Grades—when the latter are under arms and not in rank & file they are to carry their arms as the serjeants do.

The Assistant Clothier General at Newburgh will continue to issue shoes to the regiments which have drawn the proportion allowed them by the public charging the same to their accounts. The General is persuaded the gratest Oeconony will be made use of in this article according to this former recommendations.

The Board appointed for the inspection of Invalids will meet on tuesday the 17th instant at nine o’clock A.M. at Colonel Olneys Marquee.

Morning Orders

September 10th 1782

Major Darby is appointed officer of the day this day vice Lieutenant Colonel Newhall indisposed.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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