George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 November 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Friday Novr 8th 1782

Parole Xerxes.
Countersigns, Yarmouth, Leland.

For duty tomorrow the Jersey brigade.

The Quarter Master general having represented his inability to procure forage during the Winter for the whole number of horses allowed to the General and other officers of the Line and Staff who remain with the troops in the New Windsor Cantonments, has proposed to supply in the following proportion—which has been approved by the Commander in Chief:

To a Major Genl Rations for three horses

each of his Aides 1
Brigr and Adjutant Genl 3
Brigr General 2
His aide 1
Inspector of the Northern army As they will have to 2
visit & Muster Detachts
Assistant Inspector 2
Each field officer 1
Captain of Engineers 1
Brigade Major 1
Brigade Qr Master 1
Regimental Pay Master 1
Assistants of Adjs General each 1
Geographer & Assists together 1
Judge Advocate 1
Director of Hospitals 2
each hospital Physician 1
Apothecary 1
Purveyor or Steward 1
Chaplain 1
Commisary of Prisoners His business
often requiring his absence 2
Quarter Master Genl 2
each of his Assistants 1
Commissary of forage 2
each of his Assistants who are
employed riding in the country 1
Waggon Master Genl 2
Each of his assistance employed on duty of riding 1

It will be optional in those who are entitled to keep a greater number of horses than are allowed in the foregoing, to deliver up the surplus to the Quarter Master General who will send them to some distance from Camp and keep them at public expence, or they may keep them at their own charge and he will pay them the amount of the rations which such horses would have drawn had they remained with the army.

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