George Washington Papers

General Orders, 2 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Monday Decr 2d 82

Parole Antwerp.
Countersigns Bladensburgh,
For the day tomorrow Lieutt Colo. Brooks, Major Scott.
For duty tomorrow 9th Massachusetts regiment.

The General being informed that the Patroles have in some instances been guilty of irregularities in the houses where they rendezvous: desires that the officers commanding them may not halt at houses or suffer any of their Party to go into them except merely to search for Soldiers that may be concealed there and that such search may be always made under the direction of a Commissioned or Noncommissd Officer.

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