Head Quarters Newburgh Monday March 10th 1783
For the day tomorrow Major Lansdale.
For duty the 8th Massachusetts regiment.
The Commander in cheif recommends Uniformity in the mode of wearing the hair—either cut short or tied in a simular manner in the several regiments or corps should be attended to, so far as the circumstances will admit. Nothing can add more to the elegance of appearance in any body of men than a pointed compliance with this recommendation; On the contrary nothing would have a more awkward and disagreable effect than negligence in this Article—at present there is a great difference to be observed among the various corps of the Army.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.