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General Orders, 16 December 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Morristown thursday Decr 16th [1779]

Parole Copenhagen C. Signs Dresden. Dundee.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes a general order: “A Corporal & six Men from the Maryland Line to be sent to the Forage Master Generals this afternoon with their Blankets & two Days provision—They are to drive a Number of horses to Lancaster in Pennsylvania” (orderly book, 17 Oct. 1779–22 March 1780, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 33).

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