George Washington Papers

General Orders, 5 July 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, New York, July 5th 1776.

Parole Cambridge.Countersign Durham.

Those Regiments who have not made a Return of their officers, their ranks and dates of their Commissions, agreeable to a former order1 are now called on to do it without delay and to mention in such Returns the Colony in which such Regiment was raised; the time when and period in which they inlisted, together with the vacancies in their respective regiments.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

“Henshaw’s Orderly Book,” description begins “The Orderly Books of Colonel William Henshaw, October 1, 1775, through October 3, 1776.” Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s., 57 (1948): 17–234. description ends 172, includes the following advertisement at the end of the general orders for this date: “Lost this Morning a Pocket Book containing seven Guineas, two 8 Dollar Bills Continental Currency, one 1 Dollar Bill, one half Dollar & One shilling Bill New York Currency with a few Papers of no Value to any but the Owner. Any Person that delivers the same at Captain Hamiltons Quarters in Chapple Street shall receive a reward of five pounds. Tis Ordered for the future that no Advertizements be sent to Head Quarters to be inserted in the General Orders except very extraordinary.”

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