George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 October 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Oct: 9th 1775.

Parole, Bedford.Countersign, Corke.

If any Negroe is found straggling after Taptoo beating about the Camp, or about any of the roads or Villages, near the encampments at Roxbury, or Cambridge; they are to be seized and confined until Sun-rise, in the Guard, nearest to the place where such Negroe is taken up.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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