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General Orders, 17 May 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, New York, May 17th 1776.

Parole Newcastle.Countersign Wilmington.

Capt. Wolverton’s Company of New-Jersey, is to join Genl Greene’s brigade—the Captain to take his orders from the General, respecting his post.1

An exact return of the pikes to be made without delay; and of the state of the arms in each regiment and corps, specifying the number of each kind, wanting to compleat.

The damage done to Mr [ ] house yesterday by the bursting of one of the cannon, to be repaired by the Carpenters in the Continental pay.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Capt. Thomas Woolverton’s independent company was taken into Continental service and ordered to New York on 19 Mar. 1776 (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 4:212, 223; Hancock to Woolverton, 21 Mar. 1776, in Smith, Letters of Delegates description begins Paul H. Smith et al., eds. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774–1789. 26 vols. Washington, D.C., 1976–2000. description ends , 3:424).

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