George Washington Papers

Orders, 28 October 1755


Parole: Hampton.

Winchester: October 28th 1755.

The Officers who came down from Fort Cumberland with Colonel Washington, are immediately to go Recruiting;1 and they are allowed until the 1st of December; at which time if they do not punctually appear at the place of Rendezvous assigned them, they will be tried by a Court Martial, for disobedience of Orders.

They are to wait upon the Aid de camp at one of the Clock, to receive their Recruiting Instructions—Each Officer present, to give in a Return immediately of the number of men he has enlisted. One Subaltern, one Sergeant, one Corporal, one Drummer, and twenty-five private men, are to mount Guard to-day, and to be relieved to-morrow at ten o’Clock. All Reports and Returns are to be made to the Aid de camp.


1The officers at Fort Cumberland who were “ordered down to Recruit” are named in GW’s Orders of 26 Oct.

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