George Washington Papers

Orderly Book, 23 September 1758

Orderly Book

[23 September 1758]

Camp at Reas Town Saturday Septr 23d 1758

G. O.

Parole Limerick

Field Officer for to morrow Majr Peachy.1

Adjt2 for to morrow 2d Virginia Regt.

1 Serjt 1 Corpl & 12 Men to parade at 3 OClock this Afternoon to Escort Provisions to Fort Cumberland, 1 Serjt 1 Corpl 12 Men to parade to morrow Morning at 9 OClock, to Escort waggons to the Crossings of the Juniatta.

1 Capt. 2 Subs. & 40 Men of the Pensylvanians to parade this Afternoon at 3 OClock & March to Loyall Hannon as an Escort to Waggons Loaded with Provisions.3

1William Peachey, major in the 2d Virginia Regiment, was a captain in GW’s Virginia Regiment from September 1755 until the summer of 1757.

2Forbes consistently designated the adjutant for the following day not by name but by military unit, presumably meaning that the adjutant in that unit would serve as adjutant for the entire camp on that day.

3Quartermaster James Sinclair wrote from Raystown to Bouquet at Loyalhanna on this date: “I have this day sent off under two Escorts fifty Waggons loaded with flower & pork; two with Arms, three Barrels of whiskey and a Labratory chest, two with Virginea Clothing and one wh Indian Corn. Likewise a hundred & Sixty Pack horses loaded with flower” (Stevens, Bouquet Papers description begins Donald H. Kent et al., eds. The Papers of Henry Bouquet. 6 vols. Harrisburg, Pa., 1951-94. description ends , 2:539). He also promised to send up on 25 Sept. a number of “Bullocks.”

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