[2 October 1758]
Camp at Reas Town Monday Octr 2d 1758
Colo. for to Morrow Colo. Washington.1
Field Officer for to Morrow Lt Colo. Work.
Adjt for to morrow 3d Battallion.
|Detail for Guards2||C.||S.||S.||C.||P.|
|3 B. P.||1||1||1||1||12|
|3 B. P.||1||2||22|
|3 B. P.||1||4|
D, DLC:GW. See “Orderly Book, 21 September–24 November 1758.”
1. As “Collo. for the Day” on 3 Oct., GW made on 4 Oct. “A Report of the Guards” to General Forbes. He reported the number of men for the “Main Guard” and for the provost marshal, and the number of those to be posted “On Shawna Cabbin Rd” and on “Juniatta Road” (DLC:GW; see also Orderly Book, 22 Sept. 1758). The guards included a total of 3 captains, 8 subalterns, 12 sergeants, 5 corporals, 1 drummer, and 233 privates. There were 55 sentinels “By day” and 61 “by Night.” A total of 6 soldiers were prisoners. GW also reported the following “Occurences”:
“The out Posts were visited Yesterday by the Field Officer—between the hours of 2 & 4 Oclock P.M. every thing in good order.
“At 2 Oclock P.M. Yesterday Sergeant [Charles] Scott & 5 other Virginians of the 1st Regimt returnd to this place after a Scout to Fort Duquesne of 36 days [see GW to Henry Bouquet, 19 Aug. 1758].
“Yesterday came to Camp Ensign [George] Aston [Jr.] from Fort Augusta with Seven Men—
“Grand Rounds visited the Guards at 12 last Night—& at 2 Oclock visiting Rounds past.
“Nothing else has happened.”
When making his copy of this Orderly Book (21 Sept. to 24 Nov. 1758), Joseph M. Toner found a number of loose sheets of returns and receipts stuck in the Orderly Book. Among these sheets was this report made by GW and a report made to him, also on 4 Oct., by the field officer of the day Lt. Col. Patrick Work, which provided GW with much of the information that he put into his own report (DLC: Toner Transcripts).