George Washington Papers

Orderly Book, 12 October 1758

Orderly Book

Camp at Reas Town Thursday Octr 12th 1758

G. O.

Parole Bath

Colo. for to Morrow Colo. Montgomrie.

Field Officer to Morrow Majr Campbell.

Adjutant for to Morrow the Highlanders.

1 Capt. 2 Subs. 2 Serjts & 50 Private to March tomorrow as an Escort to Waggons to Loyall Hannon this Detachmt is to give over the Waggons to the 3d Battalln of Pensyls. at Stony Creek & then to return to Reas Town.1

Details for Guard2 C. S. S. C. P.
H. 1 1 2 1 29
1 Vs. 1 2 14
2 [Vs.] 1 2 2 24
1 2 5 5 67
Detachment
H. 1 27
1 Vs. 1 1 12
2 [Vs.] 1 1 1 23
2 3 1 62
Detachments to Loyal Hannon
H. 1 1 1 22
1 [V.] 10
2 [V.] 1 1 18
1 2 2 50

1James Sinclair wrote to Bouquet on 13 Oct. from Raystown: “I have this day sent off five & forty Waggons forty of which were loaded with flower, & bread four with forage two Oats & two Corn, and one with Men’s Harness to be left with Colo. [Hugh] Mercer” (Stevens, Bouquet Papers description begins Donald H. Kent et al., eds. The Papers of Henry Bouquet. 6 vols. Harrisburg, Pa., 1951-94. description ends , 2:557). When the wagon train was held up by rain, Sinclair on 15 Oct. sent three more loaded wagons to join the train (Sinclair to Bouquet, 15 Oct., ibid., 563–54). For Forbes’s initial decision that the party escorting the wagons should be drawn entirely from the 1st Virginia Regiment and his subsequent reversal of that decision, see Orderly Book, 13 Oct., n.1.

2See the chart and note 5, Orderly Book, 22 September.

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