George Washington Papers

Orderly Book, 31 October 1758

Orderly Book

[31 October 1758]

Loyal Hannon Tuesday Octr 31 1758

G. O.

Parole Dorset

Field Officer for to morrow Lt C. Hamilton.

Adjutant for to morrow 1st B. Pensilvanians.

The R. Americans is to have a Guard of 1 Lt 1 Serjt & 25 Rank & file for the Genl when the Genl enters the Camp, the Soldiers are to turn out of their Tents without Arms the Officers of each Corps in the Center.1

The Officers to mount Guard in their Regimentls.

If any Arms are wanted a return is to be made to the Commanding Officer.

The Field Officer of the day is to make his Rounds, the Capt. of the Artillery is to make the Second rounds the Sub. of the Same Guard to make the 3d Rounds. They are to apply to the Artillery for a Lanthorn, the out Guards are to open a Communication from post to post to pass thro. the Lines of Centries.

1Forbes wrote to Bouquet from Stony Creek on 30 Oct., and again on 31 Oct., saying: “I am to March from hence to morrow morning, and will be at the foot of Laurel Hill by two o’clock in the after noon at furthest, where I shall expect to see you, as I have a great deal of different affairs to talke to you upon which requires an interview as soon as possible” (Stevens, Bouquet Papers description begins Donald H. Kent et al., eds. The Papers of Henry Bouquet. 6 vols. Harrisburg, Pa., 1951-94. description ends , 2:591). Forbes arrived with his escort at Loyalhanna on 2 November.

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