George Washington Papers

General Orders, 11 August 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, August 11th 1775

Parole Tunbridge.Countersign Squantum.

Complaints having been made by the Inhabitants to the East of Watertown, that their Gardens are robb’d, their Fields laid waste, and Fences destroyed; Any Person who shall for the future be detected in such flagitious, wicked practices, will be punished without mercy.

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to appoint Stephen Moylan Esqr. to be Muster Master General to the Army of the United Colonies; he is in all things touching his duty, as Muster, Master General, to be consider’d and obeyed as such.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1This office was also called commissary general of musters (GW to John Dickinson, 30 Aug. 1775). For Moylan’s duties as mustermaster general, see Dickinson to GW, 25 July 1775, n.1.

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