George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 November 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Nov: 9th 1775.

Parole, Andover.Countersign Bedford.

To prevent any false Alarm, Notice is hereby given, that the Riffle Battalion will discharge their Arms to morrow, at twelve at noon.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Artemas Ward’s orderly book includes an additional paragraph offering a reward for the return of a pocketbook containing $42 in paper money that Brigade Major David Henley lost “between Head Quarters & Prospect Hill” (MHi).

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