George Washington Papers

General Orders, 18 December 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Decr 18th 1775.

Parole Letchmore.Countersign Sears

The Colonels & commanding Officers of Regiments and Corps, are to deliver to the Adjutant General, at Orderly time next Saturday1—Their Pay Abstracts for the Months of October, November and December; Also an Abstract for the month of January next, for each of the new-established Corps, The Honorable the Continental Congress having been pleased to order all those, who have bravely resolved to serve their Country another Year, shall be rewarded with one Months pay advance.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

123 December.

2For Congress’s resolution of 1 Dec. authorizing this advance pay, see GW to Joseph Reed, 15 Dec. 1775, n.2.

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