George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 March 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, March 8th 1776

Parole Henry.Countersign Loyd.

The General Court Martial, of which Colo. Phinney was president, to assemble to morrow Morning, at eleven O’Clock, at Pomeroy’s Tavern in Cambridge.

His Excellency the General, returns his thanks to the Militia of the surrounding districts, for their spirited and alert march to Roxbury, last Saturday and Sunday,1 and for the noble ardour they discovered in defence of the cause of Liberty, and their Country.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Artemas Ward’s orderly book includes the following notice after the general orders: “Lent or Lost a small Brass Pocket Telescope or Espying Glass, whoever brings it to the Q. M. Genl or Coll Mifflin shall be rewarded for their Trouble” (MHi).

1The previous Saturday and Sunday were 2 and 3 March.

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