George Washington Papers

General Orders, 3 April 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, April 3rd 1776

Parole Liverpool.Countersign Exeter.

The Brigade under the Command of Brigadier Genl Spencer, to march to morrow morning at sun rise—Carriages will be provided this Afternoon by the Assistant Qr Mr General; and the Adjutant General will send the marching Orders to the Colonels commanding divisions.1

Genl Spencer will receive his Orders this Afternoon at five O’Clock, at Head Quarters.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW. No general orders were issued from 4 to 13 April when GW was on his way to New York.

1Gen. Joseph Spencer’s marching brigade consisted of three regiments from his old brigade at Roxbury (Samuel Holden Parson’s, Jedediah Huntington’s, and Samuel Wyllys’s regiments) and two regiments from Gen. John Thomas’s old Roxbury brigade (Ebenezer Learned’s and Jonathan Ward’s regiments). See General Orders, 31 Mar. 1776.

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