George Washington Papers

General Orders, 15 June 1776

General Orders

Headquarters, New York, June 15th 1776.

Parole Gibralter.Countersign Hallifax.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Gen. William Heath writes in his guard report for this date: “Colo. Prescott, (By his Adjutant) reports this morning that a Number of Boats Passed Governors Island the last night, and altho frequently Fired at by the Sentinels (who Discharged at different Times more than Thirty muskets) stood on, their Crews answering Fire and be Damn’d and when out of Shot Huzzaing” (DNA: RG 93, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775–83).

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