George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 June 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, New York, June 22nd 1776.

Parole Brunswick.Countersign Cumberland.

Aaron Burr Esqr: is appointed Aide-du-Camp to Genl Putnam in the room of Major Webb promoted—He is to be obeyed and regarded as such.1

The Quarter Masters having in many late Instances, neglected to see detachments, and working parties, furnished with the necessary quantity of provisions, The General requires greater punctuality in future, and if any further neglect appears in this respect, such Quarter Master will be severly punished.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Burr apparently served at GW’s headquarters for a few weeks before this appointment. He remained an aide-de-camp to Gen. Israel Putnam until 4 Jan. 1777 when he was named lieutenant colonel of Col. William Malcolm’s Additional Continental Regiment.

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