George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 January 1777

General Orders

Head-Quarters, Morristown, Jany 22nd 1777.

Parole: New-York.Countersign: Kingsbridge

Genl Cadwallader’s Brigade are to hold themselves in readiness to march at 9 o’Clock; as Capt. Morris’s Troop of Light Horse also are.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1On 23 Jan. GW sent orders to Capt. Samuel Morris and the Philadelphia Light Horse dismissing them from the Continental service: “The Philadelphia Troop of Light Horse under the command of Captain Morris, having perform’d their Tour of duty are discharged for the present. I take this Opportunity of returning my most sincere thanks to the Captain and to the Gentlemen who compose the Troop, for the many essential Services which they have rendered to their Country, and to me personally during the Course of this severe Campaign. Tho’ composed of Gentlemen of Fortune, they have shewn a noble Example of discipline and subordination, and in several Actions have shewn a Spirit of Bravery which will ever do Honor to them and will ever be gratefully remembered by me” (LS, PPIn).

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