George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 April 1777

General Orders

Head-Quarters, Morristown, April 9th 1777.

Parole: Dean.Countersign: Adams.

Major Dunn being obliged to attend Major General St Clair to Philadelphia, to which place he is called by Congress—Lt Col. Conner will be obliging enough to discharge the duty of Adjutant General pro tempore. The Commander in Chief begs that Genl St Clair will accept his most sincere thanks, for superintending the duties of that office, of Adjutant General; and that Major Dunn will also accept his thanks for the faithful discharge of them, for some time past.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Isaac Budd Dunn, who was St. Clair’s brigade major, had acted as adjutant general since 1 Mar. (see General Orders, that date). Morgan Connor, whom GW on this date also named lieutenant colonel of Col. Thomas Hartley’s Additional Continental Regiment, acted as adjutant general until 18 June, when Timothy Pickering assumed the office (see GW to Hartley, this date, and General Orders, 18 June 1777).

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