George Washington Papers

General Orders, 29 August 1777

General Orders

Head Quarters, Wilmington [Del.] August 29th 1777

Parole: Portsmouth.Countersigns: Falmouth. Yarmouth.

Each Brigadier is to make return immediately to the Quarter Mr General of the number of Arm-Chests necessary for carrying safely, all the spare arms, that may from time to time, happen to be in their brigades, by means of the sick, & other usual accidents.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Gen. George Weedon’s orderly book includes this addition to the general orders for this date: “The Pay Masrs of Regts are forthwith to apply to the Pay Masr Genl to receive the Pay of their Regts for the Month of July” (Weedon’s Orderly Book description begins Valley Forge Orderly Book of General George Weedon of the Continental Army under Command of Genl George Washington, in the Campaign of 1777–8: Describing the Events of the Battles of Brandywine, Warren Tavern, Germantown, and Whitemarsh, and of the Camps at Neshaminy, Wilmington, Pennypacker’s Mills, Skippack, Whitemarsh, & Valley Forge. New York, 1902. description ends , 26).

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