George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 November 1777

General Orders

Head Quarters, White Marsh [Pa.] Novr 8th 1777.

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The service requiring that the men be ready to march on the shortest notice, the officers commanding brigades and corps are to be particularly careful to keep their men constantly supplied with two day’s provisions on hand.

To make the more dispatch in the trial of Officers under Arrest, Brigade General Courts Martial are to be held without delay for the trial of all such officers as shall apply to the Brigadiers, or officers commanding brigades for trial before these courts.

The Commander in Chief approved of the sentence of the General Court Martial, relative to Brigadier Genl Maxwell, published in General Orders of the 4th instant, but thro’ mistake that approbation was not inserted.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

In Muhlenberg’s orderly book the general orders begin with the following paragraph: “Detail the same as Yesterday, only the two Maryland and four Virginia Brigades, furnish Captains, in the room of those who gave them Yesterday” (“Muhlenberg’s Orderly Book,” description begins “Orderly Book of Gen. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, March 26–December 20, 1777.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 33 (1909): 257–78, 454–74; 34 (1910): 21–40, 166–89, 336–60, 438–77; 35 (1911): 59–89, 156–87, 290–303. description ends 35:172).

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