George Washington Papers

General Orders, 10 November 1777

General Orders

Head Quarters, White Marsh [Pa.] Novr 10th 1777.

Parole Newcastle.C. signs Kent. Sussex.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Muhlenberg’s orderly book gives the following general for this date: “Detail the same as Yesterday, only Hartley’s, Humpton’s, Maxwell’s, Conway’s, Carolina’s and Huntingdon’s Brigades furnish Captains, instead of those which furnish’d them Yesterday.

“Mislaid or taken from the Artillery Park on the 8th Inst, a Genteel Silver mounted sword, shell of openwork and decorated with trophies, the blade a spadroon, inlaid wth Gold, the [torn] of the Scabbard lost. Whoever will return the same to Colonel Proctor of the Artillery, shall receive a generous reward.

“Col. Bradley is appointed President of a Court of Enquirey, relative to the complaint of Mr. Joseph Chambers against Col. Josiah Parker. Lt Col. Farmer, one Captain from Genl Weedon’s and two Capts from Genl Muhlenburg’s Brigades, are appointed members of this Court, which is to sit at Col. Bradley’s Quarters tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock” (“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 35:174). Weedon’s orderly book gives the last paragraph only (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 , 124).

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