George Washington Papers

General Orders, 27 January 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Valley-Forge Tuesday Jany 27th 1778.

Parole: KensingtonCountersigns: Kingston Kimbolton.

Any Articles to be sent in to our prisoners in Philadelphia must be left with the Commissary of prisoners friday evening next—Paper to be issued by the Quarter-Master General in the following proportions 2 quire to each Brigadier or officer commanding a brigade—1 to each Brigade Major and six to each Regiment.

Ammunition to be drawn immediately to complete the troops to forty rounds pr man which is to be deposited in the hands of the Brigade Quarter Masters to be ready when called for.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Brig. Gen. Edward Hand’s orderly book includes these additional orders: “Detachment of a Captain 3 Subs. 5 Serjeants 5 Corpls & 60 privates to parad. Tomorrow Morning Nine oClock on the grand parade furnished with two Days provisions” (DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 20).

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