George Washington Papers

General Orders, 2 February 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters V. Forge Monday Feby 2nd 1778.

Parole: StaffordCountersigns: Stillwater Sutton.

A General Court Martial to sit tomorrow 9 oClock A.M. whereof Coll Wigglesworth is appointed President a Captain from each Brigade will compose the Court.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Brig. Gen. George Weedon’s orderly book notes that the general court-martial was to take place at the bakehouse, and it also includes these additional orders: “The broken and worn out Axes are to be collected and delivered to the Brigade Qr. Mr. They are to deliver them to the Assistt. Qr. Mr. Genl. at the Genls. Office who will give them new ones in Exchange” (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 , 220).

Caleb Gibbs paid Tench Tilghman $60 on this date “for Family Expences” and another $8 “To Cash pd one Nights Expences at French Creek Bridge” (vouchers and receipted accounts, 1776–80, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 29; see also household account book, 11 April 1776–21 Nov. 1780, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 28). GW’s headquarters had been located at Reading Furnace on French Creek, Pa., on 18 Sept. 1777; see the general orders of that date.

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