George Washington Papers

General Orders, 3 February 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters V. Forge Tuesday Feby 3rd 1778.

Parole: TiconderogaCountersigns: Toledo. Taunton.

A report having circulated that Mr Jones, Deputy Commissary General of Issues had granted a pass to a woman to carry thirty pounds of butter into Philadelphia; The matter was fully inquired into and appears to be without foundation.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Thomas Jones, who submitted regular returns to GW of stores in the middle department (see DNA:PCC, item 192), served as deputy commissary general of issues until early in 1779; in 1781 he was deputy field commissary of military stores for the main army.

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