George Washington Papers

General Orders, 4 April 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters V. Forge saturday April 4th 1778.

Parole: Plymouth—Countersigns: Plympton Pembroke.

The Brigade Commissaries are to make an exact return of the horns delivered into the Quarter Master General agreeable to the orders of 8th of January last.

The Brigadier General of the day is to visit the Prisoners in the Provost during his tour of duty and to inquire into the manner of their treatment which he is to report with the number and kind of them and length of confinement when he gives in the General report of the Guards & occurrences.

This is to be considered as a standing order and to be punctually executed.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

On this date Margret Thoms signed a receipt for “Twenty Eight pounds Seventeen Shillings & Sixpence Pensylvania Currency” in full payment for washing done for GW from 20 Oct. 1776 to 20 Feb. 1778, “including servants &c belonging to the General” (DLC:GW).

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