George Washington Papers

General Orders, 15 August 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters W. Plains Saturday Augt 15th 1778.

Parole Williamsburgh—C. Signs Wells. Waldo

Varick transcript, DLC:GW. On this date GW’s aide-de-camp Richard Kidder Meade wrote Brig. Gen. John Paterson: “His Excy rec’d your favor of Yesterday, inclosing a copy of Division orders issued by Major Genl De Kalb, & directs me to inform you, that he shall take the necessary steps in the matter—The Baron He is sensible was actuated by some good motive, & that he did not at the time of issuing the order advert to his not having the power of determining on capital Points” (DLC:GW).

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