George Washington Papers

General Orders, 16 August 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters W. Plains Sunday Augt 16th 1778.

ParoleC. Signs

Return to be made immediately of the Carbines and Pistols, Good, Bad and Wanting in the several Regiments of Horse.

The Brigade Quarter Masters are to apply to the Deputy Commissary General of Military Stores tomorrow for their proportion of tin Cannisters, Wires and Brushes, Fifes, Drum-heads, Snares, Sticks &c.—and proportion them to the several Regiments agreeable to a late order1—The tin Cannisters are to be put into the hands of those men who are in the Light Infantry2.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1This is probably a reference to GW’s general orders of 17 June 1778.

2The words “with General Scott” appear at this point in Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln’s orderly book (MHi: Lincoln Papers).

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