George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 August 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters W. Plains Monday Augt 17th 1778.

Parole Thessaly—C. Signs Thames. Taunton.

The Sub-Inspectors are to receive thirty dollars pr Month in addition to the Pay which they derive from their Rank in the Line; and Brigade Inspectors twenty dollars pr Month in addition &c. This Pay to commence from the time of their respective appointments.

The Execution of the ten remaining Criminals who were to have suffered death this day is postponed to next friday morning nine ôClock.1

Major Cabbell is appointed Inspector in Genl Muhlenberg’s Brigade, vice, Captn Lewis & is to be accordingly respected and obeyed.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The next Friday was 21 August. The executions had been scheduled by the general orders of 14 August.

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