George Washington Papers

General Orders, 20 October 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Frederick’sburgh Tuesday Octr 20th 1778.

Parole Sandown—C. Signs Saco. Sydenham.

Doctor Cochran during the absence of Doctor Burnett is to do the duty of Physician & Surgeon General in the Army in the Eastern Department.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The general orders of this date in Richard Platt’s orderly book for 22 July–31 Oct. 1778 read: “Doctor Cochran is to do the Duty of Phisician & Surgeon Genl in the Eastern Department, in the Absence of Doctor Burnet gone to Jersey” (NHi; see also Ranald S. McDougall’s orderly book, 15 Aug.–7 Nov. 1778, NHi).

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