George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel David Henley, 27 November 1778

To Colonel David Henley

Head Quarters Fredericksburg [N.Y.]
November 27th 1778


The army is ordered to winter Cantonments at the following places.

Viz. Parsons }  
  Huntingtons to Danbury
  Pattersons   Fort Arnold at West Point
  Nixons   Continental Village near Peekskill
  Learneds   Fish Kill
  Clarks (No. Carolina)   Smiths Clove & West side of Kings Ferry
  Woodfords } Middle Brook in Jersey.
  Hall 2d Maryland
  Irwin 2d Pennsylvania
  Dubois } Regts at Albany
  Courtlandt   at Rochester, between the Minisink & Æsopus

On Tuesday next1 unless you recive orders to the contrary you will direct the officers to march the men which compose your Light Corps to the different Regiments to which they belong by the nearest routes to the above Stations.

Inclosed you will find your Commission dated agreeable to the determination of the Committee of arrangement—those for the Officers of your Regiment were forwarded to them a few days past.

I shall set out tomorrow morning for Middle Brook in Jersey by the way of Fishkill—Kings ferry and Elizabeth Town. I am Sir Your most Obet Servant.

Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1“Tuesday next” was 1 December.

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