George Washington Papers

General Orders, 20 December 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Camp Middle-Brook [N.J.] sunday Decr 20th 1778.

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Captain Samuel King of Coll Marshall’s Regiment is appointed Aid-de-Camp to the Baron De Kalb, vice Major Rogers resigned.1

The regimental Surgeons are reminded of the standing order to make returns of their sick every monday to the principal surgeon of the Flying-Hospital present & that no sick be sent from Camp to the General Hospital without his certificate.

The Director General of the Flying Hospital quarters at Mr Field’s, Bound-Brook.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Samuel King (d. 1780) of Salem, Mass., served on coastal defense in 1775–76 as a captain in the Massachusetts militia. He was commissioned a captain in the 10th Massachusetts Regiment in November 1776, and served as an aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Johann Kalb from December 1778 to August 1780, dying a few months later.

2Michael Field (1723–1792) owned a large estate near Bound Brook, N.J.

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