George Washington Papers

General Orders, 25 December 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook [N.J.] Friday Decr 25th 1778

Parole United-States.C. Signs Merry—Christmas—

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW and Martha dined on this date with John Jay, John Laurens, Congressman Samuel Holten, Juan de Miralles (the Spanish agent to the United States), and several others at the home of Joseph Reed, president of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Executive Council (Smith, Letters of Delegates description begins Paul H. Smith et al., eds. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774–1789. 26 vols. Washington, D.C., 1976–2000. description ends , 11:381).

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