George Washington Papers

General Orders, 6 January 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook [N.J.] January 6th 1779.

Parole Knolton—C. Signs Kent Keen.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Sarah Bache wrote to Benjamin Franklin from Philadelphia on 17 Jan. 1779 that she had “lately been several times invited abroad with the General and Mrs Washinton, he allways enquires after you in the most afectionate manner and speaks of you highly we danced at Mr. Powels [Samuel Powel, mayor of Philadelphia] your Birth day or night I should say in company together and he told me it was the aniversary of his marriage it was just twenty years that night,” 6 Jan. (Franklin Papers description begins William B. Willcox et al., eds. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin. 40 vols. to date. New Haven, 1959–. description ends , 28:391).

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