George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 February 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Wednesday February 17th 1779

Parole California—C. Signs Canada. Chichester.

The Commandants of Divisions, Brigades & Corps are to be particularly careful that the camp is not left too bare of officers tomorrow and to issue strict orders that their soldiers do not straggle from their quarters.1

Brigadier General Smallwood will take command of the Maryland Division during the absence of Baron De Kalb.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For descriptions of the celebration of the first anniversary of the French alliance that occurred at the artillery park near Pluckemin, N.J., on 18 Feb., see GW to William Maxwell, Feb. 16, n.3.

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