George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 March 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook monday March 8th 1779

Parole Cunningham—C. Signs Revenge—Mifflin.
Treasury-Office February 11th 1779.

Ordered, That the regimental Pay-Masters be required on the settlement of their accounts to produce vouchers agreeable to the Acts of Congress which are on no account to be dispens’d with.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the following additional general order: “1 Capt. 2 sub’s 3 serjeants and 50 R[ank] & F[ile] for fatigue Tomorrow from the 2nd Pennsylvania Brigade to parade at 9 OClock in the morning.” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).

1For regulations regarding regimental paymasters’ vouchers and the settlement of their accounts, see General Orders, 29 Sept. 1778 and 9 Feb. 1779, and JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 10:124, 132–36; 12:924–25; 13:176.

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