George Washington Papers

General Orders, 25 April 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Sunday April 25th 1779.

Parole Pampeluna—C. Signs Pago Pisa.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book includes the following addition to this day’s general orders: “A Sub. Serjt Corpl D[rum] & F[ife] & twenty Privates from the Maryland Line to mount as a Guard at the Baron Steuben’s Quarters” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28). Major General Steuben apparently returned to camp on this date after a prolonged absence in Philadelphia; see GW to the Board of War, 3 May, n.2.

GW’s expenses for this date included 15s “To Cash pd man for bringg Asparagrass a present” (household account book, 11 April 1776–21 Nov. 1780, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 28).

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