George Washington Papers

General Orders, 1 May 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook saturday May 1st 1779

Parole D’Aranda—C. Signs Navarro. Bouillie—

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the following additional general orders: “B. Genl Gist is to take Command of the 2nd Maryland Brigade.

“A Serjt Corpl & twelve men from the pennsylvania Line with two Days provision to be send to the Commisary Genl of prisoners Tomorrow Morning & to receive his Orders” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).

GW’s expenses for this date included £1.2.6 “To Cash pd servant for bringg rock fish Colo. Vanhorns a present” (household account book, 11 April 1776–21 Nov. 1780, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 28).

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