George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 May 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Monday May 17th 1779.

Parole New-Jersey—C. Signs Livingston Morris.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the following general orders: “The Second Pennsylvania Brigade to be reviewed tomorrow in the same manner as ordered for the first. The 1st Brigade to relieve the guards of the 2nd this afternoon.

“The Pay-Rolls for the month of April to be brought in to the Pay-Master General immediately for examination” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).

GW’s expenses for this date included £3.15 “To Cash pd for bringg two bullocks to the General” (household account book, 11 April 1776–21 Nov. 1780, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 28).

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