George Washington Papers

General Orders, 3 June 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Thursday June 3rd 1779.

Parole American—Arms—C. Signs Successful Campaign—

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW’s warrant book for this date indicates that $3,000 was supplied to Maj. Caleb Gibbs “for use of the Commander in Chief” (Revolutionary War Warrant Book 3, 1778–1779, DLC:GW, Ser. 5). Gibbs wrote a receipt at Middlebrook on the same date: “Received of the Pay Master General three thousand dollars for the use of defraying the Expence of His Excellency General Washington’s family which I am to account for” (Revolutionary War Receipt Book, 1776–1780, DLC: GW, Ser. 5).

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