George Washington Papers

General Orders, 23 August 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Moore’s House [West Point]
Monday Augt 23rd 1779.

Parole Leopol— C. Signs Lorrain Lublin—

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

On this date GW’s assistant secretary James McHenry wrote from headquarters to Maj. Gen. William Heath at Mandeville’s, “By his Excellency’s command”: “You will be pleased to furnish a flag to Lieutenant Thomas Freeman for the purpose of conducting some British prisoners to Verplanks point” (MHi: Heath Papers).

Heath wrote a pass, dated 26 Aug. at “Camp Highlands,” reading: “Permission is hereby Given to lieut. Thomas Freeman of the 14th Massachusetts Regt to proceed with a Flagg to the out Post of the Enemy at Verplanks Point there to deliver Eight British Prisoners of war, for which he is to take receipt—Lieut. Freeman to Conduct himself conformable to the usual Custom of Flags” (MHi: Heath Papers).

On this date GW’s aide-de-camp Richard Kidder Meade wrote Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne: “The Genl presents his compliments—to you & desires me to inform you that he will do himself the pleasure of dining with you tomorrow” (PHi: Wayne Papers).

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