George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 September 1779

General Orders

Head Quarters Moore’s House [West Point]
Wednesday Septr 22nd 1779.

Parole Germany— C. Signs Hopewell. India.

It having been represented by the Commissary General of Issues that the Artificers at the several Posts of the army are served with different rations; The following (upon the recommendation of the Quarter Master General) is to be henceforth issued to all Artificers—One pound and an half of bread or flour a pound and an half of beef or other provision of equal substance—one gill of rum.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The orderly book of the 6th Maryland Regiment continues the general orders at this point, with the following order: “The Genl Court Martial whereof Col. Bradford is President, to sit tomorrow morning 9 o’Clock The Members the same as Yesterday” (DLC: Peter Force Collection).

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