Head-Quarters Moores-House [West Point]
Saturday October 2nd 1779.
Parole Grantham— C. Signs Harlem. Italy.
The following are the Uniforms that have been determined for the troops of these States respectively as soon as the state of the public supplies will permit their being furnished accordingly, and in the mean time it is recommended to the Officers to endeavor to accomodate their Uniforms to this Standard, that when the men come to be supplied there may be a proper uniformity.1
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. These uniform colors were intended to match the design of the new regimental standards; in July, Congress had sent an order for a huge quantity of articles to be imported from France, including uniforms and materials for the new standards (see Board of War to GW, 10 May, and n.2 to that document).