George Washington Papers

General Orders, 14 October 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Moore’s House [West Point]
Thursday Octr 14th 1779.

Parole Wabash— C. Signs Yarmouth. Zell.

As many soldiers who have lately joined the Army have not been sufficiently taught the first principles of the exercise; The troops will every afternoon exercise in detail and the officers must take particular care in instructing their men; The exercise by battalions to continue every morning as before.1

Such officers as are not furnished with Espontoons are to apply immediately through the Brigade Quarter-Masters to the Quarter-Master General for a supply.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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