George Washington Papers

General Orders, 18 August 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Orangetown Friday August 18. 1780

Parole Westerley Countersigns Take Care
Watchword Be attentive

[Officer] For the day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General stark

In the present state of our Magazines of provisions it is of the greatest importance that we should use all possible Oeconomy and Care in the distribution.

The General therefore directs and earnestly requests all officers who sign returns to be particularly circumspect in preventing imposition by which he will render an essential service to the army and to his Country.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW’s expenses for this date included £16 “To Cash pd the band of Musick” and £3.4 “To Cash pd a servant for bringng oysters a present” (Revolutionary War Journal of Household Expenses, 1776–1780, DLC:GW, ser.5).

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