George Washington Papers

General Orders, 7 September 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Steenrapia Thursday September 7th 1780

Parole Rockaway. Countersigns, Steel, Thames.
Watchword Rest

[Officers] For the Day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Wayne[,] Colonel Angell[,] Lieutenant Colonel Hait[,] Major Reed[,] Brigade Major Woodbridge

A Captain, Sub., three serjeants three Corporals one Drum one fife and forty privates to be sent to Head Quarters this afternoon five o Clock from General McDougall’s Division—To be relieved daily from the General detail in future.

A Serjeant Corporal and twelve Privates from the first Pennsylvania brigade to be sent to repair the road leading from Head Quarters to Paramus—They will Parade at the orderly office tomorrow morning eight o clock with two days Provision.

Colonel Vose is appointed one of the Field officers of the day for tomorrow vice Colonel Angell indisposed.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Col. Israel Angell wrote in his diary entry for 8 Sept.: “I was Officer of the day but Could not attend to the Duty being So much Unwell” (Field, Angell Diary description begins Edward Field, ed. Diary of Colonel Israel Angell, Commanding the Second Rhode Island Continental Regiment during the American Revolution, 1778–1781. Providence, 1899. description ends , 112).

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