George Washington Papers

General Orders, 23 September 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Orangetown Saturday September 23d 1780

Parole Louis Countersigns Guichen Ternay
Watchword France

[Officers] For the day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Stark[,] Colonel shreve[,] Lieutenant Colonel Mellen[,] Major Tudor[,] Brigade Major Rice

The General officers, the heads and branches of all the different departments in the Army—the Brigades of Infantry and Corps of Artillery—Horse and foot not brigaded—and the Artificers of the Army are desired to make immediate returns of all Camp Equipage and public property and tools in their possession belonging to the Quarter Master Generals department particularly of public horses saddles bridles Tents and markees the whole to be signed by the principals or the Heads of the branches in the staff departments. The General officers returns will be signed by themselves.

The names of the individuals having horses saddles or bridles in the incorporated Corps are to be mentioned on the back of the returns Those made by the General Staff or others are to specify the persons names that have any of the aforesaid Articles in possession.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene issued the general orders for this date (see The Hartford Conference, 20–22 Sept., editorial note).

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