George Washington Papers

General Orders, 5 October 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Orangetown Thursday October 5th 1780

Parole Yarmouth Countersigns York. Yes.
Watchword How are you.

[Officers] For the Day tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Clinton[,] Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Smith[,] Lieutenant Colonel Whiting[,] Major Wiley[,] Brigade Major Woodbridge.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW’s aide-de-camp Alexander Hamilton wrote Q.M. Gen. Timothy Pickering on this date: “I am directed by The General to inform you in confidence, that the army will march from its present ground—as soon as the weather permits—You will make your arrangements accordingly—When the weather clears, if you will call at Head Quarters, you will be informed of the particular disposition” (NN: Emmet Collection; see also the general orders for 3 Oct., n.1, and 6 Oct.).

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