George Washington Papers

General Orders, 26 October 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Totowa Thursday October 26th 1780

Parole Luzerne Countersigns Rochambeau, Ternay.
Watchword [  ]

[Officers] For the day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Wayne[,] Colonel Nixon[,] Lieutenant Colonel Peters[,] Major Knapp[,] Brigade Major Oliver.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW’s aide-de-camp Richard Kidder Meade wrote Capt. John Pray on this date: “General Washington presents his Compliments & thanks to Capt. Pray—and accepts with much pleasure the Present of Oysters which he has been so good as to send him this Day” (City Library, Peel Park, Salford, Lancashire, England).

A Continental soldier wrote in his diary for this date: “This day, a general review by His Excellency Gen’l. Washington & French Ambassador” (Nichols, “Doughboy of 1780,” description begins James R. Nichols, ed. “The Doughboy of 1780: Pages from a Revolutionary Diary.” The Atlantic Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics 134 (July–December 1924): 459–63. description ends 461; see also Lafayette’s first letter to GW, 27 Oct., n.5). For French minister La Luzerne’s travels, see Nathanael Greene to GW, 23 Sept., n.4.

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