George Washington Papers

General Orders, 23 November 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Totowa Wednesday Novemr 23d 1780

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[Officers] For the day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Glover[,] Colonel Bailey[,] Lieutenant Colonel Mellen[,] Major Winslow[,] Brigade Major Smith

The Army will march tomorrow at eleven ô clock; The General will beat at ten; the Assemblé at half past ten and the March at precisely eleven—The Quarter Master General will furnish the order of March and Route—The Troops will have two days provision cooked.

After the late rainy weather it will be expedient to Inspect the State of the Arms and Ammunition and supply Deficiencies.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Capt. Henry Sewall wrote in his diary entry for this date: “Recd. orders to march tomorrow—the whole army at 11 precisely—attended at the Adjutant Genls. in the evening for the order of march and route, but it was not communicated” (Maine Farmer [Augusta], 12 Oct. 1872).

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