George Washington Papers

General Orders, 21 February 1781

General Orders

Head Quarters New Windsor Wednesday February 21st 1781.

Parole. Countersigns. [  ]

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

On this date, GW’s aide-de-camp Alexander Hamilton wrote Maj. Gen. William Heath from headquarters: “I am commanded by The General to inform you that Lt Col. Gouvion and Capt. Rochefontaine will march with the detachment under the Marquis De la Fayette. Major Villefranche will shortly return to the post of West Point” (MHi: Heath Papers; see also GW’s second letter to Lafayette, 20 Feb., and the source note to that document).

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