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General Orders, 8 January 1781

Monday January 8th 1781

Parole.
Countersigns.

The Rank of the Massachusetts regiments under the new establishment of the army having been determined as follows.

No. of the Regiment Commanded by
1st regiment ............................. Colonel Vose
2d ............................. Lieutenant Colonel Sprout
3d ............................ Colonel Greaton
4th ............................ Colonel Shepard
5th ............................ Colonel Putnam
6th ............................ Lieutenant Colonel Smith
7th ............................ Lieutenant Colonel Brooks
8th ............................ Colonel M. Jackson
9th ............................ Colonel H. Jackson
10th ............................ Colonel Tupper

By a Committee chosen by the respective commanding officers of them or their Representatives, the Commander in Chief for that reason approves the determination of the Committee and directs it to take place accordingly.

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