George Washington Papers

General Orders, 20 February 1781

Tuesday February 20th 1781

Parole
Countersigns

The General with pleasure communicates to Major General Parsons and the officers and men under his command the following honorable testimony of the Approbation of Congress passed the 5th instant.

Ordered That the Letters of Major General Parsons with the papers inclosed relative to his successful enterprise against the enemy’s post at Morrisania with so much of the Generals letter as relates thereto be referred to the Committee of intelligence, and that the Commander in Chief return the Thanks of Congress to Major General Parsons and the officers and men under his command and inform him the Congress have directed this publication to be made in testimony of their approbation of his judicious arrangements and of the spirit and military conduct displayed by the officers and men employed under him on the Occasion.

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