George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 July 1781

Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry Sunday July 8th 1781

Parole Paris
Countersigns Brest

For the Day tomorrow

Brigadier General Patterson

Colonel Henry Jackson

Major Prior.

Inspector—Stark’s brigade

For the working party

Colonel Greaton Major Oliver

The Surgeons who have not yet been furnished with Lint and Bandages will please to apply for them at the Flying hospital one mile in the rear of Head Quarters.

Lieutenant Thomas T Jackson of Colonel Sheldon’s dragoons is appointed Aid de Camp to Major General Lord Stirling and is to be respected accordingly.

The following officers are appointed to do the regimental Staff duty in the Fifth Connecticut regiment vizt.

Lieutenant Aaron Benjamin   Adjutant from 1st January 1781
Lieutenant Ezra Lee Paymaster from 22d February 1781
Lieutenant Reuben Anderson Quarter master from 1st June 1781

and are to be obeyed accordingly.

A Working party under the command of a Colonel and Major to parade tomorrow morning at eight ô clock on the Grand parade with their arms and packs, to march to Dobbs ferry there to erect such Fortifications as Lieutenant Colonel Gouvion (who will attend as Engineer) shall point out.

An accurate Return of the number of recruits that have joined the several state lines and the Artillery between the first of June and first of July 1781 to be given in at the Adjutant General’s office on Tuesday next specifying what number of them has been rejected as unfit for service.

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