Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry Thursday July 19th 1781
For the day Tomorrow
Major General Parsons
Lieutenant Colonel Newhal
For picquet Major Gibbs
Inspector Captain Smith
The Guards are to be furnished with the countersigns at Retreat beating and no person suffered to pass into or out of camp after that time without giving it; or otherwise satisfying the officer of the guard they are stopped by.
The Brigade Quarter masters are to be particularly careful in having the offal buried as the Camp is becoming offensive.
Serjeant Asa Andrus of the first Connecticut regiment is appointed to do the duty of a Provost Marshal untill further orders and is to be obeyed as such.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.