George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 July 1781

Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry Thursday July 19th 1781

Parole Newport
Countersigns Choisy

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.

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