George Washington Papers

General Orders, 30 July 1781

Monday July 30th 1781

Parole Springfield
Countersigns Kingstreet

For the Day tomorrow

Major General Lincoln

Lieutenant Colonel C. Smith

For Picquet Major Knapp

Inspector Captain Drew

The General observes that it has become a practice in the Army to send the Teams a considerable distance from Camp for the sake of Pasturage during the Night; as it is a circumstance that runs directly counter to his intentions an effectual stop must be immediately put to it; and some plan adopted to furnish the Cattle with Forage at their respective stations there to remain from Retreat beating untill Guard mounting in the morning: when they may be returned to Pasture or continued upon Forage as Circumstances may require.

Untill further Orders the Troop is to beat a quarter of an hour after five o’clock for which reason the Music will not practice in the morning untill the Grand Parade is dismissed.

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