George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 August 1781

Wednesday August 22d 1781

Parole Rochambeau
Countersign Viomenil Chattellux

That part of the Orders of the 19th of June last which relates to the Transportation of Baggage is so explicit that the General thinks it unnecessary to add anything on the Subject.

Yet as the Detachment now under the particular direction of Major General Lincoln are to consider themselves as Light troops who are always supposed to be fit for action and free from every encumbrance—He cannot help advising them to take the present opportunity of depositing at West Point such of their Women as are not able to undergo the fatigue of frequent marches and also every article of Baggage which they can in any wise dispence with and expects that Major General Lincoln and the Officers commanding Corps will pay particular attention to this seasonable admonition as they will thereby (in all probability) avoid evils which cannot be hereafter remedied though they may now be prevented.

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