George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 May 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Friday May. 17. 1782

C. Signs.

The Commander in Chief proposes to take an early occasion of reviewing the Army again, previous to which the Commandant of Artillery will have a sufficient Number of blank Cartridges made to give ten rounds to every man.

Major General the Baron Steuben will be pleased to point out the Manoeuvres to be performed and give the Necessary directions to the Troops accordingly—The Light Infantry Companies are to be completed to the establishment out of the first Recruits of a proper discription for that service which shall be received in the several State Lines—None but men inlisted for the War or three years are to be comprehended in this order.

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