George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 June 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh saturday. June 22d 1782.

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The Troops may go into Tents as soon as the Quarter Master can furnish the necessary Camp Equipage, at such convenient places as Major General Heath shall direct, who in pointing out the position for encampment will be pleased to have regard to the conveyance of supplies by water as well as to the ground for Manovring in the vicinity—Those Corps which are most incommoded in their present quarters will take the field first—Great attention must be paid to the preservation of private property—to prevent throwing open inclosures or the wanton distruction of Grain-Grass or any other produce whatever.

The Commanding Officers of Brigades and Regiments will make return of all Officers who were on furlough last winter and have not return’d to their duty, specifying the reasons (if any are known) for their absence.

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