George Washington Papers

General Orders, 6 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Friday Decr 6th 1782

Parole Nantucket
Countersigns Oporto, Portsmouth

For the day tomorrow Major Pettengill, Major Morrill.

For duty tomorrow the 5th Massa regiment.

The Honorable the Secretary at war having been pleased to direct that the Uniform of the American Cavalry & Invantry shall in future be blue ground with red facings and white Linings and buttons; The General gives this early notice that provision may be made accordingly before the army shall receive their cloathing for the present year. the Corps of Artillery is to retain its present uniforms, and the Sappers & Miners. will have the same.

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