George Washington Papers

General Orders, 16 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Monday December 16th 1782

Parole Annopolis.
Countersigns Brunswick, Cadiz.
For the day tomorrow Lieutenant Colonel Hull, Major Morril.
For duty tomorrow 3d Massachusetts regiment.

A Board of General officers consisting of Major Generals Gates, Howe and Knox and Brigadiers Patterson and Hand, to meet at Hortons near Murderers Creek on thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M. to decide the dispute respecting numbering the regiments of Connecticut in the reformation of that line which is to take place on the first day of January 1783. The Papers relative to the matter in dispute now in possession of the Commander in chief will be laid before the board; and the parties concerned may attend to give any further information they shall think proper—the report of the board is to be delivered at Head Quarters as soon as conveniently may be.

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