George Washington Papers

General Orders, 20 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Sunday December 20th 1782

Parole Newcastle
Countersigns Orangetown Philadelphia
For the day tomorrow Colonel Putnam, Lt Col. Mellon.
For duty tomorrow the 5th Massa. regiment.

All the Marques, Wall and other tents in the line are to be delivered to the Quartermaster General as soon as the troops have removed into their hutts—particular attention must be paid by the regimental Quarter masters to see that the Marques and tents are perfectly dry and in good order when they are returned in. the Quarter Master General will make an exact return by the 20th January to Head Quarters of the number and quality of the tents issued last Campaign to the several regiments reporting at the same time the number and condition of those returned in by each corps—measures are then to be taken to repair them compleatly for the next Campaign.

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