George Washington Papers

General Orders, 22 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Sunday Decr 22d 1782

Parole Tavistock.
Countersigns Unity Windham
For the day tomorrow Colonel Cortlandt, Majr Darby.
For duty tomorrow the 2d Jersey regiment.

Colonel Putnam—Colonel H. Jackson and Major Gibbs are to constitute a board & meet tomorrow at such place as shall be agreed upon by them, for the purpose of ascertaining the facts relative to an agreement said to have been made between Captain Jackson of the 3d & Captain Pilsbury of the 6th Massachusetts regiments in consequence of the resolution of Congress of the 7th of August and previous to the 26th ultimo, by which the former (as is alledged) was to have continued in service in the room of the latter.

All concerned are directed to attend—The Board will report the circumstances, and their opinion thereon before the 25th instant.

A party proportioned to the number of Tools which the Quarter Master General can supply is to be employed daily in opening a communication between Head Quarters & Camp, untill that necessary business is compleated—The Assistant Quarter Master with the army will direct a proper person to superintend the work.

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