George Washington Papers

General Orders, 25 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Wednesday Decr 25th 1782

Parole Groton
Countersigns Haverhill, Ilchester.
For the day tomorrow Lt Colonel Cochran, Major Lansdale.
For duty tomorrow the 1st Newhampshire regiment

Untill further orders the old and New field officers of the day and commanding officers of Patrolls are to meet every morning at 10 o’clock on the left of the third Massachusetts brigade; when the officers to be relieved will make their reports and communicate every material occurrence to those who relieve them; The field officers for the day will at the same time regulate the routs for the Patrols and give the officers commanding them their instructions.

The General highly approves the proposal made by the Revd Doctr Evans for erecting a public Building and consents to the General & field officers meeting to determine on the situation and plan for it: the Doctor therefore requests that those who are desirous of promoting so usefull a Scheme will be pleased to meet at Major General Gates’s quarters tomorrow morning ten o’clock.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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