George Washington Papers

General Orders, 31 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh December 31st 1782 Tuesday

Parole Dieppe.
C. signs England-Fishkill.
For the day tomorrow Colonel H. Jackson
Major Graham
For duty tomorrow the 2d Massachusetts regiment.

The Contract of Messrs Duer and Parker for furnishing the Army with rations of Provision is to take place tomorrow. The Officers and Contractors, convened at Major Genl Howes Quarters, the 29th instant in consequence of the Commander in chiefs order have agree’d that to accomodate service, the officers will for the present apply to their respective Commissaries on the after-noons of Tuesday, thursday, and saturday in every week, commencing their draught for the first of January on tuesday the 31st instant, which rule will be observed except on special occasions, when for the convenience of officers in that situation the Contractors have agreed to dispence with it.

A return of the number of women in the several regiments which compose this army, certified by the Commanding officer of the corps they respectively belong to, is to be given in at the Orderly office on thursday the second of January next.

The second Jersey regiment will march for the relief of the first Massachusetts on the Lines on thursday the second of January next.

After orders

The Notes for the subsistance of officers not having arrived, the Contractors are to proceed in issuing to them in the same manner as was practiced under the former Contract, untill further orders.

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