George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 January 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh Wednesday January 8th 1783

Parole Devonshire
Countersigns Elizabeth, Frankfort

For the day tomorrow Major Gibbs.

For duty tomorrow the 2d Hampshire regiment.

By the United States in Congress assembled

December 31st 1782


That the resolutions of the 7th of August last, so far as relates to the Lines of Newhampshire, Rhode Island, & New Jersey be suspended ‘till the first day of March next. And also to the Pennsylvania Line, so far as to retain in service only the officers necessary to the compleating of three Regiments.


That Brigadier General Hand be, and he is hereby continued in the Office of Adjutant General.

The Quarter Master General having reported that the soldiers are daily cutting wood in the neighbourhood of Camp, transporting it to New Windsor on hand sleds and selling it to the Inhabitants, The Commander in chief strictly prohibits such practices in future.

The regimental paymasters will apply to the Assistt Clothier General at Newburgh for a proportion of the thread which has just arrived.

The Court martial whereof Colonel Greaton is president will assemble at his quarters tomorrow morning ten o’clock.

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