George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 April 1783

Thursday April 17th 1783

Parole Grottenburgh. Css Hague—Ireland

For the day tomorrow Brigadier General Patterson

B.Q.M. Jersey Brigade

A Board of Officers consisting of Brigadier General Greaton, Colonels Stewart & Sproat and Majors Fish & Trescot will assemble at the Newbuilding on saturday next ten o’clock A.M. to take into consideration the claims of the Candidates for the badge of merit, and will report thereon to the Commander in chief—as soon as possible—The papers at the Orderly office and all other certificates and papers relative to those claims are to be put into the hands of Brigadier Greaton before saturday.

The Westpoint packet boat for the Army is now established. She will leave Westpoint at ten o’clock in the morning and Newburgh at five in the afternoon.

The 5th Massaschusetts regt gives the Guards, and the Maryland Detachment the fatigues tomorrow.

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