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Order Book of George Washington [Extracts]
Washington, George, 1732-1799
September 04, 1777 - September 10, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 757-758

[Extracts from Gen. Washington's Order Book State Dep't, Washington, D. C.—Vol. 2. Pp 287–89]


Head Quarters, Wilmington, (Del) Septemb 4th, 1777.

After Orders

∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ The tents of Genl Sullivan's, Lord Stirling's and Wayne's divisions, and Nash's brigade are to be struck and packed by five o'clock to-morrow morning (if the weather permit)—these corps, together with Genl Potter's brigade, are to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's warning. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

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[Vol. 2, p. 299.]

Head Quarters, Birmingham, Septb 10th 1777.

∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Two hundred men of Genl Greene's, and two hundred of each other division, and one hundred of Genl Nash's brigade

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of Continental troops; and four hundred of Genl Armstrong's division of Militia, are to be drawn out daily as picquets, and to assemble; those of Genl Greene's, Gen'l Wayne's, Lord Stirling's and Genl Stephen's divisions, and Genl Nash's brigade on the most convenient ground near the Artillery park. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗