Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington, July 10, 1776, General Orders

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The Hon. The Continental Congress, impelled by the dictates of duty, policy and necessity, having been pleased to dissolve the Connection which subsisted between this Country, and Great Britain, and to declare the United Colonies of North America, free and independent States : The several brigades are to be drawn up this evening on their respective Parades, at Six OClock, when the declaration of Congress, shewing the grounds and reasons of this measure, is to be read with an audible voice.

The General hopes this important Event will serve as a fresh incentive to every officer, and soldier, to act with Fidelity and Courage, as knowing that now the peace and safety of his Country depends (under God) solely on the success of our arms: And that he is now in the service of a State, possessed of sufficient power to reward his merit, and advance him to the highest Honors of a free Country.

The Brigade Majors are to receive, at the Adjutant Generals Office, several of the Declarations to be delivered to the Brigadiers General, and the Colonels of Regiments.

The Brigade Majors are to be excused from farther attendance at Head Quarters, except to receive the Orders of the day, that their time and attention may be withdrawn as little as possible, from the duties of their respective brigades.

GENERAL ORDERS

Head Quarters, New York, July 10, 1776.

Parole Ogden. Countersign Philadelphia.

A working party of one hundred and fifty men, properly officered, to parade to morrow morning with their Arms, near the Laboratory, at Six OClock; to take three days provisions. The

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George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775-1783, Letterbook 1: July 3, 1775 - Sept. 30, 1776
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Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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MSS 44693: Reel 001
series: Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785
series: Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775-1783
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George Washington papers
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 1: July 3, 1775 - Sept. 30, 1776. 1775. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.001/. (Accessed January 23, 2018.)

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Washington, G. (1775) George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 1: July 3, 1775 - Sept. 30, 1776. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.001/.

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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 1: July 3, 1775 - Sept. 30, 1776. 1775. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.001/>.