Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington, October 5, 1777, General Orders

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accepted the disgraceful boon. But his promises were deceitful; the submitting and resisting had their property alike plundered and destroyed. But even these empty promises have come to an end; the term of Mercy is expired, General Howe has, within a few days proclaimed, all who had not then submitted, to be beyond the reach of it, and has left us no choice but Conquest or Death . Nothing then remains, but nobly to contend for all that is dear to us. Every motive that can touch the human breast calls us to the most vigorous exertions. Our dearest rights, our dearest friends, and our own lives, honor, glory and even shame, urge us to the fight. And My fellow Soldiers! when an opportunity presents, be firm, be brave; shew yourselves men, and victory is yours.

The Colonels or commanding officers are to see that every regiment be drawn up this afternoon, the rolls called, and these orders distinctly read to them.

Every officer who commands a troop or company, in the several regiments and corps in the continental army, must immediately make out his muster rolls to the first of October, that the whole army may be mustered with the utmost expedition. Such officers, as have heretofore neglected a due attention, to making a regular return of their muster rolls, will be answerable for any future neglect.

GENERAL ORDERS

Head Quarters, Perkiomy, October 5, 1777.

Parole Ludlow. Countersigns Manchester, Newport.

The officers commanding regiments are to make returns of the cartridges wanted for their men, to complete them to forty rounds each, and draw the materials for making them

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Title
George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775-1783, Letterbook 2: Oct. 1, 1776 - Dec. 31, 1777
Contributor Names
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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Manuscripts
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MSS 44693: Reel 002
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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Manuscript Division
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English
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 2: Oct. 1, 1776. 1776. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.002/.

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Washington, G. (1776) George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 2: Oct. 1, 1776. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.002/.

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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3G, General Orders, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 2: Oct. 1, 1776. 1776. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mgw3g.002/>.

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