General Orders, from May 6 to May 11, 1776


Head-Quarters, New-York, May 11, 1776.

(Parole, The Congress.)

(Countersign, Hampden)

All Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Soldiers, belonging to the Regiments at present encamped, are on no pretence (sickness excepted) to lie out of their respective encampments.

Colonel Wylly' s Regiment to march to-morrow morning, at eight o' clock, and encamp on the ground marked out for them in their Brigade.

The Regiment and Company of Artillery to be quartered in the barracks of the upper and lower Batteries, and in the Barracks near the Laboratory. As soon as the guns are placed in the Batteries to which they are appointed, the Colonel of Artillery will detach the proper number of officers and men to manage them. These are to encamp with the Brigades they are posted with.

The Colonel of Artillery to order all the cannon and musket-cartridges to be filled, in a room appointed for that purpose, in the upper Battery, near the Bowling-Green. Cannon and musket powder, sufficient for the above purpose, to be lodged in the Magazine prepared to receive it in the upper Battery.

All the Boat-Builders, Carpenters, and Painters, in the several Regiments and Corps, to be sent to Major-General Putnam' s quarters to-morrow morning, at six o' clock, to receive his orders.

His Excellency has been pleased to appoint Hugh Hughes, Esquire, Assistant Quartermaster-General; he is to be obeyed as such.

Sergeant John Smith, of Captain Adams' s Company, in Colonel Irvine' s Regiment, tried at a late General Court-Martial, whereof Colonel Huntington was President, for "forging an order on the Commissary-General, in the name of Colonel Irvine, with an intent of defrauding the Continent in drawing twenty-two shillings and six pence for rations, which were not due:" The Court, finding the prisoner guilty of the charge, do sentence him to be reduced to the ranks, and to be mulcted two months pay.

The General approves the above sentence, and orders Colonel Irvine to see it put in execution.