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General Orders, Jan 11


Head-Quarters, at Cambridge, January 11, 1776.

All officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers, belonging to any of the regiments or corps of the Army of the United Colonies, under the immediate command of His Excellency General Washington, who are absent upon furlough, recruiting, or by permission of their commanding officers, are to join their respective regiments by the 1st day of February next. If any officer neglects to pay due obedience to this order, he will be immediately cashiered; and any non-commissioned officers or soldiers offending therein, will be tried and punished as deserters.

By His Excellency' s command:

HORATIO GATES, Adjtitant-General