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General Orders, October 28


Head-Quarters, Cambridge, October 28, 1775.

(Parole, Putnam.) (Countersign, Heath.)

The General Court-Martial, whereof Colonel Bridge was President, is dissolved.

It is recommended to the Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers, whose pay will be drawn in consequence of last Thursday' s orders, (especially to those whose attachment to the glorious cause in which they are engaged, and which will induce them to continue in the service another year,) to lay out their money in Shirts, Shoes, Stockings, and a good pair of Leather Breeches, and not in Coats and Waistcoats, as it is intended that the new Army shall be clothed in uniform. To effect which, the Congress will lay in goods upon the best terms they can be bought any where for ready money, and will sell them to the Soldiers without any profit; by which means a uniform Coat and Waistcoat will come cheaper to them than any other clothing of the like kind can be bought. A number of Tailors will be immediately set to work to make regimentals for those brave men who are willing, at all hazards, to defend their invaluable rights and privileges.

The undernamed men, in Colonel Whitcomb' s Regiment, to be sent directly to the Quartermaster-General, viz: David Clark, Samuel Barrett, John Farmer, James Farmer, Daniel Fleeman, Amos Brown, Joshua Holt, Philip Overlook, and Joseph Champman, to burn charcoal for the use


of the Army. Five wood-cutters, from each Brigade, to be added to those already ordered to cut fire-wood, under the direction of the Quartermaster-General.

A General Court-Martial to sit Monday morning, at nine o' clock, in Cambridge, to try such prisoners as shall be brought before them. Evidences and persons concerned to attend the Court.