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General Orders


Head-Quarters, Cambridge, February 6,1776.

(Parole, Greenwich.) (Countersign, Kent.)

The Court of Inquiry, whereof General Greene was President, appointed to inquire into the complaint of Colonel Hobart, Paymaster-General of the New-Hampshire forces, against Colonel Stark: The Court have reported the state of the evidences given in before them, by which it appears that Colonel Hobart' s complaints were well-founded. All further proceedings are suspended, Colonel Stark having made such acknowledgments to the injured parties, as will, in all probability, be accepted as satisfactory.

The Colonel, or officer commanding each Regiment, is to examine minutely into the quantity and condition of their ammunition, and make report of the average number of rounds they are possessed of, to their respective Brigadiers, without delay, and immediately thereupon the Brigadiers are to lay this, their report, before the General.

The Armourers are required to be very exact and diligent at their business. If they are known to do work for any others than those of the Army, they will be brought to the severest punishment; or, if they presume to charge a soldier for any repair done to his arms, they will also be called to a strict account.

An exact report to be made of all the cartridges in the different Magazines. Those now employed in making cartridges are to be constant and diligent at their work.

The arms which have been delivered out of the publick stores are not to be put in the hands of commissioned officers. The Colonels of the several Regiments are to be answerable that this order is duly attended to.