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July 6


Head Quarters, New York, July 6, 1776.

(Parole, Essex.) (Countersign, France.)

The Quartermaster-General to have all the empty casks which have been collected filled with fresh water, to be changed occasionally.

The General hopes the officers and soldiers will improve this opportunity to get their arms in the best order for service, as they cannot tell how soon, or how suddenly, they may be called forth.

Two hundred men, properly officered, (exclusive of the number ordered the 3d instant,) to parade tomorrow morning, five o' clock, at the Laboratory, with four days' provisions. They will receive tools and directions from the Chief Engineer.