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General Orders, Jan 6


Head-Quarters, Cambridge, January 6, 1776.

(Parole, Gerry.) (Countersign, Chase.)

The General is informed that a custom hath prevailed, at the main guard in Cambridge, of permitting prisoners to be absent upon their parole; he, therefore, orders a total stop be put to this practice for the future. Any officer offending herein, will be immediately put in arrest, and tried for disobedience of orders.

The frequent application for flags at Roxbury, having


been found troublesome, and, at the same time, attended with inconveniences, Major-General Ward is requested to suffer no more than one a week to go in, unless it be on special occasions, and this to happen on Tuesdays, at which time he will appoint a proper officer always to attend.