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General Orders


Head Quarters, Cambridge, February 26, 1776.

(Parole, New York.) (Countersign, Lee.)

The commanding officers of Regiments are immediately to order all the axes, pick-axes, spades, shovels, and other intrenching tools, now in their possession, to be forthwith sent to the Quartermaster-General' s Store in Cambridge.

All officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers, are positively forbid playing at cards, and other games of chance. At this time of publick distress men may find enough to do in the service of their God and their country, without abandoning themselves to vice and immorality.