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Orders from the War Office for the Marching of troops to Amboy


War Office, Philadelphia, August 8, 1776.

The Congress having resolved "That the Commanding Officers of the several Battalions of Militia now in this city be ordered instantly to march to Amboy, in New Jersey, and that in case any of the Militia want arms, that they be left under a proper officer until they can be provided with arms, and those that have arms march without any further delay; and that the Board of War be directed to see this resolution carried into immediate execution:" I have it in direction from the Board of War to notify all the Officers commanding Battalions or detached Companies, now in this city, of the said resolve of Congress, and they are hereby required to pay immediate obedience thereto.