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to every Company in the Army, that neither Men nor Officers may plead ignorance against any of the Rules and Regulations therein contained.
Colonel Windss and Colonel Daytons Regiments to be mustered on Tuesday morning, at eight oclock, upon the Common, where the Commissary-General of Musters will attend. The Muster-Roils of those Regiments to be prepared immediately.
Head-Quarters, New-York, April 29, 1776.
The Army to be ready to encamp upon the ground marked out by the Quartermaster-General, on Wednesday morning, at eight oclock. Colonel Miffin will, upon the application of commanding officers of Regiments and Corps, supply the necessary tents and camp-equipage, straw, and fire-wood. The troops are to be brigaded and encamped in the following order: The first Brigade on the right, the second upon the left, and the fourth in the centre; the Regiment of Artillery in the rear of the Park of Artillery, which is to be formed upon the ground assigned for that purpose. The Regiments are to be brigaded as follows, viz:
First Brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Heath: Learneds, Baileys, Prescotts, Reeds, and Baldwins.
Second Brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Spencer: Parsonss, Wyllyss, Huntingtons, Arnolds, and Wards.
Third Brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Greene: Hands, Hitchcocks, Varnums, and Littles.
Fourth Brigade, commanded by Brigadier-General the Earl of Stirling: Webbs, Nixons, McDougalls, and Ritzemas.
The Third Brigade, under Brigadier-General Greene, to encamp upon the ground marked out upon Long-Island. The Companies of Virginia and Maryland Riflemen to be included in Lord Stirlings Brigade.
As Captain Van Dyck, commanding the Grenadier Company of the City of New-York, has, by letter, acquainted Lord Stirling that the Circular Battery, to the northwest of this city, is now complete, and the General being informed that the said Grenadier Company did, on the first alarm of danger from the enemy, voluntarily undertake to erect the said battery, and have themselves, in a most masterly and neat manner, finished the same, the General, justly admiring such an example of spirit and perseverance, and highly esteeming a body of men possessed of the noblest virtues of good citizens, desires his thanks to be thus publickly given to the Company of Grenadiers, for this instance of their ready compliance with his wishes.
The officers and men of Colonel Windss Regiment to be dismissed from the Laboratory, and prepare for embarcation.
The Regiment of Artillery are immediately to furnish a sufficient number of men for that duty.
Colonel Prescotts Regiment are to remain in their present encampment until further orders.
Colonel Wyllyss Regiment are to occupy the Barracks at present possessed by Colonel McDougalls Regiment.
The Quartermaster-General, with the Field Officers of the Regiment of Artillery, are, with proper assistants, to assemble at sunrise to-morrow morning, at Bayards Hill, to mark out the ground for the Artillery Park, and for the encampment of the Regiment of Artillery.
Head-Quarters, New-York, April 30, 1776.
All Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Soldiers, belonging to any of the Regiments now in or going to Canada, to parade to-morrow morning, at nine oclock, in the street opposite to General Sullivans Quarters, near the Bowling Green, to receive his orders.
All Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Soldiers, are strictly commanded, upon no pretence whatever, to carry anything out of their Barracks, or the houses they at present occupy, that belongs to such Barracks or houses; neither are they to injure the buildings within or without. All damages wantonly done to the houses where the troops are quartered, to be paid for by the troops quartered in them. The Commanding-Officers of Companies to deliver to Colonel Brewer, Barrackmaster, a list of the names of those quartered in each house, his own name at the head of the list, and the Regiment to which he belongs. Immediately upon the troops encamping, the Quartermaster-General and Barrackmaster to examine the condition the houses are left in, and secure them in the best manner, and make their report to the General.
General Greenes Brigade to encamp to-morrow morning, at ten oclock, upon the ground marked out upon Long-Island.
General Return of the Army of the UNITED COLONIES, commanded by His Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Esq., General and Commander-in-Chief; Head-Quarters at NEW-YORK, April 28, 1776.
HORATIO GATES, Adjutant-General.