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Full text of "General Sir William Howe's Orderly book, at Charlestown, Boston and Halifax, June 17, 1775 to 1776, 26 May; to which is added the official abridgment of General Howe's correspondence with the English Government during the siege of Boston, and some military returns, and now first printed from the original manuscripts; with an historical introduction"

GENERAL SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 

ORDERLY BOOK 1775-1776 

WITH PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE ; MILITARY 

RETURNS; AND HISTORICAL 

INTRODUCTION. 



GENERAL SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 
ORDERLY BOOK 

AT CHAKLESTOWN, BOSTON AND HALIFAX 
JUNE 17 1775 TO 1776 26 MAY 

TO WHICH IS ADDED 

THE OFFICIAL ABRIDGMENT OF GENERAL HOWE*S CORRESPONDENCE 

WITH THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT DURING THE SIEGE 

OF BOSTON, AND SOME MILITARY RETUBNS 

AND NOW FIRST PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS 

WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION 
By EDWARD EVERETT HALE 

THE WHOLE COLLECTED AND EDITED BY 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STEVENS 




LONDON: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STEVENS 

4 TRAFALGAR SQUARE, CHARING CROSS 

1890. 



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INTEODUCTION 



HIS curious Orderly Book, which presents every 
detail of the administration and discipline of 
the English Army in the siege of Boston, 
has been happily preserved for the use of Historians, 
among the American manuscripts in the Library of 
the Royal Institution, in London. 

The existence of this original Manuscript was 
known to Dr. Jared Sparks and to Mr. Bancroft, 
who referred to it, and made use of it in some 
few details. What they have taken from it, has 
been enough to shew how curious is the light which 
it throws on one of the most interesting periods of 
American history. While it existed only in manu 
script, however, it was practically useless. Mr. B. F. 
Stevens, therefore, so soon as he examined it, requested 
and obtained the permission of the Managers of the 
Royal Institution to have a careful and complete copy 
of it made under the supervision of Mr. Benjamin 
Vincent, their very efficient, talented, and courteous 
Librarian, by his able assistant Mr. Henry Young, 
and this copy is now printed. 

Strictly the book is Gen 1 Howe s Orderly Book, 
begun on the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. 
Into this book, in the regular line of daily duty, 
are copied, for the information of Howe s separate 
command at Charlestown, the general orders of his 
superior in rank, General Gage. On the 10th of 
October, 1775, however, the chief command passed 
from Gage to Howe. After that period, this book 



iv INTRODUCTION. 

contains the originals of Howe s general orders to 
the whole English Army in Boston. 

General Clinton having been appointed to take 
command of the post at Charlestown, the special 
orders of that garrison no longer appear in this 
volume. 

It has been thought best to preserve the spelling 
and punctuation, even when evidently incorrect. 
The accurate student will be glad to know that 
what he has under his eye has not been changed 
in any manner from the original. The proof-sheets, 
indeed, have been carefully corrected from the original 
manuscript in the Library of the Koyal Institution. 

GENERAL SIR WILLIAM HOWE, whose orders to 
the soldiers in his command make up the greater 
part of this book, was the son of the second Viscount 
Howe. The family was an English family of dis 
tinction in Somerset, Wilts, and Dorset for several 
generations. 

The great great grandfather of Sir William 
Howe was John Grubhain Howe, of the county of 
Notts, one of two brothers who were both knighted 
by Charles II. , in "due recompense for their respective 
services. 77 

John Grubham Howe married Annabella, the 
youngest of three illegitimate daughters of Emanuel 
Scrope, Earl of Suiiderland. The lady was afterwards 
legitimatised by Act of Parliament, and became Lady 
Armabella Howe. Her husband s family became 
possessed of the portion of the Scrope Estate situated 
in Notts. Sir John Grubham Howe left four sons. 
The second, John, was the ancestor of the Lords 
Chedworth, a title now extinct. 

SCROPE the oldest son, was the grandfather of 
Gen. Sir WILLIAM HOWE, the author of these general 
orders. 



INTRODUCTION. v 

A fourth son, Emanuel, married Ruperta, the 
natural daughter of Prince Rupert, third son of 
Frederic, called King of Bohemia, by Elizabeth, 
daughter of James I. EMANUEL HOWE was a general 
in the English Army, and was Envoy Extraordinary 
to the Elector of Hanover, afterwards George I., " and 
from this circumstance" says Sir John Barrow, writing 
in 1838, " probably originated that intimacy with the 
Royal House of Hanover, which subsists to the present 
day." 

It is interesting here to observe, that so far as 
Sir William Howe s mcompetency in America led to 
the independence of the United States, this intimacy 
cost the House of Hanover quite as much as it was 
worth. 

S GROPE HOWE, oldest son of Sir John Grubham 
Howe, and older brother of Gen. EMANUEL HOWE, 
joined King William III. at his landing, and in 1701 
was made Baron Clenawley and Viscount Howe ; he 
married Anne, the daughter of John Earl of Rutland, 
and Juliana, daughter of William Lord Alington, 
by whom he had two sons and several daughters. 

Of these sons, EMANUEL SCROPE succeeded him as 
2nd Viscount. He married Sophia Charlotte Mary 
Kielmansegge. She was the daughter to the wife of 
Baron Kielmansegge, Master of the Horse to George I., 
when Elector of Hanover, this lady being Sophia 
Charlotte, daughter of Count Platen. She was the 
mistress of George I., and was created by him 
Countess of Darlington. 

While the wife of Emanuel Scrope is called 
Sophia Charlotte Kielmansegge, it is understood on 
all hands that she was the natural daughter of George 
the First. It is in this way that her son George 
Augustus, Lord Howe, was named by the Hanoverian 
Royal names. And, as late as 1837, just before the 

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vi INTRODUCTION. 

death of King William IV., he said to Sir John 
Barrow, who was engaged in writing the life of Lord 
Howe, the Admiral, brother of our General Sir 
William Howe, that "the Admiral was a great 
favourite with his father (George III.) and indeed 
a sort of connexion of the family." In fact, 
Mademoiselle Kielmansegge, his mother, was half- 
sister of George 11^. ; he was cousin to Frederic, the 
Prince of Wales, and second cousin of George III. 
Sir William Howe held the same relationship to the 
King. But I do not recollect any allusion to this 
relationship in the American writers of their time. 

In many passages of Admiral Lord Howe s life, 
he received marks of confidential favour, which are 
best accounted for by his consulship to George II. 
and George III. Thus at the beginning of the career 
of the young Duke of York, who died in 1767, he 
was entrusted, for his naval education, to Howe s 
personal care. 

William Howe was born on the 10th of August, 
1729. Three years after, his father, the 2nd 
Viscount, was named Governor of Barbadocs. He 
arrived in that Colony in 1733, and died there 2J 
March, 1735. His titles were inherited by his oldest son 
George Augustus, born in 1724. This is the Lord 
Howe who was killed in Abercrombie s unfortunate 
attack on Ticonderoga, July 5-6, 1758, and in whose 
memory the province of Massachusetts erected a monu 
ment in Westminster Abbey.* The titles passed, at 

* The inscription is "The province of Massachusetts Bay, in New 
England, by an Order of the Great and General Court, bearing date February 
1, 1759, caused this Monument to be erected to the memory of George, 
Lord Viscount Howe, Brigadier General of his Mfijrsty s Forces in America, 
who was slain July C, 1758, on the march of Ti cornier oga, in the thirty- 
fourth year of his age ; in testimony of the sense they had of his services 
and military virtues, and of the affection their officers and soldiers bore to 
Ills command." The monument represents " the Genius of the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay in a mournful posture lamenting the fall of the hero, 
and the family arms, ornamented with military trophies." 



INTR OD UCTION. vii 

the death of Lord George, to his brother Richard, 
the celebrated Admiral, who was made Earl Howe 
as a reward for his great victory over the French 
fleet. Horace Walpole says of him : " He was un 
daunted as a rock, and as silent, the characteristics of 
his whole race." Perhaps Walpole means to include 
the Georges. On his death in 1799, the English 
titles became extinct, but the Irish titles were inherited 
by his brother William, the General Howe of our 
Revolution, and the author of our military orders.* 
A writer of the time, quoted by Sir John Barrow, 
says : " The two brothers had in common the sullen 
family gloom . In one thing they differed, Sir William 
Howe hated business and never did any. Lord Howe 
(the Admiral) loved business, dwelt upon it, and 
never could leave or end it. Their uniform character 
through life has been, and is to this day, haughty, 
morose, hard-hearted, and inflexible." 

William Howe was perhaps at Barbadoes with 
his father when a child. But I have found no men 
tion of this early American experience. When a boy, 
he was sent to Eton, and early in life he entered the 
English army, as a cornet in the Duke of Cumberland s 
dragoons. An anecdote, not well authenticated, 
makes him compare the slaughter at Bunker Hill 
with that at Fontenoy and at Minden, as if he had been 
an eye witness of all these battles. If is certain that 
he was not at Minden. But he was in his sixteenth 
year when the Battle of Fontenoy was fought, and 
it is just possible that he may have joined his regiment 
before that fatal day. 

His name first appears in history, under the 
command of Wolfe, in the attack on Quebec. In 
the celebrated surprise by which the heights of 

* The present Earldom of Howe is a new creation, or re-creation, made 
in 1821, and the first Earl was the son of Admiral Howe s daughter. 



viii INTRODUCTION. 

Abraham were mounted at night Howe led the way, 
in command of the Light infantry and the High 
landers. The contemporary account says that u the 
Light Infantry under Col. Howe, layingholdof stumps 
and boughs of trees, pulled themselves up, dislodged 
the guard and cleared the path." He and his Light- 
Infantry were the first English troops engaged on the 
plains of Abraham, and he took without difficulty a 
four-gun battery. When Wolfe s line of battle was 
complete, the Light Infantry under Howe protected 
the rear and the left. The report says afterwards, 
that "Col. Howe, with the Light Infantry, covered 
the left wing in such a manner as entirely to frustrate 
the attempts of the enemy s Indians and Canadians 
upon the flank." " He sallied out frequently on the 
flanks of the enemy, and often drove them into heaps." 
After the peace, in 1764, Howe obtained the 
command of the Fourth Regiment of Foot. In 1772 
he became a Major General, and when, early in 1775, 
the Home Government determined to reinforce Gen. 
Gage, who was in command at Boston, Howe was 
sent out with them. He was, at this time, Colonel 
of the Welsh Fusiliers. The volume in the reader s 
hands shews the disposition which he made of his 
immediate command on the morning of the battle of 
Bunker Hill. In an address which he made to his 
own men on the English right, before advancing, he 
said, "I shall not desire you to go a step further than 
where I myself go at your head." He kept his word. 
It was his detachment which three times made that 
terrible movement against the American left, in 
which one company of the 52nd Regiment had every 
man killed or wounded. Every officer of Howe s 
personal staff was killed or wounded : and it was said 
that his own white silk stockings were red with the 
blood which they wiped from the tall grass, on 



INTRODUCTION. ix 

which the dying men had fallen. He bore a charmed 
life himself, and sustained no injury. 

Gen. Gage was recalled, really in disgrace, after 
the battle, and Howe succeeded to the command. 
The very valuable and curious Precis of the corres 
pondence between him and the Home Government, 
which Mr. Stevens has added to this volume, resumes 
very thoroughly Howe s view of the position of affairs, 
and the details given in the Orderly Book itself, 
leave almost nothing to be asked for the history of 
the " Siege of Boston." The Orderly Book and the 
Precis are indeed his biography for the year 
bet ween the battle of Bunker Hill and the embarkation 
of the army at Halifax for the attack on New Ycrk. 

The reader will observe that as early as October 
9, 1775, Howe proposed twenty battalions for New 
York (see page 303), or twenty thousand men. The 
Home Government more than answered that appeal; 
they reinforced him so largely that when he entered 
New York Harbour in 1776, he had under him an army 
of 31,625 men, the largest and finest force which any 
English General commanded in America. His use of 
this force seems to have been soldierly and wise, and 
at the time it brought him unmingled felicitation at 
home. Before winter came, he was able to send 
home the news of the capture of New York, and that 
he had taken post in that city. The next year he 
moved the army to Philadelphia, and won the battle, 
which seemed so critical, of Brandy wine. At home 
this success was recognised with enthusiasm and he 
was made a Knight of the Bath. 

But side by side with the narratives of his suc 
cesses, came those of Burgoyne s defeats. The con 
temporary criticism of England threw upon Howe, as 
well as upon the Government, the responsibility of 
Burgoyne s surrender at Saratoga. Why was not Gen. 



x 1XTR Ol) UCTION. 

Howe co-operating with his unfortunate subordinate ? 
" A junction between Howe and Burgoyne was the 
object," says a writer, perhaps Edmund Burke, in the 
Annual Register of 1778. l i It might reasonably have 
been imagined that the northern army should advance 
to the southward or the southern army to the north 
ward. But the minister despatches one army from New 
York still farther south, and sends the other to follow 
it from Canada in the same direction. So that if they 
both continued their course till doomsday it would 
be impossible for them to meet." 

Lord North, himself, at the head of the ministry, 
fell in with the charges which were made against 
Howe. He said on the 17th of February, 1778, when 
moving his scheme of conciliation, that without con 
demning the generals, or calling their conduct into 
account, he had been disappointed. " Sir William 
Howe had been, in the late actions, and in the whole 
course of the campaign, not only in the goodness of 
troops, and in all manner of supplies, but in point of 
numbers too, much superior to the American army 
which opposed him in the field." 

To such criticism, Howe owed his recall, and, 
on the 8th of May, Sir Henry Clinton arrived in 
Philadelphia to take his place. The contemporary 
account says this was greatly to the regret of the 
officers and soldiers. It is certain that the whole 
army seemed to unite with enthusiasm in that most 
extraordinary fete the " Mischianza" which expres 
sed, in a " variety of entertainments" the respect and 
admiration in which the army held him. Thomas 
Paine gives this account of the Mischianza. " Gren. 
Howe bounces off with his bombs and burning hearts, 
set upon the pillars of the triumphal arch, which at 
the proper time of the show, burst out in a shower of 
squibs and crackers, and other fireworks, to the de- 



INTRODUCTION. 



XI 



lectable amazement of Miss Craig, Miss Chew, Miss 
Redman, arid all the other Misses, dressed out as the 
fair damsels of the Blended Rose and of the Burning 
Mountain, for this farce of Knight Errantry. 7 The 
officer, whose letter was published at the time in the 
Annual Register 1778, p. 264, said " Not even the 
pleasure of conversing with my friend can secure 
me from the general dejection I see around me, 
or remove the share I must take in the universal 
regret and disappointment which his approaching 
departure hath spread throughout the whole army. 
We see him taken from us at a time when we most 
stand in need of so skilful and popular a commander ; 
when the experience of three years, and the knowledge 
he hath acquired of the country and people, have 
added to the confidence we always placed in his 
conduct and abilities. You know he was ever a 
favourite with the military ; but the affection and 
attachment which all ranks of officers in this army 
bear him can only be known by those who have at 
this time seen them in their effects. I do not believe 
there is upon record an instance of a Commander 
in Chief having so universally endeared himself to 
those under his command ; or of one who received 
such signal and flattering proofs of their love. 
That our sentiments might be the more universally 
and unequivocally known, it was resolved amongst 
us, that we should give him as splendid an entertain 
ment as the shortness of the time, and our present 
situation, would allow us." And the same letter 
onpage 270 of the Annual Register closed with saying 
i I have seen him receive a more flattering testimony 
of the love and attachment of his army, than all 
the pomp and splendor of the Mischianza could 
convey to him. I have seen the most gallant of our 
officers, and those whom I least suspected of giving 



xii INTRODUCTION. 

such instances of their affection, shed tears while 
they bade him farewell. The gallant and affectionate 
General of the Hessians, Knyphausen, was so moved, 
that he could not finish a compliment he began to pay 
him in his own name and that of his Officers who 
attended him. Sir Henry Clinton attended him to 
the wharf, where Lord Howe received him into his 
barge, and they are both gone down to Billingsport. 
On my return, I saw nothing but dejected counte 



nances." 



On the other hand, the opinion left on record by 
Maj. Wemyss of the same army in his MS. notes, is 
this, " Lieut. Gen. Sir W m Howe succeeded General 
Gage with the good opinion of the army, but it was 
soon discovered that however fit to command a corps 
of grenadiers, he was altogether unequal to the duties 
of Commander-in-chief, of which his misconduct on 
almost all occasions, particularly at the beginning of 
the war at Long Island, White Plains and Trenton are 
undoubted proofs. His manners were sullen and un 
gracious, with a dislike to business, and a. propensity 
to pleasure. His staff officers were in general below 
mediocrity, with some of whom, and a few field 
officers he passed most of his time in private con 
viviality." 

After his recall he was subjected to very careful 
examination in the inquiry made into the conduct 
of the war for three years, an inquiry which furnishes 
some of the most interesting materials for his history. 
He was never afterwards employed in military service 
abroad; but at home he received a series of lucrative 
and important appointments. He succeeded Lord 
Amherst as Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance in 1782. He 
became Colonel of the 19th Dragoons in 1786. In 
1795 he was appointed Governor of Berwick, and 
in 1805 was removed from that command to the 



INTRODUCTION. xiii 

more important Station of Governor of Plymouth, 
which post he held till his death. After his return 
from America he represented Nottingham in several 
Parliaments. His family had long had interests in 
that neighbourhood. But I find no notice of his 
taking any important part in Parliamentary business 
excepting in the inquiry as to the conduct of the 
war, when he himself moved for papers on that 
subject to be laid before Parliament. He died on 
the 12 th of July, 1814, in his 85 th year, after a most 
painful sickness. 

The Orderly Book, which has so fortunately been 
preserved, enables us to follow the history of the 
Siege or Blockade of Boston, as the Commanding 
oificer in that city saw the changes from day to day. 
Howe arrived in the Cerberus man of war, in com 
pany with Clinton and Burgoyiie, with large rein 
forcements, on the 24 th of May, 1775. Gen. Gage 
was the Commander in Chief, and at the same time 
the political governor of the Province, but he had 
been shut up in Boston, since the 20 th of April, and 
his authority went no farther than the town. Bur- 
goyne always carried the title of "General Elbow- 
room," after saying, as they arrived in the harbour, 
" We ll soon give the General Elbow room." 

The new commanders, with their larger force, at 
once proposed to take and fortify the hills of Charles- 
town, and Dorchester Neck, hills now historical as 
Bunker Hill and Dorchester Heights. This purpose 
of the English was quickly made known to Gen. 
Ward, the American commander, and it was to 
meet it at once, that he ordered Prescott on the 
night of the 16 th of June to take possession of the hill 
in Charlestown. The battle of Bunker Hill followed. 
Howe was directed to lead the attack, and his Orderly 
Book begins with his dispositions for that service. 



xiv INTRODUCTION. 

The reader will observe that his head-quarters 
were, for a time, established on Bunker Hill itself. 
After the morning entry of June 20 th , where the 
orders are given by Gen. Pigot in Howe s absence, 
Gen. Gage s Boston orders are copied into the same 
book, and for a considerable period, both series 
are preserved here. So soon as Howe takes the 
whole command the General orders are his. The 
reader, therefore, has in this book, side by side, the 
general orders given to the whole garrison of Boston, 
and those given to the particular force at Charlestown 
on Bunker Hill. The Boston orders cover, of course, 
the wider ground, and are noted as " General orders," 
while the Charlestown orders are " General Howe s 
orders," or simply " Morning orders." Up till the 
10 th of October, when Gage was superseded by Howe, 
the General orders are from General Gage s office.* 
On the 29 th of September, Clinton, whose rank was 
next to Howe s, takes the command of the force at 
Charlestown. The book generally speaks of the 
Heights at Charlestown, and not of Bunker Hill. 

The full compilation known as Force s American 
Archives and other similar reviews of the history of 
the Siege enable the reader to follow the orders in. 
this volume with almost certain light. There can be 
no piece of American History of which the detail has 
been more carefully studied, and the present publi 
cation, which has long been awaited by students of 
history, may be fairly said to complete all that was 
needed for a full understanding of the fortunes of 
Boston and indeed of the new born nation, in this 
critical year. 

* The Cerberus, with Howe s commission arrived on the 26th of Sep 
tember. Howe acknowledges it by a letter to the Earl of Dartmouth on the 
5th of October. But the public announcement is only made on the 10th. 
Washington knew of the change as early as the 5th. He mentions it in a 
letter of that day. 



INTRODUCTION. xv 

The reader who traces here the progress of 
scurvy in the English army, and who notices the 
unfavourable conditions of the hospital, will under 
stand why Howe made no active movement during 
the hot summer of 1775 and the autumn of the same 
year. Such severity of discipline as appears in the 
entries on page 46, shews how low was the tone of 
the army, and how poor the standard by which it had 
been recruited. Burgoyne s letters have given similar 
intimations. 

The letters abridged in the Precis at the end of 
this volume shew that no serious plans of invasion 
from Boston were proposed after Bunker Hill. 
Yet the English public were sometimes entertained by 
fictitious accounts of such invasions, and there were 
moments when Washington seems to have expected 
one. On his journey towards Boston in July, he took it 
for granted that Gage would move out immediately. 

He himself lost no occasion to press his enemy. 
Congress was constantly suggesting an attack. 
Washington called several Councils of War (the 
most important were on the llth of September, the 
18th of October, and the 22nd of December) to 
consider plans, all of which till that of March voted 
that the time had not come. On the 26th of August 
he advanced his works, in the way which he describes 
in a letter to Lee, August 29, 1775, " On Saturday 
night last we took possession of a hill, advanced of 
our lines, and within point blank shot of the enemy 
on Chariest own Neck. We worked incessantly the 
whole night twelve hundred men, and before 
morning got an intrenchment in such forwardness 
as to bid defiance to their cannon. About 
nine o clock on Sunday they began a heavy can 
nonade, which continued through the day, with 
out any injury to our work, and with the loss of 



xvi INTRODUCTION. 

four men only, two of whom were killed through their 
own folly. 7 

This movement is referred to in Howe s general 
order of Aug. 28th. 

Had Howe known how ill-supplied with powder 
was his enemy through the summer, he would have 
been less inactive. 

A return made by Gen. Gage in July shows that 
the strength of his army on paper was then 13,500 
men. But from this must be deducted the large 
number of wounded men he had in hospital after 
Lexington and Bunker Hill. There, alone, were 
one thousand and eight men. There were also the 
scurvy sick and others depleting this force, and 
Washington made probably a somewhat exaggerated 
estimate of its efficiency when he rated it at eleven 
thousand five hundred fighting men on the 18th of 
July. By returning invalids to England, and by some 
southern expeditions it was reduced to 7,759 men on 
the 18th of October, of whom 1,724 were not fit for 
duty. See page 322. This number grew less and 
less till January, and even on March 5th, after some 
reinforcements, when Howe sent Percy with a detach 
ment to storm the works which Ward and Thomas 
had built and occupied on Dorchester Heights, he 
had but 6,646 men fit for duty. There is no reason 
for wonder, that, with so small a force, he shrank 
from an encounter to which only defeat was possible. 

On one occasion, Washington had such reason 
to expect an attack that he asked the Provincial 
Congress for a reinforcement of militia, which they 
ordered. Within two days, on better information, he 
withdrew the order. This may have been due to his 
knowledge that Howe had taken command in Gage s 
place, it may be that with Gage s fall, Washington s 
information was not so accurate. Gage s enemies 



INTRODUCTION. xvii 

intimated that information slipped out through his 
incompetent staff and handsome American wife. The 
orders of Howe, through October, contain many 
traces of his anxiety and eagerness to maintain careful 
watch on the outposts. 

The only aggressive movement alluded to in the 
General Orders, is the attack on Phipps s Farm on the 
5th of November. On page 131 the reader will find 
the thanks expressed to tiie Light Infantry. The 
following is the account given of this movement by 
Capt. Nathan Hale, who was at Winter Hill at the 
time. 

" Thursday, 9th, 1 O cl. P.M. An alarm. The 
enemy landed at Lech mere s Point to take off cattle. 
Our works were immediately all mann d, and a 
detachment sent to receive them, who were obliged, 
it being high water, to wade through water nearly 
waist high. While the enemy were landing, we gave 
them a constant cannonade from Prospect Hill. Our 
party having got on to the point, marched in two 
columns, one on each side of the hill, with a view to 
surround the enemy, but upon the first appearance of 
them, they made their boats as fast as possible. 
While our men were marching on to the point, they 
were exposed to a hot fire from a ship in the bay, and 
a floating Battery, also after they had passed the 
hill. A few shot were fired from Bunker s Hill. 
The damage on our side is of one Rifleman taken, and 
3 men wounded, one badly, and it is thought 10 or 
more carried off. The Rifleman taken was drunk in 
a tent, in which he and the one who carried the 
worst wound were placed to take care of the Cattle, 
Horses, &c. and give notice in case the enemy 
should make an attempt upon them. The tent they 
were in was taken. What the loss was on the 
enemy s side we cannot yet determine." 



INTRODUCTION. 

Howe s army went into Winter quarters 011 the 
12th of December. The reader will notice the full 
directions for this change of life at that date and at 
the 13th. It is on the 12th that the large part 
of the garrison, held on Bunker Hill till that time, is 
withdrawn. 

Col. Knowlton s spirited attack on the Eng 
lish outposts at Charlestown, which broke up so 
suddenly the performance of Gen. Burgoyne s play, 
" The Blockade of Boston," took place on the 8th 
of January. The allusions in the orders of the 9th 
and 10th refer to this affair. Howe s anxiety as to 
the behaviour of sentinels shows itself again in the 
general order of the 21st of January. 

On the 15th of that month he is obliged to 
inform Lord George Germain that he has put the 
troops on short allowance, even of salt provisions. 
The destitution of Boston was becoming so severe 
that the civilians left in the town, not seven thousand 
in number, were obliged in the month of February to 
make a generous charitable contribution for the 
benefit of the poor of their own number. The 
original subscription paper has lately been found, and 
is in the possession of Judge Mellen Chamberlain, of 
the Boston Public Library. The subscribers appointed 
Dr. Caner, Mr. Paddock, Mr. Gue, Mr. Gay and Mr. 
Snelling a committee to distribute their alms ; sub 
scribing " from a charitable disposition to relieve our 
fellow creatures from those distresses which are 
incident to a long blockade wherein the widow and 
orphan, the aged and infirm soonest and most 
severely feel the effects of scarcity." The subscrip 
tion was 144. 

The Precis of Correspondence, copied from 
Volume 290 of the American Series in the Public 
Record Office in London, has been added to the Orderly 



INTRODUCTION. xix 

Book by Mr. Stevens, because it gives the connected 
History of the Siege, in the confidential statement 
made by the Commander-in-Chief to his employers at 
the time, and shews the reader also, what were their 
plans, and what dispositions of theirs he had to rely 
upon. Many of the separate letters have been before 
published, but this Precis, which was prepared by 
an English official at the end of the Campaign, now 
appears in print for the first time. It is impossible 
to read it without sympathy for the Commander. 

EDWARD E. HALE. 



OEDEELY BOOK 



SIE WM HOWE 

CA.MP A.T 

1775. 



General Morning Orders. 
Saturday, June 17 th 1775. 

The Companys of the 35 th and 49 th that are ar 
rived, to Land as soon as the Transports can get to the 
Wharf, and to Encamp on the Ground mark d out for 
them on the Common. 

Captain Handfield is appointed to Act as assistant 
to the Deputy Quarter Mas r General & is to be Obey d 
as such. 

The 10 Eldest Companys of Grenadiers and the 10 
Eldest Companys of Light Infantry (Exclusive of those 
of the Eeg ts lately landed) the 5 th and 38 th Regiments 
to parade at Half after 11 clock, with their Arms, 
Ammunition, Blanketts and the provisions Order d to 
book d this Morning, They will March by Files to the 
long wharf. The 43 d and 52 d Regiments with the 
remaining Companys of Light Infantry and Grenadiers 
to parade at the same time with the same directions 
and March to the North Battery. The 47 th Regiment 

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2 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

and 1 st Battallion of Marines will also March as above 
directed to the North Battery after the rest are Em- 
bark d, and be ready to Embark there when Order d. 

The rest of the Troops will be kept in readiness 
to March at a Moments Warning. 

1 Subaltern, 1 Serp 1 Corp 1 1 Drummer and 20 
private to be left by each Corps for the Security of 
their respective Encampments. 

Any Man who shall quit his rank on any pretence, 
or shall dare to Plunder or Pillage will be Executed 
without Mercy. 

The Pioneers of the Army to parade Immediately 
and March to the South Battery where they will Obey 
such Orders as they will receive from Lieut 1 Col 
Cleveland. 

The Light Dragoons mounted to be sent Immedi 
ately to the Lines where they will attend and Obey 
the Orders of the Officer Commanding there. 

Two more to be sent in like manner to Head 
Quarters. 

Signals for the Boats in Divisions moving to the 
attack on the Rebell s Entrench d on the Heights of 

Charlestown. 
June 17 th 1775 (viz 4 ) 
Blue Elag To Advance 
Yellow Do. To lay on Oars 
Red Do. To Land 

Heights of Charlestown June 18 th at 9 clock in the 

morning. 

Gen 1 Howe s Orders 

The Troops will Encamp as soon as the Equipage 
can be brought up. 

Tents and provisions may be expected when the 
Tide Admits of Transporting them to this side. 

The Corps to take the Duty at the Entrenchm* 



June 18 ORDERLY BOOK. 3 

near Charlestown Neck Alternately, The whole (those 
on the last mention d Duty Excepted) to furnish One 
third of their Numbers for work, with Officers and 
N on- Commiss d Officers in proportion and be relieved 
every four Hours. 

The party s for work to carry their Arms Lodge 
them securely while on that Duty. 

Gen 1 Howe expects that all Officers will Exert 
themselves to prevent the Men from Straggling Quit 
ting their Companys or platoons, and on pain of 
Death no Man to be Guilty of the Shamefull and 
Infamous practice of pillaging and pilfering in the 
Deserted Houses. 

When Men are sent for Water, not less than 
Twelve w th a Non Commiss d Officer to be sent on that 
Duty. 

The 47 th Beg 1 to Continue at the post they now 
Occupy. 

The Soldiers are by no means to Cutt down Trees 
unless Order d. 

Gen 1 Howe hopes the Troops will in every Instance 
shew an Attention to Discipline & regularity on this 
Ground equal to the Bravery and Intrepidity he with 
the greatest satisfaction Observ d they Display d so 
remarkably yesterday. He takes this Opportunity of 
expressing his publick Testimony of the Gallantry and 
good Conduct of the Officers under his Command 
during the Action, to which he in great Measure 
Ascribes the success of the Day. He Considers par 
ticularly in the Light, the Distinguished Efforts of 
the General s Clinton and Pigot. 

The Corps of Light Infantry will relieve the 
Grenadiers at the advanced Intrenchment this Even 
ing at Seven. 

When the 52 d Beg 1 Encamp an Officer and Twenty 
Men of that Corps will remain at the post they now 
Occupy. 

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4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

As soon as the Ground is mark d out for the 
Encampment, the several Corps will Immed 1 ^ make 
Necessary Houses. 



Heights of Charlestown. Sunday 18 th June 1775. 

Parole Gage. C. S. Clinton. 
Field Officer for the Picquets this Night 

L* Colonel Patterson. 

He will receive Orders from Gen 1 Howe for 
Arrangeing and Posting the Picquets, They will 
Mount at Gunfiring in the Evening, Eeturn to their 
Encampments at 4 in the Morning & remain 
Accoutred the whole Day The above Duty will be 
furnish d for this Evening as follows (viz 1 ) 

Cap n3 Sub 3 Serj ts Corp ls Drum 18 Priv ts 
4888 200 

The reports of Guards and Picquets to be made to 
Brig r Gen 1 Pigott. 



Heights of Charlestown Morning Orders at 
7 Clock Monday June 19 th 1775. 

The Camp Guards to be reduced as low as possible 
and not to Exceed a Serj* Corp 1 & 9 Privates from 
each Corps. 

No person to be Admitted into Camp (Except 
Officers of the Navy and Army) unless furnish d with 
Passes granted by the Commander in Chiefs Orders, 
or those that are Immediately Employ d in His 
Majesty s Service, all others who attempt to pass the 
Gentry s, or are seen lurking about the Camp, are to 
be Stopt and Carry d to Gen 1 How s quarters. 

Lieut* Marr and Ensign Buchannon of the 37 th 
Reg* and Ensign Callaghan of 63 d are to attend Gen 1 
Howe till further Orders. 



June 19 ORDERLY BOOK. 5 

Heights of Charlestown Monday June 19 th 1775. 

Parole Bourgoyne. C. S. Pigot. 
Field Officer for the Picquets this Night Major Short. 
For tomorrow Mght Major Bruce. 

Adjutant and Quarter Master this day from the 
Corps of Light Infantry. For to morrow from the 
Grenadiers. 

Major Mitchell of the 5 th Reg* of Foot is appointed 
to Command the Grenad rs till further Orders. 

The Officers Commanding Corps will Direct their 
Mens Arms and Ammunition to be strictly Examin d, 
the former to be immediately Clean d and put in the 
best Order, and the State of botli to be reported 
in Writing as soon as possible. 

The greatest attention and care must be taken to 
keep the Camp and Environs Clean and free from 
putrefaction, the different Corps having prepared 
Necessary Houses, the Quarter Masters will have them 
Cover d with fresh Earth every Morning, and Constant 
Care must be taken that the Men frequent them 
only, The Qua r Master on Duty is Directed to pre 
pare Necessary Houses also Contigious to all advanced 
or Detach d Guards for the use of those on Duty who 
cannot have Access to their Regimental Ones. 

All Gentries on Camp Duties to have their 
Bayonets fix d Those advanced towards the Enemy 
are not wantonly to throw away their Ammunition, 
nor to Fire unless Fired at, and they are strictly 
Directed to be observant and watchfull of the Ap 
pearance of any Men approach^ their Posts from the 
Country, when unarmed & Coming Inoffensively 
towards them and that they have reason to suppose 
their Intention is to Surrender themselves, The 
Officer Commanding at the advanc d Posts are to 
receive and protect such people unanoy d & Order 
them to be immediately Conducted by a Non Com- 
miss d Officer to Head Quarters, 



6 SIR WILLIAM HOirJE S 1775 

The Gentry s on Duty from the 47 th Reg Quarter d 
at the Entrance into Town as well as those at the 
Eedoubt lately Storm d by the Troops are to allow no 
persons Avith 1 proper passes to Come beyond their 
Posts, and on their perceiving any persons that are 
not Drcst in Uniforms Stragiing, and of Suspicious 
Appearance, to prevent any Sinister Views, such 
persons are to be immediately secur d and sent 
Prisoners to Head Quarters. 

Fresh and wholesome Water being an Object of 
Importance to the Health of the Troops it is most 
strictly Enjoyn d, that none of the Men On pain 
of punishment disturb the Water or abuse the Tackle 
of any of the Wells in the Neighbourhood of the 
Camp. 

Gen 1 Howe desires the Order of Yesterday may be 
punctually Obey d directing one third of the Men off 
Duty (with Commiss d and non Commiss d Officers in 
proportion) employ d at the works Carrying on, and 
to be relieved every four Hours. The Gen 1 expects 
the Men will perform the labour rcquir d of them 
with Chearfulness and Alacrity. The work at the 
Lines and Redoubts will be suspended from Eight 
this Evening till to morrow Afternoon at 4, This 
Interval is allow d to give time for putting the Arms 
and Necessarys in proper Order, And it is expected 
that every Necessary Duty will thereafter be perform d 
with 1 Hesitation or Interruption. 

The Guard of an Officer & 20 Men of the 52 d 
advanced at the Breast work upon the Causeway of 
Charlestown leading towards the Neck will be taken 
this Evening by an Officer and Twenty Detach d from 
the Trenches. The field Officer Commanding there 
will always see this Guard posted and give the 
Officer such Orders as have been Directed for ad 
vanced Guards. 

The Guard of a Serjeant and Twelve Order d to 



June 19 ORDERLY BOOK. 7 

Mount at the Eedoubt in the rear of the Camp will 
also be reliev d this Evening by a Detachment of the 
same Number from the Guard at the Lines. 

These Guards being Detach d from the Field 
Officer at the Lines will report to him. 

The Gen 1 Parade to be in the front of the first 
Line of the Encampment Extending from the right to 
the road on the left of the 5 th Reg 1 . 

The Duty of the Lines will be done by Picquets 
untill further Orders. 

These Picquets will mount at 7 and the Outlay 
ing Picquets at Gun firing every Evening. 

The Orderly Hour will be at Eleven in the Fore 
noon. 

In Case of Alarm the Corps will Immediately 
Strike their Tents and form in the Front of their 
respective Encampments, 

L t Co 1 Walcott will Command at the Lines this, 
and L fc Co 1 Gunning to morrow Evening. 

Heights of Charlestown 

After Order 4 Clock Monday Afternoon 

June 19 th 1775 

All the Surgeons and Mates of the Different Corps 
Encamp d here to return to Boston this Evening, 
Except the Surgeons of the 63 d Reg 1 and 2 d Battallion 
Marines, The Mates of the 38 th 1 st Battallion 
Marines. 

The Exigence arising from the state of the sick 
and wounded in the Gen 1 Hospital in Consequence of 
the Action of the 17 th makes this Arrangement 
Necessary. 

The Officers Commanding the Men at the works 
are requested to Divide themselves proportionably 
Extending from right to left of the Spaces Occupy d 
by the Men at work ; that they may by the presence 



8 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

and Encouragement of their Officers Exert themselves 
as much as possible. 

The provision Guard of a Serjeant, Corpo 1 and 
6 Private to be furnish d Alternately by the Different 
Corps of the Line. The 5 th Reg 1 will take it this 
Evening, it will be reliev cl the same time the other 
Guards are. 

A Return of the Kill d wounded Missing in the 
Different Corps in the late Action of the 17 th to be 
given in as soon as possible. The Officers to be 
mentioned Nominally in these Returns. 

Major Bruce takes the Picquets this Evening in 
place of Major Short taken 111. 

Heights of Charlestown June 20 th Tuesday 

Morning Orders at 7 by Brig r Gen 1 Pigot. 

(In Gen 1 Howe s Absence) 

The different Corps will Immediately prepare 
Cooking places, Lieut 1 Sutherland will show the 
Qua r master s the Ground Allotted for that purpose. 

The Broken fences or other useless Wood laying 
Scatter d in different parts of the Camp to be Col 
lected in One Spot in either front or rear of the 
Several Corps. 

A Working Party of a Serjeant, Corp 1 and 20 
Private to parade immediately with 1 Arms, The 
Serjeant will March his Party to the Stormed Redoubt 
which is to be Clear d of Rubbish, and a Shade 
Erected for Sheltering the Guard plac d there. 

General Morning Orders Dated at Head Quarters 

Boston 18 th June at 10 Clock. 

The Men belonging to the different Corps that 

have come into Town with wounded Soldiers, or for 

other purposes will Immediately prepare to Return, 

they will Parade at Two Clock on the Common, and 



June 19 ORDERLY BOOK. 9 

be March d to the Boats at Winnysimmitt Ferry by 
a Carefull Serjeant who will Conduct them over the 
Water to their respective Corps. 

Each Corps to send the Names of these Men to the 
Major of Brigade of the day as soon as possible. 

Parties from the different Corps to be immediately 
sent to the North Battery and Winnysimitt Ferry to 
pick up their wounded and carry them to the Gen 1 
Hospital. The Paliasses left in the Grenad r L* Infr 
5 th 38 th and 52 d Encampments to be Collected in one 
spot and Deliver d to the Deputy Quarter Mas r Gen 1 
when sent for. 

Morning General Orders Boston 19 th June 
A Eeturn of the Wounded and Dead of each 
Keg 1 in the General Hosp 1 and Keg 1 Hospitals to be 
given in as soon as possible to the Deputy Adjutf 
Gen 1 . 

All arms and accoutrern ts or anything else belong 
ing to the Troops found on the field of Battle or in 
any other place to be sent to the Main Guard where 
they will be Assorted and remain till further 
Orders. 

General Orders Head Quarters 

Boston 19 th June 1775. 

The Commander in Chief Returns his most grate- 
full thanks to Major Gen 1 Howe for the Extraord 1 "? 
Exertion of His Military Ability s on the 17 th Ins fc . 
He returns his thanks also to Major Gen 1 Clinton and 
Brigad r Gen 1 Pigott for the Share they took in the 
success of the day as well as to Lieut 1 Colonels Nesbitt, 
Abercromby, Gunning and Clarke, Majors Butler, 
Williams, Bruce, Tupper, Spendlove, Smelt and 
Mitchell, and the rest of the Officers and Soldiers 
who by remarkable Efforts of Courage and Gallantry 
Overcame every Disadvantage and Drove the Rebells 



io SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

from their Redoubt and Strongholds on the Heights 
of Chaiiestown and gain d a compleat Victory. 

General Morns Orders 9 Clock 
Head Quarters Boston 20 th June 1775. 

A Return of the Volunteers to be sent imme 
diately to the Depy Adjut Gen 1 . 

Two Women from each Corps to be sent to the 
Gen 1 Hospital as soon as possible and four per 
Company to go to the Troops on the Charlestown side, 
the latter will be order d to assemble on the Market 
Place at 2 Clock. A List of those Women to be 
given to a Serjeant who will attend to Conduct them 
to the Ferry, see them in the Boats and will be an 
swerable that no more go than the Number Order d. 

Heights of Charlestown June 20 th 1775 

Brig r Gen 1 Pigott s Orders. 

(in Gen 1 Howe s absence) 

Parole Howe. C Sign Percy. 

Field Officer for thePicquet s this Night Major Tupper. 

For the Lines to morrow Night Major Mitchell. 

For the Picquet s to morrow Night Major Sill. 

Adjut* and Qua r Mas r from 5 th Reg*. 
The numbers for Guard and other Duty s as 
Order d Yesterday. 

The 38 th Reg 1 furnishes the provision Guard, and 
the 5 th , the Centinels for the General Officers. 

Gen 1 Orders Head Quarters 

Boston 20 th June 1775. 

The Barracks of the 5 th Reg* is allotted for the 
Women of the 35 th 49 th and 63 d Reg ts . The Quarter 
Masters of those Corps to meet the Barrack Master 
at the above ment d Barracks this Afternoon at 5 
Clock and receive their Different Rooms. 



June 2 1 OEDERL Y BO OK. i i 

Gen 1 Howe s Orders, Camp on the Heights of 

Chaiiestown. Wednesday Morns at 6 Clock 

21 st June 1775. 

The Corps who have wounded Men in the Hosp 1 
at Boston to send (& furnish) them w th necessarys 
(particularly Clean Linn en) as soon as possible. 

The Men s Tents being Floor d w th Boards will 
much Contribute to preserve Health, as many Boards 
therefore as can be Collected to be brought to the 
front of the Encampment, and afterw ds proportion? 
distributed for that purpose. 

No Soldier belonging to the Corps Encamp d here 
to be absent from his Company after Gun firing, and no 
Officer or Soldier to go to Boston unless there is an 
Absolute Necessity, and then to return as soon as 
possible. 

All the posts and rails that already are, or here 
after can be Collected are to be Carry d to the 
Rebells Redoubt and piled up there. 

The people employ d in Mowing and making Hay 
for the publick Service adjacent to the Encampment 
are not to be Molested, and as the Commander in 
Chief has Order d Forage for the Officers of the 
Army it is expected they will use every Endeavour to 
prevent the Men or Women of their sev 1 Corps from 
wasteing or destroying it, The Carts sent for the 
Forraging Service are not to be taken from it for any 
other Purpose with* the General s Orders. 

If any Men or Women are detected selling or 
giving Rum to the Soldiers the former will be severely 
Punish d, the Latter Dismissal with Infamy from 
Camp and the Soldiers found Intoxicated will have 
no further Allowance of Rum served out to them. 

All working parties for the future to parade with 1 
Arms. 



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SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Wednesday 21 st June 1775 
Parole Boston C. S. Cambridge. 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
For Picquet L 1 Col Patterson. 
For the Lines Major Bruce 
Adjut* & Quarter Mas r from 38 th R,eg fc . 
The 43 d furnishes the provision Guard; and the 
38 th the Centrys for the Gen 1 Officers this Evening. 

The party s on fatigue to Cease working from 12 
to 2 afternoon. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Thursday 22 d June 1775. 
Brigadier Gen 1 Pigott s Orders 
(During Gen 1 Howe s Absence) 
Parole York C. Sign Halifax. 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
For Picquet L 1 Col Walcott 
For the Lines Major Tupper 
Adjut* and Qua r Mas 1 from 43 d Reg*. 
The 52 d Reg* furnish the Provision Guard and 
the 43 d the Gentry s for the Gen 1 Officers this Evening. 
The non-Co rnmiss d Officers and Soldiers are not to 
be permitted going to Boston with* passes sign d by 
the Commanding Officers of their Respective Corps 
unless attending on Officers. 

The Gen 1 is sorry he is obliged to repeat the Order 
given on the 19 th Ins 1 respecting an Examinat n and 
report of Arms & Ammunition, such Corps who 
have not attended to that Order he expects will Im 
mediately Comply with it. 

The Arms, Accoutrements or necessary s in pos 
session of any of the Troops that do not belong to 
them are immediately to be returned to the proper 
Owners or sent together with all unserviceable arms 



June 22 ORDERLY BOOK. 13 

to the Main Guard at Boston agreeable to the Gen 1 
Orders from Head Quarters June 19 th . 

It is found also necessary to repeat the Order of 
the 19 th for Cleaning the Streets, front & rear, of the 
different Encampments of all Hutts, Rubbish, & Filth. 
The Quarter Masters of the several Corps are imme 
diately to attend to this Order. 

The Commands Officers will be answerable the 
Number of Women with their respective Corps do s 
not Exceed four ^ Company agreeable to the General 
Orders of the 20 th that those be the best behaved and 
bring or keep no Children with them. If any Women 
are found in Camp Contrary to this Order they will 
be dismiss d and sent Prisoners to Boston with Posi 
tive Directions not to be permitted to return from 
thence to this Camp 

L* Baker of the 5 th Reg* is appointed to do the 
Duty of a Major of Brigade to this Corps of Troops, 
and Lieut 1 Marr of the 47 th Reg* to act in The Deputy 
Quarter Masr. GenTs Department till fur r Orders & 
they are to be Obey d as such. 

General Orders Dated Head Quarters at Boston 

21 st June 1775. 

As all Reg ts were once compleated with Arms to 
the Establishm* those who make Demands to Compleat 
them to their Effectives, are at the same time to Acco 1 
for the Deficiencies & how they have happen d. 

The Officers of the Army are acquainted that a 
Vessell will sail about Friday next for England, All 
Letters to be sent to the Secretary s Office. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 
22 d June 1775 Thursday 10 Clock at Night. 

Gen 1 Howe s Orders. 
The Dorothy and Catherine Transport and the 



14 3IR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Brilliant will be off Charlestown Ferry to morrow 
Morning at 6 Clock to receive the baggage & Camp 
Equipage of the 63 d Reg* on board, The Britannia 
and Eagle Transports will be there at the same time 
to receive the Baggage and Camp Equipage of the 2 d 
Batt n Marines, which will be put on Board, and the 
Troops to Embark at 5 in the Afternoon. 

Boats will attend for that purpose. 

The Men will carry with them the Provisions 
issued out to them. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 
Boston 22 d June 1775. 

All persons belonging to, or followers of the Army 
are forbid to sell Spirituous Liquors, Excepting at the 
Regimental Canteen, One, only one of them to be 
allow d to each Reg* subject to the Regulation of the 
Officer Commanding the Reg* And as, the Appoint 
ment of a Sutler depends upon the Commanding 
Officers of Corps it is expected that Hence forward 
they will be Answerable for the Sobriety of the 
Soldiers under their Command. All other Sources of 
Spirituous Liquors but that of the Canteen being 
Effectually stopt up from the Non-Commission d 
Officers & Soldiers by the Proclamation. 

As some of the Reg ts have gone out with* Provi 
sions, to prevent the like Accident the different 
Corps are always to have two clays Provisions ready 
Cook cl. 

The Reg* of L* Dragoons to take the Guard on 
Beacon-Hill till fur r Orders Consisting of a Serj* 
2 Corporalls and 9 Private to Mount this Evening. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Friday 23 d June 1775. 

Parole London C. S. Dullin 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 



June 23 ORDERLY BOOK. 15 

For Picquet L* Col Gunning. 

For the Lines L fc Col Clarke. 
Adjut fc & Quar r Master from the 52 d Reg 1 
A Guard of a Serj 1 Corp 1 and Twelve will be 
posted this Evening on the first Eminence on this 
Side the Beach where the Troops landed on the day 
of the Action, The Serj* will receive Orders on the 
General Parade, The Guard at the Storm d Redoubt 
will for the future Consist only of a Corp 1 and Six. 
These two Guards in the rear of the Camp will (as 
well as that over the provision) be furnish d alter 
nately by the Corps of the Line, The former will be 
given this Evening by the Light Infantry, and the 
latter by 1 st Batt n Marines, The Centrys for the 
Gen 1 Officers by the 52 d Reg 

To prevent Irregularity in parading the different 
Party s for work, An Orderly Drum will be Directed 
by the Quarter Master for the day, to beat the 
pioneers March at 4 in the Morning & at every Suc 
ceeding relief, This will be a signal for the whole 
to Assemble. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

Friday Evening at Nine June 23 d 1775. 

The Men and Officers of the 1 st Batt n of Marines 

now on Duty to be relieved to morrow Morning at 4, 

that Corps will strike Tents & be in readiness to 

March as soon as the Artilly Waggons receive their 

Baggage and Camp Equipage. They will Embark 

at 11 on board of Transports that will lay off 

Charlestown Ferry where Boats will attend for that 

purpose. 

The whole Line will turn out with Arms and 
Accoutrements to morrow Morning at 6 The Corps 
in the front of their respective Encampments. 

Lieut Col Walcott field Officer of the Picquets 



1 6 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

will also take Charge of the Troops in the Lines and 
relieve Major Tupper to morrow Morning at four. 

The Corps of Light Infantry relieve the party of 
Marines on Guard over the Provisions. 



Gen 1 Orders dated Head Quarters 
Boston 23 d June 1775. 

As Arms and Accoutrements have been Collected 
at the Main Guard and assorted, The different 
Corps to send as soon as possible and take away their 
own. 

The Regiments to give in Eeturns of their Sick 
& Wounded in the Regimental Llospitall s to the 
Comm r >" Gen 1 as soon as possible. Each Reg* to send 
a Carefull Serjeant to the Reg 1 Hos 1 to Examine into 
the Men s Necessary s and see that they are provided 
w th Clean Linnen. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Saturday June 24 th 1775. 

Parole Abercromby C. S. Pit cairn. 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

For the Lines Major Bruce. 
For the Picquets Major Mitchell. 
Adjutant and Quarter Master from 1 st Batt n 
Marines which Corps Re-incamps on their former 
Ground. 

The out Lying Picquets to be reduced to 100 
Men w th Commiss 1 and Non-Commis d Officers in pro 
portion to be Equally Divided and posted in the two 
advanced Redoubts. The Field Officer Commands 
but does not lye out w th these Picquets. 

Capt n Brown of the 52 fl Reg 1 is appointed an 
Assist 1 Engineer, Capt n McCan of the Royal Welch 
Fuzileers having been also Order d to Act in that 



June 2 5 ORDJERL Y BOOK. 17 

Department these Officers are not to do any other 
Duty in the Line till fur r Orders. 

The Guards in the rear of the Camp & over the 
Provisions, tog r w th the Gentry s for the Gen 1 
Officers to be furnish d this Evening by the Corps of 
Grenadiers. 

There will be no work to morrow and the Officers 
& Men off Duty will attend Divine Service at Eleven 
forenoon, it will be perform d in the front of the 
Center Eedoubt. 

Camp on the Heights of Charles. 

Saturday 25 th June 1775. 

Parole Hervey C. S. Leer ass. 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

For the Lines L Col Walcott 

For the Picquets L* Col Gunning. 

Adjut* & Quar r Master from the Corps of L* 

Infantry. 

The 47 th Reg* will this Evening & in future 
furnish the Guard of 1 Serj* 1 Corp 1 & 12 in the rear 
of the Encampment (the other Detach d Guards at 
the Stormed Redoubt and over the provisions) tog r 
w th the Gentry s for the Gen 1 Officers to be furnish d 
by the 5 th Reg 1 

The Picquets to Consist as before of 200 Men, 
Officers in Proportion, one half only of that Number 
to lay out and posted as Order d yesterday. 

The partys for work Consisting of the same pro 
portion (before Order d) to parade at 4 to morrow 
Morning. The Qua r Mas r of the day to be attentive 
& regular in Giving the Signal and seeing every relief 
for that Duty March off. 

The Troop for the future to beat at 8 in the 
Morning, other Camp Duties at the Accustomed 
Hours. 



iS SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 17 IS 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown, 

Monday 26 th June 1775 at 4 in the Morning. 

A Guard of 1 Snbal 11 1 Serj 1 and 15 Private to 
be paraded immediately and posted at Chaiiestown 
Ferry, the Officer will place Gentry s & take such 
Measures as will Effectually prevent Irregularities 
happening there and that no person be permitted 
unless those on Duty to Come to this Camp from 
Boston (Officers & their Servants excepted) with 1 a 
pass granted by Order of the Commander in Chief. 
And no Non-Commiss d Officer or Soldier to be Ferryed 
over from this to the Boston Side with 1 Authentick 
passes from publick Officers or those Commanding 
Corps. 

The above Duty to be furnish d this Morning by 
the 5 th Keg*. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown, 

26 th June 1775. 

Parole Shrewsbury C. S. Hertford. 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

For the Lines Major Bruce. 
For the Picquets Major Tupper. 
Adjut 1 and Q r Master from the Corps of Grenadiers. 
The Guard in the rear of the Encampm 1 from the 
47 th Reg 1 mounted at Gun-firing may retire to the 
Cantoonment of that Corps after Reveille beating in 
the Morning. 

As it will be Salutary and may be an Essential 
means of preserving health among the Troops it is 
strongly recommended the Commanding Officers 
wou d Cause their Men to Bathe in the Salt Water 
Mornings and Evenings when the Tide admitts. 
Attention must be had the Men do not Continue long 
in the Water (nor those who are unacquainted with 
Swimming) risk any Accident happening by going 
beyond their Depth. 



June 21 ORDERLY BOOK. 19 

The Men s Tents to be struck every fair Day, 
The Quarter Masters will inspect they are Clean d 
& the Kubbish removed. 

The 38 th Eeg t will this Evening furnish the 
Centrys for the General Officers and the Guards at 
Charlestown Ferry, at the Storm d Kedoubt & over 
the Provisions. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 
26 th June, 1775. 

An Officer to be sent every Day at Guard Mount 
ing to Charlestown iferry. He will call on the 
Deputy Adj fc General this Evening to Receive his 
Orders. 

It being reported that some of the wounded Men 
in the Gen 1 Hosp 1 have not Change of Linnen par- 
larly the Grenad rs , The Comm r in Chief Orders that 
they are Immediately provided therewith. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

Tuesday June 27 th 1775. 

Parole Percy C. S. Alnwick 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

At the Lines L* Col Gunning. 

For Picquet L 1 Col Clark 
Adjut* and Q r M r from 5 th Reg t 
The Detach d Guards (already mentioned in 
former Orders) and Centrys for the Gen 1 Officers to 
be furnish d this Evening by the 43 d and to morrow 
Evening by the 52 d Reg* The Order of yesterday 
Directing the Men to Bathe Mornings and Evenings 
only & not to continue long in the Water, is not 
properly attended to, they are altogether to deferr 
this Exercise when the Tide only admits of it in the 
Heat of the Day. 

The preservation of the few Houses left in 
Charlestown (as much as possible) unimpair d being 

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20 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 177$ 

an Important Object, any of the Soldiers Detected 
in future in attempting Shamefully to Purloin any 
part of these Buildings will assuredly be punish d 
most severely, The Gen 1 Considers such Instances 
of Devastation and Irregularity a Disgrace to Dis 
cipline. 

To prevent any unnecessary waste of ammunition 
the Men relieved from Duty s are not to draw their 
Muskett Shot Daily, this only to be done in Wett or 
Damp Weather when the Cartridge may be suppos d 
damaged and unfit for real Service. 

The Order of the 18 th Ins* directing one third of 
the Men off Duty with Officers in proportion being 
Employ d at the works carrying on, & relieved every 
four Hours is either Misunderstood, or not attended 
to, The Gen 1 expects more regularity, and attention 
to Orders, the Quarter Master for the day must see 
the party s for work paraded every relief, those at 
work are not to leave it till the preceding partys 
arrive, and the directing Engineer distributes them 
to their different Stations. It is also Expected the 
Officers Commanding the working party s will be 
attentive their Men are Diligent while Employ d. 

The reliefs to be regular and Incessant every 4 
Hours from 4 in the Morning till 8 at Night. 



Head Quarters Boston 25 th June 1775. 
The following promotions are made by the Com 
mander in Chief till His Majesty s pleasure is known. 

4 th Keg* (Hodgsons) 18 June 1775. 
L* Benj n Fish to be Qua r Mas r & Ens n . 
Mat w Halcott from 38 th Keg* to be L* Vice Eooke 
preferr d 

5 th Keg* (Percy s) 25 th June 1775. 
Capt n L* John Smith to be Capt n Vice Downes 
Dead of his Wounds. 



June 25 ORDERLY BOOK. 21 

L* Benj n Baker to be Capt n Lieut 1 Vice Smith pre- 
ferr d. 

Ensign Joshua Paul Minchin to be Lieu* Vice 
Baker preferr d. 

Pat k England Volunteer to be Ensign Vice 
Minchin Preferr d. 

14 th (Keppel s) 18 th June 1775. 

Ensign Geo. Brown to be Lieut 1 Vice Bruere 
KilTd. 

Ja s Grant Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Brown 
preferr d. 

22 d (Gage s) 24 th June 1775. 

Major John Campbell to be L* Col. Vice Aber- 
cromby Dead of his wounds. 

Major Christ r French serving as Capt n to be Major 
Vice Campbell preferr d. 

Capt n L* Hob 1 Simpson to be Capt n Vice French 
Preferr d. 

L* Edw d Handfield to be Capt n L* Vice Simpson 
preferr d. 

L* Rob* Lindsay serving as Ensign to be L* Vice 
Handfield preferr d. 

Eich d Porter Volunteer to be Ens n Vice Lindsay 
preferr d. 

35 th (Campbell s) 29 th April\115. 

Ens n Art r Ross to be Lieut* Vice Pringle dec (l , 

John Madan Volunteer to be Ensign, Vice Ross 
preferr d. 

18 th June 1775. 

Ens u James Lamb to be Lieut* Vice Baird 
Kill d. 

Dan 1 Shaw Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Lamb 
preferr d. 

38 th (Blayney s) 18 th June 1775. 

Ensign John Serjeant to be Lieut 1 Vice Dutton 
Kill d. 



22 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 17 75 

James Darcus Volunteer to be Ensign Vice 
Sarjent preferr d. 

Edward Cornwallis Moncrief Volunteer to be 
Ensign, A^ice Halcott preferr d. 

47 th (Carlton s) 18 th June 1775. 

Ensign James Poe to be Lieut 1 Vice Gould Kill d. 

Tho s Bunbury Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Poe 
preferr d. 

Ensign Henry Baldwin to be Lieut 1 Vice liilliard 
Kill d. 

Joseph Dowling Volunteer to be Ensign Vice 
Baldwin preferr d. 

52 d (Claverings) 18 t]l June 1775. 

Capt n Fra s Richmond Humphry s to be Major 
Vice Williams Kill d. 

Capt 11 Lieut 1 Andrew Neilson to be Capt n Vice 
Humphry s preferr d. 

L 1 And w M c llwaine to be Cap 11 L 1 Vice Neilson 
preferr d. 

Ensign Tho s Randall to be Lieu 1 Vice M c llwaine 
preferr d. 

Eob 1 John Harrison Volunteer to be Ens 11 Vice 
Randal preferr d. 

Lieut 1 Henry Crawford to be Capt 11 Vice Addison 
Kill d. 

Ens 11 Martin Hunter to be Lieut 1 Vice Crawford 
Preferr d. 

David Vans Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Hunter 
prefer rd. 

Lieut 1 John Thompson to be Capt n Vice Davidson 
Kill d. 

Ens 11 Honble W m Chetwynd to be Lieu 1 Vice 
Thompson preferr d. 

Art r Brooks Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Chet 
wynd preferr d. 

Lieut 1 Henry Rooke from 4 th Reg 1 to be Capt 11 
Vice Smyth Kill d. 



June 2 7 ORDERL Y BOOK. 23 

Ensign John Fuge to be Lieut t Vice Higgins 
Dead of his Wounds. 

Adjut* ^Eneas M c Kay to be Ensign Vice Fuge 
Preferred. 

63 d (Grant s) 18 th June 1775. 

Ensign John Roberts to be Lieut 1 Vice Dalrymple 
Kill d. 

Ja s Drury Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Roberts 
preferred. 

65 th (Urmston s) 18 th June 1775. 

L* Jonas Watson to be Captain Vice Hudson 
Kill d. 

Ens n John Bailie to be Lieu*, Vice Watson 
preferr d. 

Joseph Hardy Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Bailie 
preferr d. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 
Boston 27 th June 1775. 

The Surgeons of the Reg 1 Hospitals are desir d to 
give Lists to the Commissary Gen 1 of all such Men 
who were wounded on the 17 th Ins* & who require 
Wine and Oatmeal, and the Men will receive n 
Certain proportion of these Species in Lieu of other 
provisions. These Lists to be Sign d by the Officers 
Commanding Corps. The Quar r Masters of Corps to 
apply to the Commiss r y Gen 1 to Morrow Morning who 
will deliver a proportion of Vinegar to each Corps to 
be served out twice a Week, a pint to each Mess 
every time. 

The Gen 1 requests the Officers Commands Corps 
will Order a Carefull sober Woman to be sent to the 
Gen 1 Hosp 1 to take care of their Wounded Men who 
are greatly suffering for want of proper Attendance. 

Two more Women from each Corps to be sent as 
soon as possible to the Gen 1 Hospital. 



24 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Lieut 1 John M c Kinnon of 47 th Reg is appt d Quar r 
Mas r to the Corps of Grenadiers. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Wednesday June 28 th 1775. 

Parole Berwick. C. S. Newcastle. 

Field Officers for Duty at the Lines to morrow 

Evening. 

At the Lines Major Tupper 
The Picquets Major Mitchell 
Adjut and Qua 1 Mas r from 38 th Eeg t 
The 1 st Batt n Marines will furnish the Out Guards 
and Centrys, the Field Officer of the Picquets will 
daily visit the Hospitalls and report. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 

Boston 28 th June 1775. 

The Eeg ts are again acquainted that there are 
still a number of Arms and accoutrements in the 
Main Guard and are Directed to send for them as 
soon as possible. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Tuesday 29th June 1775. 

Parole Carlisle Cou r Sign Hespetli 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow. 

At the Lines L 1 Col Clarke 
For Picquets Major Humphry s 
Adjut* and Q r Mas 1 from 43 d Keg* 
The Corps of L 1 Infantry furnish the Out Guards 
& Centrys, &c. 

The Officers Commanding Corps are desired to 
inspect the Situation of their Men w th respect to 
Blanketts, to furnish and Replace such as arc lest 
or unprovided Immediately. 



June 29 ORDERLY SO OK. 25 

The Men s Leggings are also to be sent for and to 
be wore on Duty, & a proportion of Watchcoats 
sufficient in severe weather to Shelter the Men on 
Guards and out lying Picquets. 

To secure Alertness in the Centinell s and Guards 
in front and rear of the Encamping The Field 
Officers & Captains of the Camp Picquets will 
during the Night Alternately visit them, The former 
a little before day Break, and he will announce to the 
Capt ns the Hours he thinks proper they shou d go 
their rounds. 

The Men of the Different Corps Encamp d & 
Canfcoon d on this side who are reported sick & 
unable to do their Duty, are previously to be examined 
by the Surgeons & Mates attending before their 
Keception into the Hospital Established here. This 
to be done in the Morning between 8 & 9 Clock 
when those who are Objects for the Hospital will be 
Distinguished, and such who are found to have only 
Slight Complaints can remain in Camp, and are to 
be Conducted every Morning from 6 to 8 (by an Or 
derly Corp 1 ) to the Hosp 1 where their wounds may be 
Dress d, or proper Medicines administred to them, & 
Excepting such as meet w th Accidents or are suddenly 
taken 111, it is expected all application at the Hosp 1 
will be Confin d to the before ment d Hours, The Com 
manding Officers of Corps will send the Men w th 
Venereal Complaints to the Gen 1 Hosp 1 Immedly. 

The Men admitted to the Hosp 1 here are to be on a 
Similar footing with those in the General Hosp 1 and 
are to receive no pay or Provisions from their Corps 
while they Continue there. 

The respective Companys of the Corps Encamp d 
here to provide Brooms for Sweeping & keeping 
their Streets Clean. 



26 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

Friday June 30 th 1775 

Parole Plymouth. C.S. Cornwall 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

For the Lines Major Mitchell 

For Picquets U Co 1 Walcott. 

Adjut* and Q r M r from 52 d Beg 1 

The Corps of Grenad rs furnish the out Guards &c. 

The Orders respecting Arms belonging to different 
Corps (Deposited at the Main Guard in Boston) being 
sent for is still unComplyed with. As soon as the 
Corps on this Side have received the Arms that do and 
returned those that do not belong to them, An Exact 
State of both Arms and Accoutrements from each 
Corps to be then given in as soon as possible. 

Some of the Quar 1 Mas rs have been Inattentive to 
the Orders for throwing the fresh Earth every Morn 
ing on the Necessary Houses, Gen 1 Howe desires the 
Officer Commanding Corps Will take Steps to render 
it unnecessary for him to repeat Orders. 

A Woman from each Corps to be sent immediately 
to assist in Cleaning the Hospital in Charlestown and 
attending upon the Sick, they will receive Directions 
from M r Morrison who is appointed to superintend it. 



Gen 1 Orders Dated at Plead Quarters 

Boston 29 th June 1775. 

The Barrack Mas r is to Collect all the Timber and 
fire Wood at Charlestown, and to lodge it for the use 
of Government, No other person is allow d to take any 
Timber and fire Wood from Charlestown. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Saturday July 1 st 1775. 
Parole Exeter C.S. Taunton. 



July 2 ORDERL Y BO OK. 2 7 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
At the Lines Major Humphry s. 

For Picquets Major Bruce. 
Adjut* and Q r M r from 1 st Batt n Marines. 
The 5 th Keg furnish the Out Guards &c. 
The Corps to give in Weekly returns every Mon 
day Morning. 

The Officers first or next for Duty not to quit Camp 
to prevent which their Tour of Duty must be an 
nounced in Keg 1 Orders. 

The Women Order d yesterday from the different 
Corps to assist at the Hospital did not attend, If the 
Neglect is theirs they are to be Dismiss d from Camp, 
The Quarter Master s to see the Orders Immediately 
Comply d with. 

Sergt Griffin of 38 th Keg to attend at the Gen 1 
Hospital in Charlestown till fur r Orders. 

The Corps furnish no Men for Work to morrow 
All the Officers and Men off Duty to attend Divine 
Service at Eleven before noon in front of the Encamp 
ment. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Sunday 2 d July 1775. 
Parole S 6 Ives C.S. Lizard 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
At the Lines L* Co 1 Walcott 
For Picquets L* Col Gunning 
Adjut* and Quarter Master from the Corps of L* 
Infantry. 

The 38 th Keg 1 furnishes the Out Guards &c. 
All issuings of Kum to happen before Noon. The 
utmost Care must be taken it is properly mixed w th 
Water which is to be done in the presence of a 
Commission d Officer. 

The Corps to begin receiving it alternately. The 



28 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Commanding Officers of Corps to see their Men s 
Arms and Accoutrem ts put in proper Order and any 
Deficiencys replaced Immediately. 

To prevent Irregularity or Inattention in future at 
the Gen 1 Hosp 1 on this side Each Corps will send an 
exact list to M r Morrison (directing there) both of 
their Patients in the Hospital and Convalescents 
Order d to Attend, and to be Conducted thither every 
Morning agreeable to the Order of the 29 th June for 
that purpose. 

On the firing of 3 Cannon on the Stormed Redoubt, 
the whole Corps of Troops Encamp d and Quarter d 
here will turn out with Arms and Accoutrements, and 
form in the front of their respective Encampments and 
Cantoonments. 

The Order of the 19 th of June with regard to 
Striking Tents on an Alarm is Countermanded, & the 
Officers Commanding Corps will cleferr it unless they 
receive particular Orders for that purpose. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 

Boston 2 d July 1775. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to make a 
strict Examination into their Men s Ammunition, see 
if any of it has been spoiled during the Wett 
Weather, and that the Men have a proper Method of 
keeping their Ammunition from being Damaged. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

3 rd July 1775. 

Parole Asburton C.S. Plymouth 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening 

At the Lines Major Bruce 

For Picquets Major Tupper. 

Adjut 1 and Quart 1 Mas r from the Corps of Grena rs 

43 d Reg* furnishes the Out Guards &c. 



July 4 ORDER L Y SO OK. 2 9 

The Corps of J> InfV and 43 d Batt n will Change 
their Encampment to morrow Morning. Lieut 1 Marr 
of the 47 th will shew the Ground to the 43 d . 

The Centinells at all Guards (& particularly those 
Advanced at the Lines and in the rear of the 
Encampment) to Challenge every person Approaching 
them during the Night, and to permit none to pass 
them with* the Countersign. 

The Arrangement of the Sick and Convalescents at 
the Gen 1 Hosp 1 in Charlestown is still Neglected hy 
the different Corps notwithstands repeated Orders for 
that purpose, The Men to be Conducted thither this 
Morning by the Orderly Non Commission d Officer 
were Hours later than they ought to have been. 

It is therefore positively Ordered that for the 
future the Convalescents or patients Newly reported be 
brought and appear at the Hospital precisely every 
Morning at Six, and that an exact List of all the Sick 
both in and out of the Llospital be given at the same 
time to the Surgeon in Attendance. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps will be 
Answerable that Orders are more punctually attended 
to & Obey d. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Tuesday 4 th July 1775. 

Parole Honiton C.S. Launceston 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

At the Lines I/ Co 1 Gunning 

For Picquets L* Col 1 Clark 
Adjutf and Q r M r from the 5 th Reg* 
The 52 d Keg* furnishes the Out Duties &c. 
To Ensure attention and prevent mistakes in the 
method to be observed respecting the Gen 1 Hosp 1 the 
following Extracts from former Gen 1 Orders issued at 
Head Quarters Boston (in May and June last) are 
repeated to the Troops here (viz 4 ) 



3 o SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

May 29 th " Any Woman who may be wanted as 
" Nurses at the Gen 1 Hosp 1 or to do any other busi- 
44 ness for the Service of the Troops, and shall refuse 
" to do it will be immediately Struck Off the Provi- 
" sion List." 

11 th June, " No Soldier to be sent to the Gen 1 
" Hospital with 1 a Written Order from the Off r of 
" his Company, or the Surgeon of the Keg*, and to be 
" accompany d by a Non-Commission d Officer who 
" will give an Acco 1 of such Necessarys as are sent 
* 4 with him that they may be re-deli ver d in Case of his 
"Death. If this is neglected no one can be Account- 
44 able for Deficiencies. 

"When Soldiers are ordered to be discharged 
"from the Gen 1 Hospital notice will be sent the 
44 Keg 1 to w ch they belong that Non-Commiss d Officer 
44 may attend to receive them." 

" As Soldiers will be supply d w th every thing that 
" is thought Proper for them while in the Gen 1 
44 Hospital they will be under the usual Stoppages of 
4i 5 d ^ Day, No provisions to be drawn for them, A 
44 subsistence sent them." 



Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 
Boston. 3 d July, 75. 

Complaints being still made by the Brig r General 
and field Officers when Visiting the Guards and 
Centinells, of the same Neglect and In-attention in 
many Officers, Guards and Centinells as before Com- 
plain d of, The Commander in Chief finds himself 
Obliged to repeat the Order of the 9 th of June, w cl) 
lie expects is strictly Comply d with, & no Excuse 
will be taken, where any want of Care, Attention 
and Alertness shall be found. 

Each Corps to send a Carefull person to the 
General, as well as to their Regimental Hospitals to 



July 3 ORDERL Y BOOK. 31 

take an Acco 1 of their Sick and Wounded thai they 
may Asscertain the Number of Men they have in 
them, and provide each Man w th a Change of Linnen, 
which Order tho before given has not been Com 
ply d with by some of the Corps. 

A Gen 1 C 1 Mart 1 to Sitt on Thursday next the 6 th 
Ins 1 at 10 Clock in Concert Hall to try all Prisoners 
that may be brought before them. 

Major Bassett of 10 th Keg t Presid 1 

Capt ns - 

17 th Reg* L 1 Dragoons ... ... 1 

Corps of Light InfV ... ... 1 

Grenadiers ... ... ... 1 

4 th Reg 1 1 

10 th 1 

18 th & 65 th 1 

23 d 1 

35 th 1 

38 th 1 

49 th 1 

1 st & 2 d Batt n Marines 2 

Total 12 

Ensign Metham 10 th Reg 1 to be Deputy Judge 
Advocate to whom the Names and Dates of the Mem 
bers Commissions, the Prisoners Names and Crimes, 
& Evidences Names to be sent as soon as possible. 

The Quar r Mas r9 of the sev 1 Regim ts to go through 
their Regimental Hospitalls, and search for Arms and 
Accoutrements belonging to their Corps, and make a 
report of the same to the Deputy Adjut 1 Gen 1 . 

They will likewise examine the Women s Habita 
tions for Blanketts as it is reported they have a great 
number which do not belong to them. 

A return to be given in to the Deputy Adjut 1 
Adjut 1 Gen 1 as soon as possible from every Reg 1 of 



32 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

such Women and Children as the Eeg ts want to send 
Home. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 
After Orders 8 at night 4 th July 1775. 

The arrangement for a Proportion of one third of 
the Men off Duty, being furnish d by the different Corps 
for work, (and relieved every 4 Hours) is found Inade 
quate and the performance of the Troops on that 
duty Observed to be Languid and Tardy. Gen 1 Howe 
therefore thinks proper to order in future a Detachm t 
to Continue permanently at Work from Eeveille 
beating in the Morning till Gunfiring in the Evening 
with* Interruption or Discontinuance, for w ch reason 
their Meals must be Cook d for, and Carry d to them 
by their Companions off duty. 

This party to Consist to morrow of 3 Sub s 4 Serj ts 
4 Corp ls 2 Drums 130 Private. 

The Gen 1 expects to have reason to Commend, & 
not to Censure the attention and Alertness of the 
Officers on this necessary Service. 



General Orders Dated at Head Quart rs 
Boston 4 th July 1775. 

Major Bruce of the 38 th Beg 1 to make up the 
Accounts of the Drafts and Becruits he brought over 
for the sev 1 Begiments, The Drafts from England 
Commence pay by the Beg ts that received them from 
3 d March, those from Ireland as well as the Becruits 
from 3 d April. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Wednesday 5 th July 1775. 
Parole Warrington C.S. Barnstalle 



July 5 ORDERL Y BOOK. 33 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
Att the Lines Major Tupper 
For Picquets Major Mitchell 
Adjut 1 and Qua r Mas r from the 38 th Keg*. 
The 1 st Batt u of Marines furnishes the Out 
Guards &c. 

The 5 th Keg 1 will Change their Encampment to 
morrow and occupy the Ground shewn to L t Co 1 
Walcott. 

The 38 th and the Corps of Grenad rs will extend to 
the right, the former as farr as the road, and the 
latter towards Mystick River. 

The Nurses employ d at the Hosp 1 in Chariest 11 to 
be on a Similar footing with those at the General 
Hospital in Boston to receive 6 cl Sts ^ day & an Entire 
ration of Provisions. 

The field Officer Commanding at the Lines to 
permit no person to pass the advanced Centrys with 1 
Orders. 

After Order 5 o Clock. 

Some of the Soldiers wives having brought 
spirituous Liquors from Boston to this Camp, contrary 
to Orders ; the permission for their passing from 
thence, hither, is stopt, untill further Orders. 



Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters. 

Boston 5 th July 1775. 

The Corps to be Carefull to strike such Women 
off their provision Lists as are employ d in the General 
Hospitall s, as they receive provisions in the Hospitall s 
and are not to be supplied in a Double Capacity. 

The Effects of the late Capt n Downes of the 5 th 
Keg 1 to be sold at His House in Boston on Friday 
Morning next at 10 Clock, and those of the late 
Capt 11 Hudson of the 65 th Keg 1 on Saturday Morning 
at 10 Clock at the Encampment of the 65 th . 

D 



34 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The sev 1 Corps to give in returns to morrow 
morning at 9 Clock to the Major of Brigade for the 
day of what Ammunition they have made up since 
last returns, exclusive of 60 rounds ^ Man. 

The Comm r in Chief is pleased to Direct the 
Members for the Gen 1 C fc Martial Ordered to sitt to 
morrow Morning at 10 Clock to be taken from the 
Eeg ts in Town and to be furnish d as follow (viz ) 

Members. 

4 th Beg t 2Capt ns 

10 th 2 

23 d 1 

35 th 1 

40 th 1 

49 th 1 

63 d 1 

18 th & 65 th 1 

2 d Batt n Marines 2 

Total 12 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

6 th July 1775 

Parole Wey mouth C.S. Poole* 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

Att the Lines L* Col Clark. 
For Picquets Major Humphry s. 
Adjut fc arid Qua r Mas r from 43 d Keg*. 
The Corps of L fc Infy furnishes the Out Guards. 
Upon any people coming in and surrendering 
thems 8 at the Lines, the field Officer Commanding 
will immediately dispatch them Conducted by an 
Officer to Gen 1 Howe s Quarters, or in His absence 
to Brig 1 Gen 1 Pigots. 

A List of the Names and a return of the Numbers 



July 6 ORDERLY BOOK. 35 

of Women and Children in every Corps Encamp d 
here to be given in immediately specifying those 
present with the Corps that the issuing their pro 
visions may be properly regulated, and the quantity 
asscertained. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Friday 7 th July IT 75. 

Parole Eingwood C.S. Christclmrch 

Field Officers for duty to morrow Evening. 

For the Picquets ]> Co 1 Walcott. 

For the Lines Major Mitchell. 
Adjut fc and Qua r Mas r from the 52 d Reg*. 
The Corps of Grenad rs furnishes the Out Guards &c. 
M r Goldthwaite Dep? Barr k Mas r in Boston 
having provided a quantity of Spruce, proposes to 
Brew & deliver it out to the Troops at the rate of 
one Dollar for 32 Gall 3 to be paid Monthly or 
Musterly. 

The Commanding Officers will inform M r Gold 
thwaite what Quantity they Chuse sho d be sent to their 
respective Corps, it will thereupon be issued Daily. 

General Orders Dated Head Quarters 
Boston 6 th July 1775. 

A return of every Officer, Serjeant, Drummer, 
Eank and file of each Corps, As also a List of the 
Names of the Women Children and all other persons 
followers of the Army, not Soldiers, for whom the 
Corps draw provisions to be given to the D? Adjutf 
Gen 1 on Wednesday Morning next. 

Any persons who are not drawn for, are 
omitted in the Lists will not be allowed provision 
hereafter, The Reg ts will likewise give in a List of 
the Widows of the Deceased Soldiers and their 
Children. 



36 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 
Boston 7 th July 1775. 

No Officer or other person whatsoever to go into 
any House in Town with 1 leave from the Proprietor 
or person who has it in Charge unless permission be 
granted on proper application being made for the 
same. 

In the returns ment d in yesterday s Orders, it is 
expected the Reg 13 will make out accurate Lists of 
their Women and Children, Including those of their 
Grenad r and L 1 Company s, & marking opposite their 
Names whe r in the Town of Boston or on the Charles- 
town side, This Order is Preparatory to a Gen 1 
Muster, and no person who does not appear will be 
allow d provision unless very good reasons can be 
given for their Non Attendance. 

Till fur r arrangements are made Major Gen 1 
Clinton & under him, Brig r Gen ls Earl Percy and 
Jones are appointed to the Command & Inspection 
of the following Corps (viz 1 ) 4 th 23 d 35 th 40 th 44 th & 
2 (I Batt n Marines. 

Major Gen 1 Burgoyne & under him Brig r Gen 1 
Robertson are appointed to the Command and In 
spection of the 17 th Keg 1 (L 1 Dragoons) 10 th 49 th 59 th 
18 th & 65 th Res 1 of Foot. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

8 th July 1775. 

Parole Lymington C.S. Farmouth 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

Att the Lines Major Humphrys. 

For Picquetts Major Bruce. 

Adjut 1 and Q r Mas 1 from 1 st Batt n Marines. 

5 th Reg 1 furnishes the Out Guards &c. 

The Men s Wearing Watchcoats and Leggings on 
Duty will be directed by the Officers Commanding 



July 8 ORDERL Y BOOK. 37 

Corps who are to jadge when it is proper & 
requisite. 

Some Soldiers of the Different Corps have been 
observed Gaming, The Commiss tl & non Commiss d 
Officers are desir d to be attentive that for the future 
nothing of this sort appears among the Men, Such 
instances of Idleness & Depravity are always (& par 
ticularly at this time) to be prevented & suppress d. 

The advanced Centrys not to suffer those of the 
Rebells during the Night to come forward from their 
day Posts. If they see them advance, they must call 
and Order them to return to that former station, w ch 
if they Disobey, the Centrys are immediately to inform 
the Corporal of the Guard of their having come 
forward, but they are not to fire unless they see 
Occasion, in their own Defence, Or to Alarm the 
Guards. 

The advanced Guards and Gentry s, are to fire on 
any of the Rebell s they perceive Endeavouring to 
pvent Deserters Coming in. 

The Troops in this Encampment will attend 
Divine Service to morrow at 11 as before Ordered. 



Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 
Boston 8 th July 1775. 

It having been observed that Officers out of 
Curiosity quit their Corps, improperly go where 
firing may happen, It is the Commander in Chiefs 
Orders that on any future Occasion of Alarm, the 
Officers remain w th their Corps, and be ready to 
March when Ordered. 

The Arms Accoutrements found in the Gen 1 
and Reg 1 Hospital! s belonging to Different Corps to 
be sent to the Main Guard, where they will be 



3 8 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Assorted and each Keg 1 to send on Monday Morning 
for their own. 

Spruce Beer will be sold Delivered in any 
part of the Town at the rate of One Dollar "f 1 
Barrell returning the Empty Casks, as full ones are 
brought in. 

The Commands Officers will apply for further 
particulars to M r Goldthwaite. 

The sale of the late Capt n Downes s Effects is put 
off to Monday the 10 th Ins 1 . 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Sunday 9 th July 1775. 

Parole Newport C.S. Calshot 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

For the Lines L 1 Col Walcott. 

For the Picquets L 1 Co 1 Gunning. 

Adjut* & Qua r Mas r from the Corps of L 1 Infr. 

38 th Reg 1 furnishes the out Guards &c. 

All orders issued relating to the Men are to be 
Carefully read and explain d to them. Great atten 
tion is to be observed that those on Duty may as 
early as possible after relief also hear them read in 
their turn, so that no Individual may have cause to 
Plead Ignorance. 

Gen 1 Howe desires that the Officers who daily 
Visit and inspect the Men s Messing and Diet, Direct 
that every Mess may have a distinct fire place, & that 
the Cooking places of the different Corps are separate 
from one Another. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Monday 10 th July 1775. 
Parole Portsmouth C.S. St. Helens 



July 1 2 ORDERL Y BOOK. 39 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

At the Lines Major Bruce. 

For Picquets Major Tupper. 

Adjut* and Q r Mas r from the Corps of Grenad rs 

The 43 d Keg 11 furnishes the Out Guards &c. 
Serj* Major Fowler of the 38 th Reg* is appointed 
to Act as Adjut* to the Corps of Grenad rs till further 
orders. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Tuesday 11 th July 1775. 
Parole Pendennis C.S. St. Maws 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
For the Lines L* Col Gunning 
For the Picquets L t Col Clark 
Adjut* and Quar r Mas r from the 5 th Keg* 
The soldiers belonging to this Camp (Officers 
Servants Excepted) are not to pass from this side the 
Water to Boston after 12 at Noon each Day. 

The light Dragoons will take the Guard w ch the 
47 th had upon the point near their Encampment. 

The Adjutants are desired to be more regular in 
future in giving in their Returns to Major Small at 
the time appointed. 

The 47 th Reg* gives the Guard at the Stormed 
Redoubt till fur r orders. 

The Guard at the Ferry and the Centrys for the 
General Officers to be included in the Gen 1 Detail for 
Guards. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Wednesday 12 th July 1775 

Parole Aughrim C.S. GinJcel 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

At the Lines Major Tupper 

For Picquets Major Mitchell. 

Adjut* and Qua r Mas r from 38 th Reg* 



4 o 722 WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The Women belonging to this Camp having 
passes from the Officers Commanding the Corps they 
belong to, are to be permitted to go & return from 
Boston. 

The Orderly Drummers of every Corps to Con 
tinue at their respective Quarter Guards from Gun 
firing in the Evening, till after Eeveille beating, and 
the Non Commiss d Officers Commanding these Guards 
to be answerable the Drum rs are Attentive to the 
Taps and beat the Reveille regularly. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

13 th July 1775. 

Parole Chichester C.S. Goodwood. 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

At the Lines L t Col Clarke 
Eor Picquetts Major Humphry s. 
Adjut* and Q r M r from 43 d Reg 

Head Quarters Boston 12 t]l July 1775. 
The following Promotions are made by the Com 
mander in Chief till His Majesty s Pleasure is known 
(viz 1 ) 

5 th (Percys) 

Ens n Benjamin Hill 62 d Keg* to be Lieut* Vice 
Lord Rawdon preferred 12 th July 1775. 

10 th (Sandford s) 

Ensign Henry De Berniere to be Lieut 1 Vice 
Verner Dead of His Wounds. 

Henry Stark Volunteer to be Ensign, Vice 
Debernier preferr d 30 th June. 

35 th (Campbell s) 

Capt n L* Phillip s to be Capt 11 Vice Lyons Dead 
of his wounds 28 th June 1775. 

Lieut* Colin Campbell to be Capt n L 1 Vice Phillip 
preferr d Do 



Jufy 1 2 ORDERL Y BOOK. 41 

Ensign Clark to be Lieut* Vice Campbell 
preferr d. 

Sam 1 FitzGerald Volunteer to be Ensign Vice 
Clark preferr d. 

43 d (Carey s) 

Capt n Edward Cane to be Major Vice Spendlove 
Dead of his Wounds. 

Capt n L* Rob* M c Kenzie to be Capt u Vice Cane 
preferr d. 

Lieut* Chas. M c Lane to be Capt 11 Lieut* Vice 
M c Kenzie preferr d. 

Ensign Tho s Wilkinson to be Lieut* Vice M c Lean 
preferr d. 

John Montague Clark Volunteer to be Ensign 
Vice Wilkinson preferr d 10 th July 1775. 
47 th (Carlton s) 

Lieut* James Poe to be Adjut* Vice Ensign Tur 
ner 12 th July 1775. 

52 d (Clavering s) 

Warren Lisle Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Graham 
dead of his wounds, 4 th July. 

63 d (Grant s) 

Lieut* Henry Lysaght to be Captain Vice Stopford 
who retires. 

Ensign John Clark to be Lieut* Vice Lysaght 
pref d . 

Ensign John Money to be Adjut* Vice Lysaght 
11 th July. 

Lieut* R* Hon ble Francis Lord Rawdon of the 5 th 
Reg* to be Capt 11 Vice Foillett retires 12 th July. 

(Staff) 

Capt n L* Ja s Urquhart to be Town Major Vice 
Cane preferr d 10 th July 1775. 

(Gen 1 Hosp 1 ) 

W m Rob* Roberts to be Surgeon 

M r Geo. Browne to be Apothecary Vice Roberts 



42 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

14 th July 1775. 
Parole Petersfield C.S. Postdown 

Field Off r for Duty at the Lines to morrow 
Evening Major Humphreys 

Major Mitchell s Illness having occasioned Major 
Humphrys taking the Command of the Picquet s last 
Evening, Major Cane will be on that Duty this, and 
L* Co 1 Walcott to morrow Evening. 

Adjutant & Quart r Mas r from 52 d Eeg t 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

15 th July 1775. 

Parole Southampton C.S. Rumney. 

Eield Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

Att the Lines Major Cane 

Eor Picquets Major Bruce 

Adjut* and Q r Mas r from 1 st Batt n Marines. 

Major General Howe desires the Officers belonging 
to this Corps having leave of absence to go to Boston 
will return to the Camp before 9 Clock at Night the 
Boats not being allow d to pass the fferry after that 
Hour unless by particular Direction from a Gen 1 
Officer. 

The non-Commission d Officers sent to Boston with 
party s are to be Carefull to assemble their Men at the 
Ferry upon their return & bring them over together, 
& all Non-Commiss d Officers & Soldiers are to be in 
Camp in time for the Eoll Calling at Gunfning. 

The Troops to attend Divine Service to morrow at 
the usual Hour, they will Assemble in the Eear of the 
Encampment and arranged in Order to be as much as 
possible Shelter d from the Heat by a Grove of Trees 
on the left of the 43 d Keg* 



July 1 1 ORDERLY BOOK. 43 

Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters 
Boston 13 th July 1775. 

The respective Surgeons to examine the Men of 
their Corps in the Convalescent Hosp 1 and send such 
Men over belongs to the Troops on the Charles town 
side as they find sufficiently recovered to walk 
about. 

14 th July 1775. 

The Effects of the late Capt n Lyons of the 35 th 
Reg t to be sold on Monday Morning, those of the late 
Major Short and L* Shea in the 2 d Marine Encamp 
ment, to morrow Morning at 10 Clock, likewise those 
of Capt n Campbell and L t Gardiner on Monday 
morns next at the same Hour & Place. 

(47 th Keg*). 31 st March 1775. 

Capt n Paulus ^Emilius Irving to be Major Vice 
Cairncross who retires. 

1 st Lieut* Rob t Douglass of 23 d Eeg t to be Capt n 
Vice Irving. 

52 d 26 th April 1775. 

Ens n Tho s Randall to be Lieut* Vice Holland 
Dece (1 

Elias Terrott to be Ensign Vice Randall 



Gen 1 Orders Head Quar rs Boston 
11 th July 1775. 

The Quar r Guard to face Outwards & not towards 
the Reg ts . 

The Picquets are to be form d and Mounted as 
Directed in the Orders of the 13 th July 1774 that all 
the Reg ts may follow the same methods of forming 
and returning their Picquets, and w th respect of 
going & receiving rounds the Corps lately Arrived are 
desired to send their Adjutants to Copy the Orders 
on that Head of the 12 th July 1774 with those for 



44 SIX WILLIAM HOWS 1775 

Mounting the Picquet of the 13 th w ch they will find 
at the Depy Adjut 1 Gen 13 Office. 



Camp on the Heights of Chaiiestown. 

Sunday 16 th July 1775. 
Parole Salisbury C.S. Clarendon. 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
Att the Lines L* Co 1 Walcott. 
For Picquets L* Col Gunning. 
Adjut* and Q r Master from the Corps of L* 
Infantry. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestowii 

17 th July 1775. 

Parole Stockbndge C.S. Andover. 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

Att the Lines Major Bruce 

For Picquets Major Tupper 

Adjut* and Q r Mas 1 from the Grenad 1 3 

Any Soldier Convicted of opening the Tombs or 

Graves in the burying Ground in Charlestown will be 

severely punish d, and they are forbid going there 

unless when upon Duty, Added to the meanness of 

such practice a pestilence from the Infection of the 

Putrify d Bodys might reach the Camp. 

The Soldiers going to Town w th passes are not to 
be permitted Carrying Canteens w th them. 

Camp on the Heights of Chaiiestown. 

Tuesday 18 th July 1775. 

Parole Marlborough C.S. Amesbury. 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

Att the Lines L fc Col Gunning. 

For Picquetts L* Col Clarke. 
Adjut 1 and Q r Master from the 5 th 



July 19 ORDERLY BOOK. 45 

The Tools that are in the several Encampments 
Except such as are under the Care of L 1 Marr, are to 
be carry d to the Artillery Park (Major Farrington 
will give Directions for the Care of them) from whence 
the Capt ns Brown & M c Can will send for as many as 
they want at the works. 

The Tools at the works to be Collected every Evens 
and put under the Care of a Gentry at the lines untill 
they are wanted in the Morning. 

Soldiers coming over the ferry after the time 
appointed will be Confin d by the Officer Commanding 
the Guard on this side. 



Camp on the Heights of Chaiiestown. 

Wednesday 19 th July 1775. 
Parole Newbery. C.S. Heading. 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 
At the Lines Major Tupper 
For Picquets Major Mitchell 
Adjut 1 and Qua r Mas r from 38 th 



The Effects of the late Captain Kerwin of 6 



th 



Reg 1 and L 1 Jordan of the Navy to be sold to morrow 
Morning at 9 Clock at Gen 1 Howe s Quar rs in 
Boston. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quar rs Boston. 
19 th July 1775. 

The Officers of the Army are desir d to send their 
Horses to Grass at Chaiiestown as they cannot at 
present be supply d with Forrage. 

Returns to be given in to the D^ Adj t Gen 1 early 
on Friday Morning next of the present State of each 
Reg 1 Including the Grenad rs and L 1 Company s. 

Capt 11 Cayler of the 46 th Reg 1 is appointed Aid de 
Camp to Major Gen 1 Howe and is to be Obey d as 
such. 



46 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The Gen 1 C fc Martial of w ch Major Bassett of the 
10 th Reg* was Presid* is Dissolved. 

Gen 1 after Orders Dated at Head Quar rs 
Boston 6 Clock Afternoon July 19 th 

Capt n Rich d Sym s of the 52 d Eeg* try d by the 
Gen 1 O Martial of w ch Major Bassett was President for 
wounding a Marine of which wound he is supposed to 
have Died, but it appearing to the Court what he did 
was in his own Defence, when in the Execution of his 
Duty, do honourably Acquit him of any intention 
to Kill the deceased. 

W m Moran and Ja s Edwards private Soldiers in 
the 35 th Reg 1 try d by the above Gen 1 O Martial for 
Assaulting L 1 Chartar of the Marines are found 
Guilty of the Crimes laid to their Charge and sen 
tence the prisoner W m Moran to receive 1000 Lashes 
& the prisoner James Edwards to receive 600 Lashes. 

Tho s Bell private Soldier in the Marines try d by 
the above Gen 1 C 1 Martial for robbery is found Guilty 
of the Crime laid to his Charge and sentenced to 
receive 1000 Lashes. 

Duncan M c ffarland private Soldier in the 3 d 
Division of Marines try d by the above Gen 1 C t Mar 
tial for Robbery is found Guilty of the Crime laid to 
his Charge and sentenced to Suffer Death. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the above 
Sentences, and Orders the punishments Adjudged the 
Prisoners Tho s Bell of the Marines to be put in 
Execution, at such times & in such proportions as the 
Officers Commanding their respective Corps shall 
Direct. 

The Commander in Chief likewise approves of the 
Sent 00 pass d on the prisoner Duncan M c ffarland and 
Orders it to be put in Execution, by Hanging the s d 
Duncan M c ffarland on Monday Morning next at 6 
Clock. 



July 20 ORDERLY BOOK. 47 

Capt n Smith of the 5 th Reg 1 and Capt n Disney of 
the 44 th Reg 1 are appointed Majors of Brigade, and 
are to be Obey d as such. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

Thursday 20 th July 1775. 

Parole Bristoll C.S. Chepstow. 

Field Officers for duty to Morrow Evening. 

For the Lines L 1 Co 1 Clark. 

For Picquets Major Irving 

Adjut 1 and Q r Mas r from 43 d Reg 1 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

Friday 21 st July 1775. 
Parole Hereford C.S. Monmouth 
Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening. 

Att the Lines Major Mitchell. 
For Picquetts Major Humphry s. 

Adjut 1 Q r M r from 52 d Reg 1 
Some Irregular Women having been found in this 
Encampment, the Commanding Officers of Corps are 
requested to attend to the Order of the 20 th June 
respecting the number of Women allow d to each 
Company belonging to the Corps here. 

The Troops of the 17 th Reg 1 L 1 Dragoons will 
remove from their Station on this Side and be relieved 
by two others from Boston to morrow Morning. 

Gen 1 Orders at Boston 20 th July 1775. 
As the Brigades are broke by Reg ts being on the 
Heights of Charlestown, the following Corps Com 
posing the right Wing of the Troops in Boston, are 
put under the Command and Inspection of Major 
Gen 1 Clinton, and under him Brig rs Gen 1 Earl Percy 
Jones (viz 1 ) 18 th Reg 1 Corps of L 1 Infr Grenad rs 
4 th 44 th 10 th 22 d Reg ts also the 23 d Reg 1 Encamp d 
on Fort "Hill. 



SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 



1775 



The left Wing to be under the Command and 
Inspection of Major Gen 1 Burgoyne, and under him 
Brig rs Gen 1 Eobertson (viz 1 ) 17 th Reg* Dragoons 45 th 
63 d 35 th 49 th Eeg ts 2 d Marines 40 th Reg ts also, the 
59 th Keg 1 in Barracks in King S 1 & 4 Companys of 
the 65 th Reg 1 Encamp d on Willis s Wharf. 

The 10 th Reg 1 to move their Encampment to 
morrow Morning at 8 Clock, The Dep- v Q r M r 
General or his Assist 1 will shew them their Ground. 

A Gen 1 C 1 Martial to sitt to morrow Morning at 
10 Clock in Concert Hall to try all Prisoners that 
shall be brouht before them. 



L 1 



Col Patterson of the 63 d Reg 1 President. 



Dragoons 

22 d 


1 Capt u ^ 
2 do 




23 d 


1 do 




35 111 


1 do 




40 th 
45th 


1 do 
1 do 


Members. 


49th 


1 do 




63 d 


1 do 




Grenad rs 


1 do 




L 1 Company 


i do ; 


Ens n Metham D 
Names and Dates 


? Judge Advocate to whom the 
of the Members Commissions, 



Prisoners Names and Crimes, and Evidences Names 
to be given in as soon as possible. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

Saturday 22 d July 1775. 

Parole Pembroke C.S. Cardigan 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening 

At the Lines Major Irving. 

For Picquets Major Cane. 

Acljutfand Q r Mas r from 1 st Marines. 



July 23 ORDERLY BOOK. 49 

Head Quarters Boston 21 st July 1775. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleas d to 
make the following Promotions till His Majesty s 
pleasure is known (viz 1 ) 

38 th Reg 1 (Blayney s) 21 st July 1775. 

L* Rob 1 Christie to be Capt n I/ Vice Croker Dead 
of his Wounds . 

Ens 11 Peter Purdon to be Lieut 1 Vice Christie 
preferred. 

Q r M r Art r Mitchell to be Ensign Vice Purdon 
prefer r d: 

M r Geo. Fowler to be Quar r Mas r Vice Mitchell 
preferr d. 

After Orders Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

22 d July 1775. 

The Troops to attend Divine Service to morrow at 
the usual Hour. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

23 d July 1775. 

Parole Milford C.S. Glamorgan. 

Field Officers for Duty to morrow Evening 

For the Lines Major Humphry s. 

For the Picquets L* Col Walcott. 

Adjut 1 and Q r M r from L* Infantry. 

Soldiers passes going to Boston are to be signed 

only by the Field Officers Commanding Corps to 

which the men belong and the passes are to be 

given to the Officer of the Guard at the Ferry on this 

Side when the men returns, and he will deliver them 

at the time he makes his report. 

The business the Soldiers go upon to Boston to be 
Specified in the passes. 

Soldiers are not to remain in the Hutts after 8 
Clock in the Evening. If any are found in them 

E 



5 o SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

after that hour the Hutts will be pulled down and the 
Owner if not a Soldier will not be allowed to Continue 
in Camp. 

The Guard for the Lines are in future to be told 
Off in the parade in three Divisions. 

Head Q rs Boston 22 d July 1775. 
The Commanding Officers of Corps to Send exact 
Lists Signed by themselves to the Comm y General 
of the Number of Sick and Wounded in their 
Eegimental Hospital in Boston whom it is Necessary 
to Serve with fresh provisions, and not any to be 
mentioned in these Lists whose case does not absolutely 
require the Small Assistance of Fresh meat that can 
be provided from time to time. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

24 th July 1775. 
Parole Eadnor C.S. Ross. 
Field Officers for duty to morrow Evening. 

For the Lines Major Cane 
For the Picquets Major Bruce. 

Adjutant and Q r Mas r from the Corps of Grenadiers. 
The Eounds are to Visit the Gentries of the 
Guards they Inspect. 

As some of the Soldiers have taken the time of 
Challenging from the Admirals Gun at 9 Clock, they 
are to be Acquainted that the Centrys are to Chal 
lenge at Dusk without Attention to the Hour, the 
Admirals Evens or Morns Guns are not to be regarded 
as Signals for the Camp, nor is the time of Beating 
the Eeveille to be Governed by the Latter. 

The Field Officers Commanding in the advanced 
Works will give directions to have Earth thrown into 
the Necessary houses made for the Use of that Guard ; 
every Evening before the Eelief. 



July 26 ORDERLY OOK. 51 

Head Quarters Boston 23 d July 1775. 

In Consequence of Strong application from the 
Preside and Members of the General Court Martial 
and the former Good character given the prison 1 
Duncan M c ffarland the Commander in Chief is pleased 
to pardon him. 

The Court of Enquiry of which Capt n Vallass of 
the 10 th Eegiment is President is dissolved. 

After Orders 24 th July Heights of Charlestown, 

Tis again Ordered that the Officers and Soldiers 
are not to pass or go up to the Advanced Centrys 
unless in the Execution of their Duty and at no time 
to pass them without the Knowledge of the Field 
Officer Commanding in the Advanced Works. 

As the Victuals for the Out Guards are not to be 
Carry ed beyond the Lines, care to be taken that those 
Guards are relieved in Order to their having their 
Victuals in due time within the Works. 

Frequent Mistakes having happened in posting the 
Out Guards and Centrys belonging to the Advanced 
Works The Field Officers will be Carefull that the 
Orders they Deliver when relieved are perfectly 
understood. 

The Picquets in Case of Alarm between Gun 
fireing and Eeveille beating are to Assemble in the 
rear of the Quarter Guard of the 43 d Eegiment. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

26 th July 1775. 

Parole Warrington C.S. Wigan 
Field Officers for duty to morrow Evening. 
Lines Major Bruce 
Picquets Major Tupper. 
Adjutant and Quarter Master from 38 th Eeg fc 
The Centrys on the Out Posts are to be double 
E 2 



52 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

and are to be Selected (at least one on every Station) 
from the most Experienced of the Soldiers upon the 
advanced Guards they are not to Separate or move 
about upon their posts at Night, but are to be Vigi- 
lent, Silent and Attentive to their duty. 

The Ammunition in each Corps to be distributed 
Equaly, and a return to be given in of the number of 
Cartridges every man has in his possession ; when 
Ammunition is wanting application will be made to 
Gen 1 Howe for an Order to the Comms Officer of 
Artillery for the delivery of it. 

The Officer of the Ferry Guard will not take the 
passes from the Officer s Servants. 

The advanced Centrys as well as those in Camp to 
have their Bayonets fixed. 



Head Quarters Boston 25 th July 

Officers Commanding Guards or Out posts are not 
to Suffer people to come upon, or visit their Posts 
without a Pass. 

A return of the Light Infantry and Grenadier 
Company s to be given to the Dep> Adjutant General 
on Thursday Morning next at 9 Clock. 

The following Field Officers are appointed to the 
Grenadiers and Light Infantry, Viz 1 To the Grenadiers 
L t Col Agnew, Major Smelt and Major Mitchell, To 
the Light Infantry L l Col Clark, Major Butler and 
Major Musgrave. 

Major Mitchell to Command the Grenad rs En 
camped in Boston, and Major Musgrave the L 1 Inf- v 

A return to be given by each Keg* to the Comm r y 
General as soon as possible of the Number of Persons 
they draw provisions for Including Women, Children 
and all others on their provisions Lists, as well as the 
Sick in the different Hospitals. 



July 26 ORDERLY BOOK. 53 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

27 th July 1775. 

Parole Liverpool C.S. OmsJcirJc. 
Field Officers for duty at the Lines to morrow 

Evening. 

Lieu 1 Col Gunning, whose Indisposition yesterday 
prevented his taking the Command of the Picquets 
and Major Tupper came on that Duty, which will be 
taken this Evening by Lieu* Col Clark, and to morrow 
by Major Mitchell. 

The Issuing Rum and Beer to the Troops in this 
Encampment will be between 8 & 12 Daily, The 
Corps to Commence receiving them Alternately 
beginning to morrow with the L* Infantry. 



General Orders dated at Head Q rs Boston 
26 th July 1775. 

Lieu* David Hamilton of the 4 th or Kings Own 
Regiment of Foot, tryed by the General Court Martial 
of which Lieu* Col Patterson is president for Dis 
obedience of Orders and neglect of Duty, is not found 
Guilty of Disobedience of Orders or neglect of Duty, 
and therefore Acquitted. 

Benjamin Husthwaite private Soldier in the 4 th or 
Kings Own Regiment of Foot, tryed by the above 
General Court Martial for Mutiny and Insolence to 
Lieu* Lenthall of the 23 d Regiment of Foot or Royal 
Welsh Fuzileers, is acquitted of the charge of Mutiny 
but found Guilty of Insolence to Lieu* Lenthall which 
being a breach of the 3 rd Article of the 20" Section of 
the Articles of War he is Sentenced to receive 500 
Lashes at such place and time as the Commander in 
Chief shall think proper. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the above 
Sentence. 

The Kings Carts are to Work the following 



54 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Hours only, Viz from 5 to 8 in the morning from 9 
to 12 at Noon and from 2 till 6 at Night. No 
Officer or any other person, tho they may have 
Orders for Carts, are upon any Account to oblidge the 
drivers to Work hut during the above Hours. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

28 July 1775. 
Parole Lancaster C.S. Manchester. 

Field Officers for duty this Evening at the Lines. 
(Instead of L* Col Gunning relapsed in his Illness) 
Major Tupper and to morrow Evening L* Col Clark . 

For the Picquets Major Irwing. 
Adjutant and Q r Master from 52 d Hegiment. 

Soldiers are to be sent to the Hospital upon the 
first appearance of their being taken with the flux or 
Feverish Complaints, Their remaining in Camp after 
they have Contracted either of those Disorders, 
rendering the Case tedious and difficult, but when 
taken early they may expect a Speedy recovery. 

All Soldiers returning Drunk from Boston or 
having Out Stayed their passes are to be Confined by 
the Officer at the ferry Guard and reported to Brig r 
General Pigott. 

No Soldier is to lie out of Camp or in a Hutt 
without leave from Major Gen 1 Howe. 

The Boards in Charlestown are not to be taken 
from thence but by an Order from Brown of the 52 d 
Capt n M c Can of the 23 d or Lieu Marr of the 47 th 
Eeg t3 Lieu Col Nesbit will give his Gentries Orders 
Accordingly, to prevent any Contravention to this 
Order. 



General After Orders, Head Q rs Boston at 6 in 
the Evens 27 th July 1775. 



July 28 ORDERLY BOOK. 55 

The General Court Martial of which L* Col 
Patterson is president is dissolved. 

A General Court Martial Consisting of 3 Field 
Officers and 10 Captains to Sitt to morrow morning at 
9 Clock in Concert Hall, to try Capt n Payne of the 
18 th or Koyal Eegiment of Ireland, on the charge 
Exhibited against him by Lieu* Fowler of Said 
Regim* ; and such other prisoners as Shall be 
brought before them. 

Lieu 1 Col Sir Harry Calder President 

Major Bruce 

Major Blunt 

The Corps on the Heights of ) ~ , . 

Charlestown furnish ... j 4 Ca P tams 
1 st Division in Boston ... 2 
2 nd do do ... 2 

3 rd do do ... 2 

Deputy Judge Advocate to whom the Names and 
dates of the Members Commissions and Evidences 
Names to be given as Soon as Possible . 



Morns General Orders Dated Head Q rs Boston 
at 9 Clock 28 th July 1775. 

The General Court Martial Ordered to Sit this 
Morning at 9 Clock is not to Sit till 10, The 
members to be Wholly taken from the Troops in 
Boston, and the following to be added to those 
Ordered Yesterday Viz* 

L* Col Bruce 

17 th Reg* L* Dragoons ... 1 Captain 

1 st Division ... ... 1 

2 d do 1 

3 d do 1 

Captain Adye of the Royal Regim* of Artillery, 
Deputy Judge Advocate. 



56 SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestowii 

29 th July 1775. 

Parole Westmoreland C.S. Kendal. 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Mitchell 

Picquets Major Humphries. 

Adjutant and Quarter Master from 1 st Batt n of 

Marines. 

The Light Dragoons, JJ Infantry, 43 d 52 d and 1 st 
Marines to parade for Divine Service tomorrow morn 
ing at 9 Clock, in the front of the 43 d Regiment The 
Royal Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th and 47 th Reg ts at 
11 Clock on the Grand parade: 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

30 th July 1775. 

Parole London C.S. Westminster. 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
Lines Major Irving. 
Picquets Major Cane. 

Adjutant and Q r Master from the Corps of L* Infantry. 
The General is very much displeased that his 
Orders with regard to not examining Prisoners has 
not been Complied with ; And if his Orders that all 
parties and Reliefs shou d March off with fixt Bayonets 
had been observed, the Soldiers cou d not have failed 
to Destroy a Number of the Rebels last Night. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

1 st August 1775. 

Parole King George C.S. Hanover. 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Cane Picquets Major Bruce. 

Adjutant and Quarter M r from the 5 th Regim* 

A Return of the Strength of the 45 th Reg* to be 



July 3 1 ORDERL Y BO OK. 5 7 

given in as soon as they Encamp ; that Corps to fur 
nish a proportion of the Duties from the Line 



tomorrow Evening. 



Gen 1 Orders Dated at Head Quarters Boston 
31 st July 1775. 

The 45 th Regiment to Strike their Tents tomorrow 
Morning at 5 Clock, and will March and encamp on 
the Heights of Charlestown, The Dep? Q r M r General 
will have Carts and Boats to Transport them and their 
Baggage to Charlestown. 

The Commanding Officers of those Corps who 
received Drafts and Recruits from England and Ire 
land, to Send the Deputy Adjut fc General on Wednes 
day Morns Next. Lists of their Names mentioning 
from what Reg ts the Drafts came. 

Those Reg ts that had Recruits come for their 
particular Corps in any of the Ships that brought 
Drafts and Recruits to mention their Names in a 
Seperate line, from those they got by Draft. 

The Several Corps to send returns to the Comm r y 
General tomorrow morning Early, of their Sick and 
wounded Officers, and Men, for whom fresh meat is 
absolutely Necessary. 

Brig r Gen 1 Grant being arrived will do duty as 
Brigadier-General . 

The Commander in Chief is pleased to Remit three, 
of the Five Hundred Lashes, adjudged Benj n Hus- 
thwaite private Soldier in the 4 th or Kings Own Regi 
ment and to Order that he receives the remaining two 
hundred Lashes at such time and place as the Officer 
Commanding the Corps to which he belongs Shall 
direct. 




58 SIP. WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

2 d August 1775. 

Parole Dumfries C.S. Glasgow. 
Field Officers for duty to morrow Evening. 
Lines Lieu 1 Col Monckton 
Picquets Major Tupper 
Adf and Q r Master from 38 th Reg* this Evening. 

The following Corps encamped here are arranged 
in 3 Div ns Viz 4 

( T -U4- T f ( 5 th Res 

ist J Ll g ht Infantry 9nd l 59d 

1 Grenadiers " 1 ^ , , . 
( ( 1 st Marines 

The Out Dutys to be furnished Alternately by these 
Divisions, beginning this Evening with the 3 rd which 
will be relieved tomorrow by the 1 st Division, furnish 
ing also the Adjutant and Quarter Master for the day 

A Working Party to be furnished this Evens by 
the 2 nd Division Consisting of 

S S C P 
2 2 2 40 

to parade at 8 Clock, and follow the directions they 
receive from Capt 11 M c Can Assistant Engineer. 



Gen 1 After Orders Dated at Head Quarters 

Boston 1 st August 1775, 5 Clock. 
The Several Corps to give in returns to the Deputy 
General on Thursday Morning next at 9 Clock 
of Such men as it is necessary (and who are able to be 
sent to England) either from wounds or from other 
Complaints. The Corps will likewise give in Lists of 
Such Women as are desirous of going to England. 

Capt n Browne of the 52 nd Keg 1 is appointed to do 
the duty of Brigade Major, till further Orders. 



August 4 ORDERLY BOOK 59 

General After Orders Dated Head Quarters 

Boston 6 Clock 1 st August 1775. 
The Grenadiers and Light Infantry Comp>" s of those 
Eegiments that are not Compleat to be put on an 
Equality as to Numbers with the Battalion Comp^ s as 
Soon as possible. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

3 rd August 1775. 

Parole Hamilton C.S. Dunbarton 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Bruce 
Picquets Lieu 1 Col Gunning 
The 2 nd Division takes the Out Duties and give 
the Adju 1 and Q r Master for the day. 

Sergeant Pratt of the 59 th Grenadiers is to Attend 
the Assistant Deputy Q r Master General till further 
Orders. 

The Officers Commanding the 5 th 38 th 43 rd 47 th 
52 nd Reg ts and 1 st Batt n of Marines to Compleat the 
Grenad r and Light Companys to the following Num 
bers Agreable to the Gen 1 Orders of the 1 st Ins 1 Viz 1 

5 th Keg 1 to 33 Rank and File 
38 th to 34 do 

43 d to 34 do 

47 th Reg* to 35 do 

52 d to 35 do 

1 st Marines to 45 do 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

4 th August 1775. 

Parole Sterling C.S. Dumblaine 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

For the Lines Lieu 1 Col Walcott 



60 SIP. WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

For the Picquets this Evening instead of L* Col 
Gunning (Indisposed) Major Mitchell and L* Col 
Clark tomorrow 

The 3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjut* and Q r Mas r from the 43 d Keg t 

The men on the Advanced Posts are not to be 
allowed to take their Watch Coats or Blankets down 
with them, their Comrades may carry them to them 
in the Morning 

Such Corps as may want Cartridges to Compleat 
their men to 40 Hounds, will apply for an Order for 
the Delivery of the Number required. 



Gen 1 Orders dated Head Q rs Boston 

3 d August 1775. 

A Transport being Ordered to Sail in a few days 
for London, the Corps will take the Opportunity of 
writing by her to their Agents for any thing they 
may want for the Use of the Officers and Soldiers 



Gen 1 After Orders dated Head Q rs Boston 

August 3 rd 1775 % after 5 Clock. 
All Soldiers to wear their Cartouch Boxes Over 
their Shoulders and not round their waists 

The Adjutant or Serjeant Major of each Corps to 
be at Head Quarters tomorrow Morning at 10 Clock 
The Deputy Adjutant General will give them further 
Directions. 



Gen 1 Orders dated Head Quarters Boston 

4 th August 1775. 

The Several Corps to examine their Cartridges 
Some being reported too large, Others too Small, and 



August 5 OEDEEL Y BO OJT. 6 1 

give in to the Artillery all that are not of a proper 
Size. 

When Eegiments Send men to be employed in 
Making Cartridges they are not to Send raw Recruits, 
but Such men as Understand how to make them, who 
will Obey the Directions of the Officer appointed to 
Superintend them. Every Corps to apply to the 
Artillery for a former, and be carefull that it is exact 
as to Size with the Pattern former, that they may 
know what Size to make their Cartridges of, when 
they are Ordered to do it Eegimentally 



After General Orders dated Head Quarters 

2 Clock August 4 th 1775. 

Lieu 1 Alex r Ross of the 45 th Regiment is appointed 
to Act as Assistant Engineer till further Orders. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

5 th Augt 1775. 

Parole Perth C.S. KillilcranJcy 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
For the Lines Major Tupper 
For the Picquets Major Irving 
The 1 st Division take the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master from the Grenadiers 
The Soldiers Ordered into the advanced Breast 
Works will carry Water with them in their Canteens 
The Officers Commanding in those Works will be 
responsible that their men do not straggle to the 
front. 

Capt n M c Can and Lieu 1 Ross will have all the 
Tools under their Care lodged in the Rebel redoubt 
from whence they are not to be delivered, but by 
their Orders 



62 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Some Eegiments having lost Tents, those who 
have more than properly belong to them, are to 
report the Numbers. 



Gen 1 Orders dated Head Quarters Boston 

5 th August 1775. 

The Invalids returned by the Several Corps to go 
to England, are to be sent to the General Hospital on 
Monday Morning next at 9 Clock where they will 
be examined by the Physicians and Surgeons of the 
Hospital and reported as soon as possible to the Com 
mander in Chief 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

6 th August 1775 

Parole DundalJc C.S. Taymoutli. 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
Lines Major Mitchell 
Picquets Major Humphries 
The 2 d Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 52 nd Kegiment 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

7 th Aug* 1775 

Parole Dundee C.S. Forfar 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines L 1 Col Clark 
Picquets Major Cane 
3 d Division takes the Out Dutys 
Adjutant and Q r Master from the 45 th Regim* 
The men may take their Watchcoats with them 
to the advanced Works, the Officers are not to suffer 
them to be wore unless the wheather is bad. 



August^ ORDERLY BOOK. 63 

Gen 1 Orders Dated Head Q rs Boston 



7 th August 1775. 



Capt n Adye of the Hoyal Artillery is appointed 
Deputy Judge Advocate to the Troops in Boston. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

8 th August 1775. 

Parole Blair C.S. Montrose. 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Major Irving 

Picquets Lieu 1 Col Monckton 

The 1 st Division takes the Out Duties. 

Adj fc and Q r Master from the Corps of L 1 Infantry 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

9 th August 1775 

Parole Aberdeen C.S. Angus 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Major Humphrys 

Picquets Major Bruce 

The 2 d Division takes the Out Duties 

The Adjutant and Q r Master 1 st Batt n Marines. 

s c 

A Working party of 2 2 & 40 Pioneers to Parade 
tomorrow Morning at 5 Clock at the Rebel Eedoubt, 
they are to provide themselves with Small Axes. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 
gth Aug t 1775 . 

All Letters for England to be sent to the Secre- 
tarys Office by Saturday Next 

The following promotions are made by the Com 
mander in Chief till His Majestys pleasure is known 
viz - 



64 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

43 rd Reef Careys 

Ensign Thomas Dunbar to be Lieu* Vice Wilkin 
son who resigns 7 th Aug* 1775. Archibald Kennedy 
Volun r to be Ensign Vice Dunbar prefered. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. After Orders. 
2 Clock August 9 th 1775. 

The field Officers Commanding in the Lines are 
to Inspect all Detachments under their Command 
going to the Out Posts, and they will repeat to every 
Relief the proper Directions to prevent the Soldiers 
in the Advanced Works fireing Idly and without good 
Aim. 

The Officers in those works will take care to leave 
Sufficient Space between the Sand bags for placeing 
the pieces in the Vacancies, without which it is impos 
sible for the men to Aim properly and the Bayonet 
shou d not be fixed for this Mode of Fireing The 
Relief for the Lines will march from the parade a 
short time before Gunfireing but shou d the Enemys 
fire be brisk from their Guards, the Field Officer may 
then Detain the New Guard upon the parade untill 
Dusk 



Gen 1 Orders Dated Flead Quarters Boston 
9 th Aug t 1775. 

The different Corps to give returns this Evening 
to the Commissary Gen 1 Signed by the Officers Com 
manding of the Number of Sick and Wounded in 
the General and Reg 1 Hospitals for whom it is 
Necessary to Issue fresh provision, which they will 
receive tomorrow Morning. 



August 10 ORDERLY BOOK. 65 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

10 th Aug* 1775. 

Parole Bamf C.S. Cullen 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Cane 

Major Bruce being taken 111, L* Col Walcott 
will take the Picquets this Evening and Major 
Tupper tomorrow. 

The 3 d Division takes the Out Duties 
The Adjutant and Q r Master from 38 th Reg 
The rails Surrounding the wells, in the ruins of 
the Villages and Environs of the Camp, are on no 
Account to be moved. 



General Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 
10 th August 1775 

Those Regiments that Send Invalids to England, 
to give each man 8 Weeks pay deducting 6 weeks 
provision Money Out of it, for the time he is Sup 
posed to be on board Ship. A fortnights pay is 
allowed each man on his Landing, to carry him to 
his place of Abode, or to Subsist those who are 
recommended to Chelsea Hospital till they are Ad 
mitted by the Board 

Lieu* Thorn 3 Baker of the 5 th Regim t will take 
Charge of the Subsistence for these Men, and deliver 
it to them on their Arrival in England. He will 
likewise take the Command of them on Board Ship, 
and give Such Directions as he shall think proper for 
the Preservation of good Order. No man to be sent 
who has not been approved of by the Surgeons of the 
Hospital, and a List of their Names to be given by 
every Corps to Lieut* Baker 

The Effects of the late L Col Abercrombie to 
be Sold by Auction at the Large tree in the front of 

P 



66 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

the Encampment cf the 22 d Eegiment tomorrow 
Morns at 11 Clock 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

August 11 th 1775. 

Parole Inverness C.S. Elgin. 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Lieu 1 Col Monckton 

Picquets Major Mitchell 

The 1 st Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master from the Grenadiers. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

12 th Aug 1 1775. 

Parole Sutherland C.S. Caithness 
Eield Officers for Duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Bruce 
Picquets Lieu 1 Col Clark 
The 2 d Division takes the Out Duties 
The Adjutant and Q r Master from the 5 th Eegim 1 . 

Tools being wanted for Work this Evening The 
Commanding Officers of Corps will immediately direct 
particular perquesition among the Tents and Hutts 
near their respective Encampments for Such as have 
been Secreted by the Soldiers and Order them to be 
carryed directly to the Eedoubt in Question, Agreable 
to the Order of the 5 th Ins 1 which has not been 
Complied with 

The Light Dragoons, Light Infantry, 43 rd 45 th & 
52 d Eeg ts to parade for Divine Service tomorrow 
Morning at 9 Clock in front of the 43 d Eeg 1 

The Eoyal Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th 47 th and 
1 st Batt n of Marines at 11 Clock on the Grand 
Parade 



August 13 ORDERLY BOOK. 67 

General Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 

11 th August 1775 

The following promotion is made by the Com 
mander in Chief till His Majestys pleasure is known 
Viz* 

Staff of the Hospital 

William Bruce Esq r to Act as Physician to the 
Hospital 10 th August 1775. 



General Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 
12 th Augt 1775. 

The Invalids of the Several Eegiments Approved 
of by the Surgeons of the General Hospital and 
Ordered to be Sent to England to be in readiness 
when Called upon. 

The Adjutants of the Several Corps will get Lists 
of their Names. 

For the future all Guards and Centinels to have 
their Bayonets fixt and are on no Acc t to unfix them 
when on Duty 



General After Orders Dated at Head Quarters Boston 

12 th August 1775 2 "Clock 
The different Corps to Send tomorrow Morns to 
the Commissary General and receive a Proportion of 
Fresh Beef for their Sick and Wounded in Reg 1 
Hospitals. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 
13th Aug t 17 75. 

Parole Shetland C.S. Orkney 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Lieu Col Walcott. 

F 2 



68 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Picquets Major Irving. 
3 rd Division takes the Oat Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master from 43 d Eegiment 
The Fascines that are already (and will in future 
be) made by the Different Corps to be Collected, and 
Deposited at (and given in charge of) their Respective 
Quarter Guards. 



Heights of Charlestown August 13 th 1775 2 Clock 

After Orders 

The Soldiers may take Such Wood for Fuel, as 
can be found among the Ruins of Charlestown, but 
Boards that may be used for other purposes, are not 
to be taken to Burn. 

The Corps are not to make Collections of Fuel 
for their own particular use, the Wood for the 
Kitchens must be in Common till further Orders. 



Heights of Charlestown August 14 th 1775 

Morning Orders at 8. 

A proportion of Oatmeal will be issued to the 
Troops in Lieu of Pease and Rice till further Orders 



Gen 1 Orders dated Head Quarters Boston 

13 th Aug 1775 

When Regiments want Cartridges in the room of 
those damaged, The Q r Mas r to collect the Ball and 
deliver them in at the Same time they receive fresh 
Cartridges or else they will be made to pay for the 
Ball, being a very Necessary (Economy. 



August 14 ORDERLY BOOK. 69 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

14 th Aug* 1775. 

Parole Derry C.S. Antrim. 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Major Tupper 

Picquets Major Humphrys 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 

Adj 1 and Q r Master from the Corps of Light Infantry. 



Gen 1 Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 
14 th Augt 1775 

The Surgeons of the Hospital having Examined 
more Invalids of the Different Corps than were at 
first returned, Some of which are to go to England, 
the Corps to which they belong to send their Names 
as well as the Names of those men first Ordered to 
Lieu* Baker of the 5 th Regiment as soon as possible. 

The mens discharges to be made Out and Ready 
to be delivered them, that there may be no delay 
when they are Ordered to Embark, a fortnights Sub 
sistence for each man to be delivered to L* Baker who 
will take charge of it, and give it them on their 
Landing in England. 

John Wrenshaw and Edward Slator private 
Soldiers in His Majesty s 35 th Regiment of Foot try d 
by the Gen 1 Court Martial of which L* Col Sir 
Henry Calder is President for Robbing the Store of 
M r Will m Taylor Shopkeeper in the Town of Boston 
of a Quantity of Flour 

The Court is of opinion that the Prisoner John 
Wrenshaw is Guilty of the Crime laid to his Charge 
and doth adjudge him to receive 500 lashes by the 
Drummers of the Regiment to which he belongs 

The Court is further of Opinion that the Prisoner 
Edward Slator is Guilty of Assisting the Said John 



70 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Wrenshaw in the above Robbery and partaking the 
benefit arising from the Sale of the Flour and doth 
adjudge him to receive 300 Lashes by the Drummers 
of the Regiment to which he belongs. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the above 
Sentences on the Prisoners John Wrenshaw and 
Edward Slator and Orders them to be put in Exe 
cution. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

15 th August 1775 

Parole Donegal C.S. Strabane 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Lieu* Col Gunning 

Picquets Major Cane 

2 d Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master from 52 d Reg* 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

16 th August 1775 

Parole Sally shannon C.S. Ulster 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Mitchell Picquets Lieu* Col Monckton 

3 d Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Qu r Master 45 th Eegiment 
The fences round the Wells having been taken 
away in defiance of the Order of the 10 th Ins 1 Soldiers 
Convicted of such future Inattention & Disobedience 
may Expect to meet with the Severest punishment. 

Serjeant Ferguson of the Light Company 43 d 
Hegiment is to Collect and take charge of all the 
Engineers Tools in this Encampment till further 
Orders 



August 16 ORDERLY BOOK. 71 

Whereas some evil minded person did on Monday 
last in the Middle of the day Cutt off the Tail of a 
little black Cow belonging to Brig r General Pigott 
whoever will give information against the person 
Guilty of so much Cruelty shall receive a Guinea 
Keward. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

17 th Augt 1775. 
Parole Sligo C.S. Longford 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Lieu 1 Col Clark 
Picquets Major Bruce 
1 st Division takes the Out Dutys 
Adjutant and Quarter Master from Corps of Grenad rs 
The Commanding Officers to give directions for 
Collecting all the Engineers Tools still dispersed and 
in possession of their respective Corps, they are there 
upon to report to Brig r Gen 1 Pigott, and the Tools to 
be Deposited in the Grenadier Redoubt under the 
Care of Serjeant Ferguson who will Acknowledge 
the Receipt of them. 

The Non Commissioned Officer Commands the 
Grenadier Quarter Guard will be answerable that 
no person Except publick Officers or those employ d 
in the Engineers Department are to have Access 
to the Tools and whose Order only they are to be 
delivered Out. 

Gen 1 Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 

16 Aug st 1775 

The different Corps to give in Immediately to 
Major Moncrieff the Names of the Invalids, Women 
and Children who are to go to England, but no other 
Names to be inserted than those who were returned 
Prior to this day. 



72 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

General Orders Dated Head Quarters Boston 
17 th August 1775 

Complaint having been made, that the Ferry men 
at Chaiiestown ferry, frequently receive 111 usage 
from the Military and are Harrass d to a great degree 
by Constant Employment, as well as the men in the 
Transport Boats, who ply there to Assist the Service, 
not in the Line of their Duty. 

The Commander in Chief therefore thinks Proper 
to Order, that Neither Officers nor Soldiers, shall for 
the future presume to Strike or otherwise 111 treat 
the ferry men, or people employ d in the Transport 
Boats, but are on all Occasions to apply to the Officer 
Commanding the Guard, who is placed there to see 
that due Order is kept, and that all proper Assistance 
is given to Officers and Soldiers passing the ferry. 

The Invalids Women and Children Ordered to be 
sent to England, to Embark on Saturday Morning 
next at 6 Clock on Board the Charming Nancy Trans 
port, lying at the long Wharf. 

A Serjeant of each Corps to see their Own people 
embarked, and give Lists of their names to Capt n 
Handyfield Assistant Deputy Quarter Master General, 
who will attend the Embarkation. 



Gen 1 Orders dated Head Q r3 Boston 

18 August 1775 

One days fresh provision will be Issued to the 
Troops tomorrow, The Q r Masters of the Different 
Corps to Attend the Commissary General Early in 
the Morning to receive it. 



Heights of Charlestown August 18 th 1775 
Parole InnisMlling C.S. Boss. 



August 21 ORDERLY BOOK. 73 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
Lines Major Irving 
Picquets Lieu 1 Col Walcott 
The 2 d Division gives the Out Duties 

Adj* and Q r Master from 1 st Batt n Marines 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

19 th August 1775. 
Parole Galway C.S. Tuam. 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Humphry s 
Picquets Major Tupper 
3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjt and Q r Mas r from 38 Eegiment 
The Koyal Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th 47 th & 1 st 
Marines to parade for Divine Service tomorrow 
Morns a t 9 Clock The L 1 Dragoons, L* Infantry, 
43 d 45 th & 52 d E ts at 11. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

20 th August 1775. 
Parole Limerick C.S. Clare. 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
Lines Major Cane 
Picq ts Lieu 1 Col Gunning. 
1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Mas r from the Corps L* Infantry 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

21 st August 1775 
Parole Bandon C.S. Kerry 
Major Cane being taken 111, L* Col Monckton will 



74 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

take the Duty at the Lines this Evening Major Bruce 
tomorrow Evening Major Mitchell the Picquets. 

2 d Division take the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master from 5 th Regiment. 
The Commanding Officer of the Lines will take 
Care that the men for the Eelief of the Fleshes at 
Noon, do not leave the Lines untill they have got 
their Dinners. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

22 d Augt 1775. 

Parole Kinsale C.S. Bantry 

Eield Officers for Duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Lieu* Col Walcott. 

Picquets Lieu* Col Clark 

3 d Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master from 43 rd Regiment 



Head Quarters Boston 20 th August 1775. 

The following Reg ts (Viz*) 22 d 35 th 40 th 44 th 45 th 
49 th and 63 rd to Send each One Non Commissioned and 
10 private tomorrow Morning to the Royal Artillery, 
who are to remain and do duty with the Artillery as 
the Additionals from other Corps have done. 

Col Cleaveland will take care to have them In 
structed in the Use of the Great Guns as soon as 
possible 

If there are men in those Corps, who know any 
thing of the Artillery Service, they will be Sent in 
preference to others 

Capt n Bamford of the 40 th Regiment is appointed 
an Assistant Engineer and Lieu* Adair of the 2 d Batt n 
of Marines an Overseer of the Works. 



August 24 ORDERLY BOOK. 75 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

23 rd Aug* 1775 
Parole Cork C.S. Blarney 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
Lines Major Tapper 
Picq ts Major Irving 
1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master from the Corps of Grena 
diers. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

24 August 1775 

Parole Youghall C.S. Killworth 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
Lines Lieu* Col Gunning 
Picquets Major Humphrys. 
2 d Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master from 52 d Regiment 
When the 1 st Division is upon Duty in Case of an 
Alarm at Night, the Grenadiers remaining in Camp 
Off Duty are to Assemble on the Bight of their 
Quarter G d And the Light Infantry will Assemble 
to the Left of their Quarter Guard in front of Col 
Clark s Tent 

The 2 d Division being upon Duty 
The 5 th Regiment will Occupy the Line between 
the Left Redoubt and the Six pounder upon that 
flank 

The 52 nd Regiment will Occupy the flank of 
the Lines from the right redoubt to the Opening 
upon that flank The Marines will form at the 
Head of their Own Encampment and will act from 
thence as Occasion may require 

The 3 rd Division being upon Duty the 38 th Regi 
ment will take the Left flank of the Lines from the 
left Redoubt to the Six pounder 



76 SIR WILLIAM HOWE 1 S 1775 

The 43 rd Eegiment taking the other flank as 
Ordered for the 52 nd 

The 45 th will form in front of its own Encamp 
ment The 1 st Division being upon Duty this Regi 
ment will march to the front and form in the bottom 
in a line between the left flank of the 38 th Eegiment 
and the Village 

The 43 rd and 52 d Eeg t3 will form into four 
Columns in Lines having a Company in front of Each 
Column, and will march to the front of the Eight 
Wing of the Grenadier Encampment, from whence 
they will charge with their Bayonets any force 
Attempting to pass the right flank of the Lines 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

25 th August 1775. 

Parole Dungarvon C.S. Clonmell. 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Mitchell 
Picquets Lieu* Col Monckton 
3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 45 th Eegiment 
The proportion of Sheep allotted for the Officers 
of the Different Corps under General Howes Immedi 
ate Command will be delivered this Afternoon at Six, 
for which purpose the Q r Master will at that hour 
meet Lieu 1 Marr Assis 1 D- v Q r Master General in the 
field Adjoining the General Hospital Those of the 
Cavalry and Eoyal Artillery excepted who will receive 
theirs with their Eespective Corps in Boston. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

26 th Aug st 

Parole Charleville C.S. Mallow 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 



August 27 ORDERLY SO OK 77 

Lines Lieu* Col Clark 
Picquets Major Bruce 
1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Mas r Corps of Light Infantry 
Serjeant Blackgrove of the 45 th R* to Attend 
Lieu* Marr Ass* D? Q r M r General till further Orders 
in place of Serjeant Pratt of the 59 Grenadiers, who 
returns to His Company 

The L* Dragoons, L* Infantry, 43 d 45 th & 52 d R ts to 
parade for Divine Service tomorrow at 9 Clock The 
Eoyal Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th 47 th & 1 st 
Marines at 11. 



Head Quarters Boston 25 th August 1775 
As Wood cannot be got, but at an Extravagant 
Price, that the Sick in Eegimental Hospitals may not 
Suffer for want of Fuel, The Barrack Master for the 
future is to Deliver to Each Regiment for the Use of 
the Hospital the fuel allowed by the Barrack Regu 
lations for two Companys 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

27 August 1775 
Parole Wat erf or d C.S. Kilkenny 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Irving 
Picquets Lieu* Col Walcott 
2 d Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 1 st Marines 
Such of the Corps as have neither their Surgeons 
or mates with them upon this Ground, will Order 
their Mates to Attend in Camp for the Care of their 
Sick 

The Commanding Officers of Corps will direct that 



78 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

the Ammunition Expended on Duty be replaced as soon 
as possible. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

28 th Aug st 1775. 

Parole Wexford C.S. Kildare. 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Humphry s 

Picquets Major Tupper 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master from 38 Regiment 

The Rebels Works being now advanced near to 
those of this Camp, from whence they may the more 
Readily Insult this Corps, The Utmost Alertness is 
expected from the Troops, as well in the day as in the 
Night, which if Attended to, Should the Rebels pre 
sume to make an Attack upon us, It is not doubted 
But they would meet with the Same fate they did on 
the 17 th June, The Officers will not therefore quitt 
the Camp by going to Boston, with out the most 
Urgent Business, and upon no Account more than 
One third to be absent at the Same time 

The Utmost Attention to be given that the Sol 
diers do not Lie in the Hutts, upon proof of diso 
bedience of this Order, The Hutts will be all pull d 
down, Except Such as may belong to Officers 



Head Quarters Boston 28 th August 1775. 

It is the Kings positive Orders that no persons 
are returned on the Strength of any Regiment as 
Yolunt rs except they are present and Actually able to 
do duty 



August 2<) ORDERLY BOOK. 79 

After Orders 6 Clock 

A General Court Martial Composed of Officers 
from the Troops on the Heights of Charlestown, to 
Sit tomorrow morning at 8 Clock (On the Drum head) 
to try William Beck Soldier in the 43 d Regiment for 
Desertion and Such other prisoners as Shall be brought 
before them. 

Lieu* Col Nesbit of 47 th Eeg t President, Twelve 
Captains Members 

Lieu* Alex r Eoss of the 45 th Regiment Dep? Judge 
Advocate, to whom the Names and dates of the 
Officers Commissions, Prisoners Names & Crimes & 
Evidences Names to be given as soon as Possible 



Detail 
L* Dragoons 
L 1 Infantry 
Grenadiers 

5 th Reg t 

38 th 

43 rd 

45 th 

47 th 

52* 

1 st Marines 

Total 



Captains 
1 
2 
2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

12 



Members 



Camp on the Heights of Charles town 

29 th Aug st 1775 

Parole Drogheda C.S. Dimdalk 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Lieu 1 Col Monckton 
Picquets Lieu 1 Col Gunning 
1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master from Grenadiers 



So SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Head Quarters Boston 29 th August 1775. 

All Keturns called for from the different Corps 
are to be Signed by the Officers Commanding 

The Physicians and Surgeons of the General 
Hospital, to examine the men in the Regimental 
Hosp ls of those Corps that are over at Charlestown 
for which purpose the Quarter Master or an Officer 
from each Corps, to Attend at 9 Clock tomorrow 
Morning at the Manufacturing house, the Regimental 
Surgeons to Order all Out lyers to be at the Regimen 
tal Hospital that they may be examined ; and the Q r 
Master or Officer employed on this Occasion will take 
charge of all Such men as the Physicians or Surgeons 
shall Judge fit to Join, and carry them Immediately 
to their Corps 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

30 th August 1775 
Parole Belfast C.S. Downe 
Field Officers for Duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Bruce 
Picquets Major Mitchell 
2 d Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 5 th Regiment 



Head Quarters Boston 30 th August 1775 
William Beck private Soldier in Capt n M c Kenzies 
Company of the 43 rd Regiment of Foot, tryed by the 
Gen 1 Court Martial of which Lieu* Col Nesbit of the 
47 th Regiment is President, for Desertion, is found 
Guilty of the Crime laid to his charge and Sentenced 
to Suffer Death, by being hanged by the Neck till he 
is Dead, being the most Ignominious manner of In 
flicting the punishment of Death, due to so infamous 



September i ORDERLY BOOK. 81 

a Crime as Desertion to the Kebels of his Country 
The Commander in Chief approves of the Sen 
tence of the above General Court Martial and Orders 
it to be put in Execution immediately, in such place 
on Charlestown Neck as Major Gen 1 Howe shall think 
fit to Order 

The above General Court Martial is disolved 
The Regiments that have given Additional Gun 
ners to Serve in the Royal Artillery are to Settle their 
Accounts and to furnish them with Necessarys in the 
Same manner as the Rest of the men of the Corps 

The Auction at General Haldimands is putt off 
on Account of the Bad wheather to Friday next 



Heights of Charlestown 30 th August 1775. 

After Orders J past One Clock 

The Picquets of every Corps Encamped and 

Cantooned on this Side (The Light cavalry included) 

to parade at Four this afternoon in Front of the 43 rd 

Regiment to Attend the above mentioned Execution. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

31 st August 1775 

Parole CarricJcfergus C.S. Monaghan 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Lieu* Col Walcott 

Picquets Lieu* Col Clark 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master from 43 rd Regiment 



Morning Orders 7 Clock 1 st Sep r 1775. 
A Return to be given in immediately of the Names 

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82 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

of Such men of Each Corps as have been sent to this 
Camp in Consequence of the General Order of the 
29 th last past (for Examination of the Sick and 
Wounded) and if there are any of them unable to do 
duty, the reason to be mentioned against their Names 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

1 st Sep r 1775 

Parole Tipperrary C.S. Casliell 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Tupper 

Picquets Major Irving 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master from the Corps L 1 Infantry. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

2 d Sep r 1775 

Parole Maryborough C.S. Belisle 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 
Lines Lieu 1 Col Gunning 
Picquets Major Humphry s 
2 d Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master from 52 d Eegiment 
The Koyal Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th 47 th and 
1 st Battalion of Marines to parade for Divine Service 
to morrow morning at 9 Clock L* Dragoons, L* In 
fantry 43 rd 45 th and 52 d Eeg ts at 11. 



Head Quarters Boston 1 st Sept r 1775 
No Amputation or other intricate operation to be 
Undertaken by any of the Surgeons, without Consul 
tation first held with the Surgeons and Physicians of 
the General Hospital and a proper Number of them 



September 2 ORDERLY BOOK. 83 

to be always present whenever any Operation is per 
formed. 

This Order to be observed by the Surgeons in 
the General Hospital, as well as those of the different 
Corps 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Sep r 3 d 1775 

Parole Leinster C.S. Dublin 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Mitchell Picquets Lieu 1 Col Monckton 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master 45 th Regiment 



Head Quarters Boston 2 d Sep r 1775. 

The General Court Martial of which Major Mar 
tin of the Royal Artillery is president, having tryed 
Captain William Holmes of the 4 th or Kings own 
Reg 1 of Foot for Unsoldier like behaviour upon Ser 
vice in his Willfully neglecting his Duty by pre 
tending to be 111 making a practise of it and thereby 
imposing a hardship on the Officers of his rank in the 
Regiment 

The Court is of Opinion that the Said Cap n 
Holmes appears from the testimony of Several Wit 
nesses to have been for a Considerable time in a bad 
State of health nevertheless these Witnesses have not 
Sufficiently proved that he was more particularly so 
on those days on which the prosecutor lays the 
Strength of his charge, than on Several other days, 
when he Voluntarily did his duty, and as Several Con 
versations and Circumstances upon his declining his 
duty have been laid before the Court which appears 
strongly in favour of the prosecution, The Court is fur 
ther of Opinion that the prisoner Cap n Will m Holmes 

G 2 



84 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

is Guilty of the Crime laid to his charge and doth 
therefore Adjudge that (Capt n Holmes) be reprimanded 
by the Major General Commanding the Division to 
which the 4 th or Kings Own Regiment belongs at the 
head of that Division. 

The Commander in chief approves of the Sentence 
of the General Court Martial and Orders it to be put 
in Execution at Such time and in Such Manner as 
the Major General Commanding the Division shall 
think proper to direct. 

Head Quarters Boston 3 rd Sep r 1775 

At 12 Clock tomorrow will be Sold a number of 
Cattle and Sheep arrived from Quebec and Nova 
Scotia If the Eeg ts want any they will Send to the 
long wharf to buy them. 

In Yesterdays Orders respecting the Reprimanding 
Capt n Holmes it is not to be understood that he is 
to be reprimanded personaly by the Major General, 
but that the Major General should Order it to be done 
in Such manner as he thought proper, The Court 
Martial not having power to give directions to a 
General Officer. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

4 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Killarney C.S. Munster 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Lieu* Col Clark Picquets Major Bruce. 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master. Corps of Grenadiers. 
The Alarm Guns are removed from the Rebel 
Redoubt to the rear of the Artillery Park. 



September 5 ORDERLY BOOK. 85 

Head Quarters Boston 5 Clock 3 d Sep r 1775 

The Purveyor of the General Hospital on Send 
ing proper persons with a Note from himself to M r 
White who will Attend each Morning at Nine Clock 
at the pasture near M r Howes House, and the other 
near M r John Effins will receive Greens for the Use 
of the Sick, In like manner and at the Same hour 
the Surgeon of each Regimental Hospital on Sending 
a person with a note Signed by himself will receive 
Greens for their Regimental Hospitals But it is to 
be Understood that none of those persons go into the 
pasture only attend and receive what M r White will 
deliver them. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

5 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Shannon C.S. Boyle 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Major Irving Picquets Lieu t Col Walcott. 

2 d Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 1 st Marines 



Head Quarters Boston 4 th Sept r 1775. 
A Return of Artificers in each Corps to be sent to 
the Deputy Adjutant General on Wednesday Morning 
next at 9 Clock. 



Head Quarters Boston 5 th Sep r 1775. 
The Auction at General Haldimands House will 
positively come on tomorrow Morning at 10 Clock. 

William Browne private Soldier in His Majestys 
59 th Regiment tryed by the General Court Martial 
of which Major Martin of the Royal Artillery is 
presid On an Accusation of Robbery is not found 



86 SIH WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Guilty of the Crime laid to his charge, he having 
clearly proved Alibi and is therefore Acquitted 

The Commander in chief approves of the Sentence 
of the General Court Martial 

The Effects of the late Lieu 1 Anderson to be sold 
tomorrow at 11 Clock in the rear of the Marine 
Encampment. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

6 th Sep r 1775. 

Parole Duncannon C.S. Viper 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Major Humphry s 

Picquets Major Tupper 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master 38 th Eegiment 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

7 Sep r 1775. 

Parole Sussex C.S. Richmond 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines L* Col Monckton 

Picquets Lieu* Col Gunning. 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties. 

Adjutant and Q r Master Light Infantry 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

8 th Sep r 1775. 

Parole Hastings C.S. Battle 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Bruce 

Picquets Major Mitchell 

2 d Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Quarter Master 5 th Eegiment 



September 10 ORDERLY BOOK. 87 

Head Quarters Boston 7 th Septem r 1775 
First Lieu* Francis Daugherty of His Majesty s 
marine forces tryed by the General Court Martial of 
which Major Martin of the Royal Artillery is presi 
dent and Accused of the Murder of Lieu 1 Ander 
son of Said Corps is not found Guilty of the Crime 
laid to his charge, and the Court doth therefore hon 
ourably Acquit him. 

The Commander in chief approves of the Sen 
tence of the General Court Martial. 

The above General Court Martial is Dissolved. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

9 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Gravesend C.S. Tilbury 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Lieu* Col Walcott 
Picquets Lieu* Col Clark 
3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master 43 rd Reg* 
L* Dragoons, L* Infantry, 43 d 45 th & 52 nd Reg* 3 to 
parade for Divine Service tomorrow Morning at 9 
Clock Royal Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th 47 th and 
1 s * Marines at 11. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

10 th Sep r 1775. 

Parole Winclielsea C.S. Eye 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Tupper Picquets Major Irving 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 

Adjutant and Q r Master: Grenadiers 

The Effects of L* Higgins and Ens 11 Greene late of 

the 52 d Regiment to be Sold at Vandue tomorrow 

Morning at 10 Clock at S d Regiments Mess Room at 



88 SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Charlestown, Among which are the following Articles, 
Viz* A Watch a Steel and Silver mounted Sword, a 
Case of Silver mounted Pistols 2 Sashes a flute 
2 new Mattrasses, Blankets, Sheets and Cot a piece 
of Silk for Waistcoat and Breeches 2 new plain 
Hats and 2 Laced Some White Manchester Cotton 
for Breeches, Shirts, Stockings, Books- Boots Spurs 
c c &c. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

Sep r 11 th 1775 

Parole Eomney C.S. Kent 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Mitchell Picquets Major Humphry s 

2 nd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master 52 nd Eegiment 
Major Tupper being taken ill L* Col Gunning will 
take the Duty at the Lines this Evening and Major 
Mitchell tomorrow Evening. 

The Six Light Infantry Company s that are to 
Join this Corps tomorrow, are to Encamp on the left 
of the 45 th Eegim t L* Marr Ass* Dep^ Q r Master 
General will shew them their Ground. 

The Evening Gun for the future to be fired in the 
Eear of the Artillery Park 



Head Quarters Boston 10 th Sep r 1775. 
His Majesty has been pleased to appoint the 
Hon ble Major Gen 1 Howe to the Command of the 
23 rd Beg* of Foot or Eoyal Welsh Fusileers, Vice L* 
Gen 1 Boscawen deceased His Majesty has been 
pleased to make the following promotions in the 
Army in North America Viz* 45 th Eeg* (Havilands) 
Capt n John Wright to be Cap* of a Compy Vice 
Mitchell Deceased 30 th May 1775 Lieu* Alex r Eoss 



September 13 ORDERLY BOOK. 89 

to be Capt n Lieu 11 Vice Wright, Ensign Terence 
MaGrath to be Lieutenant Vice Ross and Will" 1 S fc 
Leger Gen* to be Ensign Vice MaGrath. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to make 
the following promotion, till his Majestys pleasure is 
known Viz* 38 th Reg* (Blayneys) Volunteer John Cock 
to be Ensign Vice Mitchell Dead of his Wounds 8 th 
Sep r 1775. 

The Corps of Light Infantry under the Com 
mand of Major Musgrave to march on Tuesday 
Morning at 8 Clock to Join the Troops on Charles- 
town heights under the Command of Major General 
Howe. 

The Deputy Q r Master General to provide them 
with Carriages for their Baggage and boats to take 
them Over Charlestown ferry. 

The Quarter Masters of the Several Corps to be 
Acquainted that they are to give returns to the Dep> 
Q r Master Gen 1 of Such men as were wounded and 
lost their Blankets on the 17 th of June being rendred 
by their wounds Unable to take of them, They will 
be carefull to return only those men who were 
wounded on that day and are now living 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

12 Sep r 1775 

Parole Canterbury C.S. Andover. 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening. 

Lines Lieu* Col Clark Picquets L* Col Monckton 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adj* and Quarter Master 45 th Reg*. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

13 th Sep r 1775 
Parole Quebec C.S. Wolfe 



90 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Irving Picqnets Maj r Bruce 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master Grenadiers 
In Consequence of Major Musgraves Light In 
fantry Joining this Corps, The duty Divisions are to 
be as follows 

1 st Division 2 nd do 3 rd do 



Maj r Musgraves L* Inf> r 
Grenadiers 



4 



9rd 



L* Infantry 

5 th 
52 nd 



38 th 
45 th 
1 st Marines 



When the 1 st Division is upon duty, The 43 rd in 
Case of Alarm will take the left flank of the Lines, 
between the left Redoubt and the Six pounder The 
Grenadiers taking the Eight flank Major Mus 
graves L t Infantry in Case of alarm will form on the 
left flank of L* Col darks Corps The 2 ud Divis 11 
being upon Duty the 5 th takes the left flank and the 
52 nd the Right flank. 

These two Corps forming to the front of the Right 
of the Grenadier Encampment ; when the 1 st Divi 
sion is upon duty 

The other alarm posts to remain as before 
directed. 

Head Quarters Boston 13 th Sep r 1775 
Lieu* William Hamilton of the 63 rd Reg* try eel 
by the General Court Martial of which Major Smelt 
is president, for having knocked Down and other 
wise 111 treated M r Benj 11 Harrison Mate of the Eagle 
Transport is honourably Acquitted of the Same, the 
Court being of Opinion, he is not Guilty of the Crime 
Stated in the Charge 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

14 th Sep* 1775. 
Parole Dover C.S. Deal 



1 5 September ORDERL Y BOOK. 91 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Humphry s Picq ts L* Col Walcot 

2 n(i Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Mas r L* Infantry 

The Guards in the advanced Breast Works are 
to be relieved in future at 10 at 12 and at 6 of the 
Clock 

The field Officer Commanding in the Lines will 
order the two most experienced Subalt 113 under his 
Command to take those duties at the relief at two in 
the Morning and he will avoid Sending young En 
signs to those Out Posts during the night 

The Soldiers for the relief at two in the After 
noon will dine before they leave the Lines. 



Head Quarters Boston 14 Sep r 1775 
The Several Corps to give to the Depy Q r Master 
General, a list of the names of Such Officers as have 
Received Tents and Marquees from his Store 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

15 th Sep r 1775. 

Parole Sandwich C.S. Thanet 
Major Irving being taken ill last Night at the 
Lines, Major Humphrys doing that Duty. Lieu fc Col 
Monckton will take it this Night and Major Butler 
tomorrow 

Picquets Major Tupper 
3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adj* and Q r Master 38 th Keg fc 

Two Orderly Light Dragoons will in future be 
sent every evening at Gun firing to the Lines where 



92 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

they will attend on the field Officer till the morning 
at Sunrise, and then return to Camp 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown. 

Sep r 16 th 1775 

Parole Rochester C.S. Chatham 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines I> Col Walcot Picquets L 1 Col Clark 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties. 
Adjutant and Q r Master 43 rd Eegiment 
The Royal Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th 47 th and 
1 st Marines to parade for Divine Service tomorrow 
Morning at 9 Clock The Light Dragoons, Light 
Infantry, 43 rd 45 th 52 ud Reg ts at 11. 

Head Quarters Boston 16 th Sep r 1775 

The troops in Boston to be Victualled by the 
Commissary General on the days and in the follow 
ing Order Monday The Eoyal Artillery, 4 th 18 th 22 nd 
23 rd and 65 th Reg ts Tuesday the Marines, Light 
Dragoons and 59 th R t and Such part of the Reg ts 
here whose Corps are encamped on Charlestown 
heights Wednesday the 10 th 35 th 49 th and 63 rd 
Regiments Thursday the Grenadiers, 40 th & 44 th 
Reg ts and Rangers 

The issuing to be each day at 9 in the Morning 
and One hour to be allowed for each Regiment 

A toothpick case has been lately found and may 
be enquired for at M r Roberts s the Jeweler near the 
town house 

Lieu 1 Col Gorham is appointed Lieu t Col Com 
mandant of a Corps to be raised under the appella 
tion of the Royal Fensible Americans. 

Major Moncrieff is appointed Major of the said 
Corps. 



September 20 ORDERLY BOOK 93 

Lieu* Col Gorham will immediately take under 
his Command and Direction, all the Officers that 
have been appointed to Said Corps, and the men 
that have been raised to Compleat it. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

17 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Southward C.S. Greenwich 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Bruce Picquets L* Col Clark 

2 nd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 5 th Regiment 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

18 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Hounslow C.S. Kingston. 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines L* Col Gunning Picquets Major Musgrave 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master 45 th Regiment 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

19 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Gilford C.S. Surry 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Tupper Picquets Major Mitchell 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 2 nd Light Infantry. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

20 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Essex C.S. Chelmsford 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 



94 SIE WILLIAM HO WE J S 1775 

Lines L* Col Clark Picquets Maj r Irving 
2 nd Division takes the Out Duties. 
j fc and Quarter Master 52 nd Regiment 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

21 st Sep r 1775 

Parole Colchester C.S. Harwich 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Musgrave Picquets Major Humphries 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master 1 st Marines 



Head Quarters Boston 20 th Sep r 1775 
The Commanding Officers of Corps will Order 

the messes of their Regiments to be Visited, to See 

that the men boil their pots, as many are accused of 

Selling their provisions. 

It is recommended by the Hospital, not to Suffer 

the Pork to be fried, being very Prejudicial to the 

mens health. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

22 nd Sep r 1775 

Parole King George C.S. S* George 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Mitchell Picquets Major Cane 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master from Grenadiers. 
The Commanding Officer at the Lines, Seeing 
Occasion to fire the Cannon will give his Orders 
Accordingly and Send to Acquaint either Brigadier 
General Pigott or Major General Howe. 

Upon the first Notice of Cannon fireing at the 
Lines a Captain of Artillery will immediately Attend 
there. 



September 24 ORDERLY BOOK 95 

The Guard of Artillery at the Lines in future to 
remain 24 hours. 

Soldiers are to return to Camp from Boston by 
4Clock in the afternoon, Drunken men or those absent 
from Roll-calling without leave will not be indulged 
with Liberty of going to Boston, after having been 
guilty of Such disobedience, nor are the Soldiers 
to be absent from their respective Encampments 
without leave after Gun fireing. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

23 rd Sep r 1775 

Parole Suffolk C.S. Ipswich 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Irving Picquets L* Col Monckton 

2 nd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master Light Infantry 
The 43 d 45 th 52 d Eeg ts to Attend Divine 
Service tomorrow Morning at 9 Clock The Royal 
Artillery, Grenadiers, 5 th 38 th 47 th 1 st Marines 
at 11. 

No woman to be allowed to pass the ferry 
without a pass from the Commanding Officer of the 
Corps to which they belong, and the pass is to be 
taken from them by the Officer of the ferry Guard 
when they return from Boston. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

24 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Newmarket C.S. Bury 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 

Lines Major Humphrys Picquets Major Butler 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master 38 Eegiment 



96 SIR WILLIAM HOLE S 1775 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

25 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Norwich C.S. Norfolk 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Cane Picquets Major Bruce 

1 st Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Quarter Master 43 rd Keg 1 
As the Several Corps furnish Non Commissioned 
Officers for duty in proportion to the Numbers they 
respectively Return Effective, the Commanding Offi 
cers not to permit Corporals to mount Guard as 
Serjeants or private as Corporals 

A house in Charlestown being fitted for recover 
ing men, Such as are in that State to be Sent to 
M r Morrison for his Examination before they are 
admitted. 

A Carefull Convalescent Serjeant will be ap 
pointed to look after them and regulate their Messes 
they will receive provisions from their respective 
Corps. 

Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

26 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Or ford C.S. Lynn 
Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines L* Col Monckton Picquets L* Col Gunning 

2 nd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 5 th Regiment 

Head Quarters Boston Sep r 25 th 1775. Orders 
Lieu 1 Alex r Fowler of the 18 th or Royal Irish 
Regiment of Foot, tryed by the General Court Mar 
tial of which Major Smelt is president, for having 
behaved in a Manner Unbecoming the character 
of an Officer and a Gentleman, by Exhibiting, frivo 
lous, Malicious, Wicked and ill grounded charges 



September 26 ORDERLY BOOK. 97 

against Capt n Benj n Cha 9 Payne of S d Regiment be 
fore a General Court Martial. 

The Court upon mature Deliberation of the 
matter is of opinion, that Lieu* Alex r Fowler is 
guilty of the Crime laid to his charge, and thereby 
of a breach of the 23 rd Article of War of the 15 th 
Section, and doth thereby adjudge, that he be dis 
charged from His Majesty s Service as the Said 23 rd 
Article of the 15 th Section directs. The Com 
mander in Chief approves of the Sentence, but in 
Consideration of the recommendation of the Court, 
through Circumstances favourable to the Prisoner, 
thinks proper to remit the punishment adjudged him. 

Winifried M c Cowen retainer to the Camp, tryed 
by the above General Court Martial, for having 
stolen the Town Bull and Causing him to be killed 
is found Guilty of the Same and Sentenced to be 
tied to a Carts Tail, and thereto receive 100 lashes 
on her bare back in different portions in the most 
publick parts of the town and Camp and to be 
imprisoned three months. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the Sen 
tence and Orders it to be put in Execution. 

Some evil minded person or persons having 
wounded One of the Artillery horses with a Bayonet 
or Tomhawke and another of them has been cruely 
treated by tying him neck and heels and his tongue 
almost cutt off. Any one informing Major Farring- 
ton of the Royal Artillery of the Person Guilty of 
such cruel and Barbarous Actions, except the person 
or persons Concerned, Shall receive 5 Guineas 
reward. 



Camp on the Heights of Charlestown 

27 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Pigot C.S. Huntington 
H 



9 8 77? WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Field Officers for duty tomorrow Evening 
Lines Major Butler Picquets L t Col Clark 

3 rd Division takes the Out Duties 
Adjutant and Q r Master 45 th .Regiment 



Head Quarters Boston 27 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Whitehall C.Sign Monmouth 

Brigad r General for to morrow Brigad r Robertson 

Field Officers for the Lines L t Col Hamilton 

For the Day Major Hillman 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj 1 Quart r Mast r & Surgeon 1 st Division 

The 1 st Division takes the Guards 

The 2 nd Working Parties 

The King has been pleased to Order the Com- 
ander in Chief to" Express His Majestys Thanks 
both to the Officers & Soldiers, for their Resolution & 
Gallantry, with which they Attacked & Defeated the 
Rebels on the 17 th of June last who had every Ad 
vantage of Numbers & Situation & more Especially 
express to Generals Howe & Clinton & Brigad r Pigot 
the Sense His Majesty Entertains of the Spirit, 
Resolution & Conduct by which they Distinguished 
themselves so much to their Honor upon that Day. 



Head Quarters Boston Sep r 28 th 1775. 
Parole Shaftsbury C.Sign Fair field 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines L 1 Col Carr 

For the Day Major Dilkes 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj 1 Quart r & Surgeon Second Division 

The Second Division takes the Guards 

The 3 d Division takes the Working Parties 

The Reg ts who have not Rec d 200 bays Batt. 



September $Q ORDERLY BOOK. 99 

Forage Money, as well as the Oft rs of such other 
Corps who have not Eec d it with their Corps to give 
in their Names to the Q.M. General Immediately 

The Commanding Officers of Corps will take 
care to provide their Men Immediately with Leggins, 
Caps, & other warm Cloathing against the Winter. 

Head Quarters Boston 29 th Sep r 1775 
Parole Sussex. C. Sign Portsmouth. 

Brigad r Gen 1 for to morrow Grant 

Field Off r for the Lines L t Col Campbell 

For the Day Major Sill 

Brigade Major Brown 

Adj* Q r Master and Surgeon 3 d Division 

Third Division takes the Guards 

First The working parties 

A Detachment of One Captain, Two Sub ns Two 
Serjeants 1 Drum & Fifty Eank & File from the 
Two Battalions of Marines to hold themselves in 
Eeadiness to Embark to morrow Morning when 
Ordered. 

Major General Clinton to take the Comand of 
the Troops on the Heights of Charlestown. 

The Fresh Provisions which have been Distributed 
to the Troops are intended as a Gratuity to them and 
they are not to pay for it. 



Head Quarters Boston 30 th Sep r 1775 

Parole Somerset C.Sign Dublin 

Brigad r Gen 1 Officer for tomorrow Lord Percy 

Field Off* for the Lines Major Gaul 

For the Day Major Ogilvie 

Adj* Q r & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division takes the Guards 

Second The Working Parties 

H 2 



ioo SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Brigade Major for tomorrow Smith 
The Comander in Chief has been pleased to 

make the following Promotions. Till His Maiestys 

1-1 
pleasure is known. 

43 rd Reg* 

Ens n W m Todd to be Lieu* Vice Dawson Dead. 
George Eagle Volunteer to be Ensign Vice Todd 
Preferr d 3 d Sep r 1775. 

45 th Keg* 

Richard Veale to be Surgeon in the Hospital 
John Mallett to be Surgeon Vice Veale Preferr d. 

49 th Keg*, 

Ensign Nolle t Philips to be Lieu* Vice Wilson Pre 
ferr d 9 th Aug* 1775 

65 th Keg* 

Lieu* Stephen Winthroppe to be Capt n Lieu* Vice 
Koberts Dead. Ens n Henry Miller to be Lieu* Vice 
Winthroppe Preferred. William Fitch Ensign Vice 
Miller Preferred 16 th August 1775. 



Head Quarters Boston 1 st Oct r 1775. 

Parole Dundee C. Sign Fife 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Robertson 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Souter 

For the Day L* Col Agnew 

Major Brigade Lesslie 
Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 

Second Division takes the Guards 
Third Division The Working Parties 



Head Quarters Boston 2 d Oct r 1775 

Parole Worcester C. Sign Rye 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines Maj r Milward 



October 3 ORDERL Y BOOK. i o i 

Field Off r for the Day L* Col Maddison 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adj* Q r Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 
3 d Division takes the Guards 
1 st Division Working Parties 
The Comander in Chief has been pleased to 
Allow 165 Days Forrage to the Army on Ace* of the 
Dearness of Provisions & other Disadvantages the 
Officers have been under from Unavoidable Circum 
stances. 

The Corps to give in Keturns as soon as possible 
of the above Number of Days 



Head Quarters Boston 3 d Oct r 1775 
Parole Dochester C. Sign Chester 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Grant 

Field Off r for the Lines Major Bassett 

For the Day L t Col Patterson 

Major of Brigade Browne 

Adj* Quart r Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division takes the Guards 

Second The Working Parties 

Benjamin Doran private Soldier in His Majesty s 

63 d Keg 1 & John Cox & John Woods private Soldiers 

of His Majesty s 23 d Keg 1 or Koyal Welsh Fuzileers 

tried by the General Court Martial of which Major 

Smelt is president for Robbing M r Coffins Store and 

Found Guilty of the Crime laid to their Charge & 

Sentenced to Keceive Six Hundred Lashes Each in 

such manner and in such place as the Comander in 

Chief shall be pleased to Direct 

William Lamb of the 63 d Keg 1 tried for the Same 
Crime is Acquitted 

The Comander in Chief approves of the above 
Sentences & Orders that the Prisoners John Cox & 



102 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Jn Woods of His Majestys 23 d Reg*, or Royal Welsh 
Fuzileers & John Doran of His Majestys 63 d Reg*, 
do Receive the Punishments Severaly Adjudged them, 
at the Head of their Respective Reg ts . at the Dis 
cretion of the Commanding- Off rs . 

The above General Court Martial is Dissolved. 

A Drawer in the Council Chamber having been 
broke open & the Seals of this Province with the 
Governors Private Seal & the Seal of the Judge of 
Probate, having been Stolen from thence, a Reward of 
Ten Guineas will be paid for the Discovery for the 
person or persons who Committed said Robbery or if 
any person concerned in the Theft shall declare the 
same & Deliver up the Province Seal to the Secretary 
he will be pardoned. 

The Different Corps to give in Returns to the 
D. A. General on Thursday Morning next at 10 
o clock of the Number of Arms they have in Store 
Exclusive of what will Arm their present Effectives. 



Head Quarters Boston 4 th Oct r 1775. 

Parole Westmoreland C. Sign Brunswick 

Brigad 1 " Gen 1 for tomorrow Lord Percy 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Grant 

For the Day L* Col Sir Harry Calder 

Major Brigade Smith 

Adjutant, Quarter Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 
Second Division takes the Guards 
Third Division takes the Working parties 

For Work to morrow at the New Works, two 
Cap n3 Four Sub 113 6 Serj ts G Corp 18 2 Drums & 200 
Private. 

At the Lines, 1 Sub 1 Scij 1 1 Corp 1 1 Drum & 
30 private. 

The Other Working Parties as Usual. 



October 6 ORDERL Y BOOK. 103 

After Orders Seven Clock in the Evening. 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the 
Following promotion in the Army in North America. 
Col Hugh Earl Percy to be Major General in 
America only 22 nd June 1775. 

For the Day tomorrow Brig r Gen 1 Robertson in 
the Eoom of Earl Percy. 



Head Quarters Boston 5 th Oct r 1775 
Parole Doncaster C. Sign. Shoreham 

Brigad 1 General for tomorrow Jones 
Field Officer for the Lines Major Blunt 
Field Officer for the Day L t Col Bruce 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 
djt Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

The Third Division takes the Guards 
The First Division the Working parties 



Head Quarters Boston 6 th Oct r 1775 
Parole Nottingham C.Sign Liverpool 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Grant 
Field Off r for the Lines L* Col Hamilton 
For the Day Major Smelt 
Major of Brigade Disney 
Adj fc Quarter Master & Surgeon 1st Division 
First Division takes the Guards. 
Second do the Working parties 
His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing Promotions in the Army in North America. 
Viz* 

4 th Reg* 

Ensign James Butler to be Lieu* Vice Knight Killed. 
Lieu 1 Thorns to be Adj* Vice Hutchinson Resigned 



io 4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

5 th 
Ens n W m Charleton to be Lieu 1 Vice Jackson Deceased 

16^ Eeg t 

Edward Heyes Gentleman to be Ens n Vice Becker 
preferred. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following Promotions. 

55 th Reg 1 

Major William Butler from the 65 th Reg 1 to be Lieu 1 
Col Vice Pigott Preferred. 

47 th 

Capt n Thomas Gamble from the 16 th Reg 1 to be Cap n 
Vice Smelt Preferred. 

65 th Reg 1 

Major Smelt from the 47 th Reg 1 to be Major Vice 
Butler Preferred. 

16 ih Reg 1 

Ensign George Sproul from the 59 th Reg 1 to be Lieu 1 
Vice Gamble Preferred. 

18^ Reg 1 

Edm d Prideaux to be Lieu 1 Vice Irish Resigned Ens n 
J. Perry from 45 th Reg 1 to be Ens n Vice Prideaux 
Preferred. 

45 th Reg 1 
William Runton to be Ensign Vice Perry 

59 th Regt 

Hon blc David Lesslie to be Ensign Vice Sproul pre 
ferred 

The Officers of the Army to go into Mourning 
for the Death of Her late Majesty, The Queen of 
Denmark, to commence on Sunday next & continue 
till further Orders. They are to wear black Crape 
round the Arms only. 

L 1 Hutchinson of the 4 th or Kings Own Reg 1 is 
appointed Aid de Camp to Major Gen 1 Earl Percy. 

A Detachment of 1 Capt n 2 Sub s 2 Serj ts 1 Drum & 



October 7 ORDERL Y BOOK. 105 

50 Rank & File to be taken from the whole Army to 
Parade this Evening at half after 5 Clock, Those in 
Boston, on the General Parade, those from Charles- 
town, at the Ferry Stairs where Boats will be ready 
to Receive them, The Troops in Boston to give 1 
Cap* 1 Sub 1 Serj fc 1 Drum r & 30 Eank and 
File, Those on Charles Town Heights 1 Sub. 1 Serp 
20 Rank & File. The Detachment of Marines 
before Ordered, to parade at the same time. The 
whole to be under the Comand of. 

The Officer Comanding the Line Guard not to 
March off when the Tide is up but to wait, untill the 
Water is Sufficiently low to permit them to March 
under cover of the wall. 

As an Examination will be taken by His Majesty s 
Council concerning the loss of the Province Seal, 
All Officers who may be called upon by the Council, 
are to Attend them & give Answers upon Oath to 
such Questions as may be asked them. 

After Orders Eight Clock at Night 

The Lieu ts of the Several Reg ts who can purchase 
to give in their Names and the Dates of their 
Commissions to the Adj t General to morrow at 12 
Clock, 

All Letters for England to be sent to the Secretarys 
Office, by tomorrow Evening. 



Head Quarters Boston 7 th Oct r 1775 

Parole Durham C. Sign Dover 

Brigad r General Officer for to morrow Roberston 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Hillman 

For the Day L Col Collins 

Major of Brigade Brown 

Adj* Quart r Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 

Second Division gives the Guards 

Third the Working Parties 



io6 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Whereas the House of M r Quirney in South 
Street late the Quarters of Major General Burgoyne 
has been broke open and many Valuable Effects taken 
away, any person who will give Information so that 
the Offenders may be Apprehended & brought to 
Condign Punishments, shall Receive Five Guineas 
Reward by applying to Capt. Gardner. As a farther 
Encouragement to apprehend the Offenders, His Ex- 
cell c - v the Commander in Chief is pleased to promise 
His Pardon to any person concerned who will make 
a full Discovery of his or her Accomplices. 

As there is Reason to suspect that Joseph Wil- 
loughby, late helper in Capt. Gardners Stable, has 
been concerned in the above Ilobbery & who has 
since Absconded, All persons who may have an opp^ 
of apprehending him are desired so to do any who 
secrett him after this Advertisement will be Deemed 
Accomplices. He is a short Brown Man Wears his 
own Hair & is very Lame of his Eight Side Oc 
casioned by a Broken Thigh. 



Head Quarters Boston 8 th Oct r . 1775. 
Parole Huntingdon C. Sign Exeter. 

Brigad r Gen. 1 for tomorrow Jones 
Eield Officer for the Lines Major Dilkes 
Do. for the Day L 1 Col Can. 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adj* Quart r Mast r & Surgeon from the 3 (1 Division. 

Third Division gives the Guards 
Eirst Division the Working Parties. 



Head Quarters Boston 9 th Oct r 17 



to. 



Parole Carmarthen C. Sign Dartmouth. 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Grant 



October 10 ORDERLY BOOK. 107 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Sill 
Field Officer for the Day U Col Campbell 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 
Adjt Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division Gives the Guards 
Second Division the Working Parties 
The Reg ts never having given in Eeturns of their 
Arms and Accoutrements lost in Action, are to give 
them in as soon as they can, to the D.A. General. 

Pelham Winslow Esq rc is appointed Fort Major to 
His Majestys Fortress of Castle William in the Room 
of John Philips Superceded. 



Head Quarters Boston 10 th Oct r 1775 

Parole Howe C Sign Clinton 

Brigad 1 " Gen. 1 for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Gaul 

Field Officer for the Day Major Ogilvie 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj fc Q r Mast 1 & Surgeon 2 d Division 

Second Division takes the Guards 

The 3 d the Working Parties 

The King having Ordered the Comander in Chief 
to repair to Britain that during his Absence 
Major General Carleton shou d Comand His Majestys 
Forces in Canada & upon the Frontiers with the 
full powers of Commander in Chief, and That 
Major General Howe should have the like Comand 
within the Colonies on the Atlantic Occean from 
Nova Scotia to West Florida Inclusive. Orders are 
hereby given to the Troops to Obey the said Major 
Generals Accordingly. 

Promotions. 

The Comander in Chief has been pleased to Make 
the Following promotions, till His Majestys pleasure 
is known. 



icS SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

64 th Reg 1 

Ensign John Foster Hill to be Lieu 1 Vice Blood 
who Retires 

D 

Ens n William Gratton to be Ensign Vice Hill 
prefered 7 th Oct r 1775. 

18 th Reg* 

Ensign Francis John Kelly to be Lieu 11 Vice 
Fowler who Retires. 

Major Bruce of the 38 th Reg t is apointed to do 
Duty in the Corps of Light Infantry in the Room of 
Lieu 1 Col Butler who will join his Reg 1 

After Orders 

Major General Howe Commander in Chief has 
been pleased to appoint Cap n Cuyler of the 46 th 
Reg 1 & Cap n Balfour of the 4 th Reg 1 Aid de Camps, 
& Cap n M c Kenzie of the 43 d Reg 1 Secretary. 



Head Quarters Boston 11 th Oct r 1775. 

Parole Gago C. Sign Antwerp 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Fowler 

For the Day L 1 Col Agnew 

Major of Brigade Brown 

Adj 1 Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

3 d Division takes the Guards 
The First Division takes the Working Parties 

The Following promotions are made by His 
Excels Gen 1 Gage till His Majesty s pleasure is 
known. 

43 d Reg 1 

The Honorable Cap 11 Charles Stewart from 35 th 
Reg 1 to be Major Vice Cane who Retires 8 th Oct r 
1775 



October 12 ORDERLY BOOK. 109 

35 th Reg fc 

Lieu* H. Peter Ellison from 64 th Reg 1 to be Cap n 
Vice Stewart 8 th Oct r 1775 

64 th Reg* 

Ensign G. Montgomery Metham from the 10 th 
Eeg t to be Lieu* Vice Ellison prefered 8 th Oct r 1775 

After Orders. 

The Second Battalion of Marines under the 
Comand of Major Souter to hold themselves in 
Readiness for Embarkation on the Shortest Notice. 

The Grenad rs & Light Infr Companies of the 2 d 
Battalion of Marines with Baggage, Camp Equipage 
&c to join their Respective Battalion tomorrow Morn 
ing on Boston Common. Boats will attend to bring 
them over Ferry at 8 Clock. Lieu 1 Col Agnew 
for the Lines to morrow & Major Millward for the 
Day. 



Head Quarters Boston 12 th Oct r 1775 

Parole Holland C. Sign Dort 
Brigad r Gen 1 for to morrow Grant 
Field Off r for the Lines L l Col Maddison 
For the Day Major Bassett 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adjt Q r Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 
First Division takes the Guards 
Second the Working Parties. 
The 18 th Regiment to do Duty with the Second 
Division till further Orders. 

Soldiers being found Guilty of pulling down 
Houses, or Fences may depend on being severely 
punished & all Gentries who may be detected in Con 
niving at or Suffering any Irregularities near their 
posts must not Expect Mercy for such neglect of 
Duty. 



no SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Five Companies of the Second Battalion of 
Marines are to go on Board the Grand Dutchess of 
Russia & the other Five Company s on Board the 
Sea Venture Transports. Those Comp? 8 that go on 
Board the Grand Dutchess to send their Baggage on 
Board to morrow at ten Clock. At the Long Wharf 
they will apply to the Deputy Q r Master General for 
Carts to carry their Baggage. 



Head Quarters Boston 13 th Oct r ( 1775. 

Parole Amsterdam C.Sign Harlem 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Robertson 

Field Off r for the Lines L Col Patterson 

Field Off 1 for the Day Major Grant 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 

Second Division takes the Guards 

Third the Working Parties 

The Order for the Embarkation of the 2 d Batt. 
of Marines is Countermanded. The Grenad 1 3 & 
Light Infantry Companys of said Battalion to join 
their Respective Corps on the Heights of Charles 
Town this afternoon at 3 Clock. They will apply to 
the D.Q.M. General for Carriages to carry their 
Baggage to Charles Town Ferry where Boats will be 
Ready to take across the water. 

The following Massons from the Different Corps to 
Attend M r Goldthwait Barrack Master to morrow 
Morning at Seven Clock. 

5 th Reef IQ^Regt 18 th Reef 23 d Reg* 
"Warmeils Taylor Yance Xuttles 

Plomer Stevens Groves Groves 

35 th 49 th Regt 

Lock Voluns Waits 

Chapmans Owen 



October 14 ORDERLY BOOK. 1 1 1 

59 th Retf 63 d Reef 65 th Retf 

Smith Smothergill Apleton 

Stevens Palmer 
Dayley 

The 18 th Eeg t to do duty with the 1 st Division as 
usual. 

General Howe desires the Guards will not Turn 
out to him without being particularly Ordered so to 
do. 

Head Quarters Boston 14 th Oct r 1775 
Parole Utrecht C. Sign Williamstadt 

Brigad r Gen 1 for to morrow Jones 
Field Officer for the Lines L* Col Sir H. Calder 
For the Day Major Blunt 
Major of Brigade Disney. 
Adj* Quart 1 * Mast r Surgeon 3 d Division 
3 d Division takes the Guards 
The First the Working Parties. 
The Commanding Officers of Corps not to Allow 
their Sutlers to Sell Liquors to Soldiers, or any other 
person that does not belong to their respective Reg ts , 
upon Conviction of a Disobedience of this Order the 
Liquors will be destroyed & the Delinquent not have 
leave to Sell any in future. 

Women belonging to the Army convicted of selling 
Spirituous Liquors will be confined in the Provost till 
their is an opp? of sending them away from hence. 

All Money due by the different Departments to 
the Troops for Work, to be paid weekly into the hands 
of the Quart r Masters of the Several Corps which the 
Commanding Officers will Order to be Accounted for 
to the Men at proper periods. 



Head Quarters Boston 15 th Oct r 1775. 
Parole Nimeguen C. S. Breda 



ii2 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Brigad r General for to morrow Grant. 

Field Officer for the Lines L* Col Bruce 

Field Officer for the Day Major Smelt 

Major of Brigade Brown 

Adjutant Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division. 
First Division takes the Guards 
The Third the Working Parties 
A Captain & 2 Subalterns of the Eoyal Eeg t of 
Artillery to Mount at the Lines till further Orders. 

The Guards to Mount for the future at Nine 
Clock in the Morning. 



Head Quarters Boston 16 th Oct r 1775. 

Parole Boisliduc C. Sign Venlo 
Brigad r General for tomorrow Robertson 
Field Off* for the Lines L* Col Hamilton 
Do. for the Day Major Hillman 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Quart r Master Surgeon 2nd Division. 
Second Division Gives the Guards 
Third Division the Working Parties 
Officers Commanding Guards are frequently to 
Visit their Gentries & to be particularly Attentive to 
the Gentries Understanding their Orders if they find 
Orders are given to the Gentries which they Judge to 
be Unnecessary they will Report them in Writing 
when Relieved when there is a Captains Guard he 
will Detach his Subalterns upon this Duty as he 
thinks proper. 

The Sentries upon the Common are not to Chal 
lenge a Single Boat on the Side of the Cambridge 
River Unless she Rows towards the Shore as they 
make take for Granted if a Boat Rows at a Distance 
that it s the Guard Boat from the Ship of War laying 
off Bartons Point. 

A General Court Martial Consisting of one Field 



October 17 ORDERLY BOOK. 113 

Officer Captains & 4 Sub ns to sit to morrow Morn 
ing at 10 Clock in Concert Hall to try all such 
prisoners as are brought before them. 

Lieu 11 Col Collins President 

Cap ns Sub. 
Light Dragoons ... ... 1 1 

First Division ... ... 2 1 

Second D 3 1 

Third D 2 1 

8 4 

The Prisoners Names & Crimes & Evidences 
Names with the Dates of the Members Commissions 
to be given in to the Deputy Judge Advocate as soon 
as possible. 

After Orders. 

In Consideration of the Scarcity of Fresh Pro 
visions the Officers will Receive Sheep in the same 
proportion as at the last Issuing. The Corps in 
Boston will Receive from Capt n Handfield, at 
Charlestown Ferry to morrow Morning at 9 Clock. 
Those Corps on the Heights of Charlestown will 
apply to Lieu 1 Man. The Staff will Attend at the 
Same Time & Place. 



Head Quarters Boston 17 th Oct r 1775. 
Parole Stockholm C.Sign Sweden 
Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Jones 
Field Officer for the Lines Major Dilkes 
For the Day L Col Carr. 
Major of Brigade Lesslie 
Adj Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 
3 d Division gives the Guards 
1 st the Working Parties 
The Camp Guards of each Corps to consist of 1 
Serj* 1 Corp 1 & 12 Private untill further Orders. 

i 



ii 4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

There are to be no Sentries from the Pickets that 
Lay in the Camp. 

No Demands will be made in Future by Capt n 
M c Kenzie of Fees of Commissions Issued by the 
Commander in Chief. 

The Commander in Chief is pleased to make the 
following Promotions, till His Majesty s pleasure is 
known. Viz* 

35th Reg* 

Ensign Solomon Eagle from the 43 d Reg* to be Ens n 
Vice Madden Deceased. 

43^ Reg* 
Oliver Dowling to be Ensign Vice Eagle Removed. 



Head Quarters Boston 18 th Oct r 1775 

Parole Denmark C.Sign Minden 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Grant 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Sill 

Field Officer for the Day L* Col Campbell 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division Gives the Guards 

Second The Working Parties. 

C. Sub n S. 

The New Works to consist of 2 68 
C. o 
8 2 & 300 private till further Orders. 

Upon an Alarm the Brigadier General of the 
Day will Repair to that part of the Camp where he 
may Judge his presence most Necessary. 

The Brigade Major of the day will in future carry 
the Orders to the Brigadier of the Day & will 
Attend upon him in the Evening to Receive his 
Comands. 

The Lines being in perfect security by the Field 
Officers Guard against any Sudden Attack that can 



October 1 9 ORDERL Y BOOK. 115 

be made upon them, The Brigadier need not in give 
his first Attention to them. 

The Allertness of the Troops in this Army is 
highly commendable but the Camp is not to get 
under Arms in case of Alarm unless it is Serious, 
nor are the Piquets of the Line to turn out without 
directions from the Field Officer, or from a General 
Officer, this Order is not to prevent the Commanding 
Officers in the Extensive situation of this Camp 
turning out the Piquets of their particular Corps at 
Night. 

The Piquets of the Infantry in Boston Camp are 
not in future to assemble upon the General Parade 
in case of alarm but are to join their Eespective 
Quarter Guards where they will wait for further 
Orders. 

Gentries in Camp are not to be taken from the 
Piquets nor the Piquets to be turned out by the 
Vissiting Officers or Rounds. 

When the Line is Ordered under Arms Major 
General Burgoyne will Comand the Eight Wing & 
Major General Lord Percy the Left untill further 
Orders. 

The Brigad r Generals will be with the Eing & 
Left Wings according to their Seniority. 

Upon any Eiotous Proceeding or quarrelling hap 
pening near a Gentries post if he cannot put an End 
to it by his own Authority he is to call to the Guard, 
and Gentries are to be particularly careful not to give 
any Molestation to the peaceable inhabitants of the 
Town. 



Head Quarters Boston 19 th Oct r 1775 

Parole Marlborough C. Sign Blenheim 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Eobertson 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Gaul 

I 2 



u6 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

For the Day Major Ogilvie. 

Major of Brigade Brown, Brown 

2 nd Brigade Adj 1 Quarter Master & Surgeon 

2 d Brigade Gives the Guards 

3 d the Working Parties 

2 C. 4 S. 6 S. 6 Corp 1 * 2 Drum rs & 200 Private 
for Work at the New Works from 6 till twelve at 
Noon. The like Number to work from twelve till 
the Evening. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to take care, 
that proper Directions are given for their Officers 
being provided with Camp Equipage for the Ensuing 
Campaign. 

The Ammunition in the Mens possession above 36 
Eounds per Man to be taken into the Eegimental 
Store & the Commanding Officers of Corps will take 
care that they are kept compleat to that number till 
further Orders. 

Ee turns to be sent to the D. A. General on Mon 
day Morning next from each Corps of the Names of 
such Invalids as the Commanding Officers may Judge 
necessary to be sent to Europe. 

The Officers of the Army to go out of Mourning, 
for her late Majesty the Queen of Denmark on Sun 
day next. 



Head Quarters Boston 20 th Oct r 1775. 

Parole Lisle C.Sign Eamalies. 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officers for the Lines Major Souter 

For the Day L* Col Agnew 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adj t Quart r Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

3 d Division takes the Guards 

1 st the Working Parties. 



October 2 1 ORDERL Y BOOK. 117 

For the better Regulating the Market for Pro 
visions brought into this Harbour. The Cap* of the 
Port has Directions to prevent all Owners or Masters 
of Vessels disposing of any part of their Cargo or 
Provisions untill a Permit for the Sale is Granted 
by the Commander in Chief & in order to give due 
force to this Regulation Officers or other Persons 
except those belonging to the Ship or such as may be 
in the Course of their Duty are not to go on Board 
these vessells untill the Time appointed for the Sale 
to begin of which publick notice will be given. 

Some Cattle & other Provisions brought by the 
Schooner Peggy Thomas Rochford Owner will be 
sold by Publick Sale to morrow at 12 Clock upon 
the Long Wharf. 

The General Officers of the Army, the Staff, the 
Light Dragoons, & Regiments of Foot to give in 
Returns of their Effective Horses to the D.Q.M. 
General 



Head Quarters Boston 21 st Oct r 1775 

Parole Oudenarde C.Sign Malplackett 

Brigadier General for tomorrow Grant 

Field Officers for the Lines Major Millward 

For the Day L t Col Maddison 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj t Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division takes the Guards 
Second Division takes the Working Parties 
Prisoners are not to be Received by any Guard, 
without a Crime unless by order of the Comander 
in Chief or where Circumstances make a small delay 
for Enquiry Necessary. 

Those corps that have not complied with the 
Order of the 9 th Instant relative to giving in Returns 
of Arms & Accoutrements to give them in Immediately 



iiS SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

& it is Expected for the future when Returns are 
called for, that they are in given in without the 
smallest delay. 

The Light Dragoons will patrole the Streets every 
Night under the Direction of L 1 Col Birch. 

William Groan private Soldier in the 17 th Reg 1 
of Light Dragoons try d for Desertion by the General 
Court Martial of which L t Col Collins is President , 
is found Guilty & sentenced to Suffer Death. 

Henry Darke private Soldier in the 18 th Reg 1 of 
Foot tryed by the said Court Martial for Desertion is 
found Guilty & Sentenced to Receive One Thousand 
Lashes upon his bare back with a Catt of Nine Tails. 

Thomas Parker of the 23 d Reg 1 of Foot tryed for 
breaking open Robbing the House of Lieu 1 Shut 
tle worth of the Royal Artillery is found Guilty & 
Sentenced to Receive One Thousand Lashes on his 
bare back with a Catt of Nine Tails. 

The Comander in Chief approves of the above 
Sentences & directs the Commanding Officers of 
Corps to which the Prisoners Thomas Park & Henry 
Dark belong, to them from the Provost & to Order 
the punishment to be Inflicted upon them by the 
Drummers of their Respective Corps, Agreable to the 
Sentences of the General Court Martial at such 
times as they shall think proper. 

The General Court Martial of which 1} Col Collins 
is President is dissolved. 

The Commander in Chief is pleased to appoint 

L 1 W m Ramsay of the 35 th Reg 1 to be Town 
Adj 1 of Boston. 



Head Quarters Sunday 22 d Oct r 1775. 
Parole Carelton Countersign S* Johns 
Brigad r General for tomorrow Robertson 
Field Officer for the Lines Major Bassett 



October 2 3 ORDERL Y BOOK. 119 

For the Day L* Col Patterson 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj fc Quart r Mast r & Surgeon 2 d Division 

Second Division the Guards 

Third the Working Parties 

Upon the Fireing of three Cannon from the Hill 
in front of the 22 d Reg 1 the Troops will immediately 
get under Arms. These Alarm Guns are not to be 
tired but by order of a General Officer. 



Head Quarters Boston Munday 23 d Oct r 1775. 

Parole Canada C. Sign Montreal 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Grant. 

Field Officer for the Day Sir H. Colder 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Adj 1 Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

Third Division takes the Guards 
First Division has the Working Parties 
The Rotation of Duty being altered the following 
Reg ts composing the 3 d Division to take the Guards to 
morrow, viz* 

4 th 18 th 23 d 35 th & 59 th 

The First Division composed of the following 
Corps Viz Grenad rs 10 th 22 d 49 th & 65 th to take the 
Working Parties The Field Officer of the Day & 
Captains of the Picketts to go the Rounds only in 
Camp. The Captains will Receive Directions from 
the Field Officer, at what Hours they are to go. The 
Capt 8 & Subal ns of the Main Guard to go the Rounds 
in the Center of the Town, their Rout will be pointed 
out to them by the Town Major. 

John Lay, Master of the Schooner Patty will Sell 
Beef & Salt Fish, to morrow Morning at 10 Clock. 

After Orders. 
The Three Troops of Light Dragoons on the 



120 Sill WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Heights of Charles Town to Return to Boston to 
morrow Morning at 9 Clock. They will receive fur 
ther Orders from L 1 Col Birch. 

Head Quarters Boston 24 th Oct r 1775. 
Parole Newfoundland C Sign St. Lawrence 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Grant. 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Blunt. 

For the Day L* Col Bruce 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adj 1 Quart r Mast r & Surgeon 1 st Division. 

1 st Division Gives the Guards. 
2 nd Division composed of the following Corps the 
Working Parties Viz* 40 th 44 th 63 d & 2 nd B. 
Marines 

Tomorrow being the Anniversary of His Majestys 
Accession to the Throne, the Artillery will Fire a 
Royal Salute at Twelve Clock, which will be followed 
by Three Vollies from the Picketts of the Line. 

The Field Officer of the Day will March the Pic 
ketts to King Street at half-past 11 Clock Draw 
them up between the Town house & Order them to 
Fire as soon as the Royal Salute have done Fireing. 

The Commander in Chief having been informed 
that many of the Soldiers sell their provisions to the 
Inhabitants, the Comands Officers of Corps will be 
Particularly Attentive to the Mens Messes being 
Regularly Visited, which will in a great Measure put 
a stop to such Irregularities. 

The Invalids Returned by the following Corps, 
Viz* 4 th 5 th 10 th 18 th & 22 nd to be at the Manufactory 
Hospital tomorrow Morning at 10 Clock when the 
Physicians & Surgeons of the Hospitalls will attend 
to Examine them. 

Head Quarters Boston 25 th Oct r 1775 
Parole Quebec C.Sign Placentia 



October 2 6 ORDERL Y BO OK. 1 2 1 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Robertson 
Field Officer for the Lines Major Smelt 

For the Day L* Col Hamilton 

Adj fc Quarter Master & Surgeon Second Division. 

Second Division takes the Guards 

Brigade Major Lesslie 
The Third Division the Working Parties 
The Working Parties to Breakfast before they 
go to Work in the Morning & they are for the 
future to Parade at half after 7 Clock & to be at 
Work by Eight Precisely. 

The Invalids Returned by the following Corps 
Viz* 23 d 35 th 40 th 43 d & 47 th to be at the Manufactory 
Hospital to morrow Morning at 10 Clock in Order 
that that they may be Examined by the Physicians & 
Surgeons of the Hospital. 

David Fletcher of the Sloop Endeavor laying at 
the Long Wharf has Liberty to Sell his Sheep, Oxen, 
Geeze, Fowls, Potatoes & c to morrow Morning at 10 
Clock. 



Head Quarters Boston 26 th Oct r 1775. 
Parole Louisbourgh C.Sign Halifax 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines L t Col Collins 

For the Day Major Dilkes 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

Third Division takes the Guards 

First the Working Parties 

The Invalids Returned by the following Corps 
Viz* 38 th 49 th 52 d 59 th 63 d 64 th 65 th 1 st & 2 d Batt. of 
Marines, to be sent to the Manufactory Hospital to 
morrow Morning at 10 Clock to be Examined by the 
Physicians & Surgeons of the Gen 1 Hospital. 



122 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Head Quarters Boston 27 th Oct r 1775 

Parole Anapolis C. Sign Salem 

Brigad r Gen 1 for to morrow Grant 

Field Officer for the Lines L* Col Carr 

For the Day Major Sill 

Major of Brigade Brown 

Adj t Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division the Guards 
Second the Working Parties 

An Officer from each of the following Corps 
Viz t 4 th 5 th 10 tb 18 th 23 d 38 th 43 d 47 th 52 d 59 th 64 th 
65 th to Attend at the D.A. Generals Office on Mun- 
day Morning next at 12 Clock. Each Officer will 
bring a State of his Corps after Eeceiving the last 
Eecruits & Drafts on the 16 th of June, that they 
may be charged with their proportion of Eecruits that 
Deserted in Ireland when under Major Bruces 
Command. 

Head Quarters Boston 28 th Oct r 1775 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines L 1 Col Campbell 

For the Day Major Gaul 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 

The Second Division takes the Guards. 

The Third the Working Parties 
Spruce Beer being Eecommended for the Soldiers 
by the Physicians of the Hospital as a preservative 
against Scurvy, the Corps in Boston (the 59 th Excepted) 
will Eeceive from M r Goldthwait, Spruce Beer at the 
Allowance of 3 pints p r day, to each man, to be paid 
for by the Soldiers at a Dollar p r Barrel containing 
from 30 to 32 Gallons, Brewed with Five Quarts of 
Molasses & Ten Quarts of Essence of Spruce. A 
Quarter Master from the Line will Attend every 



October 29 ORDERLY BOOK. 123 

Brewing to see that the Beer is Brewed with those 
Proportions of Molasses & Spruce, for farther par 
ticulars the Commanding Officers will have a copy of 
M r Goldthwaits proposals. 

Crutches being very improper to be used by the 
Wounded Men when contractions of the Limbs are 
apprehended the Surgeons of Reg ts will attend to this 
practice & prevent any bad use being made of them 
by the Eecovering Men of their Eespective Corps. 

The Generals & Staff Officers to Receive Forage 
on Mondays, The Officers of the Army on Tuesdays 
& the Light Dragoons on Wednesdays. 

Head Quarters Boston 29 th Oct r 1775. 

Parole Lynn C.Sign Lincoln 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Souter 

Field Officer for the Day L t Col Agnew 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj fc Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

The Third Division Gives the Guards 

1 st the Working Parties 

Some North British Merchants Residing in Town 
with their Adherents having Offered their Services for 
the Defence of the place, The Commander in Chief 
has Ordered them to be Armed & Directed their being 
formed into a Company to be called the Royal North 
British Volunteers, they will be Distinguished by a 
Blue Bonnet with a S fc Andrews Cross upon it. M r 
James Anderson to be Cap n 1 st Lieu* Will" 1 Blair, 2 d 
Lieu* P. Black 3 d Lieu* J. Fleeming. The Guard 
Room & Alarm post to be near Fanmel Hall. The 
Company will mount a Guard at Gun Fireing & Pat- 
role the Streets within a certain District & will take 
into Custody all Suspicious & Disorderly Persons 
found in the Streets at improper Hours. 



i2 4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The Commissary General will Issue Rations of 
Provisions to this Company Accords to the Return 
Signed by Cap* Anderson 

The Picquetts of the Line to Assemble upon the 
General Parade to morrow Morning at 9 Clock to 
Attend the Execution of William Croan of the Light 
Dragoons. 

Orders for the Line Guard 

Thirty good Men from each Bastion to be pick d 
out for the Flech Guards during the Night those Men 
are to be Reserved for that Duty only & are not to 
be posted as Sentries in the Lines during the Course 
of the Day, when the Subaltern Oif r Marches out at 
Mght to take charge of the Fleches his Guard is to 
be formed by Ten Men from each Bastion & that 
Guard is to be Relieved every Hour, till the Subal 
terns Guard is called off at day Light. The Remain 
ing part of the Detachment in each Bastion to be 
formed into Two Divisions the First Division to 
Man the Works at Night & to continue upon Duty 
two Hours, they are to be Relieved by the Second 
Division & are to continue upon Duty in that 
manner Alternately till day Break when the whole 
Detachment is to form & Remain under Arms one 
Hour. A Subaltern Off r to be constantly upon Duty 
in each Bastion during the Night, never to go into 
the Guard Room during that time & to be Relieved 
every Hour. A Captain to go Alternately from the 
Bastions to Visit the Block House & Neck Guards 
he is likewise to Visit the Sentries Round the Line 
Works, very few Sentries are Necessary by Day. 

The Wickett Gate to be kept Shut with one Sen 
try in the Day & Two from Gun Fireing till day Light 
within the Gate, which is never to be opened without 
the Knowledge of the Field Officer, an Officer to be 
present at the Time who is to w^ait to see it Shut 
again. 



October 3 1 OEDEEL Y BOOK. 125 

Head Quarters Boston 30 th Oct r 1775. 

Parole Notingham C Sign Darby 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Grant 

Field Officer for the Lines Maj r Milward 

Field Off* for the Day L* Col Maddison 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adjt Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

1 st Division takes the Guards 
Second Division the Working Parties 
Ebenezer Woodward, James Lowd & Thomas Full 
Masters of Fishing Boats are directed to carry their 
Vessells to the South End & to sell their Fish to the 
Inhabitants of the Town with whom the Troops are 
not to interfere & and then will Seven Boats come to 
the Long Wharf with Fish for the Navy & Army. 



Head Quarters Boston 31 st Oct r 1775. 

Parole Newark C Sign York 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Brigad r Robertson. 

Field Officer for the Lines L* Col Patterson 

Field Officer for the Day Major Grant 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 

Second Division takes the Guards 
Third Division the Working Parties. 
Major Milward having been taken 111 this Morn 
ing, Major Basset is ordered to Relieve him on the 
Line Guard. 

Major Dilkes is appointed to the Corps of 
GrenacT 3 in the Room of Major Smelt who s 111 
Health will not permit him to continue any longer 
with them. 

Major Dilkes will therefore immediately join the 
Six Companys in this Camp. 

The Commanding Officers will Send Arms & 



126 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Ammunition for their Becovering Men in their 
Kespective Keg 1 Hospitals ; will appoint a Rendezvous 
for them in case of an Alarm, & Order such 
Officers as they may Judge proper to take the Com 
mand of them. 

Head Quarters Boston 1 st Nov r 1775 
Parole Newcastle C. Sign Durham 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Off r for the Lines L* Col Sir H. Calder 

For the Day Major Blunt 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adj* Quart r Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

3 d Division the Guards 

1 st The Working Parties 

As long as the Weather continues Moderate the 
Soldiers in Boston Camp are to Work without their 
Coats. 



Head Quarters Boston 2 d Nov* 1775. 

Parole Morpeth C. Sign Berwick 

Brigad* General for to morrow Grant 

Field Off* for the Lines L t Col Bruce 

For the Day Major Smelt 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division gives the -Guards 

Second the Working Parties 



Head Quarters Boston 3 d Nov r 1775. 

Parole Alnwick C Sign Hexham 

Brigad r General for to morrow Robertson 

Field Off* for the Lines L t Col Hamilton 

For the Day Major Dilkes 



November 5 ORDERLY BOOK. 127 

Maj r Brigade Disney 
Adj t Q r Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 

2 d Division takes the Guards 
3 d Division the Working Parties 
As soon as the Winter Quarters are Marked for 
the Troops, Commanding Officers of Corps will Send 
their Recovering Men into the Houses & appoint 
Officers & Serjeants to have the care of them. 

No more Graves to be made in the Burial Ground 
upon th left of the Marine Encampment. Soldiers 
dying in the General Hospital may be Buried in the 
Ground at the back of the upper Hospital & those 
dying in the Regimental Hospitals, will be interred 
in the nearest Burying Ground- 



Head Quarters Boston 4 th Nov r 1775. 

Parole Cumberland C Sign Carlisle 

Brigad r Gen 1 for to morrow Jones 

For the Lines L* Col Carr 

For the Day Major Sill 
Adj 1 Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

Maj r Brigade Brown 
Third Division Gives the Guards 
First Division The Working Parties 
His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing Promotions, Viz 1 

44th R eg t 

Cap n Henry Hope from the 27 th Reg 1 to be Major 
Vice Grant who Retires 7 th May 1775. 



Head Quarters Boston 5 th Nov r 1775. 
Parole Westmoreland C.Sign Kendall 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Grant 
Field Off r for the Day L* Col Campbell 
For the Lines Major Gaul 



i28 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1777 

Adjt Quarter Master & Surgeon 1st Division 

First Division Gives the Guards 

Second Division the Working Parties 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Head Quarters Boston Munday 6 th Nov r 1775 

Parole Lancaster Countersign Liverpool 

Brigad r General for to morrow Eobertson 

Field Officer for the Day Maj r Ogilvie 

Field Officer for the Lines Maj r Hope. 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 
Adj t Quarter Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 
Second Division Gives the Guards 
Third Division the Working Parties 
The Pay Masters of Reg ts may Receive the Sub ce 
for the Officers of their Respective Corps from the 
D.P.M. General taking the Dollar at 4/8 Sterling. The 
Officers belonging to the Gen 1 Hospital may also ap 
ply to the D.P.M. General for their pay at the same 
Rate. 

A General Court Martial consisting of 1 Field 
Officer 8 Captains & 4 Subalterns to sit to morrow 
Morning at Ten Clock in Concert Hall for the Tryal 
of W m Shields private Soldier in the 40 th Reg* & such 
other Prisoners as shall be brought before them. 

Major Dilkes President 
Light Dragoons 1 Cap 1 1 Sub. x 
1 st Division 2 1 I 

V Division 2 Capt* 1 Sub. f 

3 d D 31 



The Names & Dates of the Members Commissions, 
the Prisoners Crimes, & Evidences Names, to be 
given to the D. Judge Advocate as soon as possible. 



November 7 ORDERL Y BO OK. 1 2 9 

Plead Quarters Boston, 7 th Nov r 1775. 

Parole Warrington C.Sign Chester 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Jones 

Field Off r for the Lines Major Souter 

For the Day I/ Col Agnew 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj fc Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

3 d Division takes the Guards 

1 st the Working Parties 

The Following Corps to send Masons & Brick 
Layers to the Barrack Office to morrow Morning at 
9 Clock when they will Receive Directions from the 
Engineer 

Masons Bricklayers 

Light Dragoons 1 2 

4 th 1 

10 th 1 

18 th 2 

23 d 1 

35 th 1 

49 th 1 

59 th 1 

2 d Marines 1 

Total 4 8 

The Comander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following Promotions, till His Majestys 
pleasure is known. 

45 th Reg* 
L* George Hutchinson from the 4 th Reg* to be Cap" 

Vice Newton by Purchase 7 th Nov r 1775. 
L* John Hales from the 65 th Reg 1 to be Cap n Vice 
Moore by Purchase. 

4 th Reg* 

Ens n Thomas Russell to be Lieu* Vice Hutchison 
preferr d 

K 



i 3 o SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

65 th Reg t 
Ens n Henry Blacket to be Lieu 1 Vice Hales preferr d 

General Hospital 
Michael Croker to be Apothecary 



Head Quarters Boston 8 th Nov r 1775 

Parole Liverpool C.Sign Flint 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Grant 

Field Off r for the Lines L Col Maddison 

For the Day L* Col Patterson 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Adj* Q r Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

1 st Division takes the Guards 
2 d Division the Working Parties 

After Orders. 

A part of the Light Infantry to be Eeady to come 
to Boston to morrow Morning at 9 Clock, in the 
flat Bottom d Boats now on the Charles Town side. 

s s c 

A Detachment of 1 1 1 & 20 private to 
Assemble on the General Parade to morrow Morning 
at halfpast 8 Clock, this Detachment will take their 
Blankets with them, & Embark on Board the 
Empress of Russia as soon as paraded. 



Head Quarters Boston 9 th Nov r 1775 
Parole Carnarvon C. Sign Bangor 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Robertson 
Field Officers ) Lines L* Col Patterson 
tomorrow j Day Major Grant 
Major of Brigade Smith 
Quarter Master & Surgeon 2 d Division 
Second Division takes the Guards 
Third Division the Working Parties 



November i o OEDEEL Y BOOK. 131 

In consequence of Major General Clintons Report 
of his intire Approbation of the Alacrity & Attention 
of the Officers Soldiers of the Detachment of Light 
Infantry under the Comand of Lieu 1 Col Clark, that 
landed yesterday at Phipps Farm. The Comander 
in Chief desires Lieu 1 Col Clarke may be informed 
with the Officers & Soldiers that composed this small 
party that he has the highest satisfaction from Major 
General Clintons Report, such spirited conduct of 
Officers with the same Soldier like obedience, in the 
Execution of their Commands, so apparent yesterday, 
will ever insure Success to the Kings Troops, when 
ever these Rebel Bands shall presume to shew them 
selves before them. 

The Barracks of the 23 d or Royal Welch Fuzileers 
being prepared for their Reception the Reg* will quit 
their Encampment & go into them. 

The Commanding Officer will give Directions 
that the Boards the Men have had to Floor their 
Tents with are Collected & Preserved. 

Head Quarters Boston 10 th Nov r 1775. 
Parole Anglesea C. Sign Carnarvon 

Brigad r Gen 1 for to morrow Jones 
Field Officers ) Lines L* Col Sir Henry Calder 
to morrow j For the Day Major Blunt 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

Third Division takes the Guards 

First the Working Parties 

The Subsistance of Officers Agreable to the 
Orders of the 6 th Instant is to Commence from the 
25 th Oct r last Inclusive & to be Received from the 
D.P.M. General by Warrant from the Commander in 
Chief. 

K 2 



132 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

W m Shields private Soldier in His Majestys 40 th 
Reg 1 of Foot Tried by the General Court Martial of 
which Major Dilkes is President, for having quitted 
his post, broke into a Store & Stole Goods from thence 
whilst he was Gentry over the said Store, is found 
Guilty of the Crime laid to his Charge & Sentenced 
to suffer Death. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the above 
Sentence. 

His Majesty has been pleased to Direct that the 
Reg ts in America (the 18 th & 59 th Excepted) should 
be forthwith Augmented by an Addition to Each of 
the Two Companies, of 1 Serj 1 1 Drum & 18 private 
Men, as also that Two Companies, Each consisting 
of 1 Cap 1 1 Lieu 1 1 Ensign 3 Serj ts 3 Corp 13 2 Drum" 
& 56 private Men, should be added to each of the 
Said Reg ts , In consequence of which His Majesty has 
been pleased to make the following Appointm ts in the 
Reg 19 under the Comand of the Hon ble Major General 
Howe. 

4 th Reg 1 Foot 
Cap* Jeremiah Sleigh of the 79 th Reg* to be Cap 1 . 

15 th Aug 1 1775 
Lieu 1 John Rowland late of the 61 st Reg 1 to be Lieu 1 

D 
Hodgson, Gentleman to be Ens n D 

5 th Reg 1 of Foot 
Cap 1 Anthony Haslam of the late 83 d Reg 1 to be Cap 1 

15 th Aug 1 1775. 

Lieu 1 James Innes late 73 d to be Lieu 1 D. 
James Stewart, Gentleman to be Ens 11 D. 

10 th Reg 1 of Foot 
Cap 1 L 1 Donald M c Bean late 78 th Reg 1 to be Cap 1 

15 t]l Aug 1 1775 

Lieu 1 John Arnold late 72 d to be Lieu 1 
W m Reed, Gentleman, to be Ensign. 



November i o ORDERL Y BOOK 133 

14 th Beg* 

Cap* John Daniel late 95 th Beg* to be Capt n 
15th Aug* 1775 . 

Lieu 1 Eandall Borrough late 72 d to be L* 
James Tulliker Gentleman to be Ensign 

16 th Beg 6 

Cap* Henry Eglington Connor late 96 th to be Cap* 
Lieu* James Grant of Cap* Campbells late Independ* 

Compy to be Lieu* 
O Connor, Gentleman to be Ensign. 

22 d Retf 

Cap* W m Cowley late 84 th to be Captain 
L* Daniel Brick late 20 th to be L* 
Nath 1 Chrystie Gentleman to be Ensign 

23 d Reg* 

Cap* Bich d Temple, late 104 th to be Cap* 
L* Eob* Wood late 68 th to be L* 
William Wells, Gentleman to be 2 d L* 

35 th Reef 

Cap* Lewis Eay of late 90 th Reg* to be Cap* 
Lieu* Charles Menzies late 42 d to be Lieu* 
Hugh Campbell, Gentleman to be Ens n 

38 th Beg 6 

Cap* W m Handfield late 94 th Eeg* to be Cap* 
Lieu* Eob* Campbell late 114 th to be L* 
W m Davies, Gentleman to be Ensign 

40 th Beg* 

Cap* Edward Eyre late 110 th to be Cap* 
L* Charles Bourke late 109 th to be L* 
Barnard Dennis, Gentleman to be Ensign 

43 d Beg 6 

Cap* Jn Treby late 80 th Eeg* to be Cap* 
L* Henry Ainslie late 110 th to be L* 
Jn Price, Gentleman to be Ens n 

44 th Beg* 

Cap* W m Cawthorne late 85 th to be Cap* 
L* Jn Eichmond Humphreys late 111 th L* 



i 3 4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Fenton, Gentleman to be Ensign 

45 th Reg* 

Cap 1 Horatio Armond Powlett late 106 th to be Cap t 
L* Jii Edwards late 110 th to be L 1 
Henry Hawley, Gentleman to be Ensign 

47 th Reg* 

Cap t Archibald Robinson late 100 th Reg 1 to be Cap* 
L* Barnard Geo. Ward, late 96 th to be L 1 
W m Eyre Gentleman to be Ensign 

49 th Reg* 

Cap 1 Geo. Reynolds late 106 th Reg 1 to be Cap 1 
Lieu 1 Duncan Robertson late 87 th to be L 1 

Duffield Gentleman to be Ensign 

52 d Reef 

L* John Watson late 97 th Reg 1 to be L 1 
John Charles Middleton, Gentleman to be Ens 11 

63 d Reg 6 

L* W m Marshall late 108 th to be L 1 
Jn Birmingham Gentleman to be Ensign 

64 th Retf 

L 1 Peter Russell late 94 th to be L 1 
Edward Manly Price Gentleman to be Ens n 

65 th Reg* 

L 1 Herbert Gould late 113 th to be L 1 
Edward Hay, Gentleman to be Ensign 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing Promotions in the Army in North America. 

14th p teg t 

L 1 Cor s Smelt to be Adj 1 Vice Bruce Killed 

18 th June 1775. The King having made this 
promotion previous to L 1 Lawries Appointment by 
General Gage 4Qth ^ 

James Dodds Clerk to be Chaplain Vice Dyer 
Deceased 1 st Sep r 1775. 

59 th Reg* 
Rich d Vere Drury Gentleman to be Ensign Vice 



November 1 1 ORDERL Y BOOK. 135 

M Donald Eetired 14 th AugUTTS. 

General Hospital 

Michael Croker to be Apothecary to the Hospital at 
Boston 5 th Aug* 1775. 

Mates to Hospital 
Hatfield Turner 

Harbuckle Fouke 
Haselton Thomas 



Head Quarters Boston 11 th Nov r 1775 
Parole Merioneth C.Sign Wales 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Grant 
Field Off rs for ) Lines L t Col Bruce 
Duty tomorrow J Day Major Smelt 

Major of Brigade Disney 
j fc Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 
First Division takes the Guards 
Second Division Gives the Working Parties 
The King having been pleased to Appoint Col 
Smith of the 10 th Keg* to be one of His Majestys 
Aid D Camps. The Commander in Chief Appoints 
him to Act as Brigad r General in this Army. 

As most of the Artificers in the different Corps 
are Employed in preparing Quarters for the Troops, 
this Service would be much Obstructed, if the 
Number of Men Necessary to make furniture for the 
Officers Barrack Rooms were called off from the 
Works & as the Furniture used in Tents may be 
Applied to this purpose. The Comander in Chief 
thinks proper to Allow every Field Officer Four 
Pounds & every other Officer Forty Shillings in Lieu 
of Furniture, & besides this, the Barrack Master 
will Furnish every Field Officer with two Grates, 
each Captain with one, & a Grate for every two 
Subalterns, This is not to be considered as a presi- 



136 SIR WILLIAM HOWKS 1775 

dent, & is only Granted on this Uncommon 
Occasion. 

Every Reg 1 Hospital may have Three Grates deli 
vered to the Surgeon & Fuel will be allowed them 
for three Rooms till the number of Sick lessens. 

So soon as the Troops come into Quarters the 
Barrack Allowance, Agreable to the Rules & 
Regulations for the Troops in America will com 
mence, beside the Officers who are directed to be 
provided for by these, the Following Officers are to 
be allowed Fuel & Candles. 
A Major Gen 1 is to Receive an All ce for 4 Rooms 

A Brigad 1 Gen 1 for 3 

The Purveyor Physicians of the Hospital 2 
Surgeon of the Hospital ... ... ... 1 

Two Mates to have an Allowance for one 1 
The Chief Engineer is to be Allowed ... 2 

The other Engineers According to their Rank in 
the Army. 

As the places where the Kon Commissioned Officers 
Men are to be lodged, differ Require different 
Quantitys of Fuel to warm the Rooms & Dress the 
Provisions, The Barrack Master General is to Allot 
the different Corps a proportion of Fuel Candles 
or Lamps suited to their Numbers Circumstances. 
After Orders 

Deserters serving in this Army or in any of the 
Reg ts under Orders to join are Pardoned & are to 
continue in the Reg ts they now Serve in 



Head Quarters Boston 12 th ]N T ov r 1775. 

Parole Denby C.Sign Conway 
Brigad r General for tomorrow Robertson 
Field Officers ) Lines L* Col Hamilton 
for duty tomorrow J Day Major Hillman 



November 1 4 ORDERL Y BO OK. 1 3 7 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon & Guards 2 d 

Division 

Second Division the Working Parties 
The Light Dragoons will enter into their Winter 
Quarters Allotted to them as soon as they are pre 
pared for their Eeception. 

The Officer of the Charles Town Ferry Guard 
in his Report, will mention all Officers Names & the 
Number of Soldiers that pass the Ferry after Eight 
Clock at Night. 



Head Quarters Boston 13 th Nov r 1775 
Parole Abergavenny C. Sign Radnor 
Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Jones 
Field Officers j Lines L< Col Carr 
for Duty to morrow) Day Major Sill 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

Third Division Gives the Guards 

First the Working Parties 

Cap* Collett with his Comp> T will change into the 
Transports Henry & Henry & Esther & hold them 
selves in Readiness to proceed to Halifax. Jn Farring- 
ton 49 th Job Edge 35 th John Benson 10 th Reg ts & John 
Davis of the 2 d Batt. of Marines, Bakers by Trade, to 
be sent to the Deputy Quarter Generals Office to 
morrow Morning at Eight Clock. 



Head Quarters Boston 14 th Nov r 1775 

Parole Monmoutli C.Sign Ross 
Brigadier General for tomorrow Grant 
Field Officer for the Day L Col Campbell 
Field Officer for the Day Major Gaul 



i 3 8 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

1 st Division the Guards 

2 d the Working Parties 



Head Quarters Boston 15 th Nov r 1775. 

Parole Cardigan C.Sign Pembroke. 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Robinson 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Ogilvie 

For the Day Major Hope 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj fc Quarter Master & Surgeon Second Division 
Second the Working Parties 

3 d the Guards. 

L* Edward M c Gourin of His Majesty s Koyal 
Fensible American Reg* tryed by the General Court 
Martial of which Major Dilkes is President, for going 
on Shore without leave & Maurading, Challenging 
his Commanding Officer in the Execution of his Duty, 
being Drunk on Duty, behaving unlike a Gentleman 
to an Officer on Duty, Disobedience of Orders, quiting 
his post, taking his party to a tour when the Enemy 
were within 4 or 5 Miles, is found Guilty & Sentenced 
to be Dismissed His Majestys Service. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the above Sen 
tence. The above General Court Martial is Disolved. 
It having been Represented to the Commander in 
Chief, that the Soldiers have got many of the Fire 
Buckets belonging to the Town, the Commanding 
Officers of Corps are directed to have them collected 
with all Dispatch & put under the care of their 
Respective Quarter Masters & Report to the D> Adj 1 - 
General the Number they collect. 

A General Court Martial consisting of 1 Field 
Officer 8 Captains & 4 Sub ns to sit tomorrow Morning 



November 17 ORDERLY BOOK 139 

at 10 Clock in concert Hall to try all such prisoners 
as shall be brought before them. 

L* Col Birch of the 17 th Dragoons Presid 
Eoyal Artillery 1 Captain & 1 Sub n ^ 
1* Division 3 Captains 1 D ! Mpmberg 

2 d Division 2 D 1 D f ers 

3 d Division 2 D 1 D 

The Names & dates of the Members Commissions, 
Prisoners Names & Crimes & Evidences to be sent to 
the Deputy Judge Advocate as soon as possible 

After Orders 6 Clock 

L* Col Birch being 111, Major Sill is Presid* of the 
General Court Martial, Ordered to sitt tomorrow 



Head Quarters, Nov r 16 th 1775. 

Parole Bristol C.Sign Bath 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Jones 

Field Off r for the Lines Major Souter 

For the day L t Col Agnew 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 
Third Division takes the Guards 

First the Working Parties 

All Gentries from the Advanced Posts to be 
Doubled & are to be ordered not to Seperate in 
their Walks. 



Head Quarters Boston 17 th Nov r 1775 

Parole Exeter C.Sign Devon 

Brigad r General for to morrow Grant 

Field Off rs for Duty ) Lines Major Milward 

to morrow J Day L^ol Maddison 

Brigade Major Smith 



140 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Adj fc Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division takes the Guards 

Second the Working Parties 

Many of His Majestys loyal American Subjects 

residing in Boston with their Adherents having 

Offered their Service for the defence of the place, 

The Commander in Chief has Ordered them to be 

Armed directed them to be formed into Three 

Companies under the Command of the Hon blc Timothy 

Buggies to be called the Loyal American Associaters, 

they will be Distinguished by a White Sash Round 

the left Arm. The Honorable Timothy Ruggles, 

Commandant 

First Company 
Abijah Willard Captain 
Thomas Bearnan ) -, 8 t T : mi ts 
George Leonard ) 
Thomas Danforth \ 
Sam 1 Payne L 2 d D 

James Putnam, Jun r J 
Second Comp? 
James Putnam Cap* 
John Serjeant l lst T . ts 
Dan 1 Oliver j [ 
Jer h Dumas Rogus ^ 
John Euggles I 2 d L t9 

Stephen Jones j 

Third Company 
Francis Green, Captain 

Ebenezar Spooner ) -, , f T . 
T i T > 1 st Lieu ts 

Josiah Jones j 

Abraham Savage^] 
W m Chandler I 2 d Lieu ts 
Nathaniel Coffin J 

Brigad r Euggles will Appoint Guard Rooms & 
Alarm Posts for these Companies & give them the 
Necessary Orders. The Commissary General will 



November!? ORDERLY BOOK. 141 

Issue Rations of Provisions to these Comp> 3 Accord 
ing to the Returns signed by their Command 1 

In consequence of the Augmentation His Majesty 
has been pleased to make of one Serj fc 1 Drum r & 
Eighteen private Men to each of the Ten Companies. 
It s the Commander in Chiefs pleasure that the 
Commanding Officers of Regim ts do immediately 
Appoint the Add 1 Serjeants & Provide the Additional 
Drummers as soon as they can be had, they will also 
appoint Three Serjeants 3 Corp 13 & Two Drummers 
for the English Add 1 Companies The Non Commis 
sioned Officers & Drummers having been Already 
appointed for one Comp^ in England Each Reg t 
will have upon the Recruiting Service in England 
one Corp 1 & one Subaltern with a Serj*, Corp 1 & 
Drum r to each Officer, those Reg ts that have had, 
who have leave to go Home for the Recovery of 
their Health or that have now Officers in that pre 
dicament in Europe, will not send others from hence, 
as those Gentlemen are to be appointed for the 
Recruiting Service. 

The Commanding Officers of Reg ts will appoint to 
the Additional Company s, Ordered to be Raised in 
England, such Officers as they Judge least fit for 
Active Service in America. Either from want of 
Health, or from any other cause, these parties will go 
in the Transport that will be Appointed to carry 
Home the Officers of the 10 th & 59 th Reg t3 

The Commanding Officers of Regiments will send 
immediately to the D y A. General the Returns of 
what Camp Acquipage they have Directed to be pro 
vided for their Officers. Agreable to the Orders of the 
19 th of Oct r they will like wise mention in the Re turns 
what Mode they have fallen upon of supplying the 
Men of their Respective Corps with Necessaries for 
the Ensuing Campaign. 

The Guards to Mount in Leggins or Cloth 



142 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Gaiters till further Orders. Those Corps that are not 
provided with them to provide themselves as soon as 
possible. 

Head Quarters Boston 18 th Nov r 1775 
Parole Cornwall Counter Sign Truro 

Brigad r General for tomorrow Eobertson 

Field Off rs for ) Lines Major Basset 
Duty tomorrow j Day I/ Col Patterson 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 
Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon Second Division 

Second Division takes the Guards 
Third Division takes the Working Parties. 

Upon the Discovery of a Fire, Notice is to be 
given as Usual, by the Ringing of Bells & the Cry of 
Fire in the Streets, at which time the Reg t3 will 
Immediately get under Arms on their Regimental 
Parade & wait there for further Orders, Unless 
when a Fire may break out in the Quarters of the 
Reg 11 ; & in that case, the Corps is to quit the place, 
to make Room for the Inhabitants, who are to Repair 
to the Fire with all the Buckets in their possesion 
to give their Assistance, every House holder putting 
up a Light in a Front Window. A Caution to be 
observed upon all Alarms whatever. 

All persons failing so to do, will be punished in a 
most Exemplary Manner. 

The Bells are not to Ring for the Alarm more 
than One quarter of an Hour. 

The Fire Wards, the Engine Masters & Men 
Acting under them, are not to be interrupted by any 
Officer or Soldier in the Execution of their Duty. 
The Firewards, known by Red painted Staffs, with 
Heads of Brass are to have the whole Management 
& Conduct of the Engines & People Assembled to 
Extinguish a Fire. 



November 18 ORDERLY BOOK. 143 

Neither are the Inhabitants to be Stopped or 
impeded in Times of Fires, by the Milatary unless 
they are Armed, in which case they are to be taken 
into Custody. 

All the Associated Companies, from the essential 
Service they may be of, are to Attend the Fires with 
out Arms : the Royal North British Volunteers 
excepted, who have been already Appointed to a 
particular Duty with Arms. 

Women belonging to the Army will not be 
Allowed to be present at any Fires that may happen. 

A Premium of Twenty Shillings Sterling will be 
given to the Men who bring the first Engine, & 
work it, at the Fire. 

The Firewards are to take into their possession, 
all Buckets found in Vacated Houses, & to Distri 
bute them among the Residing Inhabitants. 

As the Reg ts get into their Winter Quarters, L 1 
Col Cleavland will Order the Additional Art? Men 
to join their Respective Corps. The Adj ts will Receive 
Directions from the D. A. Gen 1 daily for such of them as 
may be wanted for Artillery Duty till further Orders. 

Cap 1 L 1 Congreve of the Royal Reg 1 of Artillery 
is appointed Aid DCamp to the Commander in 
Chief. 

Cap 1 L 1 Benj n Baker of the 5 th Reg 1 is appointed 
Major of Brigade to the Army. 

Lieu 13 Marr of the 47 th Reg 1 & Baily of the 
Welsh Fuzileers are appointed A. D. Q. M. G ls . L 1 
Baily will proceed to England with the first Ships to 
have the care of the Camp Equipage Ordered there 
for the Ensuing Campaign as well for the Officers 
as for the Soldiers, & he will apply to the Com 
manding Officers of Corps for their Directions Re 
specting any Necessarys for the Soldiers that will be 
wanted from Europe. 

One Cap n One Sub n 1 Quart r Mast r 2 Serj ts & 2 



i 4 4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Corp ls of the 17 th Light Dragoons to hold themselves 
in Readiness to go to England on the Recruiting 
Service. 

A Return from the different Reg ts of the Names of 
the Officers that are to go on the Recruiting Service 
& likewise a present State of the Royal Reg ts of 
Artill^ Light Dragoons & Reg 13 of Infantry to be 
given to the D. A. General Immediately, the 
Grenad r3 & Light Companies to be included in the 
Returns of their Respective Reg ts . 

A Return to be given in from the different Reg te 
to the D. A. Gen 1 to morrow Morns o f the Number 
of Men that have not had the Small Pox. 



Head Quarters Boston 19 th Nov r 1775. 
Parole Falmouth C.Sign Penryn 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Jones 

Field Off r for the Lines Major Grant 

For the Day D Col Sir Henry Calder 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adj fc Quarter Master Surgeon 3 d Division 

3 d Division the Guards 
First the Working Parties 

The Commanding Officers of Reg ts will take care 
to have the Chimneys in their Respective Quarters 
Swept before their Men make Fires in them & will 
Report when they are all clean, when their Quarter 
Masters will Receive paym t by Applying at the Bar 
rack Office. 

Quarter Masters of Corps will call at the Barrack 
Office to morrow, when they will receive a prop n of 
Bedding for each Reg 1 The Quarter Masters to 
Attend at the Ferry Ways to morrow at 11 Clock to 
Receive a prop n of Sheep for the use of the Officers. 
A Guard of 2 Serj ts 2 Corp ls & 36 private, taken 



November 20 ORDERLY BOOK. 145 

from those Add 1 Gunners Keturned to their Corps, to 
mount with the Artillery every Morns till further 
Orders. 1 Corp 1 & 21 private to parade at 4 Clock 
in the afternoon at the South Battery, as a Reinforce 
ment to the Royal Artillery who are to join their 
Respective Corps in the Morning. 

The Companies of the 17 th Reg t to give their 
prop n for Duty. 



Head Quarters Boston 20 th Nov r 1775. 

Parole St. Ives C.Sign Stilly 

Brigad r Gen 1 for to morrow Grant 

Field Off r for the Lines Major Blunt 

For the day L Col Bruce 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Adj 1 Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division 

First Division the Guards 
Second the Working Parties 

In consequence of the Augmentation His Majesty 
has been pleased to make in his Reg ts of Foot serving 
in North America the following Establishment is to 
take place the 25 th Aug fc 1775. 

Establishment of a, Battalion of 12 Companies 1 
Col 1 p Col 1 Major 9 Cap ts 14 L ts 10 Ensigns 1 
Chaplain 1 Adj* 1 Quarter Master 1 Surgeon 1 Mate 
36 Serf 36 Corp ls 24 Drummers 2 Fifers 672 Private 
Including 3 Contingent Men p r Company Total 855. 
The Officers of Grenad rs & Light Infantry who 
are in Health to do duty here are not to be sent on 
the Recruiting Service. 

Commanding Officers of Reg ts will give such 
Orders as they think to their Additional Recruiting 
Cap ts & direct them to call upon their Respective 
Agents upon their Arrival in London for any further 
Orders that may have been given from the War 

L 



i 4 6 SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Office for them, those Officers will also wait on the 
Secretary of War & the Adj 1 General. 

The Invalids that are to be sent Home are to go 
under the care of their Eespective Corps, their Acc ts 
to be settled & their Discharges to be given to the 
Officers who have the care of them. Returns to be 
given in Immediately by the different Corps to the 
D.A. General of the Number of Women & Children 
who are desirous of going to England. 

A Detachment of 1 Sub. 2 Serj ts 2 Corp 1 * 2 
Drum" & 40 private from the 10 th & 23 d Reg ts & 
Two Artillery Men with Ammunition Blankets & 
Necessarys & two days Provisions to parade to morrow 
Morning at 9 Clock, the whole to be under the Com 
mand of L* Seix of the 64 th Reg 1 who will Receive 
the Men on the Gen 1 Parade. 



Head Quarters 21 st Nov r 1775 
Parole Godolphin. C.Sign Helstone 
Brigad 1 General for to morrow Robertson. 
Field Officer for the) Lines Major Smelt 

Duty to morrow j L 1 Col Hamilton, the Day 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adj fc Quarter Master & Surgeon Second Division 
Second Division the Guards 
Third the Working Parties 

L* William Hamilton of the 63 d Reg 1 to be Tried 
to morrow by the Gen 1 Court Martial now Sitting, 
for the following Crimes, 1 st for being Drunk upon 
Duty, Second for offering Violence against his Cap 
tain when Ordered under an Arrest, Thirdly, for 
Refusing to go under an Arrest when Ordered, 4 th 
For behaving in a Scandalous, infamous manner, 
& unbecoming the Character of an Officer & a Gen 
tleman. 



November 22 ORDERLY BOOK. 147 

After Orders 3 ClocJc. 

A Quantity of Live Stock, will be sold by Publick 
Auction, on Board the Ship Julius Caesar lying at 
the long Wharf, to morrow Morns at 11 Clock. 

The following Carpenters to be on the General 
Parade to morrow Morning at 9 Clock, to Attend 
the Engineer till further Orders. 

4 th Reg* Serf Sams & Corp 1 Burn 

1 th Reg* John Board 

63 d Reg* Benj n Carter & George Hill 

63 d Grenad rs Corp 1 Dunlivie, Philip Milner 

59 th Reg* James Might. 40 th Reg 1 Jn Shudd. 

Head Quarters Boston 22 d Nov r 1775 
Parole Tavistock C. Sign Bedford 

Brigad r Gen 1 for tomorrow Jones 

Field Off r for the Lines Major Hillman 

For the Day Major Dilkes 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 

Adj* Quarter Master & Surgeon 3 d Division 

Third Division takes the Guards 

First the Working Parties 

The Troop to beat at 9 in the Morning the 
Guards to March off at 10 & the Taptoo to beat at 
8 Clock in the Evening till further Orders. 

A Drum from each Corps in Barracks or Quarters 
to Assemble at the Main Guard at Troop, Retreat, & 
Taptoo Beating, the whole to beat off with the 
Drums of the Main Guard up Kings Street to the 
Town House, where the Drummers of the different 
Corps will seperate & take the shortest Rout to their 
Respective Barracks or Quarters continuing to Beat, 
those of the Main Guard to Return to their Guard. 

The King has been pleased to make the following 
Promotions in his Marine Forces serving in North 
America, Viz 1 



1 48 SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Second L* Francis Lewis, to be first L* Vice Brown 

Deceased. 
Volunteer Geo. Collins to be 2 d U Vice Lewis 

Promoted 
Cap* L* Jesse Adair to be Adjutant Vice Johnston 

Promoted AJ .. ^ -, 

After Orders. 

The small pox being like to spread, it is Recom 
mended to the Commands Officers of Corps to have 
such of their Men Enoculated as have not had it & 
that as soon as possible, if there are any Men who 
Refuse to be Innoculated, a list of their Names to be 
sent to the D.A. G. Immediately. 

When Gen 1 Clinton thinks proper he will send 
the Women belonging to Charles Town Camp, to 
Boston give such Orders as he shall Judge Neces 
sary for their being disposed of in the Quarters of 
the Corps to which they Respectively belong. 

Head Quarters 23 d Nov r 1775 

Parole Asliburton. Countersign Totness. 

Brigad 1 General for to morrow Grant 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj t Quarter Master & Surgeon 1 st Division. 

First Division gives the Guards. 

Second the Working Parties 
Field Off* 8 for Duty \ Lines L* Col Can 
to morrow j Day L* Col Campbell 
The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following promotions, till his Majestys 
pleasure is known. 

The Royal Fencible American Reg 1 

Gorehams 

L fc John Walker from half-pay in Gorehams 
Rangers, to be L 1 Vice M c Gowrin Reduced by the 
Sentence of a Gen 1 Court Martial 14 th Nov r 1775. 



November 23 ORDERLY BOOK. 149 

4 th Reg* Hodgson 

Cap* L* John Ferrier to be Cap fc of the Add 1 Compy. 
L* John Crammond to be Cap* L fc Vice Ferrier Pre 
ferred. 

Ens n Thomas Kussell to be L* Vice Crammond Pre 
ferred. 

Ens n Ch s Breny to be L* to the Ad 1 Compy. all 25 th Aug* 
W m West, Gentleman to be Ens n Vice Russell Pre 
ferred 22 d Nov r 

Ens n John Hay to be L* by purchase Vice Hutchin- 
son Preferred 7 th Nov r 1775. 

5 th Reg* Percys 

Cap* L* Benjamin Baker to be Cap* of the Add 1 Compy 
L* Thomas Baker to be Cap* L* Vice Benj n Baker pref d 
Ens n Rob* Patrick, to be L* Vice Baker preferr d 
Ens n W m Nunwick to .be L* to the Additional C, 

25 th Aug k 
W m Pierce Bennett, Gentleman to be Ens n Vice 

Patrick preferr d 20 th Nov r 1775 
Thomas Harris Gentleman, to be Ens 11 Vice Nunwick 

preferr d 22 d do 

L* Benj 11 Hill to be Adj* Vice Benj n Baker Resigned 
11 th Nov r 1775 

10 th Re<f Sandfords 

Cap* L* Julius Stirke to* be Cap* of the Add 1 C 
L* Anthony Botet, to be Cap* L* Vice Stirke preferred 
Ens n Jer. Lister to be L* Vice Botet preferred 
Ens n Rich d Bessett to be L* to the Ad 1 Compy 25 th 

Aug* 

James Foxer Gentleman to be Ens n Vice Lister pre- 
fer d 21 s * Nov r 

14 th Reg* Keppds 

Cap* L* James Urquhart to be Cap* of the Ad 1 C 
L* W m Brown to be Cap* L* Vice Urquhart prefered 
Ens n Th A. Wools to be L* Vice Brown preferred 
Ens n Fra s Percival Elliot to be L* to the Ad 1 Compy 
25 th Aug* 



150 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

16 th Betf Gislornes 25 th Aug 1 1775. 
Cap t L* W m Barker, to be Cap 1 of the Additional 



L 1 Thomas Usher to be Cap 1 L 1 A r ice Barker preferred 
Ens n Eich d Carrique to be L 1 Vice Usher prefered 
Ens n Thomas Barrow to be L 1 to the Additional C 
22 d Beg* Gages D. 

Cap* L 1 Samuel Fenner to be Cap* of the Ad 1 C 
L 1 Andrew Grant to be Cap 1 L 1 Vice Fenner prefered 
Ens n Thomas Potter Everard to be L 1 Vice Grant D a 
Ens n Boyd Porterneld to be L 1 of the Ad 1 C 

23 d Reef Howes 25 th Aug 1 1775. 

Cap 1 L 1 Thomas Mecann to be Cap 1 of the Ad 1 C 
1 st L 1 Fred k McKenzie to be Cap 1 L 1 Vice Mecan 

prefered 
2 d L 1 John Hirghinton to be 1 st L 1 Vice McKenzie, 

D 

2 d L 1 Henry Fitzgerald to be 1 st L 1 to the Ad 1 C 
Ens n Lewis Haldimand from 60 th Reg 1 to be 2 d L 1 Vice 

Hirghinton prefered 2 th No v r 1775 
Th s Stekilin, Gent, to be 2 d L 1 Vice Fitzgerald pre 

fered 21 st Nov r 1775 

Bygrove Gent, to be 2 d L 1 to the Ad 1 C22 d Nov r 1775 
2 d L 1 Eichard Julian to be 1 st L 1 by purchase Vice 

Lenthall Retired 22 d Nov r 1775 

35 th Betf Camplells 25 th Aug 1 1775 

Cap 1 L 1 Colin Campbell to be Cap 1 of the Ad 1 C 
L 1 Hugh Massey to be Cap 1 L 1 Vice Campbell preferred 
Ens n Paliser Wheeler to be L 1 Vice Massey prefer d 



Friday 

Head Q rs Boston, 24 th Nov r 1775. 

Parole Dartmouth C.Sign Exmouth 

General Officer to morrow, B.Gen 1 Robinson 

Field Officers } Lines Major Gaull 
) Day Major Ogilvie 



November 24 ORDERLY BOOK. 151 

Major of Brigade, Browne 

Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon, 2 Division 

2 nd Division the Guards 3 d Works Parties 

As soon as a Reg 1 is fix d in its Quarters, B.Gen 1 
Robertson will be pleas d to report to the Commander 
in Chief, if the Officers are properly lodg d, accor 
ding to the order of the 21 st of Sept r last, for their 
being quarter d within the district of their respective 
Corps. 

A Reward will be given to any Soldier who takes 
up a middling siz d Red Cow, and a Lamb which 
attended it. The Lamb had a number of Burrs in its 
Wool ; both the property of M r Apthorp the Pay 
M r General. 

Tho s Bailey, Grenadier of His Majestys Corps of 
Marines, try d by the Gen 1 Court Martial of whicli 
Major Sill is President ; for Striking L* Russel of the 
4 th or Kings own Reg* and for Insolent and Mutinous 
Behaviour. The Court do not in the first instance 
find him Guilty, it appearing that he did not know 
L* Russel to be an Officer at the time of his striking 

> 

him, but have found him guilty of the subsequent 
charges, and do therefore Sentence him to receive 
800 lashes on his bare back with a Cat o nine tails. 

Rich d James, Private Soldier in His Majestys 
18 th RegS try d by the above Gen 1 Court Martial; for 
disobedience of Orders, by going into a Store, whicli 
he was order d not to enter, and of Stealing a Buc- 
kett, a Bottle, and some Mollasses out of said Store, 
and quitting his Arms whilst he was Sentry ; is found 
guilty and sentenc d to receive 500 lashes on the 
bare back with a Cat o nine tails. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the above 
Sentences. 



152 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Saturday. 

Head Quarters, Boston, 25 th Nov r 1775. 
Parole Honiton. C.Sign Taunton 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. Gen 1 Jones 

17- 1 1 r\&. f Lines Major Hope 
Field Officers x ^ ^ J . c 

( Day Major Souter 

Major of Brigade, Smith 

Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon, 3 d Division 

3 d Division the Guards, 1 st the Working Parties 

A Return to be given immediately by each Corps, 
of the number of Officers, Serj ts Drum 8 , Rank and 
file including Invalids, Women and Children that are 
to go to England. 

The Commands Officers of the Corps to which the 
prisoners Tho 8 Bailey and Rich d James belong to 
take them from the Provosts, and to order the 
punishments to be inflicted upon them by the Drum 8 
of their respective Corps, agreeable to the Sentence 
of the Gen 1 Court Martial in Yesterday s orders, at 
such times as they shall think proper. 

Additional Promotions on the Augmentation. 

o 



5 th 



Regt. 



Ensign Ambrose Russel from the 50 th Reg* to be 
Ensign to the Additional Compr 22 d Nov r 

38 th Reef 
Rob t Brownrigg Gent, to be Ensign vice Handasydc 

pref d 21 st Nov r 

George Dunbar Gent, to be Ensign to the Additional 
Compy 22 d do. 

64 th Rerf 

Rob 1 Walker Gent, to be Ensign vice Strong pref 1 
22 d do. 

65 th Reg* 

2 nd L t Tho s Pitcairn from the 3 d Batt n Royal Artil 
lery, to be Ensign vice Parry pref d 21 s do. 



November 2 6 OEDERL Y BO OK. 1 5 3 

A mistake having been made in the Succession 
in the 16 th Reg 1 of Foot. L* Carrick s name to be 
erraz d, and Ens n Tho s Barrow to be L* vice Usher, 
25 th Aug fc 75. 

22 nd Beg* 

George Fraser Gent, to be Ensign, vice Everard pref d 
21 st Nov r 75. 



Sunday. 

Head Q rs Boston, 26 th Nov r 1775. 
Parole Glastonbury C.Sign Wells 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow, B. Gen 1 Grant 
Lines L* Col Agnew 
Day Major Mil ward 
Major of Brigade Leslie 
Q r M r & Surgeon 1 st Division 
1 st Div n y e Guards 



Field Officers j 



2 nd the Working Parties 

The Regiments that were encamp d on the Com 
mon, and those on the left of the Common, to fill up 
the holes where their respective encampments stood, 
and make the ground even ; this to be done as soon 
as possible. 

When there is Ice on the Ground and the walking 
slippery so as to endangour the Men s falling, the 
Guards to march off with unfix d Bayonetts. 

The Orders that have been given, not being 
clearly understood by some Corps, with respect to 
Officers who are to go on the recruiting service ; each 
Corps is to send immediately to the. D. Adj fc Gen 1 , the 
names of such Officers who are to go on the Reg ts 
ace 1 , as well as the names of the Officers who are to 
go for the additional Company, mentioning such as 
are already in England intended for the additional 
Compy or the recruiting Service, as well as those 
going on leave of absence. 



154 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The Reg ts to send no Drummers for the additional 
Compy, it being intended they shou d find them in 
England, in the best manner they can. 

The Commissary Gen 1 will deliver to the Troops, 
7 p ds of flower, 4 p ds 10 Ounces of Pork, and 6 Ounces 
of Butter for one man p r Week, untill further 
Orders; instead of 7 p ds of flower and 5| p ds of 
Pork. 

Additional Promotions. 

44 th Reef 

Tho s Swectenham Gent, to be Ensign Vice 
Hasard pref d 22 nd Nov r 1775 

Monday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 27 th Nov r 1775. 

Parole Bridgeivater. C.Sign Somerset 

Gen 1 for tomorrow, B.Gen 1 Robinson. 

-n- 1 1 mx f Lines L* Col Maddison 
lield Officers < ^ ^ T . ^ 

( Day Major Basset. 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Q r M r Surgeon, and Guards, 2 nd Division 

3 d the Working Parties 
Those Reg ts here having Ensigns in Europe 
already appointed, or to be appointed there in con 
sequence of the late augmentation; no Subalterns 
fit for duty are to be sent from hence upon the 
Recruiting service, unless by particular leave from 
the Commander in Chief. 

The Commanding Officers of Eeg ts will give 
directions accordingly to their respective Agents. The 
Reg ts to send returns immediately to the D. Adp Gen 1 
conformable to the above Order. 



Tuesday. 
Head Quarters, Boston, 28 th Nov r 1775. 



November^ ORDERLY BOOK. 155 

Parole Barnstable C.Sign Dorset 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, B.Gen 1 Jones 

T- ij r\m f Lines L* Col Patterson 

Field Officers < ^ ^/r ^ 

( Day Major Grant 

Major of Brigade, Browne 
Adj* Q r M r , Surgeon, and Guards, 3 d Division 

1 st the Working Parties 

A Return to be given in immediately by every 
Corps, of the names of such men as are willing to be 
innoculated for the Small Pox. 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters, Boston 29 th Nov r 75. 

Parole Shaft sbury C.Sign Blandford 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B.Gen 1 Grant 

17- 1 1 /-^ f Lines L Col Sir H. Calder 

Freld Officers j Day Major Blunt 

Major of Brigade, Smith 
Adjt Q r M r Surg n and Guards, 1 st Division 

2 nd Working Parties 

The Physicians of the Hospital, will Inspect once 
a fortnight, the Regimental Hospitals, and will report 
the state of them to the Command r in Chief. 

It having been represented to the Command 1 in 
Chief that the meat, intended for the Sick in the 
Gen 1 Hospital, is frequently purloin d, any person 
convicted of that unnatural Theft, will be punish* d 
with the utmost rigor, and a reward will be given for 
information, that may convict the delinquent. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters Boston 30 th Nov r 1775 

Parole Dorchester C.Sign Weymouth 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, B. Gen 1 Robertson 



156 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Lines L* Col Bruce 



Field Officers ^ -^ ^ . ~ ,, 
Day Major Smelt 

Major of Brigade Leslie 
Adj t Q r M r Surgeon & Guards, 2 nd Division 

3 d the Working Parties 

A Return to be sent to the Barrack Office by 
each Corps, of the names of every Officer present, 
except those going to Europe, that they may receive 
their furniture money. The Q r Masters will likewise 
give returns to the Barrack Master, of the non Com- 
mission d Officers & private men in their respective 
Corps, exclusive of those in Gen 1 Hospital, that he 
may proportion the Fuel at the rate of Twelve men to 
a room. 



Friday 

Head Quarters Boston 1 st Dec r 1775 

Parole Bridport C.Sign Axminster 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. Gen 1 Jones 

IT- 1 1 n.ffi ( Lines L* Col Hamilton 

rield Officers \ -^ ^ T . -.-, 

( Day Major Hilman 

Major of Brigade, Disney 
r M r 9 g urgn & Guards 3 d Division 

1 st Working Parties 
The Small Pox spreading universally about the 
Town, makes it necessary for the safety of the Troops, 
that such men as are willing, and have not had that 
distemper shou d be innoculated immediately ; and 
the Command" Officers of Corps will give directions 
to their respective Surgeons for that purpose, and 
order that they are put in houses by themselves, and 
that they have as little intercourse as possible with 
those men who refuse to be innoculated. 

L* W m Hamilton of His Majesty s 63 d Reg* of Foot, 
try d by the Gen 1 Court Martial of which Major Sill 
is president. For being Drunk upon Duty, offering 



December 2 ORDER LY BO OK. 1 5 7 

Violence against his Cap fc when order d in an Arrest, 
refusing to go under an Arrest when Order d, and 
behaving in a Scandalous, infamous manner, unbecom 
ing the Character of an Officer and a Gentleman. 

The Court is of opinion, that L* W rn Hamilton is 
not guilty* of the first charge exhibited against him, 
viz* being drunk upon Duty, and do therefore ac 
quit him of the same. 

With respect to the other Charges, they are of 
opinion that he did refuse going in Arrest when 
order d, and that he was not Justifiable in so doing ; 
but his Conduct appears to have proceeded rather 
from an Error in Judgement than from any inten 
tional Criminality. 

Lastly the Court is of opinion that he is Guilty of 
the Second and fourth Charges exhibited against him 
viz* Offering Violence against his Capt n when order d 
under an Arrest, and behaving unbecoming the Cha 
racter of an Officer and a Gentleman, in breach of the 
23 d Article of War of the 15 Section, and doth therefore 
Adjudge that he the said L*W m Hamilton, be discharg d 
His Majesty s Service, as the said article of War directs. 

The Command* in Chief approves of the above 
sentence. 

The above Gen 1 Court Martial is disolv d. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleas d to make 
the following promotion till His Majesty s pleasure is 
known. 

Ensign Bascowan of the 4 th Keg* is appointed to 
be a Lieut* in the 63 d Keg* vice Hamilton. 

The Keg* s to carry all the fascines in possession of 
their respective Q r Guards, to the Hill near Barton s 
Point, this afternoon. 



Saturday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 2 nd Dec r 1775. 



158 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Parole Christ Church C.Sign Hingwood 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. Gen 1 Grant 
Lines L* Col Collins 



Field Officers \ T >. T t n -, ^ 

( Day L* Col. Carr 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adj fc Q r M r Surgeon & Guards, the 1 st Division 

2 nd Working Parties 

The Invalides of the different Reg ts that are to go 
to England, to embark on board the Lyon Transport; 
they will be attended on the passage by the Surgeon 
of the 59 th Keg* and are to be subsisted by their re 
spective Corps to the 24 th Dec r . L 1 Col: Hamilton to 
appoint Officers and Non Commiss d Officers of the 59 th 
Ileg*, to take charge of them to London, to whom 
their Subsistence is to be given, deducting their pro 
vision-money. The Lyon Transport will be order d 
to London, and upon her arrival there, the Officer 
Commands will send a return to the Secretary at War, 
specifying the time the Invalides are Subsisted to, and 
the number of days they have been victuall d on 
board Ship after the 24 th l)ec r , and will require fur 
ther Orders for his proceeding ; and if the Ship puts 
in to any other port by Stress of Weather, he will 
take that opportunity of reporting his arrival to the 
Secretary at War. 

Eeturns to be given in immediately, by each Corps, 
of the names of the Invalides order d to embark. 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 3 d Dec r 1775. 
Parole Lymington C.Sign Hurst Castle 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B.Gen 1 Eobertson 

Field Officers I Lines Maj * or Sil1 

5 } Day, L Col: Campbell 

Major of Brigade, Smith 



December 4 ORDERL Y BOOK. 159 

Adj fc Q r M r Surg n and Guards 2 nd Division 
3 d the Working Parties 

His Majesty has been pleas d to order, that the 
private men of the 18 th & 59 th Reg ts shou d be incor 
porated into the Corps here. The Draughts to be 
settled with to the 24 th Dec r and the Subsistence and 
ballances to be paid to the Reg ts that receive them, 
and the provision money to the day they are 
VictualTd to be paid in to the Pay M r Gen ls hands, 
by the Reg ts they leave. Certificates will be given 
by the Comands Officers of Reg ts to entitle the two 
Eegim ts draughted, to 5 pounds per Man. Each 
Draught will get Clothing and 1 Guinea and a half 
from the Reg ts that receive them. 

The 18 th Reg will be draughted on Tuesday 
morning at 11 o Clock upon the parade, when the 
Adj ts will attend the D. Adj fc Gen 1 for the men, who 
will Join their respective Corps as soon as draughted. 
The Draughts to take their Arms with them. 

A Return of Accoutrements wanting to compleat 
the Reg ts to the old establishment, to be given in 
immediately, specifying those lost in Action. 



Monday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 4 th Dec r 1775 

Parole, Southampton C.Sign, Eumsey 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, B. Gen 1 Jones 

Field Officers I Jf nes *{ a J or Gaull 
( Day Major Ogilvie 

Major of Brigade, Disney 
Adj fc Q r M r Surg n & Guards, 3 d Division 

1 st Working Parties 

The Invalides to embark to morrow morning at 
11 o Clock on board the Lyon Transport lying at 
Hancock s Wharf. Capt n Herbert of the 59 th Reg 1 



160 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

will have the Comm d of them and will attend on 
board Ship to receive their ballances and discharges 
agreeable to the order of the 2 nd instant. 

The Grenadier and L* Infantry Companies of the 
65 th Reg*, to come to Boston to morrow morning at 
9 o Clock. L* Col Bruce will order them to be shown 
the Quarters assign d them. 

Two Carts from the D. Q r M r s department, and 
two from the Royal Artillery, to attend the Barrack 
M r to morrow morning at 8 o Clock, They are to be 
employ d in unloading the Vessels with Coal and 
Wood till that business is Compleated. 

Tuesday. 

Head Quarters, Boston, Dec r 5 th 1775. 
Parole Yarmouth. C.Sign CalsJiot 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. Gen 1 Grant 

Field Officers j Lines Major Hope 
I Day, Major oouter 
Adj* Q r M r Surg n & Guards, 1 st Division 

2nd Works Parties 

The -frequent depredations committed by the 
Soldiers, in pulling down houses and fences, in 
defiance of repeated orders, has induc d the Com 
mander in Chief to direct the Provost to go his rounds 
attended by the Executioner, with orders to hang up 
upon the spot the first man he shall detect in the 
fact, without waiting for further proof by trial. The 
Commanding Officers are to take particular care that 
the Soldiers are acquainted with this order. 

The Officers and non Commission d Officers Com 
manding Guards, to be answerable for all the Utensils 
they are supply d with, and that they are deliver d 
over to the relieving Officer. All difficiencies to be 
reported, or the Guard with whom the difficiencies are 
discover d, will be made accountable for them. 



December 7 ORDERLY BOOK 161 

Wednesday. 

Head Quarters, Boston, 6 th Dec r 1775 

Parole Winchester Countersign Farnham. 

General Officer to morrow, B. Gen 1 Robertson 

n- ij r\m ( Lines L fc Col. 
Iield Officers { 



Major 

Major of Brigade, Browne. 
Adj Q r M r Surgeon, and Guards, 2 nd Division 

3 d the Working Partys 

A Report to be made by the Commanding Officers 
of Reg ts whether they have received the Clothing for 
1775. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 7 th Dec r 1775 
Parole Andover Countersign Amesbury 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. Gen 1 Jones 

Field Officers j Lines L CoL Maddison 

| Day, Major Basset 
Major of Brigade, Smith 
Adjt Q r M r Surgeon, & Guards, 3 d Division 

1 st Divis n the Working Partys 
The Commander in Chief has been pleas d to 
make the following promotions till His Majesty s 
pleasure is known. 
Lt w m Norton of the 44 th Reg* to be Capt n in that 

Reg*, vice Stawel, by purchase. 
Ens n Tho s GofF, of the same Reg* to be Lieut, vice 
Norton preferrd. 

Some Irish Merchants residing in Town, with 
their adherents, having offer d their service for the 
defence of the place, the Commander in Chief has 
order d them to be Arm d, and directs their being 
form d into a Compy to be call d the Loyal Irish 
Volunteers. They will be distinguished by a white 
Cockade. 



162 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

M r James Forrest, Captain 
W Grenville Hoar ) 
John Brandon J 

John Eamage | 

Jonathan Stearns 2 nd Lieu ts 
Ralph Cunningham j 

Their Guard room and Alarm post, to be near the 
Mill Bridge. This Comp^ will mount a Guard every 
evening, and Patrole the Streets, and take into Cus 
tody all suspicious and disorderly persons found in 
the Streets at improper hours. 

The Commissary Gen 1 will issue rations of pro 
visions to this Compy, according to the return sign d 
by Cap* Forrest. 



Friday 

Head Quarters, 8 th Dec r 1775 

Parole Fordinglridge C.Sign Wilton 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. Gen 1 Grant 

Field Officers { ^ ines L C r i" Pa ( terson 
( Day Major Grant 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj* Q r M r Surgeon & Guards 1 st Division 

2 nd the Working Parties 

The Reg ts that have received intrenching Tools 
from the Engineers department, will immediately re 
turn the same to the Store, in the Corner of Dock 
Square, where persons will be ready to receive them 
conformable to the receipts given. The strictest 
perquisition will be had to this order, as it is appre 
hended the Soldiers may have lost or embezzled some 
of the Tools. 



Saturday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 9 th Dec r 1775. 



December 10 ORDERLY BOOK. 163 

Parole Newberry Countersign Berkshire 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. Gen 1 Smith 

-n- 1 1 f\c ( Lines, L* Col. Sir H. Calder 
Field Officers | Day? Major Blmt 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adp Q r M r , Surgeon & Guards, 2 nd Division 

3 d the Working Partys 

The Q r Masters to call at the Barrack Office to 
receive a proportion of bedding for their respective 
Corps. 

The Commanding Officer at the Lines is not to 
suffer any letters to be sent into the Country, unless 
they are rec d from head Q rs . 

The Commander in Chief is pleas d to make the 
following promotion till His Majesty s pleasure is 
known. 

Eoyal Fensible Americans. 

Constant Connor Gent, to be 2 nd Lieut, vice Eeynolds 
resisn d. 13 th Nov r 1775 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 10 th Dec r 1775. 
Parole Abingdon Countersign Berclay 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow, B. Gen 1 Eobinson. 

Field Officers \ **"***? . Co1 Q B e 
( Bay, Major Smelt 

Major of Brigade, Smith 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon Grenadiers 

The Eegiments recruiting parties, women, and 
Children that are to embark for England are to 
receive provisions for Tuesday next only. 

The 59 th Eeg t to be draughted to morrow morning 
at 11 Clock upon the parade, when the Adj ts will 
attend the D. Adj fc Gen 1 , and the draughts to Join 
their respective Corps as soon as draughted. The 
Draughts to take their Arms with them. 

M2 



164 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Part of the Troops at Charlestown will enter into 
their Quarters at Boston to morrow. 

The Grenad rs , 44 th & 2 nd Batt n Marines, to go 
into their Quarters tomorrow. 



Monday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 11 th Dec r 1775 

Parole B anbury C. Sign Bur ford 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, Jones 

-n- ^J /^.ce ( Lines, Major Hilman 
lield Officers j Day> ^ ^ CoUins 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 23 d Reg t 
Major Gen 1 Clinton to have the inspection of the 
L* Dragoons, Agnew s Grenad rs , and the following 
Eeg ts viz* 4 th , 5 th , 10 th , 17 th , 22 nd , 23 d , 35 th , 38 th , & 
40 th Reg ts - 

Major Gen 1 Earl Percy will inspect Musgrave s L* 
Infr, 6 Compy 3 of Grenad rs , 43 d , 44 th , 47 th , 49 th , 52 nd , 
63 d , and two Batt ns of Marines. 

Cap* Wymess 40 th Reg 11 to Command the 6 
Comp} TS of Grenadiers till further orders. 

A Detachment of 3 Cap ts , 6 Sub s , 9 Serj fcs , 9 Corp 13 , 
3 Drum", and 150 private, from the 4 th and 10 th Reg ts 
each, to hold themselves in readiness to go to Charles- 
town to morrow morning at 10 Clock. Field Officers 
for the Command at Charlestown, L t Col. Agnew, 
and Major Basset, Two Adj ts and 2 Surgeon s mates 
to attend the detachment at Charlestown, belonging 
to the Corps order d for that duty. 

The 3 Alarm Guns are placed upon Beacon hill, 
from whence the morning & evening Guns will be 
fired. 

The Detachment of Artillery at Charlestown to be 
reliev d from thence tomorrow morning. 



December 1 1 ORDERL Y BOOK. 165 

The Eeg ts that have rec d drafts from the 18 th & 
59 th Reg ts , to give receipts for the Arms they receive 
with them. 

The 5 pounds given for each draft from the 18 th 
& 59 th Reg ts , is to answer for the debts of those men ; 
and it is expected the drafts are provided with a 
proper proportion of Necessaries by the Reg ts from 
whence they came. 

The Eeg t9 leaving this place, to give in their pro 
vision returns to the D. Q r M r Gen 1 , to the time they 
embark, and the other Corps that have not given in 
theirs to 24 th June, to do it immediately. 

An Officer from each Corps that received drafts 
from the 59 th Reg*, to attend at Cap fc Hewitson s 
Quarters tomorrow morning at 10 Clock, to receive 
the Acc ts and Ball ces due on their drafts. 

During the Winter Quarters the Soldiers Acc ts to 
be settled and Ballances paid at the end of every 
12 Weeks, and such Reg ts as have not already done it, 
to settle with their men to the 24 th Oct r last. 

The Commander in Chief is pleas d to make the 
following promotion till HisMajestys pleasure is known 

40 th Eeg\ 

Ens n John Geason, to be Lieut, vice Cope by pur 
chase, 11 th Dec r 1775 

A Gen 1 Court Martial to sit to morrow morning 
at Concert Hall to try all such prisoners as shall be 
brought before them. 

Major Gaull, President 
Light Dragoons 1 Cap* 1 Sub 
Artillery 1 

1 st Division 2 1 

2 nd d 21 

3 d d 21 



Members 8 



i66 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The Names, and dates of the Members Commis 
sions, prisoners names, & Crimes, to be sent to the D 
Judge Advocate as soon as possible. 

Tuesday. 

Head Quarters, Boston, 12 th Dec 1 1775. 

Parole Warwick C.Sign Coventry 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, Jones 

n- 1 1 r\rd j Lines, L* Col. Nesbit 
Field Officers } Gran( . 



Major of Brigade, Browne 
Adp Q r M r & Surgeon, 22 nd Eeg t 
The Corps being come from Charlestown the 
Garrison duty is to be done till further Orders accord 
ing to the annex d plan. 
Divisions 



1 st 



L* Infantry 

35 th 
44th 



2nd 3d 



22 nd 
38 th 
52 nd 



Three Eeg ts alternately 

23 d | to take the Lines Neck 

40 th | Blockhouse & Main 

63 d I Guard, 



Lines and Neck each give 100 men is 200 
Main Blockhouse 50 53 103 



o r\ o 

oOo 



1 st Division, 43 d 49 th 2 nd Div n , 45 th & 1 st Marines 
3 d Division, 47 th 2 nd Marines, two Eeg ts alternately 
to take the following Guards. 

Advanc d Eedoubt ... 50 
Artillery d ... 50 

Marine d ... 50 

Hughes Wharf ... 30 

Foxes Hill .... 15 
Provost Guard . . . .12 
Kings Stables . . . .15 
Hatches Wharf . . 6 

218 



December 1 2 ORDERL Y BOOK. 167 

17 th Reg 1 4 Comp ys , daily duty. 

Beacon Hill L fc Dragoon Redoubt, 15 each 30 

Musgraves L 1 Infy & 6 Comp ys Grenad rs 

Bartons Redoubt 30 

The following Guards to be taken by Corps as 
they are Regimental Guards, and Sentries to be 
furnish d being contiguous to them. 

Corps Guards Sentries 

L 1 C. Agnews G rs Artillery Workshop 

1 st Batt n Marines Charlestown Ferry 

2 nd Batt n do. North Battery 

45 th Reg t Cattle Guard 

Artillery Wood Yard bellow Fort Hill 1 

40 th Brig r Jones 1 

38 th Old Wood Yard 1 

35 th Brig r Smith 1 

22 nd New Works 1 

44 th Brig. Robinson 1 

49 th Gen 1 Clinton 1 

King s Stables, Brig r Grant 1 

For duty to morrow, 22 ud 38 th , 52 nd , 47 th Reg ts and 
2 nd Marines. 

The 17 th , Mus. L t InfV, and 6 Comp? Gren dra will 
begin to take the duty assign d to them tomorrow. 

The Grenad rs L t Inf> Comp> s to be compleat d 
by their respective Reg ts to 36 rank & file, taking 
care to give no men but such as are proper for those 
services. 

Serj 1 Joseph Jarvis of the 63 d & Serj 1 George 
Collier of the 44 th Reg 1 to attend the Engineer till 
further orders. 

The 18 th , 59 th , & 65 th Reg ts , the Recruits partys, 
women, and Children of the different Corps that are 
to go to England, to embark to morrow morning at 
10 o Clock. 



x68 Silt WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

L* Vivus of the 1 st Marines, is appointed Adjutant 
to Agnews Corps of Grena,d rs 

No person whatever to be allow d to pass Charles- 
town Ferry, except publick Officers, or with a pass 
from the Commander in Chief ; and if to come from 
thence, by a pass from the Officer of the detachment. 

All Letters for England to be sent to the Secre- 
tarys Office by tomorrow evening. 

The Reg ts that have rec d drafts from the 59 th 
Reg*, will send to L* Col Hamilton this evening, 
certificates agreeable to the orders of the 3 d , and 
likewise a receipt for the fire-locks, Bayonets, & 
Cartouch Boxes they have rec d with them 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 13 th Dec r 1775 
Parole Oxford C.Sign Blenheim 
Gen 1 Officer, Smith 

Field Officers j *f nes > Co1 ^ Paterson 
( JJay Major Bruce 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon Clerks L* Infr 

The Garrison duty to be done by detachment from 
the whole Army till further Orders. 

Each Corps to mount a Barrack Guard of 1 
Serjt, 1 Corp 1 and 12 private; and a Piquet of 1 
CapS 1 Sub, 1 SerjS 1 D : 20 R : & file 

These Officers will inspect the Guard and Sentries 
of their respective Corps, go the rounds within the 
districts of their Quarters frequently during the night, 
and see that patroles go from the Guards at different 
hours, who, as well as the rounds, are to take up all 
disorderly people and suppress every kind of irregu 
larity. 

The Officers of the Piquet, likewise to visit the 
men s quarters at Tatoo beating, receive the Reports 



December 1 3 ORDERL Y BO OK. 1 69. 

of every Comp> , and see that no Soldier is absent from 
his Quarters at that hour. 

George Webb, Charles Stuart of the 4 th Keg*, Tho. 
Webb, 23 d and Joseph Carry draft 47 th to attend the 
Barrack master till further orders. 

Proposals for supplying Wood to the Garrison. 
Every Corps to furnish an Officer & 20 Men, or more 
in proportion to their numbers, such as the Com 
mands Officers judge the fittest for this service, par 
ticularly those who understand the use of the Ax. 
These are to be furnish d with a proper proportion of 
Tools, and they are to be continued at the work till a 
sufficiency of fuel is provided. The Barrack M r Gen 1 
or his deputy, will point out such Wharfs, houses, 
old Ships, and trees as each Reg* may use for its 
share. The Wood to be placed where the Command 
ing Officer of the Reg* may direct. When regularly 
piled up, it is to be measur d, and the Soldiers will 
be allow d 5 Shills 3 Sterls for each Cord they so 
provide and pile, this will be deliver d to the care of 
the Reg* as a fund for their supply of fuel. The Officer 
who acts as an overseer will be allow d 5 Shillings 
$> day and the men will be allow d a Gill of Rum a 
day and do no other duty, a proportion of Tools to be 
furnish d by the Royal Artillery, 2 Iron Crows, 3 
Cressent Saws, and handspikes, Ten Axes, 6 Wedges, 
3 Mawles & 2 fathom of Rope, by the Barrack 
Master 

45 th Eeg t 

2 nd L* Haldimand of the 23 d Reg* to be Lieu* vice 
Hough ton, resign d. 

The Reg* 3 who have not sent Certificates and 
receipts agreeable to yesterdays orders to L* Col. 
Hamilton, to do it immediately. 

After Orders ^ past five 

A Cap* from Agnews Grenad rs , and a Cap* from 
the 10 th Reg*, the oldest to the advanced Redoubt, 



iyo SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

the Youngest to the Artillery Eedoubt, of which they 
will take the Command, obeying such directions of 
going the rounds on the Common as they shall receive 
from the field Officer of the day. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 14 th Dec r 1775 

Parole Uxbridge Countersign Hounslow 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow Robinson 

-c<- ij rvrc ( Lines, Sir H. Calder 
Field Officers \ T . \ T . 

I Day, Major Blunt 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adp Q r M r & Surgeon, 35 th 

The Commanding Officers of each Transport to 
send a return to the D. Adj 1 Gen 1 of the number of 
Officers, Serj ts , Corp ls , Drum 1 8 , Private, Women, and 
Children of each Corps embark d on Board their 
respective Transports for England. 

Each Corps to send one man to the Ordnance 
Office tomorrow morning at S o Clock who are to be 
employ d in making Cartridges, and to be kept con 
stantly on that duty till further orders. 

All the Corps are to receive 4 Days fuel, and are 
to expect no further supply but from the Labor of 
their several Working parties. 

The Officers Commands Reg ts are to fix some place 
in their Cantonments for a Magazine. 

The Officers appointed to command the Works 
parties, to receive their instructions & Tools this after 
noon at the Barrack Office, and are to begin working 
tomorrow morning. 

The Working parties with the Engineer and 
D. Q r M r Gen ls departments, are not to receive Rum 
from their Corps, as they receive an allowance daily 
from those Offices. 

Two Cap ts from the Garrison to Visit in the day 



December 16 ORDERLY SO OK. 171 

time and repair every evening at Gun fireing to the 
Redoubts on the Common, and follow the same 
directions given the Cap ts for that duty in yesterdays 
after Orders. They will leave the Guard at day light, 
and report to the field Officer of the Day. 



Friday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 15 th Dec r 1775 

Parole Woodstock C.Sign Whitney 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Pigot 

-n- ij /^.cc / Lines L* Col. Collins 
Field Officers | Day Major Tupper 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, 38 th Reg* 
All Reports of Guards, or from Officers on any 
other duty usually made to the field Officer of the 
day, are to be sent to the Main Guard, by Nine 
O Clock in the Morning. 

M r Boyd, Surgeon s Mate of the Hospital, is 
ordered to act as Surgeon to the Corps of L* Infantry, 
and M r Whiteman to the Corps of Grenadiers. 



Saturday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 16 th Dec r 1775 
Parole Bagshot C.S. Reading 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Jones. 

n- u <^c 1 Lines, L* Col. Monkton 
Field Officer { ^ Major mman 

Major of Brigade, Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, 40 th Reg* 
The Q r Master of each Reg* to give receipts to 
the Officers Commanding the Wooding parties for 
the fuel they deliver to them, and distinguish the 
number of Cords of light from hard Wood. 



172 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

John Sweeny, & Owen Flanagan drafts from the 
59 th to the 63 d Reg & Corp 1 Eobert Stuart of the 
52 nd Beg to attend the Engineer till further Orders. 

L* Powel 49 th to be Aclf to the 6 Comp^ of 
Grenad rs , and Serf Eichardson to act as Q r M r to 
said Corps. 

L* Campbell 44 th Keg* to be Adj fc to the 6 Comp ys 
of L* Infantry. 

The Commander in Chief having thought proper 
to order two Issuing Stores for the greater Con 
venience of Victualling His Majesty s forces, the fol 
lowing regulations are to take place on Monday next. 

The 5 th , 22 nd , & 23 d Eeg ts to be victuall d on Mon 
day, at Jackson Distill House near Liberty Tree. 

The 35 th , 38 th , 40 th , & 52 nd Eeg ts on Tuesday at 
the same place. 

The 63 d Eeg 1 st Div n Grenad rs & 1 st Div n L* In 
fantry, on Wednesday at the same place, 

The Eoyal Artillery, 4 th , 17 th , & 43 d Eeg ts to be 
Victuall d on Monday at the Old Issuing Store on 
Greens Wharf. 

The 2 nd Batt n Marines, 44 th , 45 th , 47 th Keg* 8 on 
Tuesday at the same store. 

The L* Dragoons, 2 nd Div n Grenad rs , and 6 Comp ys 
L* Infantry, and the 49 th Keg 1 on Wednesday at the 
same place. 

All the other departments as usual. No provi 
sions to be deliver d without two returns of the Corps 
sign d by the Commands Officer, one for the Com 
missary Gen 1 , the other with a receipt sign d by the 
Q r M r of the Eeg* for the Contractors Agent. 

The Issuing to begin at 9 o Clock in the morning 
at both Stores, and one hour to be allow d for serving 
each Corps. 

Sunday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 17 th Dec r 1775. 



December 18 ORDERLY BOOK 173 

Parole Egham. Countersign Staines 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow, Grant 

-M- 1 1 f\nc. ( Lines Major Musgrave 
Reid Officers 



Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, 43 d Reg 11 
Colonel Massy of the 27 th Regiment having ar 
rived at Halifax in Nova Scotia. The Commander 
in Chief is pleas d to appoint him to act as Brigadier 
General. 



Monday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 18 th Dec r 1775 
Parole EicJimond Countersign, Kew 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow, Smith 

n- -ij r\c f Lines, Mai or Sill 
Reid Officers ( t 



Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adj 1 Q r M r & Surgeon 44 th Reg 1 

Officers commanding works where there are Bat- 
terys, are not to allow the inhabitants to loiter near 
them, nor to suffer Officers nor Soldiers, publick Offi 
cers, Engineers & Artillery Off rs excepted. 

Soldiers on Picquet are not to be disturb d at 
night to go the rounds Regimentally ; the Officers on 
that duty to take a man from their Barrack Guard 
when they Visit the Quarters of their respective 
Corps. 

The different Corps to send their returns immedi 
ately to the Barrack M r Gen 1 of such Officers as are 
entitled to furniture money, and the Q r Masters to 
call on Wednesday morning to receive it. 

M r Studholme is appointed Major of Brigade, to 
Brigadier Gen 1 Massy. 



174 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Tuesday 

Head Quarters Boston, 19 th Dec r 1775 

Parole Southward C. Sign Kent 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow Robinson 

-TV -ij /-i-o: ( Lines Mai or Mitchell 

Field Ofc**| t Day L t Col. Clerk 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon, 45 th Reg 1 
All working Parties to be allow d half a pint of 
Rum <$- Day, and the men upon Guard a Gill. The 
Sick and those off duty, are not to receive any till 
further Orders 

The Commanding Officers of the several Corps 
will receive from the D. Q r M r Gen 1 8 Stores, 30 
Gallons of Rum at a time, which will be issued by the 
respective Q r Masters, who are to give in returns of 
the Issues when they will receive a further Supply. 

Returns to be given to the D. Q r M r Gen 1 , of the 
Horses that were lost by Officers on the 29 th of April 
last. 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters Boston, 20 th Dec r 1775 

Parole Greenwich C.Sign Woolwich 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, Jones 

-n- TJ i^c ( Lines L* Col. Carr 
Field Officers j ^ Major OgiMe 

Major of Brigade, Smith 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, 47 th Reg* 
Lieut. Terrence Macgrath of His Majesty s 45 th 
Reg* of Foot, try d by the Court Martial of which 
Major Gaull is President, For behaving in a Scanda 
lous infamous manner, such as unbecoming the 
Charrecter of an Officer and a Gentleman, particularly 
by insulting L* Houghton late of the same Reg* with 



December 2 1 OEDERL Y BO OK. 1 7 5 

gross expressions without provocation, and by assaulting 
and beating Mm in a Violent manner when he made 
no ressistance. The Court upon due consideration of 
the Evidence for and against the prisoner L* Terrence 
Magrath, together with what he had to offer in his 
defence, is of opinion, that his treatment of M r 
Houghton does not amount to Scandalous infamous 
behaviour, such as unbecoming the Charracter of an 
Officer & a Gentleman, as is stated in the Charge ; 
but that it was highly improper and unwarrantable, & 
doth therefore, by Virtue of the power & authority 
in them Vested by the 3 d Article of War, of the 20 th 
Section, Adjudge, that he the said Terrance Magrath 
be suspended from all duty & pay for the space of 
Three Months, & be publickly reprimanded in such 
manner & at such place, as the Command r in Chief 
shall be pleas d to direct. 

The Command r in Chief, looking upon his repri 
mand to L* Terrence Magrath to be so inferrior to the 
sensure pass d upon him by the Court, that he has 

declin d any proceedings farther than by his 

approbation of the sentence, which will take place 
from this day. 

Serjt Lippe of the 49 th L* Infantry Comp? is 
appointed to act as Q r M r to Major Musgraves I/ 
Infantry. 

The 65 th Reg* to disembark as soon as the Trans 
ports come up, and go into their former Quarters. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters Boston, 21 st Dec r 1775 

Parole BlacJckeath C.S. Dartford 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Grant 

I?- -M c , f Lines, L* Col. Campbell 
Field Officers . 1 



176 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

Major of Brigade, Disney 
Adj Q r M r & "Surgeon, 49 th 

All persons who may discover Artillery Stores of 
any sort in houses in Town, are immediately to ac 
quaint the Commanding Officer of Artillery of it. 

The Troops to be serv d weekly with fuel on the 
following days. The Q r Masters to send returns to 
the Barrack Office each day they are to be serv d of 
the names of the Officers, the number of men in 
Barracks, exclusive of those in Gen 1 Hospital and at 
Cha s Town, as those at Cha s Town draw the fuel 
there. 

Artillery 1 st & 2 nd Corps of Grenad & 4 th Reg 
on Monday. 

L fc Dragoons, 5 th , 10 th , 17 th , & 35 th on Tuesday, 

22 nd , 23 d , 38 th , 40 th on Wednesday. 

43 d , 44 th , 45 th , 47 th on Thursday 

49 th , 52 nd , 63 d , & 65 th on Friday * 

1 st & 2 nd Batt ns , 1 st & 2 nd Corps L fc Infantry on 
Saturday. 

As hand Carts are provided for the Troops to 
carry their fuel, the Reg ts are to return them to the 
Barrack Yard, that each Reg* may have Carts enough 
to carry their fuel for men and Officers on their 
serving days, & the Q r M r Serj ts to attend the Wood 
Yard, and see they have their proper allowance. 

The Gen 1 and Staff Officers having no men to draw 
their allowances, it will be sent them when apply d 
for at the Barrack Office. 



Friday 

Head Q rs Boston, 22 nd Dec r 75. 
Parole Gravesend C. Sign Tilbury 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Smith 

j Lines L* Col. Buttler 

1 -r^ ir TT 

( Day Major Hope 



December 23 ORDERLY BOOK. 177 

Major of Brigade, Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n 52 nd 

The Officers and men of Col: M c Lean s Corps, to 
embark tomorrow morning at 8 o Clock on board the 
favorite Transport lying at Hutchinson s Wharf in 
order that they may sail immediately for Halifax. 

The Sentry s on the Long Wharf not to suffer any 
common sea man from the Transports to come into 
Town after Six o Clock in the evening. 

Saturday 

Head Q rs Boston, 23 d Dec r 75 

Parole Sittingbum C.S. Cheerness 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, Eobinson 

Field Officers j If nes *J a J or Jumphrys 
( Day, Major Souter 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adjt Q r M r & Surg n 63 d Reg* 

The Commanding Officer of Artillery having 
frequent occasion to send over to Charlestown, his 
passes for the Officers and men of the Artillery are 
to be received by the Officers of the ferry Guards. 

An Infusion of Hemlock Spruce having been 
found very beneficial in curing the Scurvy at Quebec, 
the Gen 1 recommends it to the Commanding Officers 
of Corps to order it immediately to such of their men 
as have the least appearance of a Scorbutic taint. By 
applying to the Gen 1 Hospital, they may receive a 
proportion of Spruce for that purpose, and directions 
for using it. 

The fuel provided by the Working partys to be 
deliver d to the receipts of the Q r Masters, who will 
issue it to the Reg ts agreeable to the Barrack regula 
tions. The Corps will use that first before they apply 
for Coals. Two Cord of light wood to be considered 
as one of heavy. 

N 



178 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The evening and morning Gun to be for the 
future fired at the Artillery Redoubt. 



Sunday 

Head Q rs Boston, 24 th Dec r 75 
Parole Sandwich C.Sign Margate 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Jones 
Lines, Major Stuart 
Day, L* Col. Paterson 
Major of Brigade, Baker 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, 1 st Marines. 



Field Officers 



Monday 

Head Q rs Boston, 25 th Dec r 75. 
Parole Thanet C.Sign Deal 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, G 1 Grant 

-r,. , , , ( Lines, L 1 Col. Sir H. Calder 

Field Officers j Day> Major Blunt 

Major of Brigade, Smith 
Adj fc Q r M r Surgeon, 2 ud Marines 

The detachment of Marines to embark tomorrow 
morning, they will receive further orders relative to 
the Ships that are to receive them, and hour of going 
on Board, from the D. Q r M r Gen 1 , or his assistants. 
This detachment to be under the Command of Major 
Grant of the 40 th Keg* 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to order their 
Q r Masters to attend at the Long Wharf to receive 
a Butt of Porter for each Corps, which will be sent 
to their Quarters for Christmas. 



Tuesday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 26 th Dec r 1775. 



December 28 ORDERLY BOOK. 179 

Parole Dover Countersign Eumney 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Smith 

Field Officers { Lines L< Col. Bruce 

L Day, Tupper 
Major of Brigade, Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n Musgraves L* Infy 
A detachment of Three Cap ts , 6 Sub 3 , 9 Serj ts , 9 
Corp ]s , 3 Drum", & 150 private, from Clerks L* Infy, 
22 nd , 23 d , & 35 th Keg ts to parade tomorrow morning 
at 10 o Clock, & relieve L 1 Col. Agnew s detachment 
at Charlestown. Field Officers for the detachment 
L* Col. Nesbitt & Major Bruce. Two Adj fcs & 2 
Surgeon s Mates from the Corps order d for this duty, 
to attend the detachment 

The Quarter Masters of Corps to be answerable 
for the empty Porter Butts, for which they will be 
oblig d to pay, if either lost or destroyed 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 27 th Dec r 1775 
Parole Eye C. Sign Hastings 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Eobertson 

Field Officers \ ^ nes Jf CoL Collins 

( Day, Major Smelt 
Major of Brigade, Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, Agnew s Grenad 1 



Thursday 

Head Q rs Boston, 28 th Dec r 75. 

Parole Sussex C. Sign Lewis 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Jones 

Field Officers ( Lines, LJ Col. Monkton 
( Day, Major Hillman 
Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Q r M r & Surgeon 4 th Keg* 

N 2 



i8o SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

The Working Partys order d for the Engineer, to 
parade at 8 o Clock in the Morning and continue 
without intermission till three when they will be 
dismiss d. 

No Artifficers or others employ d in public works 
of any kind whatever are to be taken off from their 
respective dutys. 



After Orders Thursday 6 o Clock. 

Alarm Posts, in case of the Alarm Guns being 
fired. 

The Corps first to form upon their private 
Parades. 

Two Battalions of Marines to remain 

43 d the opening in front of Cap* Montresor s 
Quarters. 

45 th Keg 1 in the rear of Barton s Point Redoubt. 

17 th in case of an attack upon the point, to sup 
port Musgraves L* Infantry. 

Musgraves L* Infantry 

4 th with its left near the light Dragoons Stables, 
its right extending to the Barracks 

Wemys Grenadiers piquet in Bartons Point Re 
doubt & form to the left of the Redoubt Clear of the 
houses. 

47 th right to the L* Dragoon Redoubt. 

49 th right to Gen 1 Clinton s Quarters extending 
along the Common about the line of the Artillery 
encampment. 

Agnews Grenadiers upon the left of the 49 th 

40 th to the left of Grenadiers 

Clertfs L l Infantry in the rear of the 40 th 

35 th upon the left" of the 40 th 

63 d to the left of the 35 th upon the ground of its 
late encampment. 



Decemler 2 9 ORDERL Y BO OK. 1 8 1 

10 th ) to send detachments to the neck Bastions. 

22 nd j Their private parade to be in the Street 
in front of NCAV Works. 

52 Rd Liberty Tree 

65 th Wharfs near their Quarters 

23 d Rear of Agnew s Grenadiers 

38 th Bear of the 49 th 

44 th Town House 

5 th Its own parade 

North British Volunteers, Long Wharf. 

Irish Compy, Store Houses near the Dock. 
Brigadier Generals. 

Robertson at the head of the 49 th 

Pigot, to attend to Barton s point 

Jones, at the head of the 63 d 

Grant, upon the right of the 47 th 

Smith, at the Neck. 

The Quarter masters of Corps to attend to 
morrow morning at 10 o Clock at the Market place, 
where they will receive a proportion of Hogs for the 
Officers of their respective Corps. 



Friday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 29 th Dec r 75 

Parole Grimstead Countersign Chichester 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, Jones 

Field Officer, 

Major of Brigade, Disney 

Adj t Q r M r & Surg n 5 th Reg* 

The 17 Reg* of Light Dragoons & the Reg t3 of 

Foot that left Ireland before the 24 th of June last and 

have not been muster d since their arrival in America 

are immediately to prepare Muster Rolls from the 

time they came on the British Establishment, to the 



1 82 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1775 

24 th Dec r 1775. The Reg ts already Muster d to the 
24 th June, are to make theirs from the 25 th of that 
month to the 24 th Dec r following. 

The Commands Officers of the several Corps to 
prepare proper Cellars in their respective Q rs to 
receive 20 Butts of Porter and a quant^ of potatoes, 
for which they will give receipts and Issue them to 
their men in such manner as the Command r in Chief 
shall direct. As soon as the Cellars are ready they 
will acq 1 " the D. Q r M r Gen 1 , and he will order these 
articles to be sent to them. 

A list of Bakers in each Corps include Non Com- 
miss d Officers to be given in to morrow morning at 
9 o Clock, specifying such as are experienc d in the 
business from those who may have work d occa 
sionally at the Trade. 



Saturday 

Head Q rs Boston, 30 th Dec r 1775 

Parole Guilford Countersign Kingston 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow Grant 

T^- ij rvrc f Lines, Maior Sill 

Field Officers < ^ , T v , T ., , ,, 
{ Day, Major Mitchell 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj fc Q r M r & Surg n 10 th Reg* 

The districts as follows are appointed to each 
Corps. 

The Commanding Officers will accordingly inspect 
them taking care to prevent all irregularities, put a 
stop to Dram Shops, make a return of persons 
names that have Licences, mentioning by whom 
Sign d. 

The Officers of the Piquet will receive directions 
from their respective Commands Officers, for Visiting 
& pattroling within the extent of their district, taking 
two Men with them from their Eegim 11 Guard to 



December 30 ORDERLY BOOK 183 

attend them. The Soldiers "Wives are not to lodge 
out of their respective districts. 

The Pattroles of the 10 th Reg* to visit the right 
hand of Orange Street, from the New Works to the 
Neck. 

Those of the 22 nd Keg from Allen s Wharf near 
L* Col. Campbell s Quarters, all the left hand side of 
Orange Street to the Neck, & the Lanes leading to 
the Water. 

Those of the 63 d are to Visit from where the Hay 
Market stood, up Pleasant Street & all lying between 
this & Holies Street. 

Those of the 35 th Keg*, all that part of the Town 
that lyes between Holies Street & Frog Lane in 
cluding the Quarter where L 1 Col: Carr lives. 

Those of the 40 th are to Visit Newburry Street, 
between Frog Lane & Water Lane, & all the Alleys 
lying between those Streets & the Common. 

The Grenadiers, are to visit all the Lanes lying 
between Water Street & Bromfield Lane, & running 
between those & the Common, also Common Street. 

Those of the 49 th , to visit Beacon Street, School 
Street, part of Cornhill, Queen s Street, & Tremount 
Street. 

Those of the 45 th , to visit Cambridge Street from 
Shardons Lane, South wark Court, Hanover Street to 
the Mill Bridge, & all the Lanes from that Street to 
the Mill Pond North of Celd Lane, also Wings 
Lane & Union Street. 

Those of the 17 th , to visit Cold Lane, Sudbury 
Street, Tremount Street as far as Earl Percys, & all 
the Lanes between Cambridge Street & the Mill 
Pond as far as Shardon s Lane. 

Those of the 4 th to visit Cambridge Street, from 
Shardons Lane to the Westward, with all the Lanes 
leading from thence towards Beacon Hill, also Stam 
ford Street. 



1 84 SIJR WILLIAM HOWE 8 1775 

Those of the Grenadiers, Quarters in West Bos 
ton Meeting House, to visit Chamber Street, Lind 
Street, Green Lane, & all the Lanes leading from 
thence to the Mill pond. 

Those of the 47 th to visit their own Quarters. 

Those of the 6 Comp> s of L* Infantry, to visit 
Levrett Street, & all the Lanes in the neighbourhood 
of Bartons point. 

Those of the 43 d to visit Back Street as far as 
Princes Street, Middle Street, from that to Mill 
Bridge, likewise Ann Street, & Fish Street as far to 
the Northward as Sun Court, with all the Lanes from 
Back Street to the Mill pond, from Back Back Street 
to Middle Street, from Middle Street to Fore Street 
& Ann Street, & from thence to the Water. 

1 st Batt n Marines, to visit Princes Street from the 
Corner of Back Street to Charlestown Ferry, likewise 
Middle Street to Winnisinett Ferry, all the Streets 
& lanes lying between them. 

2 nd Batt n Marines, to visit Fish Street, Ship Street, 
& Lind Street to Charlestown Ferry, with all the 
Lanes from these to the Water, also all the Streets 
and Lanes between Sun Court & Winnisinett Ferry 
leading from Fish Street Ship Street to Middle 
Street. 

Those of the 44 th to visit King Street, part of 
Cornhill from the Town House to Milk Street, all 
Milk Street as far as Olivers Dock, with all the 
Streets & Lanes between that King Street, also 
that part of Cornhill from the Town House to the 
Theatre, all the Lanes between that King- 
Street. 

Those of the 38 th to visit, from their Barracks to 
Olivers Dock, Fort Hill Lane, part of Milk Street, 
the Eope Walks, Greens Lane, all the Cross Lanes 
within that district. 

Those of the 23 d to visit Cow Lane, Long Lane, 



December 31 ORDERLY BOOK. 185 

part of Milk Street, Bishop s Alley & the Lanes from 
thence to Marlborough Street & part of Summer 
Street, with the Lanes from Cow Lane to the Water. 

Those of the 65 th , to visit part of Summer Street, 
Flounder Lane, part of Belchers Lane, & South 
Street to Wind Mill point, with all the Lanes & 
Wharfs within that district. 

Those of the 5 th to visit part of South Street, part 
of Summer Street, Blind Lane, Short Street, & all the 
Lanes leading to the Water between Short Street & 
South Street. 

Those of the 52 nd to visit Auchmuttys Lane, from 
Short Street to Liberty Tree, & all the Lanes lead 
ing to the Water. 

Those of the Light Infantry, to visit part of 
Orange Street from Allen s Wharf, with the Lanes 
leading from thence to the Water, also Newburry 
Street, Summer Street, as far as the New South 
Meeting House Blind Lane, & Pond Street. 

The Pay Masters of Reg ts to give to Cap 11 M c Ken- 
zie a list of their respective Drafts rec d from the 18 th 
& 59 th Eeg ts , that an Order may be given by the 
Command r in Chief for the payment of their Bounty- 
money. 

The Q r Masters of Corps to call on the D. Q r M r 
Gen 1 when they will receive an order for One Hun 
dred pair of Creepers for the respective Corps, for 
which they will give receipts & be answerable. 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 31 st Dec r 1775 
Parole Hertford Countersign St Albans 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow Smith. 

Field Officers k f? nes > T L ; f lerk 
( Day, L* Gol. Carr 



i86 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adf Q r M r & Surgeon 17 th Regt 
His Majesty has been pleas d to make the follow 
ing promotion in the Hospital in America, viz* Doc 
tor Rich d Veale to be Physician, 28 Sep*. 



Monday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 1 st Jan? 1776. 

Parole Dunstable C.Sign Bar net 

Gen 1 Officer tomorow Eobertson. 

v 1 1 r\& ( Lines, Major Ogilvie 
-bielcl Officers } ^ T t A -, -, -,, 
( Day, L t Col. Campbell 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Q r M r & Surgeon 38 th Reg* 



Tuesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 2 nd Jan? 1776 
Parole Wooburne C.Sign Northampton. 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow Pigot. 

-n- 1 1 ^c ( Lines Major Irvine 
lidd Officers , J 



L , 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n , 40 th 
The Command r in Chief is pleas d to appoint M r 
W m Bruce, to be Surgeon to the General Hospital. 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 3 d Jan? 1776 

Parole Coventry C. Sign Warwick. 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, Jones 

-n- u r^rc ( Lines, Major Hope 
Reid Officers | Day) ^ Hu ^ pherys 

Major of Brigade Disney 



January 3 ORDERL Y BO OK. 1 8 7 

Adj* Q r M r & Surg 11 43 d Reg* 

Tho s Owen, Henry Johnston, private Soldiers 
in His Majesty s 59 th Reg 1 , try d by the Gen 1 Court 
Martial of which Major Gaull is president ; for having 
broke into & rob d the Store of Mess rs Coffins Store 
keepers of sundry Goods. 

The Court having duly considered the whole 
matter before them, is of opinion that the Pris rs Tho 8 
Owen & Henry Johnston are Guilty of the Crime 
laid to their charge, & doth therefore, by virtue of 
the power & authority to them given & granted, by 
the 2 d Article of War of the 20 th Section, Adjudge, 
that the said Tho s Owen & Henry Johnston do suffer 
death, by being hang d by the Neck untill they are 
dead. 

Tho 3 M c Mahon private Soldier in His Majestys 
43 d Reg 1 of Foot Isabella M c Mahon his Wife, 
try d by the above Court Martial, for receiving sundry 
Stoln goods knowing them to be such, are found 
guilty of the crime laid to their Charge, & therefore 
adjudge the said Tho 8 M c Mahon to receive 1000 
Lashes on the bare back with a Cat of Nine Tails, at 
such time place as the Command 1 " in Chief shall 
please to direct ; & the said Isabella M c Mahon to 
receive 100 Lashes on the bare back at a Cart s tail 
in different portions in the most conspicuous part of 
the Town, & to be imprisoned for 3 Months. 

Tho s Jones & W m Ives private Soldiers in His 
Majestys 59 th Reg 1 of foot, try d by the above Court 
Martial; for having forceably enter d a dwelling 
house, Stolen from thence sundry Goods the 
owners of them unknown, are found guilty of the 
Crime laid to their charge, Sentence them to 
receive 800 Lashes each. 

John Witherington, private Soldier in the 
1 st Batt n of Marines, try d by the above Court 
Martial, for having stolen a piece of Linen from the 



1 88 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Shop of Arch d Wilson Store-keeper, also a Shirt the 
property of Serf Dawson of the 38 th Keg 1 , is found 
Guilty of the Crimes laid to his Charge, & adjudg d 
to receive 500 Lashes. 

John Brown private Soldier in His Majesty s 
44 th Keg 1 , try d by the above Gen 1 Court Martial, for 
Mutiny, is found guilty of the Crime laid to his 
Charge, & sentenc d to receive 500 Lashes. 

John Henesey private Soldier in the 52 nd Keg 1 of 
Foot, & Ann Henesey his Wife, try d by the above 
Gen 1 Court Martial, for having broke open a house, 
& stolen from thence Sundry goods the property of 
Pattrick Donnegan. Are not found Guilty of the 
Crime laid to their Charge ; & the Court doth there 
fore acquit them. 

Ja s Cairns private Soldier in His Majestys 22 nd 
Keg 1 , try d by the above Gen 1 Court Martial, for 
having Stolen sundry goods, is found guilty of the 
Crime laid to his charge, and adjudged to receive 
400 Lashes. 

Timothy Spillman private Soldier late of the 
59 th Keg 1 , now of the 63 d Keg 1 of Foot, try d by the 
above Gen 1 Court Martial, for having committed an 
assault on the person of Mrs. Moore an inhabitant 
of Boston, & beating her almost to death, is found 
guilty of the Crime laid to his charge, and adjudg d 
to receive 1000 Lashes. 

The Command r in Chief approves of the above 
Sentences, orders the Commands Officers of the 
Corps to which the prisoners, Tho s M c Mahon, Tho s 
Jones, W m Ives, John Witherington, Jn Brown, Ja s 
Cairns, & Timothy Spillman, belong, to take them 
from the Provosts, to order the punishments to be 
inflicted upon them by the Drummers of their 
respective Corps, agreeable to the sentence of the 
Gen 1 Court Martial. 

The above Gen 1 Court Martial is disolv d. 



January 4 ORDERLY BOOK. 189 

The King has been pleas d to make the following 
promotions in the Marine forces serving in the Army 
in North America, viz fc 

The Honorable Cap t John Maitland, to be Major, 
vice Chudley deceas d. 

Cap 1 I/ Tho s Johnston, to be Cap fc vice Sabine 
Deceas d. 

2 nd L* John Shea, to be 1 st L fc , vice Bright promoted. 

2 nd L* Sam 1 Ellis to be 1 st L* vice Pritchard put 
on half pay. 

2 nd L fc John Dyer to be 1 st L* vice Stuart resign d. 

Those Corps who have not deliver d in the weekly 
returns of their Working partys to the Commands 
Engineer since the 18 th Dec r , are to give them in 
immediately to the 31 st Dec r inclusive. They are 
likewise to return the intrenching Tools they rec d in 
Camp, agreeable to the Orders of the 8 Dec r last. 

When Working parties of any sort receive Eum 
from those that employ them, they are not to be 
drawn for by the Corps, nor to receive Rum in a 
double Capacity. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 4 th Jan? 1776. 

Parole Stafford Countersign Litchfield 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow Grant. 

-TV 1 1 n& C Lines, Major Souter 

Reid Officers | Ma j or tuart 



Major of Brigade Brown 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 44 th Reg*. 
Cap* Dundas is appointed suppernumerary Aid-de- 
Camp to Major Gen 1 Clinton. 

His Majesty has been pleas d to appoint Brigadier 
Gen 1 Pigot, to be Colonel of the 55 th Reg*. 

The L* Infantry Comp? of the 17 th Reg* to do 
duty with Major Musgraves Corps of L* Infantry, & 



T90 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

to go into the Quarters of the 44 th Reg 1 as soon as 
they are embark d. 

The L 1 Infantry of the 55 th Reg 1 to do duty with 
L 1 Col. Clerk s Corps, & to go in to the Quarters of 
the L 1 Compy of the 4 th Reg 1 , as soon as they are 
embark d. 



Friday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 5 th Jan^ 1776. 

Parole Manchester. C. Sign Derby 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow Smith 

T" -ij /^-o: C Lines, L 1 Col. Agnew 
Field Officers } T , A/r . ^ b 

t Day, Major Basset 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adj 1 Q r M r Surgeon, 45 th Reg 1 
The Commander in Chief is pleas d to make the 
following promotions till His Majesty s pleasure is 
known. 

52 nd Reg 1 Addison to be Ensign. 

40 th Reef 

L 1 John Graves Simcoe from the 35 th Reg 1 to be 
Cap 1 by purchase, vice Green. 

35 th Reef 

Ens n Rob 1 Gordon from the 44 th Reg 1 to be L 1 
vice Simcoe. 

63 d Reg* 

Ens n Ebeneazer Radford to be L 1 by purchase vice 
Murray Prior. 

23 d Reg* 

Ens n M c Ewen from the 14 th Keg*, to be L 1 vice 
Haldimand promoted. 

14 th Reg* 

Volunteer Migges to be Ens n vice M c Ewen. 
The Troops to be serv d with provisions next 
Issuing days at the following rates. 



January 7 ORDERLY BOOK. 191 

7 p^ Flour for which the Baker gives 9 p d bread. 

1 p d dry d Codd fish (in lieu of 1 p d salt Beef, or 
9 oz salt pork) 

3 p ds Pork 

3 pints Oat Meal or pease, 1 oz. Oil 5 oz. Butter. 

1 p d 14 oz. flour more (in lieu of 7 oz. pork) & 8 
oz Eice 



Saturday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 6 th Jan? 1776 
Parole Chesterfield C. Sign Mansfield 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Robertson 

T? ij /-uc c Lines, L* Col. Patterson 
Jbield Officers ] ^ Tt n -, . TT n u 
I Day, I/ Col. Sir H. Calder 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 47 th Reg* 

The two Surgeons Mates belonging to L* Col. Ag- 
new s Corps of Grenad rs & L 1 Col. Clerk s L* Infantry, 
to return to the Gen 1 Hospital, & the Sick of those 
Corps to be taken care of by their respective Surgeons. 

The Q r Masters to collect all the fire buckets in 
the Q rs of their respective Corps, & keep them in 
their possession, till they are otherwise disposed of; 
& the Q r M r s of those Corps that were encamp d on 
the heights of Charlestown, to deliver the Extra 
Tents & Tent poles they rec d from the D. Q r M r Gen 1 , to 
morrow morning at 10 o Clock, on the Long WharfV 
to Cap* Marr A. D. Q r M r Gen 1 . 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 7 th Jan? 1776. 

Parole Nottingham C. Sign Newark 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Pigot 



192 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

I?- 1 1 f\c f Lines, L 1 Col. Bruce 

lield Officers \ T . Tt ^ -, ~ ,,. 

[ Day, L 1 Col. Collins 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adj 1 Q r M r & Surgeon 49 th Reg* 

A Major & 4 Captains to sit tomorrow morning 
at 10 o Clock, to inquire into a Complaint made by 
Cap 1 Holmes of the 4 th Reg 1 , against Cap 1 Webster 
Paymaster of that Reg fc & report their Opinion to the 
Command 1 in Chief. The Judge Advocate will 
attend this Court of Inquiry & direct the Witnesses 
to attend. Major Campbell of the 55 th for this duty. 
The L 1 Infantry Companies of the 4 th 44 th Reg ts 
to embark on Wednesday morning at 11 o Clock on 
board the Kitty Transport. These Companies to be 
subsisted to the 24 th April inclusive. 

The Troops to be serv d with 2 Quarts of Porter 
per Week to each man. 

A detachment of 3 Cap ts , G Subs, 9 Serj ts , 3 
Drums, & 150 private, from each of the following 
Corps viz 1 38 th , 40 th , 43 d & 44 th Reg ts to be in readi 
ness to go to Charlestown on Wednesday morning, to 
relieve the detachment under the Command of L 1 Col. 
Nesbitt. Field Officers for this detachment, L 1 Col. 
Patterson, and Major Blunt. 2 Adj ts & 2 Surgeon s 
Mates from the Corps order d for this duty to attend 
the detachment. 

In consequence of the loss which Non-Commis- 
sion d Officers & Soldiers must sustain, by drawing 
back their Stoppages remitted to them by His 
Majestys most gracious Bounty, the Reg ts for the last 
half year ending the 24 th Dec r 75, are directed to give 
in as soon as possible to Cap 1 Rob 1 MKenzie, exact 
acc ts of the same in the usual form, including those 
men only who have been actually effective in America 
& no longer than for their time of Service. 



Januarys ORDERLY BOOK. 193 

Captains for the Court of Inquiry. 
Agnews Grenad r8 . . 1 
Wemys s D . . . 1 
10 th Keg* ... 1 
17 D . 1 

4 

After Orders 7 o Clock. 

The Troops to receive one Weeks Coals. The 
Corps to be serv d, and the Q r Masters to send returns 

to the Barrack Office, agreeable to the Orders of the 
24th j) ec r 75. 



Monday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 8 Jan y 76 

Parole, Stamford C. Sign, Grantham 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Jones 

T7- 1J f\cc f Lines Maior Tupper 
Field Officers < ^ T t A , ^ *T , 

( Day, L 1 Col. Monkton. 

Major of Brigade, Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 52 nd Keg t 

The Sour Crout in possession of each Reg 1 being 
in too small quantities to be deliverd to the Soldiers 
in General ; the Reg 11 Surgeons are to take it into 
their Charge & appropriate it to the use of such men 
of their Corps as have the Scurvey. 

A Working party of 1 Cap*, 1 Sub, 2 Serj ts , 2 
Corp ls , 1 Drum, & 50 private, to parade tomorrow 
morning at 8 o Clock & March to Bartons point 
Redoubt, where they will receive their directions 
from the Engineer. This party to be continued till 
further Orders. 



Tuesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, Jany 9 th 1776 
o 



i 9 4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Parole Tux ford C. Sign Doncaster 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Grant 

n- u r\c. f Lines Maior Goodenousrh 
Field Officers 1 ^ ,, ^ c ,, 
{ Day Major Smelt 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n 55 th Eeg* 

The detachment ordered to be in readiness to go 
to Charles town, to parade tomorrow morning at 10 
o Clock. 

Commands Officers of Guards are to be particu 
larly attentive to inform their Sentrys, that they are 
not to fire, except in the last extremity upon discover 
ing the enemy. Where there are double Sentrys, one 
of them is to return quietly to the guard in case of 
Alarm, & the other is to remain untill he may be 
forced back. It is a great mark of the want of dis 
cipline, when a Soldier fires his piece without cause, 
as appears to have been the case last night by some 
of the Sentrys at Charlestown. 

After Orders 9 o Clock 

The Light Infantry of the 4 th & 44 th Eeg ts order d 
to embark tomorrow, not to embark till Thursday 
morning 10 o Clock. 



Wednesday 
Head Quarters, Boston 10 th Jaitf 76. 

Parole, Lincoln C. Sign, Boston 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Smith 

Field Officers j Jf es > Jf Col. Walcot 
( Day, Major Human 
Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon 63 d Reg 4 
In case of Alarm in the night, the Eeg ts to turn 
out quietly, as many of them did on a late occasion : 
but the Drums not to beat to Arms on anv account. 



January n ORDERLY BOOK. 195 

If an Alarm shou d happen in the day time the 
Commands Officers of Corps will, if they think it 
necessary, order their Drums to beat to Arms, as the 
Soldiers may be dispers d & at a distance from their 
Quarters. 

The Detachment order d to parade this morning, 
to parade tomorrow morning at 10 o Clock. 

Lewis of the 63 d & Patterson of the 52 d Reg ts 
Millers by trade, are order d to attend M r Leonard 
at the Mill Bridge immediately. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 11 th Jan? 76. 
Parole, Rutland C. Sign, Peterborough 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Robertson 

T?- -M f^ffi f Lines, L Col. Clerk 
Jbield Officers < ^ ,.- . .., 

| Day, Major Musgrave 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n 1 st Batt n Marines 

The Court of Inquiry of which Major Campbell is 
President, having examined into the Complaints ex 
hibited by Cap 11 W m Holmes of the 4 th or King s Own 
Beg 13 against Cap* John Webster paymaster of said 
Corps, viz t That Cap* Webster had detained for 
more than the space of one month, a part of his, 
Cap* Holmes s Comp y 3 pay, and made illegal deduc 
tions from the same ; are of opinion, that Cap* Web 
ster s Conduct as paymaster (as farr as came under 
their Cognizance) has been uniformly Just & upright; 
and that the Complaints exhibited against him by 
Cap* Holmes, are frivolous & totally void of founda 
tion. 

The Command 1 " in Chief approves of the above 
opinion, & orders the Court of Inquiry to be disolv d. 



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196 SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Friday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 12 th Jan? 76. 

Parole, Orford C. Sign, Lynn 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Pigot 

Field Officers j , L , ineS Col S 
( Day, Major oil! 

Major Brigade, Smith 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n 2 nd Batt n Marines 

The Alarm post of the 55 th Beg 1 to be in Tremount 
Street, their left to Beacon Street, right extending 
towards Earl Percy s Quarters. 

The Piquets of the L* Dragoons & Eeg t9 of Foot, 
to assemble on the Gen 1 parade to morrow morning 
at 10 o Clock, to attend the execution of Tho s Owen 
& Henry Johnston, private Soldiers late of the 59 th 
now of the 23 d Keg 1 of foot. 



Saturday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 13 th Jan? 1776 

Parole, Norwich Countersign, Yarmouth 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Jones 

Field Officers j {fes, 9 L CampbeU 

( Day, Major Mitchell 
Major of Brigade, Disney 
Adj fc Q r M r & Surgeon 1 st Batt n L* Infantry 
An Hospital Mate is to attend regularly at the 
Factory Hospital, from 5 of the evening, to 9 at 
Night. 

Sentry s not to allow Transports or Merchants 
Ships Seamen to pass the Wharf after 6 in the 
Evening, except when they may be upon duty. 

The Eeg ts will send to I> Col. Cleveland such 
wounded men as are unfit for duty with Arms, to 
receive his Orders for making Cartridges with the 

Altai? 



January 14 ORDERLY BOOK. 197 

L fc Roberts of the 43 d L* Infantry being order d to 
attend the Commissary Gen 1 , will not do any other duty 
untill further Orders 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 14 th Jan? 1776 

Parole, Easton Countersign, Grafton 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Grant 

T" ij f\m ( Lines, L fc Col. Buttler 
Field Officers \ ^ Major Q^ 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n 2 nd Batt* L* Infantry 
The undermention d Corps to send Bakers to 
attend the Commissary Gen 1 tomorrow morning at 
8 o Clock viz fc 

4 th Reg fc , W m Warran W m M c lntosh 

10 th d John Cairncross 

22 d D James Mills 

38 th Bailiss, John Lewis. 

43 d Serp Farley, And w Gentles 

44 th Corp 1 Sparks, Jacob Lawser 

49 th John Farrington 

55 th James Fitzpartrick 

65 Tho s Curry. 

The men belonging to the different corps employed 
as Carpenters to the Engineer s department, being 
discharg d from the publick Works, are to Join their 
respective Regiments. They will return the Tools 
they are possess d of to Mr. Smith master Carpenter 
tomorrow afternoon, near the draw Bridge in fore 
Street. 



Monday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 15 th Jany 1776 



198 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Parole, Ipsivich Countersign, Harwich 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B.Gen 1 Smith 

TT 1 1 /^/r: f Lines, Mai or Ogilvie 
Field Officers -< TV r T 

1 JDay, Major Irvine 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adjt Q r M r & Surg" 1 st Batt n Grenad 

Tho there are Orders that Sentrys within the 
Town do not demand the Countersign, yet they are 
to be cautious not to let parties with Arms, or that 
may appear suspicious to them, come within reach of 
seizing their Arms, & are to be as much upon their 
guard against surprise as if they were advanced near 
the enemy. Some Sentrys tho posted next the enemy, 
having neglected the former precautions lately, the 
Commanding Officers of Corps are to be particularly 
attentive that the young are well instructed in this 
essential branch of their duty; the safety of an Army 
often depending upon the allertness & propriety 
of a single Sentry. 

The Officers Commands Guards must be respon 
sible for all neglects of their Sentrys, proceeding 
from the want of the necessary information being 
given to them. 

The Rum order d to be given to the Guards, is to 
be serv d out every morning by the several Q r Masters, 
to a Serj 1 of their respective Corps, to be deliver d 
to the men upon the Regimental parades, the Lines 
& Block house excepted ; the proportion for those 
Guards will be deliver d to a Serj 1 belonging to them, 
upon the General parade, & the men will receive it 
when the Field Officer commands without the Neck 
shall direct. 

Captain Lord Rawdon of the 63 d Reg 1 is appointed 
Suppernumerary Aid-de-Camp to Major Gen 1 Clinton, 
in place of Cap 1 Dundas who remains with his Regi 
ment. 



January 18 ORDERLY BOOK. 199 

Tuesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 16 th Jan^ 1776 

Parole Colchester Countersign Chelmsford 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B.Gen 1 Robertson 

Field Officers I Lines Ma J r H P e 

JL. 1CJLU. Vy 111 L/C I O < -T-V -m - -r-r -I 

I Day, Major Humpherys 
Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 4 th Regiment 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 17 th Jan? 1776 

Parole, Essex Countersign, Maiden 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B.Gen 1 Pigot 

f^rr, ( Lines, Mai or Souter 
Officers ! ^ iv/r cj. 

( Day, Major Stuart 

Major of Brigade, Smith 
Q r M r & Surgeon 5 th Regiment 
Tomorrow being the Anniversary of Her 
Majesty s Birth-day, the Artillery will at Noon fire a 
Royal Salute. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 18 th Jan? 76 

Parole, Charlotte C. Sign, S* George 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, B.G 1 Jones. 

v 1/1 n^ f Lines, L* Col. Agnew 

Jcield Omcers < ^ T t n i XT -u-j. 

( Day, L 1 Col. Nesbit 

Major of Brigade, Disney 
Adj 1 Q r M r & Surgeon 10 th Reg* 



Friday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 19 th Jan? 76. 
Parole, Southward. C. Sign, Surry 



200 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. Gen 1 Grant 



Field Officers 



Lines, Major Campbell 



Day, L* Col. Sir H. Calder 
Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Su-rg n 17 th Reg* 

The Arrival of some Coal making it no longer 
necessary to supply the Troops with fuel from old 
Houses & Wharfs, the Officers Commands the parties 
in making this supply, are to see that all the Tools 
be returned to the Barrack Office by tomorrow evening. 
They are to get certificates from the Q r Masters of 
Corps, specifying what hard Wood & what light Wood 
they have deliver d. 

The Barrack master will pay for these agreeable 
to orders, two Cords of the Last being equal to one 
of the first. 

The Troops, on the days appointed next Week, 
will receive a week s fuel, half in Turf. 

Necessary money may be had at the Barrack 
Office, for the effectives present in each Corps, at 9 d 
p r Man, next Week. 

After Orders, 2 <j Clock. 

The Command 1 " in Chief is pleas d to make the 
following promotions untill His Majesty s pleasure is 
known. 

10 th Eeg* 

Cap 1 Vattas to be Major, vice Basset, by purchase. 
L* Barker of the 4 th Reg 1 to be Cap* vice Vattas. 

4 th Keg* 

Ens n Bryan Bell of the 44 th Reg* to be Lieut, vice 
Barker. 

35 th Reef 

Cap* Cockburn to be Major vice Gaull, by pur 
chase. L* Cornelius Smelt of the 14 th Reg* to be 
Cap* vice Cockburn. L* James Lambe, to be Adj* 
vice Simcoe. 



January 2 1 ORDERL Y BOOK. 201 



Ens n Tho 3 Pitcairn of the 65 th Reg 1 to be L* vice 
Smelt. I/ And w Lawrie to be Adf vice Smelt promoted. 

Saturday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 20 th Jan? 76 
Parole, Barnet G. Sign, S* Allans 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. Gen 1 Smith 

-rv u f^m f Lines, Maior Bruce 

Field Officers ] ^ T t ^ i r> 

c Day, L fc Col. Bruce 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
Adj fc Q r M r & Surgeon 22 d Reg 1 

Returns to be given in immediately by every Corps 
of such Officers as are willing to purchase. 

The Commands Officers of Corps to practice their 
Recruits & drafts in fireing at marks, and may, when 
they think it necessary, order the whole out for that 
purpose. They will give notice the day before to the 
D. Adj fc Gen 1 , when they propose to fire. 

L 1 Col. Cleveland will order a proportion of pow 
der & Ball & paper to be given each Corps on appli 
cation for it, in order that they may make their own 
Cartridges for this use. 

Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 21 st Jan? 76. 
Parole, Kensington C. Sign, Colebroke 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. Gen 1 Robertson 

T?- ij f\m C Lines, L* Col. Collins 
rield Omcers ] ^ -\/r rp 

<- Day, Major Tupper 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj 11 Q r M r & Surgeon, 23 d Reg" 
The Regiments & Corps will report to the Briga 
dier Generals, untill further Orders, as follows. 

To Brigadier Generals 
Robertson the 38 th , 44 th , 1 st & 2 nd Batt n3 Marines 



202 SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Pigot Musgraves L* Infantry, Wemys s Grenad, 

17 th , 45 th , & 55 th lleg ts 
Jones 5 th , 23 d , 35 th , 52 d , & 65 th Eeg ts 
Grant 4 th , 40 th , 47 th , & 49 th Reg ts & Agnew s 

Grenad rs . 

Smith Clerks V Infantry, 10 th , 22 d & 63 d 
Regiments 

Major Gen 1 Earl Percy will call for such returns 
reports as he may want, having, in the absence of 
Major Gen 1 Clinton, the inspection of the Garrison. 

The Commands Officers will avoid sends Soldiers 
upon advance Guards that have not serv d One year 
at least, nor is any Soldier, under that time of service, 
upon any account to be posted as a Sentry next the 
Enemy. That Duty must be taken as a post of 
Honor by the most experienc d Soldiers upon the 
Guard, being a post of the first consequence. 

The Reg ts & Corps will send to the D. Q r M r Gen 1 
for 100 weight of Sour Grout for the use of the 
Officers. 

The 45 th , 49 th , 52 d , & 55 th Reg ts will be for the 
next relief at Chariest own under the Command of 
L fc Col. Sir H. Calder, & Major Tupper. 

The Troops will receive a proportion of potatoes 
with their provisions, next week. 



Monday 

Head Quarters Boston 22 Jan? 76. 

Parole, Hungerferd C. Sign, Hath 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G 1 Pigot s 

17- ij /-k.rc I L* Col. Monkton Lines 

Field Officers < ^ . ^ -, 

I Day, Major (jroodenough 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adj fc Q r M r & Surgeon 35 th Reg 1 
The Commander in chief is pleas d to make the 



January 2 3 ORDERL Y BO OK. 203 

following promotions till his Majesty s pleasure is 
known. 

64 th Setf 

L* Charles Latan from 22 d Eeg t to be Cap fc vice 
Fleming by purchase. 

22 nd Eetf 

Ens n W m Hay from 64 th Eeg to be Lieut* vice 
Latan promoted. 

The Troops are acquainted that some Corps will 
fire Ball at 11 O Clock to morrow morning on the 
Common. 



Tuesday 

Head Q rs 23 rd Jan? 76 

Parole Bristol C. Sign Wales 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G. Grant 

Field Officers f ^ines L Col. Walcot 
< Day, Major Human 
Major Brigade Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 45 th Eeg* 

A return to be given in immediately of what Arms 
& Accoutrements that Reg ts have lost during the last 
Campaign and since they came in to Winter Quarters 
specifying whether in Action, or by Desertion, & 
mentioning the places where lost. 

The Commands Officers of Corps to suppress all 
Dram Shops in their respective districts that are not 
licenced by Brigad r Gen 1 Robertson. 

A Detachment of 3 Cap* 6 Subs 9 Serg ts 3 Drum 
mers & 150 Rank and File from each of the following 
Corps viz 45 th 49 th 52 nd Reg ts 2 Cap ts 4 Subs 6 Serj* 
2 Drums & 100 R & file from the 55 th Eeg*& 1 Cap* 
2 Subs 3 Serf 1 Drum & 50 E. & file, from L* 
Comp yi of the 49 th & 55 Eeg ts to parade on Thursday 
morning at 10 O Clock, & to relieve L* Col. Patter 
son s Detachment at Charlestown. Field Officers for 



204 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

this Duty I/ Col. Sir H. Calder & Major Tupper 
2 Adj ts & 2 Surgeons Mates from the Corps order d 
for this duty to attend the detachment. 

Some Corps will fire to morrow morning at 11 
o Clock & at Barton s point and Hatches Wharf. 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters Boston 24 th Jan? 76. 
Parole Stroud C. Sign Gloucester 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow G. Smith 

-u- 1 1 r\ffi f Lines M. Musgrave 
Field Officers ] 7 . Tt n -, , 

c Day, L* Col. Carr. 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj* Q r Mast r & Surg n 63 rd Reg 1 

The Commander in Chief appoints Jonathan 
Mallet Esq rc Chief Surgeon to the Hospital, which 
appointment he will hold with that of Purveyor. 

When the Commands Officers of Corps chuse to 
practice their men in firing of Balls they will do it 
between the hours of 11 in the morning and 3 in the 
afternoon till further orders. 

The Commander in chief is pleas d to appoint L* 
Charles Hanfield of the 22 nd Keg* to be Adj* to that 
Keg 1 vice Laton promoted. 

Palfryman 5 th , Thrubshaw of the 38 th Gauk 52 nd 
& Legg 23 rd masons by Trade, to be order d to attend 
the Engineer immediately. 



Thursday. 

Head Quarters Boston 25 th Jan? 76. 

Parole Uxbridge C. Sign Limpster. 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. Kobertson. 

TT 1 1 /^.cc C Lines Mai or Sill 
Field Officers { Day L t ^ oL CampbeU 



January 27 ORDERLY BOOK. 205 

Major of Brigade Leslie 

Adj* Q r Master & Surgeon 65 th Keg* 
The Q r Masters of Corps to attend at the Long 
Wharf to morrow morning at 10 o Clock to receive 
a proportion of Hogs for the Officers of their re 
spective Corps. 



Friday 

Head Q ra Boston 26 th Jan? 1776 
Parole Leicester C. Sign Derby 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G 1 Jones 

Field Officers I Lines M ^ Mitchell 
1 1 Day L t Col 1 Butler 
Major of Brigade Baker 
fc Q r M r Surgeon 1 st Batt n of Marines. 



Saturday 

Head Quarters Boston 27 th Jan? 76 

Parole Quebec C. Sign Caiieton 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow Grant 

Field Officers ( ^ ines J^J 01 T ? lvie 
( Day, Major Irvine. 

Major Brigade Smith 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 2 nd Marines. 



Sunday. 

Head Q rs at Boston 27 th Jan? 76 
Parole Newark C. Sign Grantham 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow Smith 
TV u Km f Lines Mai or Hope 
Field Officers | ^ M.Humphreys 

Major of Brigade Leslie 



206 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Adj fc Q r & Surgeon 1 L* Infantry 
The Commands Officers will take care that none 
of the Soldiers Join their Eeg ts from the Gen 1 Hos 
pital without regular dismission from thence, as the 
stoppage will be continued by the Hospital for such 
men as are not discharg d by the Clerk. 



Monday 

Head Quarters Boston 29 th Jan? 76 
Parole Berwick C. Sign Newcastle 
Gen 1 Officers to morrow .Robertson 

I?- TJ r\z f Lines Mai or Souter 

Field Officers ] T , v ~ 

< Day Major btewart 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adjt Q r M r Surgeon 2 nd L* Infantry 
The Soldiers ammunition is to be daily inspected 
by an Officer of a Comp?. The damag d cartriges re 
placed & the proper Number of rounds kept in good 
order, The Adj ts are to be careful to examine the 
ammunition of the men mounting Guard upon the 
Eeg u Parades. 



Tuesday 

Head Quarters Boston 30 th Jan? 76 

Parole Durham C.Sign Morpeth 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow Pigot 

Field Officers ( Ma J r Vatass Lines 

JL 1L1U. willCc-io 1 T\ ~\ir r\ i i 

<- Day Major Cockburne 
Major Brigade Smith 
Q r Master & Surgeon 1 st Grenadiers 



Wednesday 
Head Quarters Boston 31 st Jan>* 76 



February 2 ORDERLY BOOK. 207 

Parole York C. Sign Beverley 
Gen 1 Officer Jones 

T" u me C Major Campbell Lines 

Field Officers { t NsMt 



t 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Q r Master & Surgeon 4 th Reg fc 
If there are any Reg ts that have not yet fitted 
their Cloathing, it is to be done without loss of time 
& the Commands Officers of those Eeg ts will apply 
to the Officers Commanding the detach d Corps for 
the Assistance of their respective Taylors untill their 
Cloathing: is finished. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 1 st Feb> 76. 

Parole Halifax C. Sign Leeds. 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G. Grant 

T?- ij f\cc. f Lines L* Col. Patterson 
Field Officers < -^ ^ . ^ 

\ Day Major Bruce 

Major Brigade Brown 
Adj t Q r M r & Surgeon 5 th Reg* 
A return of the Number of rounds of ammuni 
tion in possession of each Corps for their Rank & file 
including Convalsents to be given in immediately. 

Mich 1 Goldthwaite & Handesyde are appointed 
Mates to the Gen 1 Hospital. 



Friday 

Head Quarters at Boston 2 nd Feb? 76 

Parole Shefield C. Sign Doncaster 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow Smith 

T^I/I r\ffi f Lines Major Blunt 
Jbield Omcers < ^ Tt J ,, ^ 

(_ Day L 1 Col 1 Bruce 

Major Brigade Leslie 
jt Qr Master, Surgeon 10 th Reg 1 



ao8 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

The Troops may receive Spermacetic Candles 
from the Barrack M r at the rate of 1 p d Spermacetic 
for 2 p d of Tallow. 



Saturday 

Head Quarters Boston 3 d Feb? 76 

Parole Peterborough C. Sign Ely 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow Eobertson 

-I?- i ^ rue f Lines L* Col. Collins 
Field Officers \ T . iv/r /-. i i 

{ Day, M. Goodenough 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 17 th Reg* 
L* Sproule of the 16 th Reg 1 is appointed assistant 
Engineer. 



Sunday 

Head Quarters Boston 4 th Feb? 76 

Parole Rutland C.Sign Belvoir 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow Pigot 

rv u r\c ( Lines L 1 Col. Monkton 
Field Officers J ^ ^ ^ Wakot 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adj* Q r Master & Surgeon 22 d Eeg t 
Two days fresh provisions in Beef & Pork will be 
given to the Soldiers in part of next Weeks allow 
ance for which there will be no Stoppage made 



Monday 

Head Quarters Boston 5 th Fob? 76 
Parole Cambridge C. Sign Euston 
General Officer to morrow E.G. Jones 

Field Officers ( ines ^ a J or ?? llman 
{ Day Major Musgrave 

Major of Brigade Disney 



February 6 ORDERLY BOOK. 209 

Adj 4 Q r M r & Surgeon 23 rd Reg* 
The 47 th & 63 rd Reg ts Clerks L* Infantry & 
1 st Batt n Marines will be for the relief at Chaiiestown 
Thursday next under the Command of L l Col. Bruce 
& Major Goodenough. 

Tuesday. 

Head Quarters Boston 6 th Feb? 1776. 
Parole Grantliam C.S. Suffolk 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G 1 Grant 

-GV ij r\tc f Lines Mai or Sill 
Field Officers | ^ D ^ C 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 35 th Reg* 

Regimments going to the field for Exercise, are to 
March from the Center by Companys or Divisions 
and are not to use the Drum or fife for Marching or 
Signals when in the field. 

The Strictest Atention to be Paid to the Soldiers 
amunition which is to be frequently inspected and 
Great Care taken that it is not wasted. 

The Commander in Chief is pleas d to Make the 
Following Promotion till His Majestys Pleasure is 
Known. 



2 d L* Alex r Wilson from 4 th Batt n Royall Artillary 
to be 2 d I/ vice Staclan Deceas d. 

A Return of Volunteers serving in Each Corps to 
be Given in immediately with the Dates of their 
entertainment. 

A Detachment of 3 Cap ts , 6 Sub, 9 Serj ts , 3 
Drums, & 150 R. & file from 47, 63 d Reg ts , & Clerks 
L* Infantry 2 Cap t9 , 4 Subs, 6 Serj ts , 2 Drums & 100 
R. & file from 1 st Ba" Marines & 1 Cap fc 2 Subs, 3 
Serj ts , 1 Drum & 50 R. & file from 2 d Batt n Marines 
to Parade on Thursday -Morning next, at 10 O Clock 

p 



210 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

to Relieve L* Col. Sir H. Calders Detachment at 
Charleston. Field Officers for this Duty I> Col. 
Bruce and Major Goodenough 2 Adj ts & 2 Surgeons 
Mates from the Corpes ordered for this Duty to 
Attend the Detachment. 

Wednesday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 7 th Febr 1776 

Parole Norway C.S. Shetland 
General Officer Tomorrow B. G 1 Smith 

T" i j f\c. f Lines Mai or Mitchell 

Field Officers | Day L t ol . Campbell 

Major of Brigade, Leslie 
A t Q r M r & Sureon 38 Reg 1 



Thursday 
Head Quarters Boston 8 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Sweden C. S. Baltick. 
General Officer Tomorrow Robertson 

T u r\c. f Lines Maior Ogilvie 

Field Officers | Day L ^ ol> jf utler 

Major of Brigade Baker 



Q r M r and Surgeon 40 th Reg 1 
Vinigar for the Soldiers not having been Drawn 
regularly from the Commissary the Q r M r of Corps 
are to Attend to its being Rec d as usual at 2 Quarts 
p r week for a Mess of Six men. 

The Commanding Officer of Corps to Provide their 
Serg ts with firlocks if they have them to Spare, if they 
have not a sufficient number for that Purpose They 
will Apply to the Commanding Officer of Artillary 
for Carbines to Compleat them with fire Arms. 



Friday 

Head Quarters Boston 9 th Feb? 1776 



February i o ORDERL Y BOOK. 211 

Parol Stockholm C.S. Finland 

Field Officers ( J* a iL Irvine w 

( Day Major Hope. 

General Officer Tomorrow B. G. Pigot 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adg* Q r M r and Surgeon 43 d Reg 1 

In Case of Alarms the Piquets to Assemble as 

follows 10 th & 22 d to Join in the Centre of there 

own Quarters 5 th 23 d 38 th 52 d 65 th near Liberty Tree 

their left Extending towards the Barracks of the 

52 d 63 d Hewes Wharfe Clerks L fc Infantry Agnewes 

Granadeirs 35 th & 40 th Artillary Work Shope, 4 th 
44th 47 th 49 th 5g th in the Rear of the L t D ragoons 

Eedoubt Weyrnes Gr s , 17 th 43 d 45 th & 2 d B u of 
Marines Between the 4 th Baracks and pest House 
there left Extending to the L* Dragoons Stables 
Musgraves L* Infantry their own Parade. 



Saturday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 10 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Siberia C. S. Russia 
General Officer tomorrow, Jones 

n- 1 1 r\c. ( Lines, Maior Humphreys 
Field Officers i ^ , T J . c : 

(. Day Major Souter 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adf Q r M r & Surgeon 44 th 

The following Corps to Send irnmediatly to the 
Commissary Generals Store to receive their proportion 
of potatoes. 



40 th , 
44, 
43 d , 

45 th , 
47 th 


B 

28 th , 
6, 
2, 
4, 
10 th , 


49 th , 
52, 
55 th , 
63 d , 
35 th , 


B 

4 th , 
4, 

8, 
2, 
2, 


23 rd , 
22 d 
17, 
4, 
2 M s 


B 

28 th , 
4, 
16, 
4, 
10 


1 st M s , 
1 st L fc Iny, 
1 st Grend rs 
K. A. 


B 

12 th 

50, 
28 
30, 



p 2 



212 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following promotion, till His Majesty s 
pleasure is known. 

Eoyal Artillery 

Will m King Loveil Serf Major, to be 2 d L fc 4 th 
Batt n , Vice Wilson appointed 2 d L* in the 23 d Reg 
or Roya 1 Welsh Fuzileers 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 11 th Feb? 1776 
Parole Muscow C.S. Petersburg^ 

Gener 1 Officer to morrow Grant 

-n- 1 1 mv ( Lines Maior Stewart 

[Day Major Vatass 

Major of Brigade Brown 

Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 45 th Reg 1 



Monday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 12 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Riga C.S. Mittaw 
General Officer to morrow Smith 

-n- i -i f^rc. f Lines Maior Cockburn 
Field Officers j Day Ma j or Campbell 

Major of Brigade Leslie 
Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon 49 th Reg 1 
All Guards are to get under Arms when Visited 
by the Brigadier Gener 1 or Field Officer of the Day, 
& the Visiting Off r will observe if the Guards in case 
of attack, would take up their ground to the best 
advantage. He will also inform himself of the Com 
manding Officer, whether he perfectly understands 
how to conduct himself upon an alarm, as well as to 
the posting the day & night Sentrys, with the Orders 



February 12 ORDERLY BOOK. 213 

given to them; & with respect to every other Matter 
relative to the post, instructing the Officer in all 
points, to which he may be incompetant, and as it is 
not to be expected that the number of young Officers 
in this Garrison, from want of experience, can have 
a Suitable knowledge of the Service, The Com 
mander in Chief requests the elder Officers will take 
every opportunity of aiding them with their instruc 
tion. 

The Barrack master is to compleat the bedding 
of each Reg*, so that with what has been already 
delivered, each double birth may have 3 blankets, or 
2 blankets & a rugg. 

The Quarter Masters are to indent for the bedding 
they formerly received as well as for what they now 
get. The Sheets delivered, are to be return d to 
Serj fc Foster, at the Work House, long lane, & the 
money paid for washing them, no furneture to be 
removd out of the Barracks, without an order from 
the Barrack M r Gener 1 . And wheras it is reported 
that Soldiers abuse their Sheets & Blankets, by 
Carrying Meat, bread & Coals ; any who shall be 
found guilty of such a Shamefull practice, are to be 
coniin d, and punish d for disobedience of Orders. 

The Setts of Ship bedding, to be delivred to the 
Q r M r Gener 1 ; each Q r M r will take recepts for what 
they give in, so as to cancel their recepts given to the 
Barrack M r 

The Reg ts are desired to take away their Coals on 
the days appointed for their delivery. 

The Names of the Officers who have been 
wounded, and have paid for lodging during their 
illness, without having rec d any allowance, to be sent 
by the Commanding Officer of each Corps, to the 
Barrack M r , fixing the number of days each Officer 
was so circumstanced. 



2i 4 SIR WILLIAM HOWE 1 8 1776 

Tuesday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 13 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Dantzic C.S. Wolga 
Gener 1 Officer tomorrow, Robinson 

-n- 1 1 r\rc f Lines L 1 Col 1 Nisbett 
Field Officers | Day D Col , p atterson 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adjt Q r M r & Surg n 52 d Keg 1 
Those Corps that have given in returns of Carbines 
for their Serj ts will receive short Musquets in lieu of 
them, which will be delivred at the Town House to 
morrow Morning at 11 Clock. 

Wednesday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 14 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Neiper C.S. Don 
General Officer to morrow Pigot 



Field Officers 



Lines Major Bruce 



Day Major Blunt 
Major of Brigade Smith 
jt Q r M r & Surgeon 55 th Reg 1 
The Commander in Chief desires to return his 
thanks to Col 1 Leslie & Major Musgrave, for their 
planning & Conducting the Service of last night, & 
to the Officers & Soldiers of the detachment under 
their Command for their Spirited behaviour on the 
Occasion. He also highly approves of the alacrity 
of the troops in general last night, & of their Soldier 
like manner in getting under Arms without the least 
noise or confusion. Such Steady behaviour plainly 
indicates the powerfull supperiority they must ever 
preserve over the unnatural enemy we have to contend 
with, when an opportunity shall offer to determine it. 

Thursday 
Head Quarters, Boston 15 th Feb? 1776 



February 17 ORDERLY BOOK. 215 

Parole Poland C.S. Narva 
General Officer to morrow, Jones 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Aclj t Q r M r & Surgeon 2 d Marines 
Major Musgrave will give in a return to the D. 
Q r M r Gen 1 , of the Detachment that was under his 
Command on the Morning of the 14 th including the 
men that carried the Biers and ArtiH7, likewise those 
Artillery men that were with Colonel Leslie, that 
they may receive a pair of Shoes and Stockens each. 
Col 1 Leslie will give a return of the Detachment of the 
64 th for the same purpose. 

The Corps to attend to morrow Morning to re 
ceive a proportion of Onions from the Commissary 
General, at the place where they receive Potatoes. 



Friday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 16 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Soristhenes C.S. Pultawa 

Gener 1 Off 5 to morrow Grant 

( Lines, L* Col 1 Monkton 
Field Officer j Day? L t Col i Walcot 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj 1 Q r M r & Surgeon Grenadiers 



Saturday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 17 th Feb> r 1776 
Parole, Frankfort C.S. Oder 

TT 1 1 r^rc f Lines, M. Hilman 
Field Officers j ^ M Musgrave 

General Officer tomorrow Smith 

Major of Brigade Leslie 
Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon 2 d Grenadiers 
The Corps to give in Eeturns to the Command 
ing Officer of Artillery on the 1 st of every month, of 



216 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

what Arms & Ammunition they want ; & not to apply 
at any other time, Except in cases of Necessity. 

The Countersign not to be demanded in Town, 
only by the Sentrys from the Guards & posts on the 
Common, Bartons Point, Neck, Block House & 
Lines. 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 18 th Feb> 1776 
Parole, Warsaw C.S. Cracon 

Gener 1 Officer tomorrow Robertson 

i7- 1 1 f-& f Lines Mai or Sill 

Field Officers ) Day Lt fa Cajr 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj* Q r M r & Surg n 4 th Keg* 

Agnew s Grend 4 th 5 th & 10 th Reg^ 8 will be for 
the relief at Charlestown on Thursday next under 
the Command of L 1 Col 1 Collins & Major Hillman. 



Monday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 19 th Feb? 1776 
Parole Moravia C.S. Bender 
Gener 1 Officer to morrow Pigot 

Field Officers I Lines? Ma J or Mitcliel 

( Day, L t Col 1 Campbell 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adj fc Q r M r & Surg n 5 th Reg 1 
All the Armourers in the Several Corps to be 
sent to the Royal Artillery where places are pro 
vided for them to Work in, & to be employ d in re 
pairing the Arms of the different Ke ts 



Tuesday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 20 th Feb> 1776 



February 2 1 ORDERL Y BOOK. 217 

Parole Belgrade C.S. Buda 
General Officer to morrow Jones 

TT u r\rc f Lines, M. Ogilvie 

Field Officers | Day> L t Col ? Butler 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 17 th Keg* 

A detachment of 3 Cap* 6 Sub 3 , 9 SerjH 3 Drums, 
& 150 R. & F. from each of the following Corps 
Viz. Agnews Grend rs , 4 th , 5 th 10 th Reg ts to 
Parade on Thursday morning next at 10 Clock, to 
relieve L t Col 1 Bruces detachment at Charles town. 

Field Officers for this duty, L* Col 1 Collins 
Major Hillman. 2 Adj ts 2 Surg n Mates, from the 
Corps ordered for this duty to attend the detach 
ment. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following promotions till His Majesty s 
pleasure is Known. 

17 th Keg* 

The Hon ble I/ William Leslie, to be Cap 6 Vice 
Lyons, by purchase. 

Ens n Forbes Champagne from 4 th Keg fc to be 
L* Vice Leslie. 



Wednesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 21 st Feb? 1776 

Parole, Constantinople C.S. Cyprus 

General Officer to morrow Grant 

T?- 1 1 f^c. f Lines, Mai or Irvine 
Field Officers ( -^ Ma j Qr Hope 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adj fc Q r M r & Surgeon 22 d Reg* 
The Several Keg ts to give returns to the Com 
manding Officer of Artillery to morrow morning at 
10 Clock, of what Arms they have lost in Action. 



218 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Such Corps as have not already given in returns 
of provisions issued out to them previous to 24 th June 
last, to send them as soon as possible to the Dep. Q r 
M r Gener 18 Office. 



Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 22 d Feb>* 1776 
Parole Damascus, C.S. Georgia, 
Gener 1 Officer tomorrow E.G. Smith 

Field Officers I LineS Ma J r Hum P hre y s 
( Day, Major Souter 

Major of Brigade Leslie 
Adj fc Q r Master & Surgeon 23 d Keg 1 



Friday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 23 d Feb? 177G 

Parole, Alexandria, C.S. Smyrna 

General Officer to morrow B. G. Robertson 

TT 1 1 f^c ( Lines Mai or Stuart 

Field Officers j ^ Ma j Qr ^^ 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 35 th Keg* 

General half yearly returns of Issues of provisions 
from 25 th June 1775 to 24 th Dec r following to be 
given by every Keg 1 to the D. Q r M r Gener 1 on the 
2 d of March next. 

Complaint having been made that Some of the 
Graves are not dug deep enough ; the Q r M r of the 
Day for the future to Superintend the place of burial 
for all Soldiers, & see that the dead are properly 
interr d. 



Saturday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 24 th Feb? 1776 



February 2 5 ORDEUL Y BO OK. 2 1 9 

Parole Babylon, C.S. Tigris 
Gener 1 Officer to morrow B. G: Pigot 

-cv u r\m ( Lines L* Col 1 Agnew 
Field Officers | Day Major Ca * pbe ll 

Major of Brigade Smith 
Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon 38 th Keg* 

The Field Officer Commanding at the Lines to 
take care that no relief of Sentrys or Patroles go out 
of the Works without being inspected by an Officer, 
who will be responsible that the Orders respecting 
out-Sentrys & Patroles are properly attended to. 

Those Keg ts that want Arms to compleat their 
present Effectives, to apply to the Officer of Orden- 
ance for them on Monday Morning next at 10 Clock 
giving returns and receipts for what they receive. 
After Orders 2 Clock. 

A Working party of 2 Sub 3 , 2 S. 2 C. 1 D. & 60 
private, without Arms to parade to morrow at J past 
11 Clock. The Officer Commands will take his 
directions from the Engineer who will be there to re 
ceive them. 

The men to eat their dinners before they come to 
the Parade. 



Sunday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 25 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Sag dad, C.S. Ormus 
General Officer to morrow B. G. Jones 

TV 1 1 r\m f Lines L t Col 1 Nesbit 
Jbield (Jiricers { -^ -rt n n -n A 

\ Day L fc Col 1 Patterson 

Major of Brigade Disney 

Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 40 th Keg 

For Work to Morrow at the New Battery near 

the Magazine 2 Sub , 2 S, 1 D, & 62 K. & file to 

Parade at 7 Clock, & work till noon, the like 



220 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Number to Parade J before One, & work till Sun 
Sett, the other Working parties as usual 



Monday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 26 th Feb? 1776 

Parole Bengal C.S. Indus 
General Officer tomorrow B. G. Grant 

Field Officers ( Lines > Ma J or Bruce 

i Day, L* CoF Sir Henry Colder 

Major of Brigade, Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 43 d Eeg t 
The Men of the Royal Artillery at the Redouts 
and Posts, are not to be put Sentry ; but where Sen 
try s are wanted over Guns, the Guard to furnish 
them. 



Tuesday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 27 th Feb? 1776. 

Parole, Madrass C.S. Coromandel 

General Officer to morrow B. G. Smith 

-n- 1 1 f^^c. ( Lines Mai or Blunt 
Field Officers Tt J n -,, -,, 

Day U Col 1 Bruce 

Major of Brigade Leslie 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 44 th Eeg* 

As the firing from the Battery s at Bartons Point 
& the Magazine might Occasion an alarm in the 
night, in case of Alarm , the Three Guns from Beacon 
Hill will be answer d by four from Fort Hill, which 
will be the signal for the Troops getting under Arms, 
and repairing to their Several Posts. 

Sower Grout will be delivered to the Troops at the 
rate of ^ pound a man p r Week. The Commanding 
Officers to deliver it to the Officers of their Corps, in 
such Quantitys as they shall think proper. It is 



February 2 8 ORDERL Y BOOK. 221 

recommended that the Soldiers shou d eat the Sower 
Grout Sliced, with Vinegar. 

In case the Kebels shou d fire on any of our Bat- 
treys or Redouts, Officers off duty are desired to be 
carefull that they do not come into the Line of fire, 
nor to assemble in Numbers on any of the Heights 
within shot, so as to draw a fire on them. 

Those Reg ts that have not paid the postage of 
their Letters receiv d by the Pacquets, to pay the 
same immediately to Cap 11 M c Kenzie Secretary to the 
Commander in Chief. 

No Trees to be cut down in any part of the Town, 
or on the Common, except by permission. The Guards 
& Sentrys to be acquainted with this Order. 

The following Mates of the General Hospital are 
appointed to attend the Corps of Light Infantry & 
Grenadiers. 

Clerks L t Inf tr >" Geo. Fre d Boyd 

Musgraves ditto Mich 1 Goldthwait 

Agnews Grend rs James Whiteman 

"Wemy s Ditto Thomas Walker 



Wednesday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 28 th Feb? 1776 

Parole China C. Sign Pekin 
General Officer to morrow B. G. Robertson 

Field Officers I LineS > Ma J r Tu PP er 

1 Day, Major Goodenough 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj< Q r M r & Surgeon 45 th Reg 1 
The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following promotions till His Majesty s 
pleasure is Known. 

17 th L* Dragoons. 

Cap* Rich d Crewe to be Major Vice Bishopp, by 
purchase. 



222 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

L* W m Stone Montgomery from the 44 th Foot, to 
be Captain, Vice Ore we. 



Thursday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 29 th Feb r ? 1776 

Parole Manilla C.S. Canton 
General Officer to Morrow, E.G. Pigot 

T?- ij n-cc f Lines, L fc Col 1 Monkton 

Field Officers 



Major of Brigade Smith 

t Q r M r & Surgeon 47 th Eeg fc 

Reg ts when formed by Company s in Batt n , or 
when on the General Parade, are always to have their 
Files 18 Inches distant from each other, which 
they will take care to practice for the future, being 
the Order in w ch they are to Engage the Enemy. 

When Reg ts send their unserviceable Arms, either 
to be repair d or put into Store, the Ramrod s to be 
sent with them, or the Reg 1 will be charg d with what 
they are deficient, and made to pay for them. 

To prevent disputes in Settling the Acc ts of the 
Gen 1 Hospital, the Surgeons of the different Corps to 
apply to Morrow Morning at 10 Clock, to the Clerk 
of the Gen 1 Hospital for blank Tickets of admission 
for their Sick, without which none will be received 
for the future, which tickets are to be Sign d by an 
Officer of the Company to which the Man belongs, & 
by the Surgeon or Mate of the Reg fc 

Friday 

Head Quarters 1 st March 1776 
Parole Cambria C. Sign, S* David 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. G 1 Jones 

v- 1 1 rv-ffi f Lines, L* Col. Gunning 

lield Officers { T , AT IT 

[ Day, Major Musgrave 



March 3 ORDERLY BOOK. 223 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 49 th Reg* 
The Commander in Chief is pleas d to make the 
following promotion, till His Majestys pleasure is 
known. 

44 th Reg* 

Ensign George Kelly to be Lieut, Vice Mont 
gomery promoted. 



Saturday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 2 d March 1776 

Parole, Bombay r , C.S. Mocoa 

General Officer tomorrow B. G 1 Grant 

T<- 1 1 r\& f Lines, Mai or Sill 
Field Officers { -^ T t r< i n 

[ Day, L* Col. Carr 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Adjt Q r M r & Surgeon 52 d Reg* 

Commanding Officers of Corps when in want of 
bedding or Blanketts for their Reg tle Hospitals, are to 
apply to the Commander in Chief, & not to make 
further charge for those Articles in their Contingent 
Acco* 

Returns of ammunition in possession of every 
Corps to be given in to morrow Morning at 10Clock. 
Distinguishing what is in the Mens possession and 
what is in Store. 

No person to presume to Kill Pigeons that are not 
their own property. The Guards to take notice of 
this order & apprehend all persons who shall disobey 
it. 



Sunday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 3 d March 76 
Parole, Alexandria C.Sign, Egypt 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. G. Smith 



224 #/7? WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

-n- ij /^-rc f Lines Major Mitchell 

lield Officers < -,->. Tt ^ -, ^ , ,, 
L Day L 1 Col. Campbell 

Major of Brigade Leslie 
Adj fc Q r M r Surgeon 55 th Reg 1 

The 17 th 22 d 23 d Eeg ts Marines will be 
for the relief at Charlestown on Thursday next, under 
the Command of L fc Col. Monkton Major 
Musgrave. 

The 38 th 43 d 44 th Reg ts 2 Batt n9 Marines, to 
send their Arms that want repairing, to the Armory, 
tomorrow morns a t 10 o Clock. 

The Guards & Sentrys in every part of the 
Garrison, to be very attentive to any firing from the 
Enemy s Works ; & in case of shells falling at or near 
their Posts, so as to endanger the houses catching 
fire, they will immediately apprise the neighbour 
hood of it, that it may be extinguish d as soon as 
possible. 

Monday 
Head Quarters, Boston, 4 th March 76. 

Parole, Algiers C. Sign Tunis 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow B. G 1 Robertson 

Field Officers ( Lines Ma J or ilvie 
I Day, L* Col. Buttler 

Major of Brigade Baker 
Adj 1 Q r M r & Surg n 63 d Reg* 
Such Corps as have not 60 rounds of Cartridges, 
with what they have in store & in the Men s 
possession, to apply immediately to L 1 Col. Cleveland, 
to compleat them to that number. 

The Troops to have one days provision ready 
dress d, to carry with them, in case of their being 
crder d out at short notice. 



March 6 ORDERLY BOOK. 225 

Morning Orders, 5 th March 1776 
The following Keg ts to embark immediately at 
the long Wharf, carrying with them the days pro 
visions as order d yesterday, to be under the Command 
of B. Gen 1 Jones The Troops not to load. 

40 th Reg* to embark on Board the Goodintent 

44 th Sea Venture 

49 th Venus 

52 d ... Spy 

55 th ... ... ... ... Success 

The Barrack Guards to consist of Convalescents. 

Head Quarters, Boston, Tuesday 5 th March 1776 

Parole, Gibraltar Countersign, Mahon 
Clerk s & Musgrave s Corps of L* Infantry, 
Agnews & Wemy s Grenadiers, 23 d & 38 th Eeg ts to 
parade this evening at 7 o Clock, & be ready for em 
barkation. The two Corps from Barton s point will 
march to the Long Wharf as soon as form d; the 
whole to have their Canteens fiU d with Rum & 
Water, to take the day s provisions order d to be 
ready dress d their Blankets with them. Those 
Corps not to Load; and their Barrack Guards to 
consist of Convalescents. 

The other Corps will receive their Orders from 
B. G 1 Pigot __________ 

After Orders half past 10 o Clock 
A Working party of 2 Cap% 6 Sub 8 , 9 Serj ts 2 
Drums & 220 Rank & file to parade to morrow 
morning at 8 o Clock, L* Col. Cleveland will send to 
receive them on the parade, & direct in what manner 
they are to be employ d. 

Morning Orders, 6 th March 1776 10 o Clock 

Gen 1 Officer for this day, B. Gen 1 Pigot 

Q 



226 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

-cv i j r\.cc. C Lines, Mai or Irvine 

Field Officers ] -^ iv/r -o- 

* Day, Major Hope 

Major of Brigade, Smith 

Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, 1 st Batt n Marines 

The Guards to parade at^l o Clock. 



Wednesday. 

Head Quarters, Boston, 6 th March 7G 

Parole Madrid Countersign Cadiz 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. G 1 Jones 

Field Officers! ^ ^F Humpherys 

( Day, Major Souter 
Maj or of Brigade, Disney 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon 65 th Keg 1 

C S S D P. 

A Detachment of 1 2 3 1 & 50 B. & file from 
each of the following Corps viz 1 17 th , 22 d , 23 d , 35 th , 
40 th , 43 d , 44 th , 45 th , 47 th Eeg ts , & 2 nd Marines, to 
be in readiness to relieve L l Col. Collins s detachment 
at Charlestown tomorrow, they will receive further 
Orders for the time of parading ; Field Officers for 
this duty, L* Col. Monkton, & Major Musgrave, One 
Adj* One Q r M r & 2 Surgeons Mates from the Corps 
order d for this Duty to attend the detachment. 

The Corps not to issue Bum to their Men going 
to Charlestown tomorrow, as they will receive it when 
they get there. 

The General desires the Troops may know that 
the intended expedition last Night was unavoidably 
put off by the badness of the Weather. 

The following Working parties to be furnish d by 

C S S D 

the Troops at the hours specified, viz 1 1231 & 100 
E, & file to parade this evening at 6 o Clock & march 
to Charlestown Ferry ; another party consisting of the 
same number to parade at that hour & proceed to the 



March 7 ORDERL Y BOOK. 227 

C S SD 

South Battery ; 2 4 6 2 ft 200 B. ft file to parade 
tomorrow morning at 9 o Clock & march to the South 
Battery. L* Col. Cleveland will give directions how 
those partys are to be employ d. 

For Work to morrow at 7 o Clock for the Q r M r 

S S D 
Gen 1 1 1 1 ft 40 E. & file. S C 

Manufactory Hospital at the same hour, 1 1 & 
18 private. 

The Corps are immediately to return all the 
Sheets in their possession, to the Barrack Store in 
Kings Street, likewise any other Barrack furniture 
that is not immediately in use, for which the Barrack 
M r will give Keceipts on the back of the indent. 

Morning Orders 7 th March 

The Detachment orderd to be in readiness to go 
to Charlestown under the Command of L* Col. Monk- 
ton, to parade at 12 o Clock. 

Thursday 

Head Quarters, Boston, 7 th March 1776 

Parole, Hungary Countersign, Greece 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow, B. G 1 Grant 

-n- 1 3 f^m \ Lines, Major Vattas 
Field Officer s\ AT ^ IT. 

[ Day, Major Lockburn 

Major of Brigade, Browne 
Adj* Q r M r & Surgeon, 2 d Batt n Marines 
The Eeg ts are to bring immediately all the Barrack 
furniture, but such as are Judg d necessary for the 
Voyage to the Store in Kings Street, where the 
Barrack M r will give receipts on the back of the 
Indents for what is then deliver d. As the Eeg ts are 
answerable for what they receiv d, it is recommended 
to them to keep as little as is merely necessary as 

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228 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

many Grates as can be spared shou d be brought to 
the same Store, only what is necessary for Cooking 
to be withheld. The Troops may have some Wood, 
if wanted. Every Keg 1 is to take care of the Hand 
Carts they have ; the Wheels are to be fastened in the 
Quarters of the several Transports, these being very 
necessary for a future service, and not easily replaced. 

The Commanding Officers of lleg ts are to send 
the Masters of Transports alloted for the respective 
Corps, with the Q r Masters, to M r Chamier the 
Comissary Gen 1 to receive the provisions ordered for 
the different Ships, for which the Masters of Trans 
ports are to give receipts, & the Commanding Offi 
cers are to give all the assistance in their power to 
put the Provisions on board, & are to report to the 
Gen 1 when the Ships are Compleated with the several 
articles of provisions agreeable to the distribution 
which has been given to the Commissary Gen 1 ; this 
must be done immediately by the Transport Boats, in 
which the lleg ts should Assist each other. 

Each Reg 1 to receive 18 Butts of Porter at Cow- 
per s Meeting House, to morrow Morning at 10 
O Clock, to be put on board their respective Trans 
ports, & issued to the Troops after they embark. 

After Orders 7 O Clock. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to order every 
Dram Shop in their respective Districts to be shut 
up, & to forbid Liquors to be sold on any Account, 
to be Attentive that their Men are in their Quarters 
as soon as possible in the Evening, to be particu 
larly carefull that they arc all Present at Taptoo 
Beating. If any Person is detected in Selling 
Spirituous Liquors in Contradiction to this Order 
they are to be made Prisoners, & the Liquor found 
in their Possession destroyed. 



March* ORDERLY BOOK. 229 

Head Quarters Boston Friday 8 th March 1776 

Parole Granada C.S. Barcelona 

Gen 1 Officer tomorrow E.G. Smith 

Field Officer for the Lines Maj r Campbell 

For the Day L Col. Nisbit 

Adj* Q r M r Surgeon 4 th Reg fc 

Major Brigade Leslie 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to give the 
strictest Attention to the regularity & Discipline of 
their respective Corps, which it may now be more 
necessary than of late to look to, from the Duty in 
which the Soldiers are employ d, & as the Troops may 
be hourly called upon to attack the Enemy in Case a 
proper Opening should offer where the Rebels least 
expect it. 

There being a large Quantity of Rum to be put on 
board Ship for the Use of the Army, the Command 
ing Officers of Corps are to give the proper Directions 
that the Rum be destroyed within their respective 
Districts that is not bought up for the Use of the 
Navy, or Army : & the General flatters himself the 
Soldiers will not at this Time relax in their Discipline, 
to oblige him to have Recourse to the most rigourous 
Means, which he must carry into Execution however 
it may be disagreable to him, in Order to put a Stop 
to Drunkeness in the Garrison, which has been too 
prevalent of late. 

The Corps of light Infantry & Grenadiers, to do 
no Duty in the Garrison except working Parties in 
the Day. 

The Troops to return immediately to the Engineer 
Store in the Corner of Dock Square near Fanuel Hall, 
whatever intrenching Tools they may have, & also 
the Carpenters Tools they received for fitting up 
their Quarters agreable to the Receipts given in. 



2 3 o SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Morning Orders 8 O Clock 9 th March 1776 
Return of the Officers, Serjeants, & Drummers, 
that carry Arms, & Rank & File of the 10 th 17 th 23 d 
-& 55 th Grenadiers, Sick & Convalescents not included. 



Head Quarters Boston 9 th March 1776 

Parole Arragon C r S. S*. Roche 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow E.G. Robertson 
Field Officer for the Lines, L* Col. Patterson 

For the Day L Col. S r Heii r ? Calder 

Major Brigade Baker 
Adjut, Q r M r & Surgeon 5 th Keg* 
The Working Parties to parade at 5 O Clock in 
the Morning till further Orders 



After Orders 9 O Clock at Night 
Those Men returned by the different Reg ts as are 
accustomed to How Boats are to be kept on such 
Duties where they may be most expeditiously re 
lieved, that they may be Assembled as soon as possible 
if called for. 

The Several Corps to put their Convalescents & 
Women on board Ship as early as possible. 

Morning Orders 9 O Clock, Sunday 10 th March 
The Commanding Officers of Corps to be re 
sponsible to have all their Sick, Convalescents, & 
Women, on board their respective Transports before 
Six O Clock this Evening, & the strictest care taken 
that the Town be not set on Fire by Accident or by 
Design. Any Person detected setting Fire to the 
Town without Authority will suffer immediate 
Death. 

The Officers will send their Bedding & Soldiers 
Knapsacks on board to Day ; all Transports & other 



March n ORDERLY BOOK. 3 i 

Vessels may expect to receive immediate Orders to 
proceed to King Road. 

The Masters of Transports & other Vessels will 
follow such Directions as they may receive from the 
Officers of the Navy. 

Upon Ringing the Church Bells at Night the 
Troops are to get under Arms. 



Plead Q rs Boston Sunday 10 th March 1776 

Parole Shuldham C r S. Chatham 

Geri 1 Officer to morrow B.G. Pigot 

Field Officer for the Lines Major Blunt 

For the Day L t Col. Bruce 
Major Brigade Smith 
Adjutant, Q r M r & Surgeon 17 th Reg 1 



After Orders 8 at Night 10 th March 
It having been reported to the Commander in 
Chief that a Number of Men have been seen drunk 
in the Streets & about the different Wharfs, the 
Commanding Officers of Corps to order the Rolls to 
be called immediately, & be answerable that none of 
the Men off Duty leave their Barracks during the 
Night. 



Morning Orders past 8 O Clock 11 th March 1776 
The Troops to have all their Baggage on board 
Ship by five O Clock this Afternoon, if any is found 
on the Wharfs after six, it will be thrown into the 
Sea. 

The Field Officers to superintend the Wharfs imme 
diately, L* Col. Collins to take Charge of Hancocks 
& the Wharfs contiguous to it, where Transports 
lay, & give such Directions as he shall think proper 



2 3 2 SIR WILLIAM HOWE 8 1776 

for the speedier removing any Baggage that may be 
on them, & to see that they are entirely clear of all 
Rubbage by Six, & that the Communication is free to 
the Vessels that lay at them. 

Major Tupper will in like Manner superintend 
Long Wharf, Wills s, & Wheelwrights, Care to be 
taken that the flat Boats are not damaged, by People 
being suffered to throw too heavy things into them or 
by other Means. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps, to go on 
board their respective Transports, immediately, & to 
see that there is no Baggage put on board contrary 
to Orders, All Household Furniture, & other use 
less Luggage to be thrown overboard. To report the 
State of their Transports to the Commander in Chief 
as soon as possible, & whether after the Troops are em 
barked the Vessel is like to be so much crowded as 
to Obstruct the Navigating her. 

All Flat Bottom Boats in Possession of the differ 
ent Corps to be returned immediately to L 1 Bourmaster 
at the long Wharf, & None to be made use of but 
by an Order from him. 

Any Woman belonging to the Army, that may be 
found in Town after One O Clock, will be taken up & 
sent to the Provost & will be left behind. 



Head Q r9 Boston Monday 11 th March 1776. 

Parole Saville C r S. Center 
Gen 1 Officer tomorrow, B. G. Jones 
Field Officer for the Lines L 1 Col. Walcott 
For the Day Major Hillman 

Major Brigade Disney 
Adjutant, Q r M r & Surgeon 22 d Reg 
The Officers to lay in their Mens Rooms this 
Night, & not surfer one of them to be absent from 
their Quarters on any Account. 



March 12 ORDERLY BOOK. 233 

After Orders 2 o clock. 

The Officers of the working Parties, on the Wharfs 
to receive such Orders as the Field Officer appointed 
this Day to superintend them shall give. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to give 
strict Orders, that their Men are kept as much as 
possible in their Quarters, & not to suffer them to be 
employ d by the Inhabitants, as much Drunkeness 
arises from it. 



Head Q rs Boston Tuesday, 12 th March 1776 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G. Grant 
Field Officer for the Lines Major Sill 
For the Day L* Col. Carr 

Major Brigade Brown 

Adjutant, Q r M r , & Surgeon 23 d Keg* 
The Commanding Officers of Corps to take Care 
that Room is made in their respective Transports, to 
receive the Provisions that will be put on board for 
the Use of the Troops during the Voyage, they will 
likewise attend to the Preservation of the Wheels of 
the hand Carts, & have them fastened on the Quarters 
of their Transports agreable to a former Order 

The several Corps to take on board their Trans 
ports any Spades, Shovels, Pick, & felling Axes, &c., 
that they may have in their Possession. 

The Troops to be supply d with Biscuit, instead of 
Flour, they are to apply immediately for it at M r 
Loyds Contractor. 

The Officers to continue to lay in the Mens Bar 
racks till further Orders. 

The Rolls to be called frequently, & all Soldiers 
that are absent in the Evening, to be sought for & 
brought to their Quarters 

The Commanding Officers of Reg ts to report in 
writing to the Commander in Chief if they have got 



234 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

on board the Weeks Provisions that was ordered 
Yesterday. 

The Q r Masters to apply to the D. Q r M r Gen 1 for 
i a Pint of Rum for their working Men. 



After Orders 4 O Clock 

The Q r M r3 to receive a Weeks Flour from the 
Contractor to morrow Morning at 5 O Clock for their 
respective Reg ts , which the Commanding Officers are 
to order on board their respective Transports, & re 
port to Gen 1 Howe when it is done 



Morning Orders 13 th March 7 O Clock 
The Eowers returned by the different Corps, to 
parade at 12 O Clock without Arms, & not to be put 
on Duty till further Orders, those on Duty to be 
relieved. 



Head Q rs Wednesday, 13 th March 1776 
Parole Africa C r S. Fez. 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow E.G. Smith 
Field Officer for the Lines D Col. Campbell 
For the Day Major Ogilvie 

Maj r Brigade Leslie 

Acljut*, Q r Master, & Surgeon 35 th Reg* 
The Troops that are to embark at the long Wharf, 
are to march in two Columns, the right Column to be 
composed of 22 d , 65 th , 23 d , & 44 th Reg ts . Left Column, 
17*, 45 th , 63 d , 35 th , & 38 th Keg ts . 

The Corps to embark at Hancock s Wharf to 
march in one Column, the 43 d , 47 th , 48 th , 49 th , 10 th , 



55 th , 



Brigadiers General, Robertson & Grant, will super 
intend the Embarkation of the Troops at Long Wharf, 



March 13 ORDERLY BOOK. 235 

& Brigadiers Gen 1 Jones & Smith, at Hancocks 
Wharf. 

If the Troops are ordered under Arms this Night 
they are not to load. The Additional Gunners to 
join their respective Corps at 6 O Clock this Evening. 

Eum will be delivered to the Troops at 3 O Clock 
this Afternoon, in the same Proportion & at the same 
Place as received Yesterday. 

The Q r Masters of Corps to subsist their Women 
& Children on board Ship, with Flour & Rice only, 
till further Orders, & that to be issued to them with 
Economy. A small Quantity of Eish may be given 
to them with it. 

Each Corps to apply immediately at N 16 on the 
long Wharf for a Barrel of Salt fish, to be divided 
among the Men & Women. 



After Orders 3 O Clock 

The Corps furnishing Eowers, will send a Pro 
portion of Officers on this Duty till the Embarkation 
begins. 

The Commanding Officers will appoint the most 
experienc d in similar Service as follows, (viz 1 ) 

C ts Sub 8 
Agnews Grenadiers ... 1 

10 th Reg 2 3 

23 d 1 

44 th 1 1 

49 th 1 

52 a 1 2 

55 th 1 



Total 4 10 



The above Specified Number of Officers to repair 
to the long Wharf as soon as possible, where they 



236 SIX WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

will receive Directions from Major Campbell of the 
55 th Reg*, who superintends the Arrangement of the 
Flatt Bottomed Boats. 

The Drummers Fifers, who are not fit to carry 
Arms, to be sent on board Ship immediately, & the 
Arms of those Men of the several Reg ts employ d as 
Rowers, to be put in the most convenient Place 
possible on board the Transports, that they may be 
got at immediately if wanted. The Convalescents 
to take Charge of them, be ready to hand them 
into the Boats. 

After Orders past 4 O Clock 
Two days Provisions to be cooked by the Corps 

to morrow Morning. 

L* Col. Butler is Field Officer for the Day to 

morrow, instead of Maj r Ogilvie 

Morning Orders 8 O Clock 14 th March 1776 

The Officers & Soldiers on board Ship not to 
come on Shore on any Account without the General s 
express Permission. 

A Return of each Corps to be given in immedi 
ately accounting for the Officers & Men on Shore 
only, the Rowers not to be included. 

The Corps which furnish Rowers to send to Maj r 
Campbell of the 55 th Reg -t the Names of the Rowers, 
mentioning the Wharfs & Number of the Boat to 
which each belongs, distinguishing those from the 
Rowers whose Destination was not fixed Yesterday, 
by being shewn the Boats they are to row in. 

It is the Generals positive Orders to the Com 
manding Officers of Corps, not to suffer their men to 
straggle from their Barracks, at any Time neither by 
Day nor Night, if Soldiers are absent at Roll Calling, 
search to be instantly made for them till they are 
found & brought to their Quarters. 



March 14 ORDERLY BOOK. 237 

The Keg ts to apply to M r John Gushing at the 
Golden Ball near the Markett, where they will 
receive Rum, at J a pint p r Man, at 12 O Clock this 
Day. Returns of the issuing of Rum to be signed 
by Officers commanding Officers of Corps, & to 
include those present only. 

Head Q rs Boston 14 th March 1776. Thursday. 

Parole Senegal OS. Goree 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G. Robertson 

Field Officer for the Lines Maj r Irving 

For the Day Maj r Hope 

Major Brigade Baker 

Adjut* Q r M r Surgeon 38 th Reg 

Where Stoves have been removed from the 

Soldiers Barrack Rooms, no fire to be made on the 

Hearth s, on which the Stoves stood, as there is great 

Danger of the Beams below being set on fire by the 

heat of the Bricks, which has been already the Case 

in two Instances, The Commanding Officers of Corps 

to order this necessary Precaution to be attended to. 

The Commander in Chief finding notwithstanding 
the Orders that have been given to forbid Plundering 
Houses have been forced open & robbed, he is there 
fore under a Necessity of declaring to the Troops, 
that the first Soldier who is caught plundering, will 
be hanged on the Spot. 

The Commander in Chief having been informed 
that Depredations have been committed in the Town 
House, offers the following Rewards, to any Person, 
or Persons, who shall convict any Person or Persons 
of Cutting, & defacing the King s Queens Pic 
tures, destroying the Records & other publick 
Papers (Viz.) 

For the King s Picture 50 

For the Queen s Picture ... ... ... 50 

For other Pictures, Records, or Publick Papers 20 



238 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

The Commanding Officers to take care that the 
above Order is read to the Men of their respective 
Corps. 

All Orders sent or delivered by Cap t Charles 
Lyons, late of the 17 th Reg 1 , are to be obeyed as from 
one the Gen ]s Aid De Camps. 

The Officers of the Army are desired to give In 
formation at Head Quarters, of any Naval or Military 
Stores, they may have Intelligence of, being lodged or 
concealed in Town. 

The Commander in Chief has appointed Cap 1 Ch 3 
Lyons to be a Cap 1 of a Company of Vollunteers. 

The Q r Masters of Corps to carry Returns of 
their Officers on Shore to the Q r M r Gen 1 , where they 
will receive an Order for some Beef to be delivered 
them. 

Patroles to go from the Picquets round the Dis 
tricts of their respective Corps, in the Day, as well as 
by Night, & to take up any Seamen they may meet 
with in Town, & confine them in the Main Guard, 
where they are to remain till an Officer of the 
Ship they may belong to calls for them. 

After Orders 6 O Clock 

The Patroles to go, & the Rolls to be called as 
ordered last Night & no Soldier to be suffered to 
remain out of his Barracks after Retreat Beating. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to send such 
Officers on board their Transports as they shall think 
necessary to take charge of the Convalescents, & keep 
good Order. 

When the Reg ts are assembled for Embarkation, 
& the Guards formed, the files to be counted, & 
report to be made at Head Quarters if all are present, 
by the Adjutant, or an Officer of the Corps. 



March 15 ORDERLY BOOK. 239 

Morning Orders 8 O Clock 15 th March 1776 

Agnew s Grenadiers ; 1 Compy to take the Main 
Guard, 1 Compy in the Town House, 1 Compy at the 
Artillery Eedoubt, & Fox Hill. 

Wemys s Grenadiers 1 Compy Marine Redoubt. 

L* Infantry Clerk s, & Musgraves, 4 Compy 3 to 
the Lines with Major Bruce, 1 Compy at the Block 
House, 2 at the Neck, 5 in houses at the New 
Works, 2 in the 63 d Church, 1 at Hughs s Wharf, 
1 at Hatches Wharf. 

4 th takes Barton s Point Eedoubt. 

5 th Advanc d Redoubt. 

17 th Grenadiers the Grenadier Church 

55 th Grenadier Compy at the 49 th Guard Room, 
detaching a Corp 1 & Six to Beacon Hill. 

Col. Agnews Grenadiers upon the Gen 1 Parade 

Cap* Wemys, at the Artillery Work Shop. 

4 th Reg 1 in their own Barracks 

5 th Reg* near S r Heny Calder s Quarters. 

The Companies of L* Infantry, & Grenadiers, & 
Detachments from the Reg ts to Order to relieve the 
Guards, to assemble on the Gen 1 Parade at 9 
O Clock. 

The remaining part of the Corps to parade at 12. 

The whole Garrison to Parade at 12 O Clock, on 
their Regim 1 Parades, & wait for further Orders, 
except the 10 th & 22 d Reg ts who are to march as 
soon as parad d to Liberty Tree where they will 
halt, keeping the same side of the Street on which 
they are Quartered. 

The Officers of the several Corps, to send imme 
diately to L* Robertson at the Bake house near 
Beacon Hill, to receive their Proportion of Bread for 
themselves, or for their Men. 



- 4 o SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

After Orders 10 O Clock 

The Officers & Bowers to parade immediately 
Opposite the Main Guard. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to take Care 
that their Men do not quit their Ranks, nor to suffer 
them to be guilty of any Irregularity in their way to 
embark. 

An Orderly Officer from each Corps composing 
the Bear Guard, to Assemble at Gen 1 Burgoynes Gate, 
instead of Brig r Gen 1 Grants as first Ordered. 



After Orders 12 O Clock 

The Commanding Officers of Corps to be answer 
able that all the Fires are extinguished, in their 
Quarters before they leave them. 



Head Q rs Boston Friday 15 th March 1776 
Parole Guinea C r S. Cape Coast 
Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G. Pigot 

Maj r Brigade Smith 

The Beg ts to return to their Barracks, & parade 
to morrow Morning at 4 O Clock on their Begimen- 
tal Parades. 

The Guards to remain as they are now posted, 
the Grenadier Company at the Town house to 

S C P 

Detach 1 1 & 12 for the Gen 1 Guard, the Re 
mainder with one Sub: Officer to join the Main 
Guard. 

L* Col. Clerk will reinforce the Lines with two 
Companies at Gun Firing, the rest will return to 
their Barracks, parade at 4 O Clock in the Morn 
ing, taking care when they march not to interfere. 

The Rowers to return to their Reg ts & parade at 
3 O Clock to morrow Morning in King s Street. 



March 31 ORDERLY BOOK. 241 

Evening Orders 15 th March 1776 

Field Officer to morrow for the Lines, Maj r Irving 

For the Day Maj r Hope 

Morning Orders \ past 7 O Clock 16 th March 76 

Two Days Provisions to be issued to the Troops 
immediately which will be delivered by the Q r Mas 
ters of Corps from their respective Transports. 

The Troops will receive Rum of M r Gushing at 
12 O Clock, in the same Proportion, & at the same 
Place they received it the 14 th 

Head Q rs Boston Saturday 16 th March 1776 

Parole Sicily C r S. Malta 

Gen 1 Officer to morrow B. G. Jones 

Field Officer for the Lines Maj r Humphries 

For the Day Maj r Souter 

Maj r Brigade Disney 
Adjut* Q r Master & Surgeon 45 th Reg* 
The Rowers to parade to morrow Morning at 
3 O Clock in King s Street, the Rear Guard to 
parade at the same time, to be posted & to relieve 
the Guards as Yesterday, the Old Guards to join 
their Corps as soon as relieved. 

The whole Garrison to be under Arms at 4 
O Clock in the Morning, & to be in readiness to 
embark when ordered. 

After Orders 1 O Clock 

Each Corps immediately to receive one Cask of 
Biscuit on the long Wharf from Major Campbell 55 th 



Halifax 30 th March 1776 
Parole Massey C r S. Legge 

Halifax 31 st March 1776 

Parole Halifax C r S. Windsor 

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242 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Halifax 1 st April 1776 
Parole Howe C r S. Shuldhani 



Halifax 2 d April 1776 
Parole Piercy C r S. Pigot 



Plead Q rs Halifax Wednesday 3 d April 1776 
Parole Legge C r S. Halifax 

His Excellency the Governor having, for the 
Benefit of the Navy & Army, fixed the Price of Pro 
visions by Proclamation, No Officer or Follower of 
the Army is on any Account to give more than is 
therein specified. 

The Commanding Officers of Transports to direct 
the Masters of their respective Ships to have the Boats 
hoisted half way up the Sides, every Night at 8 
O Clock no Boat to be absent from the Ship after 
that hour. 

Any Woman that comes on shore, not to be 
suffered to return on board again. 

The Commanding Officers are not likewise to 
suffer any Flour to be taken out of their Transports 
except by Order of the Commissary General. 

The Reg ts are again desired to take the greatest 
Care of the Porter Butts, as they will be made to pay 
for all they shall destroy or cannot account for. 
Memorandum . 

The General having been informed, that Boats 
from the Town went on board the Transports last 
night with various things to sell, as it is Appre 
hended there may have been some improper Proceed 
ings, the Commanding Officers of Transports are de 
sired to make Enquiry, if any thing was sold on board 
their Ships, the Quality, & by whom, to report the 
same. 



April 4 ORDERL Y BOOK. 243 

Head Q r9 Halifax Thursday 4 th April 1776 
Parole Arluthnot C r S. Dartmouth 
Field Officer for this Day Major Moncrief 
Adj* 14 th Reg* 

The two Companies of the 14 th & the three Com 
panies of the 65 th to do Duty as one Corps till further 
Orders. 

Field Officer for the Day tomorrow Maj r Conran. 
Adjutant 27 tb Keg* 

Quarters being preparing in the Town for the 
Troops, when ready, as many Men as they will contain 
will be brought on Shore, in the mean time the Com 
manding Officers of Corps will air their Men when 
the Weather permitts, on Georges Island, or on the 
Dartmouth Side of the Harbour, taking Care that 
the Soldiers do not committ any Depredations on the 
Buildings ; they will take their Arms for Exercise, or 
to fire at Marks as they will think proper. 

A Proportion of Officers always to remain on 
board the Transport still they are evacuated, when 
the Commanding Officers want a Boat they will apply 
to their respective Masters of Transports for them, & 
the Officers are not to detain the Boats without an 
absolute Ocasion. 

All reports within the Garrison to be made to 
Major Gen 1 Earl Percy, & he will regulate the Duty, 
which is to be done by the Corps now on Shore till 
further Orders. 

The King having been graciously pleased to give 
the Brevet Rank of Colonel in the Army to L* Col. 
Cleaveland of the Royal Reg* of Artillery, & having 
been pleased to appoint L* Col Agnew, & the Hon ble 
L* Col. Leslie of the 64 th & 44 th Reg t9 to be his 
Majesties Aid-de-Camp with the Rank of Col. in the 
Army, Col 3 Cleaveland, Agnew, & Leslie, will take 
Rank as Brigad rs General in the Army in America, 
under the Command of Major Gen 1 Howe. 

K2 



244 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing Promotions in the Army. 

4 th Reg* 

Major Harry Blunt, of the 23 d Reg* to be L* Col. 
Vice Maddison who retires 24 th Dec r 1775 

5 th Reg* 

Tho s Basset Gent : to be En 3 Vice Charleton pre 
ferred 23 d June 75. 

17 th Reg* 

L* Col. Mawhood of the 19 th Reg t to be L* Col., 
Vice Derby 26 th October 1775 

23 d Reg* 

Cap* W m Blakeney to be Major Vice Blunt pre 
ferred 24 th Nov r 1775. 

27th R eg t 

Major Jn Maxwell 15 th Foot to be L* Col. Vice 
Beckwith who retires 11 th Nov r 1775 

28 th Beg* 

Tho s Morrison of the R. Ho. Emigrants to be 
Surgeon Vice Jameson preferred 19 th Oct r 1775 

35 th Reg* 

L* Arch d M c Alister, to be Cap* Vice Jenkyns who 
retires 25 th July 1775. 

L* Josh a Banks, to be Q r Master Vice M c Alister D 

38 th Reg* 

B. G. Rob* Pigot to be Col. Vice Blayney de 
ceased 11 th Dec r 1775 

40 th Reg* 

Major Ja s Grant, to be L* Col. Vice Grant pre 
ferred 11 th Dec r 1775. 

55 th Reg* 

B. G. Ja s Grant of the 40 th to be Col. Vice 
Pigot 11 th Dec r 75. 

Surgeon George Miligan to be Surgeon to the 
Garrison of Mobile 4 th Dec r 1775. 

Rich d Grant, Clerk, to be Chaplain of the Garri 
son of S* Johns Vice Walsh deceased, 7 th Dec r 1775 



April 5 ORDERLY BOOK. 245 

Surgeon W m Douglass to be Surgeon of the 
Garrison of South Carolina Vice Miligan removed 
11 th Dec 1 1775. 

4 th Keg* 

Cap* L* Jn Crammond to be Cap 1 Vice Sleigh. 
16 th Dec r 1775 

L* JnBarron to be Cap* L* Vice Crammond. D 

En 3 Jn Tho s Maddison to be L* Vice Barron D 
28 th Keg* 

1 st L* Rich d Ridley of the 23 d Reg* to be Cap* 
Vice Skeen who retires 16 th Dec r 1775. 

43 d Reg* 

L* W m Miller to be Cap* Vice Lawrie who retires 
19 th Dec r 1775 

Leaves of Absence 

47 th Reg* Chaplain Whitty to 1 st June 1776 

52 d Reg* En s Terrot 12 Months from 9 th Oct r 1775. 

The two Corps of R.F. Americans, & R.H. Emi 
grants, to prepare to be mustered on Monday next. 

Lost at the long Wharf at Boston a Portmanteau, 
containing a Variety of wearing Aparell, the Property 
of M r Chamier Commissary Gen 1 . Any Person who 
shall return the same or any Part of them shall be 
handsomely rewarded. 

Cap* Cha s Lyons late of the 17 th Reg*, is ap 
pointed Town Major of Halifax in the Room of Cap* 
Marsh resigned. 



Head Q rs Halifax Friday 5 th April 1776 

Parole Massey C r .S. Annopolis 

Field Officer for tomorrow Maj r Moncrief 

Adjut* R. F. Americans 

Cap* Ant> Farrington of the R. Reg* of Artillery 
is appointed Maj r Brigade to B. Gen 1 Cleaveland 

The Picq* 3 to be increased to 3 Cap* 3 , 3 Sub 9 , 6 
Serf, 3 Drum, & 60 Rank & File. 



246 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

The Field Officer of the Day will go his Eounds 
& direct at what hours the Cap ts & Subalterns of the 
Picq ts shall go theirs, the Cap ts of the Picq ts & the 
Officer of the Main Guard will report to the Field 
Officer of the Day. 

After General Orders 

One Serj 1 one Corp 1 & 12 Private, to mount im 
mediately as a Guard for Provost, they are to parade 
at the Main Guard, where they will be received by 
the Provost. 



Head Q rs Saturday 6 th April 1776. 

Parole Lunenburgh C r S. Canso 

Field Officer to morrow Maj r Conran 

Adjutant 27 th Keg 1 

None of L fc Col. Gorham s Corps to be employed 
at the publick works till they are dismissed from the 
Drill. 

A General Court Martial consisting of one Field 
Officer 8 Cap ts & 4 Sub s to sit on Monday Morning 
at 10 O Clock, at the House of Assembly to try 
En 8 Foxer of the 10 th Keg* & such other Prisoners 
as may be brought before them. 

President L* Col. Carr 

Cap ts Sub- 
Artillery ... ... ... 1 1 



4 th Keg* 1 1 

5 th 1 1 

10 th 1 1 

17 th 1 

22 d 1 

33 d 1 

35 th 1 



Total 8 



April 8 ORDERL Y BOOK. 247 

The Names of the Members, Dates of Com 
missions, Prisoners Names, & Crimes, to be sent 
immediately to the Deputy Judge Advocate. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps are not to let 
their Men go on Shore at Georges Island as that is 
occupied by the Artillery. 

After General Orders 6 O Clock 
The Detachment of 23 d or Royal Welch Fuziliers 

on board the Saville Transport to disembark to 

morrow Morning. 

One Subaltern & 24 Sank & File of the R.F.A. 

Reg* will be employed in catching Fish for the Use 

of the Troops, they are to go on board such Vessels 

as the D. Q r M r Gen 1 shall direct. 

It is recommended to the Officer who has vol- 

luntarily undertaken to superintend this necessary 

Piece of Service for the Good of the whole Army, to 

pay every attention to it in his Power. 



Head Q rs Sunday 7 th April 1776 

Parole Fort Cumberland C r S. Minis 

Field Officer for to morrow Maj r Moncrief 

Adjutant 14 th & 65 th Reg ts 
Commanding Officers of Corps, to apply to the 
Barrack Master Gen 1 tomorrow Morning for their re 
spective Districts, & land their Men as soon as their 
Quarters are in Condition to receive them. 

The Surgeon of the 17 th Reg* to apply to the 
Purveyor of the Hospital for Wine for the Sick of 
the Reg t3 . 

Head Q rs Monday Halifax 8 th 1776 Aprill 
Parole Newfoundland C r S. St. Johns. 
Field Officer for the Day Major Conran 
Adjutant 27 th Reg* 



248 SIR WILLIAM HOWE 8 1776 

Commanding Officers of Corps, to send reports in 
writing to the D. Adj* Gen 1 , when their Men land, & 
the Number of Men & Officers they bring on 
Shore. 

The Commanding Officers will direct their Pro 
visions for their Corps to be taken from their Tran 
sports to the 14 th Incl : 

A Quantity of Port Wine, & some Limes, will be 
sold on board the Brigantine Crawford, to morrow 
at the Wharf near the Markett Place. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps, immediately 
to send Eeturns to M r Butler, of the Quantity of 
Spruce Beer they may want, for their respective 
Reg ts who will brew it as soon as possible & deliver it 
at /If p r Gallon. 



Head Q rs Tuesday, 9 th April 1776 
Parole Cape Sable C r S. Placentia 
Field Officer to morrow Major Moncrief 
Adjutant K.H. Emigrants 

The 1 st Division of light Dragoons to march to 
morrow on their way to Windsor, the 2 d Division on 
Thursday, & the 3 d Division on Friday. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following Promotions, till his Majesties 
Pleasure is known. 

14 th Keg* Foot Cap t L l W m Brown to be Cap 1 
Vice Blackett dead. ]> Jn Battut to be Cap 1 L* 
Vice Brown preferred. En s Ja s Boyce to be L 1 Vice 
Battut preferred. Cap* L* Jn Battut to be Cap f - 
Vice Fordyce killed. L* W m Kamsey from 35 th Keg 1 
to be Cap 1 L* Vice Battut preferred. En s Ch s Ogle 
to be L* Vice Leslie killed. En s the Hon blc Ja s 
Lindsay to be L* Vice Napper dead of his Wounds. 



April jo ORDERLY BOOK. 249 

Head Q rs Wednesday 10 th April 1776 

Parole Fort Edward C r S. Fort SacJcville 

Field Officer for the Day Maj r Conran 

Adjutant 27 th Reg* 

The Commanding Officers of Transports, are re 
quested to give the D. Q r Master Gen 1 the most par 
ticular Account they can of the Quantity of Flour 
received on board their respective Ships at Boston, of 
which no exact Return could at that time be made ex 
clusive of what they received for the Use of the Troops. 

A Return of Vollunteers, with the Dates of their 
entring into the Service, & by whom recommended, 
to be given in immediately. 

Two empty Porter Casks to be sent by each Corps 
to the Brewery joining the Dock Yard, to be filled 
with Spruce Beer for the Men. 

The Troops on board Ship, as well as shore that 
are landed, to be victualled according to the Allow 
ance on Shore till further Orders. 

The Reg ts lately arrived from Boston may draw 
Fuel & Candles for 4 Rooms for the Officers of each 
Reg t and 4 Rooms for the Non-Commissioned Officers 
& Private, they land at the Rate directed by the 
Barrack Regulations. 

The General, & Staff Officers, will have Allow 
ances agreable to the former Order. 

The 5 th , 17 th , 23 d , & 40 th Reg ts will have Axes 
delivered to them, & cut their own Fuel, for which 
they will be payed at the rate of 5/ p r Chord, by the 
Barrack Master Gen 1 . 

The 14 th Reg* to move from their respective 
Quarters into those which L* Co 1 Gorham s Corps 
will give up to them. 

The Troops quartered in the Green Hospital, 
Barrack & Grenadier Barrack, to move into Rooms 
in the New Barracks, which the Barrack Master will 
shew them. 



250 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the 
following Promotions. 
14 t]l Reg* Maf Gen 1 Rob* Cunningham to be Col. 

Vice Keppel removed 18 th Oct r 1775. 
43 d Reg* Rev d Christopher Taylor to be Chaplain 

Vice Derby who retires 2 cl 6ct r 1775 
63 d Reg* Hon blc Bethewn Hark, Gent, to be En s Vice 

Croker transferred 29 th Sep r 1775 
47 th Reg* Rev d Erwin Whitley to be Chaplain Vice 

Edward Whitley who retires 9 th Sep r 1775 

Head Q rs Thursday ll t]l April 1776 

Parole Gaspie C r S. Lawrence 

Field Officer to morrow Major Moncrief 

Adjutant 14 th & 65 th Reg* 

Cap* Ramsey to take the Command of the De 
tachment of the 14 th Reg* in this Garrison. 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing Promotions in his Reg ts of Foot Marine Forces. 
47 th Reg* En s Arch d French to be L* Vice Shaw by 
Purchase 

Marine Forces 

Comp3~ s Cap ts in Room of 

61 st Jn Skitch Shandle dead 

1 st Cap 1 L fc 

10 th Alex r M c Donald Skitch preferred 
29 th Fento Griffiths Anderson dead 

First L* 
35 th Tho s Trollop Griffiths promoted 



Head Q rs Friday 12 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Anticostia C r S. Eosiet 

Field Officer for the Day Major Conran 

Adjutant R.F.A. Reg* 

47 th Reg* to hold themselves in Readiness for 
Embarkation. 



April i$ ORDERLY BOOK. 251 

The Six Companies of light Infantry, that were 
under the Command of Maj r Musgrave, to be joined 
by the light Companies of the 27 th & 64 th Reg ts , on 
the Citadell Hill at 9 O Clock to morrow Morning, if 
the Weather be fair Major Musgrave will exercise 
them. 

The Armourers of the different Corps to be on 
the Parade tomorrow Morning at 10 O Clock, when a 
proper Number will be pitched upon to be employed 
in repairing the Arms for the Army, each Corps to 
send 10 Stand of Arms to the Armoury, to be repaired 
at 2 O Clock, & as soon as they are finished a like 
Number to be sent. 

The different Corps to send immediately to the 
Hospt 1 Ships, for their recovered Men, agreable to a 
List received from the Purveyor. 

As the Scarcity of Forage is so great, the Comm r 
in Chief wishes the Officers will not purchase Horses. 

A Eeturn to be given in immediately specifying 
the Number of Vacant Commissions in each Corps, 
& in what Manner they became vacant, whether by 
Purchase, Promotion, or belonging to the Additional 
Companies. 



Head Q rs Saturday 13 th Aprill 1776. 

Parole Labradore. C r S. Esquimaux 

Field Officer for to morrow Major Moncrief. 

Adjutant R.H.E 3 

The 4 th , 35 th , & 49 th Eeg ts to parade for Exercise, 
on the Citadell Hill, on Monday Morning next at 
9 O Clock. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps, to be answer 
able that proper People be sent on Shore at Dartmouth, 
to superintend the Women, & others that may be left 
there to wash or for any other Purpose, who are to 



252 SIS WILLIAM IIOJ! r S 1776 

be accountable for all Depredations that may be com 
mitted on the Houses or Estates of the Inhabitants. 



Head Q rs Sunday 14 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Mexico. C r S. Vera Cruze 

Field Officer for tomorrow Maj r Conran 

Adjutant 27 th Keg 11 

The Corps will apply to the D. Q r M r Gen 1 for 
Sour Grout, & will issue to the Men, at the rate of 
3 Ib. p r Man, p r Week, & it is recommended to the 
Commanding Officers to give particular Directions 
that they make a proper Use of it. 

The following Reg ts to send each a Carpenter to 
the D. Q r M r General viz : 

4 th , 5 th , 10 th , 17 th , 22 d &23 d Eeg ts ; it is desired they 
may be such men as may be most used to fitting up 
Transports. 

The Troops to receive their Provisions from on 
board Ship till further Orders, the Halifax Garrison 
excepted. 

When Reg ts are ordered out for Exercise, they are 
not to be joined by their Light or Grenadier Comp ies 
unless particularly ordered. 

The light Infantry Comp>* 3 of the 5 th , 10 th , 23 d , 
38 th , 43 d , 52 d , 55 th , & 63 d Reg ts to assemble on the 
Citadell Hill to morrow Morning at 9 O Clock & to 
be exercised by Major Musgrave. 

Major Gen 1 Earl Percy will give Directions for 
Exercising the 3 d Keg 1 . 

A Working Party of 1 Serj & 12 Men to parade 
to morrow at 6 O Clock, & go to the Wood Yard, 
where a Person will be sent to direct them. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following promotions till His Majesties 
Pleasure be known. 



April 16 ORDERLY BOOK. 253 

14 th Keg* Hen? Lumsden Gent : to be En 3 Vice 
Boyce preferred. En s Ch 8 W m Morden from R.H.E 3 
to be En s vice Ogle preferred. En 8 Jn Day from D 
to be En 8 Vice Lindsey preferred. 

52 d Reg* L* Hamilton, to be Cap* L* Vice M c Kil- 
wain 13 th April 1776. En s Fran 3 Grove to be L* 
Vice Hamilton by Purchase. 

Staff Officers 

L* W m Spaight of the 65 th Reg*, to be Assistant 
D. Q r M r Gen 1 14 th April! 1776 



Head Q rs Monday 15 th April, 1776 

Parole Guadaloupe C r S. Eustatia 

Field Officer for to morrow L* Col. Gorham. 

Adjutant R. F. A 8 

The Corps ordered for Exercise this Morning to 
parade on Wednesday Morning, at the same hour, if 
the Weather will permitt. 



Head Q rs Tuesday 16 th April! 1776 
Parole Surinam C r S. Carthagena 

Field Officer for to morrow Major Moncrief 

Adjutant R. H. E 8 

En s Fran 8 Foxer of His Majesties 10 th Reg* of 
Foot try d by the General Court Martial, of which 
L* Col. Carr is President, for behaving in a Scandalous 
& infamous Manner, unbecoming the Character of 
an Officer & a Gent : is found guilty of the Crime laid 
to his Charge, & sentenced to be dismissed his Majes 
ties Service, as the 15 th Section of the 23 d Article of 
Warr directs. 

The Commander in Chief approves of the above 

Sentence. The above Gen 1 Court Martial is dissolved. 

Soldiers are not to go on Shore on the Dartmouth 

Side with their Arms, unless under the Command of 



254 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

a Cap*, & are not allowed to disband, or fire, except 
by the Direction of their Officers, who will be answer 
able that no Irregularities are committed for the 
future. 

Head Q rs Wednesday 17 th April, 1776 

Parole Darien C r S. Portabello 
Field Officer for tomorrow Major Conran 

Adjutant 14 th & 65 th Eeg t 

No Soldier, Seaman, or Woman, to be allowed to 
land at Creighton s Landing Place, which is apro- 
priated solely to the Use of the Gen 1 Hospital. 

The Grenadier Comp ys of the 4 th , 10 th , 17 th , 23 d , 
35 th , 40 th , 44 th , 49 th , 55 th , 64 th & 65 th Eeg t3 , are to 
parade to morrow Morning at 9 O Clock, on the Cita- 
dell Hill, & to be exercised by Major Musgrave. 

The 5 th , 52 d , & 38 th Batalions to parade for Exer 
cise at the same time & Place, Major Gen 1 Earl 
Percy will give Directions for exercising them. 

A Box lately sent from England, & supposed to 
have been landed from the Centurion Man of Warr 
with other Baggage, is still missing, any Person who 
will return the same or any Part of the Contents to 
Major Shooter will be handsomely rewarded. 



Head Q rs Thursday 18 th Aprill 177G 

Parole Chagre C r S. Panama 
Eield Officer for to morrow L* Col. Gorham 

Adjutant E. II. E s 

His Majesty having thought proper to augment 
his Army in North America, by reinforcements from 
Europe, of National & Eareing Troops, has also 
deemed it indispensably necessary to augment the 
Staff of the said Army, by the Appointment of an 
Adjutant General. 



April 1 9 ORDERL Y BOOK. 255 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
apoint L* Col. Patterson of the 63 d Reg* to be Adju 
tant General to the Army under his Command, & he 
is to be obeyed as such. 

The Peggy to move to Georges Island, with the 
Amitus Providence. 

One Flatt Boat to remain with each Keg*, & the 
others will be hauled on Shore to be repaired, under 
the care of L* Bristol ; the Boats in Use with the 
Reg ts to have only ten Oars, & Commanding Officers 
to be responsible that no heavy Baggage, Wood, 
Casks, or any other Articles, are put into them, by 
which they might receive Damage. 

When the Reg ts land for Exercise, they will bor 
row the Boats from each other, for the Convenience 
of carrying their Men at one Embarkation. 

The 4 th , 5 th & 10 th Eeg ts will receive one Days 
fresh Fish, at the rate of two Pounds p r Man, in Lieu 
of Salt Provisions, for which they are not to pay, & 
they will only receive Six Days Pork next Week 
instead of Seven. 

The Corps ordered for Exercise this Day, to parade 
to morrow Morning at the same time & Place. 

Two Men from each of the following Corps to be 
sent to the Royal Artillery to morrow Morning at 8 
o Clock, to be employ d in making Cartridges for the 
Use of the Troops, viz. 4 th , 5 th , 10 th , 17 th , 22 d , 23 d , 
27 th , 35 th , 38 th , 40 th , 43 d , 44 th , 45 th , 49 th , 52 d , 55 th , 
63 d , 64 th , 1 st & 2 d Batalions of Marines. 

The R. F. A s not exempt from Duties of Fatigue 
for the future. 



Head Q ra Friday 19 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Havanna C r S. Cuba. 

Field Officer for to morrow Major Moncrief 

Adjutant 27 th Reg 1 



256 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

The 17 th , 40 th , & 45 th Keg ts to parade to morrow 
for Exercise at 9 O Clock, on the Citadel! Hill, Major 
Gen 1 Earl Percy will give Directions for exercising 
them. 

The Grenadier Cornp 5 " 3 of the 5 th , 22 d , 27 th , 43 d , 
45 th , 52 d , 63 d , 1 st & 2 d Batalions of Marines, to parade 
at the same time & Place, & to be exercised by Maj r 
Musgrave. 



Head Q r3 Saturday 20 th April! 1776 

Parole Matazies OS. Mariel 
Field Officer for to morrow Major Conran 

Adjutant E. F. A 3 

The ten Stand of Arms that want repairing, to 
be sent for by each Corps to the Armoury, on Mon 
day Morning at 8 O Clock. 

The 22 d , 43 d 63 Keg ts to parade on Monday 
Morning at the Citadell Hill, at 9 O Clock, Maj r 
Gen 1 Earl Percy will give Directions to exercise 
them. 

The light Companies of the 17 th , 22 d , 27 th , 35 th , 
40 th , 45 th , 49 th & 64 th Reg ts to parade at the same 
time & Place, Maj r Musgrave will exercise them. 



Head Q rs Sunday 21 st Aprill 1776 

Parole Pensacola C r S. Orleans 

Field Officer for to morrow L* Col. Gorham 

Adjutant K.H.E 3 

Major of Brigade Baker 

Major Gen 1 Earl Percy will be pleased to give 
what Orders he shall think proper for the Detail of 
the Garrison. 

The Men who die on board Ship in the Harbour 
to be sent on Shore to be buried. 



April 23 ORDERLY BOOK. 257 

Head Q rs Monday 22 d Aprill 1776 

Parole Mobile C r S. Florida 
Field Officer for to morrow Major Moncrief 
Adjutant 14 th & 65 th Eeg ts 

Major of Brigade Leslie 

In consequence of the Keport made by L* Col. 
Grant, of the good Order & Behaviour of the 
Detachment late under his Command, the Gen 1 is 
pleased to signify his entire Approbation of their 
Conduct, & desires his Thanks may be given to 
DCol. Grant, Maj r Maitland, all the Officers & 
Men of that Detachment. 

The Commanding Officers of Eeg ts are desired 
not to allow their Men to straggle into the Country, 
either with or without Arms, All Soldiers & Sea 
men belonging to the Transports who are found one 
Mile from Town, are ordered to be apprehended & 
sent to the Provost. 

A Vessel will sail for England in about three 
Days, another in about ten, all Letters to be, sent 
to the Secretarys Office 

The Eeg ts & Comp> s that paraded this Morning, 
to parade on Wednesday Morning at 9 Clock. 



Head Q rs Tuesday 23 d Aprill 1776 
Parole Missisippi C r S. Fort Chartres. 
Field Officer for tomorrow Maj r Conran 
Adjut* E.H.E 8 

Major of Brigade Studholme 
The Troops ordered for Exercise to morrow 
Morning, not to parade till Thursday Morning. 

All Letters for Europe to be sent to the Orderly 
Eoom by 12 O Clock each Day, till such time as the 
Vessel sails, & not to the Secretaries Office, as has 
been directed. 



258 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Head Q rs Wednesday 24 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Cherokee OS. Chactau 

Field Officer for to morrow I/Col. Gorham 

Maj r of Brigade Smith. 



Head Q rs Thursday 25 th Aprill 1776 
Parole Huron OS. Lake Erie 
Field Officer for to morrow Major Moncrief. 
Maf of Brigade Disney 
Adjut* 27 th Eegt 

The 23 d , 44 th , & 64 th Eeg ts to parade to morrow 
Morning on the Citadell Hill, Major Gen 1 Earl 
Piercy will give Directions for exercising them. 

Friday Head Q s 26 th Aprill 1776 
Parole Ontario OS. Niagara 
Field Officer for to morrow Major Conran 
Major of Brigade Brown 
Adjutant 14 th & 65 th Eeg ts 

The Q 1 Masters of Eeg ts on board Ship to send 
the Ships Boats on board, where they will receive 
from 40 to 60 Bush ls of Potatoes for each EegS to be 
issued to the Troops at a Peck each Man every 
Week. 

When any Troops are embarked on board of 
Transports intended for Sea, & Provisions put on 
board them by the King s Commissary, they are to 
be victualled at two thirds Allowance full weight, 
which is to be issued, by the Master, Purser or 
Steward, assisted by the Q r M 1 his Scrj*, or other 
Person appointed, & for Provisions so delivered the 
Troops are to pay tw T o thirds Stoppage Money being 
One Penny three Farthings which with the Necessary 
Money to the Master at i Penny will amount to /2, 
that on the Arrival of the Troops at their destined 



April 26 ORDERLY BOOK. 259 

Ports, although they should remain on board the 
Transports, they are to be victualled at full Allowance 
& Weight as if on Shore, paying for the whole 
Eation /2J Necessary Money for the Master ^ total 
Stoppage p r Eation /3. No necessary Money to be 
allowed the Masters of Transports, unless the Articles 
they should supply are properly provided. 

As the Masters are not to be allowed the Eights by 
Weighing at 14 ounces p r Ib. they are not to be 
chargeable with Leackage, or Wastage, unless it 
should appear there has been an Embezlement. 

The Troops embarking at Boston for Halifax, to 
be settled with according to the above Eegulations, 
& the Stoppages for the Utensils to be made, pro 
vided the Masters furnished any reasonable Propor 
tion of them, for the Numbers they should properly 
have had on board. 

Those who had none to furnish had of Course no 
Eight to demand the Allowance. 

The Commissary of Stores will settle with the 
Masters of Transports for the Provision allready 
delivered to them, give such Directions as may be 
most expedient for adjusting such Business in future 
in all Cases where they are to be accountable. 

The Commanding Officers of Eeg ts will be pleased 
frequently to visit their Transports, to take Care 
their Officers do not improperly interfere with the 
Masters of their Transports, either in taking 
Possession of Births that do not regularly belong to 
them, or with respect to the Boat, or other Service 
of the Ship. 

A Field Officer of the Line will every other Day 
visit the Hospital Ships ; he is to see they are kept 
in perfect good Order, clean well aired, & report 
all extraordinaries in writing to the Commander in 
Chief. 

Field Officer for this Duty Major Humphries. 
s2 



260 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

The 27 th , 55 th , & 64 th Eeg ts with the Remainder 
of the light Comp> s to parade to morrow Morning for 
Exercise as usual. 



Head Q rs Saturday 27 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Oswego C r S. Ohio 

Field Officer for to morrow L* Col. Gorham. 

Major of Brigade Baker 

Adjutant B.F.A 8 

The R.F. American Reg* to parade on Monday at 
One O Clock upon the Gen 1 Parade, in Order to be 
reviewed by Major Gen 1 Earl Piercy, they will prepare 
a Return accounting for the State of the Beg*. 

Head Q rs Sunday 28 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Pitsburgh C r S. Pensilvania 

Field Officer for to morrow Major Moncrief 

Major of Brigade Leslie 

Adjutant R.H.E 8 
Field Officer to visit the Hospit 1 Ships Major Souter. 

Head Q rs Monday 29 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Cherokee C r S. Lancaster 

Field Officer for tomorrow Maj r Conran. 

Major of Brigade Studholme 

Adjutant 27 th Reg* 

The Mail for England will be closed this Eve 
ning at Six O Clock. 

Two hundred days Baugh & Forage Money will 
be issued to the Troops, the Pay Masters of Reg ts 
will immediately give in the Returns to D. Q r M r 
Gen 1 accordingly. 

A Return of Men in each Corps absolutely unfitt 
for Service to be immediately given to the Adjutant 
General. 



May i ORDERL Y BOOK. 261 

The two Batalions of Marines to parade to 

morrow Morning at 9 O Clock for Exercise. 

The K.H.E 8 will be reviewed by Major Gen 1 

Earl Piercy at One o Clock in the new Barrack 

Yard, they will prepare a Keturn accounting for the 

State of the Reg*. 



Head Q rs Tuesday, 30 th Aprill 1776 

Parole Panama OS. Quito 

Field Officer for to morrow L fc Col. Gorham 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Adjutant E.H.E 8 

Field Officer to visit the Hospital Ships Major 
Maitland. 

The Inspection of the K.H.E 3 will be to morrow 
at One O Clock. 

A Keturn of the State of the Arms of each Keg* 
to be given in as soon as possible. 

The Commanding Officers will take out their 
Heg ts to exercise, as they shall judge proper. 

It is earnestly recommended to the Officers, by 
the Commander in Chief, to lighten their Baggage 
as much as possible, as no heavy Baggage of any sort 
can be allowed to be taken on board Ship, when the 
Army is put in motion. 

The 35 th , 38 th , 40 th , & 43 d Eeg ts to send each a 
Man to the Q r M r Gen. 1 tomorrow Morning at 8 
O Clock, who understand the use of the Axe, & 
cutting down Timber, if they are acquainted with 
the Oar making Business they will be preferred on 
that Account. 



Head Q rs Wednesday 1 st May 1776 

Parole firazille C r S. Peru 
Field Officer for tomorrow Major Moncrief 



262 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adjutant 14 th & C5 th Reg ts 

Harth Soldier in the 5 th RegS Freeman 10 th , 
Braccon 43 d , Burley & Lane 49 th , to be sent to D.Q r 
M r Gen 1 this Afternoon by 3 O Clock, by whom 
they are to be employed till further Orders. 

The R.II.E 9 . to be under Arms tomorrow at One 
O Clock on the General Parade. 



Head Q rs Thursday 2 d May 1776 

Parole Plata OS. S t Janeiro 

Field Officer for to morrow Major Conran. 

Major of Brigade Brown 
Field Officer to visit the Hospital Ships Major Steward 

Adjutant R.F.A 8 . 

Six Women p r Compy will be allowed to embark 
with each Reg*, the Commanding Officers will be 
responsible that no more Women are received on board 
nor any Children. 

Provisions will be allowed at the rate of half a 
Ration for each Woman, a Quarter for each 
Child that is left behind. 



Head Q rs Friday 3 d May 1776 

Parole Tobago C r S. Barbadoes 

Field Officer for to morrow L* Col. Gorham 

Major of Brigade Baker 

Adjutant R.H.E*. 

Major Gen 1 Earl Piercy will be pleased to review 
the Arms & Ammunition of the Army by Reg ts at 
such times Places as he shall think most expe 
dient. 

A. Return to be given in by each Corps, by Sunday 
Noon, to the Adjutant Gen 1 at the Court House of 
such Women as wish to go to England. 



May 4 ORDERLY BOOK. 263 

A Guard of 1 Serj* 2 Corp ls & 9 Private, to 
parade to morrow Morning at Guard Mounting, to pro 
ceed to the Dock Yard, where the Serj* will receive 
Orders from Cap* Spry Engineer. 

The Commander in Chief is pleased to make the 
following Promotions till His Majesties pleasure be 
known. 

5 th Reg* En s Rob* King to be L* Vice Raymond 
who retires 15 th Aprill 1776. 

23 d Reg* 2 d L* Jn Willson to 1 st L* Vice Bidley 
by Purchase 16 tb Dec r 75. 

35111 R eg t En s Tho s Marry from the 10 th Reg* to 
be L* Vice Ramsey promoted 25 th Dec r 1775. En s 
David Campbell from 4 th Reg* to be L* Vice M c Allister 
by Purchase 29 th Dec r 1775. 

38 th Reg* L* W m Waid to be Cap* Vice Otto re 
tired by Purchase 3 d May 1776. En s Lovert Ask to 
be L* Vice Waid by D. 

40 th Reg* Cap* Sam 1 Broadstreet to act as Major 
Vice Grant promoted till His Majesties pleasure be 
known. Cap* L* Adlum to be Cap* Vice Broadstreet. 
L* W m Harris to be Cap* L* Vice Adlum. En s James 
Forbes to be L* Vice Harris. 

43 d Reg* En s Jn Ware to be L* Vice Miller pre 
ferred by Purchase 19 th Dec r 75. 

64 th Reg* L* Jn Lewis to be Cap* Vice Everest 
resigned 3 d May 1776. En 3 Dennis Kelly to be L* 
Vice Lewis by Purchase. 



Head Q rs Saturday 4 th May 1776 

Parole S f Vincents C r S. Guadeloupe 

Field Officer for tomorrow Major Moncrief 

Major of Brigade Leslie 

Adjutant 27 th Reg* 
Field Officer to visit the Hospital Ships Maj r Vattas. 



264 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

The Men returned unfitt for Service of the Eoyal 
Artillery, 4 th , 5 th , & 10 th Eeg ts , to parade on Monday 
Morning at 8 O Clock, at the Court House, to be in 
spected by the Physicians & Surgeons of the General 
Hospital, the Surgeons of the Ecg ts to attend with 
their Keturn of the Mens Names. 

The Commander in Chief thinks proper to inform 
the Line, that the Flank Comp> s are not intended 
embark with their respective Eeg ts . 



Head Q rs Sunday 5th May 177G 

Parole S* Domingo C r S. Cuba 

Field Officer for to-morrow Major Conran 

Major of Brigade Studholme 

Adjutant E.H.E 8 

Four Men p r Reg 1 to parade to morrow Morning on 
the General Parade, at Six O Clock, to be employed 
in making Cartridges, & to be continued on that 
Duty till further Orders. 

The Garrison and such Beg ts as are on the other 
Side of the Water exccpted. 

After Gen 1 Orders Six O Clock. 
The Commander in Chief desires the Names of 
such Officers, of the different Corps, as understand 
any thing of Fortification, are capable of being- 
employed in the Engineers Department may be sent 
to the D. Adjutant Gen 1 to morrow Morning at 9 
O Clock. 

Head Q rs Monday 6 th May 177G 

Parole Dominica C r S. S* Lucie 

Field Officer for to morrow L* Col. Gorham 

Major of Brigade Smith 

Field Officer to visit the Hospital Ships Maj r Coburn 
Adjut 4 27 tb Beg* 



May 8 ORDERLY BOOK. 265 

His Majesty has been pleased to appoint En 3 Peter 
Kimble of the 35 th Keg 1 to be En s in the 4 th or King s 
own Reg 1 his Commission bearing date 23 d June 1775. 

The Men returned unfitt for Service, of all those 
Corps that have not been inspected, to be sent to the 
Court House to morrow Morning at 8 O Clock, if the 
Weather is fair, The Surgeons of their Reg ts to attend 
with Returns of the Mens Names. 



Head Q rs Tuesday the 7 th May 1776 

Parole Bahama C r S. 8 t Nicolas 

Field Officer for to morrow Major Moncrief 

Major of Brigade Disney 
Adjutant 14 th 65 th Reg ts 

The following Officers are appointed Overseers of 
the Works Yiz. Cap Bamford, 40 th Reg*, L 1 Need- 
ham, 27 th I/ Doyle & L 1 Vattaney, 55 th , L 1 Metham 
64 th , I/ Collins 1 st Marines, & L 1 Nugent 2 d D who 
will parade with the working Party & take their Di 
rections from Cap 1 Spry Commanding Engineer. 

A Working Party of 1 Cap 1 , 2 Sub 3 & 100 Men 
each from the 4 th , 17 th , 22 d , 23 d , 35 th , & 38 th Reg 13 to 
parade to morrow Morning at Six O Clock, on the 
General Parade, & to receive their Orders from Cap 1 
Spry, they are to continue on this Duty 4 Days, & the 
Men who come from on board Ship to bring a Days 
Provisions with them. 

A Return of Camp Equipage, in Possession of 
each Reg 1 , to be given in to morrow at Orderly time. 



Head Q rs Wednesday 8 th May 1776 

Parole Carthagena C r S. Jamaica 

Field Officer for to morrow Major Conran 

Major of Brigade Brown 



266 SIR WILLIAM HOWES 1776 

Field Officerto visit the Hospital Ships Maj r Broadstreet 
Adjutant R.F.A 8 

Major Moncrief with 1 Cap 1 , 6 Sub s , 1 Surgeons 
Mate, Six Serjeants, Six Corp ls , two Drummers, & one 
hundred & Eighty Six Private, of the R.F. A s , to hold 
themselves in Eeadiness, on the Shortest Notice, to 
march to Windsor there to embark for Fort Cumber 
land. Cap 1 McKinnan of the R.H.E 8 with 4 Sub*, 
4 Serj ts , one Drum & 100 Rank & File, to be in 
Readiness to March at the same time to Fort Edward, 
there to remain till further Orders. 

L 1 Vattaney of the 55 th Reg 1 , being a double Com 
missioned Officer, is taken off the Duty of Overseer of 
the Works. 

Mr. Boyde Mate of the Gen 1 Hospital is appointed 
Surgeon to the R.H.E 8 

Head Q rs Thursday 9 th May 1776 

Parole Madeira C r S. Cape de Verd 

Field Officer to morrow L 1 Col. Gorham 

Major of Brigade Baker 

Adjutant R.H.E 8 
Field Officer to visit the Hospital Ships I/ Col. S r Hy 

Calder 

The Out Posts of S* Margarets Bay, & Fort Sack- 
ville, to be immediately withdrawn. 

A General Court Martial consisting of a Brigadier 
Gen 1 , Six Field Officers, & Six Cap ts , taken from the 
Troops arrived from Boston, to sit on Saturday Morn 
ing next at 10 O Clock, in the Court House, for the 
Tryal of all such Prisoners as shall be brought before 
them. 

Brigadier Gen 1 Pigot President 
Members. Major Ogilvie 

L 1 Col. Campbell 
L 4 Col. Butler 



May 10 ORDERLY BOOK. 267 

Members Major Hope 

Major Humphries 
Major Sooter 
38 th 1 Cap 
40 th 1 

43 d 1 
44th i 

45 th 1 

49 th 1 

Names & Dates of Commissions of the Members, 
Prisoners Names, & Crimes, & Evidences Names, to 
be sent to D. Judge Advocate. 

Head Q rs Friday 10 th May 1776 

Parole Africa C r S. Ooree 

Field Officer to morrow Major Campbell 

Major of Brigade Leslie 
Adjutant 27 th Keg* 

A Guard of one Serj*, one Corp 1 , & Six Men from 
the 23 d Reg 11 to mount tomorrow Morning, on Pedley s 
Hill, & to receive their Orders from Cap* Spry, each 
Heg 1 will have an Officer of the Day, who is to 
Patrole during the Night round the Quarters of the 
Keg*. 

The Commanding Officers of Corps, will give such 
Orders, to the Officers on this Duty, as they shall 
judge necessary, for the Security, & good Order of 
their respective Quarters. 

Cap 11 L fc Barran is appointed to visit the Engineer, 
to have the Care of the Works of Fort Cumberland, 
& to receive his Orders from Cap 1 Spry. 

The Pay Masters of Reg ts are to give Bills of Ex 
change on their respective Agents, at 21 Days Sight, 
payable to Messrs. Pringle and Cheap, for the Madeira 
Wine that they received; Such Reg ts that have not 
received to the Amount of 50, to pay in Cash, the 



268 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Bills or Money to be pay d to Mess 1 3 Lawtor Wind 
sor, by 10 O Clock tomorrow Morning. 

The Eeg ts to send Carpenters to the Gen 1 Parade, 
to morrow Morning at Six O Clock, in the following- 
Number 

4 th ... 3 35 th ... 2 52 d ... 2 

5 th ... 2 38 th ... 1 55 th ... 2 

10 th ... 1 40 th ... 2 64 th ... 2 

17 th ... 1 43 d ... 2 65 th ... 2 

22 d ... 2 44 th ... 2 1 st Marines 2 

23 d ... 2 49 th ... 1 

Total ... 31 

These Men to be employed by Cap 1 Spry Engineer, 
from whom they will receive their Orders. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following Promotions, till his Majesties 
pleasure is known. 5 th Reg* 2 d L* Allex 1 Wilson from 
23 d Reg* to be L* Vice Mclntosh by Purchase 6 th 
May 1776. 

40 th Keg* L* Rob* Moysten from G-5 th Reg* to be 
Cap* Vice McLane by Purchase. 

55th ifegt Cap* W m Sutherland from the R.F.A^ 
to be Cap* Vice Grey dead 14 th Aprill 177G 

Ch s Wright Gent, to be En s Vice Kelly by Purchase 

65 th Reg* L* Sam 1 Ellis from the Marines to be L* 
Vice Moysten by Purchase th May 17 7G 

R.F.A 3 L* W m Leslie from 44 th Reg* to be Cap* 
Vice Sutherland removed to 55 th 14 th Aprill 1776 

4 th Batalion of Royal Artillery Jn Roberts Gent. 
to be 2 d L* Vice Seymour resigned. 



Head Q rs Saturday llth May 1776 

Parole Spain C r S. Madrid 

Field Officer for to morrow & to visit the Hospital 
Ships Major Bruce 



May 12 ORDERLY BOOK 269 

Major of Brigade Studholme 

A Working Party of 1 Cap*, 2 Sub s , & 100 Men 
each from 43 d , 44 t]l , 45 th , 49 th , 52 d & 55 th Reg ts to 
parade to morrow Morning at G O Clock, they are to 
continue on this Duty 4 Days, to receive their 
Orders from Cap t Spry Engineer, those Men that 
come from on board Ship to bring one Days Provi 
sions with them. 

The Duty of the Garrison to be hereafter taken in 
turn by the Reg ts on this side the Water, who furnish 
no Working Parties, the Guards in the New Barrack 
to be furnished by the Reg ts in that Barrack only. 

The 63 d Reg* to give the Guards, Adjutant, & Q r 
M r for the Day to morrow. 

The 64 th Reg* the Working Parties usually fur 
nished by the Garrison. 

The Flank Comp ys to be immediately compleated 
to the late Establishment of 39 Rank & File, a parti 
cular State of those Comp ys seperated to be given in 
to the Maj r of Brigade of the Day on Monday Morning 
at 10 O Clock, at the Orderly Room, & an Embarka 
tion Return of the Eight Batalion Companies of each 
Reg* to be given in at the same time. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to make 
the following Promotion, till his Majesties Pleasure 
is known. 

38 th Reg* En 3 Chaplain Swiney to be L* Vice 
Sutherland promoted 4 th May 1776. 



Head Q rs Sunday 12 th May 1776 

Parole Germany C r S. Shuldham 

Field Officer to morrow & to visit the Hospital Ships 

L* Col. Collins 

Major of Brigade Smith 

65 th Reg* G ds , Adjut* & Q r M r of the Day 



270 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

4 th Reg 1 working Parties 

A Serj 1 & 3 Private to be added to the Citaddl 
Hill Guard. 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing Promotions 

Major Gen 1 W m Howe to be Gen 1 in America only 
1 st Jan> 1776 

Major Gen 1 Henry Clynton 1 st Sept r 1775. Jn 
Bnrgoyne 1 st Sept r 1775. Hugh Earl Piercy, 1 st 
Jan? 1776. Ch s Earl Cornwallis 1 st D to be L 1 
Generals in America only. 

Brigadier Gen 1 Eyre Massey 1 st Jan> 177G 

Joseph Vaughan 1 st D D 

Rob 1 Pigot .1. 1 st D<> 1) 

Vallentine Jones 1 st D 13 

Ja s Grant 1 st 13 D" 

W m Phillips 1 st D I)" 

Eich d Prescot 1 st J) D u 

to be Major Generals in America only. 

Brigadier Gen 1 Robinson of the 16 th Reg 1 is 
appointed Col. of the 2 (1 Batalion of Royal Americans 
in the room of Major Gen. 1 Haldiman promoted. 

Major Gen 1 Jones of the 52 cl Reg 1 is appointed 
Col. of the 62 d Reg 1 Vice Stroud deceased. 

The Reg 1 Brigadier Robinson is appointed to, not 
being in this Country, & the late Promotions of Gen 1 
Officers, including those only whose Reg ts are here, 
The Commander in Chief is pleased to appoint Gen 1 
Robinson to serve during the Campaingne, as a Major 
General, he is to take Rank agreable to that he 
holds in the Army. 



Head Q 1S Monday, 13 th May 1776 

Parole Granada C r S. Seville 

Eield Officer to morrow and visit the Hospital Ships 

Major Tucker. 



May 1 4 ORDERL Y BOOK. 271 

Major of Brigade Disney 
1 st Marines give the G ds , & Adjutant 

of the Day tomorrow 
2 d D working Parties 

The Block House Guard to be taken by the 38 th 
till further Orders. 

The Officers appointed to Commissions in the New 
Corps raising by L* Col s M c Clean, Gorham, Legge, 
are immediately to give Option between their two 
Commissions, & serve with the Corps they shall fix 
upon. 

They are to give in their Determinations in writing 
to the Adjutant Gen 1 to morrow at Orderly time, at 
the Court House. 

Cap* M c Kane of the Welsh Fuzileers having the 
Command of a Flank Comp^ is removed from the 
working Duty. 

The Commander in Chief desires L* Col. Collins 
will signify to the Officers & Men of the Marine 
Corps, his entire Approbation of their good Appear 
ance & Order of this Day. 

E,ob t Witton Soldier in the 52 d Reg 1 , a Tin Man 
by Trade, to be sent to the D. Q r M r Gen ls Office 
immediately, where he will receive Directions to be 
employed. 

Serjt Jarvis of the 63 d Beg 1 , Joseph Watkins & Jn 
Short of the 4th, Jn Moore Ch s Collins of the 23 d , 
Jn English Jn Mott 43 d , Sawyers by Trade, to 
assemble on the Gen 1 Parade to morrow Morning at 
Six O Clock, they are to be employed by Cap* Mon- 
trazore Engineer from whom they will receive their 
Orders 



Head Q rs Tuesday 14th May 1776 

Parole Arbuihnot C r S. Halefax 

Field Officer for tomorrow L* Col. Monckton 



272 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Major of Brigade Brown 

5 th Reg 1 give the Guards, Adjutant Q r Master to 
morrow 

Working Party 17 th Reg 1 

A Guard of 1 Serj 1 1 Corp 1 & 12 Private to parade 
at Guard Mounting to morrow, the Serj 1 will march 
his Guard to the North Block house, obey such 
Orders as he shall receive from Cap 1 Spry. 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing Promotions. 

17 th Reg 1 Foot Cap 1 Turner Strobenzie of 17 th 
Dragoons, to be Major, Vice Goodenow who retires 
7 th Jany 1776 

65 th Reg 1 Cap 1 Tho s Dundass from 63 d to be Major 
Vice Smelt who retires 20 th Jan> 1776 

The Commander in Chief is pleased to make the 
following Promotions till His Majesties Pleasure be 
known. 

49 th Reg 1 En s Jn Wrigglesworth to be Adjutant 
Vice Gore by Purchase 13 th May 1776 

Ja s Stanley Gent, to be Ensign Vice Wriggles- 
worth by D "D 

The Commander in Chief is pleased to form the 
Grenadier Light Infantry Comp ys into 4 Batalions. 
The 1 st Batalion of Grenadiers composed of the fol 
lowing Corps Viz. 

4 th 23 d 

To be Commanded by I 5 th 27 th 

L 1 Col. Meadows 10 th 35 th 

Major Mitchel I 17 th 38 th 

22 d 40 th 

Second Batalion of Grenadiers 

, 43 d 55 th 

To be commanded by 1 44 th 63 d 

L 1 Col. Monckton 45 th 64 t]l 

Major Steward I 49. 1 st Marines 

52 d 2 d D 



May 15 ORDERLY BOOK. 273 

First Batalion of light Infantry 
To be commanded by ( 4 th 17 th 27 th 
Major Musgrave " 5 th 22 d 35 th 

Maj r Dundass ( 10 th 23 d 38 th 
Second Batalion of Light Infantry 
To be Commanded by ( 40 th 45 th 55 th 
Maj r Maitland \ 43 d 49 th 63 d 
Maj r Strobenzie ( 44 th 52 d 64 th 

Commanding Officers of Transports are not to de 
mand Porter from the Masters of their respective 
Ships, as there is no more Porter to be issued till 
further Orders. 

L* Smith 49 th Reg 1 is appointed Aid De Camp to 
L* Gen 1 Earl Piercy. 

Cap* Wemys from 40 th Reg 1 Aid De Camp to 
Major Gen 1 Robertson. 

Cap* Leiman of 38 th Reg 1 Aid De Camp to Maj r 
Gen 1 Pigot. 

L* Chitwin Aid De Camp to Maj r Gen 1 Jones are 
to be obeyed as such. 

The 2 d Batalion of light Infantry to parade to 
morrow Morning at 9 O Clock on the Ground on 
which the Marines are reviewed. 



Head Quarters, Halifax, 15 th May 1776 

Parole Fort SacJcmlle C.Sign Fort Edward 

Field Officer for the Day & to visiting Hop 1 L* Col. 

Gorham 

Major of Brigade Baker 

22 nd Reg* Guards, Adj* & Q r M r of the day to morrow 
23 d Working parties 

A Working party of 1 Cap*, 2 Sub 3 , & 100 Men, 
from the 63 d , 64 th , 65 th , 1 st & 2 d Batt n Marines, & 
4 th Reg*, to parade to morrow at 6 Clock ; they are 
to continue on this duty four days, receive their 
Orders from Cap* Spry. 



274 SIR WILLIAM HOWE $ 1776 

8 Bushels of potatoes to be issued to each Com 
pany of His Majesty s Troops ; those on board trans 
ports to apply at the Commissary General s Office 
for an order to the Master of the Sloop Cellary lying 
at Mangers Wharf ; those on Shore to be serv d at 
the issuing Store. 

A Company of the K.II. Emigrants to be ready 
to embark at the shortest warning for S t Johns, New 
foundland, to relieve a Compy of the 65 th Keg 1 now 
there ; the Commanding Officer of that Corps will 
order a return to be sent to the I). Q r M r Gen 1 , of the 
strength of the Company they embark, that three 
Weeks provisions may be put on board the Vessel that 
carries them. 

The 2 d Batt 11 of Grenadiers to parade on Friday 
Morning the 17 th at 9 O Clock upon the ground the 
L* Infantry assembled this day. 

A return of Arms of each He^ 1 that have wooden 

O 

ramrods to be given in tomorrow at Orderly time. 

The Officers commands on board the Horse trans 
ports, are to be responsible that no damage be done 
to the Stalls, Mangers, or Platforms of their respec 
tive Ships. 

His Majesty has been pleas d to make the follow 
ing promotions, viz 1 

45th Pteg t 

L* Onslow Beckwith, of the 23 d EegS to be Cap 
tain, vice Moore who retires 7 th Feb> T 1776. 

Lt W m Wood of the 23 d Reg 1 , to be Captain, vice 
Newton, who retires, 2 d March 76. 

23 d Keg* 

2 nd Lieut John Blake, to be 1 st L 1 vice Blake 
prefer d 10 th Feb? 1776. 

2 nd L* Charles Apthorp to be 1 st L 1 , vice Wood 
preferr d, 2 d March 76. 



May 16 ORDERLY J500K. 275 



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H d Q rs Halifax Thursday 16 th May 1776 
Parole Her Majesty 
C. Sign The Queen 
For the Day to morrow Major Hillman 

Major of Brigade Lesslie 
27 th Regin^ G ds Adjut 1 & Q r Master 

35 th Regim 1 Working party s. 
The Flank Companies on Shore not to be sent on 
Board Ship till further Orders. 

Each Kegiment to send 5 Men more to the General 
parade to morrow Morning at 6 Clock, to be employed 
in Making Cartridges. It is requested the Comm d 
Officers of Corps will send such men as have been 
Employed Before, & if possible not Change them. 

The Marines to pre repair to disembark imme 
diately. 

The Command r in Chief hath been pleased to make 
the following promotions. 

16 th Regim 1 

Major Alex r Dickson appointed Lieu 1 Col till 
His Majesty s pleasure is known. Vice Robertson 
prefer d. 

Capt. Val. Gardner from 55 th Regiment appointed 
Major untill His Majesty s pleasure is known, Vice 
Dickeson. 

44 th Regiment 

2 d Lieu 1 H. Nicholas from the Marines to be Lieu 1 
Vice Lesslie prefer d 11 th May 1776 

46 th Regiment 

Capt n Will m Lessley from R.F.A. to be Captain 
Vice Cayler Prefer d D 

52 d Regiment 

Major Mungo Campbell from 55 th Regiment 
appointed Lieu 1 Col Vice Jones Prefer d till His 
Majesty s pleasure is known. 

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276 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Capt n Cornel 8 Cayler from 46 th Eegiment appointed 
Major Vice Campbell. 

Capt n Lieu 1 Decimus Reynolds to be Captain Vice 
Gardner 11 th May 1776. 

Lieu* Robert Lucas to be Capt n Lieu* Vice Rey 
nolds Prefer d 11 th May 1776. Ensign Tho s Stanley 
to be Lieu* Vice Lucas Prefer d D date. 

Royal F. Americans Lieu 1 James Grant from half 
pay to be Captain Vice Lesslie removed D date. 
55 th Regim* 

Lieu* Mich 1 Hamerton to be Capt n Vice Stratford 
who retires d date. Ens 11 Peter Marland to be Lieu* 
Vice Hamerton D date. 

63 rd Regiment 

Ens n Christ 1 Leister to be Lieu 1 Vice Radford who 
retires 15 th May 1776. 

R.F. Americans 

1 st L* Geo/Burncs to be Captain Lieu 1 Vice Crosby 
who retires 15 th May 1776 

2 d Lieu* Peter Clinch, to be 1 st Lieu 1 Vice Burnes 
D date. 

Adjutant Solomon King to be 2 d Lieu 1 Vice Clinch 
d Date. 



H d Q rs Halifax Friday 17 th May 1776 
r< r\ { Parole Portugal 

\ C.Sign Lisbon 
Field Off r to morrow & to Visit the Hospital Ships 

Lieu* Col Walcot. 
Major of Brigade Sholdholme 
Guards, Adju* & Quart r Mast r 43 d Regiment 

Working parties tomorrow 44 t]l Regiment 
The Commissary of Stores will as soon as possible 
put on Board of each Transport 8 Weeks provision in 



May 17 ORDERLY BOOK. 277 

proportion to the Number of men they are to Victual, 
of which he will have advice from the D. Q r Master 
General and report to the Commander in Chief as the 
Ships are Comple d . 

The Officers of the Staff of the several depart 
ments are to give in their accou ts for the last Quart r 
ending 31 st March as soon as possible that warrants 
may be granted for their payment. 

Th 03 Bennett BlackSmith of the 5 th Regim to be 
sent to the Deput? Q r Master Generals Office Imme 
diately. 

A working party of 1 Serjeant 1 Corporal & 
Men to be at the Dock Yard to morrow at 8 Clock. 
& to receive their Directions from Capt n Sleater. 

The Gren dr Companies of the 2 Batt ns of Marines 
to be augmented to 45 Eank file p r Comp> r . 

The several Corps will apply to morrow Morning 
at 9 Clock to M r Reed at M r M c Namaras on Butlers 
wharf for Shoes agreeable to the Returns they gave 
in, those Corps that choose may receive 15 Pairs 
More, they are to be paid for on receipt. 

A return to be gave in at orderly time of the 
Vacancies in each Regiment marking suchEnsigncies 
as are recommended to be sold at home. 

His Majesty has been pleased in Consequence of 
his Services in America to promote Major Sherriif to 
the Rank of Lieu 1 Col in the Army. 

Captain Lesslie 46 th Regiment is appointed Major 
of Brigade in the Room of Major Brigade La. Maister 
on duty in Canada. 

Capt ns M c Kenzie 23 rd Regiment Lewis 64 th are 
appointed Majors of Brigade. 

Major Small is appointed to do duty in the Adju 
tant Generals Department. 



278 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Posting the Majors of Brigade in Seniority. 

1 st Brigade Smith 

2 d do Disney 

3 rd do Brown 

4 th do Baker 

5 th do Lcsslie 

6 th do M c Kenzie 

Light Infantry Lewis 

Major of Brigade, Studholme, to do duty with the 
Brigade remaining at Halifax. 

Complaints having been Made to the Commad 1 in 
Chief of the Irregularity in Victualing the Troops on 
Board Ship it is his Orders that the Comm d - Officers 
of Regiments do inquire into the same and report 
upon it if they judge Necessary to the Adj t Gen 1 . 



H d Q rs Halifax Saturday 18 th May 1776 
P, n J Parole OPorto 

\ C. Sign does 
For the Day to morrow Major Musgrove 

Major of Brigade M c Kenzie 
The 45 th Guards adju* & Quart 1 Master 

49. the Working parties 

The Commander in Chief desires the Troops may 
be informed that he is determin d to Punish with the 
greatest regiour any Soldier who is detected in pulling 
down houses, Fences, or destroying any thing else 
belonging to the inhabitants. 

The 2 Battal 113 of Marines to Land to morrow 
Morning at 6 o Clock, Those men in the Small Pox 
to be sent to the Hospital on Georges Island. 

The General is greatly surprised to find there arc 
still complaints from the men on Board the Hospital 
Ships, of the want of Necessaries, & desires the 
Commanding Officers of Corps will enquire into it & 
order such Men to be supplyed as have Occasion. 



May 18 ORDERLY BOOK. 279 

The Detachm 1 of the R.H.E. for S 1 Johns to 
Embark tomorrow on Board the Sloop Gen 1 Gage at 
12 "Clock. 

The Comm d s Officers of Corps will put their 
Baggage on Board their respective Transports, as 
they are made ready to receive them. 

The Troops when embarked will be Victualed 
upon Shore Allowance untill further orders. 

The Command 1 in Chief has been pleased to make 
the following Promotions. 

63 rd Regiment 

Lieu 11 Edw d Drurey to be Captain Vice Dundass 
preferred 16 th May 1776 

Ens n Tho s Gibson to be Lieu 1 Vice Drurey prefer d 
16 th May 1776 

R.H.E. 

Charles M c Donald Gent, to be 2 d Lieu 1 18 th May 
1776. 

Quart r Master Fowler of the 38 th Regim 1 is ap 
pointed Adjutant to the 1 st Batt n of Gren diers till further 
orders. 

The following Corps to send Carpenters to the 
General Parade at 6 Clock tomorrow Morning Viz 1 
4 th 4. 5 th 2. 10 th 1. 17 th 1. 22 d 2. 23 d 2. 35 th 
2. 38 th 1. 40 tb 2. 43 d 2. 44 th 2. 49 th 2. 52 nd 2. 
55 th 1. 64 th 1. 65 th 1. 1 st Mar 8 1. Total 29. 

Capt 11 Spry will give Directions for employing 
them. 

Distribution of Transports. 

Corps. Ships names. Tuns. Total. Total men 

/ James & William 393 

1 st L 1 Infantry j G d D. of Russia 308 \ 939 
( William 

f Ranger 

3 d L 1 Infantry Betty Stevenson 352 \ 879 
( Betty Higgins . . 




280 SIJR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Corps. Ships names. Tuns. Total. Total men 

( Symetry ......... 336 \ 

l st Grend rs Friendship ...... 333 1109 

I WMtby ......... 350 ) 

f Ocean ............ 242 ) 

2 nd Grenadiers Hartfielcl ......... 404 998 

I Saville ............ 352 J 

4 Eeiment Pacifick ......... 676 ... 356 



5> 



do j Amity s Admonit" 410 ) 6 

( Experiment ...... 202 j 



Esabella 362 ) rnr <,,-- 

10t " do >> Three Sisters , . 213 > 5 



22 J do Emp ss of Russia G82 367 

9 *.a do -f Elinor 3 3 I 014 349 

I Hunter 311 / 

27 th 

/ Eagle 344 \ rru ,. R 

35 th ( -r> ^ -o c>rf\ ^ 6U4 OOO 

^ Prince Ruport... 260 ) 

f Sea Venture ... 299 } 
\ Yenus 309 

40 th Re^ j ^P, ;*V;"" loo 1 GIG 368 

( William & Mary 393 j 

43 rd Regiment G d Duke of Russia 672 326 

( America 305 , r ^ opo 

44t " i Baltick Merc . 34G ^ Gyl 6 



Auo-o ............ 332 1 o-r 

45 th ...... i -D -?v O^K 5" oo < 0/5 

Brilliant .......... 225 j 

Favorite ......... 280 r ^ fif 

T) IP 1 C H T I tl < < t)UJ 

Rochford ......... 297 



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May 1 9 ORDERL Y BO OK. 2 8 1 

Corps. Ships names. Tuns. Total. Total men 

Neptune 285 1 ^or 947 

T* O f\ f\ i OO^J t_) jL i 

Peggy 300 ) 

ctti -n f Royal George ... 352 ) nQA , no 

55> Eegiment | E J olution . 332 [ 684 

( Resolution White 358 1 - v 

do ! Good Intent ... 353 | 711 2 



64 " do FathersGoodWill 333 1 

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Head Q rs Halifax Sunday 19 th May 1776 
Parole Ferrol 



G.O. 



( C.Sign Corienna 



F. Officer to morrow & to Visit the Hospital Ship 

Lieut. Col Gunning. 
Major of Brigade Lewis 

The 52 d Regim* the G d3 & Adjut* & Q r M r of the Day 
The 55 th Regiment the working parties tomorrow. 

A working party of 1 Cap t 2 Subs 100 men each 
f rom 5th_i7_22 23 27 & 35 th Regiments to 
parade to morrow Morning at 6 Clock & to continue 
on this duty 4 days & to receive their orders from 
Cap 1 Spray Engineer. 

The Grend rs & Light Infantry Comp} 3 being formed 
into Batt ns are to do no duty with their Regiments till 
further orders. 

Capt n Montgomery of 17 th Drag ns being appointed 
to a Company in the 9 th Regim 1 Foot of a Prior date 
to that of his Troop is immediately to join his Regi 
ment. 

The following Ships are appointed to Carry the 
General Officers Baggage and such Generals as do 
not go on Board Ships of War will find Accommoda 
tions for themselves Aid-de-Camps & Brigade Majors. 



282 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Major General Robertson & Major Gen 1 Grant on 
Board the Charming Nelly, Major Pigot & Brigd 1 " 
Gen 1 Agnew on Board the Earl of Effingham, Major 
Gen 1 Jones Brig dr Gen 1 Smith on Board the Russia 
Merchant, B. Gen 1 Lesslie on Board the Adventure 
Dalton. 

Lieu 1 Vavons, Marines, is appointed Adju 1 to the 
2 d Batt n of Grend rs & Serj 1 Richardson 45 th Reg 1 to 
act as Quart 1 Master till further orders. Serjeant 
Williamson of the 4 th , or King s Own, to act as Quart 1 
M r to the 1 st Batt n of Grend rs 

The General Officers are to give in a return of the 
Horses they take with them. 

Hugh Holmes 26 th Regim 1 Tho s Thorpe 23 rd Reg* 
W m Easop 47 th Tho s Bays of 38 th Reg 1 deserters are 
to join their Regiments Immediately by having Ob 
tained their pardon from the Commander in Chief. 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the following 
Promotions. 

43 rd Reg 1 

Ens 11 Tho s Dunbar to be Lieu 1 Vice Wilkinson 
who retires 7 th August 1775 

Arch d Kennedy Volimtier to be Ens n Vice Dunbar 
prefer d do 

49 th Regim 1 

Cap t Lieu* James Grant to be Capt. Vice Hey- 
burne Deceased. 

Lieu* Robert Wilson to be Capt n Lieu 1 Vice Grant 
prefer d. 

Ens n Will 111 Roberts to be Lieu* Vice Wilson 
prefer d. 

Joseph Wigglesworth Volunteer to Ens 11 Vice 
Roberts prefer d 9 th Aug 1 1775 

65 th Reg 1 

Ens n George Gordon to be Lieu 1 Vice Smith Dead 
of his Wounds 2 d August 1775. 

Lau ce Gallespie Volunt r to be Ens n Vice Gordon do. 



May 20 ORDERLY BOOK. 283 

Staff of North America 

Capt n Jn Smith 5 th Regiment, Capt n Daniel Dis 
ney 44 th Regiment, to be Majors Brigade to His 
Majesty s Forces in North America 19 th July 1775. 

Capt. William Browne of 52 d Regiment to be do 
1 st August 1775. 

Staff Promotions from the War Office detached to 
Hospital North America. 

Doctor Charles Blackden to be phisician 9 th 
October. Field to be Surgeon do. 

Doctor Jn Mervin Nooth to be purveyor & phi 
sician Extraordinary do. Paine to be Apothecary do. 

Surgeon Thompson Forster to be Surgeon do. 

Surgeon James Jameson of the 28 th Reg fc to be 
Apothecary do. 

Staff Promotions received since the above. 

Doctor Rob t Knox to be phisician to the Forces in 
north America 1 st Jan? 1776. Doctor Hugh Kenedy 
to be do do Surgeon Will m Barr to be 

purveyor to an Hospital to the Forces in North 
America do. Surgeon Pinol Coal to be Surgeon to the 
Forces in North America. 

Jn Hays to be do do 

Jn Weyre to be do do 

Vincent Wood to be do do 

Rich d Thope to be Surgeon to the Hospital at Bos 
ton do. Dan 1 Mandeville to be Apothecary do do 

Head Q rs Halifax 20 th May 1776 
^ Q f Parole Biscay 

\ C. Sign S* Vincents 
Field Officer for the Day tomorrow Major Sill. 

Major of Brigade Smith 

The 63 rd Regiment G ds Adju* & Q r M r tomorrow 
Working Party s from 64 th Regiment 



284 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

1 Sub & 25 Men of the Detachm* of the 14 th 
Beg* to join the Working party of the 17 th Begim* 
tomorrow at 6 Clock for three days. 

The Detachment of the 28 th Beg* lately arrived 
from Ireland, on Board of Victuallers to be collected 
by Ens n Bochford, who will remain with them on 
Board the Transports of the 63 d Beg 1 , those of the Six to 
be put on Board the Transports of the 5% d under the 
care of Lieu 1 Pepper of the Sixth, those of the Eight 
& 47 th to be collected by Ens n Eyre of the 47 th to 
go on Board the Transports of the 38 th Begim 1 till 
further orders. 

Lieu 1 Jn Brandon of an Associated Company of 
Volunt, Alex r M c Mullan, Jos h Shepard of that C, 
Tried by the Gen 1 Court Martial (whereof Brigd r 
Gen 1 Pigot is President) and acquitted. 

The Command 1 in Chief is pleased to approve of 
the same. 

The General Court Martial is disolv d. 

An Extensive & generous Subscribtion having 
been commeiic d, & continued in Great Britain for 
the Encouragment & relief of the troops employed 
on the present most important Service in America, 
the Object & progress of which will be explained by 
a printed paper delivered to every Corps. 

The Comm dr in Chief has thought proper to com 
mit the inspection distribution of the gifts already 
arrived to a Board of General Officers. The Corn- 
man^ Officers of Begim ts are desired to present a List 
as soon as possible to Edward Winslow Esq r Secret^ 
to the Board of Gen 1 Officers of all such persons in 
their respective Begiments as they may judge proper 
objects for this Bounty. 

Brigd r Gen 1 Clievland has appoin cl tomorrow the 
21 st at the Armourey at 9 Clock in the Morning to 
receive the Arms from the different Corps, returned 
insufficient by Lieu 1 General Earl Percy, a day 



May 20 ORDERLY BOOK 285 

will be pitched on for issuing out arms to replace 
them. 

It is the Generals Orders that the Several Regim* 3 
do accou* with & Clear off their Men to the 30 th April 
last inclusive or as near that Period as possible. 
Taking care they are furnished with the Necessaries 
requisite for the service of the ensuing Camp a report 
of which is to be made in writing to the Gen 1 by 
the Comm d s Off rs of Regiments. 

His Majesty has been pleased to Make the follow 
ing promotions 

4 th Regiment 

Major Hen? Blunt of the 23 rd Regiment to be Lieu 1 
Col Vice Madeson who retires 24 th Decem r 1775. 
Ens n Jn Hay to be Lieu* Vice Hutchinson prefer d do. 
Ens 11 Forbes Chameny to be Lieu* Vice Gold who 
retires 26 th Jan? 1776 

5 th Regiment 

Tho s Bassett Gen* to be Ens n Vice Charleton pre 
fer d 23 d June 1775. Mch s Revitt Gen* to be ensign 
Vice Balaguire who retires 15 th March 1776 
10 th Regiment 

Oliver Moore Gen* to be Ens n Vice Walsh who is 
otherwise provided for 30 th January 1776. Capt n Jn 
Vattass to be Major Vice Bassett who retires 13 th 
Jany 1776 

14 th Regim* 

Ens n Will m Hamilton of the 69 th Regim* to be 
Ens n Vice Baggs who exchanges 16 th March 1776 
16 th Regim* 

Lieu* Grogan to be Q r Mast r Vice Jones 24 th Feb- v 
1776 

23 rd Regim* 

Lieu* Geo. Hutchinson of the 4 th Regim*, to be 
Cap* Vice Blakeney prefer d 24 th Nov r 1775. Tho s 
I) 1 Saumerez Gen* to be 2 d Lieu* Vice who 

retires 25 th Jan? 1776. 2 d Lieu* Geo. Wilson to be 



286 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

1 st Lieu* Vice Raddley prefer d 9 th Feb. 1776. Jn 
Couglilan Gen* to 2 d Lieu* Vice Wilson prefer d do. 

28 th Keg* 

Ens n Will m Stewart to be Lieu 1 Vice King who 
retires the 14 th March 177G 

35 th Eeg fc 

Gilbert Waugh Gen 1 to be Ens 11 Vice Kemble, 
27 th Deccmb 1 1775. Capt n Jam 3 Cockburne Vice 
Gall Who retires 13 th Jan? 1776. 
37 th Regim 1 

Lieu 1 Francis Graham to be Capt n Lieu 1 Vice 
Elliot 27 th Januy 1776. Ens 11 Eyre Coote to be Lieu 1 
Vice Graham do. 

40 th Reg 1 

Ens n Alex 1 Phillip Forbus to be Lieu 1 Vice Gard 
ner who retires 1 st May 1775. George Brown Gen 1 
to be Ens 11 Vice Geson prefer d 8 th Feb. 1776 

44 th Reg 1 

Ens n Geo. Kelly to be Lieu 1 Vice Montgomery 
10 tb Feb. 1776. David Boswell to be Ens n Vice Kelly 
do. Sam 1 Roberts Gen 1 , to be Ens 11 Vice Goff prefer d 
19 th Feby 1776. 

47 th Regim 1 

Ens n Jn Pierey of the 18 th Foot to be Ens u Vice 
Lance who exchanges 18 th March 1776 

64 th Regim 1 

Tho s Freeman Gen 1 to be Ens 11 Vice Hamilton 
who retires 15 th Feb> T 1776. 

65 th Regim 1 

Lieu 1 Jn Hales to be Capt n Vice Brabazon who 
retires 12 Dec r 1775. Ens n Zacha? Bailey to be Lieu 1 
Vice Hales do. 



H d Q rs Halifax Tuesday 21 st May 1776 
Parole Cape Finister 

r\ & rf * 

0. oign Ortuga 



May 2 1 OUDERL Y BOOK. 287 

For the Day & to visit the Hospital Ships to morrow 

Major Mitchell. 

Major Brigade Disney 

65 th Reg* G ds Adju* & Q r Master tomorrow 

1 st Marines the Working parties 
His Majesty s having been pleased to order that 
the private Men of the 65 th Regim* should be Drafted 
in the Regim ts here, the Drafts to be settled with to 
Friday the 24 tk Inclusive when the Regim* will be 
Drafted, & the Sub ce & Balance to be paid to the 
Regiments that receive them to the 24 th June. The 
provis n Money to the Day they are Victu d to the 24 th 
Ins 1 to be paid into the paymaster Generals hands by 
the Regiment. 

Certificates will be given by the Comm d s Officer 
of the Regiment to entitle the Regim ts Drafted to 5 
p r Man each Draft will get Cloathing & 1 Guinea & 
an \ from the regim 1 who receives him. 

The Commanding Officers of Reginr 1 & Corps are 
desired to send returns immediately to the Deput? 
Q r Mast r Gen 1 of the Number of Officers men & 
Women that they allot to their respective Trans 
ports in order that provisions may be put on Board 
accordingly. 

The Commanding Officers of those Regiments that 
served at Boston will order their Q r Masters to attend 
Q r Master Gratton of 64 th Regiment on Board 
the Renown Donation Ship at 8 Clock tomorrow 
Morning to receive their several proportions of Shoes, 
Stockings & Caps, sent by the Society for the relief 
of the Soldiers. 

The inclosed Fields adjacent to this Town, are on 
no Account to be entered by parties for Exercise or 
otherways, as any Circumstance preventing the growth 
of Grass, or Grain, will Senciably affect the Publick 
Service. 



288 SIR WILLIAM HOWES 1776 

Capt n Parker of the 27 th Eegim t is appointed 
Aid-de-Camp to Major General Massey. 

Major Brigade Monerieffe to do duty with the 
Corps of Grenadiers. 

The Commander in Chief hath been pleased to 
Make the following Promotion 

23 rd Eegiment 

2 d Lien 1 John Brown to be 1 st Lieu* Vice Wil 
liams who retires 20 th May 1776. 

Head Q rs Halifax Wednesday 22 a May 1770 
r n ( Parole Vigo 

I C.Sign Gallecia 
For the Day tomorrow Lieu* Col Carr. 

Major of Brigade Browne 
Guards, Adjutant & Quart 1 Master from 

2 (l Batt n Marines 

Working parties from 1 st Light Infantry. 
The following Corps are appointed to remain here 
under the Command of Major General Massey. 

The Detachment of the 14 th 2 Battalions of 
Marines, Two Light Companies of Marines, E.F. 
Americans, E.H.E. and Nova Scotia Volunteers, with 
such Men as are deemed fit for Garrison Duty from 
the Different Corps of the Army. 

As the Army will shortly Move from hence, the 

Commanding Officers of Corps will give the Necessary 

Directions for putting their Baggage on Board the 

Transports allotted to them without loss of Time, & 

the Troops to be all Embarked by Monday the 27 th Ins 1 

One Flatt Boat to be alloted to each Corps, & the 

remainder to be put on Board the Ships best able to 

carry them, by y Directions of Lieu* Bowmaster. 

The Horse Ships not to have Flatt Boats. 

Each Ship with Troops to carry 50 Faciens upon 

their Quarters. The Commanding Officers will give 



May 23 ORDERLY BOOK. 289 

orders for Making them ; The length to be 6 Feet with 
three Picquets, 3 Feet 6 Inches long for each Faciene. 

Lieu 1 Col Gorham R. F. Americans is appoin d to 
the Command of Fort Cumberland, & to march on 
Friday the 24 th with the Detachment for that Post. 

Capt n M c Kinnan of the R. H. E. to march at the 
same time with the Detachment for Fort Edward. 

The 65 th Regim* to be on the General Parade on 
Friday at llClock to be drafted The Adjutants of 
those Corps that receive Drafts to attend the Deputy 
AdjV General at the Orderly Room at 10 the same day; 
The Drafts to take their arms with them, all Debts 
not exceed g 10 Shillings to be paid by the Regiment that 
receives the Draft to the Company he comes from. 

A State of each Corps to be given in tomorrow at 
orderly time. 

The Corps appointed to remain here to take the 
Garrison Duty Friday the 24 th . 

The working Duty exclusive of the Garrison to be 
done by Detachments from the Regiments on Board. 

The Commander in Chief is pleased to make the 
following Promotions. 

17 th Eegim* of Foot 

Ens u Math w Anketell from 55 th Regiment to be 
Lieu* Vice Lesslie prefer d 11 th May 1776 

55 th Foot 

- Shouldholme Gen 1 to be Ens n Vice Stanley 
prefer d 12 th May 1776 

Those Regim ts that have any Men on Board the 
Horse Ships are immediately to remove them. 

Head Q rs Halifax Thursday 23 rd May 1776 
r n j Parole Bourdeaux 

j C. Sign Bochelle 

For the Day & to Visit the Hospital Ships tomorrow 
Major Ogilvie 



2 9 o Sill WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

Major of Brigade Baker. 

A Capt n from each Brigade, with a Subalt 11 & 37 
Men from each Regiment (The Garrison 10 th , & 40 th 
Reg* s excepted) to parade to morrow Morning at 6 
Clock for work. Capt n Spray Command^ Engineer, 
or his assistants will direct in what manner they are 
to he told off. 

Brigad r General Cliveland has appointed to mor 
row Morning at 9 Clock to issue arms to the difP Regi 
ments; the Q r Masters will attend to receive them. 

A Return to be given in by the Q r Mast 1 of each 
Regiment to Major Brigade Studholm of the num 
ber of Women Children intended to be left here. 

The arms Received by the Serjeants of the 65 
Reg* to be returned to the Armoury immediately 
after the reg %t is Drafted. 

Cap 11 Payne of the 18 Reg* and Lieu 1 Robertson of 
the 4 3 d are appointed assistants to the deputy Q r M 1 Gen 1 . 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following promotion. 

17 th Reg* of Foot 

Ens n Sam 1 Obryan to be Lieu* vice Mortimer 
who retires 23 d May 1776 

52 d Reg* 

Surgeon Dundon from the R. F. Americans to be 
Surgeon Hope preferr d 23 d May 1776. 

Captain Batte is appointed Major to said Reg*. 

Cap n Grant with His Company is appointed to 
succeed him. 

Cullen to be Surgeon vice Dundon Removed. 

Lieu* Brown from half pay is appointed Fourica to 
the Army with the Rank of Cap n & to be observed 
as such. 

Head Quarters Halifax 24 th May 1776 
p ~ f Parole Rochort 

C.S. Garroone 



Jfay 24 ORDERLY BOOK. 291 

For the Day to morrow Lieu* Col Campbell 
Major Brigade Lesslie 

The working parties from the Brigade as ordered 
yesterday. 

The pay Masters of those Reg ts that have received 
Drafts from the 65 th Regiment, to call on Cap n M c Kay 
pay master to morrow morning from 10 to 12 to settle 
the accounts of the Respective Drafts. 

The following Hosp 1 Mates are intended to do 
duty with the Light Infantry and Grenad r Corps. 
First Light Infantry John Handyside, 2 d Do James 
Whiteman, 1 st Grenad rs Thorn 3 Walker 2 d do Jn 
M Cullough. 

Sick & wounded Soldiers in the Hospital at 
Georges Island to be left under the care of Doctor 
Jeffrys, from whom M r Goldthwaite and M r Moor- 
head two Mates appointed to remain here, will 
receive their directions, and one of them to reside 
constantly on the Island. 

Those Men returned for Garrison Duty from the 
different Regiments to parade on Sunday Morning at 
10 Clock on the Street before the Court house, an 
Hospital Surgeon with a Surgeon from each Regi 
ment to attend at the same time. 

All reports & returns of the Regiments doing the 
duty of the Garrison to be hereafter made to Major 
General Massey. 

The Army to be Compleated to two Flints per 
Man besides which the Regiment will receive one 
Flint p r Man for the Battalion Comp> s & two for 
the Light Infantry Grenad 1 3 , from the Deputy 
Quart r Mast r General, which they are desired to take 
the greatest care of as they are of a better sort. 

The Flints will be delivered to the Q r Masters of 
Corps at 8 Clock on Monday Morning, those from the 
Ordinance Office will be delivered at 10 Clock. 

u 2 



292 SIR WILLIAM HOWE S 1776 

A return to be given to Brigd 1 Gen 1 Cliveland by 
each Corps of the Number of Arms in the ranks with 
wooden ramrods, which arms they will deliver into the 
Armoury on Monday Morning at 10 Clock, & receive 
other arms in Lieu of them. 

The Q r Masters of the following Eegim ts Viz f 
Eoyal Artillery, 4 th , 5 th , 10 th , 14 th ; 17 th , 22 d , 23, 27 th , 
35 t<h , 38 th , 40 th , 43 rd , 44 th , 45 th , 49 th , 52 d , 55 th , 63 d , 64, 
1 st & 2 d Batt ns of Marines. 

Eoyal F. Americans E.H.E. are to apply to Q r 
Master Greaton of the 64 th Eeg 1 on Board the Ship 
Eenowii for their proportion of the donation Tobacco 
to morrow between the hours of Nine & twelve. 

The Commanding Officers of the different Eeg ts 
will order it to be issued to such Men on as use Tobacco 
in small Quantity s at a time so that this donation 
of the Society may serve for the Campaigne. 

The 1 st & 2 d Battal 119 of Marines are to receive 
five hundred pound each, The E.F. Amer ns E.H. 
Emeg ts three hundred pound each The three Com 
panies of the 46 th , 150 lbs The Companies of the 
14 th , S0 lbs & all the other Eegim ts 400 lbs each 

His Majesty has been pleased to make the follow 
ing promotions. 

44 th Eegim 1 

Will Campbell Healey Gen* to be Ens 11 22 d 
November 1775. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following Promotions. 
5 th Eegim* 

Lieu 1 Jn Westhorpe from 63 d Eegim 1 to be Cap 
tain Vice Jackson who retires. 24 th May 1776 

16 th Eeginr* 

Lieu* Sam 1 Cliveland from 7 th Eegim* to be Captain 
Vice Chad wick who retires 24 th May 1776. 



May 25 OEDERL Y B OK. 293 

44 th Regim* 

Lieu* T. Griffiths Eidsdale to be Cap fc vice Willing- 
ton who retires 23 rd May 1776. Ens n Arch d Kennedy 
from 43 rd Regim* to be Lieu* Vice Ridsdale Prefer d do. 

65 th Reg* 

Ens 11 Robert Arbuthnot from 40 th Reg* to be Lieu* 
Vice Westhorpe Prefer d. 

H d Q rs Halifax Saturday 25 th May 1776 
r n ( Parole MedocJc. 

( C. Sign Liore. 

Field Officer & to Visit the Hospital Ship M r 
Hope. 

Major Brigade M c Kenzie. 
Working party s as usual. 

Regiments having two Ships alloted to them are 
not to embark untill both are ready to receive the 
Troops, of which they will be informed by applica 
tion to the Depy Q r M r General. 

The Commander in Chief has been pleased to 
make the following promotions. 

40 th Regim* 

Lieu* Jn Doyle to be Adju* Vice Harris by 
purchase 24 th May 1776. 

64 th Regiment 

Ens n Will m Greatein to be Lieu* Vice Mont 
gomery Metham prefer d 24 th May 1776. 

65 th Reg 1 

Lieu* Henry Millar to be Adju* Vice Westhorpe 
24 th May 1776. Lieu* George Montgomery Metham 
from 64 th Regiment to be Capt n Vice Compton who 
retires 24 th May 1776. 

Head Q rs Halifax Sunday 26 th May 1776 
P PI j Parole Billane 
U> U> ( C.Sign Bell 



294 SHI WILLIAM HOWE S ORDERLY BOOK. 

Field Officer for to morrow L 1 Col Butler 
Major Brigade Lewis 

The Grenadiers & Batt us of the Line are to form 
in future in three Ranks with the Files as formerly 
ordered at 18 Inches intervals. 

The Regiments to take on Board Ship the Wheels 
belonging to their hand Carts & the Bodys if they 
can stow them. 

The Q r Masters of each Corps to report to morrow 
to the Dep> Q r M r General the State of prov" ordered 
to be put on Board their respective Transp ts 

Capt" Everass Late of the Gl th Reg 1 is appointed 
an assistant in the Engineer departing & is to supper- 
intend the repairs to be made at Fort Edward in this 
Province. 

The Two Comp ys of Grants & Campbles Lately 
arrived from New York are to be Mustered on the 
Parade at 11 Clock on Tuesday Xext. 

The Acco ts of the 2 Batt lls of the R.II. Emegrants 
to be immediately settled & given to Cap* M Kenzie 
Secretary to the Commander in Chief. 

The 1 st Brigade to parade on Tuesday Morning 
at 10 on the Ground under the City dale Hill where 
the Grend 1 8 & L f Infy were inspected. 

The Regiments to give Returns to the Depy Q r 
M r Gen 1 of such Officers as have join d them since 
the Batt. & Forrage Money was issued to the Troops 
that they may receive it. 

The Officers belonging to Regim ts not here are 
not included in this Order. 

The Facienes ordered to be Made & taken on 
Board the different Transports are to be bound 
with five withs & made up very tight. 
Working party s as usual. 



[Here ends Sir William Howes Orderly Book. 



If* 



295 



Roster of Field Officers 13 Dec r 



L* Col Agnew, 44 th Reg 1 

Major Basset 10 th 

L* Col Nibbet 47 th fcl^ 

Major Grant 40 th 

L*Col Paterson 63 rd 

Major Bruce 38 th 

L* Col Sir H. Calder 49 th 

Major Blunt 23 d 

L* Col Collins ) . 
TV*- - rr [ Marines 

Major 1 upper j 

L* Col Monkton 45 th 
Major Hilman 22 nd 
L* Col Barnard 23 d 
Major Musgrave 64 th 
L* Col Walcott 5 th 



Major Sill 63 d 
L* Col Gunning 43 d 
Major Mitchell 5 th 
L* Col Clerk 43 d 
Major Gaull 35 th 
L* Col Carr 35 th 
Major Ogilvie 4 th 
L* Col Campbell 22 d 
Major Irvine 47 th 
L* Col Buttler 38 th 
Major Hope 44 th 
Major Humphries 52 d 
Major Souter, Marines 
Major Stuart, 43 d 



Brigadiers 

Eobinson Grant 

Pigot Smith 

Jones 

Brigade Majors 

Small Browne 

Smith Baker 

Disney Leslie 



[This Roster is on the lack of the last leaf of 
the Orderly Book, and ends the volume. f*] 



Precis of Correspondence with 

GENERAL HOWE 
from Vol. 290 America and West India 

Series of Manuscripts in Her 

Majesty s Public Record 

Office. 



Precis of Correspondence with General Howe: 

directed to evacuate Boston : his plans of operations : 
instructions from the Secretary of State : authorized if 
necessary to destroy all property at Boston : measures 
to be taken for security of Nova Scotia and Newfound 
land: military details of levies, stores operations near 
Boston: intention to attack Neiu York. 

IN July 1775, The King having signified His plea 
sure that General Gage should return to England to 
lay before His Majesty a State of his Command, and 
to assist in the consideration of such Measures as 
might be necessary to the future plan of Operations, 
a Commission was passed appointing Major-General 
Howe to be (during General Gage s Absence) Commd r 
in chief of all His Majesty s Forces employ d and 
to be employed within the Colonies lying upon the 
Atlantic Ocean ; A like Commission was given to 
General Carleton to command the Troops employed 
or to be employed in Canada, and upon its Frontiers, 
both which Commissions were of the same Tenor and 
Authority with those given to the Generals Amherst 
and Wolfe, when Commanding separate Corps of 
Troops in America in the last War. 

On the 2 d of August 1775, Lord Dartmouth 
acquainted Major Gen 1 Howe by Letter of that 
Arrangement, transmitted to him his Commission, and 
signified to him that he was to receive the full 
appointment of Commander in Chief, observing, at the 
same time, that if in the course of the Service the two 
Armies that was supposed would act separately should 



300 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1775 

in future Events be joined, the Command of the 
whole would, in that Case, devolve upon General 
Carleton, as the superior Officer : His Lordship, at 
the same time, referred him to a separate Letter to 
Gen 1 Gage, of the same date, respecting the Force to 
be employed in North America in the succeeding 
year and the Ideas which had been suggested of the 
different places of Operations, under different Circum 
stances and Events, and he was told that General 
Gage was directed when he came away to leave that 
Letter with him for his Information. 

In a separate Dispatch from Lord Dartmouth to 
Major Gen 1 Howe, dated the 5 th of September ob 
serves to him that altho he had not in the separate 
Dispatch to Gen 1 Gage of the 2 nd of August thought 
fit in General to give any Opinion upon the different 
Ideas which had been suggested of the future plan 
of Operations, contenting himself with stating nakedly 
the propositions themselves, yet he had ventured to 
describe some of the obvious Advantages that would 
attend the taking Possession of New York, & the 
hazard of the Army s continuing at Boston. That 
every days Intelligence since shewed more clearly both 
the one & the other, and then his Lordship, after 
describing the State of the Troops cooped up in 
Boston & exposed to numberless wants, difficulties and 
danger, observed, that it was not only advisable but 
necessary to abandon Boston before the Winter & to 
dismantle Castle William, and having embarked all 
the Stores and Artillery, and afforded to the well dis 
posed Inhabitants every means of getting away with 
safety, to remove with the Troops either to New York 
or to some other place to the Southward, which con 
siderations of superior Advantage should point out as 
the most proper, and where a Squadron of the King s 
Ships might lye in the Winter : His Lordship then 
proceeds to point out the advantages of such a 



September WITH GENERAL HOWE. 301 

Measure in various lights, and concludes with direct 
ing him to make an early return of every thing that 
would be wanted for the ensuing Campaign, and 
authorized him to appoint such Persons to be Adju 
tant General and Quarter Master General as he 
should think most fit for those Situations. On the 
same Day, viz*, the 5 th of September 1775, Lord 
Dartmouth, in a secret Dispatch, acquaints General 
Howe with the application made to the Empress of 
Russia for a Body of Infantry to serve in North 
America, that in consequence of a favorable answer 
from that Court the Minister was Instructed to agree 
for a Corps of 20,000, that the greatest part would 
be sent to Quebec early in the Spring, and it was 
hoped that we should have an equal number of 
British Troops in North America in the next year. 

On the 8 th September Mr. Pownall in a letter to 
Major Gen 1 Howe suggests to him, as a matter for his 
Consideration, the great Advantage, in different 
Views, of removing, if possible, the Effects in the 
Town of Boston, as well those belonging to the Rebels 
as those belonging to the well affected ; And pointed 
out the necessity there was, from fresh advices relative 
to Nova-Scotia, of having a particular Attention to 
the Security of that Colony, he also acquaints him 
that Goods had been purchased here as presents to 
the Indians, and that they would be sent to him, & 
to Gen 1 Carleton, in proper Proportions. 

On the 22 d of Septem r 1775, Lord Dartmouth in 
a Dispatch to General Howe acquainted him with the 
alterations which had been made in the Distribution 
of the 17, 27, 46, & 55 Eegiments under Orders to 
embark at Corke for North America, the Object of 
which alteration was to get, if possible, 4 of the said 
Regm ts to Quebec, one to Halifax His Lordship 
also transmitted to the Gen 1 a State of the Victualling 
& Store Ships, taking in Provisions & Stores for 



302 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1775 

Boston ; acquaints him with the Directions given to 
the Admiralty for providing Convoy for those Vessels, 
& concludes his Letter with observing that the last 
Advices from America were the fullest Evidence of 
an open & declared War on the part of the Associated 
Colonies, and, therefore, there was no consideration 
left but that of proceeding against them in all Re 
spects, with the utmost Vigour, as the open & avowed 
Enemy s of the State. 

On the 27 Oct 1775, Lord Dartmouth acquaints 
General Howe with the Arrangements made for Re 
cruiting the different Corps in America, and for the 
augmentation of each Corps, & signifies to him His 
Majesty s Pleasure with regard to the Officers to be 
sent to England for raising those Recruits, and the 
new Levies ; and his Lordship, in that Letter, ac 
quaints him that the fair Prospect we had of suc 
ceeding in Our Treaty with Russia for a Body of 
Infantry w r as, at best, but doubtfull. 

On the 14 November General Gage arrived in 
London from America, and brought with him Dispatches 
from Major General Howe of the 5 th 9 th Octin the 
latter of which he States some of his Ideas with re 
gard to the ensuing Campaign, premising that Boston 
would without some unforeseen Accident be in no 
Danger during the Winter, but, on the contrary that 
the Reinforcement of 5 Battalions from Ireland, which 
he had been acquainted were to be sent him would 
enable him to distress the Enemy by Incursions along 
the Coast, and he pointed at Portsmouth in New 
Hampshire as an Object of Attack. He States that 
from all appearances respecting the Rebel Army 
nothing more would probably be attempted during 
the remainder of the Campaign, and that the King s 
Troops were then Employed in preparing Quarters 
for the Winter, and providing for the Security of 
Boston and the at Charles Town ; he then 



November WITH GENERAL HOWE. 303 

proceeds to consider the different Ideas suggested in 
Lord Dartmouth s Letter of the 2 ncl August, he states 
the Objections that lay to opening the next Campaign 
by acting with his whole Force against the Rebels at 
Boston. That his Strength was not adequate to such 
a Division of his Army as might enable him to keep 
Possession of Boston, and at the same time make an 
attempt to take Post at New York, and therefore 
desires Instructions upon that head, saying, that if his 
Orders should be to leave a Force at Boston, & 
proceed with the remainder to New York, not less 
than 5,000 Men or 8 Battalions would be necessary ; 
That such a Force under the command of General 
Clinton, would probably find Employment for 10,000 
Rebels, in which Case, he would propose 20 Bat 
talions for New York, a part of which to be left there 
for the defence of that Town, and the remainder to be 
employed in opening a Communication with Canada, 
which if effected and secured by proper Posts the two 
Corps might then proceed in separate Routes into the 
Province of Massachuset s Bay, as Circumstances might 
arise That, however, upon the whole, he was of 
opinion that by the entire Evacuation of Boston and 
taking hold of Rhode Island the Army would be 
better connected, and a variety of other Advantages 
which he fully stated would be gained : That, how 
ever, the Harbor of Boston should be Blocked up, and 
to that end a small Force might be entrusted with 
Security on some commanding Spot in the Neighbor 
hood of Nantasket Road. 

Upon the Intimation given by Lord Dartmouth 
that it was hoped the Army for the ensuing Campaign 
would amount to 20,000 Men, he expresses a wish 
that it might be composed of 34 Battalions of 10 
Companies at 59 Rank and File, and if 6 Battalions 
could be added by an equal partition of them between 
Canada & Rhode Island the Effect would be ade- 



3 o4 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1775 

quate to the Expence ; He concludes with wishing 
that the Troops for the Boston Division may be em 
barked by the beginning of February, so that the 
Campaign might open in the middle or latter end of 
April, and recommends that some of the old and expe 
rienced Officers with him may be provided for in the 
Additional Companies. 

On the 18 November Lord George Germain 
acknowledged the Receipt of these Dispatches, 
acquaints the General that every Effort would be 
made to send as early as possible the Re-inforcements 
that were required, and that although our JSlegociation 
with Russia for foreign Auxiliaries had not succeeded 
as we expected, and Recruits came in slowly, yet, if 
we were not deceived in other Views, he would 
certainly be enabled to take the Field with an Army 
of 20,000 Men : His Lordship then observes that all 
Our Advices from the Southward confirm us in our 
hopes that the southern Expedition would be attended 
with Advantage and Success, and that the greatest 
part of the Regiments employed on that Service would 
probably join him earlier, and in a better t State than 
if sent from hence in the Spring. 

On the 27 th December Major General Burgoyne 
arrived from Boston in the Boyne with Dispatches 
from General Howe dated the 26 th 27 of Nov r , & 
2 nd 3 rd of December, In these Dispatches General 
Howe begins by stating that Lord Dartmouth s Dis 
patches of the 5 th September, directing the removal 
of the Troops from Boston arrived so late that they 
could not be carried into Execution, for reasons 
which are fully represented, the principal of which 
were the want of a sufficient number of Transports 
(there being a Deficiency of 11,062 Tons in, the 
Quantity necessary for the whole Embarkation at once, 
and that if they were embarked in separate Divi 
sions, at different Periods, more would be hazarded 



December WITH GENERAL HOWE. 305 

than Prudence would justify. He then says they are 
under no apprehensions of Attack or Surprize by the 
Rebel Army, on the contrary, it was very much to be 
wished they would make such attempt; that, however, 
from Sickness of the Army, and the extent of Post to 
be defended, the Force would not be adequate to any 
undertaking of Consequence, such as the Possession 
of Ehode Island, New York, Philadelphia or Charles 
Town. He then proceeds to propose that in the 
Spring what remained at Boston of the 6 5 th Regiment 
should be sent to Halifax, which, with Lieut* Col: 
Gorham s Corps, and what were there of Maclean s 
Recruits, added to the Militia which Governor Legge 
had acquainted him would be raised, wou d, he hoped, 
put the Dock Yard and Town in perfect Security : 
That in that Case he should order the Detachment 
of the 14 Regiment at Halifax to join him as soon as 
the 65 th arrived : That for the Blockade of Boston 
Harbor one Battalion should be entrenched at Hull, 
near Nantasket Road, where the King s Ships of War 
might securely Winter, instead of Castle William 
which pursuant to his Majesty s Orders would be 
distroyed upon the Evacuation of Boston. 

That the next object would be taking hold of 
Rhode Island, with 10 Battalions, under the Comm d 
of General Clinton, that there would then remain 16 
Battalions for New York, that there would however 
be wanting in the Spring 6 or 7000 Recruits, and he 
suggests that they may possibly be raised by procuring 
from the Hessian and Hanoverian Armies 100 Men 
for each of the 27 Battalions ; By 100 Men to be 
added to each Battalion from the Substitutes of the 
English Militia, and the remainder about 7,000 Men 
to be composed of Recruits raised in the ordinary 
method ; That after all the Force, when so completed, 
would not be adequate to an active offensive Cam 
paign on the side of New York and Rhode Island, as 

x 



306 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1775 

there would be but 5,000 fighting Men for the latter 
and 8,000 for the former ; and, therefore, he proposes 
a Reinforcement of 4,000 Russians, of which 1,500 to 
be added to Gen 1 Clinton s Army, & 2,500 to the 
Corps at New York the remainder of this private 
Despatch, namely of the 26 th of November, relates 
entirely to his Ideas of what had been suggested in a 
Letter from Mr. Pownall respecting the removal of 
the Effects at Boston, which he approving, and to the 
appointm* of an Adjutant General and Quarter Master 
General: In his Dispatch of the 27 th Nov r he men 
tions that one Transport had arrived with 4 Companies 
of the 17 th Regiment, as also two Transports with 4 
Companies of Artillery, and two Ships with Ordnance 
Stores, but that the Nancy Ordnance Store Ship was 
supposed to have been taken, he adds that contrary to 
his Expectation the whole Army was not yet in Winter 
Quarters, but that he hoped the whole wou d be under 
Cover in a few Days ; That the sickness in the Army 
had rather encreased of late, from the severity of the 
Season, but as there was nothing Epedemical it would 
soon Recover, if they did not wait too long for the 
Flocks, Bedding, Blankets, &c a expected from Eng 
land; He then observes that the number of Seamen 
for the Transports was very deficient, proposes that 
they should be Compleated, and that the King s Ships 
should have their War Establishment ; He then States 
an Expedition which had been resolved upon by Gen 
eral Gage & Adm 1 Graves, for the Destruction of Cape 
Ann and Falmouth; That it was afterwards found in 
expedient to make an Attack upon Cape Ann, but that 
after giving notice to the Inhabitants of Ealmouth to 
remove themselves and Effects, it was distroyed on 
the 18 Oct r , about 500 Houses & 14 Sea Vessels 
having been Burnt & Distroyed ; He then mentions 
the arrival of a Vessel on the 10 th of October from 
Gen 1 Carleton giving an account of the dangerous 



December WITH GENERAL HOWE 307 

Situation of that Province; That in consequence 
thereof he had determined to send and had ordered 
a Battalion of Marines to embark on board Transports, 
in order to proceed to Quebec under Convoy of the 
Cerberus, as settled with Admiral Graves ; That 
accordingly everything was ready on the 13 th when he 
received a letter from Adm 1 Graves declaring the 
Attempt unadvisable & impracticable; That upon 
this Letter he dropped the Design of sending the 
Transports, intending to procure smaller Vessels, 
better adapted to work their way up the River ; but 
not being able to get them fitted for Sea in any 
reasonable time, he was compelled to drop the Design, 
and sent back the Express Boat on the 13 th . 

The foregoing is all that appears material to be 
stated from the Dispatches of Gen 1 Howe brought by 
Major Gen 1 Burgoyne ; but it maybe necessary to add 
that with these Dispatches Gen 1 Howe transmitted full 
Returns, States & Estimates of every thing that would 
be wanted for the ensuing Campaign, pursuant to the 
Orders he had received from Lord Dartmouth, the 
Directions for the Preparation of which, so far as they 
regard the Department of the Secretary of State, will 
be seen in a separate Precis. 

On the 5 th January Lord George Germain 
acquainted Gen 1 Howe that his Letters by Gen 1 
Burgoyne had been received, and that the reasons he 
assigned for not removing from Boston, in consequence 
of the Directions he had received from Lord Dart 
mouth fully justify the Resolution he had taken on 
that head, & that even could he have procured a 
sufficient Quantity of Transports to have effected the 
Evacuation as proposed, it would nevertheless have 
been an unadvisable Measure ; His Lordship further 
acquaints him that the King has in general approved 
his Plan of Operations for the ensuing Year, and then 
proceeds to the Consideration of those parts of the 

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308 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1776 

Dispatches which Suggests the means of augmenting 
his Force, and to an explanation of the arrangements 
that were making for that purpose, and for answering 
his Requisitions ; That the plan of augmentation by 
incorporating 2,000 Men into each Battalion from the 
foreign Troops in British Pay & from the Militia was, 
for many Reasons, liable to great Difficulty and Ob 
jection ; That therefore, he must depend for the 
Augmentation upon Recruits, & upon the additional 
Battalions proposed to be raised in Scotland by 
General Fraser, and upon the additional Battalion to 
be added to the 42 d Regiment ; And it was further 
Observed to him, that the southern Expedition would 
furnish him with one more Battalion than he had 
included in his Calculation, The whole, therefore, of 
the Augmentation, including the Recruits, is stated 
at 4,400 Men, and he is encouraged to expect a Corps 
of foreign Troops, not less than 10,000, in consequence 
of the Engagements which had been entered upon, 
& nearly concluded with the Prince of Hesse, and 
Elector of Brunswick for 17,000 Men : His Lordship 
then States that the deficiency he represents in the 
Tonnage of Transports will be fully supplied by the 
Transports and Store Ships already gone and pre 
paring to go ; all which are to be at his disposal 
after their arrival and after they have landed their 
Cargoes. 

Upon the Demand for Horses & Waggons his 
Lordship observes that it is of a nature and extent 
very difficult to be complied with; That, however 
every endeavor will be exerted, hoping at the same 
time that a great part of the Service for which Wag 
gons and Horses are Demanded, may, from the nature 
of the Operations, be performed by Water Carriage, 
and therefore, he had pressed forward a Supply of Flat 
Bottomed Boats, of which 32, & 10 Yauls, & as many 
Cutters were ready, & 40 more in hand. 



January WITH GENERAL HOWE. 309 

That the Demand for entrenching Tools and other 
Articles in the Engineers Department had been 
already supplied, but that Directions would be given 
for a second Supply of the same sort, and also for 
making good what had been taken in the Nancy 
Transport : That with regard to the Provisions and 
Forage there was no doubt but that the utmost 
Activity would be used in the Department of the 
Treasury for forwarding that Branch of the Service ; 
His Lordship then approves the Measures which 
General Howe had resolved upon for sending relief to 
Quebec, laments the obstacles which had prevented 
the Execution of them, and States in general the 
steps which had been taken here for that purpose ; 
Upon the Expedition for burning Falmouth his 
Lordship observes that he has no doubt that Adm 1 
Graves had good reasons for the Step he took, and 
that the Commander of that Expedition did not pro 
ceed to extremities without an absolute refusal on 
the part of the Inhabitants to comply with the Eequi- 
sitions which appeared by the Dispatch of the Lords 
of the Admiralty to have been made to them. Upon 
the Subject of the Kemoval of the Effects of the 
Town of Boston, his Lordship signifies the King s 
pleasure that if practicable the whole should be re 
moved ; but that he must repeat to him, what had 
been said in M r Pownal s Letter, that he must use 
his own Discretion, according to Circumstances as 
they shall appear at the time ; for, however desirable 
it might be that they should be secured yet it was an 
object not to be attended to if it should create any 
Difficulty or Hazard in the Evacuation, for, in that 
Case, the Destruction of them would be fully justified. 
Upon that part of Gen 1 Howe s Commission which 
gives him authority to Post Officers upon Vacancies, 
upon general Terms, the King s pleasure is signified 
that it is not to be understood in any case to apply to 



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the Vacancy of a Regiment ; that as to the Vacancies 
of Lieu 1 Colonel & Major he may post officers to 
such Vacancies untill His Majesty s pleasure is known, 
and His Majesty will, if he thinks fit, confirm them by 
Commissions here, and, that with regard to the Artil 
lery it was to be understood that he should not fill up 
any Vacancy but in the Rank of second Lieutenant, in 
which Rank he was to grant Commissions, and also in 
all other Corps below the Rank of Field Officers. 

On the 1 st of February 1776 Lord George Ger 
main acquaints General Howe that the utmost Efforts 
had been made to press forward every preparation 
for the ensuing Campaign ; that these Preparations 
had been greatly retarded by the uncommon severity 
of the Weather, but that it was hoped that the Rein 
forcements for his Army would be embarked before 
the end of March. His Lordship then states to 
Gen 1 Howe the steps that had been taken for having 
a considerable Force in Canada early in the Spring ; 
that General Burgoyne was to act as second in Com 
mand to Gen 1 Carleton, and that he wou d proceed 
thither with 8 Regm ts from Ireland, which it was 
hoped would be ready to embark about the 20 th of 
March. He is told that if Quebec is lost, and Gene 
ral Carleton should not survive, the Command of the 
whole of His Majesty s Forces, in that Case, was to 
devolve upon him; That Majors Gen 1 Clinton, Bur 
goyne, Lord Percy, & Lord Cornwallis were to 
have the Rank of Lieut Generals in America : The old 
Colonels, who now act as Brigadiers, to be Major 
Generals, & the other Colonels to be appointed 
Brigadiers ; That in case of the whole Command de 
volving upon him, he was to dispose of the different 
Inferior Commands as he should think fit : That, 
consequently, it would be in his power either to 
appoint Gen 1 Clinton to the Command of the Troops 
in Canada, or to leave General Burgoyne in that 



February WITH GENERAL HOWE. 31 r 

Com d ; That, however, it was His Majesty s Plea 
sure that Lord Cornwallis shou d serve in Canada, 
and that he and his Regiment should be sent thither 
as soon as they returned from the Southward; His 
Lordship then observes upon the necessity of having 
Attention to the Security of Nova Scotia & New 
foundland, and signifies His Majesty s Pleasure with 
regard to the Steps to be taken for that purpose ; and 
his Lordship concludes this Dispatch with informing 
him of the orders given for a Detachment of Guards, 
consisting of 1,000 Men Rank and File to hold them 
selves in readiness to proceed to North America, 
adding only that the King had declared His Intentions 
that he would not employ any general Officer from 
hence superior in Rank to the Majors General Clinton,, 
Burgoyne, Lord Percy, or Lord Cornwallis ; and that 
tho no regular Cartel might possibly be settled with 
the Rebels for the Exchange of Prisoners, yet there 
was no doubt that the General s own Discretion wou d 
find the means of effecting such Exchange, without the 
King s Dignity & Honor being Committed, or His Ma 
jesty s Name used in any Negociation for that purpose. 
Besides the Dispatches from General Howe brought 
by Major General Burgoyne, some other Dispatches 
dated later in December were received early in 
January. In the first of these, which is dated the 
13 th December, General Howe informs that since the 
Departure of the Boyne on the 5 th of that Month, 
there had been no arrivals from Britain, and that there 
was great Reason to fear from the prevalence of 
Northerly Winds that the Transports having on board 
the 17 th , 27 th , 28 th , 46 th & 55 th Regiments, as also the 
Storeships, had been forced off the Coast; That these 
Considerations and the State of Provisions and Stores 
had given rise to very alarming apprehensions, which 
were encreased by the great danger there was of de 
fenceless Vessels falling in with the Rebel Privateers, 



3 i2 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1776 

which in great Numbers infested the Bay of Boston, 
from the different Ports to the Eastward which the 
Admiral was of opinion could not be Blocked up with 
out the Assistance of a Land Force, which could not 
possibly be spared ; He adds that the Troops entered 
into Winter Quarters the preceedingDay; that 6 Com 
panies of the 65 th Eegiment were embarked & ready to 
Sail for Halifax, & that the 18 th & 59 th Kegiments 
having been Drafted into other Corps, the Commis 
sioned and Non-Commissioned Officers and Invalid 
would be sent to England under Convoy of the Tartar. 

In another Letter of the 14 th December General 
Howe expresses his Apprehension from the small 
Quantity of Fuel in Store, which could not last longer 
than three Weeks at full Allowance for the Garrison, 
and therefore he had been reduced to order some of 
the Wharfs to be taken up, which, if a Supply did not 
soon arrive would be their only Resource ; He also 
repeats that the small Quantities of Provisions in 
Store, and the Difficulties that Ships bound to that 
Port met with both from bad Weather, & in escaping 
from the Enemy s Privateers filled him with Alarms. 

In another Letter dated the 19 th of December, 
Gen 1 Howe informs that upon Advices received of 
General Massey s arrival at Halifax with his Eegiment, 
he had countermanded his Orders for 6 Companies of 
the 6 th Regiment; That since his last Letter four 
Storeships had got in with most seasonable Supplies ; 
That Gen 1 Washington had proposed an Exchange of 
Prisoners, to which no possitive Answer would be 
given with* the King s Order ; That the small Quan 
tity of salt Provisions in Store had induced him to 
send a Transport to S t Eustatia to purchase a Cargoe, 
by which means he hoped a sufficient Supply would 
be procured if the Victuallers from England should 
loose their Passage : That he had also fitted out two 
Transports which were to Sail to Georgia, under Convoy 



February WITH GENERAL HOWE. 313 

of the Scarborough & two armed Schooners, in order 
to procure Cargoes of Rice, which he hoped wou d be 
effected with the Assistance of Sir James Wright and 
that he should send with this Armament two hundred 
Marines under the Command of a Field Officer. 

On the 26 th Dec r Gen 1 Howe acquaints Lord 
George Germain with Intelligence he had received 
from Cape Nicholas Mole of the great Quantity of 
Arms & Ammunition with which the Rebels were 
supplied at that place. 

On the 7 th Feby L d Geo Germain answers the 
Letters from Gen 1 Howe, dated the 19 and 26 Dec r 
and approves the steps which he had taken for getting 
Salt Provisions from S*. Eustatia & Rice from Georgia. 

On the 15 th January Gen 1 Howe acquaints Lord 
Geo Germain that the 6 missing Companies of the 
17 th Regm 1 6 Companies of the 55 th were arrived. 
And on the 16 February he acknowledges having 
received Lord Dartmouth s Dispatch of the 22 Oct, 
with Duplicates of other Letters from hisLordship, and 
from M r Pownall, the originals of which hadnot come to 
hand, That, observing by a Copy of a Letter to the 
Lords of the Admiralty from Lord Dartmouth of the 
22 d Sep r that the Provisions sent out by order of the 
Treasury were intended for the Fleet as well as the 
Army, he had given a Proportion of Porter to the 
Ships, altho the Seamen did not stand so much 
in need of those Refreshments as the Soldiers. He 
incloses a State of the Deficiencies in the provision 
Contract, says, he had Dispatched a Vessel to N. York, 
where he learned from Gov r Tryon there was a pros 
pect of getting some Provisions, & as the Victuallers 
for the Navy lately arrived could not conveniently 
afford a Supply for 6 Weeks he was reduced to the 
Necessity of putting the Troops on short Allowance, 
so that their Dependence was not totally upon the 
Contractor s Ships ; one of which, however, arrived 



3 14 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1775 

the 13 th with Oats Flour and Pease. General Howe 
then proceeds to take notice that if the 17 th , 27, 28, 
and 55 th Regiments were to go to Quebec as seemed 
to be intended, and he was also to detach a part of 
his Army to Halifax for the Security of that Place ; 
These Drains, together with the southern Expedi 
tion, would considerably reduce the expected Strength 
for the Spring, so that unless a large Force was sent 
from Great Britain early in the Spring he found an 
other defensive Campaign would be the conse 
quence, for, by the want of a Force to act early the 
Rebels would have time to entrench wherever they 
chose, in which Case, tho we should get possession 
of New York without resistance, we must not expect 
to carry their entrenched Camps but with great loss : 
Whereas, on the contrary, if the Army was in Force 
at the opening of the Campaign it would probably by 
rapid Movements bring the Rebels to Action upon 
equal Terms before they could cover themselves by 
Works of any Consequence ; He then, again, hints at 
the disadvantages of a defensive Campaign but says 
that if the Army to the Southward succeeds in 
possessing itself of any Post of Importance to be held 
he shall not call it of to the main Army, unless Gen 1 
Clinton should report that the well affected Inhabi 
tants are able of themselves to maintain their ground ; 
He then remarks that with a proper Army of 20,000 
Men, having 12,000 at New York, 6,000 at Rhode 
Island & 2,000 at Halifax, exclusive of an Army 
for the Province of Quebec, the then unfavorable 
Appearances would wear a different Aspect, but with 
fewer Troops the Success of an Offensive Campaign 
would be doubtfull ; He then States the hopes held 
out to him by Governor Try on, that upon the arrival 
of a Force at New York, he should be able to raise 
2,000 Men, and desires Directions in regard to the 
Bounty-Money, Payment & Cloathing of provincial 



March WITH GENERAL HOWE. 315 

Levies, and in what manner the Officers are to Eank ; 
Gen 1 Howe then States the steps he should take for 
Transporting the Army to New York, but says that 
Boston cannot be evacuated without the aid of 
Transports from Europe, and one great difficulty in 
that Operation would be the removal of the Inhabi 
tants and their Effects ; he then acquaints the Secre 
tary of State that the 6 missing Companies of the 
55 th were arrived ; That to all appearance the leaders 
of Kebellion were determined upon an active War, 
repeating that the apparent Strength of his Army 
for the Spring did not flatter him with the hope of 
bringing the Rebels to a decisive Action. 

On the 23 rd January he says he had that day, & 
not before received Lord Dartmouth s Dispatch by 
the Centurion, and particularly the secret Letter of 
the 5 th Sept r acquainting him with the steps which 
had been taken for procuring foreign Auxiliaries and 
expresses his Wish that at least 8,000 of the foreign 
Troops might be sent to him, altho he feared they 
could not arrive in time for the early Operations of 
the Campaign upon which the future Success of it so 
much depended. 

On the 28 March Lord G Germain acquaints 
Gen 1 Howe with the Treaties made for the foreign 
Auxiliaries, that the 12,200 of them Auxiliaries being 
the whole Body of Hessians were intended to serve in 
his Army, and that the Brunswickers, Waldeckers, 
& the Regiment of the Hereditary Prince of Hesse, 
together with 9 British Battalions, and the whole of 
L* Colonel M c Lean s Corps were to serve in Canada ; 
That the Transports for the first Division of Hessians, 
amounting to 8,200 Men were then compleated and 
on their Passage to the Place of Embarkation ; That 

a Detachment of Guards, amounting to 1,098 Men, 

. 
formed into a distinct Corps was on it s March to 

Portsmouth, and that there was a Prospect that the 



3 i6 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1776 

first Division of Hessians would arrive in time, so 
that they might proceed with the Guards. His 
Lordship then- States his Idea that these Troops 
should proceed to Rhode Island, that he should, 
according, give the necessary Instructions for that 
purpose, in confidence that upon their arrival there 
they would find Orders for their further Proceedings, 
or otherwise that a proper number of Cruizers would 
be stationed on the Coast to watch their Arrival, and 
proceed with them to such other place as he should 
appoint. His Lordship then States that great Diffi 
culties had attended the procuring Transports, so that 
no Judgment could be formed when a sufficient 
number wou d be ready for the second Embarkation, 
but it was hoped it would not be long first, & that 
the 42 nd 71 st Eegmt 3 making together 3,466 Men 
would embark in the Clyde by the 20 th April ; His 
Lordship then acquaints him with the Delays and 
Difficulties which had attended the fitting out the 
Armament for the southern Expedition, and refers 
him to a Copy of his Letter to General Clinton, wrote 
after Intelligence had been received of the dispersion 
of the Fleet after it left Cork, observing, that the 
Effect of the Orders contained in that Letter would 
be that the whole, or the greatest part of that 
Armament, would join him as early as the Troops 
could come from hence, so, that, he might be able to 
open the Campaign in the Month of May or beginning 
of June ; That of late we have had better Success in 
our Recruiting, and that what Men had been collected 
would be sent to him by different opportunities ; but 
that it was feared that we should not procure in time 
for ensuing Campaign all that were necessary to 
compleat the Augmentation. His Lordship then ob 
serves, that as he had in his Disposition of Bat 
talions included the 6 th Regiment at S t Vincent, 
it was the King s Intention to have given him that 



March WITH GENERAL HOWE. 317 

Regiment compleat, by turning over to it the effective 
Men of the 48 th . That, however, by the slow pro 
gress in forming the additional Battalions and 
Companies of the Eoyal Americans, That Arrange 
ment cou d not be effected, but that he might take 
the 6 th Regiment in it s present State, and send 
Transports for it whenever he could spare them. 
That the Operations in Canada must depend upon the 
Situation of Affairs there when the Force arrives ; 
But, if the Rebels shou d in consequence of their 
Repulse on the 31 December, have given up all 
thought of Conquest on that side, which was very 
probable, there was ground to hope that the Army 
would advance into the Colonies by the passage of 
the Lakes, and that every preparation had been made 
here that could give facility to such a Plan; That 
upon a view of all the Objects of the Campaign, the 
securing the Assistance of the Indians was an im 
portant Consideration : That every proper step had 
been taken for that purpose, and that Colonel Guy 
Johnson, who was now here, would be sent out to 
him with the like Powers given to Sir W ra Johnson 
in 1756. That with regard to the wish that he had 
Expressed, to have orders concerning the Bounty 
Money & Pay of the Provincial Levies, & the Rank 
of their Officers ; it had been already directed that 
the Officers were not to be entitled to half-pay, or 
to have any other Rank than what was allowed to 
the like Corps in the last War ; That the Commander 
in chief was to supply the Sums necessary for Levy 
Monies and Pay, but that the Cloathing Arms and 
Accoutrements, and also Tents & Camp necessaries 
would be sent from hence. His Lordship then con 
cludes his Dispatch with Congratulating the Gen 1 
upon the Appointment of his Brother to be the Naval 
Commander in Chief in North America. 



3i8 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1776 

On the 27 April, Lord Geo. Germain transmits to 
Gen 1 Howe the embarkation Returns of the Hessians 
and Guards, and also a Copy of his Lordship s Letter 
of Instructions to General Heister, and of the Orders 
given to the Admiralty respecting the Naval part ; 
His Lordship also acquaints him that the 42 & 71 
Regmt 8 were probably all on board the Transports in 
the Clyde, and transmits to him a Copy of his Letter 
of Instructions to Sir W m Erskine, commanding Officer 
of that Corps. 

On the 2 d May Lord George Germain received a 
letter from Gen 1 Howe, addressed to Lord Dartmouth, 
dated on board His Majesty s Ship Chatham Nantasket 
Road, 21 March 1776, in which he acquaints his 
Lordship that, after all his struggles to supply the 
Army with Provisions from the southern Provinces 
and the West Indies, from whence some of the Vessels 
were not returned, and after an anxious expectation 
of more Transports to convey the Troops, Stores, Civil 
Officers & Effects, the Enemy by taking possession 
and fortifying the commanding Heights on Dorchester 
Neck, in order to force the Ships by the Cannon to 
quit the Harbor, he was reduced to the necessity 
either of exposing the Army to the greatest Distress 
by remaining in Boston, or of withdrawing from it. 
That the preserving his Force, when it could no 
longer act to advantage left him no room to doubt of 
the propriety of removal ; That he took his Resolution 
on the 7 March, & executed it on the 17, without 
the least molestation from the Rebels. The Gen 1 
then, in order to explain the State he was reduced to 
in the Article of Provisions, incloses the Commis 
sary s report upon that Subject ; He then relates 
the measures taken by the Rebels to possess them 
selves of Dorchester Neck, and relates the new Works 
which they had erected at Phipp s Farm, from which 
place, and from Roxbury, they had begun to Can- 



May WITH GENERAL HOWE. 319 

nonade the Town ; That upon advice of the Enemy s 
Intentions to possess themselves of Dorchester Neck, 
upon discovery of the Works they had begun for 
that purpose, he determined upon an Attack with all 
the Force he could collect ; That his Attack was to 
have been made on the 5 th March by 2,400 who were 
rendezvoused at Castle William, but the Wind coming 
contrary and blowing very hard, the Ships were not 
able to get to their Destination, & the Attempt be 
came impracticable ; That the stormy weather con 
tinuing all the next day & night, gave the Enemy 
time to improve their Works, to bring up their 
Cannon, and to put themselves into such a State of 
Defence that he could promise himself but little 
Success in Attacking them, and therefore he judged 
it the most advisable to prepare for the evacuation of 
the Town, Adm 1 Shuldham assuring him that he would 
supply him with one Month s Provisions. The 
General then States the difficulties he had to en 
counter with from the Disproportion of Transports; 
That the Enemy, however, giving no interruption 
everything was got in ready by the 14, and the opera 
tion effected by the 17 th , after having destroyed all such 
Military Stores as could not be taken on board, and 
having also, pursuant to orders, demolished Castle 
William ; The Gen 1 then States his reasons for going 
to Halifax, which under all it s disadvantages was the 
only place where the Army could remain until Sup 
plies arrived from Europe; That upon his arrival 
there his first Attention would be to the Defence of 
the Town & Dock Yard, which, being effected, he 
concluded that three Battalions with Gorham s & 
Maclean s Corps would be sufficient for it s Protection ; 
That he should also detach 3 Regiments to Quebec, 
and should hold himself in readiness to proceed with 
the rest of the Army, which might consist of about 
5,000 Men to New York, and that, altho that Force 



320 PRECIS OF CORRESPONDENCE 1776 

might be too small to expect more from it than the 
Possession of the Town, which in itself is a most 
important Post, yet he should attempt it at all Hazards 
as soon as possible, apprehending it would be more 
advisable to pursue that Measure without delay, than 
by waiting for Reinforcements from Europe, of which 
he had no certainty, to give the Rebels time to form 
an Army in the Province of New York; That he 
was sensible how much more desireable it would have 
been to have proceeded to NCAV York ; but the Con 
dition of the Troops crowded in Transports without 
regard to convenience, the inevitable Disortment of 
Stores, and all the incumberances with which he was 
clogged, made that impracticable, & were Considera 
tions which he hoped would lead His Majesty to 
approve his Determination. 

It may be proper here to remark that all the 
Letters mentioned to have been reced from General 
Howe were addressed to Lord Dartmouth, and that 
at the time Gen 1 Howe evacuated Boston, and when 
he wrote the last mentioned Dispatch he was wholly 
unacquainted with Lord Geo. Germain s Appointm* to 
be Secretary of State, nor had he received any one of 
the many Dispatches which his Lordship had wrote 
to him, acquainting him with the steps which had 
been taken for sending him a Reinforcement greatly 
exceeding what he either expected or required. 

On the 3 d May Lord G. Germain acquaints Gen 1 
Howe that under the Circumstances of the miscarriage 
of his Dispatches, and of his not having received 
Supplies, the step which he very prudently took of 
withdrawing from the Town of Boston was entirely 
approved by the King, and in the execution of which 
he had given the fullest proof of His Majesty s 
Wisdom & Discernment in the choice of so able and 
brave an Officer. His Lordship recapitulates in 
general the Arrangement made with respect to the 



May WITH GENERAL HOWE. 321 

Troops to be employed on the different Services under 
his command and that of General Carleton, and 
acquaints him with the actual State of the different 
Embarkations and concludes with saying that the 
plan he proposed for attacking ]N"ew York as soon as 
possible was becoming that Spirit & Vigour with 
which he had always acted; but adds that as such 
large Reinforcements were going to him, he wished 
they might arrive before the time of his carrying that 
plan into Execution, that his Eorce might be so 
increased as to render his Success more certain. 



[Here ends the Precis. 



Various Military ficlums; also in TW.290. 

Boston. Return 1 st Octob r 177-5. 11: 14 th November 

Effectives Hank & File 

Present and fit for Duty. 

Total. 

Foot including Marines 5,094 7,33b 

Light Dragoons 107 -07 

5 Comp of Artillery 174 214 

0,035 7,751) 

T , (Sick 14311 

Infantry | 0n Command ]90 

JSick 39^ 1,083 

Ll - ht Dm S( On Command ll 

Artillery Sick 22; 



7,718 7,75 J 



Boston. Eeturn 21 st : Xovcm r 1775 K : 27 Dcccm r 

Effective Hank & File 

Present and lit for Duty. 

Total. 

Foot including Marines 4,831 0,934 

Light Dragoons 14!) 208 

9 Comp 3 of Artillery 342 412 



5,322 7,554 

T , (Sick 1,031^ 

Infantry | Qn Command 49 

Light Drag 3 Sick 58 

Artillery Sick 34 j 

7,094 7,554 



1776 VARIOUS MILITARY RETURNS. 323. 

Boston. Return 12 th January 1776 R/. 22 d Febry 

Effectives Rank & File 

Present and fit for Duty. 

Total. 

Foot including Marines 4,827 7,201 

Light Dragoons 158 207 

Artillery 335 393 



5,320 7,801 

T f (Sick 1,309^ 

Infantry j Qn Command > 967 

_ 9 

Light Dragoons Sick 28 

Artillery Sick 34 ; 

7,658 7,801 



Boston. Return 17 th March 1776. R/ 6 th June 

Effectives Rank & File 

Present and fit for Duty. 

Total. 

Foot including Marines 6,135 7,122 

Light Dragoons 182 206 

Artillery 329 384 



6,646 7,712 

T f (Sick 5591 

Infantry j Command 3,3 1 

I 922 
Light Drag 9 Sick 3 

Artillery Sick 32j 

7,568 7,712 



v 9 



3 2 4 VARIOUS MILITARY RETURNS. 1776 

Eeturn of Garrison. Halifax 17 Ap 1 1776 

P 7o S rdut* fit Sick On Command. Total 

Effectives Bank & file SCO 89 79 1,113 



Halifax. Return 4 th June 1776. E/ 5 th July 

Effectives Rank & File 

Present and fit for Duty. 

Total. 

Foot including Marines 7,161 8177 

Light Dragoons 162 206 

Artillery 338 397 

7,661 8780 

T f (Sick 6051 

Infantry | On Command 25g | 



Light Drag 

D (On Command 111 

Artillery Sick 34 J 

8,581 8,780 



INDEX 



Abercrombie, see Abercromby. 

Abercromby, Lt. Col., thanked, 9; dead, 
21 ; effects to be sold, 65. 

Accomplices in Robbery, information re 
quired, 106. 

Accounts to be settled, 81, 165, 291, 294 ; 
General Hospital, 222 ; to be given in, 277. 

Accoutrements (see arms), Instructions 
lespeeting, 9, 16, 24, 26, 37, 203; lost in 
action, 107, 117, 159, 203 ; to be sent from 
England, 317. 

Adair, Jesse, Overseer of Works, 74 ; pro 
moted, 148. 

Addison, Capt., killed, 22. 

Adjutants, to attend Deputy Adjutant 
G-eueral, 289. 

Adjutant General, return of Men un 
fit for service to be given in to, 260 ; corps 
to give in a return of Women desirous of 
going to England to, 262; Officers to give 
in their determinations in writing to, 271 ; 
Officers commanding Regiments to report 
to, 278. 

Adlum, Capt. Lieut., promoted, 263. 

Admiralty (Lords of) requisitions to Fal- 
mouth refused, 309; Letter from Lord 
Dartmouth, 313; Orders from Lord Q-. 
Germaine to, 318. 

Adye. Captain, Deputy Judge Advocate, 

Ag-new, Lt. Col., Field Officer to Grena 
diers, 52; Field Officer for the Day, 100, 
108, 116, 123, 129, 139 ; Field Officer for 
the Lines, 109, 153, 161, 190, 199, 219 ; Field 
Officer for command at Charlestown, 164 ; 
detachment to be relieved, 179; H. M. 
Aide-de-Camp, 243 ; to take rank as Brigr. 
General, 243; to embark on the "Earl f 
Effingham," 282 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Ainslie, Henry, promoted, 133. 

Alarm of fire, 142 ; Night, 194 ; Day, 195 ; 
Orders to Picquets in case of, 211 ; Orders 
to Troops in case of, 220. 

Alarm Guns removed, 84 ; not to be 
fired but by order, 119 ; on Beacon Hill, 
164, 220 ; orders respecting, 180, 220. 

Alarm Posts, to remain as directed, 90 ; 
orders, 180; position of, 123, 162, 196. 

Allowances for Officers, 249. 

Amherst, Genl., succeeded by Howe, xii.; 
commissions to Howe and Carleton of 
same tenor and authority as that to, 299. 

Amitus Providence, Orders, 255. 

Ammunition (see Arms) to be examined, 
5, 12, 28, 206, 209 ; to be distributed equally, 
52 ; expended to be replaced, 78; limit for 
Troops, 116 ; for men in Hospitals, 126 ; 
returns relating to, 34, 207, 216, 223 ; waste 
of, 20, 209; to be reviewed by Majr. Genl. 
Percy, 262 ; supplied to the Rebels, 313. 

Anderson, Captain, dead, 250. 

Anderson, James, Captain of Royal North 
British Volunteers, 123 ; returns to be 
signed by, 124. 



Anderson, Lieut., effects to be sold, 86. 

Anketell, Matthew, promoted, 289. 

Apleton, a Mason, to attend Barrack 
Master, 111. 

Apthorp, Charles, promoted, 274. 

Apthorp (Pay Master General), loss of 
Cow and Lamb, 151. 

Arbuthnot, Robert, promoted, 293. 

Armament for Southern Expedition, 316 

Armourers to be sent to Royal Artillery 
216; orders, 251. 

Arms (see Accoutrements and Ammu 
nition) to be examined, 5, 12 ; regiments, 
complement, and deficiencies, 13, 284, 292 ; 
instructions respecting, 9, 13, 16, 24, 26, 
37, 107, 165, 216. 219, 236; returns to be 
given in, 102, 117, 203, 217, 261, 274, 292 ; 
for men in Hospitals, 126 ; sentries to be 
cautious of, 198 ; repairs of, 216, 224, 251, 
256 ; unserviceable, 222 ; to be reviewed f 
262 ; issue of, 284, 290, 292 ; to be returned 
to Armoury, 290, 292 ; supplied to Rebels, 
313 ; to be sent from England, 317. 

Arnold, John, promoted, 132. 

Articles to be sold, 88. 

Artificers, a return to be made, 85 ; em 
ployed, 135 ; not to be taken off duty, 180. 

Artillery, Captain to attend at the Lines, 
94 ; to fire a royal salute, 120, 199 ; detach 
ment to be relieved, 164 ; Guard, 167 ; to 
be served with fuel weekly, 176; Court 
Martial, 246 ; to occupy George s Island, 
247 ; arrival of four Companies, 306 ; Mili 
tary returns, 322, 323, 324. 

Artillery Redoubt, evening and morn 
ing gun to be fired, 178. 

Artillery Stores, Order respecting, 176. 

Ask, Lpvert, promoted, 263. 

Associated Companies, to attend 
Fires without Arms, 143. 

Attack, determined upon by Howe, 319 ; 
idea abandoned, 319. 

Auction at Haldimand s, postponed, 81 ; 
day and time fixed, 85. 

Auxiliaries (Foreign) steps taken for 
procuring, 315. 

Axes to be delivered to regiments, 249. 

Bagrgragre, Orders to Troops respecting 
shipment, 231, 232, 255, 261, 279, 288. 

Bagrgrs, Ensign, exchanges regiment, 285. 

Bailey, Thomas, tried for striking Lieut. 
Russel, and for insolence, sentenced, 151. 

Bailey, Zachay , promoted, 286. 

Bailie, John, promoted, 23. 

Bailiss (a Baker), to attend Commissary 
General, 197. 

Baily, Lieut ; appointed Assistant Deputy 
Quarter Master General, and ordered to 
proceed to England, 143. 

Baird, Lieut. ; killed, 21. 

Baker, Benjamin, Major of Brigade, 13, 
143, 174, 178, 186, 191, 195, 199, 201, 205. 
206, 208, 210, 214, 216, 218, 221, 224, 230, 
237, 256, 260, 262 266, 273, 290, 295; pro- 



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BAKER B OS TON. 



Baker, Benjamin, continued. 
moted, 21, 149 ; posted in Seniority, 278. 

Baker, Thomas, to take charge of invalids 
for England, 65, 69 ; promoted, 149. 

Bakers, list of, to be given in, 182. 

Balagnire, Ensign, retires, 285. 

Baldwin, Henry, promoted, 22. 

Balfour, Captain, Aide-de-Camp, 108. 

Ball, practice, 203, 204. 

Ballances, Order respecting, 159; to be 
given to Captain Herbert, 160 ; time to be 
paid, 165. 

Bamford, Captain, Assistant Engineer, 74 ; 
Overseer of the Works, 265. 

Bancroft, George, III. 

Banks, Joshua, promoted, 244. 

Barker, Lieut (of the 4th), promoted, 200. 

Barker, William, promoted, 150. 

Barnard, Lt. Col., Field Officer, 295. 

Barr, William, promoted, 283. 

Barrack Allowance, to commence, 136. 

Barrack Furniture.Orders to Regiments 
concerning, 227. 

Barrack Guard, Orders to mount, 168 ; 
to supply the Hounds, 173 ; to consist of 
Convalescents, 225. 

Barrack Master, Instructions to, 26, 77, 
135, 136, 156, 169, 200, 227, 249; returns 
to be made to, 156 ; to provide Troops with 
Spermacetic Candles, 208 ; to complete 
bedding of each regiment, 213 ; Order re 
specting Quarter Masters receipts given to, 
213 ; to give receipts for furniture, 227. 

Barrack Master General, to provide 
Wood, 169 ; returns to be made to, 173 ; 
furniture not to be removed, without an 
Order from, 213 ; to provide quarters, 247; 
to pay regiments for cutting Fuel, 249. 

Barrack Office, returns to be sent each 
day to, 176, 193 ; application for allow 
ances to be made at, 176 ; Tools to be re 
turned to, and money obtained at, 200.. 

Barran, see Barron. 

Barren, John, promoted, 245 ; appointed 
to Fort Cumberland Works, 267. 

Barrow, Sir John, v., vi., vil. 

Barrow, Thomas, promoted, 150, 153. 

Bartons Point Bedoubt, a working 
party to march to, 193. 

Bascbwan, Ensign, promoted, 157. 

Basset, Thomas, promoted, 244, 285. 

Bassett, Major, to preside at Court Mar 
tial, 31 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 101, 
118, 125, 142 ; Field Officer for the Day, 
109, 154, 161, 190 ; Field Officer for com 
mand at Charlestown, 164 ; replaced by 
Captain Vallass, 200; retires, 285; Field 
Officer, 295. 

Battalions, establishment, 145 ; required 
for Halifax, 319. 

Battalions of the Line, Orders, 294. 

Batte, Captain, promoted, 290. 

Battut, John, promoted, 248. 

Bayonets, Order respecting, 67, 153 ; Order 
to charge with, 76. 

Bays, Thomas, pardoned and ordered to 
join regiment, 282. 

Bearman, Thos,, appointed 1st Lt., 140- 

Beck, William, tried for desertion, 79 ; sen 
tenced, 80, 

Beckwitb, Lieut. Col., retires, 244. 



Beckwith, Onslow, promoted, 274. 

Bedding 1 , to be delivered to Quarter 
Masters, 144 ; to be completed, 213 ; for 
Regimental Hospitals, 223 ; to be sent on 
board, 230 ; urgently needed, 306. 

Beef, will be sold, 119; allowed to Soldiers 
without stoppage, 208 ; to be delivered to 
Quarter Masters, 238. 

Beer, time for issue, 53. 

Bell, Bryan, promoted, 200. 

Bell, Thomas, tried for robbery and sen 
teuced, 46. 

Bells, to be rung for the Alarm, 142. 

Bennett, Thomas, to be sent to Deputy 
Quarter Master General s Office, 277. 

Bennett, William Pierce, promoted, 149. 

Benson, John, to be sent to Deputy Quarter 
Master General, 137. 

Berniere, Henry De, promoted. 4D. 

Bessett, Richard, promoted, 149. 

Bidley, Lieut., replaced byLt.\Villson,263 

Billing-sport, xii. 

Bills of Exchang-e, to be given by Pay 
Masters, 267. 

Birch, Lt. Col., to direct patrolcs, 118; to 
give orders to Light Dragoons, 120 ; Presi 
dent, Court Martial, 139 ; ill, 139. 

Birmingham, John, promoted, 134. 

Biscuit, for each Corps, 241. 

Bishopp, Major, replaced by Capt. II. 
Cre\ve, 221. 

Black, P., to be 2nd Lieut, of North British 
Volunteers, 123. 

Blackden, Charles, promoted, 283. 

Blacket, Henry, promoted, 130. 

Blackett, Captain, dead, 248. 

Blackgrove, Sergeant, to attend Lieut. 
Marr, 77. 

Blair, William, to be 1st Lieut, of Royal 
North British Volunteers, 123. 

Blake, Lieut., replaced by 2nd Lieut. J. 
Blake, 274. 

Blake, John, promoted, 274. 

Blakeney, William, promoted, 244, 285. 

Blankets, reported abuse of, 213; for 
Regimental Hospitals, 223 ; Corps to take 
with them, 225; urgently needed, 306. 

Blayney Colonel, dead, 244. 

Blood, Lieut., retires, 108. 

Blunt, Harry, Field Officer for the Lines, 
103, 120, 145, 207, 220, 231 ; Field Officer 
for the Day, 111, 126, 131, 155, 163, 170, 
178, 214 ; Field Officer for detachment at 
Charlestown, 192; promoted, 244, 285; 
Field Officer, 295. 

Board, John, to attend Engineer, 147 

Boards (flooring), to be collected and pre 
served, 131 

Boats, not to pass ferry after stated time, 
42; to attend, 109, 110; flat, not to be 
damaged, 232, 255; flat bottom, to be 
returned, 232 ; Major Campbell in charge 
of flat bottomed, 236; orders respecting, 
242, 255, 288 ; ship, to be hoisted every 
night, 242 ; not to be detained, 243 ; one 
flat, to remain with each regiment, 255, 
288 ; to be repaired, 255 ; a supply of flat 
bottomed, attainable, 308. 

Borrough, Randall, promoted, 133. 

Boscawen, Lieuteuant-General, dead, 88. 

Boston, siege of, iii., ix., xiv., xix. ; in. 



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327 



Boston, continued, 

vasion of, xv. ; destitution of, xvtii. ; 
hazard of the Army s continuing at, 300 ; 
to be abandoned, 300 ; removal of effects 
advised, 301, 306, 309 ; in no danger during 
Winter, 302 ; Troops employed in provi 
ding for security of, 302; opinion as to 
evacuation, 303 ; Harbor to be blocked 
up, 303, 305 ; evacuation contemplated, 
305,307,309, 312; bay infested bv Eebel 
Privateers, 312 ; evacuation of, 318, 319, 320. 

Boston Common, Troops to encamp on, 1. 

Boswell, David, promoted, 286. 

Botet, Anthony, promoted, 149. 

Bounty, list of persons deserving, re 
quired, 284 ; directions desired respecting, 
314; sums necessary to be supplied by 
Commander-in-chief, 317. 

Bourke, Charles, promoted, 133. 

Bourmaster, or Bowmaster, Lieut., 
corps to return flat bottom bouts to, 232 ; 
to give directions respecting flat bottom 
boats, 288. 

Box (landed from Centurion), missing ; re 
ward offered for recover of, 254. 

Boyce, James, promoted, 248. 

Boyd, George P., ordered to jjct as Surgeon 
to Light Infantry, 171 ; to attend Corps of 
Light Infantry and Grenadiers, 221 ; Sur 
geon to Koyal Hospital Emigrants, 266. 

Boyde, see Boyd. 

41 Boyne " The, arrival of Major Gen. Bur- 
goyne in, 304 ; departure of, 311. 

Brabazon, Captain, retires, 286. 

Braccon (43rd Eegt.), to be employed by 
Deputy Quarter Master General, 262. 

Brandon, John, to be 1st Lieut, of Loyal 
Irish Volunteers, 162; tried by Court 
Martial and acquitted, 284. 

Brandywine, battle of, ix. 

Bread, Officers to receive their proportion 
of, 239. 

Breny, Charles, promoted, 149. 

Brewery, two porter casks to be sent for 
spruce beer, 249. 

Brick, Daniel, promoted, 133. 

Bricklayers, to attend at Barrack, 129. 

Brigade. Orders to Captains, 290 ; working 
parties from, 291 ; Orders to 1st, 294. 

Brigade Maj or of the Day, Order to,114. 

Brigadier Generals, Orders, 115. 

Brigadier General of the Day, Order 
to, 114, 115, 212. 

Bright, Lieut., promoted, 189. 

Brilliant Transport, to receive Camp 
Equipage, 14. 

Bristol, Lieut., to have the care of boats 
requiring pepairs, 255. 

Britannia Transport, to receive Bag 
gage, 14. 

Broadstreet, Samuel, to act as Major, 263 ; 
Field Officer, to visit Hospital Ships, 266. 

Brooks, Arthur, promoted, 22. 

Brooms, to be provided, 25. 

Brown, Lieut. (Marines), dead, 148. 

Brown, Lieut. (52nd Regt.), promoted, 290. 

Brown, George (14th Regt.), promoted, 21. 

Brown, George (40th Regt.), promoted, 286. 

Brown, JoUn (23rd Begt.), promoted, 288. 

Brown, John (44th Regt.), tried for Mutiny 
and sentenced, 188. 



Brown, William, promoted, 149, 248. 

Brown (see Browne), 

Browne, Captain (52ud Regt.) ; Assistant- 
Engineer, 16; to apply for number of Tools 
required, 45 ; boards not to be removed but 
by order of, 54 ; Brigade Major, 58, 99, 
101, 105, 108, 112, 116, 119, 122,125, 127, 130, 
137, 139, 145, 151, 155, 161, 162, 166, 173, 177, 
179, 182, 189, 194, 197, 200, 204, 207, 209, 212, 
215, 217. 220, 223, 227, 233, 258, 262, 265, 
272, 288, 295; posted in Seniority, 278; 
Major of Brigade in North America, 283. 

Browne, George, promoted, 41. 

Browne, William, tried for robbery, 85 ; 
acquitted, 86. 

Brownrigg, Robert, promoted, 152. 

Bruce, Major, Field Officer for Picquets, 
5, 8, 27, 36, 42, 50, 56, 63, 71, 77, 84, 90, 96 ; 
thanked, 9; Field Officer for the Lines, 12, 
16, 18, 28, 39, 44, 51, 59, 66, 74, 80, 86, 93, 
201, 214, 220 ; Field Officer for the Day, 
103, 168, 207, 268 ; Field Officer for de 
tachment at Charlestowu, 179; ill, 65; 
appointed to Light Infantrv, 108 ; Orders, 
32, 239: Field Officer to "visit Hospital 
Ships, 263 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Bruce, Lieut. Col., Field Officer for the 
Lines, 112, 126, 135, 155, 163, 179, 192 ; 
Field Officer for the Day, 120, 145, 186, 
201, 207, 220, 231 ; instructions to, 160 ; 
to command detachment at Charlestown, 
209, 210 ; detachment to be relieved, 217 

Bruce, Wm, promoted, 67; Surgeon, 188. 

Bruere, Lieut., killed, 21. 

Brunswick (Elector of), engagements 
entered on with, 308. 

Buchannon, Ensign, to attend General 
Howe, 4. 

Buckets, to be distributed, 143. 

Bunbury, Thomas, promoted, 22 

Bunker Hill, iii., vii., viii., ix., xiii., 
xiv., xv., xvi., xvii., xviii. 

Burgoyne, General, ix., x., xiii., 
xviii. ; letters, xv., to command and 
inspect several regiments, 36, 48 ; to 
command Right Wing, 115; orderly 
officers to assemble, 240 ; promoted, 270 ; 
arrived with dispatches, 304 ; dispatches 
carried by, 307; to act as second in com 
mand to General Carleton, 310; Orders, 
310; to be Lieut. General, 310; or General 
Clinton to command in Canada, 310 ; no 
general officer to be employed superior in 
rank to, 311. 

Burley (49th Regt.), to be employed by 
Deputy Quarter Master General, 262. 

Burn, Corporal (carpenter), Orders, 147. 

Burnes, George, promoted, 276. 

Butler, Lieut. Col. (38th Regt.) ordered to 
join his regiment, 108 ; Field Officer for 
the Lines, 176. 197 ; Field Officer for the 
Day, 205, 210, 217, 224, 236, 294 ; appointed 
on Court Martial, 266; Field Officer, 295. 

Butler, Major, thanked, 9 ; Field Officer 
to Light Infantry, 52; Field Officer for 
the Lines, 91, 98 ; Field Officer for 
Picquets, 95 ; promoted, 104. 

Butler, James, promoted, 103. 

Butler, Mr., to brew and supply Spruce 
beer to the regiments, 248. 

Bygrove (Gent.), promoted, 150. 



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CAIRNS CHARLES TO WN. 



Cairns, James, tried for stealing, and sen 
tenced, 188. 

Cairncross, Major, retires, 43. 

Cairncross, John, to attend Commissary 
General, 197. 

Calder, Sir Harry, President of Court 
Martial, 55, Field Officer for the day, 102, 
119, 144, 191, 200, 220, 230; Field Officer 
for the Lines, 111, 126, 131, 155, 163, 170, 
178 ; to command several regiments at 
CharlestowH, 202; Field Officer for De 
tachment at Charlestown, 204 ; detach 
ment to be relieved, 210 ; Field Officer to 
visit Hospital Ships, 266; Field Officer, 295. 

Callaghan, Ensign, to attend General 
Howe, 4. 

Gamp, to be kept clean, 5; to be cleared of 
useless wood and broken fences, 8 ; 
necessaries to be sent from England, 317. 

Campaign, probable time given for open- 
ins, 316 ; objects of, 317. 

Campaign (Defensive), probable plans, 
314 ; disadvantages, 314. 

Campaign (Offensive), success, doubtful, 
314. 

Campbell, Major (55th Eegt.), President 
at Court of Inquiry, 192 ; Field Officer for 
the Lines, 200, 207, 229 ; Field Officer for 
the Day, 212, 219, 267, 291 ; to give direc 
tions to Rowers, 236 ; to superintend liat- 
bottomed boats, 236 ; names of rowers to 
be sent to, 236 ; Corps to receive one cask 
of biscuit from, 241 ; promoted, 275. 

Campbell, J. (22nd Regt.), promoted, 21. 

Campbell, Colin (35th Regt.), promoted, 
40, 150 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 99. 122, 
175, 196, 234; Field Officer for the Day, 
107, 114, 127, 137, 148, 153, 186, 204, 210, 
216, 224 ; Patroles to visit near his 
Quarters, 183 ; appointed on Court Martial, 
266; Orders to his Company, 294; Field 
Officer, 295. 

Campbell, Captain, effects to be sold, 43. 

Campbell, David, promoted, 263. 

Campbell, Hugh, promoted, 133. 

Campbell, Robert, promoted, 133. 

Campbell, Lieut. (44th Regt.), Adjutant 
of Light Infantry, 172. 

Camp Fquipage, Officers to be provided 
with, 116 ; return to be given in, 265. 

Camp Guards, 2, 4, 113. 

Canada, Corps to be employed in opening 
a communication with, 303; steps being 
taken to have a considerable force in, 310 ; 
Operations in, 317. 

Candles, allowed to Officers, 136, 249; 
Order respecting Spermacetic, 208. 

Cane, Major, Field Officer for the Lines, 42, 
50, 56, 65, 73, 96 ; Field Officer for Picquets, 
48, 56, 62, 70, 94 ; ill, 73 ; retires, 108. 

Cane, Edward, promoted, 41 

Caner, Dr., xviii. 

Canteens, to be filled with rum and 
water, 225 

Cape Ann, destruction resolved on, 306; 
an attack found inexpedient, 306. 

Cape Nicholas Mole, Arms and Ammu 
nition supplied to the Rebels at, 313. 

Caps, sent for the relief of Soldiers, 287. 

Captains for Court of Inquiry, to sit, 192; 
selected, 193. 



Captains of Camp Picquets, instructions 
to, 25 ; to go the Rounds only in Cam]) 
and to receive directions from Field 
Officer, 119, 246. 

Carbines, order respecting, 210. 

Carleton, Major General, to command 
H.M. Forces in Canada, 107,299; Superior 
Officer, 300 ; presents for the Indians to be 
sent to, 301 ; arrival of a vessel from, 306 ; 
General Burgoyne to act second in com 
mand to, 310 ; instructions to Major 
General Howe in the event of "the decease 
of, 310; arrangement made with respect 
to Troops under command of, 321. 

Carpenters, Orders to Men belonging to 
Corps employed as 197; to be sent to 
Deputy Quarter Master General, 252 ; to be 
sent to General Parade, 268, 279; em 
ployed by and to receive orders from 
Captain Spry, 263. 

Carr, Lieut. Col. (35th Regt.) Field 
Officer for the Linos, 93. 122, 127, 137, 148, 
174, 196 ; Field Officer fur the Day, 106, 
113, 158, 185, 204, 209, 216, 223, 233, 238 ; 
patroles to visit near quarters, 183 ; 
President Court Martial, 246; mentioned, 
253 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Carriages to be provided, 89. 

Carrick, see Carrique. 

Carrique, Richard, promoted, 150; name 
to be erased, 153 

Carry, Jos., to attend Barrack Master, 169. 

Carter, Benjamin, Orders, 147 

Cartridges, a return to be given in, 52; 
order respecting, 60, 68, 224; to be ex 
amined, 61 ; Order respecting making, 61, 
170, 196, 201, 224, 264, 275; damaged, to be 
replaced, 206 

Carts, Order respect ing, 160 

Casks, Order respecting, 255 

Castle William, to be dismantled, 300; 
to be destroyed, 305 ; men assembled at, 
319 ; demolished, 319 

Casualties, a return to be given in, 8 

Catherine Transport, to receive Camp 
Equipage, 14 

Cattle, to be sold. 84, 117 

Cawthorne, William, promoted, 133 

Cayler, Captain (46th Regt.), Aide-de- 
Camp, 45, 108; replaced by Capt. W. 
Lessley, 275 ; promoted. 276 

Cellars, to be prepared, 182 

Centurion, Man of War, a box missing, 
landed from the, 254 ; dispatch to Major 
General Howe by the, 315 

Cerberus, Man of War, arrival of Howe^ 
Clinton, and Burgoyne in, xiii 

Certificates, Order respecting, 159, 168, 
169, 200, 287 

Chadwick, Captain, retires, 292 

Chamberlain, Millen, Boston subscrip 
tion, xviii. 

Chameny, Forbes, promoted, 285 

Chamier, Mr., see Commissary General 

Champagne, Forbes, promoted, 217 

Chandler, William, appointed Lieut., 140 

Chapmans (a Mason), to attend Barrack 
Master, 110 

Charlestown, Opinion of Maj. Genl. 
Howe, respecting taking possession! 
of, 305. 



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329 



Charlestown Ferry, Guard to be posted 
at, 19 ; persons not allowed to pass, 168. 

Cliarlestown Heights, xiv. 

Charleton, William, promoted, 104. 

Charming 1 Nancy, Transport, invalids 
to embark, 72. 

Chedworth, Lord, title extinct, iv. 

Chetwynd, Hon. William promoted, 
22. 

Chew, Miss, xi. 

Chimneys, Order respecting, 144. 

Chitwin, Lieut., Aide-de-Camp, 273. 

Christie, Eobert, promoted, 49. 

Chrystie, Nathl., promoted, 133. 

Chudley, Major, dead, 189. 

Church Bells, ringing signal, 231. 

Civil Officers, to be conveyed by Trans 
ports, 318. 

Clark, Lt. Col. (43rd Eegt.), thanked, 9, 
131 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 15, 24, 34, 
40, 47, 54, 62, 71, 77, 84, 89, 94, 185, 195 ; 
Field Officer for Ph-quets, 19, 29, 39, 44, 
53. 60, 66, 74, 81, 87, 92, 93, 98 ; Field 
Officer for Light Infantry, 52; Field 
Officer for the Day, 174 ; 55th Regt. to do 
duty with his Corps, 190 ; to reinforce the 
Lines at Gun-firing, 240 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Clark, Ensign (35th Regt.). promoted, 41. 

Clark, John (63rd Regt.), promoted 41. 

Clark, John Montague, promoted, 41. 

Clarke, see Clark (Lt. Col.) 

Cleaveland, see Cleveland. 

Clerk, see Clark (Lt. Col.) 

Clerk of General Hospital, applica 
tion to admit sick to be made to, 222. 

Cleveland (Lt. Col.), to command 
pioneers, 2 ; instructions to, 74, 143 ; men 
unfit for duty to be sent to, and to make 
Cartridges, 196; to order powder, ball and 
paper to be given to Corps 201 ; applica 
tion for Cartridges to be made to, 224 ; to 
direct employment for working parties, 
225, 227 ; appointed Colonel 243 ; to take 
rank as Brigadier General, 243 ; a Major 
of Brigade appointed to, 245 ; will receive 
Arms from the Corps, 284 ; to issue Arms 
to the Regiments, 290; a return of Arms 
to be given to, 292. 

Clinch, Peter, promoted, 276. 

Clinton, Sir Henry, iii., xiii., xiv. ; to 
take Genl. Howe s place, x., received by 
Lord Howe, xii. ; thanked 3, 9, 98 ; to 
command and inspect several regiments, 
36, 47, 99, 164 ; instructions, 148 ; a super 
numerary Aide-de-Camp appointed to, 189, 
198 ; garrison to be inspected by Major 
General Percy in the absence of, 202 ; 

Sromoted, 270 ; force under command of, 
esired, 303 ; to command 10 battalions, 
305 ; additions to Army proposed, 306 ; 
Lieut. General, 310 ; or General Burgoyne 
to command in Canada, 310 ; no general 
Officer to be employed superior in rank to, 
311 ; to report, 314 ; letter from Lord G. 
G-ermaine to, to be referred to, 316. 

Cliveland, Samuel, promoted, 292. 

Clothing 1 , order respecting, 161, 207 ; 
drafts to receive, 287. 

Clothing- of Provincial Levies, direc 
tions desired respecting, 314 ; to be sent 
from England, 317. 



"Clyde," The, embarkation of regiments, 
316, 318. 

Coal, Pinol, promoted, 233. 

Coals, Order respecting, 193, 213 : arrival 
of, 200. 

Cock, John, promoted, 89. 

Coburn, see Cockburn 

Cockburn, Captain, promoted, 200, 286 ; 
Field Officer for the Day, 205, 227 ; 
Field Officer for the Lines, 212; Field 
Officer to visit Hospital Ships, 264. 

Cockburne, see Cockburn. 

Coffin, Nathl., appointed Lieutenant, 140. 

Coffins, Mr., store robbed, 101, 187. 

Collett, Captain, instructions to, 137 

Collier, George, to attend Engineer, 167 

Collins, Lieut.-Col. (Marines) Field Officer 
for the Day, 105, 164, 192, 269; Field 
Officer for the Lines, 121, 158, 171, 179, 
201, 208 ; President, Court Martial, 113 ; 
to command detachment at Cliarlestown, 
216, 217 ; detachment to be relieved, 226 ; 
to take charge of Hancocks and Wharfs 
contiguous, 231 ; to direct removal of 
baggage, 232 ; Overseer of Works, 265 ; 
Field Officer to visit Hospital Ships, 289 ; 
instructions, 271 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Collins, Charles, to be employed by Capt. 
Montrazore, 271. 

Collins, George, promoted, 143. 

Commanding: Engineer, returns of 
working parties to be given in to, 189. 

Commissary General (Mr. Chamier) 
to issue rations of provisions, 141,154, 162, 
259, 276, 277 ; returns signed by Com 
manding Officer to be sent to, 172 ; to 
furnish onions, 215; to furnish and dis 
tribute provisions, 228 ; flour not to be 
taken out of Transports but by order of, 
242 ; loss of a portmanteau the property 
of, 245. 

Commissioned Officers, to be sent to 
England, 312 

Commissions, dates of, to be given in by 
those who can purchase, 105 ; a return of 
number of vacant, in each Corps, 251 ; to 
Ma j. -Gen. Howe and GeneralCarleton, 299. 

Commons (House of), xix. 

Complaints, to be inquired into and re 
ported upon, 278. 

Compton, Captain, retires, 293. 

Congress, xv. 

Congreve, Capt. Lt., Aide-de-Camp, 143. 

Connor, Constant, promoted, 163. 

Connor, Henry Eglington, promoted, 133. 

Conran, Major, Field Officer for the Day, 
243,247. 249, 250; Field Officer, 246, 252, 
254, 256 , 257, 258, 260, 262, 264, 265. 

Contractor s Agent, return to be sent 
to, 172. 

Contractor s Ship, arrival of, with 
Oats, Flour, and Peas, 314. 

Convalescents, a sergeant appointed to 
look after, 96; to receive provisions, 96; 
order respecting ammunition in possession 
of, 207 ; Barrack Guards to consist of, 225 ; 
to be put on board Ship, 230 ; Orders to, 
236 ; Officers to take charge of, 238. 

Cooking-places, to be separate, 38. 

Coote, Eyre, promoted, 286. 

Cope, Lt., replaced by Ens. J.Geason, 165. 



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CORNWALLIS CO UNTERSIGKS. 



Cornwallis, Charles (Earl), promoted, 
270; Lieutenant General, 310; to serve in 
Canada, 311 ; no general officer to be em- 
plo3 - ed superior in rank to, 311. 

Corps at Boston, Orders to Adjutants, 
43, 60, 67 ; to give in returns of men and 
women for England, 58 and 262 ; instruc 
tions to, 60, 71, 91, 101 ; Orders respecting 
Cartridges, 60, 61, 170,224; names of In 
valids going to England, 65, 69 ; to apply 
for Fresh Beef for sick and wounded, 67 ; 
Orders to Sergeants, 72 ; to receive fresh 
provisions, 113 ; to receive an allowance of 
Spruce beer, 122 ; Orders to, 153, 155, 156, 
165, 168, 169, 177, 180, 189, 201, 202, 211, 
225, 227, 230, 233, 234, 236, 243, 251, 253 ; to 
give in names of Men willing to he in 
oculated, 155; to receive fuel, 170, 193; to 
send in returns, 173 ; Officers to attend 
detachment, 179 ; districts appointed to, 
182 ; to give returns of working parties 
to Commanding Engineer, 189 ; intrench- 
ment tools to be returned, 189 : Orders to 
men emplo3 - ed as Carpenters, 197 ; returns 
of Officers willing to purchase, 201 ; to 
make Cartridges, 201 ; Orders to lire, 203, 
204 ; ammunition returns to be given in, 
207 ; to receive Muskets, 214 : to receive 
onions, 215; to apply for Arms and 
Ammunition on the 1st of the month, 215; 
provision returns to be given in, 218; to 
complete number of Cartridges, 224 ; not 
to load, 225 ; to receive orders from Brig. 
Gen. Pigot, 225; not to issue Jhmi to 
men going to Charlestowu, 226 ; to return 
flat bottom boats, 232; to apply for salt 
fish, 235 ; Orders to, furnishing Uowers, 
235, 236; provision orders, 236, 248; a 
return of each to be given in, 236; to 
parade, 239, 253, 255 ; to receive one cask of 
biscuit, 241 ; to exercise with Arms and 
lire at Marks, 243; duty to be regulated, 
243 ; to send for recovered Men, 251 ; 
to apply for, and to issue Sour 
Crout, 252; to send for repaired Arms, 
256 ; to give in returns of Men unfit for 
service, 260 ; Orders concerning Shoes, 277 ; 
a printed paper to be delivered to, 284 ; 
one flat bottomed boat to be allotted to 
each, 283; a state to be given in, 289; to 
take Garrison Duty, 289 ; return of Arms 
with wooden ramrods required, 292 ; aug 
mentation of, 302. 

Corps encamped at Charlestown, Orders, 
11, 12, 15, 28, 68, 77, 153, 156, to give in 
weekly returns, 27; to be arranged in 
three divisions, 58; requiring Cartridges 
to apply for order, 60; to guard against 
insult from the Eebels, 78 ; to apply to 
Lieut. Man, 113 ; to give in names of Men 
willing to be inoculated, 155. 

Corps at New York, proposition for the 
augmentation of, 306. 

Coug-hlan, John, promoted, 286. 

Countersign, not to be demanded in 
Town, 216 ; whom to be demanded by, 216. 

Counter Signs, Alnwick, 19 ; Amesbury, 
44, 161 ; Andover, 44, 89 ; Angus, 63 ; An- 
nopolis, 245; Antrim, 69; Antwerp, 108; 
Axrninster, 156; Baltick, 210; Bangor, 
130 ; Bantry, 74 ; Barbadoes, 262 ; Barce 



lona, 229 ; Baruet, 186 ; Barnstable, 32 ; 
Bath, 139,202; Battle, 86; Bedford, 147 ; 
Belisle, 82 ; Bell, 293 ; Belvoir, 208 ; Ben 
der, 216 ; Berclay, 163 ; Berkshire, 163 ; 
Berwick, 126; Beverley, 207; Blandford, 
155 ; Blarney, 75 ; Blenheim, 115, 168 ; 
Boston, 194 ; Boyle, 85; Breda, 111 ; Bruns 
wick, 102; Buda, 217 ; Burford, 164 ; Bury, 
95 ; Cadiz, 226 ; Caithness, 66 ; Calshot, 38, 
160 ; Cambridge, 12 ; Canso, 246 ; Canton, 
222 ; Cape Coast, 240 ; Cape de Verd, 266 ; 
Cardigan, 48 ; Carleton, 205 ; Carlisle, 127 ; 
Carnarvon, 131 ; Carthagena, 253 ; Cashell, 
82; Center, 232 ; Chactaw, 258 ; Chatham, 
92, 231 ; Cheerness, 177 ; Chelmsford, 93, 
199 ; Chepstow, 47 ; Chester, 101, 12i) ; 
Chichester, 181 ; Christchurch, 35 ; Clare, 
73 ; Clarendon, 44 ; Clinton, 4, 107 ; Cloes, 
278 ; Cloumell, 76 ; Colebrooke, 201 ; Comvay, 
136; Corienna, 281; Cornwall, 26; Coro- 
mandel, 220 ; Coventry, 166 ; Cracon, 216 ; 
Cuba, 255, 264 ; Culleu, 65 ; Cyprus, 217 ; 
Darby, 125 ; Dartford, 175; Dartmouth, 
106, 243; Deal, 90, 178; Derby, 190, 205; 
Devon. 139 ; Don, 214 ; Doncaster, 194, 
207 ; Dorset, 155 ; Dort, 109 ; Dover, 105 ; 
Downe, 80; Dublin, 14, 83, 99; Dum- 
blaine, 59; Dunbarton, 59 ; Dundalk, 79; 
Durham, 126; Egypt, 223; Elgin, 66; Ely 
208; Esquimaux, 251; Eustatia, 253; 
Euston, 208; Exeter, 106 ; Exmouth, 150; 
Eairlield, 98 ; Far mouth, 36; Furnham 
161; Fez, 234; Fife, 100 ; Finland, 211 ; 
Flint, 130 ; Florida, 257 ; Forfar, 62 ; Fort 
Chartres, 257 ; Fort Edward, 273 ; Fort 
Sackville, 249 ; Gallecia, 288 ; Garroone, 
290; Georgia,218; Giukel, 39; Glamorgan. 
49; Glasgow, 58; Gloucester, 204 ; Good 
wood, 45; Goree, 237, 267; Grafton, 197 ; 
Grantham, 193, 205 ; Greece, 227 ; Green 
wich, 93 ; Guadaloupe, 263 ; JIalefax, 271; 
Halifax, 12, 121; Hanover, 56; Harlem, 
110; Harwich, 94 198; Hastings, 179; 
Helstone, 146; Hertford, 18; Hexham, 
126 ; Houuslow, 170 ; Huntington, 97 ; 
Hurst Castle, 158 ; Indus, 220 ; Ipswich, 
95 , Jamaica, 265; Kendal, 56; Kendall. 
127 ; Kent, 88, 174 ; Kerry, 73 ; Kew, 173 ; 
Kildare, 78; Kilkenny, 77 ; Killikranky, 
61 ; Kill worth, 75 ; Kingston, 93, 182 ; Lake 
Erie, 258 ; Lancaster, 260 ; Launccstou, 
29 ; Lawrence, 250 ; Lecrass, 17 ; Leeds, 
207; Legge, 241; Lewis, 179; Limpster, 
204; Lincoln, 123; Liore, 293; Lisbon, 
276; Litchfield, 189 ; Liverpool, 103, 128; 
Lizard, 27; Longford, 71; Lynn, 96, 196; 
Madrid, 268; Mahon, 225; Maiden, 199; 
Mallow, 76 ; Malplackett, 117 ; Malta, 
241 ; Manchester, 54 ; Mansfield, 191 ; 
Margate, 178; Mariel, 256; Mespeth, 24; 
Mindeu, 114; Minis, 247; Mittaw, 212; 
Mocoa, 223; Monaghan, 81; Mon- 
mouth, 47, 98; Montreal, 119; Mont- 
rose, 63; Worpeth, 206; Minister, 84; 
Narva, 215; Newark, 191 ; Newcastle, 24, 
206; Niagara, 258; Norfolk, 96; North 
ampton, 186 ; Oder, 215 ; Ohio, 260 ; 
Omskirk. 53; Orkney, 67; Orleans, 256; 
Ormus, 219; Ortuga, 286; Panama, 254; 
Pekin. 221 ; Pembroke, 138 ; Penrvn, 144 ; 
Pensilvania, 260; Percy, 10; Peru, 261; 



CO UNTERSIGNS DEPUTY. 



33* 



Counter Signs, conti/uted, 

Peterui r jugu, 195; Jfetersburgh, 212; 
Pigot, 5, 242; Pitt-aim, 16; Placentia, 120, 
248; Plymouth, 23; Poole, 34; Porta- 
bello, 254; Portsmouth, 93; Postdowri, 
42 ; Pultawa, 215 ; Quito, 261 ; Radnor, 
137; Uamalies, 116; Reading, 45, 
171 ; Richmond, 86 ; Ringwood, 158 : 
Kochelle, 289; Rosiet, 250; Ross, 50, 
72, 137; Rumney, 179; Rumsey, 159; 
Russia, 211; Rye, 87, 100; St. Alban s, 
185, 201 ; St. David, 222 ; St. George, 94, 
199; St. Helen s, 33 ; St. Janeiro, 262; St. 
John s, 118, 247; St. Lawrence, 12J ; St. 
Lucie, 254; St. Maws, 39; St. Nicholas, 
235; St. Roche, 230; St. Vincent s, 233; 
Salem, 122; Scilly, 145; Seville, 270; 
Shetland, 210; Shoreham, 103 ; Shuldham, 
242, 269; Smyrna, 218; Somerset, 154; 
Staiues, 173; Strabaue, 70; Suffolk, 209; 
Surry, 93, 199 ; Sweden, 113 ; Tauutou, 26, 
152 ; Taymouth, 62 ; Thanet, 91 ; The 
Queen, 275 ; Tigris, 219 ; Tilbury, 87, 176 ; 
Totness, 148 ; Truro, 142 ; Tuam, 73 ; Tunis, 
224; Ulster, 70; Venlo, 112; Vera 
Cruze, 252; Viper, 86; Wales, 135, 203; 
Warwick, 186 ; Wells, 153 ; Westminster, 
56; Weymouth, 155; Whitney, 171; 
Wigan, 51; Williamstadt, 111; Wilton, 
162; Windsor, 241; Wolfe. 89; Wolga, 
214; Woolwich, 174; Yarmouth, 196; 
York, 125. 

-Court of Enquiry, dissolved, 51, 195 ; to 
be held, Judge Advocate to attend, 192. 

Court Martial (General) to sit in Con 
cert Hall, 31, 48, 55, 113, 128, 139, 165 ; to 
sit and Members composing, 34, 139, 246, 
266 ; dissolved, 46, 55, 81, 87, 102, 118, 133, 
157, 188, 253, 284; time iixed to sit, altered, 
55; Members to be taken from Troops in 
Boston, 55 ; drum-head, 79. 

Cow (Red) lost and reward offered, 151. 

Cowley, William, promoted, 133. 

Cox, John, tried for robbing a Store and 
sentenced, 101 ; order respecting punish 
ment of, 102. 

Craig-, Miss, xi. 

Crammond, John, promoted, 149, 245. 

Crawford (.Brigantlne), Wine and Limes 
to be sold on board, 248. 

Crawford, Henry, promoted, 22. 

Creepers, to be provided, 185. 

Creigiiton s Landing: Place, appro 
priated to the use of the General Hospital, 

Crewe, Richard, promoted, 221. 

Groan, William, tried for desertion and 

sentenced, 118 ; to be executed, 124. 
Croker, Capt. Lieut., dead, 49. 
Croker, Ensign, transferred, 250. 
Croker, Michael, promoted, 130, 135. 
Crosby, Capt. Lieut., retires, 276. 
Cruelty to animals, 71, 97. 
Cruizers, to watch arrival of Troops, 316. 
Crutches, Order respecting, 123. 
Cullen, (Surgeon), promoted, 290. 
Cunning-ham, Ralph, to be 2d. Lieut, of 

Loyal Irish Volunteers, 162. 
Cunning-ham, Robert, promoted, 250. 
Curry, Thomas, to attend Commissary 

General, 197. 



Gushing-, John, regiments to receive Rum 
from, 237, 241. 

Cuyler, see Cayler. 

Dalrymple, Lieut. ; killed, 23. 

Danforth, Thomas, appointed Lieut.; 140. 

Daniel, John, promoted, 133. 

Darcus, James, promoted, 22. 

Darke, Henry, tried for desertion and 
sentenced, 118. 

Dartmouth (Lord), Information to 
General Howe, 299, 302; dispatch to 
General Howe, 300, 301, 315; ideas sug 
gested, considered, and opinion of Gen. 
Howe, 333 ; delay in arrival of dispatches 
from, 304 ; Orders to Gen. Howe obeyed, 
307 ; receipt of dispatch and duplicates of 
letters acknowledged, 313 ; letter to Lords 
of the Admiralty, 313 ; receipt of a letter 
by Lord G. Germaiue, addressed to, 318 ; 
letters received from Gen. Howe, addressed 
to, 320. 

Daug-herty, Francis, tried for Murder 
and honorably acquitted, 87. 

Davidson, Captain, killed, 22. 

Davies, William, promoted, 133. 

Davis, John, instructions to, 137. 

Dawson, Sergt. (33th Regt.), J. Wither- 
ington found guilty of stealing a Shirt 
belonging to, 183. 

Dawson, Lieutenant, dead, 100. 

Day, John, promoted, 253. 

Dayley (a Mason), to attend Barrack 
Master, 111. 

Dead, to be properly interred, 213 ; where 
to be buried, 256. 

Dead in General Hospital, a return 
to be made of, 9. 

Dead in Regimental Hospitals, a 
return to be made of, 9. 

Debts, to be paid, 239. 

Deficiencies, to be reported, 160. 

Dennis, Barnard, promoted, 133. 

Depredations, Soldiers detected com 
mitting, to be hanged, 160 ; rewards offered 
for the conviction of persons who have 
committed, 237; persons described who 
are to be accountable for, 252. 

Deputy Adiutant General, list of 
drafts and recruits to be sent to, 57 ; to give 
directions, 60, 143; a return of Artificers 
to be sent to, 85 ; Corps to give in returns 
to, 102, 107, 144, 146 ; names of invalids 
necessary to be sent home, to be sent to, 
116 ; names of Officers for Recruiting 
Service to be sent to, 144, 153 ; a return of 
the number of Men who have not had 
Small Pox to be sent to, 144; names of 
men refusing to be inoculated to be sent 
to, 143 ; regiments to send returns to, 154 ; 
Adjutants to attend the, 159, 163, 239 ; re 
turns to be sent to, 170 ; to be apprised of 
recruit firing, 201 ; Officers commanding 
Corps to inform when cheir men land 
and number, 248; Officers names who 
understand Fortifications, to be be sent 
to, 264. 

Deputy Judgre Advocate, Prisoners 
names and dates,&c. to be sent to, 43, 55, 
113, 128, 139, 166, 247, 267. 

Deputy Pay Master General, applica 
tions for Pay to be made to, 123. 



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DEP UTYDR UMMER S 



Deputy Quarter-Master General, 

Orders, 48, 57, 89; names of Officers who 
have received Tents and Marquees to be 
sent to, 91 ; application to be made to, for 
Carts to carry baggage, 110 ; returns to be 
given in to, 117, 260, 287, 294 ; provision 
returns to be given in to, 165, 218, 294 ; 
returns of Horses lost, to be given to, 174 ; 
to give orders to detachment of Marines, 
178 ; to be informed when Cellars are 
ready, 182; to give Quarter-Masters an 
Order for Creepers, 185 ; Order respecting 
Tents and tent-poles given by, 191 ; regi 
ments and Corps to send to, for Sour Crout, 
202, 252 ; detachment return to be given 
in to, 215 ; Quarter-Masters to apply to, for 
Eum for working Men, 234; to direct what 
Vessels shall be used to catch Fish, 247; 
Hour account to be given to, 249 ; Car 
penters to be sent to, 252 ; Men to be em 
ployed by, 262 ; to direct employment for 
E. Witton, 271; return of the strength of 
the Company about to embark to be given 
to, 274; to advise number o f Men to be 
victualled, 277 ; a blacksmith to attend, 
277 ; two assistants appointed to, 290 ; 
to deliver Flints to Quarter-Masters of 
Corps, 291 ; regiments to apply for infor 
mation to, 293: 

Derby, Chaplain, retires, 250. 
Deserters pardoned, 136. 
Deserters and Thieves, punishment, 

2, 3, 80, 118 ; order referring to, 37. 
Detachment, to embark, 99, 130, 279 ; to 
parade, 104, 105, 146, 179, 194. 195, 203, 209, 
227 ; Orders to, 130, 164, 179, 192, 194, 209, 
289; to go to Charlestown, 192, 203, 209, 
226; Officers and Soldiers of, thanked, 214 ; 
to be rewarded, 215 ; to relieve Guards, 
239; to disembark, 247; Grant s, highly 
commended, 257. 

Dickson, Alexander, promoted, 275. 
Dilkes, Major, Field Officer for the Day, 
98, 121, 12ti, 147 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 
106, 113 ; Corps of Grenadiers and to join 
six companies in Camp, 125; President, 
Court Martial, 128, 132, 138. 
Discharges, to be made out, 69; to be 

given to Captain Herbert, 160. 
Disney, Captain, Major of Brigade, 47, 98, 
101, 103, 107, 111, 114, 119, 121, 125, 127, 129, 
135, 138, 144, 148, 154, 153, 159, 164, 171, 176, 
179, 181, 186, 193, 196, 199, 202, 208, 203, 207, 
211, 215, 217, 219, 223, 226, 232, 241, 258, 262, 
265, 271, 287, 295; Flank Company s 
return to be given to, 269 ; posted in 
Seniority, 278 ; Major of Brigade in North 
America, 283. 
Disobedience, Order concerning Soldiers 

guilty of, 95. 

Districts, appointed to each Corps, 182. 
Divine Service, where to be performed, 
17 ; Officers and Men off duty to attend, 
27, 37, 42, 49. 56, 66, 73, 77, 82, 87, 92, 95. 
Division 1st, to furnish Out-Duties, 58, 
61, 63, 66, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 86, 
87, 90, 92, 93, 94, 96 ; to furnish Adjutant 
and Quarter Master, 58 ; Order referring 
to, 75, 76 ; altered, 90 ; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter-Master, and Surgeon, 98, 99, 101, 
1,3, 107, 109, 112, 114, 117, 120, 122, 125,126, 



123, 130, 135, 133, 140, 145, 148, 153, 155, 153, 
160, 162; to furnish Guards, 93, 99, 101, 
103, 107, 109, 112, 114, 117, 120. 122, 125, 126, 

127, 130, 135, 133, 140, 145, 143, 153, 

155, 158, 160, 162; to furnish work 
ing parties, 99, 101, 103, 106, 108, 111, 
113, 116, 119, 121, 123, 126. 127, 129, 
131, 137, 139, 144, 147, 152, 155, 156, 159, 161 ; 
additions made and Orders, 166. 

Division 2nd, to furnish Out-Duties, 59, 
62, 63, 65, 70, 73, 74, 75, 77, 80, 82, 85, 85, 
88, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96; Adjutant and Quarter 
Master for the Day, 59 ; Order referring to, 
75 ; altered, 90 ; to furnish working parties, 
98, 99, 101, 103, 107, 109, 114, 117. 120, 122, 

125, 126, 128, 130, !:, 137, 133,140,145,148, 
153, 155, 158, 160, 162 ; to furnish Guards, 
98. 100, 102, 105, 107, 110, 112, 116, 119. 121, 
122, 125, 127, 123, 130, 137, 142, 146, 151, 154, 

156, 159, 161, 163; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 98, 100, 102, 
105, 107, 110, 112, 116, 119, 121, 122, 125, 127, 

128, 130, 137, 133, 142, 146, 151, 154. 156, 159, 
161,163; additions made and Orders, 166. 

Division 3rd, to furnish Out-Duties, 58, 
60, 62, 65, 68, 70, 73, 74, 76, 78, 81, 83, 88, 
87, 89, 91, 93, 94, 95, 98 ; Order referring to, 
75 ; divisions altered. 90 ; to furnish work 
ing parties, 98, 100, 102, 105, 107, 110, 112, 
116, 119, 121, 122, 125, 127, 128, 130, 142, 146, 
151,154, 156, 159, 161, 163; to furnish Ad 
jutant, Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 99, 
101, 103, 106, 108, 111, 113, 116, 119 , 121, 123, 

126, 127, 129, 131, 137, 139, 144, 147, 152, 155, 
156, 159, 161 ; to furnish Guards, 99, 101, 
103, 106, 108, 111, 113, 116, 119, 121, 123, 126, 

127, 129, 131, 137, 138, 139, 144,147, 152, 155, 
156, 159, 161 ; additions made and Orders, 
166. 

Dodds, James (Clerk), promoted, 134. 

Donnegran, Pattrick, house broken into 
and goods stolen, 188. 

Doran, Benjamin, tried for robbing a Store 
and sentenced, 101 ; order respecting 
punishment of, 102. 

Dorchester Heig-hts, xiii., xvi. 

Dorchester Neck, commanding heights 
on, fortilied and taken possession of, 318 ; 
measures taken by Eebels to possess them 
selves of, 318, 319. 

Dorothy, Transport, to receive baggage, 14. 

Douglass, Eobert, promoted, 43. 

Douglass, William, promoted, 245. 

Dowling 1 , Joseph, promoted, 22. 

Dowling", Oliver, promoted, 114. 

Downes, Capt., dead, 20 ; effects to be sold, 
33 ; postponement of Sale of effects, 38. 

Doyle, John (40th Eegt.), promoted, 293. 

Doyle, Lieut. (55th Eegt.), Overseer of 
Works, 265. 

Drafts, to be settled with, 159, 287 ; order 
respecting, 159, 163, 185, 287, 289, 291 ; to 
practise firing at marks, 201 ; to receive 
Clothing, 287. 

Dram Shops, prohibited, 182, 228; not 
licenced by Brigr. Gen. Eobertson, to be 
suppressed, 203 ; to be shut up, 228. 

Drummers, Orders to, 147 ; not to be pro 
vided for Additional Company, 154 ; not 
fit to carry Arms to be sent on board ship, 



DR UMS FLEMING. 



333 



Drums, Orders, 194, 195. 

Drunkenness, rigorous means to put a 
stop to, 229 ; Order concerning, 233. 

Drunken Men, order concerning, 95; a 
report made respecting, 231. 

Drurey. Edward, promoted, 279. 

Drury, James, promoted, 23. 

Drury. Richard Yere, promoted, 134. 

Duffield, , promoted, 134. 

Dunbar, George, promoted, 152. 

Dunbar, Thomas, promoted 64, 232. 

Dundas, Captain, supernumerary Aide- 
de-Oamp, 189 ; replaced by Captain Lord 
Rawdon, 198 ; promoted, 272 ; to command 
1st battalion Light Infantry, 273. 

Dundon, Surgeon, promoted, 290. 

Dunlivie, Corporal, Orders; 147. 

Dutton, Lieutenant, killed, 21. 

Duty, rotation altered, 119. 

Dyer, John, appointed 1st Lieutenant, 189. 

Dyer, Chaplain, dead, 134. 

Eagle, George, promoted, 100. 

Eag\e, Solomon, promoted, 114. 

Eagle Transport, to receive Camp Equip 
age, 14; Mate ill-treated, 90. 

Easop, William, pardoned for desertion 
and ordered to join regiment, 282. 

Economy, necessary, 68. 

Edure, Job, instructions respecting, 137. 

Eawards, James, tried for assault and 
sentenced, 46. 

Edwards, John, promoted, 134. 

Effectives, to be completed, 219 ; to be 
conveyed by Transports, 318. 

Elliot! Francis Percival (14th Regt.), pro 
moted, 149. 

Elliot. Captain Lieutenant (37th Regt.), 
replaced by Lieut. Francis Graham, 286. 

Ellis, Samuel, promoted, 189, 268. 

Ellison, H. Peter, promoted, 109. 

Embarkation, regiments to assemble 
for, 238 ; 47th Regiment to be in readiness 
for, 250 ; return to be given in, 269 ; Royal 
Hospital Emigrants to be in readiness 
for, 274 ; actual state of different, 321. 

Engine Masters, Order respecting, 142. 

Engineer, not to receive Rum from Corps, 
170 ; to give directions to working party, 
193; Masons to attend, 204; to direct 
Officer commanding working parties, 219. 

Engineers Tools, to be collected, 70, 71 ; 
only certain persons to have access to, 71. 

England, Patrick, promoted, 21. 

English, John, to be employed by Captain 
Montrazore, 271. 

Entrenchment Corps, to take duty, 2. 

Erskine, Sir William, letter of instructions 
to, 318. 

Everard, Thomas Potter, promoted, 150. 

Everass, Captain, Assistant in Engineer 
department, 294. 

Everest, Captain, resigned, 263. 

Execution, to take place, 81, 124, 196. 

Eyre, Edward, promoted, 133. 

Eyre, William, promoted 134; orders, 284. 

Falmquth, destruction resolved upon, 306; 
inhabitants notiliedto remove effects, 306; 
destroyed, 306 ; refusal of inhabitants to 
comply with requisitions, 309. 

Farley, Sergeant, to attend Commissary 
General, 197. 



Earring-ton, Major, to give directions for 

care of Tools, 45 ; information respecting 

cruelty to Artillery Horses to be given to, 97. 

Farring-ton, Anthony, Major of Brigade 

to Brigadier General Cleveland, 245. 
Farrinarton, Jn., Instructions respecting, 
137 ; to attend Commissary Genl., 197. 

Fascines, to be collected, 68 ; order 
respecting, 157, 294; ships to carry, 288 ; 
orders and dimensions for making, 289. 

Favorite, Transport, to sail for Halifax, 
177. 

Fences, order referring to, disobeyed, 70 ; 
not to be pulled down, 109 ; persons 
detected pulling down to be punished, 278. 

Fenner, Samuel, promoted, 150. 

Fenton, , promoted, 134. 

Ferg-uson, Sergeant, to collect and take 
charge of Engineers Tools, 70 ; to acknow 
ledge receipt of Tools, 71. 

Ferrier, John, promoted, 149. 

Ferry Men, ill-usage of, 72. 

Field, promoted, 283. 

Field Officer commanding at Charles- 
town, to see Guard posted, 6 ; instructions 
respecting persons surrendering, 34. 

Field Officer of the Day, to go the Rounds 
only in Camp, 119 ; Ord er to, 120, 212, 246 ; 
to give instructions, 170 ; reports to be 
made to, 171, 246 ; Order concerning 
reports usually made to, 171 ; to give 
directions to Officers of Picquets, 246. 

Field Officers commanding Corps, sol 
diers passes to be signed by, 49. 

Field Officers commanding the Lines, 
Orders, 64, 91, 219, 259 ; to visit Hospital 
Ships, 259. 

Field Officers commanding Works, to 
give directions, 50 ; Order concerning, 51. 

Fields (enclosed). Order respecting, 287 

Fifers, not fit to carry Arms to be sent on 
board ship, 236. 

Files, to be counted, 238. 

Fire, Orders to regiments in case of, 142, 
143 ; Corps ordered to, 204 ; persons 
detected setting, to the Town to suffer 
death, 230; riot to be made where stoves 
stood, 237 ; Commanding Officers to be 
answerable that, are extinguished, 240. 

Fire Buckets, to be collected, 191. 

Firewards, Order concerning, 142; In 
structions, 143. 

Fish, Benjamin, promoted, 20. 

Fish, permitted to be sold, 125; allowed 
Women and Children on board ship, 235 ; 
to be caught for the troops, 247; to be 
served to several regiments, 255. 

Fitch, William, promoted, 100. 

Fitzg-erald, Henry, promoted, 150. 

Fitzgerald, Samuel, promoted, 41. 

Fitzpatrick, James, to attend Commis 
sary Genial, 197. 

Flanag-an, Owen, to attend Engineer, 172. 

Flank Companys, not to embark witli 
respective regiments, 264; to be comple 
ted, 269; not to be sent on board ship, 275. 

Fleeming-, J., 3rd Lieut, of Royal .tforth 
British Volunteers, 123. 

Fleet, dispersion of the, 316. 

Fleming 1 , Captain, replaced by Lieut, 
Chrirles Latan, 203. 



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FLETCHER G OLD Til WAITE. 



Fletcher, David, permission to sell Sheep, 
Oxen, etc., 121. 

Flints, Order respecting, 291. 

Hour, Order respecting, 242; account of 
the quantity received on hoard ship to be 
given in, 249 ; received, 314. 

Fbillett, Captain, retires, 41. 

Fontenoy, battle of, vii. 

Forage, not to be wasted, 11; referred to, 
45 ; allowance made, 101 ; sent to Officers, 
123 ; scarcity of, 251 ; to be forwarded, 309. 

Forage Money, names required of those 
who have not received, 98, 99; to be 
issued, 260 

Forbes, James, promoted, 263. 

Forbus. A. P., promoted, 286. 

Force s American Archives, xiv. 

Fordyce, Captain, killed, 248. 

Forrest, James, Captain of Loyal Irish 
Volunteers, 162 ; to sign returns, 162. 

Forster, Thompson (Surg.), promoted , 283. 

Foster, Sergeant, Sheets to be returned 
to, 213. 

Fouke, .Mate to Hospital at Boston. 135. 

Fowler, Major, Field Officer for the Lines, 
108. 

Fowler, Sergeant Major, Adjutant to 
Grenadiers, 39. 

Fowler, Alexander, tried for exhibiting 
ill-grounded charges, 96; sentenced and 
punishment remitted, 97 ; retires, 108. 

Fowler, George, promoted, 49, 279. 

Foxer, Francis, to be tried by Court 
Martial, 246; tried for scandalous be 
haviour and sentenced, 253. 

Foxer, James, promoted, 149. 

Fraser, General, additional battalions pro 
posed t be raised by, 308. 

Fraser, George, promoted, 153. 

Freeman, Thomas, promoted, 286. 

Freeman, , to be employed by 

Deputy Quarter Master General. 262. 

French, Archibald, promoted, 250. 

French, Christr., promoted, 21. 

Fresh Meat, scarcity of, 50; wounded 
Officers and Men requiring. 57. 

Fresh Provisions, given gratuitously 
to Troops, 99 ; scarcity of. 113. 

Fxiel, Order respecting, 68, 77, 1S6, 156, 
170, 171, 200, 249 ; to be served to Troops, 
176 ; carts provided to carry. 176 ; to be 
delivered to receipts of Quarter Masters, 
177; required, 312. 

Fuge. John, promoted, 23. 

Full, Thomas, directed to sell Fish, 125. 

Furniture, allowance made in lieu of. 
135. 156; not to be lemoved without 
orders, 213. 

Furniture Money, Officers to receive, 
156, returns to be sent in of Officers en 
titled to receive, 173. 

Gage, General, General Orders, iii., xiv. , 
reinforced, viii. ; recalled ix.; political 
Governor, xiii.; copies of Boston orders, 
xiv.; mentioned, xv., xvi. ; returns to 
England, 299; General Howe to 
make reference to a letter to, 3CO ; dis 
patch to, 300; brings dispatches from 
General Howe, 3C2 ; Expedition resolved 
on. 3C6. 

Gallespie, Lance., promoted, 282. 



Gamble, Thomas, promoted, 104. 

Gaming:, to be suppressed, 37. 

Gardiner, Lieut., Effects to be sold, 43. 

Gardner, Captain, persons entitled to- 
reward to apply to, 106. 

Gardner, Val., promoted, 275. 

Gardner, Lieutenant, retires, 285. 

Garrison, Two Captains to visit Guards, 
170, 171 ; to be inspected, 202 ; to parade, 
239 ; to be under Arms and in readiness to 
Embark, 241 ; reports to be made to Majr. 
Genl. Percy, 243, Orders, 264. 

Garrison duty, plan given, 166; order, 
168 ; taken in turn by certain regiments, 
269, 289; men on, to be commanded by 
Majr. Genl. Massey, 288; Men returned 
for, to parade, 291 ; Orders to regiments 
doing, 291. 

Gauk (Mason), to attend Engineer, 204. 

Gaul, Major (35th Regt.), Field Officer for 
the Lines, 99, 107, 116, 127, 150, 159; Field 
Officer for the Day, 122, 137, 197 ; Presi 
dent Court Martial, 165, 174, 187; 
replaced by Captain Cockburn, 200; 
retires, 286 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Gay, Mr., xviii. 

Geason, John, promoted 165, 286. 

" General Gage " Sloop, detachment to 
embark on, 279. 

General Muster, Order preparatory to, 36. 

General Officers, to apply for allowances, 
176; crder, 249; to give a r-turn of 
Horses, 282 ; Gifts to be inspected by a 
Board of, 284. 

General Parade, where to take place, 7. 

Gentles, Andrew, to attend Commissary 
General, 197 

George I., v. 

George III., vi., xix. 

Germaine, Lord George, xviii., xix.,. 
acknowledges receipt of dispatches, 304 ; 
observations on the Southern Expedition, 
3C4 ; considers evacuation of Boston un- 
advisable, 307 ; objections to Augmenta 
tion from Foreign Troops, 308 ; observa 
tions on the demand for Horses and 
Waggons, 308; laments obstacles which 
prevented relief being sent to Quebec, 309 ; 
observations on the burning of Falmouth, 
309 ; acquaints Genl. Howe of prepaiations 
for ensuing Campaign, 310; answers to 
letters from Genl. Howe, 313 ; informa 
tion to, 313; information to Gen. Howe, 
315, 318 ; embarkation returns of Hessians 
and Guards transmitted, 318; copy of 
letter of instructions to General Heister 
and Sir W. Erskine, 318 ; acknowledges a 
letter addressed to Lord Dartmouth, 318 ; 
Secretary of State, 320 ; H. M. s approval 
of Geid. Howe conveyed by, 320. 

Gibson, Thomas, promoted, 279. 

Gifts, distribution of, 284. 

Goff, Thomas, promoted, 161. 

Goldthwaite, Michael, proposition to- 
brew Spruce, 35 ; applications respecting 
Sprur-e to be made to, 38 ; to deliver Spruce 
beer to Corps. 122 ; to torward proposals to 
Commanding Officers, 123; Mate to Gene 
ral Hospital, 207 ; to attend Corps of Light 
Infantry and Grenadiers, 221 ; to receive 
directions from Dr. Jeffrys, 291. 



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335 



GoodenOUgrh, Major, Field Officer for the 
Lines, 194; Field Officer for the D.iy, 2JJ, 
203, 221 ; to command detachment at 
Cii irlestown, 209; Field Officer for duty 
at Onarlestown, 210 ; retires, 272. 

Gordon, George, promoted, 232. 

Gordon, Robert, promoted, 190. 

Grore>, Adjutant, replaced by J. Wriggles- 
worth, 272. 

Gorham, Lieut.-Colpnel, to command 
Royal Fensible Americans, 92 ; Order con 
cerning his Corps, 246; Corps to give up 
quarters to 14th Regt., 249; Field Officer, 
253, 254, 256, 253, 260, 261,262, 264, 263, 273 ; 
a new Corps being raised, 271 ; Field 
Offic-r to visit Hospital Ships, 273 ; to 
commxnd Port Cumberland, 289; Orders. 
239 ; Corps to go to Halifax, 305, 319. 

Gould, Herbert, promoted, 134; retires, 235. 

Gould. Lieutenant, killed, 22. 

Graham, Ensign, dead, 41. 

Graham, Francis, promoted, 286. 

" Grand Duchess of Russia," Five 
Companies of Marines to go on board, and 
to s>end baggage on board, 110. 

Grant, Major (44th Regt.), Field Officer for 
the Lines, 102,119, 144; Field Officer for 
the D.iy, 110, 125, 130, 155, 162, 166; retires, 
127. 

Gran 1 :, Major (40th Regt.), to command 
detachment of Marines, 178; promoted, 
244 ; tli inked, 257 ; Order to his Company, 
294 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Grant, Brigadier General, arrived, 57 ; 
Brigadier General, 57,99,101, 103, 106, 109, 
11O14, H7, 120, 122, 125, 126. 127. 130, 135, 
137, 139, 145, 148, 153, 155, 153, 160, 162, 
173, 175, 178, 182, 189, 194, 197, 200, 203, 
295, 207, 209,212, 215, 217, 220, 223, 227,233, 
2J5; Orders, 181; several regiments to 
report to, 202; to superintend embarka 
tion of Troops, 234; Order to Orderly 
Officers countermanded, 240; promoted, 
244, 270 ; to go on board the Charming 
Nelly, 282. 

Grant, Andrew, promoted, 153. 

Grant, Jarnes, promoted, 133. 

Grant, James (49th Regt.), promoted, 282. 

Grant, James (14th Regt.), promoted, 21. 

Grant, James (R.F.A.), promoted, 276. 

Grant, Captain, promoted, 2?0. 

Grant, Richard, promoted, 244. 

Grates to be furnished, 135 ; to be delivered 
to Surgeons, 136; regiments recommended 
to return, 228. 

Gratton, William, promoted, 108; Quarter 
Masters to attend, 287. 

Graves, Admiral, expedition resolved on, 
306; Letter to General Howe, 307 ; 
observations on the part taken on the 
burning of Falmouth, 309. 

Graves (see Tombs), Order concerning, 44, 
127 ; complaint made about, 218. 

Greate n, William, promoted, 293. 

Greaton, Quarter Master, application for 
tobacco to be made to, 292. 

Green, Capt., replaced by J. G. Simcoe, 190. 

Green, Francis, promoted, 140 

Greene, Ensiga, effects to be sold, 87. 

Green s Wharf, several regiments to be 
victualled at, 172. 



Grenadiers, Orders, 1. 33, 63, 75, 90, 109, 
11J, 145, 164, 167, 183, 215. 229, 239, 240, 
231,294; to furnish Guards and Sentries, 
17, 26, 35, 53 : to furnish Adjutant and 
Quarter Master, 18, 28, 33, 44, 50, 53, 61, 
63, 71, 75, 79, 84, 87, 90, 94; return to be 
given in, 52 ; to be commanded by Agnew, 
Smelt and Mitchell, 52 ; to complete 
Numbers, 59, 167 ; to parade for Divine ser 
vice, 73, 77, 82, 87, 92, 95 ; to be victualled 
by Commissary General, 92 ; Major 
Mitchell to command at Boston, 52; to 
furuisli Adjutant, Quarter Master, and 
Surgeon, 163, 179, 198, 206, 215 ; a Captain 
to take command, 169 ; where to be vic 
tualled, 172, to be served with fuel, 173 ; 
Order to Patroles of. 183, 184 ; Order to 
Surgeon s Mates of, 191 ; Tsvo Captains to- 
sit at Court of Inquiry and report, 192, 
193 ; to report, 2J2 ; Order to Picquets of, 
211 ; Agnew s, to relieve at Charlestown, 
216, 217 ; to be ready to embark, 225 ; 
rowers to be furnished, 235 ; to receive 
directions, 236 ; to relieve Guards, 239 ; 
to be formed into two battalions under 
Lieut.-Col. Meadows, Major Mitchell, 
Lt.-Col. Monckton and Major Steward,. 
272 ; second battalion to parade, 274 ; dis 
tribution of transports, 28J ; proportion of 
Flints allowed, 291 ; inspection, 294. 

Grey, Captain, dead, 2t)8. 

Griffin, instructions to, 27. 

Griffiths, Fento, promoted, 253. 

Grogran, Lieutenant, promoted, 285. 

Grove, Francis, promoted. 253. 

Groves, a Mason, (18th Regt.), to attend 
Barrack Master, 110. 

Groves, a Mason (23rd Regt.), to attend 
B irrack Master, 110. 

Guard, to be posted, 15, 18 ; to parade, 18, 
233 ; Orders, 263, 272 ; to receive and to 
from Capt. Spry, 267. 

Guard at the Lines, to relieve and to 
report. 7 ; to be told off in parade, 53 ; 
Orders, 124. 

Guard for Provost, to mount and parade 
at Main Guard, 246. 

Guard Mounting:, a guard to parade at, 
263, 272. 

Guard of Artillery at the Lines, Orders, 
95. 

Guard Quarter, Orders, 43. 

Guard Booms, 123, 162. 

Guards, Order respecting Bayonets, 67, 
153 ; Orders, 111, 141, 147, 153, 212, 221, 
224, 269 ; time to mount, 112 ; Orders 
respecting Prisoners, 117; reports to be 
sent to Main Guard, 171 ; allowance of 
Ruin per day, 174 ; rum to be delivered to, 
198 ; to furnish Sentries over Guns, 220 ; 
to apprehend persons who kill pigeons, 
223 ; to be attentive to any firing from 
Enemy s works, 224 ; to parade, 226: to be 
formed, 238 ; to remain as posted, 240 ; to 
be relieved and to join Corps, 241 ; addi 
tions to be made to Citadell Hill, 270; 
Orders to a detachment, 311 ; a detach 
ment to go to Portsmouth, 315; embarka 
tion returns of, 318. 

Guards (advanced), Orders, 37, 39, 202; 
hours to be relieved, 91. 



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GUE HOSPITAL. 



Gue, Mr., xviii. 

Gun (Evening), where to be fired, 88, 178. 
Gun (Morning), where to be fired, 178. 
Gunners (Additional), for Royal Artillery, 
81 ; a guard to i.iouut with Artillery, 145 ; 
to join respective Corps, 235. 
Gunning 1 , Lieut.-Col., to command at 
Lines, 7 ; thanked, 9 ; Field Officer for 
Pk-quet, 15, 17, 27, 38, 44, 59, 73, 79, 86, 96 ; 
Field Officer for Lines, 19, 29, 39, 44, 70, 
75, 82, 88, 93, 222; indisposed, 53, 54, 60 ; 
Field Officer for the day, 173, 281 ; to visit 
Hospital Ships, 281 ; Meld Officer, 295. 
Guns (Great), Men to be instructed, 74. 
Halcott, Matthew, promoted, 20. 
Haldiman, Major Genl., promoted, 270. 
Haldimand, General, postponement of 

Auction at, 81; day fixed for Auction, 85. 
Haldimand, Lewis, promoted, 150, 169, 

190. 

Hale, Nathan, account given by ? xvii. 
Hales, John, promoted, 129, 28*6. 
Halifax, security of, 314; Army at, 314, 
319 ; defence of Town and Dock Yard, 319. 
Halifax Q-arrison, Order concerning,252. 
Hamerton, Michael, promoted, 276. 
Hamilton, Ensign(64thRegt.). retires, 286. 
Hamilton, Lieutenant (52nd Regt.), pro 
moted, 253. 

Hamilton, Lieut.-Col., Field Officer for 
the Lines, 98, 103, 112, 126, 136, 156 ; Field 
Officer for the Day, 121, 146 ; to appoint 
Officers for Invalids, 153; certificates and 
receipts to be sent to, 168 ; order repeated, 
169. 
Hamilton, David, tried for disobedience 

of Orders and acquitted, 53. 
Hamilton, William, tried for ill-treating 
Mr. B. Harrison and acquitted, 90 ; tried 
for several offences, 146, 156 : acquitted, 
157; tried for other offences and sen 
tenced, 157. 

Hamilton. William (69th Eegt.), pro 
moted, 285. 

Hand Carts, regiments to put in order, 
228 ; wheels to be attended to, 233 ; Order 
respecting shipment, 294. 
Handesyde, John, Mate to General Hos 
pital, 207 ; to do duty with 1st Light 
infantry, 291. 

Handneld, Captain, Assistant Deputy 
Quarter Master General, 1 ; names of per 
sons embarked to be given to, 72 ; to dis 
tribute provisions, 113. 
Handneld, Edward, promoted, 21. 
Haiidfleld, William, promoted, 133. 
Handyfield, see Handneld. 
Handyside, see Handesyde. 
Hanfield, Charles, appointed, Adjt., 204. 
Hanover (Ifrvyal House of), v. 
Harbuckle, Mate to Hospital at Boston, 

135. 

Hardy, Joseph, promoted, 23, 
Hark, Honble., Bethewn, promoted, 250. 
Harris, Thomas, promoted, 149. 
Harris, William, promoted, 263; replaced 

by J. Doyle, 293. 

Harrison, Benjamin, ill-treatment of, 90. 
Harrison, Robert John, promoted. 22. 

Harth. , (5th Regt.),to be employed by 

Deputy Quarter Master General, 262. 



Haselton, , Mate to Hospital at 

Boston, 135. 
Haslam, Anthony, promoted, 132. 

Hatfield, , Mate to Hospital at 

Boston, 135. 

Hawley, Henry, promoted, 134. 
Hay, Edward, promoted, 134. 
Hay, John, promoted, 149, 285. 
Hay, William, promoted, 203. 
Hays, John, promoted, 283. 
Healey, William Campbell, promoted, 292. 
Health, instructions respecting Officers , 141 
Heister, Genl. .letter of instructions to,318. 
Henesey, Ann, tried for housebreaking 

and acquitted, 188. 
Henesey, John, tried for housebreaking 

and acquitted, 188. 
Herbert, Captain, to have command of 

invalids, 159, 160. 

Hesse (Prince of), engagements entered 
upon with, 308; Regiment, to serve in 
Canada, 315. 

Hessians, body to serve in General Howe s 
army, 315 ; first division, to embark, 315 ; 
embarkation returns, 318. 
Hewitson, Captain, to pay accounts and 

balances, 165. 

Heyburne, Captain, dead, 282. 
Heyes, Edward, promoted, 104. 
Hig-gins, Lieutenant, dead, 23; effects to 

be sold, 87. 

Hill, Benjamin, promoted, 40, 149. 
Hill, George, Orders, 147. 
Hill, John Foster, promoted, 108. 
Hilliard, Lieutenant, killed, 22. 
Hillman, Major, Field Officer for the, 
Day, 98, 112, 136, 156, 171, 179, 194, 203, 
232", 275 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 105, 
147, 164, 208, 215 ; to command detach 
ment at Charlestown, 216, 217 ; to give 
Orders to Officers of working parties, 
233 ; Field Officer, 295. 
Hirg-hinton, John, promoted, 150. 
Hoar, William Grenville, promoted, 162. 
Hodg-son, Ensign, promoted, 132. 
Hog-s, allowed to Officers, 181, 205. 
Holland, Lieutenant, dead, 43. 
Holmes, Hugh, pardoned for desertion 

and ordered to join regiment, 282. 
Holmes, William, tried for wilfully 
neglecting duty, 83 ; sentenced, 84 ; com 
plaint made against Captain Webster, 
192 ; opinion of Court of Inquiry upon 
the complaint, 195. 

Hope, Surgeon, replaced by Surgeon Dun- 
don, 290. 

Hope, Henry, promoted, 127; Field Officer 
for the Lines, 128, 152, 160, 186, 199, 205 ; 
Field Officer for the Day, 138, 176, 211, 217, 
226, 237, 241, 293 ; Member of Court Mar 
tial, 267; Field Officer to visit Hospital 
Ships, 293 ; Field Officer, 295. 
Horses, to grass, 45 ; cruelty to, 97 ; 
return of lost to be made, 174 ; not to be 
purchased, 251 ; a return to be given by 
General Officers, 282 ; observations by 
Lord G. Germaine on the demand for, 308 
Horse Ships, not to have flat boats, 288 ; 

men on board to be removed, 289 
Hospital (Convalescent), men to be 
examined, 43. 



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337 



Hospital (Factory), an Hospital Mate to 

attend at, 196. 

Hospital (General), wounded to be taken 
to, 9 ; two women to be sent to, 10, 23, 29 ; 
wounded men to be furnished with neces 
saries, 11, 19, 30 ; Orders repeated, 29, 30; 
women nurses, admission and discharge, 
30 ; spruce to be supplied and directions 
for using it, 177 ; Creighton s landing 
place for the use of, 254. 
Hospital(Manufactory), Instructions, 227. 
Hospital Mate, Orders, 196. 
Hospital (Regimental), Men s necessaries 
to be examined, 16 ; men to be examined 
and Outlyers to attend, 80 ; Surgeons to 
apply for Greens for the Sick, 85 ; to be 
inspected, 155. 

Hospital Ships, Corps to send for recov 
ered Men, 251 ; to be visited by a Field 
Officer of the Line, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 
264, 266, 268, 269, 270, 273, 276, 281, 287, 
289, 293; complaints made by Men on 
board to be enquired into, 278. 
Hospital Surgeon, Orders, 291. 
Hougrhton, Lieutenant, resigned, 169 ; 

insulted, 174. 

Household Furniture, Order respect 
ing, 232. 

Houses in Charlestown, to be pre 
served, 20, 278 ; fitted for recovering men, 
96. 

Howe, Annabella (Lady), iv. 
Howe, Anne, v. 
Howe, Emanuel, married, v.; General in 

English Army, v. 
Howe, Emanuel Scrope, genealogically 

mentioned, v., married, v. 
Howe, George Augustus, genealogically 

mentioned, v., vi. 

Howe, George Augustus (Viscount), eldest 
son of Second Viscount Howe, vi.; killed 
and monument erected in memoriam, vi. 
Howe, John, genealogically mentioned, iv. 
Howe, John Grubham, great great grand 
father of Sir Wm. Howe, iv.; married, iv. 
Howe, Juliana, daughter of Lord Ailing- 
ton, v. 

Howe, Richard (Admiral Lord), brother of 
Sir W. Howe, vi.; cousin to George n. 
and George in., vi.; titles passed to, vi.; 
death, vi. 

Howe, Ruperta, v. 

Howe, Scrope, genealogically mentioned, 
iv., v.; made Baron Cleuawley and Vis- 
courit Howe, v.; married, v. 
Howe, Second Viscount, father of Genl. 
Sir William Howe, iv.; Governor of Bar- 
badoes, vi. 

Howe, General Sir William, chief in com 
mand, iii., ix., viv.; son of Second 
Viscount Howe, iv.; relationship to King, 
vi. ; date of birth, vi.; Irish titles in 
herited by, vi.; life of, vii., viii.; battle 
of Brandy wine, ix.; Knight of the Bath, 
ix.; recalled, x.; nattering testimony, x., 
xi.; succeeded Lord Amherst, xii.; Go 
vernor of Berwick, xii.; Governor of Ply 
mouth, xiii.; death, xiii.; mentioned, 
xv., xvi., xvii., xviii. ; Absent, 8, 10, 
12 ; thanked, 9,98 ; to be applied to for an 
Order for Ammunition, 52 ; Soldiers not to 



lie out of Camp without leave, 54 ; to order 
place for execution of W. Beck, 81; to 
command Royal Welsh Fusileers, 88 ; to 
be acquainted when it is necessary to fire 
Cannon, 94 ; to command H. M. Forces in 
Nova Scotia, 107 ; promotions made, 243 ; 
promoted, 270 ; Pz-ecis of Correspondence, 
299 ; Commander-in-Cliief , 299 ; informa 
tion from Lord Dartmouth, 299, 302 ; 
referred to a letter to General Gage, 
300 ; dispatches from Lord Dartmouth, 
300, 301, 315 ; to remove to New York, 300; 
to make a return of necessary things for 
ensuing Campaign, 301 ; to appoint suit 
able persons to be Adjutant General and 
Quarter Master General, 301 ; secret dis 
patches from Lord Dartmouth, 301, 315 ; 
letter from Mr. Powiiall, 301 ; to pay 
attention to the security of Nova Scotia, 
301 ; Presents for the Indians to be sent 
to, 301 ; object of alterations in distribu 
tion of several regiments, 301 ; informed 
of directions given to Admiralty, 301 ; 
informed of an open and declared War by 
Associated Colonies, 302; Officers to be 
sent to England for raising Recruits, 302 ; 
dispatches from, 302, 306, 311, 812; gives 
his opinions with regard to ensuing cam 
paign, 302 ; ideas suggested, 303 ; desires 
instructions, 303, 314 ; wish expressed re 
garding -the Army for Campaign, 303 ; 
recommends experienced Officers to be 
provided in Additional Companies, 
304; acquainted that every effort will 
be made to send required re-inforce- 
ments, 304 ; observations on the 
Southern Expedition by Lord G.Germaine, 
304; dispatches carried by Major Genl. 
Burgoyne, 304, 307; gives excuses for 
not having executed Lord Dartmouth s 
directions, 304 ; proposes the remainder 
of 65th Regt. should be sent to Halifax, 
305 ; suggestions respecting Recruits, 305 ; 
proposes a reinforcement, 306 ; opinions 
respecting suggested removal of effects at 
Boston, 306 ; arrangement made with 
Admiral Graves, 307 ; design abandoned, 
307 ; estimates of necessaries for ensuing 
campaign transmitted by, 307 ; justified 
in remaining at Boston, 307; plan of 
operations for ensuing year approved, 
307; observations respecting augmenta 
tion of Forces, 308 ; demand for Horses 
and Waggons. 308 ; Lord G. Germaine 
laments obstacles which prevented send 
ing relief to Quebec, 309; use discretion 
as to removal of effects at Boston, 309 ; 
commissioned to post Officers to certain 
Vacancies, 310 ; information from Lord G. 
Germaine, 310, 315; to command H.M. 
Forces in the event of General Carleton s 
decease, 310; instructions to, respecting 
promotions, 310 ; to endeavour to effect 
an exchange of prisoners, 311 ; informa 
tion from, 311, 312, 313. 314, 315 ; means 
taken for procuring a supply of Salt Pro 
visions, 312 ; letter to Lord G. Germaine, 
313 ; approval of means taken for procur 
ing Salt Provisions and Rice, 313 ; infor 
mation to Secretary of State, 315; gives 
his opinions on the strength of his Army, 



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HO WEKIELMANSEG GE. 



Howe, Sir William, continued. 
315 ; treaties made for foreign Auxiliaries, 
315; troops to proceed to Rhode Island, 
316; to send Transports for 6th Eegi- 
nient, 317 ; congratulated on the ap 
pointment of his brother, 317 ; Hessians 
and G-uards embarkation returns trans 
mitted to, 318 ; copy of instructions 
to General Heister transmitted to, 318 ; 
copy of Orders to Admiralty transmitted 
to, 318 ; copy of instructions to Sir W. 
Erskine sent to, 318 ; letter addresed to 
Lord Dartmouth, received by Lord G-. 
Germaine, 318 ; resolutions of, 318 ; sends 
Commissary s report to Lord Dartmouth, 
318 ; states reasons for going to Halifax, 
319; proceeds to New York, 319; letters 
received addressed to Lord Dartmouth, 
320 ; unacquainted with LordG-.Germaine s 
appointment, 320; miscarriage of dis 
patches, 320 ; letter from Lord G. Germaine, 
320 ; able and brave Officer, 320 ; arrange 
ment made with respect to troops under 
command of, 321. 

Hudson, Captain, killed, 23; effects to be 
sold, 33. 

Humphreys, J . Eichmond, promoted, 133. 

Humphries, see Humphrys, Major. 

Humphrys, Major (52nd Eegt.), Field 
Officer for Picquets, 24, 34, 40, 47, 56, 62, 
69, 75, 82, 88, 94 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 
27, 36, 42, 49, 63, 73, 78, 86, 91, 95, 177, 211, 
218, 226, 241 ; Field Officer for the Day, 
186, 199, 205; to inspect Hospital Ships 
and report, 259 ; Member of Court Martial, 
267 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Humphrys, Fras. Eichmond, Captain, 
promoted, 22. 

Hunter, Martin, promoted, 22. 

Husthwaite, Benjamin, tried for mutiny 
and insolence, and sentenced, 53 ; portion 
of sentence remitted, 57. 

Hutchinson, Adjutant, resigned, 103. 

Hutchinson, George, Aide-de-Camp, 104; 
promoted, 129, 285. 

Huts, Order referring to, 50, 78; to be 
searched, 66. 

Ice, on the Ground, dangerous, 153. 

Ignorance, Men not to have cause to 
plead, 38. 

Ill-TJsagre, complained of, 72. 

Indians, presents for, 301; assistance to 
be procured, 317. 

Infantry, Military returns, 322, 323, 324. 

Information, wanted, 71, 106; re 
ward offered for, 71, 106 ; required of 
Naval or Military Stores concealed in 
Town, 238. 

Innes, James, promoted, 132. 

Inoculation, recommended, 148, 156. 
Invalids, to be examined, 62, 120, 121 ; to 
be in readiness when called upon, 67; 
names to be given in, 71, 116 ; to embark, 
72, 158, 159 ; Orders to, 120, 121, 146, 158 ; 
accounts to be settled, 146 ; a return of, 
who are to go to England, 152 ; names, 
ordered to embark, 158; to be sent to 
England, 312. 

Irish, Lieutenant, resigned, 104. 
Irish Merchants, offer by, 161. 
Irvine, see Irving. 



Irving 1 , Major, Field Officer for Picqnets, 
47, 54, 61, 68. 75, 82, 87, 94; Field Officer 
for the Lines, 48, 53, 63, 73, 77, 85, 90, 95, 
186, 211, 217, 226, 237, 241 ; Field Officer 
for the Day, 175, 198, 205 ; ill, 91 ; Field 
Officer, 295. 

Irving 1 , Paulus JEmilius, promoted, 43. 

Irwing 1 , see Irving. 

Issuing- Stores, time for, 172. 

Ives, William, tried for house-breaking and 
sentenced, 187. 

Jackson, Captain, retires, 292. 

Jackson Distill House, several regi 
ments to be victualled at, 172. 

Jackson, Lieutenant, dead, 104. 

James, Eichard, tried for stealing and sen 
tenced, 151. 

Jameson, James, replaced by T.Morrison, 
244 ; promoted, 283. 

Jarvis, Joseph, to attend Engineer, 167 ; 
to be employed by Capt. Montrazore, 271. 

Jeffrys, Doctor, sick and wounded Sol 
diers to be left in care of, 291. 

Jenkyns, Captain, retires, 244. 

Johnson, Col. Guy, to join G-enl. Howe, 
with like powers as Sir W. Johnson, 317. 

Johnson, Sir William, like powers given 
to Col. G-. Johnson as those to, 317. 

Johnston, Henry, tried for robbing a 
Store and sentenced to suffer death, 187 ; 
executed, 196. 

Johnston, Thomas, promoted, 189. 

Jones, Brigadier General, to command and 
inspect several corps, 36, 47; Brigadier 
General, 98, 100, 103, 106, 107, 108, 111, 113, 
116, 119, 121, 122, 123, 126, 127, 129, 131, 137 
139, 144, 147, 152, 155, 156, 159, 161, 164, 166 
171, 174, 178, 179, 181, 186,193, 196,199,205, 
207, 208, 211, 215, 217,219, 222,226,232, 241, 
295 ; Orders, 181, 232 ; several regiments to 
report to, 202 ; to command several regi 
ments, 225 ; to superintend embarkation 
of Troops, 235 ; promoted, 270; appointed 
Colonel, 270 ; Lieut. Chitwin appointed 
Aide-de-Camp t >, 273; replaced by Major 
Campbell, 275 ; to go on board the Eussia 
Merchant, 282. 

Jones, Quarter Master, replaced by Lieut. 
Grogau, 285. 

Jones, Josiah, appointed Lieutenant, 140. 

Jones, Stephen, appointed Lieutenant, 140. 

Jones, Thorn is, tried for houss-breaking 
and sentence 1, 187. 

Jordan, Lieutenant, effects to be sold, 45. 

Judge Advocate, to attend Court of 
Inquiry, 192. 

Julian, Richard, promoted, 150. 

Kelly, Ensign, replaced by Chs. Wright,268. 

Kelly, Dennis, promoted, 263. 

Kelly, Francis John, promoted, 103. 

Kelly, George, promoted, 223, 286. 

Kemble, Ensign, replaced by G. Waugli, 
286. 

Kenedy, Hugh, promoted, 283. 

Kennedy, Arch I., promoted, 64, 282, 293. 

Keppel, Colonel, removed, 250. 

Kerwin, Captain, effects to be sold, 45. 

Kielmanseg-g-e, Baron, v. 

Kielmanseg g S, Mary Sophia Charlotte, 
genealogically mentioned, v.,vi.; wife of 
Emanuel Scrope Howe, v. 



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339 



Kielmansegge, Sophia Charlotte, daugh 
ter of Count jf laten, v.; created Countess 
of Darlington, v. 

Kimble, Peter, appointed Ensign, 265. 

King-, Lieutenant, retires, 286. 

King-. Robert, promoted, 263. 

King 1 , Solomon, promoted, 276. 

King s Carts, to work only at hours 
stated, 54. 

King- s Picture, reward offered for the 
conviction of persons defacing, 237. 

King s Ships, War establishment pro 
posed by G-en. Howe, 306. 

Kitty Transport, Light Infantry Com- 
panys to embark on, 192. 

Knapsacks (Soldiers ) to be sent onboard, 

Knight, Lieutenant, killed, 103. 

Knowlton, Colonel, xviii. 

Knox, Robert, promoted, 283. 

Knyphausen, General, compliment to 
General Howe, xii. 

La Maister (Major of Brigade), on duty 
in Canada, 277. 

Lamb, lost, description of, 151. 

Lamb, James, promoted, 21, 200. 

Lamb, William, tried for robbery and 
acquitted, 101. 

Lance, Ensign, exchanges regiment, 286. 

Lane, , to be employed by Deputy 

Quarter Master General, 262. 

Latan, Charles, promoted, 203. 

Lawrie, Captain, retires, 245. 

Lawries, Lieutenant, promoted, 134, 201. 

Lawser, Jacob, to attend Commissary 
General, 197. 

Lawtor and Windsor, Messrs., Bills to 
be paid to, 268. 

Lay, John, will sell Beef and Salt Fish, 119. 

Lechmere s Point, enemy at, xvii. 

Lee, letter from General Washington, xv. 

Legg (a Mason), to attend Engineer, 204. 

Legge, Lieut. Col., a new Corps raised by, 
271 ; information to Maj.-G-eiil. Howe, 305. 

Logging s, Officers to direct when neces 
sary to wear, 36. 

Leiman, Captain, Aide-de-Camp, 273. 

Leister, Christr., promoted, 276. 

Lenthall, Lieutenant, retires, 150. 

Leonard, Mr., Lewis and Patterson to 
attend, 195. 

Leonard, George, appointed Lieut., 140. 

Leslie, see Lesslie. 

Leslie, Lieutenant, killed, 248. 

Leslie, Lieut. Col., thanked, 214 ; Aide-de- 
Camp, to take rank as Brig. Geul., 243. 

Leslie, Hon. William, promoted, 217. 

Leslie, William (46th Regt,), promoted, 
268, 275; Major of Brigade, 277 ; posted in 
Seniority, 278 ; to go on board Adventure 
Dalton,*282. 

Lessley, see Leslie, 46th Regt. 

Lesslie, Major of Brigade, 98, 100, 103, 107, 
110, 113, 117, 121, 123, 126, 128, 131, 138, 142, 
147, 153, 156, 158, 163, 168, 173, 177, 179, 186, 
190, 194, 198, 201, 205, 207, 210, 212, 215, 218, 
220, 224, 229, 234, 257, 260, 263, 267, 275, 291, 
295. 

Lesslie, Hon. David, promoted, 104. 

Letters, where to be sent, 13, 63, 
105, 168, 257; order respecting, 163, 257; 



postage to be paid to Captain McKeu- 
zie, 221. 

Lewis, Francis, promoted, 148. 

Lewis, , 63rd Regt., to attend Mr. 

Leonard, 195. 

Lewis, John, 38th Regt., to attend Com 
missary General, 197. 

Lewis, John, 64th Regt., promoted, 263; 
Major of Brigade, 277, 281, 294; posted 
in Seniority, 278. 

Lexington, xvi. 

Licenses, a return of persons who have, 18?. 

Light Dragoons, Orders 2, 14, 117, 248 ; 
to take G-uard, 39 ; to parade for Divine 
Service, 56, 66, 73, 77, 82, 87, 92 ; to be 
victualled by Commissary General, 92 ; 
patrole the Streets, 118; to return to 
Boston, 119, 120; to receive further 
Orders, 120 ; to receive Forage, 123 ; winter 
quarters, 137 ; a return required of 
present state of, 144 ; where to be 
victualled, 172 ; to be served weekly with 
fuel, 176 ; picquets to attend Execution, 
196; Orders, 248; Military returns, 322, 
323, 324. 

Light Dragoons (17th Regt.), Troops to 
remove Station, 47 ; to return to Boston, 
119, 120 ; to receive further Orders, 120 ; 
Order to certain Officers, 144 ; to prepare 
Muster Rolls, 181. 

Light Infantry, viii., xvii.; Orders 1, 
3, 16, 17, 53, 75, 88, 89, 90, 109. 130, 131, 
145, 167, 180, 225, 229, 239, 281 ; to furnish 
Guard, 15, 24, 34; to furnish Adjutant 
and Quarter Master, 17, 27, 38, 44, 49, 56, 
58, 63, 69, 73, 77, 82, 86, 91. 93, 95 ; to furnish 
Adjutant, Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 
168, 179, 196, 197, 206; Orders to change 
Encampment, 29 ; a return to be given in, 
52, 144 ; to parade for Divine Service, 56, 
66, 73, 77, 82, 87,92 ; to be commanded by 
Major Musgrave, 52; to furnish Out 
Duties, 58 ; to complete Numbers, 59, 167 ; 
to march, 89; to join respective Corps, 
110 ; Officers and Soldiers praised, 131 ; 
where to be victualled, 172 ; to be served 
weekly with fuel, 176; a detachment to 
relieve at Charlestown, 179 ; Order to 
Patroles, 184; 17th Regt. to do duty 
with, 189 ; Order to Surgeons Mates of 
Clerk s Corps, 191 ; Musgrave s, to 
report to Brigr. Gen. Pigot, 202 ; Clerk s, 
to report to Brigr. Genl. Smith, 202 ; 
a detachment of Clerk s, to relieve 
at Charlestown, 209 ; Order to Picquets, 
211 ; to be in readiness for embarkation, 
22b ; to relieve Guards, 239 ; to be formed 
into two battalions, 273 ; to parade, 273 ; 
to assemble, 274; Distribution of Trans 
ports, 279 ; to furnish working parties, 
288; proportion of Flints allowed per Man, 
291 ; inspection of, 294. 

Light Infantry (6 Companys) to take 
duty, 167 ; where to be victualled, 172 ; 
Order to Patroles, 184 Musgrave s, to 
report, 202 ; to be joined by 27th and 64th 
Regiments on Citadell Hill, 251 ; to be 
exercised by Major Musgrave, 251. 
Limes, to be sold on board the Brigantine 

Crawford, 248. 
Lindsay, James (Hon.), promoted, 248. 



340 



LINDSA Y MARINES. 



Lindsay, Eobert, promoted, 21. 

Lines, to be reinforced, 240. 

Lippe, Sergeant, appointed Quarter 
Master, 175. 

Liquor, order respecting, 228. 

List, required, of persons who are objects 
for Bounty, 284. 

Lister, Jer., promoted, 149. 

Live Stock, to be sold by Auction, 147. 

Lock, a Mason.to attend Barrack Master,110. 

Lovell, William King, promoted, 212. 

Lowd, James, directed to sell Fish, 125. 

Loyal American Associaters, three 
Companies to be formed under command 
of Hon. T. Euggles ; distinguishing 
badge, 140. 

Loyal Irish Volunteers, a company to 
be formed ; distinguishing badge, 161 ; 
Orders, 162, 181. 

Loyds, Mr. (Contractor), Troops to apply 
for Biscuits, 233. 

Lucas, Eobert, promoted, 276. 

Luggage, useless, to be thrown over 
board, 232. 

Lumsden, Henry, promoted, 253. 

Lyon Transport, ordered to London, 158. 

Lyons, Captain, dead, 40 ; effects to be 
sold, 43. 

Lyons, Charles, replaced by Hon. W. 
Leslie, 217 ; Orders to be obeyed, 238 ; Cap 
tain of a Company of Volunteers, 238 ; 
Town Major of Halifax, 245. 

Lysaght, Henry, promoted, 41. 

McAlister, Archibald, promoted, 244. 

McBean, Donald, promoted, 132. 

McCan, Captain, Orders, 16 ; to apply for 
Tools, 45; boards not to be removed but 
by Order, 54 ; to direct working party, 58 ; 
where to lodge tools, 61. 

McClean, Lieut.-Col., a uew Corps being 
raised by, 271. 

McCowen,Winifred, tiiedfor stealing the 
Town Bull and sentenced, 97. 

McCullough, John, to do duty with 2nd 
Grenadier Corps, 29L 

McDonald, Alexander, promoted, 250. 

McDonald, Ensign, retires, 135. 

McDonald, Charles, promoted, 279. 

McEwen, Ensign, promoted, 190. 

McFfarland, Duncan, tried for robbery 
and sentenced, 46 ; pardoned, 51. 

McGkmrin, Edward, tried for disobedi 
ence of Orders and sentenced, 138. 

Macgrath, Terrence, promoted, 89; tried 
for insulting Lieutenant Houghton, 174; 
defence offered ; sentenced to be publicly 
reprimanded and suspended, 175. 

Mcllwaine, A., promoted, 22, 253. 

Mclntosh, Lieut., replaced by Lt. Alex. 
Wilson, 268. 

Mclntosh, William, to attend Commis 
sary General, 197. 

McKane, Captain, to command a Flank 
Company, 271. 

McKay, Capt., Pay Masters to call on, 291. 

McKay, yneas, promoted, 23. 

McKenzie, Fredk., promoted, 150 ; list of 
drafts to be given to, 185 ; Maj. of Brigade, 
277, 278, 293 ; posted in Seniority, 278. 

McKenzie, Eobert, promoted, 41 ; ap 
pointed Secretary, 108: no demands of 



Fees of Commissions to be made by, 114 
regiments to send in accounts of stop 
pages to, 192 ; regiments to pay postage of 
letters to, 221 ; accounts of Eoyal Hospital 
Emigrants to be given to, 294. 

McKilwain, see Mcllwaine. 

McKinnan, Captain, Orders, 266, 289, 

McKinnon, John, Quarter Master, 24. 

McLane, Charles, promoted, 41 ; replaced 
by Lieut. Eobt. Moysteu, 268. 

McLean, Colonel, Officers and Men of his 
corps to embark, 177 ; proposal concerning 
recruits, 305 ; Corps to serve in Canada, 
315 ; Corps required at Halifax, 319. 

McMahon, Isabella, tried for receiving 
stolen goods and sentenced, 187. 

McMahon, Thomas, tried for receiving 
stolen goods and sentenced, 187. 

McMullan, Alexander, tried by Court 
Martial and acquitted, 284. 

McNamara, Mr., Mr. Eeed residing with, 
277. 

Madan, John, promoted, 21. 

Madden, Ensign, dead, 114. 

Maddison, Lieut. Colonel, Field Officer for 
the Day, 101, 117, 125, 139 ; Field Officer 
for the Lines, 109, 130, 154, 161; retires, 
244, 285. 

Maddison, J. T., promoted, 245. 

Madeira Wine, bills of exchange to be 
given for, 267. 

Magazine, a place to be selected for, 170. 

Mail, time specified for closing, 260. 

Main Guard, Captains and Subalterns to 
go the Eounds, 119; route to be pointed 
out by Town Major, 119 ; reports to be sent 
to, 171 ; Seamen found in Town, to be con 
fined in, 238; Officers and Bowers to 
parade opposite, 240 ; a portion of Grena 
dier Company to join, 240; Guard for 
Provost to parade, 246. 

Maitland, Hon. John, promoted, 189 ; 
thanked, 257 ; Field Officer to visit Hos 
pital Ships, 261 ; to command 2nd Bat 
talion of Light Infantry, 273. 

Mallet, Jonathan, Chief Surgeon and Pur 
veyor, 204. 

Mallett, John, promoted, 100. 

Man, Lieutenant, to distribute fresh pro 
visions to Corps, 113. 

Mandeville, Daniel, promoted, 283. 

Marines, a detachment to embark, 178 ; 
to receive orders from Deputy Quarter 
Master General, 178 ; review, 273 ; to pre 
pare to disembark, 275 ; a detachment to 
be commanded by Major General Massey, 
288 ; Orders to a battalion, 307 ; two 
hundred under Orders to be commanded 
by a Field Officer, 313; Military returns, 
322, 323, 324. 

Marines (1st Battalion), Orders, 2, 66, 75, 
166, 167, 180, 268, 279 ; to furnish Guard, 
15 ; to embark in transports, 15 ; to 
furnish Adjutant and Quarter Master, 
16, 27, 36, 42, 48, 56, 63, 73, 77, 85, 
94 ; to furnish Out-Guards and Sentries, 
24, 33 ; to parade for Divine Service, 56, 73, 
77, 82, 87, 92, 95 ; to be victualled by Com- 
misary General, 92 ; a detachment to 
parade, 105 ; to be served with fuel weekly, 
176 ; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter Master, 



MARINES MONCRIEFF. 



Marines, continued. 
and Surgeon, 178, 195, 205, 226 ; order to 
patroles, 184 ; to report to Brigadier 
General Kobertson, 201 ; a detachment to 
relieve at Charlestown, 209, 224 ; two men 
to make cartridges, 255; to parade for 
exercise, 256, 261 ; to furnish Guards and 
Adjutant, 271 ; JOrders to working party, 
273; to furnish working parties, 287; 
Order to Quarter Master, 292 ; quantity of 
Tobacco allowed, 292. 

Marines, (2nd Battalion), Orders, 109, 110, 
164, 166, 167, 224 ; Order countermanded, 
110 ; where to be victualled, 172 ; to be 
served with fuel weekly, 176 ; to furnish 
Adjutant, Quarter-Master, and Surgeon, 
178,196,205, 215, 227; Order to Patroles , 
184 ; to report to Brigr. Genl. Eobertson, 
201 ; a detachment to relieve at Charles- 
town, 209, 226 ; Order to Picquets, 211 ; 
Officers to attend detachment, 226 ; two 
men to make cartridges, 255; to parade 
for exercise, 256, 261 ; to furnish working 
parties, 271, 273 ; Grenadier Companies to 
be augmented, 277 ; to land, 278 ; to 
furnish Guards, Adjutant, and Quarter 
Master, 288; a detachment to be com 
manded by Major General Massey, 288 ; 
Order to Quarter Master, 292; Quantity 
of tobacco allowed, 292. 

Marines, 43rd, to parade for Divine 
Service, 56. 

Marines, 52d, to parade for Divine 
Service, 56. 

Marine Corps, approbation expressed to 
officers and men, 271. 

Marland, Peter, promoted, 276. 

Marr, Lieut., to attend General Howe, 
4 ; to act in Deputy Quarter Master 
General s Department, 13; instructions 
to, 29, 76, 88 ; boards not to be removed 
but by order of, 54 ; Assistant Deputy 
Quarter Master General, 143 ; tents, and 
tent-poles to be delivered to, 191. 

Marry, Thomas, promoted, 263. 

Marsh, Captain, resigned, 245. 

Marshall, William, promoted, 134. 

Martin, Maj., President Court Martial, 83. 

Masons, to attend Barrack Master, 110, 129. 

Massey, see Massy. 

Massey, Hugh, promoted, 150. 

Massy, Colonel, appointed Brigadier-Gen 
eral, 173; promoted, 270; an Aide-de- 
Camp appointed to, 288 ; to command 
several Corps, 288; reports and returns to 
be made to, 291 ; arrival at Halifax, 312. 

Master of " Sloop Cellary," Troops to apply 
for an order to, 274. 

Masters of Transports, to receive 
provisions from Commissary-General and 
give receipts, 228 ; to follow directions, 
received from Officers of the Navy, 231 ; 
application to be made to, for boats. 243 ; 
Order respecting, 259 ; to furnish Uten 
sils, 259 ; Commissary of Stores transac 
tions with, and Officers not to improperly 
interfere with, 259 ; not to issue Porter to 
Officers commanding Transports, 273. 

Mates, Orders, 7, 25 ; to attend in Camp, 77. 

Mawhood, Lieut.-Colonel, promoted, 244. 

Maxwell, James, promoted, 244. 



Meadows, Lieut.-Colonel, to command 
1st Battalion, Grenadiers, 272. 

Meat, theft of, 155. 

Mecann, Thomas, promoted, 150. 

Men, employment for, off Duty, 6 ; to 
parade, 8; to march to Boats, 9; to be 
conducted to their respective corps, 9 ; to 
carry provisions, 14 ; proper, to be 
employed in making Cartridges, 61 ; 
recovering, to be examined by Mr. Mori- 
son, 96 ; Orders respecting, willing to be 
inoculated, 156 ; allowance made, 169 ; 
Order respecting Victualling of, 277 ; 
to be furnished with necessaries, 285 ; a 
return required of the number allotted to 
Transports, 287. 

Men on Advanced Posts, Orders 60. 

Men unfit for Service, a return to be 
given to Adjutant General, 260; to be 
inspected, 264; Order concerning, 265. 

Menzies, Charles, promoted, 133. 

Merchants Ships Seamen, not 
allowed to pass Wharf after a certain 
time, 196. 

Mess, to have a distinct fire-place, 38. 

Metham, G. Montgomery, Deputy Judge 
Advocate, 31 ; promoted, 109, 293"; Over 
seer of Works, 265; replaced by W. 
Greateiu, 293. 

Middleton, John Charles, promoted, 134. 

Migg-es, Volunteer, promoted, 190. 

Mig-ht, James, Orders, 147. 

Miligun, George, promoted, 244. 

Military, not to obstruct at fires, 143. 

Millar, see Miller. 

Miller, Henry, promoted, 100, 293. 

Miller, William, promoted, 245. 

Mills, James, to attend Commissary 
General, 197. 

Milner, Philip, Orders, 147. 

Millward, see Milward, 

Milward, Major, Field Officer for the 
Lines, 100,117,125,139; Field Officer for 
the Day, 109, 153, 161 ; ill, 125. 

Minchin, Joshua Paul, promoted, 21. 

Minden, battle of, vii. 

" Mischianza," account of, x. 

Mistake rectified, 153. 

Mitchell, Ensign, dead, 89. 

Mitchell, Captain, dead, 88. 

Mitchell, Major, to command Grenadiers, 
5, 52, 272; thanked, 9; Field Officer for 
the Lines, 10, 26, 35, 47, 56, 62, 70, 76, 83, 
88, 94, 174, 205, 210, 216, 224 ; Field Officer 
for Picquets, 16, 24, 33, 39, 45, 53, 60, 66, 
74, 80, 86, 93 ; Field Officer for the Day, 
182, 196, 287 ; Orders to, 24 ; Field Officer to 
visit Hospital ships, 287; Field Officer, 295. 

Mitchell, Arthur, promoted, 49. 

Monckton, Lieut. Colonel, Field Officer 
for the Lines, 58, 66, 73, 79, 86, 91. 96, 171, 
179, 202, 208, 215, 222 ; Field Officer for 
Picquets, 63, 70, 76, 83, 89, 95 ; Field Officer 
for the Day, 193, 271 ; to command detach 
ment at Charlestown, 224, 226 ; Orders to 
detachment under command of, 227 ; to 
command 2nd detachment of Grenadiers, 
272 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Moncrief, Ed., Cornwallis, promoted, 22. 

Moncrieff, Major, names of Invalids, 
Women, and Children going to England 



342 



OFF1 CER. 



Moncrieff, continued. 
to be given in, 71; Major of the Royal 
Fensible Americans, 92 ; Field Officer for 
the Day, 243, 245 ; Field Officer, 247, 248, 
250, 251, 253, 255, 257, 258, 260, 261, 263, 
265 ; Orders to, 266 ; to do duty with Corps 
of Grenadiers, 288. 

Money, Order respecting due to troops, 
111 ; provision to be paid to Paymaster 
General, 159, 287. 

Money, John, promoted, 41. 

Monkton, see Monckton. 

Montgomery, Capt., appointed to a Com 
pany in the 9th Eegimeut of Foot, 281. 

Montgomery, Wm. Stone, promoted, 222. 

Montrazore, Captain, to give employ 
ment and Orders to Sawyers, 271. 

Moore, Captain, replaced by Lieut. J. 
Hales, 129; retires, 274. 

Moore, Mrs., T. Spillman found guilty of 
an assault on, 188. 

Moore, John, to be employed by Captain 
Montrazore, 271. 

Moore, Oliver, promoted, 285. 

Moorhead, Mr., to receive directions 
from Dr. Jeffrys, 291. 

Moran, William, tried for assault and 
sentenced, 46. 

Morden, Charles William, promoted, 253. 

Morrison, Mr., to superintend cleaning 
Charlestowu Hospital, 26 ; Corps to send 
list of Patients and Convalescents to, 28 ; 
to examine recovering men, 96 ; Surg., 244. 

Mortimer, Lieutenant, retires, 290. 

Mott, John, to be employed by Captain 
Montrazore, 271. 

Mourning-, to be worn by officers, 104 ; 
countermanded, 116. 

Moysten, llobert, promoted, 268. 

Musgrave, Major, to command Light 
Infantry, 52, 273 ; duty divisions altered, 
90 ; Field Officer for Picquets, 93 ; Field 
Officer for the Lines, 94, 173, 181, 204; 
Field Officer for the Day, 195, 208, 215, 
222, 278; thanked, 214; to give in a 
return of detachment under his com 
mand, 215 ; to command detachment at 
Charlestown, 224, 226; Orders, 251; to 
exercise several regiments at Citadell 
Hill, 252, 254, 256; Field Officer, 295. 

Muskets, corps to receive in lieu of car 
bines, 214. 

Muster Rolls, Eegiments toprepare,181. 

Names of men sent to Charlestown Camp 
to be given in, 82. 

Nancy, Ordnance Store Ship, taken 
(supposed), 306; entrenching tools taken 
in, to be made good, 309. 

Napper, Lieutenant, dead, 248. 

Naval or Military Stores, officers to 
give information of any they may have 
intelligence of, 238. 

Necessaries, complaints made of the 
want of, 278. 

Needham, Lieut., overseer of works, 265. 

Neilson, Andrew, promoted, 22. 

Nesbit, see Nesbitt 

Nesbitt, Lieut.-Colonel, thanked, 9- 
instructions to, 54 ; President Court Mar 
tial, 79 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 166, 
214, 219; Field Officer for detachment at 



Charlestown, 179; detachment to be 
relieved, 192; Field Officer for the Day, 
199, 207, 229 : Field Officer, 295. 

Newfoundland, security of, 311. 

Newton, Captain, replaced by G. Hutchin- 
son, 129 ; retires, 274. 

New Works, Order stating who are to 
work at, 102, 116 ; to consist of, 114. 

New York, capture of, ix. ; advantages 
that would attend taking possession of, 
300; Major-General Howe to remove with 
Troops to. 300 ; defence of, 303 ; opinion of 
Major-General Howe respecting taking 
possession of, 305 ; force not adequate to 
an active campaign at, 305 ; possession of, 

314, 320; Army at, 314; arrival of a force 
desired, 314 ; Army to be transported to, 

315, 319 ; desirable to proceed to, 320; plan 
proposed for attacking, 321. 

Nibbett, see N~esbitt. 

Nicholas, II,, promoted. 275. 

Nisbett, see Nesbitt. 

Non-Commissioiied Officers, to assem 
ble Men at Ferry, 42 ; to be in Camp for 
Roll Calling, 42 ; Fuel allowed to, 136 ; a 
list to be given in, 182 ; Order respecting 
Stoppages of, 192 ; Fuel and Candles 
allowed to, 249 ; to be sent to England, 312. 

Non-Commissioned Officers com 
manding Grenadier Quarter Guard, 
answerable for persons having access to 
Tools, 71. 

Nooth, J. Merviu, promoted, 283. 

North, Lord, x., xix. 

NorthBattery,woundedtobepickedup,9 

North British Merchants, offer, 123. 

Norton, William, promoted, 161. 

Nova Scotia, security of, 301, 311. 

Nova Scotia Volunteers, a detachment 
to be commanded by General Massey, 288. 

Nugent, Lieut., Overseer of Works, 2 65. 

Nunwick, William, promoted, 149. 

Nurses at Charlestown Hospital, wages, 33. 

Nuttles.a Mason, to attend Errck.Mstr.,110. 

Oath, answers upon, required, 105. 

Oatmeal, issued to the Troops, 68. 

Oats, received, 314. 

Obryan, Samuel, promoted, 290. 

O Connor, promoted, 133. 

Officer commanding Artillery, to be 
acquainted if Stores are discovered, 176; 
authorised to give passes to Officers and 
Men of Artillery, 177 ; application to be 
made to, for Arms, &c., 210, 215; regi 
ments to give in returns of what Arms 
they have lost in Action, 217. 

Officer commanding Guard at Charlestown, 
Order, 45. 

Officer commanding Guard at the Lines, 
to command detachment on parade, 104. 

Officer commanding the Lines, Orders to, 
74, 163 ; to order when it is necessary to 
fire Cannon, 94. 

Officer commanding Lyon Transport, 
Orders, 158, 170. 

Officer commanding H.M. Corps of 
Marines, to order sentence passed on T. 
Bailey to be executed, 152. 

Officer commanding 1st Marines, Orders 
to, 59; Order respecting punishment 
adjudged J. Witherington, 188. 



OFFICER OFFICERS. 



343 



Officer commanding 5th Reg., Orders, 59. 

Officer commanding 18th Regiment, to 
order sentence passed on R. James to be 
executed, 152. 

Officer commanding 22nd Regiment, Order 
to, respecting punishment adjudged J. 
Cairns, 188. 

Officer commanding 38th Regiment, 
Orders to, 59. 

Officer commanding 43rd Regiment, Orders 
to, 59 ; Order respecting punishment 
adjudged T. McMahon, 188. 

Officer commanding 44th Regiment, Order 
respecting punishment adjudged J. 
Brown, 188. 

Officer commanding 47th Reg. , Orders, 59. 

Officer commanding 52nd Reg., Orders, 59- 

Officer commanding 59th Regiment, Order 
respecting punishment passed on Thomas 
Jones and William Ives, 188. 

Officer commanding 63rd Regiment Foot, 
Order respecting punishment adjudged 
T. Spillman, 188. 

Officer commanding Royal Hospital; 
Emigrants, Orders, 274. 

Officer of the Ferry Guard, passes to be 
given to, 49 ; to deliver passes and make 
report, 49; not to take passes from Officers 
servants, 52; to coniiue drunken soldiers 
and report, 54 ; to see that due Order is 
kept, 72 ; to take passes from women who 
have been by the Ferry, 95 ; instructions 
to, 137; to receive passes from Officers 
commanding Artillery, 177. 

Officer of the Main Guard, to report to 
Field Officer of the Day, 246. 

Officer of Ordnance, regiments requiring 
Arms to apply to, 219. 

Officers, Orders, 13, 36, 38, 42, 45, 51, 62, 
72, 105, 117, 232, 242, 254, 259 ; proportion 
of Sheep allotted to be delivered, 76, 113 ; 
not to quit the Camp, 78 ; thanked for 
gallantry, 98 ; to go into mourning, 104 ; 
provided with Camp Equipage, 116 ; to go 
out of mourning, 116 ; to give in returns 
of their Effective Horses, 117 ; to receive 
Forage, 123 ; names required of those 
willing to purchase, 201 ; of detachment 
thanked and conduct highly commended, 
214 ; caution to elude Rebels line of fire, 
221 ; to send Bedding and Soldiers Knap 
sacks on board, 230; to lie in their Men s 
rooms, 232, 233; on board ship, not to 
come on shore without permission, 236 ; 
desired to give information of any Naval 
or Military Stores they may have intelli 
gence of, 238; a proportion always to 
remain on board Transports, 243; not to 
detain boats without absolute occasion, 
243 ; regiments to draw Fuel and Candles 
for, 249 ; desired not to purchase Horses, 
251 ; to be answerable for irregularities of 
Soldiers, 254; to lighten baggage, 261; 
names required, who are capable of assist 
ing in Engineers Department, 264 ; 
instructions to, appointed to Commissions 
in New Corps, 271 ; a return required of 
the number allotted to Transports, 287; 



a return required of, who have recently 
joined, 294 ; Order concerning, 294 ; rank 
of, 315, 317. 

Officer of the Corps, to send for proportion 
of bread, 239; to parade opposite Main 
Guard; 240. 

Officers, commanding corps, lists to be 
signed by, 23, 50 ; Orders, 23, 24, 28,37, 77, 
94, 96, 111, 116, 118, 126, 127, 133, 148, 153, 
169, 177, 178, 195, 201, 206, 210, 228, 232, 
233, 235, 236 ; to endeavour to render a 
repetition of orders unnecessary, 26; to 
defer Order of the 19th, 28 ; instructions 
respecting Men s ammunition, 28, 116; 
answerable that orders are obeyed, 29 ; to 
state quantity of Spruce required, 35 ; to 
direct when men are to wear watchcoats 
and leggings, 36 ; passes issued to women 
by, 40; to direct time to execute punish 
ment, 46 ; to attend to order of 28th June, 
47 ; to state number of sick and wounded 
requiring fresh provisions, 50 ; returns to 
be signed by, 64, 80, 172 ; to give Orders 
respecting Tools, 66, 71 ; to report, 71,138 ; 
to order the messes of their regiments to 
be visited, 94, 120 ; to provide Men with 
warm clothing, 99 ; will receive a copy of 
proposals, 123 ; to send Arms and Ammu 
nition to recovering men, 125; to appoint 
a rendezvous in case of alarm, 126 ; to 
direct boards to be collected, 131 ; to have 
fire buckets collected, 138 ; to give direc 
tions to surgeons, 156 ; to give orders re 
specting Men who are to be inoculated, 
156; quantity of rum to receive, 174; 
to order spruce to Men who have Scurvy 
177 ; Orders, 182, 210, 236, 237, 240, 243, 
247, 248, 267, 278, 279, 287 ; to give re 
ceipts, 182; to inspect districts, 182 ; to be 
attentive to instruct young Sentries, 198 ; 
to practise Recruits and Drafts in firing at 
marks, 201 ; to suppress Dram Shops not 
licensed by Brigadier-General Robertson, 
203 ; to practise men in firing balls at given 
hours, 204; to provide their Sergeants 
with fire locks, 210; names of wounded 
Officers to be sent to Barrack Master, 213 , 
to deliver Sour Crout to Officers, 220; 
Order respecting Bedding and Blankets; 
223 ; to order Dram Shops to be shut up, 
228 ; to attend to regularity and discipline 
of Corps, 229, 240 ; to give directions re 
specting Rum that has not been bought, 
229 ; to be responsible to have Convales 
cents on board at stated time, 230 ; to 
order the Rolls to be called, 231 ; to be 
answerable that none of the Men off duty 
leave their Barracks, 231, 236 ; to see there 
is no Baggage on board contrary to orders, 
232; to report state of Transports. 232 ; not 
to allow their Men to be employed by 
Inhabitants, 233 ; to attend to the preser 
vation of wheels of Hand Carts, 233; re 
turns of the issuing of Rum to be signed 
by, 237 ; to be careful that Orders are ex 
plained to the men, 238 ; to send Officers 
ou board Transports to take charge of 
Convalescents, 238 ; to be answerable that 
all Fires are extinguished in their 
Quarters, 240; to air their Men when 
weather permits, 243 ; to apply to Barrack 



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OFFICERS PAROLES. 



Officers, continued. 

Master General for their respective dis 
tricts, 247; to send reports to Deputy 
Adjutant-G-eueral when their men land, 
248 ; to inform Mr. Butler of the quantity 
of Spruce beer wanted for regiments, 
248 ; to be answerable for persons who are 
employed to superintend duties at Dart 
mouth, 251 ; to give directions for the 
proper use of Sour Grout, 252; to send 
efficient men to make Cartridges, 275; to 
direct Baggage to be put on board Trans 
ports, 288 ; to give orders for making 
Fascines, 289. 

Officers commanding detached Corps, to 
apply to, for assistance of their Tailors, 207. 

Officers commanding Guards at Boston, 
Orders to, 52, 112, 160, 194, 202, 212 ; t > fre 
quently visit Sentries, 112 ; to be answer 
able for Utensils, 160 ; responsible for neg 
lect of their Sentries, 198. 

Officers commanding Horse Transports, 
responsible for damage done to Mangers, 
Stalls, &c., 274. 

Officers commanding Men at the Works, 
Orders to, 7, 64. 

Officers commanding Picquets, to give 
directions, 182. 

Officers commanding Regiments, Orders, 
141, 144, 145, 154, 160, 28?, 228, 234, 255, 
257, 259, 261, 262, 278, 284. 285, 287; to 
make a return of what Camp Equipage is 
required, 141 ; to report, 144, 161, 228, 234, 
285 ; to give directions, 154 ; to give certifi 
cates, 159, 287 ; to fix a place for a Maga 
zine. 170 ; Flour to be ordered by, 234 ; to 
order Tobacco to be issued to Men in small 
quantities, 292. 

Officers commanding Transports, Orders, 
242, 243, 249 ; not to demand Porter, 273. 

Officers commanding Wooding parties, 
receipts of Fuel delivered to be given to, 
171 ; to order Tools to be returned to Bar 
rack Office, 200. 

Officers commanding Working parties, to 
receive instructions and Tools, 170 ; to 
take directions from Engineer, 219. 

Officers commanding Works, not to allow 
people to loiter near Batteries, 173. 

Officers of the Day, to Patrole, 267; to 
receive orders from Commanding Officers 
of Corps, 267. 

Officers of General Hospital, instructions 
respecting pay, 128. 

Officers, Guard, to be posted, 6. 

Officers of the Navy, to give directions 
to Masters of Transports, 231. 

Officers of tlie Picquet, Order to, 173, 182. 

Officers of the Staff, to give in their 
Accounts, 277. 

Officers of the Working- Parties, to 
receive orders from the Field Officer, 233. 

Ogilvie, Major, Field Officer for the Day, 
99, 107, 116, 128, 150, 159, 174. 234, 239 ; 
Field Officer for the Lines, 138, 186, 198, 
205, 210, 217, 224; Lieutenant-Colonel 
Butler appointed instead of, 236 ; Member 
of Court Martial, 266; Field Officer to 
visit Hospital Ships, 289 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Ogle, Charles, promoted, gfg. 

Oliver, Daniel, appointed Lieutenant, 140. 



Onions, Corps to receivea proportion of, 215. 

Operation, Consultation to be held before, 
82 ; a proper number of Surgeons to be 
present, 83. 

Opinion, approval of, 195. 

Orderly Book, in., ix., xiii. ; added to, 
xviii. 

Orderly Drummers, directions for,15,40. 

Orderly Hour, time, 7. 

Orderly Lag-lit Dragoons, to be sent to 
the Lines, 91 ; to attend on Field Officer.92. 

Orderly Officer, from each Corps, to 
assemble at General Burgoyne s gate, 240. 

Orders, to be strictly attended to, 20, 29 ; 
to be carefully explained to Men, 38 ; not 
obeyed ; displeasure expressed, 56, 70 ; not 
complied with, 66, 117 ; from the King, 
78 ; meaning made clear, 84 ; to the 
Troops, 107 ; not clearly understood, 153 ; 
to Working party, 193 ; by Capt. Charles 
Lyons, to be obeyed, 238. 

Otto, Captain, retired by purchase, 263. 

Out Guards, to be relieved, 51. 

Out Posts, to be withdrawn, 266. 

Overseer, allowance made, 169. 

Owen, T., tried for robbing Messrs. Coffin s 
store and sentenced, 187; executed, 196. 

Owen, a Mason, to attend Brrck.Mstr.,110. 

Paddock, Mr., xviii. 

Paine, appointed Apothecary, 283. 

Paine, Thos., account of " Misohianza," x. 

Palfryman, a Mason, toattendEngr., 204. 

Palliasses, to be delivered to Quarter 
Master General, 9. 

Palmer, a Mason, to attend Barrack Mas 
ter, 111. 

Paper, an explanatory, delivered to the 
Corps, 284. 

Parade, time fixed for, 17, 105, 193, 194, 
195, 251, 255, 257, 260, 290; for exercise, 
251, 253, 254. 

Pardon, offered, 102, 106. 

Parker, Captain, Aide-de-Camp, 288. 

Parker, Thomas, tried for robbing the 
house of Lieutenant Shuttleworth, and 
sentenced, 118. 

Paroles, Abercromby, 16; Aberdeen, 63; 
Abergavenny, 137 ; Abingdon, 163; Africa, 
234, 267; Alexandria, 218, 223; Algiers, 
224; Alnwick, 126: Amsterdam, 110; 
Anapolis, 122; Andover, 161; Anglesea, 
131 ; Anticostia, 250 ; Arbutlmot, 243, 271 ; 
Arragon, 230; Ashburton, 28, 148; Augh- 
rim, 39 ; Babylon, 219 ; Bagdad, 219 ; Bag- 
shot, 171 ; Bahama, 265 ; Bamf, 65 ; Ban- 
bury, 164; Baudon, 73; Baruet, 201; 
Barnstable, 155; Ballyshannon, 70; Bel 
fast, 80; Belgrade, 217; Bengal, 220; 
Berwick, 24, 206; Billane, 293; Biscay, 
283; Blackheath, 175 ; Blair, 63 ; Boisliduc, 
112; Bombay, 223; Boristhenes, 215; Bos 
ton, 12; Bordeaux, 289; Bourgoyne, 5; 
Brazille, 261 ; Bridgewater, 154; Bridport, 
156; Bristol, 47; Bristole, 139, 203; Cam 
bria, 222; Cambridge, 208; Canada, 119; 
Canterbury, 89 ; Cape Fillister, 286 ; Cape 
Sable, 248 ; Cardigan, 138 ; Carelton, 118 ; 
Carlisle, 24; Carnarvon, 130; Carrickfer- 
gus, 81; Carthagena, 265; Carmarthen. 
106 ; Chagre, 254 ; Charleville, 76 ; Char 
lotte, 199; Cherokee, 258, 260; Chester 



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345 



Paroles, continued. 

field, 191; Chichester, 40; China, 221; 
Christ Church, 158 ; Colchester, 94, 199 ; 
Constantinople, 217 ; Cork, 75 ; Cornwall, 
142 ; Coventry, 186 ; Cumberland, 127 ; 
Damascus, 218 ; Dautzic, 214; Darieri, 254 ; 
Dartmouth, 150; Denmark, 114; Denby, 
136; Derry, 69; Dominica, 264; Doncas- 
ter, 103; Donegal, 70; Dorchester, 101, 
155; Dover, 90, 179; Dumfries, 58; Dun- 
dalk, 62; Dundee, 100, 62; Duucannon, 
86; Dungarvon, 76; Dunstable, 186; 
Drogheda, 79 ; Durham, 105, 206 ; Eastou, 
197; Egham, 173; Essex, 93, 199; Exeter, 
26, 139; Falmouth, 144; Ferrol, 281 ; Ford- 
ingbridge, 162; Fort Cumberland, 247; 
Fort Edward, 249; Fort Sackville, 273; 
Frankfort, 215 ; Gage, 4 ; G-ago, 108 ; Gal- 
way, 73; Gaspie, 250; Germany, 269; 
Gibraltar, 225; Gilford, 93; Glastonbury, 
153 ; Godolphin, 146 , Granada, 229, 270 : 
G-rantham, 209; Gravesend, 87, 176; 
Greenwich, 174 ; Grimstead, 181 ; Guada- 
loupe, 253; Guilford, 182; Guinea, 240; 
Halifax, 207, 241 ; Hamilton, 59 ; Hastings, 
86; Havanna, 255; Hereford, 47; Her 
Majesty, 275 ; Hertford, 185 ; Hervey, 17 ; 
Holland, 109; Honiton, 29, 152; Houns- 
low, 93; Howe, 10, 107, 242; Hungary, 
227; Hungerford,202; Huntingdon, 106; 
Huron, 258 ; Inniskilling, 72 ; Inverness, 
66; Ipswich, 198; Kensington, 201; Kil- 
larney, 84 ; King! George, 56, 94 ; Kinsale, 
74; Labradore, 251; Lancaster, 54, 128; 
Leicester, 205 ; Leinster, 83 ; Limerick, 73; 
Lincoln, 194; Lisle, 116; Liverpool, 53, 
130 ; London, 14, 56 ; Louisbourgh, 121 ; 
Lunenburgh. 246; Lymington, 36, 158; 
Lynn, 123; Madeira, 266; Madrass, 220; 



Madrid, 226; Manchester, 190; Manilla, 
222 ; Marlborough, 44, 115 ; Maryborough, 
82; Massey, 241, 245; Matazies, 256; 
Medock, 293; Merioneth, 135; Mexico, 
252 ; Milford, 49 ; Missisippi, 257 ; Mobile, 
257 ; Monmouth. 137 ; Moravia, 216 ; Mor- 
peth, 126; Muscow, 212; Neiper, 214; 
Newark, 125, 205; Newberry, 163; New- 
bery, 45 ; Newcastle, 126 ; Newfoundland, 
120, 247; Newmarket, 95; Newport, 
Nimeguen, 111 ; Norway, 210 ; Norwich, 
96, 196 ; Nottingham, 103, 125, 191 ; On 
tario, 258; OPorto, 278; Orford, 96, 196; 
Oswego, 260; Oudeuarde, 117; Oxford, 
168 ; Panama, 261 ; Pembroke, 48 ; Pen- 
dennis, 39; Pensacola, 256; Percy, 19; 
Perth, 61; Peterborough, 208; Peters- 
field, 42; Piercy, 242; Pigot, 97; Pits- 
burgh, 260: Plata, 262; Plymouth, 26; 
Poland, 215 ; Portsmouth, 38 ; Portugal, 
276; Quebec, 89, 120, 205; Radnor, 50; 
Richmond, 173 ; Riga, 212 ; liingwood, 35; 
Rochester, 92; Rochort, 220; Romney, 
88; Rutland, 195, 208; Rye, 179; St. 
Domingo, 264 ; St. Ives, 27, 145 ; St. Vin 
cents, 263 ; Salisbury, 44 ; Sandwich, 91, 
178; Saville, 232; Senegal, 237; Shafts- 
bury, 98, 155 ; Shannon, 85 ; Shefield, 207 ; 
Shetland, 67; Shrewsbury, 18 ; Shuldham, 
231 ; Siberia, 211; Sicily, 241 ; Sittingburn, 
177 ; Sligo, 71 ; Somerset, 99 ; Southamp 
ton, 159- Southwark, 93, 174,199; Spain, 



268; Stafford, 189; Stamford, 193; Ster 
ling, 59 ; Stockbridge, 44 ; Stoekholm, 113, 
211; Stroud, 204; Suffolk, 95; Surinam, 
253; Sussex, 86, 99, 179; Sutherland, 66; 
Sweden, 210 ; Tavistock, 147 ; Thanet, 178 ; 
Tipperary, 82 ; Tobago, 262 ; Tuxford, 194 ; 
Utrecht, 111; Uxbridge, 170, 204; Vigo, 
288; Warrington, 32, 51, 129; Warsaw, 
216 ; Warwick, 166 ; Waterford, 77 ; West 
moreland, 56, 102, 127; Wexford, 78; 
Wey mouth, 34 ; Whitehall, 98 ; Winchel- 
sea, 87 ; Winchester, 161 ; Wooburne, 
186; Woodstock, 171; Worcester, 100; 
Yarmouth, 160; York, 12, 207; Youg- 
hall, 75. 

Passes, Order concerning, 12, 18, 49, 177 ; 
business to be specified in, 49 ; persons not 
to pass Ferry without a Pass, 95, 168. 

Passes into Camp, 4, 18. 

Paterson, see Patterson. 

Patrick, Robert, promoted, 149. 

Patroles, Orders to, 168, 183, 238 ; Order 
respecting, 219. 

Patterson, Lieut.-Colonel, Field Officer 
for Picquet, 4, 12 ; President Court Mar 
tial, 48, 55 ; Field Officer for the Day, 101. 
119, 130, 142, 178, 214, 219; Field Officer 
for the Lines, 110, 125, 130, 155, 162, 168, 
191, 207, 230 ; Field Officer for detachment 
at Charlestown, 192; detachment to be 
relieved, 203; Adjutant General, 255; 
Field Officer, 295. 

Patterson, 52nd Regiment (Miller), to 
attend Mr. Leonard, 195. 

Pay, men in hospital not to receive, 25 ; 
allowed to Invalids, 65. 

Pay of Provincial Levies, directions desired 
respecting, 314 ; sums necessary to be 
supplied by Commander-in-Chief, 317. 

Pay Masters, Orders to, 128, 185, 291 ; to 
give in returns to Deputy Quarter Master 
Genl., 260; to give Bills of Exchange, 267. 

Pay Master General, provision money 
to be paid to, 159, 287. 

Payne, Captain, to be tried by Court Mar 
tial, 55; Assistant to Deputy Quarter 
Master General, 290. 

, Payne, Samuel, appointed Lieutenant, 140. 
; Peas, received, 314. 

" Pegrg-y " (The), Orders, 255, 

Pepper, Lieutenant, Orders, 284. 

Percy, Earl, xvi. ; to command and 
inspect several corps, 36, 47 ; Brigadier 
General, 99, 102; promoted, 103, 270; to 
command Left Wing, 115; to inspect 
several regiments, 164; to inspect the 
Garrison, 202 ; reports within the Garrison 
to be made to, 243 ; to regulate duty done 
by the Corps, 243 ; to give directions for 
exercising Regiments, 252, 254, 256, 258 ; 
to give Orders to the Garrison, 256; to 
review Royal Fensible Americans, 260 ; to 
review Royal Hospital Emigrants, 261 ; 
to review Arms and Ammunition by regi 
ments, 262 ; Lieutenant Smith appointed 
Aide-de-Camp to, 273 ; Arms returned, 
insufficient by, 284; Lieutenant General, 
310; no general Officer to be employed 
superior in rank to, 311. 

Permission, Officers and Soldiers on board 
ship, not to come on shore without, 236. 



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PERMIT PR VISIONS. 



Permit, necessary for the sale of pro 
visions, 117. 

Perry, J., promoted, 104. 

Persons, Order to, who may discover 
Artillery Stores, 176 ; Order to, employed 
to superintend duties at Dartmouth, 251. 

Philadelphia, army moved to, ix.; 
opinion of General Howe, respecting tak 
ing possession of, 305. 

Philips, Hfollett, promoted, 100. 

Phillip, Captain, Lieut., promoted, 40. 

Phillips, William, promoted, 270. 

Phipps Farm, attack on, xvii. ; new 
works erected at, by the Eebels, 318 ; Ee- 
bels cannonading Boston Town from 
]S T ew Works at, 318 ; works improved, 319. 

Physicians, to inspect Eegimental Hos 
pitals, 155 ; to inspect Men returned unfit 
for Service, 264. 

Picquets, Order, 4, 7, 17, 51, 114, 115, 120, 
124, 168, 173 ; reduction of number of, 16 ; 
Field Officer to command, 16 ; to be 
formed and mounted, 43 ; where to assem 
ble in case of Alarm, 51, 115, 211 ; to par 
ade, 81 ; to attend executions, 81, 196 ; each 
corps to mount, 168 ; to be increased, 245. 

Piercy, see Percy. 

Piercy, John, promoted, 286. 

Pig-eons, not to be killed, 223. 

Pig-ot, see Pigott. 

Pig-ott, General, xiv. ; Picquet to report 
to, 4 ; thanked, 3, 9, 98 ; Orders, 8, 10, 12, 
225 ; Soldiers out-stayed their passes to be 
reported, 54; report concerning Tools to 
be made to, 71 ; to be acquainted when it 
is necessary to lire Cannon, 94 ; General 
Officers, 17 1, 186, 191, 196, 199, 202, 206, 
208, 211, 214, 216, 219, 222, 225, 231, 240, 
295; appointed Colonel, 189; Orders to, 
181 ; promoted, 244, 270 ; President, Court 
Martial, 266, 284 ; Aide-de-camp appointed 
to, 273 ; to go on board the Earl of 
Effingham, 282. 

Pioneers, to parade, 2, 63; to be provided 
with Axes, 63. 

Pitcairn, Thomas, promoted, 152, 201. 

Platen, Count, v. 

Plomer, a Mason, to attend Earrack 
Master, 110. 

Plundering-, Soldiers caught, to be 
hanged, 237. 

Poe, James, promoted, 22, 41. 

Pork, not to be fried, 94; allowed to 
Soldiers without stoppage, 208 ; Order re 
specting, 255. 

Porter, a butt allowed to each Corps, 178 ; 
Order respecting, 182, 228 ; quantity 
allowed to Troops, 192 ; to be issued to 
Troops after they embark, 228 ; not to be 
issued, 273 ; a proportion given to the 
Seamen, 313. 

Porter Butts, Eegiments to pay for what 
they cannot account for, 242 ; two empty 
to be sent to the Brewery for Spruce 
beer, 249. 

Porter, Eichard, promoted, 21. 

Porterfield, Boyd, promoted, 150. 

Portmanteau, reward offered for the 
recovery of lost, 245. 

Portsmouth (New Hampshire), described 
by General Howe as an object of attack, 302. 



Potatoes, Order respecting, 182 ; Troop 
to receive a proportion of, 202, 258, 274 
Corps to send to Commissary General s 
store for, 211. 

Powel, Lieutenant, Adjutant of Grena 
diers, 172. 

Powlett, Horatio Armond, promoted, 134. 

Pownall, Mr., suggestion made to 
General Howe, 301; concurrence of 
General Howe in the suggestion, 506 ; 
repetition of remarks contained in letter 
from, 309; duplicates of letters from, 
acknowledged, 313. 

Pratt, Sergeant, to attend Assistant- 
Deputy Quarter-Master-General, 59 ; re 
turns to his Company, 77. 

Precis of Howe s Correspondence. 

Premium, offered, 143. 

Prescot, Eichard, promoted, 270. 

Prescott, xiii. 

Price, Edward Manby, promoted, 134. 

Price, John, promoted, 133. 

Prideaux, Edmund, promoted, 104. 

Pringle & Cheap, Messrs., bills of ex 
change to be made payable to, 267. 

Pringle, Lieutenant, deceased, 21. 

Prior, Murray, replaced by E. Eadford, 190. 

Prisoners, to be tried by Court Martial, 
79, 266 ; names to be given in, 79, 128, 139, 
166, 247, 267 ; Order respecting, 117 ; pro 
posed exchange, 311, 312. 

Pritchard, Lieut., put on half pay, 189. 

Probate Seal, stolen, 102. 

Promotions, 40, 41, 43, 49, 64, 67, 89, 100, 
103, 104, 108, 114, 127, 129, 132, 133, 148 to 
150, 152, 154, 157, 161, 163, 165, 169, 186, 
189, 190, 200, 203, 204, 209, 212, 217, 221, 
223, -244, 245, 248, 250, 253, 263, 268, 269, 
270, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 279, 282, 283, 
285, 286, 288, 289, 290, 292, 293, 310. 

Prospect Hill, cannonade, xvii. 

Province Seal, stolen, 102 ; examination 
concerning the loss of, 105. 

Provisions, 14 ; guard to be posted over, 
19 ; men in hospital not to receive, 25 ; 
women employed in General Hospital not 
to receive, 33; a list of persons for whom 
the Corps draw, 35, 42 ; fresh issued, 72, 
208; men accused of selling, 94, 120; 
arrangements made for better regulating 
the Market, 117; to be sold by public 
sale, 117 ; rations to be issued, 141 ; Order, 
163, 172, 208, 225, 252, 258, 265, 269, 274 ; 
returns to be given in, 165, 218 ; troops to 
be served with, 190, 202, 233 ; general half- 
yearly returns of issues to be given in, 
218 ; Troops to have one day s, ready 
dressed, 224 ; ordered for ships, 228 ; to be 
cooked by the Corps, 236; to be issued to 
Troops, 241 ; price fixed by proclamation, 
242 ; to be taken from the Transports, 
248 ; Troops to pay Stoppage Money, 
258 ; whom to be issued by, 258 ; rations 
allowed to Women and Children, 262; to 
be put on board Transports, 276, 287 ; state 
of, 294, 311, 312 ; to be forwarded, 309 ; 
scarcity of salt, 312 ; approval of steps 
taken for procuring salt, 313 ; intended 
for the Fleet, 313 ; prospect of getting,313 ; 
endeavours to obtain, 318; Commissary s 
report on Article of, 318 ; supplied, 319. 



PROVISION CONTRACT REGIMENTS. 



347 



Provision Contract, deficiencies in, 313. 

Provost (The), Orders to, 160, 246. 

Public Record Office, xviii. 

Punishment, Men detected selling Bum 
to Soldiers to receive, 11 ; to be put in 
execution, 46, 102, 118, 152 ; threatened, 
70 ; remitted, 97 ; Soldiers pulling down 
houses or fences, to receive, 109 ; persons 
not obeying Orders to receive, 142. 

Purchase. Lieutenants who can to give in 
Names, 105. 

Purdon, promoted, 49. 

Purveyor of General Hospital, Orders to, 
85 ; Surgeon of 17th Regt. to apply for 
Wine for Sick, 247 ; to give a list of 
recovered Men to Corps, 251. 

Putnam, James, appointed Captain, 140. 

Putnam, James, Junior, appointed Lieu 
tenant, 140. 

Quarter Masters of Corps, Orders to, 
23, 27, 31, 68, 72, 76, 80, 89, 144, 163, 171, 
173, 176, 177, 178, 181, 18b, 191, 205, 213, 
235 ; to take charge of Men fit to join, 80 ; 
money due to Troops to be paid to, 111 ; 
to give in returns, 156, 174, 193 ; to issue 
Kum to Commanding Officers, 174; to 
give names of Officers and number of Men 
to be served with fuel, 176 ; to issue fuel 
to Regiments, 177 ; to be answerable for 
empty porter butts, 179 ; to receive a pro 
portion of Hogs, 181, 205; to receive an 
Order for one hundred pair of Creepers, 
185; to collect Fire buckets, 191; to 
deliver up extra Tents and tent-poles, 191 ; 
to serve Kum, 198 ; to give Certificates to 
Officers commanding Wooding parties, 
200 ; to attend to Vinegar being received 
for the Soldiers, 210 ; to indent for bed 
ding received, 213 ; to receive provisions 
for Ships, 228 ; to apply for Hum for 
working men, 234; to receive Flour from 
Contractor, 234 ; to give Officers returns 
to Quarter Master General, 238 ; to receive 
an Order for Beef, 238 ; to deliver pro 
visions to Troops, 241 ; Flints, to be deliv 
ered to, 291 ; to report state of provisions 
to be put on Board, 294. 

Quarter Master of the Day, to super 
intend the place of burial for soldiers, 218. 

Quarter Master General, Ship bed 
ding to be delivered to, 213 ; Men to work 
for, 227 ; Officers returns to be given to, 238; 
to give orders for Beef, 238; Men who under 
stand the use of the Axe to be sent to, 261. 

Quarter Master from the Line, to 
attend brewing of Spruce beer, 122. 

Quarter Masters of Regiments, 
Orders, 258 ; to receive Shoes, Stockings, 
and Caps, 287; to receive Arms, 290; to 
give in a return of the number of women 
and children to be left, 290. 

Quarter Master Sergeants, to attend 
Wood Yard, 176. 

Quebec, dangerous situation of, 307; 
measures resolved upon for sending relief 
to, 307 ; design abandoned, 307 ; obstacles 
which prevented relief being sent, 
lamented, 309 ; instructions, in the event 
of, being lost, 310 ; army at, 314. 

Queen s Picture, reward offered for the 
conviction of persons defacing, 237. 



Quirney, Mr. [Mr. Quincey?], house 
robbed, 106. 

Raddley, Lieutenant, promoted, 286. 

Radford, Bbeneazer, promoted, 190; 
retires, 276. 

Rails, not to be moved, 65. 

Ramage, John, appointed 2nd Lieu 
tenant, 162. 

Ramsay, William, Town Adiutant of 
Boston, 118 ; promoted, 248 ; to take com 
mand of detachment of 14th Regiment, 259. 

Ramsey, see Ramsay. 

Randall, Thomas, promoted, 22, 43. 

Rawdon, Francis (Right Hon. Lord), pro 
moted, 41 ; supernumerary Aide-de- 
Camp, 198. 

Ray, Lewis, promoted, 133. 

Raymond, Lieutenant, retires, 263. 

Rear Guard, to parade and relieve 
Guards, 241. 

Rebel Privateers, infest Bay of Boston, 
311, 312 ; Ships escaped from, 312. 

Rebels, Order to Officers respecting, 221 ; 
Arms and Ammunition supplied to, 313 ; 
time to entrench, 314; to be brought to 
Action, 314, 315 ; repulsed, 317 ; probable 
abandonment of conquest, 317 ; no moles 
tation from, 318 ; measures taken by, 318 ; 
time to form an Army, 320. 

Rebels Redoubt, post and rails to be 
collected and carried to, 11; tools to be 
lodged in, 61; parade at, 63 ; Alarm Guns 
removed from, 84. 

Rebel Works advanced near the Camp, 78. 

Receipts, Order respecting, 168, 219, 227 ; to 
be given by Officers commanding corps,182. 

Records and Public Papers, reward off ered 
for the conviction of persons destroyiug,237 

Recovered Men, Corps to send to Hos 
pital Ships for, 251. 

Recruiting Captains (Additional), 
Orders, 145. 

RecruitingService.instructions respect 
ing, 141 ; a return of the names of officers 
who are to go on, 144, 153. 

Recruits, Order respecting, 57, 163; to 
embark, 167 ; to practise tiring at marks, 
201 ; wanting, 305 ; to be depended on for 
augmentation, 308, 316 ; success in obtain 
ing, 316 ; to be sent to Gen. Howe, 316 

Redman, Miss, xi. 

Redoubt (Stormed) to be cleared of rub 
bish, 8 ; orders respecting Guard at, 15 ; 
guard to be posted at, 19 ; Cannon to be 
fired, 28; Guard to be provided by 47th 
Regt., 39. 

Reed, William, promoted, 132. 

Reed, Mr., application for shoes to be made 
to, 277. 

Regiments, Orders, 61, 65, 84, 153, 154, 
157, 165, 194, 196, 201, 202, 209, 219, 222, 
227, 228, 240, 249, 252, 267, 274, 285, 293, 
294 ; to report number of Tents, 62 ; to be 
increased, 132; to return Carts to Barrack 
Yard, 176; to prepare Muster Rolls, 181; 
to give in Stoppage Accounts, 192 ; Orders 
concerning Coals, 213 ; to give in returns 
of Arms lost in Action, 217; to give in 
general half-yearly returns of issues of 
provisions, 218 ; requiring Arms, to apply 
to Officer of Ordnance, 219 ; Order con- 



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Regiments, Orders, continued. 
cerning postage of letters, 221 ; Order 
respecting Arms, 222 ; Order respecting 
Barrack furniture, 227 ; to put in order 
and take care of Hand Carts, 228 ; to put 
Porter on board Transports, 228 ; to apply 
for Rum, 237 ; to assemble for embarka 
tion, 238 ; o parade, 240, 257, 290 ; Order 
respecting Porter butts, 242, 249 ; Order 
respecting Spruce beer, 248, 249 ; to borrow 
boats, 255 ; specified number of Men to 
make cartridges, 264, 275 ; to send Car 
penters to General Parade, 268; Order 
concerning drafted, 287 ; receiving Drafts, 
to pay debts, 289 ; working duty to be 
done by detachment on board, 289 ; men 
on board Horse Ships to be removed, 289 ; 
orders to, doing Garrison duty, 291; 
quantity of tobacco allowed, 292; three, 
to be sent to Quebec, 319. 

Regiment. 3rd, to be exercised, 252. 

Regiment, 4th, to be victualled by Com 
missary General, 92 ; an Officer to attend 
at Deputy Adjutant General s Office, 122 ; 
order to a detachment of, 164 ; where to 
be victualled, 172; to be served weekly 
with fuel, 176; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 179, 199, 
207, 216, 229; Order to Patroles, 183; 
Light Infantry to go into Quarters of, 
190 ; Orders to embark, 192, 194 ; Orders 
respecting subsistence of, 192 ; Orders, 
180, 197, 239, 246, 268, 279 ; to report to 
Brigadier General Grant, 202 ; Order to 
Picquets, 211 ; a detachment, to relieve at 
Charlestown, 216, 217 ; to parade for exer 
cise, 251, 254, 255 ; to send a Carpenter to 
Deputy Quarter Master General, 252; to 
be exercised by Major Musgrave, 254 ; to 
receive fresh fish in lieu of salt pro 
visions, 255 ; two men to make cart 
ridges, 255 ; Orders to Men unfit for ser 
vice, 264; Orders to Surgeons, 26 4 ; a 
working party, to parade, 265 ; to furnish 
working parties, 270, 273 ; distribution of 
Transports, 280 ; Orders to Quarter Mas 
ters, 292. 

Regiment, 5th, to parade, 1 ; Orders, 8, 
17, 18, 66, 75, 90, 181, 239, 246, 252, 268, 
279; to furnish Adjutant and Quarter 
Master, 10, 19, 29, 39^ 44, 56, 66, 74, 80, 86, 
93, 96 ; to furnish provision guards, 10, 27, 
36 ; barracks allotted to women, 10 ; to 
change encampment, 33; to parade for 
Divine Service, 73, 77, 82, 87, 92, 95 ; an 
Officer to attend at Deputy Adjutant 
General s Office, 122 ; where to be vic 
tualled, 172; to be served weekly with 
fuel, 176; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter 
Master, and Surgeon, 181, 199, 207, 216, 
230 ; Order to Patroles, 184 ; to report to 
Brigadier General Jones, 202 ; Order to 
Picquets, 211 ; a detachment to relieve at 
Charlestown, 216, 217 ; to be supplied with 
Axes and cut their own Fuel, 249 ; to send 
a Carpenter to Deputy Quarter Master 
General, 252 ; to parade for exercise, 254, 
255, 256 ; to receive fresh fish in lieu of 
salt provisions, 255; two men to make 
cartridges, 255 ; Orders to Men unfit for 
Service, 264; Orders to Surgeons, 264 ; to 



give Guards, Adjutant, and Quarter Mas - 
ter, 272 ; distribution of Transports, 280 ; 
Orders to Quarter Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 6th, detachment to be put on 
board Transports of the 52nd, 284 ; Orders 
to 6 Companies countermanded, 312; 
included in the disposition of Battalions, 
316 ; allowed to General Howe, 317. 

Regiment, 8th, detachment to be col 
lected, 284. 

Regiment; 10th, to move encampment, 
48 ; to be victualled by Commissary 
General, 92; an Officer to attend at Deputy 
Adjutant General s Office, 122 ; a detach 
ment to parade, 146 ; Orders to detach 
ment of, 164 ; a Captain to take Com 
mand, 169 ; to be served weekly with fuel, 
176 ; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter Master, 
and Surgeon, 182, 199, 207 ; Order to 
Patroles, 183 ; a Captain to attend Court 
of Inquiry, 192, 193 ; Orders, 181, 197, 
230, 234, 246, 252, 268, 279 ; to report to 
Brigadier General Smith, 202; Orders to 
Picquets, 211 ; a detachment to rcli ". ;.t 
Charlestown, 216, 217 ; Rowers to be fur 
nished from, 235 ; to receive directions 
from Major Campbell, 236 ; to parade and 
to march, 239 ; to send a Carpenter to 
Deputy Quarter Master General, 252; to 
parade and be exercised by Major Mus 
grave, 254, 255; to receive fresh Fish in 
lieu of salt provisions, 255 ; two men to 
make cartridges, 255; Orders to Men unfit 
for Service, 264 ; Orders to Surgeons, 
264; distribution of Transports, 280; 
Orders to Quarter Master, 292. 

Regiment, 14th, to furnish Adjutant, 
243, 247, 250, 254, 257, 258, 262, 265 ; Two 
Companies and Three Companies of the 
65th to do duty as one Corps, 243; to 
move their respective quarters, 249; 
detachment to be commanded by Captain 
Ramsey, 250 ; detachment to join Working 
Party of 17th Regiment, 284; detach 
ment to be commanded by Major General 
Massey, 288; Orders to Quarter Master, 
292; quantity of Tobacco allowed, 292; 
Orders to detachment, 305. 

Regiment, 17th, Order to the Companies 
of, 145; Orders, 167, 180, 230, 234, 2:}9, 246, 
268, 279 ; where to be victualled, 172 ; to be 
served weekly with fuel, 176; Order to 
Patroles, 183; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter-Master, and Surgeon, 186, 200, 
208, 217, 231 ; Orders to the Light Infantry 
Company, 189, 190 ; a Captain to attend 
Court of Inquiry, 192, 193; to report to 
Brigadier-General Pigot, 202; Order to 
Picquets, 211 ; a detachment to relieve at 
Charlestowu, 224, 226 ; Officers to attend 
detachment, 226 ; Surgeon to apply for 
Wine for the Sick, 247 ; to be supplied 
with Axes and cut their own Fuel, 249 ; to 
send a Carpenter to Deputy Quarter- 
Master-General, 252; to be exercised by 
Major Musgrave, 254, 255; two Men to 
make cartridges, 255 ; to parade for exer 
cise, 256 ; Orders to working party, 265 ; 
to furnish working party, 272 ; distribu 
tion of Transports, 280 ; detachment from 
14th Regiment to join working party, 



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Regiment, 17th, continued. 
284 ; Order to Quarter-Master, 292 ; re-dis 
tribution, 301 ; arrival of four Companies, 
306; non-arrival of Transports, 311; 
arrival of six missing Companies, 313 ; ob 
jections raised to going to Quebec, 314. 

Regiment, 18th, to be victualled by Com 
missary General, 92; to do duty with 
second division, 109 ; to do duty with 1st 
Division, 111 ; an Officer to attend at 
Deputy Adjutant-General s Office, 122; 
incorporation of private Men, 159 ; to be 
drafted, 159 ; Order to Adjutants, 159 ; to 
embark, 167 ; debts of drafts provided for, 
165 ; Order to Pay Masters respecting 
drafts received from, 185 ; drafted, 312. 

Regiment, 22ud, Orders, 74, 167, 181, 197, 
234, 246, 268, 279 ; to be victualled by Com 
missary General, 92; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter-Master, and Surgeon, 166, 201, 
208, 217, 232 ; where to be victualled, 172 ; 
to be served weekly with fuel, 176; a de 
tachment to relieve at Charlestown, 179, 
224, 226 ; Order to Patroles, 183 ; to report 
to Brigadier-General Smith, 202; Orders 
to Picquets, 211 ; Officers to attend detach 
ment, 226 ; to parade and to march, 239 ; 
to send a Carpenter to Deputy Quarter 
Master General, 252 ; two men to make 
cartridges, 255; to parade for exercise, 
256 ; Orders to working party, 265 ; to 
furnish Guards, Adjutant, and Quartet- 
Master, 273; distribution of Transports, 
280 ; Order to Quarter-Master, 292. 

Regiment, 23rd, to be victualled by Com 
missary General, 92 ; an Officer to attend 
at Deputy Adjutant-General s office, 122; 
Orders to quit encampment, 131 ; a de 
tachment to parade, 146, 179 ; to furnish 
Adjutant, Quarter-Master, and Surgeon, 
164, 201, 209, 218, 233; where to be 
victualled, 172 ; to be served weekly with 
fuel, 176; a detachment to relieve at 
Charlestown, 179, 224, 226; Order to 
Patroles, 184 ; Orders, 181, 230, 234, 252, 
268, 279; to report to Brigadier-General 
Jones, 202 ; Order to Picquets, 211 ; to be 
ready for embarkation, 225 ; Officers to 
attend detachment, 226; Rowers to be 
furnished, 235 ; to receive directions from 
Major Campbell, 236 ; to disembark, 247 ; 
to be supplied with Axes and cut their 
own fuel, 249 ; a Carpenter to be sent to 
Deputy Quarter Master General, 252 ; to 
parade for exercise, 254, 255, 258; two 
men to be sent to Koyal Artillery to make 
cartridges, 255 ; Orders to working 
party, 265 ; a Guard to mount and receive 
Orders from Captain Spry, 237 ; to furnish 
Working Parties, 273; distribution of 
Transports, 280 ; Orders to Quarter- 
Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 27th, to furnish Adjutant, 243, 
246, 247, 249, 252, 255, 258, 26 J, 263, 264, 
267, 275 ; Orders, 251 ; to be exercised by 
Major Musgrave, 251 ; two men to be sent 
to Uoyal Artillery to make cartridges, 
255; to parade for exercise, 256, 260; 
Quarter-Master, 275 ; distribution of Trans 
ports, 280 ; Orders to Quarter Master, 292 ; 
re-distribution, 301 ; Non-arrival of Trans 



ports, 311 ; objections raised against going 
to Quebec, 314. 

Regiment, 28th, detachment to be col 
lected, 284 ; non-arrival of Transports, 
311 ; objections raised against going to 
Quebec, 314. 

Regiment, 33rd, Orders, 246. 

Regiment, 35th, to land, 1; Quarter- 
Master to meet Barrack-Master of 5th 
Regiment, 10; Orders, 74, 167, 180, 234, 
246, 261, 268, 279; to be victualled by 
Commissary General, 92 ; to furnish 
Adjutant, Quarter-Master, and Surgeon, 
170, 202, 209, 218, 234 ; where to be vic 
tualled, 172; to be served weekly with 
fuel, 176 ; a detachment to relieve at 
Charlestown, 179, 226 ; Order to Patroles, 
183; to report to Brigr.-General Jones, 
202; Order to Picquets, 211; Officers to 
attend detachment, 226 ; to parade for 
exercise, 251, 254, 256 ; to be exercised by 
Major Musgrave, 254, 255 ; two men to be 



tribution of Transports, 280; Orders to 
Quarter Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 38th, to parade, 1 ; to furnish 
provision Guard, 10; to furnish Adjutant 
and Quarter Master, 12, 24, 33, 39, 45, 51, 
58, 65, 73, 78, 86, 91, 95 ; to furnish Guards, 
12. 19, 27, 38, 58 ; Orders, 33, 66, 75, 167, 
181, 197, 224, 2^5, 234, 252, 261, 268, 279; to 
parade for Divine Service, 73, 77, 82, 87, 
92, 95; an Officer to attend at Deputy 
Adjutant General s Office, 122 ; to furnish 
Adjutant, Quarter-Master, and Surgeon. 
171, 186, 210, 219, 237 ; where to be vic 
tualled. 172 ; to be served weekly with 
fuel, 176 ; Order to Patroles, 184 ; a de 
tachment to relieve at Charlestown, 192 ; 
Officers to attend detachment, 192; to re 
port to Brigr.-General Robertson, 201 ; 
Order to Picquets, 211 ; to parade and be 
ready for embarkation, 225 ; to parade for 
exercise, 254, 255 ; two men to be sent to 
Royal Artillery to make cartridges, 255 ; 
Orders to working party, 265; a Captain 
to be appointed Member of Court Martial, 
267 ; Block House Guard to be taken by, 
271 ; distribution of Transports, 280 ; two 
detachments to go on board Transports, 
284 ; Order to Quarter-Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 40th, Orders, 74, 167, 180, 225, 
261, 268, 279 ; to be victualled by Com 
missary General, 92 ; to furnish Adju- 
tant,Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 171, 186, 
210, 219 ; where to be victualled, 172 ; to 
be served weekly with fuel, 176 ; Order to 
Patroles, 183 ; a detachment to relieve 
duty, 192, 226 ; Officers to attend detach 
ment, 192, 226 : to report to Brigr.-General 
Grant, 202; Order to Picquets, 211; to 
embark, 225 ; to be under the command 
of Brigr.-Genl. Jones, 225 ; to be supplied 
with Axes and cut their own fuel, 249 ; to 
be exercised by Major Musgrave, 254, 255 ; 
two men to be sent to Royal Artillery to 
make cartridges, 255 ; to parade for exer 
cise, 256 ; a Captain to be appointed 
Member of Court Martial, 267; Distribu- 



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Regiment, 40th, Orders, continued. 
t ion of Transports, 280 ; Order to Quarter 
Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 42nd, additional battalion to 
be added to, 308 ; to embark, 316 ; probably 
on board the " Clyde," 318. 

Regiment, 43rd, to parade, 1 ; to furnish 
provision guard, 12; to furnish Adjutant 
and Quarter-Master, 12, 24, 34, 40, 47, 60, 
63, 74, 81, 87, 92, 96 ; to change encamp- 
in ent, 29; to parade for Divine service, 66, 
73, 77, 82, 87, 92, 95 ; Orders, 76, 90, 166, 
180, 197, 224, 234, 252, 261, 268, 279 ; an 
officer to attend at Deputy Adjutant- 
General s Office,122; where to be victualled, 
172 ; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter Master, 
and Surgeon, 173, 187, 211, 220; to be 
served weekly with fuel, 176; order to 
patroles,184 ; a detachment to relieve duty, 
192, 226 ; officers to attend detachment, 
192, 226; Order to Picquets of, 211; two 
men to be employed in making cartridges, 
255 ; to parade fo r exercise, 256 ; a Captain 
to be appointed a member of Court Martial, 
267 ; Orders to working party, 269 ; to fur 
nish guards, Adjutant, and Quartermaster, 
276 ; distribution of transports, 280; Order 
to Quarter Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 44th, Orders, 74, 164, 167, 181, 
197, 224, 234, 268, 279 ; to be victualled by 
Commissary General, 92; where to be vic 
tualled, 172 ; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter- 
Master, and Surgeon, 173, 189, 211, 220 ; 
to be served with fuel weekly, 176 ; Order 
to patroles, 184; 17th Eegt. to go into 
quarters, 190 ; to embark, 192, 194, 225 ; 
Order respecting subsistence, 192 ; a de 
tachment to relieve duty, 192, 226 ; officers 
to attend detachment, 192, 226 ; to report 
to Brigr. General Eobertson, 201 ; Order to 
Picquets, 211 ; to be commanded by Bri 
gadier General Jones, 225 ; Eowers to be 
furnished by, 235 ; to receive directions 
from Major Campbell, 236; to be exercised 
by Major Musgrave, 254, 255 ; two men to 
be employed in making cartridges, 255 ; to 
parade for exercise, 258 ; a captain to be 
appointed a member of Court Martial, 267; 
Orders to working party, 269 ; to furnish 
working parties, 276 ; distribution of tran 
sports, 280; Order to Quarter Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 45th, a return of strength to be 

fiven in, 56; to furnish a proportion of 
uties, 57, to strike tents and to march, 
57; to furnish out duties, 58; to furnish 
Adjutant and Quarter Master, 62, 70, 76, 
83, 89, 93, 98 ; to parade for Divine service, 
66, 73, 77, 82, 87, 92, S5 ; Orders, 74, 76, 
166, 167, 180, 202, 234 ; where to be vic 
tualled, 172; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter 
Master, and Surgeon, 174,190, 203, 212, 221, 
241 ; to be served weekly with fuel, 176 ; 
Order to Patroles, 183 ; to report to General 
Pigot, 202 ; detachment to be commanded 
by Calder and Tupper, 202, 203 ; a detach 
ment to relieve at Charlestown, 203,226; 
Order;to Picquets, 211; officers to attend de 
tachment, 226 ; two men to be employed 
in making cartridges, 255 ; to parade for 
exercise, 256 ; a captain to be appointed a 
member of Court Martial, 267 ; a working 



party to parade and to receive orders, 269; 
to furnish Guards, Adjutant, and Quarter 
Master, 278; Distribution of Transports, 
280 ; Orders to Quarter Masters, 292. 

Kegiment, 46th, quantity of Tobacco 
allowed, 292 ; redistribution of, 301 ; non- 
arrival of Transports, 311. 

Regiment, 47th, Orders, 1, 3, 66, 166, 167, 
180, 234; to furnish Guard, 17, 39; 
Orders to Guard, 18; to parade for 
Divine Service, 73, 77, 82, 87, 92, 
95; an Officer to attend at Deputy 
Adjutant General s Office, 122 ; where to 
be victualled, 172; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 174, 191, 
222 ; to be served with fuel weekly, 176 ; 
Order to Patroles, 184 ; to report to Brig 
adier General Grant, 202 ; a detachment to 
relieve at Charlestowu, 209, 226 ; Order to 
Picquets, 211 ; Officers to attend detach 
meiit, 226 ; to be in readiness for 
embarkation, 250; detachment to be col 
lected, 284. 

Kegiment, 48th, Orders, 234; contem 
plated disposal abandoned, 317. 

Regiment, 49th, to land, 1 ; Quarter 
Master to meet Barrack Master of 5th 
Eegiment, 10; Orders, 74, 166, 167, 180, 
197, 202, 234, 268, 279; to be victualled by 
Commissary General, 92 ; where to be 
victualled, 172; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter Master and Surgeon, 176, 192, 
212, 223; to be served weekly with fuel, 
176 ; Order to Patroles, 183 ; to report to 
Brigadier General Grant, 202 ; detachment 
to be commanded by Calder and Tupper, 
202, 203 ; a detachment to relieve at 
Charlestown, 203 ; Order to Picquets, 211 ; 
to embark, 225 ; to be commanded by 
Brigr. General Jones, 225 ; Eowers to be 
furnished, 235 ; to receive directions from 
Major Campbell, 236 ; to parade for exer 
cise, 251, 254, 256 ; to be exercised by Major 
Musgrave, 254, 255 ; two men to be em 
ployed in making cartridges, 255; a 
Captain to be appointed a Member of 
Court Martial, 267 ; a working party to 
parade and receive orders, 269 ; to furnish 
working parties, 278; distribution of 
Transports, 280; Orders to Quarter 
Masters, 292 

Regiment, 52nd, loss viii. ; orders, 1, 3, 
75, 76, 90, 167, 181, 202, 252, 268, 279 ; to 
furnish guards, 12, 15, 19, 29 ; to furnish 
Adjutant and Quarter Master, 15, 26, 35, 
42, 47, 54, 62, 70, 75, 82, 88, 94 ; to parade 
for Divine Service, 66, 73, 77, 82, 87, 92, 95 ; 
an Officer to attend at Deputy Adjutant 
General s Office, 122 ; where to be vic 
tualled, 172; to be served weekly with 
fuel, 176 ; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter 
Master and Surgeon, 177, 193, 214, 223; 
Order to Patroles, 185 ; to report to 
Brigadier General Jones, 202; detachment 
to be commanded by Calder and Tupper, 
202, 203; a detachment to relieve at 
Charlestowu, 203 ; Order to Picquets, 211 ; 
to embark, 225; to be commanded by 
Brigadier General Jones, 225 ; Eowers to 
be furnished, 235; to receive directions 
from Major Campbell, 236 ; to parade for 



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Regiment, 52nd, continued. 
exercise, 254, 255, 256; two men to be 
employed in making cartridges, 255 ; a 
working party to parade and receive 
orders, 269; Distribution of Transports, 
281 ; Guards Adjutant and Quarter 
Master, 281 ; detachment of 6th Regt. to 
be put on board Transports, 284 ; Orders 
to Quarter Masters, 292. 
Regiment, 55th, General Pigot appointed 
Colonel, 189; Orders to Light Infantry, 
190; to furnish Adjutant, Quarter Master 
and Surgeon, 194, 214, 224 ; position of 
alarm post, 196; Orders, 197, 202, 230, 
234, 239, 252, 268, 279; to report to 
Brigadier Q-eneral Pigot, 202 ; detachment 
to be commanded by Calder and Tupper, 
202, 203; a detachment to relieve at 
Charlestown, 203 ; Order to Picquets, 211 ; 
to embark, 225; to be commanded by 
General Jones, 225 ; Rowers to be fur 
nished, 235 ; to receive directions from 
Majr. Gen. Campbell, 236 ; to parade and 
be exercised by Major Musgrave, 254, 255 ; 
two men to be employed in making car 
tridges, 255 ; to parade for exercise, 260 ; a 
working party to parade and receive Orders, 
269; Distribution of Transports, 281; to 
furnish working parties, 231 ; Orders to 
Quarter Masters, 2d2 ; Redistribution, 301 ; 
non-arrival of Transports, 311 ; arrival of 
six missing Companies, 313, 315; objec 
tions raised against going to Quebec, 314. 

Regiment, 59th, to be victualled by 
Commissary General, 92 ; an Officer to 
attend at Deputy Adjutant General s 
Office, 122 ; Order to Surgeon, 158 ; iucor- 
poration of private men, 159 ; to be 
drafted, 163; Order to Adjutants, 163; 
to embark, 167 ; debts of drafts provided 
for, 165 ; Order to Pay Masters respecting 
drafts received from, 185 ; drafted, 312. 

Regiment, 63rd, Instructions to Quarter 
Master, 10 ; Orders, 74, 180, 234, 252 ; to be 
victualled by Commissary General, 92 ; 
where to be victualled, 172 ; to be served 
with fuel weekly, 176 ; to furnish Adju 
tant, Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 177, 
194, 204, 224 ; Order to Patroles, 183 ; to 
report to Brigadier General Smith, 202 ; a 
detachment to relieve at Charlestown, 
209 ; two men to be sent to Royal Artillery 
to make Cartridges, 255 ; to parade for 
exercise, 256 ; to furnish Guards, Adju 
tant, and Quarter Master, 269, 283 ; Orders 
to working part}*, 273 ; distribution of 
transports, 281 ; detachment from 28th 
Regiment to remain on board Transports, 
284 ; Order to Quarter Masters, 292. 

Regiment, 64th, an Officer to attend at 
Deputy Adjutant General s Office, 122; 
Orders, 251, 268, 279; to be exercised by 
Major Musgrave, 251, 254 ; to parade for 
exercise, 254, 255, 256, 258, 260 ; two men 
to be sent to Royal Artillery to make 
cartridges, 255 ; to furnish working 
parties, 269, 273, 283; distribution of 
Transports, 281 ; Order to Quarter Mas 
ters, 292. 

Regiment, 65th, to be victualled by Com 
missary General, 92 ; an Officer to attend 



at Deputy Adjutant General s Office, 122 ; 
to embark, 167 ; to disembark, 175 ; 
Orders, 175, 181, 197, 234, 258, 279, 287 ; to 
be served with fuel weekly, 176 ; Order to 
Patroles, 185; to report to Brigadier 
General Jones, 202 ; to furnish Adjutant, 
Quarter Master, and Surgeon, 205, 226; 
Orders to Picquets, 211 ; and two com 
panies of 14th to do duty as one Corps, 
243; to furnish Adjutant, 247, 250, 254, 
257, 258, 262, 235 ; to parade and be exer 
cised by Major Musgrave, 254, 255 ; to 
furnish Guards, Adjutant, and Quarter 
Master, 269, 287 ; Orders to working 
parties, 273 ; to be relieved, 274 ; to be 
drafted, 287, 289, 291; Orders respecting 
provision Money, 287 ; Arms to be 
returned to the Armoury, 290 ; proposal 
by General Howe respecting, at Boston, 
305 ; embarkation of six companies, 312. 

Regiment, 65th Grenadiers, Orders, 160. 

Regiment, 65thLght. Infntry.,Ord s.,160. 

Regiment, 71st, to embark, 316; probably 
on board the Clyde, 318. 

Regimental Guard, Two Men to attend 
Officers of the Picquet, 182. 

Regimental Surgeons, Orders, 193. 

Reinforcement, ordered, 145; required, 
304 ; proposed by Major General Howe, 
306; shortly to embark, 310; uncertain, 
320 ; steps taken to send to Gen. Howe, 
320 ; a lar^e, to go to Gen. Howe, 321. 

Relief for the Lines, time to march for 
Parade, 64. 

Repairs, to be made at Fort Edward, 294. 

Report, to be made, 161, 171, 202; Adju 
tant to make, to Head Quarters, 238 : 
Orders, 291. 

Retreat Beating-, no soldier to remain 
out of Barracks after, 238. 

Returns, to be given in, 45, 57, 64, 81, 89, 
101, 102, 107, 116, 118, 144, 146, 152, 154, 
155, 156, 158, 170, 173, 174, 176, 189, 201, 
202, 209, 218, 219, 223, 236, 262, 277, 287, 291, 
294 ; to be signed, 80, 141 ; respecting 
Arms and Accoutrements lost, 203 ; 
general half-yearly of issues of pro 
visions, 218 ; specifying number of vacant 
commissions, 251. 

Reveille, Orders, 40, 50. 

Revitt, Nicholas, promoted, 285. 

Reward offered, 71, 97, 102, 106, 151, 155, 
237, 245, 254. 

Reynolds, Decimus, promoted, 276. 

Reynolds, George, promoted, 134. 

Reynolds, Lieutenant, resigned, 163. 

Rhode Island, opinion of Gen. Howe ; 
respecting taking possession of, 303, 305; 
force not adequate to an active Campaign, 
305 ; army at, 314 ; troops to proceed to, 316. 

Rice, to be procured, 313; Steps taken for 
procuring approved of, 313. 

Richardson, Sergeant, to act as Quarter- 
Master to Corps of Grenadiers, 172. 

Richardson, Sergeant (45th Regt.), to 
act as Quarter-Master, 282. 

Ridley, Richard, promoted, 245. 

Ridsdale, T. Griffiths, promoted, 293. 

Riotous Proceedings, instructions to 
Sentries respecting, 115. 

Robbery, of Seals, 102 ; of valuables, 106. 



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OBERTSSCHG ONERS. 



Roberts, Mr. (Jeweller), Enquiries for 

toothpick case to be made to, 92. 
Roberts, Captain Lieut., dead, 100. 
Roberts, Lieutenant, to attend Commis 
sary General, 197. 
Roberts, John, promoted, 23. 
Roberts, John, promoted, 268. 
Roberts, Samuel, promoted, 286. 
Roberts William, promoted, 282. 
Roberts \Viiutim Robert, promoted, 41. 
Robertson, En^adier General, to com 
mand and inspect several regiments, 36, 
48; Brigadier General, 98, 100, 105, 110, 
112, 115, 118, 121, 125, 126, 128, 130, 136, 
142, 146, 155, 158, 161, 179, 186, 191, 195, 
199, 201, 204, 206, 208, 210, 216, 218, 221, 
224, 230, 237 ; Field Officer lor the Day, 
103 ; Orders, 151, 181, 282 ; specilied regi 
ments to report to, 201; appointed to 
license Dram Shops, 203; to superintend 
embarkation of Troops, 234; replaced by 
Major A. Dickson, 275 ; Capt. Wemyss 
(Wymess ?), appointed Aide-de-Camp to, 
273 ; to go on board the Charming Ts T elly,282. 
Robertson, Lieutenant, 43rd Eegiment, 
Assistant to Deputy Quarter Master Gen 
eral, 290. 

Robertson, Duncan, promoted, 134; 
Officers to send to, for proportion of 
Bread, 239. 

Robinson, Brigadier General, 138, 150, 
154, 163, 170, 174, 177, 214, 295 ; Colonel of 
the 2nd Battalion of Royal Americans, 
270 ; to serve as Major General, 270. 
Robinson, Archibald, promoted, 134. 
Rachfbrd, Eusigu, to collect detachment 

of 28th Regt., 284. 
Rochford, Thomas, owner of " Schooner 

Peggy," 117. 

Rogus, Jeremiah Dumas, appointed Lieu 
tenant, 140. 
Rolls, to be called frequently, 233 ; to be 

called as ordered, 238. 
Rooke, Henry, promoted, 22. 
Ross, Alexander, to act as Assistant 
Engineer, 61; to lodge tools in Rebel 
Redoubt, 61 ; Deputy Judge Advocate, 79 ; 
Prisoners names and crimes to be given in 
to, 79 ; promoted, 88. 
Ross, Arthur, promoted, 21. 
Rounds, Orders, 50, 168; picquets not to 

be turned out by, 115. 

Row Boats, Order respecting men accus 
tomed to, 230. 

Rowers, to parade without Arms, 234; 

those on duty to be relieved, 234 ; Orders 

to Corps furnishing, 235, 236; names to be 

sent to Major Campbell, 236 ; to parade 

opposite Main Guard, 240 ; to return to 

their Regiments, 240 ; to parade, 240,241. 

Rowland, John, promoted, 132. 

Roxbury, Boston cannonaded from, 318 ; 

works improved, 319. 

Royal Artillery, Orders, 66, 145; to 
parade for Divine Service, 73, 77, 82, 87, 
92, 95 ; additional Gunners provided to 
serve in, 81 ; to be victualled by Commis 
sary General, 92 ; Officers to mount at the 
Lines, 112; a return to be made of the 
present state of, 144 ; to furnish a propor 
tion of Tools, 169 ; where to be victualled, 



172; Armourers to be sent to the, 216 ; 
men not to be put sentry, 220. 
Royal Fensible Americans, a corps 
to be raised under the appellation of, 92 ; 
to prepare to be mustered, 245 ; to furnish 
Adjutant, 245, 250, 253, 256, 260,262, 266 ; a 
portion to be employed in catching fish, 
247; Orders, 247, 260, 266; not exempt 
from duties of fatigue, 255; to parade, 
260; to be reviewed by Major General 
Percy, 260; a detachment to be com 
manded by Major General Massey, 288 ; a 
detachment to march to Fort Cumberland, 
289; to apply for their proportion of 
Tobacco, 292 ; quantity of Tobacco allowed, 
292; slow progress in forming additional 
Companies of, 317. 

Royal Hospital ? Emigrants, to pre 
pare to be mustered, 245 ; to furnish Adju 
tant, 248, 251, 253, 254, 256, 257, 260, 266 
262, 264, 266 ; to be reviewed by Major 
General Percy, 261 ; Orders, 261, 262, 26a, 
274 , to be inspected, 261 ; a company 
ready to embark, 274 ; a detachment to 
embark, 279; to relieve a Company of the 
65th Regiment, 274 ; a detachment to be 
commanded by Major General Massey, 
288; a detachment to march to Fort 
Edward, 289 ; to apply for their 
proportion of Tobacco, 292 ; quantity 
of Tobacco allowed, 292; accounts to be 
settled, 294. 

Royal Institution, iii., iv. 
Royal North British Volunteers, 
how they are to be distinguished, 123; 
Orders, 123, 181 ; rations of provisions 
issued to, 124. 

Royal Salute, to be fired, 120, 199, 
Ruggles, John, appointed Lieutenant,] 40. 
Ruggles, Timothy, Commandant of Loyal 
American Associaters, 140; to appoint 
Guard Rooms and Alarm Posts, 140. 
Rum, not to be sold to the Soldiers, 11 ; to 
be mixed with water, 27 ; to be issued, 53 ; 
Order respecting, 170, 174, 189, 226,229; 
to be served by Quarter Masters, 198 ; to 
be supplied by Quarter Masters, 193 ; to 
be supplied to Working Men, 234; to be 
delivered to the Troops, 235, 241 ; to be 
supplied to Regiments, 237; returns of 
issuing, to be signed, 237. 
Runton, William, promoted, 104. 
Rupert , Prince, v. 
Russell, Ambrose, promoted, 152. 
Russell, Peter, promoted, 134. 
Russell, Thomas, promoted, 129, 149. 
Russia, Empress of, applied to for a Body 
of Infantry to serve in North America, 301. 
Sabine, Captain, deceased, 189. 
St. Lieger, William, promoted, 89. 
Salt Fish, to be sold, 119 ; Corps to apply 

for a barrel of, 235. 
Sams, Sergeant, Orders, 147. 
Saumerez, Thomas D., promoted, 285. 
Savage, Abraham, appointed Lieut., 140. 
Saville, Transport, detachment of 23rd 

Regiment on board, to disembark, 247. 
" Scarborough," The, Transports under 

Convoy of the, 312, 313. 
Schooners, Two armed, ordered to 
Georgia, 313. 



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353 



Scrope, Emanuel, iv. 

Scrope Estate, iv. 

Scurvy, xv., xvi. ; spruce recommended 
for curing, 177 ; Sour Grout to be used by 
men who have, 193. 

Seal, Governor s private, stolen, 102. 

Seamen, Patrol -s to take up any they 
may find in Town, 238 ; to be confined in 
the Main Guard, 238; Orders to, 254; 
Order concerning, belonging to Trans 
ports, 257 ; deficiency for Transports, 306 ; 
a proportion of Porter allowed to, 313. 

Sea Venture Transpor t, live companies 
to go on board, 110. 

Secretary of State, informed of the 
arrival of six missing companies of the 
55th, 315. 

Seix, Lieutenant, to command a detach 
ment, 146. 

Sentences, approved, 46, 53, 70, 81, 84, 86, 
87, 97, 101, 118, 132, 138, 151, 157, 175, 183, 
253 ; to be put in execution, 81, 84, 97, 118, 
152, 175 : remitted, 97. 

Sentinels, orders to, 29, 67. 

Sentries, to challenge at dusk, 50; who 
neglect duty not to expect mercy, 109 ; 
Orders, 112, 114, 115, 194, 196, 198, 221, 
224; directed to use discretion in firing, 
194 ; censured, 194 ; instructed to be 
cautious and alert, 193 ; not to neglect 
precautions given, 198 ; Order respecting, 
202, 212, 219; 220 , to be attentive to any 
firing from Enemv s works, 224. 

Sentries (advanced), Orders, 37, 139 ; 
soldiers not to pass, unless in the execu 
tion of duty, 51 ; to have Bayonets fixed, 
52 ; to be doubled, 139. 

Sentries on Camp Duties Orders to, 5, 6; 
not ^o be taken from the Picquets, 115. 

Sentries on the Long Wharf, Orders to, 177. 

Sentries on the Out Posts, to be selected 
from experienced soldiers, 52 ; to be 
vigilant and attentive, 52 ; counter 
sign to be demanded by, 216 ; Order re 
specting, 219. 

Sentry from the Guards, countersign to 
be demanded by, 216. 

Sergeants, to be provided with firelocks, 
210; to receive short Muskets in lieu of 
Carbines, 214. 

Serjeant, John, 33th ttegt., promoted, 21. 

Serjeant, John (Loyal American Associa- 
ters), appointed Lieutenant, 140. 

Serj eants Guard, to be relieved and to 
report, 7. 

Seymour, Lieutenant, resigned, 263. 

Shade, to be erected, 8. 

Shandle, Captain, deceased, 250. 

Shaw, Lieut., replaced by A. French, 250. 

Shaw, Daniel, promoted, 21. 

Shaw, John, appointed 1st Lieutenant, 189. 

Shea, Lieutenant, effects to be sold, 43. 

Sheep, proportion to be delivered, 76, 144 ; 
to be sold, 84. 

Sheets, to be returned to Sergeant Foster, 
213 ; charge for washing, to be paid, 213 ; 
reported abuse of, 213 ; Corps to return, to 
Barrack Store, 227. 

Shepard, Josh., tried by Court Martial 
and acquitted, 284. 

Sherriff, Major, promoted, 277. 



Shields, William, to be tried by Court 
Martial, 123 ; tried for robbery and sen 
tenced, 132. 

Ships, boats to be put on board, 288 ; 
orders, 288; arrival of two, with Ord 
nance Stores, 306 ; difficulties, 312 ; forced 
to quit the Harbor, 318 ; unable to get to 
their destination, 319. 

Shoes, corps to apply for, 277 ; Quarter 
Masters to receive, 287. 

Sholdholme, see Studholme. 

Shooter, Major, loss of a box belonging to, 
254 ; Member of Court Martial, 267. 

Short, Major, Field Officer for Picquets, 5 ; 

111, 8 ; effects to be sold, 43. 

Short, John (Sawyer), to be employed by 
Captain Montrazore, 271. 

Shouldholme, promoted, 289. 

Shudd, John, Orders, 147. 

Shuldham, Admiral, assures Major 
General Howe of provision supply, 319. 

Shuttleworth, Lieutenant, house broken 
open and robbed, 118. 

Signals for boats attacking, 2. 

Sill, Major, Field Officer for Picquets, 10 ; 
Field Officer for the Day, 99, 122, 127, 137, 
196, 233 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 107, 
114, 153, 173, 182, 204, 203, 216, 223, 233 ; 
President Court Martial, 139, 151, 156; 
Field Officer, 295. 

Simcoe, John Graves, promoted, 190. 

Simpson, Robert, promoted, 21. 

Skeen, Captain, retires, 245. 

Skitch, John, promoted, 250. 

Slator, Edward, tried for robbing a Store, 
69; sentenced, 70. 

Sleater, Captain, to give directions to 
working party, 277. 

Sleigh, Jeremiah, promoted, 132. 

Small, Major, Adjutants to give in returns 
to, 39; to do duty in Adjutant General s 
Department, 277 ; Brigade Major, 295. 

Small Pox, a return to be made of the 
number of Men who have not had, 144 ; 
anticipated spread, 143; a return to be 
made of the number of Men willing to be 
inoculated, 155; spread, 156; men who 
are willing, to be inoculated, 156 ; men 
suffering with, to be removed, 278. 

Smelt, Major, thanked, 9; Field Officer 
to Grenadiers, 52; President Court Mar 
tial, 96; Field Officer for the Day, 103, 

112, 126, 135, 156, 163, 179, 194 ; promoted, 
104; Field Officer for the Lines, 121, 146; 
retires fro in the Grenadiers, 125 ; retires, 272. 

Smelt, Cornelius, promoted, 134, 200. 

Smith, Colonel (10th Regt.), Aide-de- 
Camp, 135; to act as Brigadier General, 
135 ; Brigadier General, 163, 168, 173, 176, 
179, 185, 190, 194, 193, 201, 204, 205, 207, 
210, 212, 215, 218, 220, 223, 229, 234, 295 ; 
Orders, 181 ; several regiments to report 
to, 202 ; to superintend embarkation of 
Troops, 235; to go on board the Russia 
Merchant, 232. 

Smith, Lieutenant (49th Regt.), Aide-de- 
Camp, 273. 

Smith, Lieutenant (65th Regt.), dead, 282. 

Smith, Mr. (Master Carpenter), tools to be 
returned to, 197. 

Smith, a Mason, to attend Bar k M st r, 111. 



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SMITH STUART. 



Smith, John (5th Regt.), promoted, 20; 
Major of Brigade, 47, 100, 102, 106, 109, 
112 , 116, 120, 122, 126, 123, 130, 137, 139, 
146, 152, 155, 153, 161, 163, 170, 171. 174. 
178, 186, 192, 196, 199, 295. 296, 203. 211, 214, 
216, 219, 222, 226, 231, 240, 253, 261, 234, 
269, 233, 295 ; posted in Seniority, 273 ; 



Major of Brigade in North America, 283. 

-ill, a 
Master, 111. 



Smotherg-ill, a Mason, to attend Barrack 



Smyth, Captain.k illed, 22. 

Snelling 1 , Mr., xviii. 

Sobriety, Order concerning Soldiers, 14. 

Soldiers, instructed where to wear Car- 
touch Boxes, 60 ; Orders, 72, 91, 126, 253, 
254 ; thanked for gallantry,93 ; not to pull 
down houses or fences, 109; not to sc-11 their 
provisions, 120; recommended to tiki- 
Spruce beer, 122 ; instructions where they 
are to be buried, 127 ; detected committing 
depredations to be hanged, 169, 237, 
allowance for, 169, 203 ; Order respecting 
stoppages, 192, 206; experienced, to be 
posted as sentries next the enemy, 202 ; 
not to join their regiments from the Hos 
pital without regular admission, 205; 
ammunition to be daily inspected, 296, 
209 ; reported abuse of sheets and blan 
kets by, 213: found guiity of abusing 
sheets and blankets to be punished, 213 ; 
of detachment thanked and condtvt 
highly commended, 214; warning respect 
ing drunkenness, 229: absent from Roll- 
Calling to be brought to their quarters, 
233, 236; on board ship, not to come on 
shore without permission, 236, 253 ; not to 
remain out of Barracks after Retreat 
beating, 238; Order concerning, belonging 
to Transports, 257 ; detected pulling down 
houses or fences to be punisned with 

freat rigour, 278 ; Order respecting 
ick and Wounded, 291 ; porter sent out 
to, 313. 

Soldiers at Advanced Breast Works, to 
carry water in Canteens, 61. 

Soldiers belonging 1 to Charlestown, Orders 
to, 39, 44, 49, 50, 51, 63, 95 ; to be in Camp, 
time for Roll-Calling, 42, 95; forbidden to 
open Graves, 44 ; warning to, 45, 70 ; who 
have contracted disorders to be sent to 
Hospital, 54; Order respecting drunken, 
54; disobedience of, 70; not to lie in the 
Huts, 78. 

Soldiers "Wives, permission to pass to 
Camp, withdrawn, 33; not to lodge out of 
district, 183. 

Sooter, see Sonter. 

Sour Grout, Regimental Surgeons to take 
charge and appropriate, 193 ; for use of 
Officers, 212, 220; to be delivered to the 
Troops, 220 ; recommended to be eaten 
with vinegar, 220, 221 ; to be issued to 
the Men, 252. 

Souter, Major, "Field Officer for the Lines, 
100, 116, 123, 129, 139, 189, 199, 206 ; to 
command 2nd battalion of Marines, 109; 
Field Officer for the Day, 152, 169, 177, 
211, 218, 226, 211: Field Officer to visit 
Hospital Ships, 269 ; Field Officer, 295. 

Spaig-ht, William, Assistant Deputy 
Quarter Master General, 253. 



Sparks, Corporal, to attend Commissary 

General, 197. 

Sparks, .Tared (Dr.), Hi. 
Speudlove, Major, thanked, 9; dead, 41. 
Spillman, Timothy, tried for assault and 

sentenced, 183. 
Spirituous Liquors, Order respecting, 

14, 33, 111; persons detected selling, to be 

m\de prisoners, 223. 

Spooner, Ebenezi, appointed Lieut., 140. 
Sproul, George, promoted, 104; Assistant 

Engineer, 293. 
Sproule, seeSproul. 
Spruce, recommended to Men who have 

Scurvy, 177. 
Spruce Beer 1 , price per barrel, 38; recorn- 

meuded for thn soldiers, 122; to ba 

delivered to the Regiments, 248, 2W. 
Spry, Captain, to eive Orders to Sergeants 

of Guards, 263, 272 ; to give directions t.> 

Overseers of Works, 265; to give Ord"rs 

to working parties, 265, 269, 273, 231, 290 ; 

to give orders to guard of 23rd Regiment, 

267; to give orders to Capt. Lieutenant 

B irran, 267 ; to employ and give orders to 

Carpenters, 268, 279. 
Staclan, Lieutenant, deceased, 209. 
Staff, Adjutant General appointed, 254. 
Staff Officers, to apply for allowances at 

Barrack Office, 176; Order respecting 

allowances, 249. 

Stanley, James, promoted, 272. 
Stanley, Thomas, promoted, 276. 
Stark, Henry, promoted, 40. 
Stearns, Jonathan, promoted, 162. 
Stekilin, Thomas, promoted, 150. 
Stevens, B. F., iii., ix., xix. 
Stevens, a Mason (10th Regt.), to attend 

Barrack Master, 110. 
Stevens, a Mason (59th Regt.), to attend 

Barrack Master, 111. 
Steward, see Stewart. 
Stewart, Hon. Charles, promoted, 103; 

Field Officer for the Day, 206 ; Field Officer 

for the Lines, 212 ; Field Officer to visit 

Hospital Ships, 262; to command 2nd 

battalion of Grenadiers, 272. 
Stewart, James, promoted, 132. 
Stewart, William, promoted, 286. 
Stirke, Julius, promoted, 149. 
Stocking s, Quarter Masters to receive, 287. 
Stopford, Captain, retires, 41. 
Stoppag-es, Order respecting, 192,208, 259. 
Stoppag-e Money, Troops to pay, 253, 259. 
Stores, state of, 311 ; to be conveyed by 

Transports, 318 ; military, destroyed, 319; 

disordered state of, 320. 
Store Ships, non-arrival of, 311 ; arrival 

of four, 312. 

Stoves, Order respecting, 237. 
Stratford, Captain, retires, 276. 
Streets, Order to keep clean, 13. 
Strobenzie, Turner, promoted, 272 ; to 

command 2nd batt. of Light Infantry, 273. 
Stroud, dead, 270. 
Stuart, Lieutenant, resigned, 189. 
Stuart, Major, Field Officer for the Lines, 

178, 218; Field Officer for the Day, 189, 

199; Field Officer, 295. 

Stuart, Chas., to attend Bar k Master, 169. 
Stuart, Robert, to attend Engineer, 172. 



STUDHOLME TROOPS. 



355 



Studholme, Mr., appointed Major of 
Brigade to Brigadier General Massey, 173 ; 
Major of Brigade, 257, 269, 264, 269, 276; 
to do duty witli the brigade at Halifax, 
278 ; returns to be given in by Quarter 
Masters to, 290. 

Subalterns, Order respecting, 155. 

Suoalterns of the Picquets, Orders to, 246. 

Subscriptions, begun and continued, 284. 

Subsistence, Order respecting Officers, 
131; Order respecting Invalids, 158; Order 
respecting Drafts, 159, 287. 

Supplies, required, 319 ; not received, 320. 

Surg-eons, Orders to, 7, 23, 25, 43, 62, 65, 
80, 120, 121, 123, 153. 191, 222 ; not to per 
form operations without a consultation, 
82 ; order to be observed by all, 83 ; to ex 
amine Men returned unfit for service, 264. 

Surg-eons Mates, Orders to, 191, 192, 
204, 210, 217. 

Surg-eons of Regiments, Orders to, 
264, 265, 291 . 

Sutherland, William, promoted, 268. 

Sutherland, Lieutenant, to shew Quarter 
Master ground allotted for cooking places, 
8 ; promoted, 269. 

Sutlers, not to sell liquors to Soldiers, 111 ; 
warned, 111. 

Sweeny, John, to attend Engineer, 172. 

Sweetenham, Thomas, promoted, 154. 

Swiney, Chaplain, promoted, 269. 

Sym, Richard, tried for murder and ac 
quitted, 46. 

Tailors, Order respecting, 207. 

Taptoo, see Tattoo. 

" Tartar," The, Invalids and others sent 
to England under convoy of, 312. 

Tattoo, time to beat, 147; men to be 
present at beating, 228. 

Taylor, a Mason, to attend Barrack 
Master, 110. 

Taylor, Christopher, promoted, 250. 

Temple, Richard, promoted, 133. 

Tents, to arrive, 2, to be floored with 
boards, 11; to be inspected, 19; Order 
respecting, 62 ; loss.of, 62 ; to be searched, 
66; extra and tent poles to be delivered 
to Assistant Deputy Quarter Master 
G-enl., 191 ; to be sent from England, 317. 

Terrott, Elias, promoted, 43; leave of 
absence granted to, 245. 

Thomas, mentioned, xvi. 

Thomas, Mate to Hospital at Boston, 135. 

Thompson, John, promoted, 22. 

Thorns, Lieutenant, promoted, 103. 

Thope, Richard, promoted, 233. 

Thorpe, Thomas, pardoned for desertion, 
and ordered to join regiment, 282. 

Thrubshaw, a Mason, to attend Engr. ,204. 



Tickets, Surgeons to apply for blank, of 
admission 
signed, 222. 



admission to their 



apply 
Sick, 



222; to be 



Tobacco, donation, 292 ; to be issued to 
the Men, 292. 

Todd, William, promoted, 100. 

Tombs (see Graves), Order concerning, 44. 

Tools, instructions respecting, 45 ; to be 
collected, 45 ; wanted for work, 66 ; en 
trenching to be returned, 162, 189, 229 ; 
men to be furnished with, 169 ; to be re 
turned, 197, 200; Carpenters, to be re 



turned, 229 ; directions to be given for a 
supply of entrenching, 309. 

Toothpick Case, found, 92. 

Town Bull, stolen and death of the, 97. 

Town House, depredations committed in 
the, 237. 

Transports, Order to Commanding 
Officers of, 170; Order respecting com 
mon sea-men from the, 177 ; not allowed 
to pass Wharf after a certain time, 196 ; 
porter to be put on board, 228 ; to receive 
orders, 230 ; state of, to be reported, 232 ; 
Arms of Men employed as Rowers to be 
put on board, 236; to be frequently 
visited, 259; provisions to be put on 
board, 276, 294 ; baggage to be put on 
bo ird, 279, 288 ; distribution of, 279, 280, 
281 ; Fascines to be taken on board, 294 ; 
deficiency of, 304, 307; arrival of, 306; 
deficiency in the tonnage of, 308 ; fear 
expressed that, have been forced off the 
Coast, 311; two to sail to Georgia, 312; 
completed, 315 ; difficulties in procuring, 
316 ; to be sent for 6th Regiment, 317 ; 
anxiously expected, 318 ; disproportion 
of, 319 ; Troops crowded in, 320. 

Treby, John, promoted, 133. 

Trees, not to be cut down, 3, 221. 

Trollop, Lieutenant, promoted, 250. 

Troop ,time to beat, 147. 

Troops, Testimony of bravery displayed 
by, 3; four women to be sent to, 10; to 
retuin necessaries, 12; to embark, 14, 
288; Orders, 17, 42, 49, 105, 107, 115, 119, 
125, 164, 225, 231, 234, 235, 257, 274, 293 ; 
bathing recommended, 18 ; Orders res 
pecting bathing, 19 ; extracts from former 
general orders repeated, 29, 30; repri 
manded, 32 ; utmost alertness expected 
from, 78 ; Members for Court Martial, 55 ; 
fresh provisions issued, 72, 241 ; order 
respecting victualling, 92, 249, 258, 279 ; 
fresh provisions distributed gratuitously, 
99 ; Order respecting money due to, 111 ; 
praised for alertness, }15 ; quarters pre 
pared, 135 ; men willing to be inoculated, 
156; to be served weekly with fuel, 176, 
200 ; to be served with provisions, 190 ; 
rate of provisions for, 191 ; to be served 
with Porter, 192, 228 ; coals to be supplied. 
193 ; to receive potatoes, 202 ; to receive 
Spermacetic Candles from Barrack Master, 
208 ; conduct commended, 214 ; Signal to 
get under Arms, 220; Sour Crout to be 
delivered, 220 ; Order respecting pro 
visions, 224, 252 ; information to, 226, 237, 
278 ; to furnish working parties, 226 ; 
allowed wood, 228 ; to return tools, 229 ; 
Order respecting baggage, 231 ; provisions 
to be put on board, 233 ; to receive Bis 
cuit instead of Flur, 233; Rum to be 
delivered to, 235, 241; Fish to be caught 
for the use of, 247 ; to move into rooms in 
N"ew B.irracks, 249 ; Potatoes to be issued, 
258, 274 ; Stoppage money, 258 ; regula 
tions given, 259 ; Baugh and Forage 
Money, 260 ; Order on board Transports, 
274 ; irregularity of victualling, 278 ; 
encouraged, 284 ; time for embarkation, 
304; to be employed in providing for the 
security of Boston, 302 ; removal of, 304 ; 



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TROOPS WILLINGTON. 



Troops, continued 

winter quarters, 312 ; put on short allow 
ance, 313; proceed to Rhode Island, 316; 
to be conveyed by Transports, 318 ; condi 
tion, 320; arrangements made with 
respect to, 321. 
Troops (Foreign), desired by Major 

General Howe, 315. 
Tryoil, Governor, information respecting 

Prisoners, 313 ; hopes held out by, 314. 
Tucker, see Tapper. 
Tulliker, James, promoted, 133. 
Tupper, Major, thanked, 9; Field Officer 
for f icquets, 10, 18, 28, 39, 44, 51, 58, 65, 
73, 78, 86, 91; Field Officer for the Day, 
171, 179, 201, 270 ; Field Officer for the 
Lines, 12, 24, 33, 39, 45, 54, 61, 69, 75, 82, 
87, 93, 193, 221 ; to be relieved, 16 ; instruc 
tions to, 33 ; ill, 83; to command several 
regiments at Chariestown, 202 ; Field 
Officer for detachment at Chariestown, 
2 14 ; to superintend Long Wharf, &c., &e., 
232; to visit Hospital Ships, 270; Field 
Officer, 295. 

Turner, Mate to Hospital at Boston, 135. 

Urquhart, James, promoted, 41, 149. 

Usher, Thomas, promoted, 150. 

Utensils, to be delivered to relieving 
Officers, 160 ; stoppages to be made, 259. 

Vacancies, a ret urn in each regt. to be given 
in, 277; instructions respecting, 310. 

Vallass, Captain, President of Court of 
Inquiry, 51 ; promoted, 200, 285 ; Field 
Officer for the Lines, 206, 227 ; Field Officer 
for the Day, 212, 218 ; Field Officer to 
visit Hospital Sbips, 263. 

Vance, a Mason, to a tend Bark. Master,110. 

Vans, David, promoted, 22. 

Vatass, see Vallass. 

Vattaney, Lieutenant, Overseer of the 
Works, 265 ; released from duty, 266. 

Vattass, see Vallass. 

Vaugiian, Joseph, promoted, 270. 

Vavons, Lieutenant, appointed Adjt., 282. 

Veale, Richard, promoted, 100, 186. 

Veriier, Lieutenant, dead, 40. 

Vessels, to be unloaded, 160; shortly to 
sail for England, 257; danger of defence 
less, 311 ; dispatched to New York for 
provisions, 313 ; not returned, 318. 

Victuallers, from England, 312; arrival 
of, 313. 

Vincent, Benjamin, iii. 

Vineg-ar, Orders respecting, 210 

Visit- ng- Officer, Orders, 212, 213. 

Vivus, Lieut., appointed Adjutant, 168. 

Voluns, a Mason, to attend Brrck Mstr, 110. 

Volunteers, a return to be sent to Deputy 
Adjutant General, 10; order referring to, 
78 ; a return of, serving in each Corps to 
be given in, 209 ; a return of, with dates 
of entering into service to be given in, 249. 

Wag-g-ons, Observations by Lord G. Ger- 
maine, on the demand for, 308. 

Waid, William, promoted, 263. 

"Waits, a Mason, to attend Brrck Mstr, 110. 

Walcott, Lieut.-Colonel, to command at 
Lines, 7; Field Officer for Picquets 12 26 
35, 49, 65, 7;i, 77, 85, 91 : to take charge of 
Troops, 15 ; Field Officer for the Lines, 17, 
27, 38, 44, 59, 67, 74, 81, 87, 92, 195, 203, 232 ; 



Field Officer for the Day, 173, 181, 208,215, 
222, 276; to visit Hospital Ships, 276; Field 
Officer, 295. 

"Walker, John, promoted, 148. 

Walker, "Robert, promoted, 152. 

Walker, Thomas, to attend Corps of Light 
Infantry and Grenadiers, 221 ; to do duty 
with 1st Grenadier Corps, 291. 

Walsh, Chaplain, dead, 244. 

Walsh, Ensign, provided for, 285. 

Ward, Barnard George, promoted, 104, 

Ward, General, xiii, xvi. 

Ware, John, promoted, 263. 

Warmells, a Mason, to attend Barrack 
Master, 110. 

Warran, William, to attend Commissary 
General, 197. 

Warrants, granted for payment of ac 
counts, 277. 

Warren, Lisle, promoted, 41. 

Washing-ton, General, xv, xvi ; proposes 
an exchange of Prisoners, 312. 

Watchcoats, Officers to direct when 
necessary to wear, 36, 62 ; Order respect 
ing, 60. 

Water, Men to fetch, 3 ; not to disturb, 6. 

Watkins, Joseph, to be employed by 
Captain Montrazore, 271. 

Watson, John, promoted, 134. 

Watson, Jonas, promoted, 23. 

Waug-h, Gilbert, promoted, 286. 

Webb, George, to attend Brrck Mster, 169. 

Webb, Thomas, to attend Brrck Mster, 169. 

Webster, Captain complaint made against, 
192; examination and opinion of Court of 
inquiry, 195. 

Wells, William, promoted 133. 

"Weniys, Captain, see Wyniess. 

Wemyss, Major, MS. notes of, xii. 

West, William, promoted, 149. 

Westhorpe, Adjutant, replaced by II. 
Millar, 293. 

Westhorpe, John, promoted, 292. 

Weyre; John, promoted, 283. 

Wharves, to be superintended by Lieut. - 
Col. Collins, 231 ; to be superintended by 
Major Tupper, 232 ; Order concerning, by 
Major-General Howe, 312. 

Wheeler, Paiiser. promoted, 150. 

White, Mr., to distribute Greens for the 
use of the Sick, 85. 

Whiteman, Mr., to act as Surgeon, 171; 
to attend Corps of Light Infantry and 
Grenadiers, 221 ; to do duty with 2nd 
Light Infantry Corps, 291. 

Whitley, Erwin, promoted, 250. 

Whitley, see Whitty. 

Whitty, Edward, leave of absence granted 
to, 245 ; retires, 250. 

Widows of Deceased Soldiers, a list to be 
made of, 35. 

Wig-g-lesworth, Joseph, promoted, 282. 

Wilkinson, Lieutenant, resigns, 64, re 
tires, 282. 

Wilkinson, Thomas, promoted, 41. 

Willard, Abijali, promoted, 140. 

Williams, Lieutenant, retires, 288 

Williams, Major, thanked, 9; killed, 22. 
Williamson, Sergeant, to act as Quarter- 
Master, 282. 
Willing-ton, Captain, retires, 293. 



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Willoug-hby, Joseph; suspected of rob- "Wood, Robert, promoted, 133. 

bery and to be apprehended, 106 ; warning Wood, Vincent, promoted, 283. 

to persons who may secrete, 106 ; descrip- Wood, William, promoted, 274. 

tion of, 106. Woods, John, tried for robbing a store 
Willson, John, promoted, 263. and sentenced, 101; Order respecting 

Wilson, Alexander, promoted, 209, 268. punishment, 102. 

Wilson, Archibald, a piece of linen stolen Woodward, Ebenezer, directed to sell 

rom the shop of, 188. Fish, 125. 

Wilson, George, promoted, 285. Wood Yard, a Working Party to attend 
Wilson, Robert, promoted, 282. at, 252. 

Wine, to be procured for the sick, 247 ; to Wools, Thr.mas A., promoted, 149. 

be sold on board the Brigantine Craw- Working 1 Duty, Orders respecting, 289. 

ford, 248. Working- Parties, to parade without 
Winnysimitt Ferry, wounded to be Arms, 11, 219 ; to be furnished, 58, 269, 

270; to parade, 58, 63, 180, 193, 219,225, 



pi, ked up at, 9. 

Winslow, Edward, list of persons deserv 
ing bounty, to be submitted to, 284. 

Winslow, Pelharn,appointed Fort Mjr., 107. 

Winthroppe, Stephen, promoted, 100. 

Withering ton, John, tried for stealing, 
187, 188 ; sentenced, 188. 

Witnesses, to attend Court of Inquiry, 192 

Witton, Robert, to be sent to Deputy 
Quarter-Master-General s Office, 271. 

Wolfe, General, vii.; commissions to 
General Howe and General Carleton of 
same tenor and authority as that to, 299. 

Women, Order respecting, 13, 40, 47, 148, 
232, 242; not to be allowed to pass the 
Ferry without a pass, 95 ; Order concerning 

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226, 227, 230, 252, 265, 269, 273, 281 ; to be 
provided with Axes, 63 ; Order concerning, 
102, 170, 229 ; Orders to, 121, 170, 180, 193, 
219, 220, 226, 227, 252, 277, 281, 293, 294 ; 
not to receive Rum from Corps, 170 ; 
allowance of Rum per Day, 174 ; Order 
respecting fuel provided by the, 177; 
returns to be given in, 189 ; Order respect 
ing Rum allowed to, 189 ; to receive direc 
tions from Engineer, 193 ; Order respect 
ing provisions, 265, 269 ; to receive orders 
from Captain Spry, 273 ; to receive orders 
from Captain Sleater, 277; ordered from 
the Brigade, 291. 

Wounded, Sick and, arrangements made 
for, 7 ; returns to be made, 16, 57, 64, 89 ; 
Order concerning, 50, 191 ; not to suffer for 



want of fuel, 77 ; Order concerning soldiers, 
291. 



selling spirituous liquors, 111 ; not allo-v 
to be present at fires, 143 ; to be put on 
board ship, 230; persons employed to 
superintend, 251 ; Orders to. 254 ; specified 
number to embark with each reginvnt, Wounded, in General Hospital, a return 
262 ; a return to be given in of such who to be made, 9; to receive a change of 
wish to go to England, 262 ; a return re- linen, 19; Orders repeated, 31. 
quired of the number allotted to Trans- Wounded, in Regimental Hospital, a re 
ports, 287. turn to be made, p, 16. 

Women and Children, a return to be Wounded Soldiers; names of men ac- 

made of the number required to be sent companying to be sent to Major o 

home, 32; names and numbers to be Brigade, 9. 

given in, 34, 35 ; an accurate list to be Wrenshaw, John, tried for robbing a 

made,36; names of those going to England, store and sentenced, 69; sentence to be 

to be given in, 71, 152 ; to embark, 72, 167 ; carried out, 70. 

Order respecting, about to embark, 163; Wriggles worth, John, promoted, 272. 

to subsist on Flour and Rice on board Wright, Charles, promoted, 268. 

ship, 235 ; rate of provisions allowed for, Wright, Sir James, assistance required, 313 

262; a return required of the number to Wright, John, promoted, 88. 

be left at Halifax, 290. Wymess, Captain (40th Regiment), to 

Women employed in General Hospital, to command six companies of Grenadiers, 

be struck off provision list, 33. 164 ; Aide - de - Camp to Major-General 

Wood (see Fuel), extravagant price asked Robertson, 273. 

for, 77 ; proposal for supplying, to the York (Duke of), vi. 

Garrison, 169 ; where to be placed, 169 ; 

Order respecting, 171, 177, 228, 255. 



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