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Unknown [Orderly book of British troops in Boston]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04427 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 9 September 1775- 16 February 1776 Pagination: 1 v. : 263 p. ; 20.1 x 17 cm. Order a Copy

Contains detailed orders, passwords, information on supplies and behavior, and court martials, among various other topics. Possibly the orderly book of Generals William Howe and Henry Clinton.

[13 September 1775]
[9] Notwithstanding the Orders already Given the Soldiers and Soldiers Wives, and others Contonu Plundering and Destroying of houses, fences, Barns and even Warfs to Supply themselves and their Wive as well as to Selt to the towns People, for Money and Liquer. It is the Commander in Chiefs Most Positive Orders, to every Officer and Non Commisd Officer of the Line, Without Exception that they do [10] make prisoners of all Parsons men or women, weather belonging to their own Regt. or not They shall see Guilty of Such Scandalous practises…

Howe, William, 1729-1814
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1730-1795

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