4th South Carolina Regiment Order Book

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    E866 [opposite] Ac132, El6 [opposite] 34-205
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    28 June Parole Hancock, Countersign Virginia Lt. Robert Genl [General] Orders Parole Edwards Countersign Jasper (- this Jasper was inlisted [sic] by Capt. Elliott of the Grenadiers of the 2d Regiment, in Halifax County Georgia as a common soldier, but his extraordinary sobriety, his Punctuality, and readiness in Obliging all Orders while a private, recommended him to his Capt. as a proper man for a Sergeant, accordingly he appointed him to that office in October last, while he has the commend of the battery at Fort Johnson. On the day of the engagement between the King of England's fleet and Fort Sullivan, where he is with the company and the regiment he belongs to, he signalized himself in the following manner, vizt. The flagg Staff being shot down and the Flag falling to the ground in the heat of the Action, Jasper called to his Colonel Moultrie, "Col: don't let us fight without our colour." "How can you help it," replied the Col.[, "] the Staff is gone.["] ["]Then I'll replace it["] said Jasper upon which he leap'd over the Wall took the flag and tyed it to a Spunge staff and stuck it up on the Merlon of the Bastion next the enemy. gave three huzzas in the dangerous place he stood, and retired to his Gun where he fought with his Gallant Company to the end of the battle. The President John Rutledge this day returned his thanks to the Sullivans Island Garrison, for their Gallant conduct and behaviour in defence of that Fortress and taking his own sword from his Side presented it to Serjt. Jasper, and no doubt he will soon compliment him with a commission.
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    By General Wolfe Adjutants Duty Adjutants are to see all Detachments before they be sent to Parades; that their arms be clean, their ammunition accoutrements are in good order, and that a Sergeant be sent with them to the Parade. That they always choose a Sergeant that can write well to wait Orderly, if occasion happens to carry Verbal messages. That they keep an Exact journal of the Duty of every one in the regiment viz a viz all Detachments, all sick, gone to, or returns from the Hospital, deserters, dead, entertained from year to year, discharged or absent by Leaves; and that they give in a weekly return every Friday morning to the major of brigade in the usual method, to be given to the general of [? Illegible] on Saturday mornings. That they always take care to send their sick to the Hospital, and take measures for carrying the arms of accoutrements of the sick. That they keep an exact list of duty with the major of the Brigade; that they may see justice performed, and be able to tell every body when they are near Duty, that they provide accordingly.
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    That all Adjutants keep constantly to the Rules, and forms of Discipline and exercise as established by Order of the Commanding Officer till further Orders. That when any Detachment is sent out, a Sergeant be sent with any number above ten, and a Subaltern with any number above twenty. A sergeant may command to twenty, and a Subaltern to thirty; and as the number of men double, to double the officers. A Captain may command from fifty to an [sic] hundred. One Captain, three subalterns, five Sergeants One hundred men; and so in proportion to greater numbers. Orders for the Q.Master A Quarter Master of a Regiment should be an honest careful man exact at his pen, and a good Accomplant; very well skilled in the detail of a Regiment and Ought constantly to know every individual circumstance of a Regiment as to Duty and Finances. In Garrison he is always to be employed in seeing the Quarters kept clean, and receive all things belonging to the [Vivres?] and Hospital; provide all the camp equipage, and on all distributions of carriages, provisions, materials for Work to receive,
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    and distribute according to Orders, keep exact Account, and return what is necessary or Ordered, that the Regiment may not be answerable for what is missing. That he be very careful in inspecting the bread and the other provisions, that no unwholesome food be received; and take care that the deliveries be made in just time. And as there are a great many things belonging to this employ which cannot be recited here, and that happen without [Rule?] antient [sic] custom, and the custom on war must be followed. Orders for Infantry in Camp. That all commanding Officers especially the Majors of each Battalion, take care that good communications be made on each flank; that grand divisions may march, if necessary; and that the camp be always kept clean by making houses of office often; and has Sentinels, that none may ease themselves anywhere else. That all Sutlers, butchers etc. take care to bury all their garbage and filth; and not to sell anything after Nine Oclock at night, on pain of being punished as the major or adjutant shall think fit. That no tents or huts be permitted in the front or kitchens, or any thing but the Quarter Guard and
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    Houses of Office, which are to be at least One hundred paces in the front of the Quarter Guard; That no sutler offer to harbour any body in any Regiment without the Major's knowledge; who is to be very strict in Examining what they are, and from whence they came, and have good Security for their honesty. That the Major visits the sutlers every morning, or Oftner; and not suffer and unwholesome Provisions or liquor to be sold, or bad weights and measures used. In case he finds any, to acquaint the Provost General who is to put the law in Exaction against them. That no gaming be allowed any where but at Quarter Guard. That no Soldier Stir our of camp without his officers leave; and none all night, but by the commanding officers; the roles to be called three times [per] day and the Absent punished. That when any General Officer comes to the head of the line, and the Regiment. under Arms, all officers take their spontoons and stand to their posts. That every night at retreat beating, the picquet [picket] draw out at the head of the colours three deep, and
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    and there go through all the March exercise, and then be dismisssed. That the Captain of the Picquet [picket] order a patrol to go constantly every night, to put out all lights in sutlers' Tents, and suffer no noise to disturb any body in the rear or any where else. That all officers when they are relieved from any post in camp, or out post, keep their men together, and march them to the Corps they belong to, and then dismiss them; and that they do not suffer the men to straggle or Offer to come off without their arms with them. That all Officers march their men to the general parade in all the accustomed formalities, and draw them up in their ranks and keep their spontoons in their hands. they ground their arms, if so required. That all Officers under the rank of a brigadier encamp with their regiments except there be an house near the Regiment not marked by the Quarter Master-general, in such case the Colonel or officer commanding
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    the Regiment, may take the said houses. That the Quarter Guard turn out and give the respective generals the honors Owed to them. Orders for the Foot on the Day of March. That no Reveille beats the day the Army is to March except as a deception to the Enemy. That so soon as a General beats, all Officers and Soldiers dress themselves, and prepare for a March. That When the assembly beats to strike and pack up all the Tents, load all the baggage call in the Quarter and rear Guards and to stand to their Arms in the streets. That at the hour appointed for marching, all the drummers beat a march at the head of the line, and the minute they have done, All are to form and compleat (complete); and when over, the drum is to beat either on the right or left, where the march begins: All are to wheel, and begin the march at the same time. That all officers march in their posts; and that no Sergeant or Soldier stir out of his rank and file.
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    That great care be taken to keep Silence; and not to have large intervals in the divisions, or large distances in the ranks. That all Colonels and commanding officers see their regiments encamped before they quit them; and all captains and subalterns to see their men be encamped before they pitch their own tents. That all Brigadiers see their Brigades into Camp. That when a Regiment sends for Straw, wood, or forage, there be an officer sent with them, which is generally the regimental Quarter master, to keep the men from plundering or committing any disorder; and if there be danger, to send a sufficient guard with them. That in case the commander in Chief meets the Army on the March, in Order to see the March, all Officers to alight, and see the men march in good Order, and salute him; but not to salute the general of the Foot, on the march but to alight and take their spontoons. That so soon as the Regiments come to the line, all the officers alight and march in Order.
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    The Officer of the day is to understand himself upon duty in every respect relating to the Service, and is very narrowly to Overlook the guard and Centries, and give Orders for the patrols. The Letting a Prisoner escape is a reproach to the discipline of the Regiment, and implies a remissness that cannot be too soon corrected. In case of tumult or disturbance the Officer of the day is immediately to take upon himself the command of the guard. An Orderly hour is appointed at the Orderly Tent Where the sergeant Major, Q. Master Sergeant [quartermaster sergeant] with a sergeant, and corporal from each company, Drum Major, Fife Major, and the Master of the Band of Musics must attend for Orders daily.
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    [in margin: 14th: 7ber [September] 1775] РCol. [Colonel] Motte Rec. [received] Orders from Col. [Colonel] Moultrie to hold himself in readiness to march with the two companies of granadiers [grenadiers] and Marions light Infantry. Orders being sent to Capts. [Captains] Pinckney and Elliot to be in readiness with their companies, they were accordingly drawn up, with Capt. [Captain] Marions Light Infantry, about Eleven OClock at Night marchդ [marched] from the Barracks with all possible silence, to Gadsdenճ Wharf where they embarked on board the Carolina and Georgia Packet, when they had set sail, Col. [Colonel] Motte called the officers and men in to the Cabin and informed them; that his orders were to take possession of Fort Johnson, that there were but few men in Garrison there, he was informed a reinforcement had been thrown in from the Tamar, that he should Order Lieut. [Lieutenant] Mouat [Mouatt] with a Detachment from Capt. [Captain] Pinckneys Granadiers [Grenadiers], joined by the Cadets, as the forlorn hope, that they were to scale the Walls on the South Bastion, that he with Capt. [Captain]. Pinckneys Granadiers [Grenadiers] and Capt. [Captain] Marions Light Infantry should enter the gates over the Ravelin, or force them, that Capt. [Captain] Elliott with his Granadiers [Grenadiers], should enter into the lower Battery over the left flank.
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    this he orderդ [ordered] to be done with the greatest alertness and without the least noise; about an hour after we set sail we crossed the harbor and came to an anchor near the opposite shore not far from Captain Stoney landing, it was with much difficulty that we disembarked, and as we had but two small boats we could not land above fifteen men at a time, the vessel being near half a mile from the shore and a long muddy flat, over which we partly draggդ [dragged] the boats, and then waded through the water up to our middles, this misfortune we attributed to the fear of the captain who dreaded the consequence of being haused [housed] down by the tyde [tide] under the cannon of Fort Johnson, which he apprehended was in the enemies hands, when one half a mile more eastward would have given us a safe and good landing, without being commanded by the much dreaded cannon of the Fort or the Tamar Man of War. Being arrived as I said before within half a mile of the shore Capt. [Captain] Pinckneys granadiers [grenadiers] were ordered first to land and possess themselves of the sea beach, to cover us in case any foes should offer to Oppose our landing, as soon as his company was landed captain Elliotts Granadiers [Grenadiers], embarked from on
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    board the vessel in the small boats Col. [Colonel] Motte loaded in One and Captain Elliott in the other, by this time the day began to dawn, Col. [Colonel] Motte called Captains Pinckney and Elliott and consulted with them whether it would be best to make an attempt upon the Fort before day with the troops that were landed, or to wait till the rest of the Granadiers [Grenadiers] and Marions Light Infantry should land, they advised that an assault should be immediately made, and that Capt. [Captain] Marion should be orderդ [ordered] to march up with his company, and Lieut. [Lieutenant] Shubrick with the Granadiers [Grenadiers] not yet landed, as soon as possible to their assistance, this being agreed on the following regulation was ordered. Serjt. [sergeant] Lieutenant Mouat [Mouatt] with a Detachment of the Granadiers [Grenadiers] of the first Regiment, and the Cadets was orderդ [ordered] to scale the Walls of the South faces of the South West Bastion, which having a ladder already fixed to it might be performed without much difficulty, the detachment according marchդ [marched] off to perform their orders. Col. [Colonel] Motte with the remaining Granadiers [Grenadiers], commanded by Capt. [Captain] Pinckney followed the first detachment and Capt. [Captain] Elliott brought up the rear, when the troops came within half a mile of the fort they took their separate routes, in
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    order to invest the fort on three sides at Once, the other side being washed by the sea, could not be attempted but by Boats, which was thought unnecessary. When Lieut. [Lieutenant] Mouatt came up to the Glacis he found the gates open, and rushed in with his detachment and took possession of the garrison making prisoners of all he found within. Col. [Colonel] Motte with the granadiers [grenadiers] under Capt. [Captain] Pinckney soon after enterդ the gate taking possession of the Fort while Capt. [Captain] Elliott with a detachment of his Granadiers [Grenadiers] scaled the Walls of the Barbet [Barbette] Battery, and took possession of it, he found all the cannon, consisting of seven twenty six pounders, twelve Eighteen pounders one twelve pounder and one nine pounder, dismounted and thrown off the platform, so that they were rendered useless for immediate service, but upon examining the touch holes found they were not spiked, this he informed Col. [Colonel] Motte immediately, who at this time had the commander of the Fort before him to deliver up the Keys of the Magazine and Gates of the Fort, the Col. [Colonel] desired to be informed by him who had done this mischief, he
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    replyդ that the men of Wars Men under the direction of the Governors Secretary, Capt. [Captain] [Innci?] had left the fort two hours ago, that they had entered his room, made him a prisoner and he supposed they had done it, he then gave up the keys, Col. [Colonel] Motte committed him and the Rest of the garrison to Prison, and placed Centries [Sentries], at the Gate of the Ravelin, the Inner Gate, on the salient Iles [Ailes] of the Bastions, on the lower Battery, and at the Magazine, and kept a CaptainsՠGuard mounted, which was relieved every 24 hours, the Reliefs were, for the Sentries every 2 hours. Not having any Engines to mount the heavy cannon, nothing could be done that day. Col. [Colonel] Motte dispatched Lieut. [Lieutenant] Shubrick off to the Council of Safety with an Account of his Expedition, and on the day following a detachment of the Cha. [Charles] Town Artillery Company under the command of Lt. [Lieutenant] Heyward arrived with a gin and other impliments [implements] for remounting the cannon, the day being far advanced before things were in readiness for Work only three cannon were mounted by the Artillery company, and as they were under orders to return
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    That night to Cha. [Charles] Town [Charleston] Capt. [Captain] Elliott undertook to remount the cannon with his Granadiers [Grenadiers], in this work he was gratefully assisted by Capt. [Captain] Cochran, who was constantly present till the whole was remounted, but before this happened an engagement had like to have taken place with the Tamar, the Night that the three guns only were remounted, the Tamar weighed Anchor with the Cherokee, a sloop of War and One of the Packets , The Swallow, sailed up, and about the Dawn of the morn came within point blank shot of the fort, from the intelligence we received, of the Council of Safety and the appearance of the Man of War and her Consorts we had not the least doubt, but an engagement would take place, as our three cannon could have no success against the force that was to come against us, the Col. [Colonel] Ordered that when the Enemy began to fire, the troops should withdraw under the cover of the fort, having the fort between our troops and the fire of the Tamar, and that whenever they landed any men, as the cannon of the Enemy could not then play upon us without destroying their own men, we should then make an
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    attack upon them; this was the Order, but the Man of War either for Want of a favourable Wind, or some other motive, Veerդ [veered] about and took her old Station at a Random Shot from the Battery. As soon as we had our guns on the East flank of the Battery remounted, and pointed toward her, she weighed Anchor, and gently dropt down with the Ebb tyde [tide] to the lowermost point of Sullivans Island, the Cherokee, and Picket following her example, where they now all lay out of the reach of our cannon. Everything being now Regulated, guards established Entryճ fixed, parole and Counter signդ given out with daily Orders by Coll. [Col. [Colonel]] Motte our commandant, are as follows. Serjt. [sergeant] [in margin: 16th: 7ber. [September]] Parole Effingham. Countersign Boston. The Detachment just arrived from Cha. [Charles] Town under the command of Major Roberts, to encamp on the left of the fort and within the Tabby Works, fronting the river, taking care to order a quarter guard and a Serjt. [sergeant] And 12 Men as a rear Guard. One Subaltern 1 Serjt. [sergeant] 1 Corporal and 20 Men to take possession of the rising ground to the left of the
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    Tabby Work. This Party to be relieved every 24 hours. An officer from Major Robertsճ Detachment to attend every day on the commanding officer in the Fort for his Orders. The Troops to beat at eight oclock in the morning and the Taptoo at Nine OClock in the Evening. The Roll to be callդ every morning at Troop beating and at retreat Beating in the evening. [in margin: 17th: 7ber. [September]] Parole Washington Counter Sign Moultrie. The guards to turn out once a day with rested Arms to the commanding Officer and to Major Roberts with Shoulderդ Arms. No non commissionդ [non-commissioned] officer or soldier to be absent from the Fort without leave from the Captain of the guard, or from the Camp without leave from the Captain of the day, who must be careful not to allow more than six from each company to be away at a time. No firing of Arms in or near the Fort or Camp. The Officers to inspect their mens Arms, and those that require to be put in Order to see that it is done immediately, those that are loaded to be drawn. An Orderly Serjt. [sergeant] From the Camp to be sent to the commanding Officer every other day. The Boats belonging to the Garrison,
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    to be under the care of the officer of the quarter guard. Captain Elliott with 12 men from Captain Coatsworths [Cotesworth] Pinckneys company to Parade immediately, Capt. [Captain] Elliott to call on the commanding officer for his Orders. All Orders relative to the soldiers to be read to them by an Officer of each company at retreat beating. The Captain of the day to make his report to the Commanding Officer, at Orderly Time. Additional Orders. Two men from each company in the Fort and two men from each company in the Camp to go to town immediately under the command of a Serjt. [sergeant] from the Camp to receive and bring to the Fort all the necessaries belonging to them. [in margin: 18th. 7ber [September]] Parole Camden; Countersign Lee. The Officers of their respective companies to Order and see that the mens Barrack rooms are cleaned are cleanդ [sic] out every morning and the dirt carried out of the Fort. Two men out of each company under the command of a Serjt. [sergeant] of Captain Marions company to Parade immediately
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    in Order to fill the Quarter casks with water for the use of the Garrison. [in margin: 19th. 7ber [September]] Parole Ward. Counter Sign Boston. The Officer of the Fort and Quarter Guards to order their Serjt. [sergeant] to serch [sic] all boats that come to the Fort and Camp and if they find any Rum in them to bring it and the Persons who own it to the Commanding Officer. No Officer to go up to Town from the Fort or Camp, without leave from the commanding Officer. [in margin: 20th: 7ber [September]] Parole Richmond. Counter Sign Dover. [in margin: 28th. 7ber [September]] Parole Gadsden. Counter Sign Lynch. A court martial to sit in the Fort at 11 Oclk [OՃlock] this morning to try all Prisoners that may be brought before them. All Evidences to attend. 1 Captain of the Garrison and four Subalterns from the Camp to compose the Court. 1 Serjt. [sergeant] and 10 Privates from the Camp to Parade immediately to assist in unloading and landing Timber and Palmetto Posts for the Garrison the Serjt. [sergeant] to receive his Orders from the Commanding Officers. [in margin: 22nd: 7ber [September]] Parole Middleton. Counter Sign Wilks. 23rd. do [ditto] Parole Rutledge. Counter Sign Barry. A Court martial to sit in the Camp at 11 OClock this
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    morning to try such Prisoners as may be brought before them. The Evidences to attend. 1 Captain from the Camp and 2 Subalterns from the Fort, to sit as members of the Court Martial. General Orders. Orderդ that Pinckneys Granadiers [Grenadiers] and Marions Light Infantry companies do join Major Robertsճ Detachment on Monday next. Orderd [ordered] that Elliotts Granadiers [Grenadiers] do remain in the Fort as cannoneers [sic] and be exerciseդ to the use of the great Guns every day; they are to be exempted from all guard duty. Lieut. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Isaac Motte to remain in the Fort, as Commandant of the Whole. The present camp to be removed and formed into a line a little below the glacis fronting the Fort, Captain Pinckneys Granadiers [Grenadiers] on the right and Capt. [Captain] Cattell and Marions Light Infantry on the left, leaving small intervals between the Battalion companies and them. A soldiers Tent to [be] given to each Captain who has no Tent of his own, and also One soldiers Tent to two subalterns who have no Tents of their own, One Tent to a company for the Serjts. [sergeants]. One Capt. [Captain] Two Subalterns, two Serjts. [sergeants] 2 Corporals
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    with forty private men to mount guard in the Fort, and to be relieved every 24 hours from the Camp. Capt. [Captain] James McDonald to take charge of Captain Hugers Company. The Out Post on the Left of the Tabby Work to be discontinued till further Orders. [in margin: 24th. 7ber [September]] Parole Carolina. Counter Sign Bourke. Lt. [Lieutenant] Oliphant is Orderd to join Capt; Marions company of Light Infantry and is to do duty in the same in the Room of Lt. [Lieutenant] Walters. The Tents in the encampment within the lines to be struck to morrow [tomorrow] morning at 9 OClock, when the companies are immediately to march and take possession of the ground that will be marked out for them. The Quarter Guard to take post on the right upon a little hill and to face outwards. Capt. [Captain] Pinckneys Granadiers [Grenadiers] and Capt. [Captain] Marions Light Infantry to march out of the Fort to morrow [tomorrow] morning at 10 OClock, in Order to encamp with Major Robertsճ Detachment. [in margin: 25th 7ber [September]] Parole Chatham. Counter Sign Corke. A Court Martial to sit this morning at 11 OClock to try all Prisoners that may be brought before
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    them. The Evidences are to attend. [in margin: 26th : 7ber [September]] Parole Asaph. Counter Sign Laurens. A return to be given in to the Commanding Officer to morrow [tomorrow] at Orderly Time, of Cartridges wanting to compleat [complete] each man to twelve rounds. The Articles against Mutiny and Desertion to be read by an Officer of each company to his men to morrow [tomorrow] morning after the Roll is callդ. [in margin: 27th. 7ber [September] Parole Rockingham. Counter Sign Liberty. Serjt. [sergeant] Lloyd of the 2nd. So Carolina [South Carolina] Regiment is appointed gunner of Fort Johnson, and is to be Obeyդ as such. A Return of the seven companies of the first and second Regiments encampդ and of Capt. [Captain] Elliotts Granadiers [Grenadiers] in the Fort to be made to the commanding Officer at Orderly time to morrow [tomorrow] morning. [in margin: 28th. 7ber [September] Parole Virginia. Counter Sign Santee. Orderդ that no Person whatever do on any account stop, molest, or detain the Negroes with the Provision Boat, or come [become] Passenger in her. [in margin: 29th. 7ber [September]] Parole Concord. Counter Sign New York. Orderդ that Capt. [Captain] Elliotts Granadiers [Grenadiers] do join their company and that Capt [Captain] Elliott do return the men he has with him that belong to other companyճ.
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    [in margin: 30th: 7ber [September]] Parole Lexington. Counter Sign Dorchester. No non-commissioned Officer, or soldier to go to Town without leave of the Commanding Officer. All Damaged Cartridges and spare Balls to be delivered to the Gunner of the Fort. The Officers that have or may have leave of Absence, upon their return to Camp or to the Fort are desired to call on the commanding Officer. The Officers of the difft. [different] Companies are requested to be more attentive to the appearance of their men, particularly those that are for duty. A Court Martial to sit this morning at 11 Oclk [Oգlock] to try all such Prisoners as may be brought before them. [in margin: 1st. 8ber [October]] Parole Maryland. Counter Sign Wilmington. The differ. [different] Companies to turn out every morning at Reveille Beating to exercise and to be exercised by the Acting Adjutant. [in margin: 2nd. 8ber [October]] Parole Pennsylvania. Counter Sign Pinckney. A court martial to sit this morning at 10 OClock to try such Prisoners as may be brought before them. [in margin: 3rd. 8ber [October]] Parole Brunswick. Counter Sign Dublin. Captain Harleston to take charge of Captain
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    Hugers Company, and Lt. [Lieutenant] Lesesne to join and do duty in the same in the room of Lt. [Lieutenant] Jacob Shubrick. [in margin: 4th. 8ber [October]] Parole Cambridge. Counter Sign Cheraws. Capt. [Captain] Sanders to take change of Captain Barnwells till his return to camp. The Commanding Officers of companies are desired not to suffer any of their men to go to Town without a Permit signդ [signed] by the Commanding Officer in the Fort, who will grant them to two men per company every day, if necessary. Those men that are seen in Town without Permits, will be taken up as Deserters. The Articles against Mutiny and Desertion to be read by an Officer every morning at Troop beating till further orders at the head of each company. A court martial to sit this morning at ten OClock to try all Prisoners that may be brought before ԥm [them]. The Evidences to be orderդ to attend. [in margin: 5th. 8ber. [October]] Parole Jersey. Counter Sign Chester. [in margin: 6th. 8ber. [October]] Parole Schuyler. Counter Sign Walls. A Return of the seven companies encampդ to be made of to morrow [tomorrow] by retreat Beating. [in margin: 7th: 8ber [October]] Parole Putnam. Counter Sign Camden.
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    Orderd that Lt. [Lieutenant] Neyle do join Captain Charles Pinckneyճ company and Lt. [Lieutenant] Godfrey Captain William Cattells, in the room of Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell and [Hunt?] and to do duty in the same till further Orders. [in margin: 8th. 8ber [October]] Parole Pomeroy. Counter Sign Ninety Six. [in margin: 9th. 8ber. [October]] Parole Wooster. Counter Sign Wando. A Return to be made as soon as possible to the Commanding Officer from each Company of the number of Arms, and Pouches unfit for service and how many Bayonets are wanted. Capt. [Captain] Thomas Pinckney to take charge of Captain Adam MacDonalds Comapany till further Orders. Orders by Col. [Colonel] Moultrie dated 8th. 8ber [October] 1775. Orderդ that a General Court Martial be held on thursday [Thursday] next the 12th Inst. at Fort Johnson. Major Roberts President, four Captains and two subalterns from the second Regiment to be Members of the Court Martial. Captain Wm. [William] Mason is appointed Judge Advocate to the said Court. All Evidences to have notice to attend. A Report of the Proceedings, and determinations
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    of the General Court Martial to be made to the Provincial Congress, or to the Council of Safety in due time. Orderդ that all Officers who have not been on the recruiting service, do hold themselves in readiness, as they will receive their recruiting Orders very soon. A Report to be made of what Arms the Deserters have carried off with them. [in margin: 10th: 8ber. [October]] Parole Heath. Counter Sign Ireland. A good Oars man from each company in Camp to take charge and keep in Order, the Boats at the landing place and to be ready to turn out when ever callդ for They are to be excused all other duty. The Order of yesterday for a return of the Number of Arms and Pouches unfit for Service to be made today by 12 OClock at farthest, as also of the number of Arms carried off by the Deserters. Orderդ that the Men of each company encampդ and of the Ones in the Fort be immediately provided with proper necessaries by their respective Captains. [in margin: 11th. 8ber [October]] Parole Spence. Counter Sign Spain.
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    A Court Martial to sit at 11 OClock this morning at the Presidents Tent, to try such Prisoners as may be brought before them. The General Court Martial Orderd the 9th Inst. to sit to morrow [tomorrow] morning, at the Presidents Tent at 10 OClock. For the General Court martial to morrow, [tomorrow] Captains Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Barnwell, Huger and Thomas Pinckney. Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Vanderhorst and Elliott. [in margin: 12th: 8ber [October]] Parole Monotomy [Monotony?]. Counter Sign Barnwell. A Morning Report to be given in to Major Roberts every day from the seven companies Encampդ at Orderly time, and to be signդ by the commanding Officer of each. Capt. [Captain] Elliotts company in the Fort to make the same report to the commanding Officer there. The Order of the 19th last month respecting Boats coming to the Fort and the camp, the Commanding Officer desires may be strictly put into execution. [in margin: 13th: 8ber [October]] Parole North Carolina. Counter Sign 17. [in margin: 14. 8ber [October]] Parole Connecticut. Counter Sign Quebec.
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    The Serjt. [sergeant] of the Rear Guard to be particularly careful that none of the soldiers be allowed to go to Town in the Contractors Boat. [in margin: 15th. 8ber [October]] Parole Niagara. Counter Sign Nine. No gaming to be allowդ among the Soldiers and the Officers are desired to make examples of such as may disregard this Order, which must be made known to the Men. The Captain of the day is requested to visit the Tent, where the Beer is Sold and examine the same and should he find Rum or any other Spiritous Liquor to report the same. [in margin: 16th. 8ber. [October]] Parole Oswego. Counter Sign Seven. Orderդ that Lieut. [Lieutenant] Bohun and Baker do join Captain Hugers company in the room of Lieut. [Lieutenant] Thomas Moultrie, and to do duty in the same till further orders. The Tents of the Private men to be struck at 11 OClock this forenoon, and to be properly pitched again by three in the afternoon. Captains Marion and Cattell to apply to the gunner of the Fort at 12 OClock today for new Pouches and to return old Ones.
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    [in margin: 17th: 8ber [October]] Parole Saint John, Counter Sign Ten. The Commanding Officer of Captain Adam McDonalds company to apply this morning to the Gunner of the Fort for New Pouches and to return their old ones into the store. A Court Martial to sit this morning at 11 OClock to try all Prisoners that may be brought before them. [in margin: 18th: 8ber [October]] Parole Lake Champlain. Counter Sign Congarey. A Court Martial to sit immediately to try such prisoners as may be brought before them, Evidences to be Orderd to attend. After Orders. Lt. [Lieutenant] Turner to Join and do duty in Capt. [Captain] Charles Cotesworth Pinckneys company till further Orders. The Commanding Officers of the Companys [sic] encamped to Apply to morrow [tomorrow] morning to the Gunner of the Fort for as many new Pouches as they may want, giving him a receipt for them. The Old Pouches to be put into the Store in the Fort. [in margin: 19th: 8ber [October]] Parole Quebec. Counter Sign No. 45.
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    [along left margin: Major Roberts to Commanding Officer, Col. [Colonel] Motte on Parole DՈonnr.] [in margin: 20th. 8ber. [October]] Parole Wilks Counter Sign Seventeen. Orderդ, that all standing Orders given by the late commandant Lieut. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Motte are to be strictly Adherդ to and punctually Obeyդ. Orderդ. The centinels [sentinels] from Camp to enter the fort but on particular business, Or any other Persons, Officers and Workmen excepted. [in margin: 21st. 8ber. [October]] Parole Motte, Counter Sign Forty Nine. Orders. There being nothing Issued by the Commanding Officer, and no notice taken of the Sabbath I think proper to call my company together and devote this day as much to my God as the business of our discipline would admit. I therefore read them the Ninth Sermon of the Revd. Mr. Davies AM. and concluded with the following prayer. O Lord God of Hosts, who hast all the creatures in Heaven and in Earth to fight Thy Battels [sic] and execute Thy pleasures! Thou didst not sow any seeds of Enmity in our Nature; but didst create man imbued with all the principles
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    of love and dispositions to peace, Դis from our lusts and sins that Wars and fightings come among us, first we fell out with our God, and our own Happiness, and ever since it is a quarrelsome contentious world we live in, where restless men are jostling one another, and striving for that ease and content which the world has not for them, now we are in a military station O Lord instruct and enable us to behave ourselves therein as we ought O make us the faithful soldiers of Jesus Christ in that spiritual warfare, wherein we are to combat with the enemies that war against our souls, and that we may have peace with our God, let us have no peace with our sins; nor any part carried away with any ungodly examples, into such wickedness, against which Thou O most high God hast declared Thy wrath from Heaven. O Grant that we may never so strive with Our Maker; nor allow ourselves in such habits of mind and courses of lives, as are enmity against God, but ever dread more to fall under Thy displeasure, than into their hands, who can but kill the body; and shew [show] ourselves
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    the more zealous for Thee, the more we see others set themselves against Thee. O God most Holy make us Valiant for Thy Cause, as well as that for man, wherein we are now engaged, and preserve us O our God, from the Profaneness and Blasphemy, the Lewdness and Debauchery [,] the rudeness and Violence that are most incident to men of our profession: that we may not be infected with their contagion; but preserve our integrity, amidst all the temptations wherewith we are surrounded, though the Sword is in our hands, let the Peace of God rule in our hearts and though we are Soldiers [,] let us not be men delighting in Blood and War; but ready Servants of Our Country and faithful instruments for our common defence and safety O our Strength and Our Redeemer strengthen our hearts and hands for the service to which we are called, and make us successful and Victorious through Thy blessing and power from on high. Tis Thou Lord that makest us to dwell in safety; O cover our heads in the day of Battle, and in all times of danger, be Thou our Shield and buckles and with keep the evil from us, or arm us for it, that
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    we may not be ruinդ by it, but gain good out of it, and find bodily hurts making for the Health of our Souls, and even the temporal death, but a gate openդ to eternal life, and seeing we go with ours in our hands, and are more exposed than other men to dangers and death, O make us more careful of our Souls, more mindful of our latter ends and more diligent to put and keep ourselves in preparation and readiness to Die, and whither we prosper or miscarry in the attempts and enterprizes [enterprises] wherein we are now convenդ, O let our Souls be ever precious in Thy Sight and safe in Thy hands, help us our Supreme Commander [,] Thou Great Captain of our Salvation, so to live, that we may find it in the greatest gain to Die; and let us go on as Christs faithful soldiers so conquering and to conquer the enemies of Thy Glory, and the hindrances of our own and others Salvation; that having overcome we may set down in Thy kingdom and triumph in Thy sweetest love, and in Thy most heavenly joy, and Thy most Glorious Praises;
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    most high Jehovah, these things we ask, not for any merits of our own, but for the Sake and through the merits of the dear Son of Thy love Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose most blessed name and Words, we humbly and affectionately address Thee as Our Father which art in Heaven, for ever hallowed be Thy most August name [,] O let Thy Kingdom come on Earth thy will be also done in this World as in Heaven [,] give us Great Maker Our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we ought to forgive them that trespass against us, suffer us not to run into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for unto Thee are kingdoms and Powers, and eternal Glory. Amen. [in margin: 22nd: 8ber. [October]] Parole Montgomery, Counter Sign. Twenty two. A Boat will be ready at half past three OClock to carry to Mount Pleasant all the sick men of the Detachment in Camp that may be fit for the Hospital. [in margin: 23rd. 8ber. [October]] Parole Shrewsbury Countersign 4. A Return to be made to the Commanding Officer by One OClock AM: of the number of cartridges wanting
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    in Garrison and Camp to compleat [complete] six rounds for each man. All Soldiers in Garrison and Camp having loaded muskets are this forenoon to draw or discharge them and put their arms in the cleanest and best Order possible. Captain Hyrne and his Party are Orderդ for fatigue, and excused all other duty. A Court martial to sit at 11 OClock for the tryal [trial] of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. [in margin: 24th: 8ber [October]] Parole Chesterfield Counter Sign No. A Serjt. [sergeant] of every company to be sent immediately to the Gunner of the Fort, who will deliver out cartridges agreeable to the return of yesterday. No Soldier must hence forward presume to load his musket, but by the particular Order of an Officer; and tis expected the ammunition will in future be taken the greatest care of as every neglect of it will certainly be punishդ. A Court Martial to be held this morning at 11 OClock for the tryal [trial] of such Prisoners, as may be brought before them. [in margin: 25th: 8ber. [October]] Parole Winter. Counter Sign Christmas.
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    The Carpenters employդ to Work on the Fortifications will be allowd [allowed] 15p per day additional pay and a gill of rum each provided they perform a good days work. Two men of a company to be ready as soon as possible from the detachment in Camp as a fatigue party, a careful Serjt. [sergeant] to superintend them. When ready they will receive Orders from the Commanding Officer. At Night the fatigue Party will receive a Gill of Rum per man from the Gunner of the Fort. [in margin: 26th: 8ber. [October]] Parole Raster Counter Sign Nine. A Boat will be ready at 12 OClock to carry such of the sick to Mount Pleasant as may be thought fit for the Hospital. A Court Martial to be held at eleven OClock at the Presidents Tent to try such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Capt. [Captain] Adam McDonald, Captain Marion and Lieut. [Lieutenant] Hughes to attend as Evidences. [in margin: 27th. 8ber. [October]] Parole Cumberland Counter Sign Mercury. Lieut. [Lieutenant] Jacob Shubrick is to do duty in Capt. [Captain] James McDonalds company until further Orders. Joseph Lloyd Gentleman is Commissionդ Quarter master [quartermaster] to the second Regiment of Carolina Forces and
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    must be Obeyդ as such. Ԕis [it is] expected the Capt. [Captain] of the day will frequently remind the Serjt. [sergeant] of the Quarter Guard to keep the Boats always afloat, that belong to the Public. A Court Martial to be held at 11 OClock at the Presidents Tent for the tryal [trial] of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. McGraw and McDonald both of Capt. [Captain] McDonalds company to attend as Evidences. [in margin: 28th. 8ber [October]] Parole Monmouth Counter Sign Lake. A General State of the detachment in camp to be made out and returnդ to the commanding Officer this Afternoon. [in margin: 29th. 8ber [October]] Parole Newton Counter Sign Cannon. The Fort Guard in future to consist of 2 subalterns, two Sergts. 2 Corporals and 30 Privates. The Quarter Guard, a Serjt. [sergeant] Corporal and twelve, and the rear, One Corporal and Seven Private Men. For this purpose seven men of a Company will be sufficient. Each Guard to post their centinels [sentinels] in such numbers as to have three reliefs. A Return of the number of blankets wanted by
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    the four companies of the first Regiment to be made to the Commanding Officer as soon as possible. Lieut. [Lieutenant] Blake to relieve Lieut. [Lieutenant] Hall and to do duty in Capt. [Captain] Marions Company until further Orders. [in margin: 30th: 8ber. [October]] Parole Burke Counter Sign Shembrook. Captains Barnwell and James McDonald are to report the Number of Arms wanting in order to compleat [complete] their respective companies to the commanding Officer directly. A court Martial to be held at 11 OClock at the Presidents Tent to try such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Commanding Officers and Companies may give Permits daily to two men of their respective Companies to go to Town for necessaries, returning the Evening of the same day, care must be taken that no more than two are absent at a time. [in margin: 31st: 8ber [October]] Parole New Castle Counter Sign Salmon. The Troops are to turn out to Roll calling every morning at Seven OClock and to be exercised till nine at which hour the different Guards are to be relieved. Lieut: Smith relieves Lieut. [Lieutenant] Jos. [Joseph] Elliott
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    and is to do duty in Capt. [Captain] Barnwells company until further Orders Every Species of gaming, both in Camp and Garrison is hereby strictly forbid. Orders from Co. [Colonel] Moultrie. Orderդ that the Companies of the Second Regiment do hold themselves in readiness to embark for Cha. [Charles] Town, as soon as the detachment of Gadsdens shall arrive to relieve them, and that they are to embark in vessels that shall be sent down for them. In consequence of the above Order I immediately proceeded to take an Amount and State of the military Stores, which are as follows: [table begins] [Vertical label for left column in margin: Cannons] Seven- 26 lbdrs, Twelve 18 lbdrs, One- 12 lbdr, One- 9lbdr [vertical label for right column: Balls] 70- Balls for- ditto, 254- ditto- for 18 lbdrs, 245- ditto- for ditto 12 lbdrs, 4 double headed shot, 9- ditto bar shot for 18 lbdrs, 9- ditto for 12 lbdr [table ends] [in box in lower left corner] 94 Wads for 26 lbdrs, 19 ditto for 18 lbdrs, 14 ditto for 9 lbdr, 6 Worms, 1 Sercher [Searcher]. [in box in lower right corner] 41 heads of Rammers, 37 ditto for Spunge [Sponge] Staffs, 9 ditto wishes, ditto 4 old Rammers, 21 New Spunge [Sponge] Staffs.
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    [in single column] 2 Ladles, [in center: handspikes Р56.] 1 barrel of Tar, 1 Gin with blocks and Tacle [Tackle] [Heading for lower table: Ammunition Chests] [in left column] for 26. lbdrs Р2, for 18 lbdrs Р2, for 12 ditto Р2, for 9 lbdrs Р2, for 6 ditto Р2, for 4 ditto - 2 [in right column] Spare Sheep Skins 7, 1 Bucket Greece [sic] and Tar [table ends] In magazine are 4 bls [barrels?] cannon powder contg. 100 lbs, each, 15 Grapes for 26 lbdrs, 15 Charged Cartridges for 26 lbdrs[,] 15 for 18 lbdrs[,] 1 for 12 lbdr[,] 6 for 6 lbdrs, 23 powder horns fillդ, 21 linstock matchդ, a small ball of match, 4 port fires [portfires][,] 6 dozen cartridges ready to fill for 26 and 18 lbdrs[,] 9. of 12 lbdrs ditto. 2 powder measures for 26 lbdr[,] 1 pr. Seales [seals] and weights[,] new copper 1 lanthorn [lantern]. [in margin: 1st. Nov. [November]] Col. [Colonel] Motte arrived about noon to take the command of the troops orderդ for Cha. [Charles] Town, but the detachment to relieve them not arriving till late in the evening he gave Orders to Capt. [Captain] Elliott to take the command and to embark them that evening and land them at Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens Wharf, and march from
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    thence to head quarters [headquarters], and in the morning very early to send an Officer to Col. [Colonel] Moultrie with the report. Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Motte then embarked on board a canow [canoe] for Cha. [Charles] Town, according to Orders Capt. [Captain] Elliott embarked the men on board the Schooner sent down with a detachment of the first Regiment, taking on board his own Schooner, the Harlequin, his company of Grenadiers, and arrived at Gadsdenճ Wharf about eleven OClock at Night, and landed in half an hour and marchդ up to Barracks at 12 Oclk [Oգlock], where we now lay Quarterd [Quartered]. Nothing material followդ this preceding day, but an Order was issued as the Regimt. was now together every Officer should punctually attend at Seven in the morning as the Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] intended exercising the Battallion [sic] every morning accordingly at 7 the following morning the Battallion [sic] was drawn up in the Barrack yard about 250 Rank and File, and exercised by Col. [Colonel] Motte Lt. [Lieutenant] but the second morning
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    the Number considerably decreased, which being Observդ by Col. [Colonel] Moultrie, Capt. [Captain] Elliott offerդ to produce the men if the Col [Colonel] would permit him to serch [sic] the Barracks accordingly he turnd [turned] from the differt. rooms rightly men who were all pretendedly sick, lame, or Without Arms, amongst them were several Sergts. whose men Capt. [Captain] Elliott drew up in a line intire [sic] and Ordering them according to their companies, the Dr. was sent for and such as he found sick were Orderd to the Hospital and the remaining Seventy two were found to be impostors, their Captains were sent for by the Col, from the Battallion [sic] and reprimanded for their Neglect. The day following an Express being rec. [received] that the Tories in the Remote parts of the Province having defeated Our Militia commanded by Major Williamson, and a Detachment of the Provincial troops under the command of Major Mason, and intended marching to Dorchester to take
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    Possession of our Powder Magazine there a detachment was Orderd under the command of captain Marion, to proceed immediately for that place accordingly his Light Infantry marchդ off that evening. The day following Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Motte neglected the exercising [of] the Battalion, the Congress seting [sic] on matters of the highest moment required the Early and constant attendance of its members, amongst which were several of Our Officers this and other matters put a stop to the Battallion [sic] Exercise. About ? past 4 OClock a heavy cannonade allarmդ [sic] us at the Barracks in the morning the Whole Regimt. then there stood to their Arms, and Capt. [Captain] Elliott waited for Orders from Col. [Colonel] Moultrie, having sent a Serjt. [sergeant] for Orders on this occasion, no field Officer being at Quarters, the Serjt. [sergeant] soon returnedդ and acquainted us the Col [Colonel] would be with us immediately, that the Tamar Man of War was firing upon the schooner defence which
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    being commanded by Capt. [Captain] Tuffts was employդ in Sinking hulks in Hog Island Creek to prevent the Men of War coming up throՠthat Channel that they had sunk three hulks and was about to sink a fourth when from the Tamar Warping up and the fire being too heavy for Our small schooner whose guns being four pounders would avail nothing against the Tamars guns, Capt. [Captain] Tuffts prudently was towing up his Schooner, during this a Small boat was sent off from the Cherokee Man of War and fire was put to the fourth hulk, in this cannonade thoՠ130 cannon was fireդ by broad sides from the Tamar and Cherokee, but three shots struck the defence, One between Wind and Water in her Side, another in her Counter, and a third near the fore top head, three cannon
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    were fired from Fort Johnson, two of which were said to go throՠthe spritsail and mizzen of the Tamar and to drop far beyond them, which no doubt has occasiond [sic] their laying with more uneasyness [sic], than before the distance, the Johnsonsՠcannon would reach, was known to them. The day following in the Afternoon Capt. [Captain] Elliott exercised the Batallion [sic] by Beat of Drum which was much approved of by all the Officers present. The Necessity of An Artillery Regimt. being immediately Raised was at this time the opinion of Congress as Our Cannon was improperly attended to, and Officers Qualified for that purpose was thought of, Accordingly Major Roberts of the first Regiment was voted, Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Commandant and Captain Elliott of the Grenadiers of the second Regimt. voted Major of Artillery the Regimt. to consist of Three Companies of
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    One hundred Men Each, and are composed of 1 Capt, 1 first, 1 second Lt. [Lieutenant] and two Lt. [Lieutenant] fireworkers, each Capt [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman], Q. White and Doctor Drayton are voted Captains, and they with the approbation of the Col, have a right to chuse [sic] their Lieutents. Col. [Colonel] Roberts with Majr. Elliott and the Capts. [Captains] Beekman [Beeckman], White and Drayton having met at the New Barracks and producing the Names of such as offerդ themselves for Lts. [Lieutenants] to the Corps of Artillery the following choice was then made vizt. [videlicet?] John Fisreaud [Faucheraud] Grimke first Lieut [Lieutenant] Benj. [Benjamin] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] [Villepontoux] Second first Lt. [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell third Lt. [Lieutenant] Saml. [Samuel] Beekman [Beeckman] first second Lt. [Lieutenant] John De Traville [DeTreville] Second, Second Lt. [Lieutenant] Brook [Brooke] Roberts third Second Lt. [Lieutenant] Spencer fire Worker Gilbank fire Worker James Mitchell fire Worker Wm. [William] Mitchell fire Worker Hermon [Harman] Davis. Wm. [William] Herd
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    Orders were immediately issued by the Col [Colonel] Commandant that all the Officers should set out recruiting except Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman], Lt. [Lieutenant] De Traville [DeTreville], and Brook [Brooke] Roberts, who were Orderd to Fort Johnson and at Beals Battery. The Major as Orderd to be active in preparing the Necessaries for the several forts in Cha. [Charles] Town, which were to be under his immediate command in time of Action, and Col. [Colonel] Robertsճ instructions were to remain Second in Command at Fort Johnson for a fortnight or till further Orders, as neither the Militia or the Provincials had at this time any particular Order in case of the Town being attacked, however in a few Days after the Provincial field Officers and Militia Officers were summond [sic] by the Order of Our Council of Safety and a Plan of Defence agreed on. Lt. [Lieutenant] Col [Colonel] Commandant of Artillery to Command the Batteries on the South and Major Elliott to command the North Battery. The Cha. [Charles] Town Militia to be drawn up in [B]road
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    Street and the Country Militia in Meeting Street the first extending from East to West the last from North to South, the Provincial Infantry of the first Regimt. to man the Batteries assisted by a few Recruits of the Artillery. Orders were Issued by Col. [Colonel] Moultrie that the dates of the Commissions of the Officers of Artillery be immediately sent to him that they be put in the orders of to morrow. Accordingly the Order was as follows, that Majr. Roberts of the first Regimt. was appointed Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Commandant of the Regimt. of Artillery and was to be Obeyed as such, that Capt. [Captain] Elliott of the Grenadiers of the Second Regimt. was appointed Major of Artillery and was to be Obeyդ as such and the Captains Beekman [Beeckman], White and Drayton were appointed Captains of Artillery and were to be Obeyդ as such et cetera. And that Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke Lt. [Lieutenant] Ponteux [Villepontoux], Lt. [Lieutenant] E. Mitchell, were first lieutents. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman], Lt. [Lieutenant] De Traville [DeTreville], and Lt. [Lieutenant] Brook Roberts were second Lts. [Lieutenants] and that Lts. [Lieutenants] Spencer, Gilbank Ja. [James] Mitchell, Wm. [William] Mitchell, Hermon [Harman] Davis and Wm. [William] Herd
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    were appointed Lt. [Lieutenant] fire Workers and were to be Obeyդ as such. The Stores On Gadsdens Wharf were recommended by Major Elliott and Capt [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman], to the Congress as the most proper for Artillery Barracks, and were, by Order of Congress Orderդ to be fitted up for that purpose with all expedition. And Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Commandt. Roberts being relieved, by Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] from Fort Johnson came up to join his Regimt. which by this Time had about forty Matrosses enlisted, he then for the first time Orderd that the Quarter master [quartermaster] should proceed to Georgia, and there purchase necessary Clothing for the Regiment [in margin: 18th. Dec [December] 1775] and on the 18. day of December 1775 Issued the following Order, Ҕhat all the non commissiond [non-commissioned] Officers and Matrosses of the So[uth] Carolina Regimt. of Artillery do Sleep this Night, and hence forth constantly reside at their Barracks on Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens Wharf under the immediate Care and Command of Lt. [Lieutenant] Ja. [James] Mitchell until further Orders. Arthur McMahon, Gilbert McGolphin and John Neven [Nevin] are appointed Sergeants, John Pooly [Pooley], and
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    William Walker Corporals in this Regiment of Artillery and must be punctually Obeyed as such. Serjeants [sergeants] and Corporals are to take particular care the men of their respective companies behave themselves Orderly and Appear at all times as cleanly and neat as possible. A commissiond [commissioned] Officer of each company to attend roll calling every day at Nine in the morning and five in the evening at Which time no man must presume to Absent himself on pain of the highest displeasure. Drunkeness [sic] will at all times be punishդ with severity. A Morning report to be made daily to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment at Quarters at 10 OClock, a Provision return of each company to be made every morning to the Quarter master [quartermaster] of the Regiment signed by an Officer. Quarter master [quartermaster] Liston will reside constantly at Barracks. Additional Orders. The Men are to be divided into messes of six the Quarter master [quartermaster] will deliver a Pan and Kettle to each Mess. The serjeants [sergeants] and corporals to mess by themselves. In cases of Allarm [sic], Captain Beekmans [Beeckmans] company must attend at the So. [South] Bastion
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    Capt. [Captain] White at the Battery on Beals Wharf and Capt. [Captain] Drayton on Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens till further Orders. Cha. [Charles] Town 19th. Dec. [December] 1775. Orderd. That commissiond and non commissiond [non-commissioned] Officers do make an exact Minute of the time when any recruits join their respective companies, which may be sent to Head quarters [headquarters] by recruiting Parties in the Country. Regimental Orders 20th. Dec. [December] 1775. That a centinal [sic] be kept at the Artillery Barracks day and Night and shall be relieved every two hours, every company to take it in rotation beginning with Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s Company. That Lt. [Lieutenant] De Traville [DeTreville] do procure from the Ordnance Storekeeper One Six lbdr and Carriage, which he must have conveyդ to the Artillery Barracks, and there mount it for practice, Matrosses wanted for the purpose he may take from the differ. Companies. 21st. Dec. [December] Parole [blank in MS.] 22nd. Dec. [December] Parole [blank in MS.] Gen. [General] Orders. That a pay bill of each company be immediately made out to Monday Next and that the Private ration money be added to their pay
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    from the day of their inlistment [sic] to the 18th instant inclusive; the bills to be given in to the Pay master [paymaster] by 3 OClock this Afternoon at farthest. 23. Dec. [December] Parole [blank in MS.] 24th. Dec. [December] Parole [blank in MS.] [in margin: Regimt] Orders. 25th. Dec. [December] Ԕis expected the commissiond [commissioned] as well as non commissionդ [non-commissioned] Officers of the Artillery will take particular care that the privates of their respective companies appropriate part of their pay to the purchasing of necessaries particularly shoes and Stockings. 26 Dec. [December] Parole [blank in MS.] 27th. Parole Port Arlington. 28th. Parole Effingham. [in margin: Regimental] Orders 29th. Dec. [December] 1775. Parole Norway. All Officers and Privates of the Artillery are daily to practice the long Gun, from the hours of ten
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    to twelve in the morning under the direction of Major Elliott untill [sic] further Orders. 30th Dec. [December] 1775. Gen. [General] Orders. Parole Rockingham. Two Matroses of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s Company two of Captain Whites and One of Capt. [Captain] Draytons must attend the Quarter master [quartermaster] every Morning to receive provisions for their respective companies. 31st. Dec. [December] 1775. Parole Devonshire. [in margin: Regtl.] Orders. 1st. Jany [January] 1776. Parole Somerset. Orderդ that a centinal [sic] from the So Carolina [South Carolina] Regt. of Artillery be placed on the Plattform [platform] on Col [Colonel] Laurenceճ Wharf day and Night and be relieved every two hours, every company to take it in rotation. Lt. [Lieutenant] James Mitchell is to relieve Captain Beekman [Beeckman], and take the command of the Battery at Haddrells Point until further orders. Genl. [General] Orders 2nd. Jany [January] 1776. Parole Mecklinburgh.
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    Regimental Orders. George Nixon Gentleman is appointed Adjutant to the Regiment of Artillery and must be obeyդ as such, every Officer having a servant of his own to Wait on him and not taking a man from the Regimt. for that purpose, will be allowդ Rations for him from the 7th. instant. That Col. [Colonel] Robertsճ Regiment do mount a Guard consisting of a Serjt. [sergeant] and twelve Privates on Gadsdens Wharf. Genl. [General] Orders 3rd. Jany [January] 1776. Regimental Orders (Parole Warsaw) The Artillery Guard at the Barracks to turn out and rest their Arms to the Commanding Officer of the Troops whenever he appears. To their own field Officers Once a day to all other field Officers the Guard to turn out with shoulderդ Arms. The Guard is to be relieved every Morning at 10 OClock which the Adjutant is to see done in a proper manner. All the Officers in Town must address the exercise of the long Gun from the hours of ten to twelve in the forenoon, and that of Small Arms from 3 to 5 PM.
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    Genl. [General] Orders 4th. Jany [January] 1776 Parole Haddrells Point. 5th January. Regimental Order (Parole Cambden) Artillery Officers hereafter are not to Obey any Orders that may be deliverդ them in an irregular and improper manner. Genl. [General] Orders 6th. Jany [January] Parole Chattam Orderդ that the Quarter master [quartermaster] provide fire Wood for the Troops in Town Quarters in the following proportion, One Cord of Wood a week for 6 Messes allowing 4 men to a Mess and half a Cord per week for the officers of each company and One Cord per week for the field officers residing at Barracks or Quarters. Genl. [General] Orders 7th. Jany. [January] Parole London. Gen. [General] Orders Jany. [January] 1776 Parole Hopkins Orderd that the surgeons of the differ. So Carolina [South Carolina] Regiments do stop five pounds from each mans pay which he cures of a venerial [venereal] disorder.
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    Orderդ that Lieut. [Lieutenant] Roberts do immediately relieve Lieut [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell at Fort Johnson. Regimental Orders 10th. Jany. [January] Parole Fairfax Richard Brook [Brooke] Roberts 1st. Lt. [Lieutenant] fire Worker is appointed a Second Lt. [Lieutenant] and is to do duty in Capt. [Captain] Draytons company as such until further Orders. William Mitchell Gentleman is appointed a Lt. [Lieutenant] fire Worker and must be Obeyդ as such and is to do duty in Captain Beekman [Beeckman]s Company. Regimental Orders 11th. Jany. [January] Parole Devonshire Lt. [Lieutenant] James and Wm. [William] Mitchell are to hold themselves in readiness to go a Recruiting. Regimental Orders. 12. Jany. [January] Parole [blank in MS.] Lt. [Lieutenant] Ponteaux [Villepontoux] to hold himself in readiness [sic] to relieve Lt. [Lieutenant] J. [James] Mitchell at Haddrells Point to take charge of the Battery there. [in margin: Regimt.] Orders 13th. Jany. [January] Parole Moultrie Captn. [captain] Beekman [Beeckman] is to take charge of the Batteries at Fort Johnson and the Western Battery instead of Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts and to make a return of the Artillery and Stores, that are now at those Batteries together with such as may be Wanting. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] is to
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    take Similar charge of the South Battery in Cha. [Charles] Town and Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] of the One on Beals Wharf, they must take care to have at least 20 Rounds of Ammunition for each Gun and report to the commanding Officer of the Artillery as soon as possible. Twelve men and a Serjt. [sergeant] are to attend Q. master [quartermaster] Liston to the State house for the receipt of Fifty stand of Arms which are to be deliverd [sic] by Mr. Calvert for the use of the Artillery. [in margin: Regimental Orders.] Genl. [General] Orders 14th Jany. [January] Parole Courage Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts and Mitchell are to take charge of the Battery at Gadsdens Wharf until [sic] further Orders should any Enemy approach they are to make the best defence in their power. Genl. [General] Orders C MLt. [Lieutenant] [Colonel Moultrie?] 15th. Jany [January] Parole Unanimity Orderd that when the Town shall be attackդ or allarmդ [sic] One subaltern, One Serjt. [sergeant] and twenty Rank and file from Col. [Colonel] Pinckneys Regiment take post at the State House with One of the Fire Engines and a Sufficient Number of Negroes with Firehooks Axes and Ropes and Ladders to Observe if any fires should break out in the Town immediately to repair
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    to the place with the party and Engine and endeavor to extinguish the fire. One subaltern One serjt. [sergeant] and 20 Rank and file from Col. [Colonel] Pinckneys Regimt. with One Fire Engine and Negroes sufficient to take Post at Brandfordճ Corner to Observe and extinguish any fire. One Subaltern One Serjt. [sergeant] and 20 Rank and file from Col. [Colonel] Pinckneys Regimt. with An Engine and Negroes et cetera Sufficient at Grimkeճ Corner to Observe and extinguish any fire that may break out in or about that Quarter. One Subaltern One Serjt. [sergeant] and 20 Rank and file from Col. [Colonel] Pinckneys Regimt. with a fire Engine and Negroes et cetera Sufficient at Ramadges Corner to Observe and extinguish and fires that may break out in or about that Quarter of the Town. One Subaltern One Serjt. [sergeant] and 20 Rank and file from Col. [Colonel] Pinckneys Regiment with a fire Engine et cetera and Negroes Sufficient to take Post at Col. [Colonel] Brewtons Corner to Observe and extinguish any fires that may break out in or about that Quarter of the Town.
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    If any fire should break out at Night in Town some persons from the Guard are to go up in the Upper Gallery of St. Michaels Church Steeple and there hold out a Lanthorn [lantern] on a Pole pointing towards the Fire. Mr. Manigault and Mr. Tho. [Thomas] Smith to be One at the State house and the other at Ramadgers Corner as Directors to the Engines and to give such Orders, as they shall think necessary for extinguishing fires. Col. [Colonel] Pinckneys Regimt. to be drawn up in St. Phillips Church Street facing the Eastward, their Center near the Pump at Ramadgers Corner. Orderd that the Fusileers [sic] of Col. [Colonel] Pinckneys Regimt. take Post at the Battery on Beals Wharf, that the Cha. [Charles] Town Artillery company take Post at Broughtons Battery. That Capt. [Captain] Dowells [McDowells?] Company take Post at Lyttletons Bastion, that the magazine Guard be reinforced and completed [sic] to One Capt [Captain] Two Subalterns three serjeants [sergeants] and fifty Rank and file from the 2nd. Regiment.
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    Orderd that 1 Capt. [Captain] 2 Subalterns 3 Serjeants [sergeants] with fifty Rank and file do remain at the Barracks as a Guard to the Women and Children that should be sent there. That the grenadier company of the 2nd. Regiment be completed to 1 Capt. [Captain] 2 Subalterns 3 Serjeants [sergeants] and fifty Rank and file and do march to Granvills [sic] Bastion at the So. [South] of the Bay. Major Elliott to take the command of the North Battery with the Corps of Artillery and Lt. [Lieutenant] De Traville [DeTreville] take post in the Battery on Beals Wharf. that Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Motte with the remainder of the Second Regiment do march and take post near Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens house. That the detachment from Dorchester under the command of Capt. [Captain] Isaac Haynesdraw post at the State house fronting Eastward there to remain till further Orders. Orders will be given out every morning at Eleven OClock in the State house an Officer or Serjeant [Sergeant] from each Corps must attend to receive them. Col. [Colonel] Moultrie recommends to all Officers that they keep an Orderly book and enter all Orders that are issued, ass it is frequently necessary to look
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    back for Orders many days past. Lieutents. Oliphant and [Beeke?] are appointed Aids de camps to carry Orders from the commanding Officer. All Orders deliverd by them are to be obeyդ Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Roberts to take the command of Granvills [sic] Bastion at the South End of the Bay.General Orders Parole America. The Commanding Officer of the differt. Corps to make a return as soon as possible to the commanding Officer of the Number of men they have now in Cha. [Charles] Town. Officers commanding at the difft. Batteries are immediately to load all their guns with half charge of damaged Powder for scaling at twelve OClock. Granvills [sic] Bastion will begin the discharge and other Batteries in turn will fire, let the guns be particularly well wadded and Ramդ. All Prisoners to be released. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day who is to visit the guard at Barracks twice a Night. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow, the Batteries to be put in proper Order immediately. 17th. Jany [January]Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow.
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    Genl. [General] Orders. 18th. Jany. [January] 1776. Regent. Parole Council of Safety. Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow. Regimental Orders (19th. Jany. [January] Parole Cha. [Charles] Town.) Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. The Officer of the day is always to report when relieved at Evening roll calling the non commissiond [non-commissioned] officers are always to warn the men of their respective companies for duty the next day. Regimentl. Orders. 20th. Jany. [January] Parole Sawbridge. The Adjutant is to appoint 18 Privates and one corporal who are furthest from duty to attend Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] to the lines 12 from duty to Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s and 2 from Capt [Captain] Draytons companies and 4 from Capt [Captain] Whites the Q. master [quartermaster] is to provide Rations for them for to morrow. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] will receive his Rations from the Commandant of Artillery. Ԕis expected from Next pay day all Officers having Servants will draw their Rations in money from the pay master [paymaster] and not take provisions for them. Regimental Orders. (21st. Jany. [January] Parole Quebec.) Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow.
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    Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke, James and Wm. [William] Mitchell are Orderd on the Recruiting Service and are to set out on Wednesday Next. Regimental Order (22. Jany. [January] Parole Montreal) Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow Regimental Orders (23. Jany [January]Parole Ticonderigo) Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow Corporal Pooly [Pooley] and Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s Company is appointed a Serjt. [sergeant] in the same and as such must be Obeyդ. 24. Jany. [January] Regimental Order (Parole Effingham) Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. 25. January. Parole Devonshire. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. Regimentl. Orders (26. Jan. [January] 1776 Parole Burk) Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] is to take command of the Artillery at Fort Johnson instead of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] now there, whose Orders he will take a Copy of and very strictly observe this Order to be executed to morrow. The Officer of the day may release from Confinement all such prisoners as promise future good behavior.
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    All Officers having any accounts with their recruits are to settle them immediately. 27. Jany. [January] Parole Washington. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. Regimental Orders. 28. Jany. [January] Parole Wilks. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow No Officer or Soldier is to apply to the commanding Officer of the Regiment for leave of Absence or Furlow unless he has first Obtaind leave for so doing from the commanding Officer of the company to which he belongs. Men Absent from roll calling either morning or Evening, not having a very sufficient excuse may depend on being punishդ. Genl. [General] Orders Parole Wilks 29. Jany. [January] When the Troops are served with Salt Pork they are also to be served with half a Pint of Rice per man as an addition to their Pork a Copy of this Order to be sent to the Contractor. The Q. masters [quartermasters] are orderդ to Supply the Troops with their allowance of Vinegar at their different posts. Vizt. [videlicet] half a pint per week when in Barracks, or stated Camps. One Pint of Salt per Week when they are served with fresh Provisions and One pound of black pepper per year is to be had. 30. Jany [January] Parole Lee Capt [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow, observe per Order of J. [January] 28th.
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    Regimental ordr. (Jany. [January] 31st. Parole Albany) Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. Regimental Ordr. (1 Feby [February]. [February] Parole Provincial Congress.) Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. Before the recruits of Capt. [Captain] White, Mr. Spencer and Mr. Gilbank received pay the following Oath must be tenderդ them by their respective commanding Officer I, A,B, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully to the best of my knowledge and Ability serve the Colony of South Carolina as a matross in the Artillery Regiment Commanded by Col. [Colonel] Roberts for the term of two years if I may be required. The Officer of the day may release such Prisoners from Confinement as he thinks may merit such lenity. The twelve pounders laying before the barracks, must be removed with their carriages to the Battery. The Officer of the day and Lieut. [Lieutenant] Roberts will see the business done. Regimental After Orders Should an Allarm [sic] happen at any time in Town A Subaltern Officer, the first for duty with Twenty Men are immediately to take post at Granvills [sic] Bastion, South end of the Bay and there do duty with the Grenadiers of the Second Regimt. until further orders. The remainder of the Artillery Regimt. are to do duty at Laurensճ Battery near their Barracks. 2. Feby [February]. [February] 1776 (Parole Coudre)
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    Regimental Order Captain Beekman [Beeckman] officer of the day to morrow. Regimt. Genl. [General] Ordr. 3. Feb. [February] Parole Montmorencie Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. A Court of Enquiry to sit on Monday on Monday the 5th. Inst. to Examine into the Conduct of Dr. Gold of the 1st. Regiment on a Charge of Dr. Budd of the Artillery Regimt. Genl. [General] Ordr. Parole Granby 4th. Feby [February]. [February] Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. The Commanding Officers of Companies are immediately to have their mens hair properly trimmed up and tyed [sic], for Cap Wearing but without side locks for the purpose they must hire Barbers and them by Stoppages. The Adjutant must read this forenoon to the Regimt. the Articles against Mutiny and desertion. Genl. [General] Ordr. 5th. Feb. [February] Parole Rockingham De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Order. 6th. Feb. [February] [in margin: Regt.] (Parole General Shayler) Lt [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. Corporal Cameron is appointed a serjt. [sergeant] and must be Obeyդ as such. Regimtl. Gen. [General] Ord. 7th. Feb. [February] Parole Somerset Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow
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    [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 8th. Feb. [February] Parole Port Royal. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Gen. [General] Ordr. 9th. Feb. [February] Parole Common Sense De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow, Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] must hold himself in readiness [sic] to relieve Lt. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] (Villepontoux] at Haddrells Pt. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 10. Feb. [February] Parole Ansonburgh. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 11. Feb. [February] Parole Arnold Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. General Orders 12th. Feb. [February] Parole Marlborough Capt [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow John Heard Gentleman is Appointed a Lieut. [Lieutenant] Fire Worker and must be Obeyd as Such. General Orders by Col. [Colonel] Gadsden Orderd that a general Return be made immediately from the differ. Corps in Town of all the Offices to be deliverd to the Commanding Officer. 13. Feb. [February] 1776. Regimtl. Order (parole New Castle. Genl. [General] Order[)] On Saturday Next will be deliverd One hundred Suits of Regimental Clothing, Wherefore Դis expected by the commandant Ҵhat officers commanding companies will provide their men with the following
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    Necessaries immediately, Shirts, Shoes, stockings and black leather stocks, for payment of which the men must have stoppages made out of their pay, this is done that the men may appear on Sunday Next like Artillery men decent and Uniform. Genl. [General] Orders by Col. [Colonel] Gadsden All Orders Issued by Col. [Colonel] Moultrie antecedent to this date not already complyդ [sic] with, are expected to be strictly Obeyed. [in margin: Regimentl. Order] Genl. [General] Order 14 Feby [February]. [February] Parole Boston. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow. The Artillery Guard must be augmented to 18 Privates[,] 9 men from Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman][,] 6 from Capt. [Captain] White[,] and 3 from Capt. [Captain] Draytons company. Genl. [General] Orders by Col. [Colonel] Gadsden That All Recruiting Officers of the Provincial Troops now in Georgia be immediately called out of that colony and that no more Troops be recruited there for any of the South Carolina Troops. Orderդ That the Serjt. [sergeant] Adjutants call at Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens House at 7 OClock in the Morning for Orders. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Order 15th Feb [February] Parole Chester Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 16. Feb. [February] Parole New York. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. Orderդ that all Orders deliverd [sic] by the Adjutant be Obeyդ. The Officers of the Artillery are to view the Necessaries of the men of their respective companies and report the No. that are properly provided to morrow morning to the Commandant that they may receive new Clothing. [in margin: Regimental] Genl. [General] Ord. 17th. Feb. [February] Parole Hobcaw. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimental] Genl. [General] Ord. 18. Feb. [February] Parole Connecticut. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow. Three men of each company to be ready this evening with a careful Serjeant [Sergeant] to attend on Captain Coppethorn to the lines to remove some cannon. The Q. master [quartermaster] to provide them with provisions for two days. [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 19. Feb [February] 1776 Parole Virginia Capt [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. The officer of the day is not to permit any Artillery man who has rec. [received] clothing to quit the barracks but in a decent soldier like manner, having his hair combed and his Clothes brushed et cetera. Corporals Maxey, Gonder and Cox Jones
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    of the Artillery are appointed Serjeants [sergeants] in the same Regiment and must be obeyդ as such The commanding Officer of Companies are to appoint Corporals in their Stead. [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 20. Feb. [February] Parole Green Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. A Court Martial to sit immediately for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Capt [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Presidt. [President] Members [upper bracket] Lieut [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] [lower bracket] and Lieut. [Lieutenant] Gilbank. [in margin: Genl. [General]] Orders by Col. [Colonel] Gadsden. Any Officers or others having Public business with the commanding Officer will always find him up and at home any time between Revillie [sic] and half after 8 OClock in the morning. [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Order. 21. Feb [February] Parole Sullivan Lieut [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] officer of the day to morrow [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Ord 22nd. Feb [February] Parole Spencer Lieut [Lieutenant] Mitchell officer of the day to morrow. 23. Feb. [February] Parole Maryland Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord 24. Feb. [February] Parole Safety. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. On Sunday mornings the guard must always be relieved at ? past seven OClock that the men of the old may have time sufficient to clean and dress themselves for Church. The Adjutant must Parade the Regiment without fire Arms by Nine OClock on Sundays in the forenoon and see the men are all decently dressդ, and clean with their hair well powderd [sic], should any be otherwise their Serjeant [Sergeant] and corporals must be punished, for such Neglect of their duty. The commissionդ Officers are to take particular care to enforce this Order մis recommended to all Officers frequently to read over their Orderly books that any standing Order of the regimt. may be strictly complyդ with and none fall into disuse by neglect. [in margin: Regimental.] Genl. [General] Ordr 25. Feb. [February] Parole Phyladelphia [sic]. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 26 Feb [February] Parole Fort Johnson Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] Officer of the day to morrow.
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    All Guards are to be paraded by 9 OClock except on Sundays when it must be done at 7 OClock. The men of the differ. companies for guard are every day to be accompanied to the parade by their Orderly Corporal, who are to be answerable for any thing amiss in their Clothes, Arms, or Accoutrements, All of which the Adjutant must Examine minutely, and punish every Neglect. the Orderly Corporals are to present their men for guard to their Officers who are to see that nothing is wanting in their appearance before they go to Parade. A return to be made this day to the commandant of the No. of men Clothed and Accoutred [sic] in each company Genl. [General] Orders by Col. [Colonel] Gadsden That an Orderly Serjt. [sergeant] of the Artillery attend Col. [Colonel] Gadsden at his house every morning at 6 OClock. Regimental Order 27. Feb. [February] Parole Bristol Lt. [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow [in margin: Regimental] Genl. [General] (28. Feb. [February] Parole Wilmington) Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day, to morrow. The Officer of the day and Serjt. [sergeant] of the guard at Barracks are to be particularly attentive to signals made at Fort Johnson or Sullivans Island and when any are discoverd [sic] at either Post
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    a Serjt. [sergeant] must be immediately sent to inform Col. [Colonel] Gadsden of the same. In Congress 3. Feb. [February] 1776. Resolved that it is expedient and necessary that the Lady and Daughter of John Stuart Esq. be restrainդ from Absenting themselves from his house in Cha. [Charles] Town. Orderդ Ҕhat proper guards be immediately placed and continued about the house of the said Jno. [John] Stuart to prevent such absenting and that Col. [Colonel] Moultrie do place guards accordingly. 5th. Feb. [February] 1776 Resolved that Mr. Fenwick have leave to take his Wife into the Country he being answerable that she shall not depart the Colony and for her appearance at any time, agreeable to the Order of Congress or Council of Safety. Orderd. That no person whatever be sufferd [sic] to visit Mrs. Stuart without leave from Col. [Colonel] Moultrie or the Commanding Officer for the time being signified by an introduction be an Officer appointed by him for that purpose, and that if Mrs. Stuart shall at any time have Occasion to go abroad with the permission of Col. [Colonel] Moultrie or the commanding Officer for the time being, She shall do so attended by an Officer to be
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    Appointed for that purpose 17 Feb. [February] 1776. That Mrs. Stuart be allowդ to take necessary Air and Exercise upon the terms proposդ in Dr. Chalmersճ letter Ҕhat is to be Accompanied by Mr. Fenwick or the Doctr. and they being responsible for her appearance when ever callդ for.[ҝ [in margin: Regimental Order] Genl. [General] Orders 29th Feb. [February] 1776. Parole Mount Pleast. [Mount Pleasant] Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] 1st. March Parole Sullivans Isld. [Sullivanճ Island] Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] 2 March. Parole Light house. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Orders. 3. March Parole Burlington. Lt. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] Officer of the day to morrow. Gl. [General] Orderd that Returns be made of the State of all the Regiments and Corps in the Provincial Service to the Commanding Officer. Genl. [General] 4th. March Parole Ansonburgh [in margin: Regimtl.] Lt. [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow. Resolved in the Council of Safety the 6th. Jany. [January] last that a reward of Twenty
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    Pounds currency per man will be paid by the Public together with reasonable Charges for taking up Deserters from the Colony Regiments of foot, Rangers and Artillery and ten pounds more for such as have deserted and carried off their Arms upon delivery of such deserters and Deserters with their Arms to their proper Officer. General Orders by Col. [Colonel] Gadsden Orderd Ҕhat the Commanding Officers of Regiments; respectively do by publishing printed hand bills Throughout the Colony offer the rewards above mentionդ and by other proper means endeavor to retake all deserters. Orderd That the Adjutant of each regimt. or some other proper officer of any detachmt. in Cha. [Charles] Town or that may be to call on the Commander in Chief every morning for Orders any time between day light and ? after light A.M. Orderd That upon the firing of a Cannon from the battery on Col. [Colonel] Laurensճ Wharf,
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    the hoisting a jack or Flagg on top of the middle part of the Barracks of the Regimt. of Artillery at Gadsdens Wharf that all Officers and others in Cha. [Charles] Town belonging to any of the Provincial Regimts. immediately repair to their respective Posts with all possible Expedition. [in margin: Regimental Order] Genl. [General] Ord 5th. March 1776 Parole Portsmouth. Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Genl. [General]] Orders by Col. [Colonel] Gadsden 6th. March. Parole Dorchester. That all Possible care be taken of the Power at the differt. Posts. that it be properly Airդ, and that no Gun be fired upon any Account without Orders. [in margin: Regimental ] Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. A Serjeant [Sergeant] and ten men to be ready with two days provisions at One OClock to go up to the lines and put the guns now there on board a schooner which is now at Gibbesճ Wharf, and will carry
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    the party up. The Adjutant must see the men paraded and properly equipped. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] March 7th. Parole Rhode Island. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. The Commanding Officer of each company is to be very punctual in having the Articles against Mutiny and Desertion read to his men every Monday morning and all the Articles for regulating the troops of this Colony once in every month. Roll calling at 6 OClock both morning and Evening. tis expected that Officers will once every fortnight have such Orders read from their Orderly books to the men as immediately concern them. Corporal Deleny of Capt. [Captain] Draytons company is appointed a Serjt. [sergeant] in the same and must be Obeyդ as such [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] 8th. March Parole Effingham Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Genl. [General] Orders] 9th. March Parole Monmouth Signals. Light house and Sullivans
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    Island have exactly the same Colo[urs to] make signals with, namely a small Narrow blue Pendant Broad blue ditto or Flagg a small red Pendant. Light house only makes Signals, Sullivans makes and repeats signals, excepting when any sail is seen to the northward of the Island in that case and that only a Signal will be kept standing till the Vessel or Vessels so seen comes so far to the Southward as to be Open to the Town and no longer [in left bracket] When a Sloop or Schooner When a Brigg or snow- When a Ship or 3 masts- [between brackets: Is seen] [right bracket] The Narrow blue Pendant The blue Jack or flagg Red Pendant [end brackets] And if more Vessels than One are seen p the signal for the largest vessel will be kept standing as long as it is above directed. Johnsons Fort will hoist the old common blue Fort Flagg, a jack when a Coasting Schooner or Sloop is seen at the Flagg Staff
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    two thirds up, If not coasters the same Flagg will be hoisted quite up, in both these cases this Flagg will be hoisted and lowerդ as often as there are Sloops or Schooners seen at intervals of about five minutes each, If One, two, or three Brigantines, are seen as many small white Pendants will be hoisted on so many long Poles, so as to be seen by the People of the Town. If one, Two, or three Snows, as many small blue pendants in like manner, If One, two, or three Ships, as many Red Pendants, If more than three ships, as many Red Pendants, If more than three ships, Briggs, or snows, are seen, If Briggs for instance and these are spare signals of the other two sorts the spare signals are to be placed between the white Signals which are used for Briggs, and so of the rest. The small Pendants are to be kept Standing till the vessels are either out of sight or else come in and pass the Fort. Whenever any of these pendants are hoisted a Jack with a White field and Red Cross will be hoisted at the same time quite up at the Flagg Staff, If Merchant men. If men of War the New provincial Flagg will be hoisted and lowerd [sic] as many times as there are Men of War seen. Whenever any of the foregoing standing signals are made a small pendant will be hoisted and kept standing on the Barracks
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    at Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens Wharf, as long as such standing signal is kept up with at Johnsons Fort or at Sullivans Island; Observe all other Signals that may be seen besides the above will be mostly Signals made and repeated or Answerդ between the Light house, Sullivans Island, and Fort Johnson upon the first discovering of any vessels. NB. A Gun will be fired from the Battery at Col. [Colonel] Laurensճ Wharf and at the same time a Jack or Flagg hoisted on the Barracks at Gadsdens Wharf is a signal for all Officers and others in the Provincial Service who are in or near Town to repair immediately to their respective Posts. (Signդ) Christopher Gadsden. Regimental Order Lt. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 10. March Parole Georgia. Ephraim Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow [in margin: Regimtl.] 11th March Parole Cork. Genl. [General] Order Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis officer of the day to morrow. Gen. [General] Orders. Orderդ that Mr. Gervais the commissary for Provisions be immediately informed of the number of persons to be victualled in each Regiment.
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    [in margin: Regimtl.] 12. March Parole Alfred. Genl. [General] Order Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] 13 March Parole Water Town. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Orders 14 Parole North Carolina. Extract from the Resolution of Congress dated 29th of last month. vizt. [videlicet] That no money be pd. [paid] for rations that have not been drawn and whatsoever Officer, whether commissary General, Deputy Commissary or Clerk, shall pay for such rations he shall be dismissed from his Office and that if the Com. Genl. [General] shall apprehend more rations have been drawn by any Corps than they have a right to he shall immediately acquaint the Council of Safety thereof. That besides the rations of beef and Pork already allowդ by the prest. [present] Congress there shall also be allowդ, One pound of bread, Flour or ship bread, or One Pint and an [sic] half of rice each man per day also salt and vinegar not exceeding One pint per month of each and two lbs of pepper (if to be had) per day for each regiment of seven hundred and fifty men and in that proportion
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    to other Regiments. Regimental Orders A Court martial to sit this forenoon at Eleven OՃlock to try such Prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them. Capt [Captain] White President Lieut [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell Lieut. [Lieutenant] Davis. [in brackets] [to right of bracket: members] Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Evidence. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 15 . March Parole Trenton. Lt. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Orders. That every Officer do draw his Rations daily, and not complying with this Order shall have no demands against the Q. master [quartermaster] or his Serjt. [sergeant] for provision: that no provision be served out by the Q. master [quartermaster] without a proper return signed by an Officer. That a Shade be built for the Provisions to be served out under, by the regimental Carpenters that every provision report to contain the No. and weight of rations. [in margin: Regtl.] Genl. [General] March 16th. Parole New Castle Lt. [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord March 17. Parole Delaware. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [in margin: Regimtl.] March 18 Parole Durham Genl. [General] Order Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimental.] March 19. Parole Lewis Town. Genl. [General] Capt [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Orders March 20. Parole Holland. Orderդ that 40 matrosses with a proportionable number of Officers of Lt. [Lieutenant] Col [Colonel] Robertsճ Regimt. of Artillery do repair to Haddrells Point, to do duty there in the room of the detachment of the 2nd. Regimt. under the command of Capt. [Captain] Huger which is there at present and which as soon as relievդ by the detachment from Col. [Colonel] Robertsճ to join their Regiment at Sullivans Island. The forty matrosses for Haddrells Point with two serjeants [sergeants] are to be taken from Capt. [Captain] Beekmans [Beeckmans] company and commanded by Lts. [Lieutenants] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] and Davis The Party to be ready on Friday morning. Regt. Capt [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord 21. March Parole Germany. A Court Martial to sit immediately for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them Captn. [captain] Drayton Presidt. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] Mitchell and Beekman [Beeckman] members. Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow.
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    Two men from each Company to be appointed daily to attend the Quarter master [quartermaster] as fatigue men to sweep and clean the Barracks. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 22. March Parole Bungy Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Order 23. March Asia Regimental Capt [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimental] Genl. [General] Ordr. 24 March Parole Africa. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. Gen. [General] Orders. 25. March Parole Northampton Orderd that no soldier be permitted unless from the most pressing necessity to come to Cha. [Charles] Town either from Sullivans Island [,] Johnsons Fort, or Haddrells Point. Regimental Orders. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. The men of the Artillery Regiment to be traind [sic] every morning from rollcall until Nine OClock to the Exercise of small Arms and from four in the Afternoon untill [sic] Evening. Roll calling to the field Piece and long gun this practice and long gun this practice to continue until [sic] further Orders All Officers in Town must punctually attend. A Court Martial to sit this forenoon at
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    Eleven OClock for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] President. [in brackets] Capt [Captain] Drayton Lt. [Lieutenant] De Trevill [DeTreville] [right of bracket] members. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 26. March Parole Dorchester A Court Martial to sit this morning for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Capt. [Captain] White President Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Beekman [Beeckman] and Treville [Detreville] members. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] to attend as an Evidence against merit. Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 27. March Parole Constitution Thomas Ogier Gentleman is appointed Quarter master [quartermaster] of the Artillery Regimt. and Stephen Cook Gentleman, Surgeons mate in the said Regiment and they are to be Obeyդ as such. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. After Orders 27 March. Orderդ that the guards be relievդ to morrow, morning at 7 OClock the two field pieces got ready and the whole of the Regiment clean shaved powderդ and dressed by Nine OClock.
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    Genl. [General] Orders 28th. March Parole Aera [use of ash ligature]. Orderդ That Col. [Colonel] Robertsճ Regiment of Artillery and all the militia now in Cha. [Charles] Town under the command of Col. [Colonel] Pinckney do at 11 OClock this morning draw up two deep in Broad Street on the Side Opposite St. Michaels Church. The Regiment of Artillery with two field Pieces on the right in Order to receive the Honble [Honorable] John Rutledge Esq. constitutionally appointed by the Honble [Honorable] Legislature as President and Commander in Chief of the same with the honors due that Station. Orderդ that should there not be room enough for the militia under Col. [Colonel] Pinckney in Broad Street from the State house to the Exchange then that the remainder draw up on the Bay two deep as before with their backs to the houses extending themselves from Guerards Corner on the left as far along the Bay as may be in that manner. Orderd That Col. [Colonel] Robertsճ Regiment do fire thirteen Guns immediately on its being signified to him, that the Presidents appointment has been read. Orderd that two Centries be placed at the Presidents door, from Col. [Colonel] Robertsճ Regiment to be relieved as
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    usual from time to time. Regimental Order. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Orders 29. March 1776. Regimentl. Order Parole New Hampshire. A Court Martial to sit to morrow morning at Ten OClock for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Prisoners are Henry Webster and Michael Currens. All the Evidences are Orderդ to attend. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 30. March Parole Westminister Capt. [Captain] White President Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell and De Treville [DeTreville] members of the Court martial of yesterday. Capt. [Captain] Drayton officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ordr. 1st. April 1776 Parole Lewis Town. Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Beekman [Beeckman] and Mitchell are to take what number of men they may think proper this Afternoon and put the guns laying on Beals Wharf into a Flatt [Flatboat] now there ready to receive them. Skids, Parbuckles et cetera. Captain Coppethorn will Supply. The Adjutant is to appoint 20 matrosses and 1 Corporal to attend Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] to Broughtons [Battery to relieve Lieut. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] now there.]
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    Lt. [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell Officer of the day. [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 2. April Parole Lancaster. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. Twenty matrosses are to attend Lieutenant De Treville [DeTreville] to Eveleighs Wharf to put the 26 lbdrs taken yesterday from the Fort into a Flatt [Flatboat] for Sullivans Island, this duty to be done at 6 OClock AM. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 3. April Parole Monks Corner. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. A Court Martial to sit this morning at 10 OClock for the Tryal of Such Prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them. Captain Beekman [Beeckman] President [in bracket] Lieut. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Lieut. [Lieutenant] Herd [right of bracket] members. The Adjutant will Order all Evidences to attend [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Order 4. April Parole Look Out. Lt. [Lieutenant] Herd Officer of the day to morrow. Ԕis Expected that all officers when with the Regiment will appear in the proper uniform of it vizt. [videlicet] a plain blue frock, Waistcoat and Breeches, the Coat with a small standing Collar, Dragoon Sleeve, and Pocket, with four buttons on each Cuff, lined with scarlet, the Waistcoat only long enough to cover the Waistband of the Breeches,
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    yellow buttons. In Summer both Officers and men may, if they think proper, wear white instead of blue waistcoats and breeches. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Order 5 April Parole Storington. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. A Court martial to sit to morrow morning at 10 OClock for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought Before them. Captain Drayton President [in bracket] Lieut. [Lieutenant] Mitchell Lieut. [Lieutenant] Herd [right of bracket] members Regt. 6 April Parole Withersfield. Genl. [General] Order [.] Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell to hold himself in Readyness to relieve Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts at Fort Johnson on Monday Next. Regt. Genl. [General] Ord. 7th. April Parole Springfield Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] 8th. April Parole Whitehaven. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. As soon as any Recruits join the Regiment the Commanding Officer of the company to which they belong must make a proper return of them to the
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    Adjutant of the Regiment if approved of by the Commandant. A Court martial to sit this morning at ten of the Clock for the Tryal of such prisoners as may be brought before them. Captain White President [in bracket] Lieut [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Lieut. [Lieutenant] Spencer [right of bracket] members. [in margin: Regt.] 9th. April Parole Roxbury Genl. [General] Order Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 10th. April Parole Cambridge. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimental Order] Genl. [General] Ord 11. April Parole Prosper. Lt. [Lieutenant] Spencer officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimentl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 12. April. Parole Annapolis Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 13. April Parole Stepney. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. Orderդ that the morning Reports be made of the different companies, to the Adjutant and that he report daily to the Commandant. [in margin: Regt.] 14 April Parole Port Royal Genl. [General] Order Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [in margin: Regimental] Genl. [General] Ord. 15th. April 1776. Parole Constitution. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Ord. 16 April. Parole Genl. [General] Armstrong. Lt. [Lieutenant] [blank in MS.] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Order 17. April Parole Return Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow Genl. [General] Order 18. April Parole, Admiral Hopkins. Lt. [Lieutenant] Spencer Officer of the day to morrow. A Court martial to sit this morning at ten OClock for the Tryal of such Prisoners, as may be brought before them. Captain Drayton President [in bracket] Lieut. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Lieut. [Lieutenant] Roberts [right of bracket] members. [in margin: Regt.] 19th April Parole Montgomery. Genl. [General] Order Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimt.] Genl. [General] Order 20th. April. Parole Boston. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regimtl.] Genl. [General] Ord. 21. April Parole Washington. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 22. April Parole General Green Lt. [Lieutenant] Spencer is to relieve Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank at Sullivans
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    Island On Wednesday Next. Corporal McBride is appointed a Serjeant [Sergeant] and must be Obeyդ as such. No more than One man of a company belonging to the Artillery Regiment will be sufferդ to be absent on furlow, at the same time until the last of July next. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. General Orders 23rd. April Parole Johnsons Fort. Orderդ that the Pay bills be attested by the Captains or Commanding Officers of each company. Regimental Orders. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. A Court martial to sit to morrow morning at 10 OClock for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] President. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] and Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard, members. 24. April [in margin: Regimt.] Parole Western Battery. Genl. [General] Orders Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] 25 April Parole Wilmington. Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Orders 26. April. Parole Providence. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 27. April. Parole America. [in margin: Regt.] Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 28. April parole Quebec. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 29 April Parole Albany. Lieut. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 30th. April. Parole Bunkers hill. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Traville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 1 May. Parole Admiral Hopkins. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] 2 May Parole Genl. [General] Thomas. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] 3. May Parole Rhode Island. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. A Court Martial to sit this morning at ten OClock for the tryal of such Prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them. Capt. [Captain] Drayton President. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman], Capt. [Captain] White members. Genl. [General] Order 4. May Parole Gadsden. Presid. [President]
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    Regiment Captain Whiteճ Officer of the day tomorrow. The Sergeant Guard in town to be reinforced with 3 privates, in future, consequently must consist of 18 men. An Orderly Sergeant to be given General Armstrong and 1 Centinel, an Orderly Corporal to Colonel Gadsen. A return of the Arms, and Recoutrements belonging to and wanting in different companies to be made to help commandment. General Orders 5th May By the President Parole Washington. Regiment Lieutenant Beekman Officer of the day tomorrow General Orders 6th May Parole Moultrie. Regiment Lieutenant Dr Treville Officer of the day tomorrow. A court martial to sit this morning at ten oգlock for the trial [trial] of such Prisoners as may be brought before it. Captain Whites President. Lieutenant De Treville, Lieutenant Roberts, members. Role calling to be at 5 Oclock in the morning. General Orders 7th Parole Armstrong. Lieutenant Roberts Officer of the day tomorrow.
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    Genl. [General] Orders 8. May. Parole Chatham by the Presidt. [President] Lt. [Lieutenant] [blank in MS.] [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Orders 9 May Parole Moultrie. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 10th. May Parole Mifflin. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day today. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 11. May Parole Lawrence. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 12. [blank in MS.] Parole Camden. Lt. [Lieutenant] Bekkman Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Ord. 13. May 1776. Parole Phyladelphia [sic]. [in margin: Regt.] Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow Corporal Harris of Capt. [Captain] Draytons company is appointed a serjt. [sergeant] in the same and must be Obeyդ as such. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 14. May Parole Burke Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. Officers are to see the men of their respective companies every morning paraded for
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    Guard, and be careful they appear in a decent soldier like manner. Serjt. [sergeant] Linder of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s company is appointed a Serjt. [sergeant] Quarter master [quartermaster], and must be Obeyդ as such. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord Parole Fort Johnson 15th. May. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow. A Court Martial to sit at 10 OClock for the tryal of such Prisoners, as may be brought before them. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Prest. [President] Lieut. [Lieutenant] Roberts and Gilbank members. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 16th Parole Virginia Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 17. May Parole Boston Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow The men of the Artillery Regimt. are to turn out to Evening Exercise at five OClock. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 19 May Parole Unanimity Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow Orderd that Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] do relieve Lieut. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] at Haddrells Point on monday
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    next and take the command there. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] and Lieut. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] are hereby appointed members of a general Court Martial which is to sit on Wednesday Next at the New Barracks. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 20. March Parole Wilks Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treveille Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 21. May Parole Prize Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. In case of any Alarm Excepting that of Fire the Remaining part of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s company and Capt. [Captain] Draytons are immediately to repair to Granvilles Bastion with their proper Officers. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord 22. May Parole Congress Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard Officer of the day to morrow. A Morning Report to be deliverd to the Adjutant Daily by None OClock signed by an Officer of each company. A Remissness in this particular Will be in future deemed a breach of Orders and treated accordingly [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. Parole Bullock 23. May. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 24. May Parole Franklin Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. A Court Martial to sit this morning at 10 Oclk [OՃlock], for the tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Capt. [Captain] White Presid. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] Roberts and Beekman [Beeckman] members. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 25. May Parole Horry. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Travillle Officer of the day to morrow. 26. May Parole Chase. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 27. May Parole Quebec. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] 28. May Parole Montgomery. A Court Martial to sit immediately for the tryal of such prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them. Capt. [Captain] White Presid. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] De Traville [DeTreville] and Roberts members. George Thompson of the Artillery Regiment is appointed a Serjeant [Sergeant] in the same and must be Obeyդ as Such. Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 29 May Parole Parsons. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. Serjt. [sergeant] Thompson and Linder with a man of each company must attend at the Laboratory every morning as a Working Party. A Court Martial to sit immediately for the tryal of such prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] President Lts. [Lieutenants] Gilbank and Heard members. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 30. May Parole Wilmington Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. Officers commanding Companies, must take care to have their recruits trained by their serjeants [sergeants] and Corporals regularly twice a day. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 31 May Parole Rockingham No Officer to interfere with the punishm. [punishment] of men except the major and Adjutant. Genl. [General] Orders by the Presid. [President] The Genl. [General] Court Martial of which major Cattell was President is hereby dissolved. [in margin: Regt.] 1. June Parole Steady Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow.
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    A Court Martial to sit this morning for the tryal of such Prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them. Capt. [Captain] White Presid. [President]. Lts. [Lieutenants] Gilbank and Roberts members. Genl. [General] Orders by the President A Gun to be fired immediately from the Battery on Col. [Colonel] Laurensճ Wharf and a Jack, or flag hoisted on the Barracks at Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens Wharf, being a signal for all Officers and others in the Provincial Service in or near Town to repair immediately to their posts. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 2. June Parole Fortitude. Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 3. June Parole Patience. Capt. [Captain] White Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] 4. June Parole Undaunted. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] is to relieve Lt. [Lieutenant] Villeponteaux [Villepontoux] at Haddrells point and to take the Command of that post untill [sic] further orders. Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville-ponteaux [Villepontoux] is to be as Expeditious in his Return to Cha. [Charles] Town as possible.
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    Serjeant [Sergeant] Thompson and 8 Privates are to form a Working party and attend the Laboratory every Morning untill [sic] further Orders a Subaltern Officer to attend also in rotation. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 5. June Parole Perseverance. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. At 6 OClock a Waggon [sic] will attend at the Artillery Barracks for the removal of the Regimental Stores which Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts will see Executed. The three field pieces of Artillery are to be removed with their Lockers and appurtenances behind Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens house within the lines now throwing up and a Centinel planted to take particular care of them. Major Elliott will give Orders for the execution of this business by Nine OClock, The Officers and men desired for the purpose of the Battery at the South End of the Bay will be at their Alarm post, and the Quarter master [quartermaster] will deliver out immediately to the regim twelve rounds per man of Ammunition for their small Arms together with two flints
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    each About Nine OClock a wagon [sic] shall attend to take away two chests of fixt [sic] Ammunition, which the Quarter master [quartermaster] is to see deliverd [sic] into the magazine under the care of Mr. Calvert. [in margin: Regt.] After Orders Capt. [Captain] White is immediately to proceed to Haddrells Point and take the command of the Detachment of Artillery there at Present under the command of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] to whom he is referrդ for further Orders. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 6. June Parole Spirit. Lt [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow. Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] with a serjt. [sergeant] and ten men of the Artillery is to morrow to take charge of the Battery at Gibbesճ Wharf Where he will make the best defence he possibly can, against the attack of every Enemy. The following disposition is to be made of the Artillery Regiment 40 men from Caps. Beekman [Beeckman] and Draytons companies are to take post at the Battery on the So. [South] End of the Bay, 56 Matrosses from Capt. [Captain]
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    Whites company at the Battery on Col. [Colonel] Laurens Wharf. Ten men 1 Serjt. [sergeant] and 1 Corporal to attend at the Battery on Gibbesճ The Artillery Barracks Guard Guard to consist of 1 Serjeant [Sergeant] 1 Corporal and 12 Privates the Town guard of 1 Serjeant [Sergeant] 1 Corporal and ten privates the Centinels at Stuarts to be withdrawn and only those at the Presidents and 1 at Genl. [General] Armstrongs continued Major Elliott with Capt. [Captain] Whites Officers to command at Laurnsճ Battery. Lt. [Lieutenant] Villponteaux at Gibbesճ and the remaining Officers of Capt. [Captain] Draytons company at the South end of the bay. The Laboratory working Party may for the pres. [present] be taken from Beekman [Beeckman]s and Draytons companies. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Order 7. June Parole Firm Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard Officer of the day to morrow. The 8 twelve pounders that are to be landed from on board the ship Prosper with their Carriages Ammunition and stores
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    five of which to be sent up to Gibbes Battery, the remaining to the Battery on Laurenses Wharf. The 7 six pounders from on board the same vessel to be sent to the redoubt on Harlestons Green with their Carriages, their Ammunition and stores to be lodgդ at Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens Old house until further Orders. Adjutant Nixon to see this business done. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 8. June Parole Victory. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. The men of Capts. [Captains] Beekman [Beeckman] and Draytons Companies when they quit their Barracks must be careful to bring their blankets and Kettles with them to their alarm Post, Those for Gibbesճ Battery are to Observe the same Order. Should any of the Enemy ships be able to pass the Southern Batteries the Women and Children must immediately quit the Barracks with their effects and retire behind the lines, it is recommended to Major Elliott to fire as many Guns at
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    once from his Battery as can be brought to bear on the same Object should he be obliged to quit the Battery he must be particularly careful to spike the Guns and render them as useless to the Enemy as possible. After Orders. A Court Martial to sit immediately for the Tryal of Such Prisoners as may be brought before them, Major Elliott Presid. [President] Capt. [Captain] Drayton, Lieut [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] members. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Orders 9th. June Parole Steady Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Gen:] To look out for a flag of White on Princes house at Lampieres [Lempriereճ] Point Hobcaw, and inform me as soon as it is hoisted. (signed) Jno. [John] Rutledge Regimental Orders. The Quarter master [quartermaster] is to have placed immediately all the ammunition and stores belonging to the four pounders, at Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens Old house.
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    After Orders No Officer to Absent himself from the regiment without Order except at meal and bed times, on any pretence [sic] whatever untill [sic] further Orders. Any Officer that shall Strike a Soldier at any time hereafter whatsoever the provocation may be such act of striking shall be imputed to him as an Act of Cowardice save the major and Adjutant, and that tenderly, and in the Way of their particular duty After Orders. The Town guard to be immediately Augmented to 6 Privates, 2 Centinels to be placed at the Presidents 2 at Gen. [General] Lees and 1 at Genl. [General] Armstrongs an Orderly Serjeant [Sergeant] to be sent daily to Genl. [General] Lee. Genl. [General] Ord. 9th. June Parole by the President The Command of all the regular forces and militia of the Colony acting in conjunction with them being voted in his Excellency Major Genl. [General] Lee, Orders issued
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    by him are to be Obeyդ. (signդ) John Rutledge [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Orders 10th June Parole Genl. [General] Lee. Lt. [Lieutenant] Villepoeaux Officer of the day to morrow. The Barrack guard to be Augmented to 16 Privates that 2 Centinels be placed over the Fire Vessels, Genl. [General] Lees Orders Light pieces of Cannon with their Carriages and thirty rounds of Ball are to be put on board Mr. Daveses Flat [boat] this night at Prioleaus Wharf. Lts. [Lieutenants] Beekman [Beeckman] and De Treville [DeTreville] to sea [sic] this business performed and to receive directions from major Elliott. Officers commanding companies are to see their mens Arms clean and in good Order for firing to morrow morning. [in margin: Regt. Gen] Genl. [General] Ord. 11 June Parole Deligence [sic] Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. Of the Cannon put on board Mr. Deveses [Daveses?] flat [boat] last night, One 9 and three 12 pounders are to be landed at Pritchards Ship yard, the
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    other four 12 pounders to be landed at Fulluds [Fallads?] Bluff thirty rounds of Shot for each Gun to be sent with them also Linstocks, Spunge [sponge] staff and for each and A gin to mount them, which last must be taken from Grenvilleճ [Granvilleճ] Bastion. Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard to go with the Cannon and see them landed and remounted at Pritchards and Fulluds. Orders. 12 June, by his Excellency Major Gen. [General] Lee. Parole Rutledge. (Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow) Genl. [General] Orders, Upon any Alarm the differ. Corps are to repair to the following places of Rendervous [sic]. The Artillery Regiment and militia acting as Artillery to their stations heretofore allotted them. The remainder of the Town militia to the State house. The country militia in that part of Lynchճ pasture nearest the Town. The North Carolina Troops in a distinct line on the more remote post
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    at best 200 yards in the rear of the county militia. The Town militia are to receive their Orders from Brigd. [Brigadier] Genl. [General] Armstrong . The country militia from Brig. Genl. [Brigadier General] How [Howe] The North Carolina Forces are to be considered as a Corps of reserve and to be under the immediate command of Genl. [General] Lee. The Colonels of each regimt. are to deliver in immediately, a return of the Ammunition they have in their respective Corps. [in margin: Regt.] Orders by Gl. [General] Lee 13. June Parole Rutledge. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. Should the Enemy be Able to Oblige major Elliott to quit his Battery he is to Spike his Guns and retire behind the lines at Gadsdens and make the best use he can of the Iron 4 pounder placed there. Serjt. [sergeant] Thompson is to take post at the Laboratory and stay there. Nine matrosses 3 from each company, who are without Arms and have lately joined the Regimt. must be appointed to attend the Quarter master [quartermaster] to take care of Stores.
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    [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 14 June Parole Laurens. That no mistake may arise relative to a late regimental Order for the distribution of the Artillery Regimt. This Col. [Colonel] thinks it necessary to inform the Officers, he neither did nor does he mean they should act discretionally under, that Order, but that they comply with the true Spirit of it, in the following Order. vizt. [videlicet] That part of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s company now at Barracks, and the whole of Capt. [Captain] Draytons except such of each as may be on guard, are on the first Alarm if made at Night, or on the first appearance, if, in the day, of the Enemy ships being in motion to repair directly with their respective officers now in Town to Granvilles Bastion the south end of the Bay, there to wait for further Orders. Capt. [Captain] Whites company with its Officers are stationd [sic] at Laurensճ Battery under the immediate direction of major Elliott. Major Elliott will Select two or three men of Capt. [Captain] Whites company for making such a quantity of grape shot as he may have occasion for at his Battery.
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    The Q. master [quartermaster] is Desired to take his men and bring half a dozen pieces of timber from any of the Wharves nearest at hand that may serve as strong posts of at least 8 feet long and 8 or 9 Inches diameter which are to be placդ behind the lines at Gadsdens. General Orders By Genl. [General] Lee, 15th June The guard hence forward are to be composed of the following numbers. One Field Officer 3 Captains, 9 Subalterns, and two hundred Rank and file are to form the main guard at the State House. One Capt. [Captain] three Subalterns four Serjeants [sergeants] and 72 Rank and File at the Distillery to the left of the magazine. A Capt [Captain] with the same number as the former to mount at Gadsdens Wharf. A Subaltern two serjeants [sergeants] two Corporals and twenty four Privates at magazine. A subaltern with the same number as the former, at the Point behind Gibbes Wharf. One Subaltern 2 Sergts. 2 Corporals 24 Privates at the Fleche which is thrown up a little to the right of Grimballs Battery
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    One Subaltern, 2 Sergts. 2 Corporals, with the same number of Privates in the Rear of Granvilles Bastion. One Subaltern 2. Serjeants [sergeants] 2 Corporals with 24 Privates at the Xchange [Exchange] One Subaltern, 2 Serjts. [sergeants] 2 Corporals with the same number of privates at Roses Wharf. One Capt. [Captain] 3 Subalterns four Serjeants [sergeants] and 72 Privates at St. Philips Church. The two Brigades are to post the Centries [sentries] of the differ. guards in such a manner that the whole may furnish an Equal Proportion Every Corps De guard which is mount [sic] on the Quais [quay] is to throw up Fleches Cannon proof at their respective Stations after the model of that to the right of Grimballs Battery. A Field Officer of the day is to be immediately warned who is to be rec. [received] by all the guards, as well as the Centries with rested Arms, he should be furnished with some mark of Distinction for instance a Spontoon or half Pike in his hand. The guards are to turn out and rest their Arms When his Excellency the President or the Major Gen. [General] [walks] by, but this only Once a day to Each.
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    The Brigadiers are to be rec. [received] by the guards with Shoulderd [sic] Arms. The major General wears a blue Ribbon as a badge of his rank, by which he may be known. The Brigadier Gen. [General] a Pink. Rounds are to go five times a Night, and are to be regulated in the following manner. The field officer commanding the main guard to go at Eleven. The field Officer of the day to go on grand rounds, at Twelve. The 3 Capts. [Captains] of the main guard at half an hour after One, Three, and at the break of day. The countersign will be sent by the field officer of the day, to the field Officer commanding the main guard at retreat beating, who is to send it inclosդ and sealed to the Officers of the differ. Guards No person either military or resident of this Town to pass the Centries after Nine and taptoo beating without giving the countersign. The Commanding Officers of the difft. [in margin: Corps] both regular and militia are to Order a party of their men to make up cartridges to the compliment of 25 per man, those excepted
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    who have powder horns instead of Cartridge boxes. Mr. Jno. [John] Calvert at the Arsinal [sic] will deliver them paper pack thread and lead upon Application of the Commanders of the Corps. The men who have powder horns and Shot Bags instead of Cartridges are to be furnished with half a pound of powder and a proper quantity of lead. For the future no Officer or non commissiond [non-commissioned] Officer commanding or Superintending the working parties are to take away any Orders but from the Major General, Brigadiers, Aid De Camps, or Brigade majors, who are to be known by a Green Ribbon. The two Gentlemen that are appointed to act as Brigade majors are major Connor and major Simmons. Lieut. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Thomas Bullet being appointed by the Genl. [General] Congress as Deputy Adjutant general for the Southern Department commanded by General Lee, is to be rec. [received] respected and obeyդ as such. Col. [Colonel] Tacitus Gaillard is appointed to act as Quarter master [quartermaster] General, he is to be respected and Obeyդ as such. Counter Sign for this Night is Cha. [Charles] Town [Charleston].
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    Genl. [General] Orders, Charels Town 16. June 1776. Parole Freedom The roll calling of every corps to be twice a day at 8 OClock in the morning and 5 in the evening before the doors of the commanding Officers of the diff. Corps. At evening, roll call [calling] the Gen. [General] Orders of the day to be read to the men and Officers. Upon a fire breaking out in the Town the troops are not indescriminately [sic] and confusedly to run to the fire, but to repair to their Alarm posts. The Officers where men are in Barracks, are not to lye [sic] out of their barracks. A copy of the following rules to be posted up in every guard Room. No Officer must have his guard during the time he is on duty, those that trespass this Order will be immediately put under Arrest and treated accordingly, the Field Officer of the Main guard must not suffer above 8 men at a time to leave the Guard and then only for their Victuals and when they return he may allow 8 men more to Absent themselves on the same account, but shall
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    allow them, no further time that what is absolutely necessary so that the whole may have their time for which reason if they stay longer then the time allowդ they shall be punished for it on their return their punishm. [punishment] to be double duty during the time they are on guard, To prevent any of the men asking leave just before their turn to stand centry (in Order to escape that duty) the Officer should always send for a Serjeant [Sergeant] or Corporal before he gives any man or men leave that he may inform him when the man may be wanted, he must also Order the Serjeant [Sergeant] to sit [sic] down his or their names with the hour they went and the time allowդ that he may know whether they have been punctual or not. The Captains commanding Distinct Guards to allow only 4 men leave of absence at the same time, the subalterns commanding distinct guards only two. Patrols are to go every hour of the Night from the beating of the taptoo to the Revelle [sic]. Of the main guard to consist of a serjt. [sergeant] and 12 men. The patrol of each Captains Guard
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    to consist of a Corporal and six men. The Patrol of a subaltern of a Lance Corporal and 3 men The Patrol of the main guard to take Broad Street and Old Church Street from the State houses to the Two Extremities and back as likewise Queen and Tradd Streets. The Patrol at Gadsdens Wharf guard is to pass to and from the Governors Bridge. The Patrol of the Subaltern guard at the governors bridge is to pass to and from Cannons , that of Cannonճ Battery to and from Philipsճ Battery That of Philips Battery to and from Lyttletons Bastion, That of Lyttletons to and from the guard on the right of Wilkinsճ Battery. To and from Gibbes Wharf and communications behind the Barricadons will be opend [sic] for this purpose. The Patrol on Gibbesճ Wharf to pass to and from the Distillery, The Patrol of the Distillery to pass to and from Cummingsճ Battery, from thence to the New Carolina Barracks, The Capt. [Captain] Guard w. [which] will be posted some where in Squirrill [Squirrel] street
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    is to take patrol up and down George Street and from the New Barracks to the St. Philips Church as likewise the whole of the Boundaries street from one extremity to another. These diff Patrols to prevent disorders and any number of People assembling together, likewise to Oblige all those who keep public houses to send away their guests, at the Law prescribed by his Xcellency [Excellency] the President in Council. When the Patrols are challenged by the Centries they are to answer Patrol and Specify the guard thereof for instance Patrol of main guard. As soon as a Patrol returns the Serjeant [Sergeant] is to make a return to the Officer of every thing that happened during his Patrol and what Prisoners he has brought to the guard that he may Examine them himself and set down their names in Writing the time and reason of their being taken up, their place of abode, if Townsmen or Soldiers, their Regt. and company they belong to, all Which must be inserted in the morning report to the commanding Officer of the main guard. The Officers commanding the differ. guards are to send reports of the
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    Occurrences of the Night to the Officer commanding the main guard who is to make a Genl. [General] report to his Excellency the Presid. [President] and to the Gen. [General] To save trouble One may be directed conjunctually to both. The field Officer of the day may chuse [sic] what hour he pleases to go the rounds. The guard consisting on One Capt. [Captain] Three Subalterns, 4 Serjts. [sergeants] and 72 Privates Orderd yesterday to be posted at the Parsonage Church, must instead of that place be posted at Mrs. Guerards in Ansonborough at the head of Meeting Street. Counter Sign for this Night is Victory. Regimental Orders. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard must visit the Batteries at Pritchards and Fulluds and report to the Command. [Commander] of Artillery whether the platforms are yet laid or not, as soon as possible. Col. [Colonel] Roberts Expects the Quarter master [quartermaster] will call on him at 5 OClock in the morning every morning. A Court martial to sit immediately. F. Grimke Lt. [Lieutenant] President, Lts. [Lieutenants] Roberts and Gilbank members. [in margin: Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. 17th. June Parole Gadsden Lt. [Lieutenant] Ponteaux Officer of the day to morrow.
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    General Orders. Commanding Officers of every Corps are to make daily reports of the strength of their Corps to the Adjutant general and to deliver it to him at twelve OClock AM. [in margin: 18. June Regt.] Parole Howe Countersign America Genl. [General] Ord. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow, The Officers are immediately to settle with their recruits, and deliver in their Accounts to the Commandant [in margin: 19th. June Regt.] Genl. [General] Ord. Parole Drayton Countersign Page. Lt. [Lieutenant] Treville Officer of the day to morrow. General Orders. The Commanding Officer of the Artillery and the Quarter master [quartermaster] Genl. [General] Also the Town major to attend at head quarters [headquarters] every morning at 7 OClock. A compleat [complete] return to be made ascertaining the Arms, Accoutrements and Ammunition. [in margin: Regt.] 20th. June Parole [Inginun?] Countersign. Washington. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Orders. by Major Genl. [General] Lee. As it now appears almost to a certainty from the intelligence of some deserters the Enemies intention is to make an Attack on the City, and as the Genl. [General] is confident that the
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    number and Spirit of the garrison will prevent their landing, it only remains to guard against the injury which the city may receive from their cannon. The Continental Troops, Provincials and militia are therefore most earnestly conjured to Work with not less Alacrity than fight with courage. True Soldiers and magnanimous Citizens must brandish the Pic Ax and Spade as well as the Sword in defence of their Country. One or two days labour at this critical juncture may not only save many Worthy families from ruin, but many worthy individuals from loss of limbs and Life. On this principal the General does not simply in his capacity of commanding Officer Order, but intreats [sic] the whole garrison (those on the necessary duties excepted) to exert themselves in forwarding the requisite Works of Protection, the Colonels or commanding Officers of the differ. Corps are to review the mens Arms this Evening at roll calling, to take care that they are in a good Order as possible, and that they are furnished with good
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    flints, the Officers commanding the differ. guards, are to do the same with their respective guards. For the future the Artillery officers are not on any account whatever to suffer a Gun to be fired without apprising the General. The Adjutant to attend in Rotation as Orderly, with an Orderly man from each Corps at the Church, to distribute the Orders, that may from time to time be issued. Orderly Drummers are to be appointed to each regimental Parade, for the more immediate beating the differ. calls, as the serjeants [sergeants] Orderly, call, long roll for collecting under Arms, and the general, or other beats, as the Soldiers have been accustomed to, and they are to be informed of the diff. beats. 12 OClock Parole Ferguson Countersign Washington. Pinckney Officer of the day for this day. Col [Colonel] Nash for to morrow. Genl. [General] Ord 21. June Parole So Carolina [South Carolina] Countersign Defence. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Regt. 22 June Genl. [General] Order] Parole Parsons Countersign Gadsden. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Huger. For Main Guard Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] McIntosh. [MacIntosh?]
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    Regimental Orders Lt. [Lieutenant] Wm. [William] Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow. Genl. [General] Ord. 23rd June. Parole Hancock Countersign gates. Col. [Colonel] Pinckney field Officer of the day to morrow Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Parsons Officer of the main guard. Regimental Orders Officer of the day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard. a Court Martial to sit to morrow morning for the tryal of such prisoners as may be brought before them. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Presid. [President] Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] and James Mitchell members. Regimental Orders 24 June. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow the Town Guard to be Augmented to 19 men two Centinels to be placed at Stuarts One at front the other, at the back door great care must be used by the guards as well as by the Officer of the day, that Mrs. Stuart does not make her escape. Lt. [Lieutenant] Wm. [William] Mitchell is to join Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] and his detachment at Sullivans Island to morrow morning. Genl. [General] Orders Parole Richmond, Countersign Cumberland.
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    Field Officer for to morrow Col. [Colonel] Nash, for the main Guard Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Sam. Elliott. Genl. [General] Orders 25th. June Parole Armstrong Countersign Nash. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Sumpter. Field officer of the main guard Col. [Colonel] Harleston Regimental Orders Court Martial to sit to morrow morning for the tryal of such prisoners as may be brought before them. Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke Pres. [President] Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts and Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank members. Corporal Smith of Capt. [Captain] Draytons Company is appointed serjt. [sergeant] in the same and as such must be respected and Obeyed. Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Genl. [General] Regt.] 26. June Parole Burke Countersign Middleton Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. 27 June A Court Martial to sit this morning for the tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Major Elliott Presid. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] De Treville [DeTreville] and James Mitchell members. Genl. [General] Orders. Parole McIntosh [MacIntosh?] Countersign Polk. As the General is a desirous to see how expeditiously the differ. Corps can repair to their differ. alarm Posts, he apprises the Garrison that the drums will this afternoon or to morrow morning beat the Alarm, the Alarm beat will be to Arms.
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    Regimental Orders. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day to morrow. 28. June Parole Hancock, Countersign Virginia. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts Officer of the day to morrow. Ten minutes before Eleven OClk [OՃlock] this morning a Bomb Ship threw a Bomb of 13 Inches diameter into Fort Sullivan which fell upon the magazine there, but did no considerable damage, at the same time the Bristol of 50 Guns, The Experiment of 50 Guns, the Syren [Siren] of 28, the Acteon of 28, The Active of 28, the Sole Bay [Solebay] of 28, the Sphynx [Sphinx] of 20 Guns, the Friendship of 26 Guns, all weighed Anchor and drawing up their courses bore down to Fort Sullivan, The Fort fired as soon as the 2 50 Gun Ships came within distance and the Syren [Siren] which there made the first line, they immediately dropt [sic] Anchor with Springs on their Cables and began a Smart Cannonade, which was returnդ with Coolness and deliberation from the Fort, the Second line of frigates supported the first and an incessant fire was kept up till Eleven OClock at Night, When the Ships as well as
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    the fort ceased firing, the first because they [had been] much shattered and had the following Numbers killed and wounded, Bristol on board of which was Sir Peter Parker Commodore, lost her Captains Arm, 44 killed and 30 Wounded, and all her masts tore to splinters, and she prodigiously hullդ. The Experiment had 57 killed and 30 Wounded, and her Capt. [Captain] killed. Active had her first Lt. [Lieutenant] killդ and 1 [Masters?] Eye and Cheek shot away, Sol-Bay [Solebay] Capt. [Captain] Hunt 2 killed and 4 Wounded, Acteon run on shore Sphynx [Sphinx] lost her Bow Sprit, and otherwise much damaged, the Thunder Bomb beds were shatterd [shattered], and she unfit to continuing the Bombardment, And the latter because they had no more powder, the loss at the fort was but ten men killed and 22 Wounded, so Wonderfully did God appear in Our behalf, that the Men of War cut their cables in the dead of Night and Stole away to their old Stations to refit. Genl. [General] Order 29th June Parole Sullivan Countersign Moultrie. Genl. [General] Lee thinks it his duty in the most public Manner to return his thanks to Colonel Moultrie and his Garrison for their brave defence of the Fort in the late attack. As likewise
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    Col. [Colonel] Thompson [Thomson] and the Corps under him for their spirited and gallant behavior , in preventing the Enemy from making good their landing on the East End of Sullivans Island [in margin: This morning the Acteon was fired upon from Our Fort, the Enemy left her and put fire to her and by night she was burnt down.] Regimental Orders Lt. [Lieutenant] Ja. [James] Mitchell Officer of the day to morrow. [in margin: Genl. [General] ] Ord. 30th June Parole Motte Countersign Victory. Regimental Orders 1 July 1776. Lt. [Lieutenant] Heard Officer of the day to morrow. The men of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s and Capt. [Captain] Draytons companies are to be practiced at the four pounders behind the lines every morning. Sexon and Curl of Captain Beekman [Beeckman]s company to be ready to go to join the detachment at Sullivans. This day Gen. [General] Lee visited the garrison at Fort Sullivan, and when the regiment there was drawn out, with a small detachment of the Corps of Artillery, he at their head returnd [returned] them his thanks for their gallant defence of the Fort against a fleet of 8 Men of War and a Bomb, during a Cannonade of Eleven hours, and a Bombardment of 7 hours. Mrs. Barnard Elliott, the Lady of Major Elliott complimented the Second Regiment, at the same time with a very Eligent [sic] pair of Colours-
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    delivering the following Words to the regiment 9(who with Rested Arms received them). Your Gallant behavior in defence of Liberty and your Country intitles [sic] you to the highest honors, Accept those two Standards as a reward justly due your Regiment and I make not the least doubt, under Heavens protection, but you will stand by them as long as they can Wave in the Air of Liberty. Genl. [General] Orders Parole Middleton Countersign Lyach. 2nd. July Parole Mifflin Countersign Bravery. The Adjutants of the differ. Corps to attend the General to morrow morning at 7 OClock. Regimental Orders. Capt. [Captain] Drayton Officer of the day to morrow. 3. July Genl. [General] Orders Parole Huger Countersign Nash. Regimental Orders. Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke Officer of the day to morrow. A Court Martial to sit to morrow for the tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke President. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts and Lt. [Lieutenant] James Mitchell members. 4th. July Regimental Orders. Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] Officer of the day to morrow.
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    [Capt. [Captain]] Drayton to relieve Capt. [Captain] White at Haddrells point to morrow. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank to relieve Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis at the same time and place. Genl. [General] Orders Parole Edwards Countersign Jasper. this Jasper was inlisted [sic] by Capt. [Captain] Elliott of the grenadiers of the 2nd. Regiment, in Hallifax [Halifax] County, Georgia as a common soldier, but his extraordinary Sobriety, his Punctuality, and Readyness in Obeying all Orders while a private, recommended him to his Capt. [Captain] in a prop as a proper man for a Serjeant [Sergeant], accordingly he appointed him to that Office in October last, while he had the command of the battery at Fort Johnson. On the day of the engagement between the King of Englands fleet and Fort Sullivan, where he is with the Company and the regiment he belongs to, he signalized [sic] himself in the following manner viz. [videlicet] The flagg Staff being shot and the Flag falling to the ground in the heat of the Action, Jasper called to his Colonel Moultrie, ҃ol. [Colonel] donմ let us fight without our Colour,[ҝ [ҝhow can you help it[?ӝ replyդ the Col. [Colonel] [,ҝthe Staff is gone[.]Ӡ[ҝthen Iլl replace it.[ҝ said Jasper upon which he leapդ over the [in margin: Serjt. [sergeant] McDaniel of Capt. [Captain] Hugerճ Company, a good and brave man, having his stom[ach and] bowels Shot away by a cannon ball, called out in these Words ҆ight on my]
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    [in margin: Boys donմ let liberty expire with me today[ҝ (which animated the soldiers that they fought if possible with double fury) and died immediately.] Wall took the flag and tyed [sic] it to a Spunge [sponge] staff and stuck it up on the merlon of the Bastion next the enemy, gave three huzzaճ in the dangerous place he stood, and retired to his gun where he fought with his gallant Company to the End of the battle. The President John Rutledge this day returnd [sic] his thanks to the Sullivans Island garrison, for their Gallant Conduct and behavior in defence of that Fortress, and taking his own Sword from his Side, presented it to Serjt. [sergeant] Jasper, and no doubt he will soon compliment him with a Commission. The Officers of the differ. guards are to take care that the Centries of their respective guards do not expose themselves to the sun, that those who have not Boxes stand under trees or in the vestables [vestibules] of the houses where they are placed, the Q. master [quartermaster] General to examine what number of Axes are in Town that the differ. regimts. may be set to Work in making Pallisades [Palisades] he is to give in a return of them as soon as possible to Brig. Gen. [Brigadier General] Howe who will as soon as the Axes are procured Task each regiment with a proportionable [sic]
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    number as it is absolutely necessary for the good of the service that every Regiment should be acquainted with making fascines and gabions 4 men from each company in the garrison to Parade to morrow morning for this purpose. 1 Field Officer 2 Captains and 6 Subalterns (the 1st for duty) are to be warned to Superintend this duty the place they are to parade is in the rear of the Old Horn Work at the entrance of the Town, the Q. master [quartermaster] Genl. [General] is directed to Collect 50 Hatchets, and send them to the horn work where the workmen are to assemble at 6 OClk [OՃlock] to morrow morning Centries to be placed to prevent their being stole this working party must carry their breakfasts with them as they cannot be sufferդ to return before the hours of dinner. The Officers commanding the guards round the Town are to give their Centries charge to stop all persons coming into Town or passing the lines out till the Serjts. [sergeants] or Corporals take them to the officer of the Guard they offer to pass who is on Examination either to pass them or refer them to the main guard if they appear doubtful of being spies or
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    cannot give a proper account of themselves the Centries are not to allow any person to be climbing on or over the Works thrown up round the Town to trample or throw them down the people to be allowդ only three hours every day to pass and repass to market without the lines and every boat coming to market to be examined by the officer or Serjt. [sergeant] of the Adjacent guard in Order to prevent Spies or Suspected persons from coming into Town in them the differ. guards to have Shelter made for their Centries as soon as furnished with plank from the Q. master [quartermaster] Genl. [General] A Copy of these Orders to be made out and posted up at each of the out guards. 5 July 1776 Genl. [General] Order Parole Lee Countersign liberty. Regimental Orders. Lieut. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the day to morrow. The Q. master [quartermaster] must take particular care to have the Hospital well cleaned and fumigated with vinegar or Sulphur and the sick who were lately removed are forthwith to return this will be seen to by the Officers of the respective companies and that the Barracks are kept remarkably clean by the Fatigue of the Regiment.
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    Regimental Order 6. July 1776. A Subaltern Officer and twenty five men to mount the Barrack guard three Centinels to be posted at the lines and 1 at the Artillery Park for guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville]. Genl. [General] Orders Parole Armstrong Countersign Steady. 7 July Parole Marion [Marion] Countersign Ferguson. Regimental Orders. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts. A Court Martial to sit to morrow morning at ten OClock, for the tryal of such prisoners as may be brought before them. Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] Presd. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] Beekman [Beeckman] and De Treville [DeTreville] members. A Patrol of 4 men and a serjt. [sergeant] are to be sent to visit the Centinels an hour after every relief, during the night from taptoo beating to day break. Genl. [General] Orders 8th. July Parole Powell Countersign Watch. Field Officer of the day is Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Parsons. Regimental Order, for guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] James Mitchell. Genl. [General] Orders 9th. July Parole Edwards, Countersign Pinckney.
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    Field officer of the day to morrow, Colonel Richardson. Field Officer of the guard major White. Regimental Orders. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis. A Court Martial to sit this afternoon for the tryal [trial] of all Prisoners in confinement belonging to the Regiment of Artillery. Capt. [Captain] White Presid. [President] Lieut [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] and Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell members. Genl. [General] Orders 10th. July. Parole Lowndes. Countersign [blank in MS.]. Field Officer of the day Col. [Colonel] Sumner. Field Officer for Guard major Davidson. Regimental Orders. for guard to morrow Lieut [Lieutenant] Herd [Heard?] Genl. [General] Orders 11th. July Parole Motte, Countersign Woodford. Field Officer of the day to morrow ditto ditto of the main guard The Brigade major to attend every morning t the fatigue Parade at the hour when the fatigue party assembles, all the Adjutants to attend at both Parades, that for fatigue and that for Guards The Commanding Officer of every Corps to make a strict examination of the mens Arms and to make a report of such as want repair.
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    His Excellency Jno. [John] Rutledge Esq. President of So Carolina [South Carolina] having appointed John Craighton [Creighton?] Esq. to act and do the duty of Town major for Cha. [Charles] Town he is to be respected and Obeyդ as such. No white man is to leave Town without a pass from the officer on command at the main guard, he is to grant it on a license from the Officer to whose Corps the Person applying for it belongs and not otherwise except as afore mentionդ. Such licenses and passes are not to be granted as of course but upon good grounds only and the officers granting the licenses are to specify therein when the persons obtaining them are to return and take care that they do so at the proper times. Where persons who apply for passes are not of any particular Corps and there are good reasons to give them leave of Absence the Officer on command at the main guard is to grant them. (Signed) John Rutledge Regimental Orders. For guard to morrow. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman]. This Evening of Capt. [Captain] Whites Company 8 men and 1 Corporal to be warned to hold themselves in Readyness to join the detachment at Haddrells point to morrow morning.
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    The Q. master [quartermaster] to take care to have a proper boat and hands ready at Gadsdens Wharf to morrow by Seven OClock to take the detachment over to Haddrells. Genl. [General] Order. 12. July Parole Lawrence Countersign Vigour Field Officer of the day to morrow, Col. [Colonel] Huger Field Officer of the guard, Col. [Colonel] McIntosh [MacIntosh?] The Field Officers and Town Majors rounds are to visit all guards [of?] the Artillery and others round the Town. No gun to be fired in Town without first Obtaining leave from the Field Officer of the day. Regimental Orders For Guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts. 13. July Regimental Orders. A Court martial to sit this morning for the tryal of such prisoners as may be brought before them Capt. [Captain] White Presid. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] Roberts and Davis members. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] James Mitchell. Genl. [General] Orders Parole Georgia, Countersign Albert. Genl. [General] Orders 14 July Parole Armstrong, Countersign liberty. Field Officer of the day. ditto ditto of the guard.
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    15. July Parole Sterling Countersign Sawbridge. Field Officer of the day Col. [Colonel] Sumner ditto of the guard Col. [Colonel] Allston. For Independent companies of Town militia acting as Artillery to send regularly an Adjutant or other Officer acting as adjutant to the Adjutant General to receive the orders of the day The Town major for the future is to give them at or before sun set the Parole and Countersign if he should be indisposed, he must send it sealed. The Town major is likewise to give the Parole and Countersign to the other guards. The Officer of the main guard is not to consider this regulation as superseding the Order of the 14 June directing him to send the Parole and Countersign to the differ. guards he is to continue the Custom, this sort of duplicate is necessary to prevent miscarriages or mistakes. The Officers commanding the differ. guards are to give the Parole to the grand rounds, after they have rec. [received] the countersign. To the other rounds they are not to give the Parole, but to receive the Countersign and Parole from them.
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    Regimental Order 16. July. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke Genl. [General] Orders Cambden Parole America, Sign [blank in MS.] Field Officer of the day to morrow Co. [Colonel] Pinckney. Field Officer of the guard Col. [Colonel] Elliott. Regimental Orders. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] A Court Martial to sit this morning for the tryal of such prisoners as may be brought before them. Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] Presid. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] De Treville [DeTreville] and Roberts members. Officers commanding companies are immediately to recommend such persons for non commissionդ [non-commissioned] Officers as they think will best suit the purpose, and that to their full compliment. Genl. [General] Orders 17 July. Parole Bulllet Countersign Page. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Martyn Field Officer of the guard Maj. [Major] White. Regimental Orders For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman]. As Several men have lately deserted the regim. which they could not have done but by the neglect
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    or connivance of the Centinels it is Expected the Officer of the guard will strictly charge all his Centries not to Suffer any private of the Regim. to pass from the Barracks after dark without a line from an Officer for that purpose any Soldier who shall be convicted of having violated this Order may depend on receiving the severest punishment. The Q. master [quartermaster] or in his Absence his Serjt. [sergeant] must deliver daily to the differ. companies the quantities of provisions they may be entitled to agreeable to their respective returns and a Serj. [sergeant] of each company must be appointed to receive the same and distribute it into the proper number of messes. Genl. [General] Orders 18. July Parole Burke, Countersign Constitution. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Sumner do [ditto] of the guard Col. [Colonel] Patten. Notwithstanding Genl. [General] Orders, the Aid de Camps are frequently stopt [sic] by the Centinels, the officer of the diff. guards to be answerable that this does not again happen. The Aid de Camps are known by their Green Ribbon. The Court Martial of which Col. [Colonel] Sumner was President is approved of and dissolved, Barrely
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    Lawn sentenced to receive 39 lashes is pardonդ by the Genl. [General] The Prisoners to be immediately released from confinement. A Garrison Court Martial to sit to morrow for the tryal of Capt. [Captain] Wm. [William] Temple Cole of Col. [Colonel] Pols regim. prosecuted by the Genl. [General] for ungentlemanly and Scandalous Conduct. Regimental Order For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Serjeant Thompson of Capt. [Captain] Whites company is appointed Serjt. [sergeant] Workman to the Regim. and must be Obeyդ as such. Arthur McMahon of Captain Beekman [Beeckman]s company is appointed Q. master Serjt. [quartermaster sergeant] and must be Obeyդ as such. Genl. [General] Orders 19th. July. Parole Rutledge, Countersign Drayton. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Polk do [ditto] of the guard Maj. [Major] Lockhart. Field Officer of the Court Martial to sit to morrow in the Assembly Room for the tryal of Capt. [Captain] Wm. [William] Temple Cole agreeable to the Genl. [General] Orders of yesterday. Col. [Colonel] Isaac Huger Presid. [President] members, Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Wm. [William] Alston, major Davison Capt. [Captain] Murfey, Capt. [Captain] Granbury, Capt [Captain] Conyers, Capt. [Captain] Cannon. Lt [Lieutenant] Gardiner, Lt. [Lieutenant] Balford, Lt. [Lieutenant]
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    Martyn, Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis, Lt. [Lieutenant] Burke, Ensign Craddock Ensign Linton, Ensign McShannon. Regimental Orders For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts. Regimental Orders 20th. July. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell. A Regimental Court Martial to sit imm. [immediately] for the tryal of such prisoners as may be bro. [brought] before them. Capt. [Captain] White Presid. [President] Lts. [Lieutenants] Grimke and Davis to be members. Genl. [General] Orders. That a Court Martial be held on Wednesday next at the Barracks on Gadsdens Wharf for the Tryal of John Davis of the Artillery Regim. for Desertion. That the first, second, and fourth regim. do each furnish 2 Captains and 2 Subalterns to be members of said Court that major Elliott set as President, of the same, Lt. [Lieutenant] Cha. [Charles] Linning as Judge Advocate, that Capt. [Captain] Motte of the 2nd. Regim. Lieuts. [Lieutenants] De Treville [DeTreville] and Gilbank of the Fourth be summond [sic] as Evidences and that all other Witnesses do attend the same. Captains Beekman [Beeckman] and White, with Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Grimke and Ville ponteaux [Villepontoux] are to be
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    members of the Genl. [General] Court martial from the fourth Regiment, Evidences must be punctual in their Attendance. Genl. [General] Order Parole Hoonour [Honour], Countersign Elliott. The Charge bro. [brought] against Cole of Co. [Colonel] Polks regim. is of so extraordinary a nature, and the Character of the gentleman Accused is in general so good, that Genl. [General] Lee thinks it his duty previous to a formal tryal that a Court of Enquiry, should examine the affair. Col [Colonel] Huger therefore and the gentlemen summond [sic] as a Court Martial are desired to consider themselves as a Court of enquiry. A Court of Enquiry is not sworn, but only collects Evidences and gives an Opinion whether the matter inquired into is, or is not, of so serious a nature as the render the Court Martial necessary. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Pinckney ditto of the guard major Davison. Genl. [General] Orders 21st. July 1776. Parole Port Royal, Countersign Baltimore.
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    Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Martyn Field Officer of guard Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Parsons. The Court of Enquiry of which Col. [Colonel] Huger was President to examine into the Conduct of Capt. [Captain] Cole of the 4 Battalion of North Carolinians are of Opinion that he is not guilty of the Charge brought against him, he is therefore Orderd out of Arrest. Regimental Orders For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] with two file of men and a Serjt. [sergeant] to be ready immediately to march and to call on the commandant for further Orders. Genl. [General] Order 22. July Parole Roberts Countersign Safety. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Polk. ditto of the guard major Ford. Regimental Orders. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke. The Artillery Guard to be relieved every morn and at 7 OClock untill [sic] further Orders. John
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    Davis must be informed by the Adjutant that his tryal will be on Wednesday next that he may be prepared for the same. Genl. [General] Order 23rd July. Parole New York Countersign Boston Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Huger ditto of the guard Col. [Colonel] Patten. Regimental Orders For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] 24 July Regimental Orders For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville]. The Adjutant or in his Absence the Officer of the guard must attend the Genl. [General] Court Martial to Execute any Order of the Courts relative to the Prisoners or Evidences. Genl. [General] Orders Parole Ballock Countersign Defence. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Martyn For the guard Major White. The Officer commanding the guard over the Prisoners lately taken is to consider it as a standing order not to suffer any Person with. [without] the Presidents or Generals permission to enter
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    the place of their confinement or hold intercourse with them of any kind. The least breach of the Order will be esteemed a very Serious transgression. 25. July Regimental Orders. For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts. Genl. [General] Order Parole Huger Countersign Roberts. Field Officer of the day Col. [Colonel] Sumner Field do [ditto] of the guard Major Lockhart. No Vice can be so destructive at all times to an Army as gaming, it wins fortunes corrupts morals, relaxes discipline and creates deadly feuds and animosities amongst men who ought to be united as one Band of Brothers but at this Solemn Crisis, when the lives, properties and liberties not only of the present generation but of all American Posterity are at stake it is more particularly indecent and odious, it is besides a most outrageous [sic] violation of the laws of Congress, in short in our present circumstances it is ungentlemanlike, dishonest Wicked and impious, with astonishment and horror, therefore, the general has learned that several Officers, both continental and
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    militia daily are guilty of this abominable vice, and in consequence of this information he thinks it his duty publicly to apprise the Whole Army, that he will prosecute to the utmost rigour of the law those who trespass in this Article, let their rank be what it will. Regimental Orders For guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts. Lt. [Lieutenant] Gilbank, Hugh Lowry, Patrick McGee and Richard Lewis to attend the Genl. [General] Court martial as Evidences. The Adjutant to summon the Paymaster to prove John Clarkes having received pay in the Regiment. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] to prove his desertion. Genl. [General] Order 26. July Parole Middleton, Countersign Lyneck Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Huger for the guard do [ditto] major Huger. Seines are to be provided for the use of the Continental Troops, one is already provided. Col. [Colonel] Hennon must take it into his care, each Regim. is to appoint a certain number of men to fish for them, this is to be considered as
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    a duty, the Genl. [General] hopes that a quantity of Whiskey and peach brandy will be brought to Town which may be afforded at a reasonable price, he can assure the Officers and Soldiers that he shall in all things study [sic] their care and comfort his Excellency the President and Council are now devising the means of reducing the exorbitant prices of all the necessaries of life. The genl Court Martial held at Haddrells Point of which Col. [Colonel] Mulinburgh was president is approved and dissolved, Duncan Fletcher of the 1 Regim. of North Carolinians is sentenced to death for attempting to desert to the Enemy. Monday is appointed for the day of Execution, he is immediately to be appraised of his sentence, that he may prepare himself for this Awful event. John Brown of the same Regim. Adjudgդ to receive 39 lashes for sleeping on his Post, to receive the punishm. [punishment] adjudgդ to morrow morning at guard mounting. Regimental Orders 27th July. For Guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell. Regimental Order 27th. July For Guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis.
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    Genl. [General] Orders. Parole Virginia Countersign Heazy. Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Pinckney ditto of the guard major Ford. The Q. master [quartermaster] Genl. [General] to provide vessels to transport to morrow morning to Sullivans Island the Fascines and gabions now laying under the care of major Elliott on or near Gadsdens Wharf, a Subaltern and 20 men to be warned for this duty, which is to be considerd [sic] a duty of Fatigue, the Subaltern is to take down in writing the Number of fascines and Gabions, he receives from major Elliott and give a receipt for them, he is then to put them on board the vessel prepared by the Q. master [quartermaster] Genl. [General] for this purpose and to proceed to Sullivans Island where he is to deliver them to the care of the Officer appointed by Major Marion or Command. [Commanding] Officer of the fort, to take charge of them who is to give a receipt for the number deliverd [sic]. The Continental and Provincial
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    Troops to parade on Monday morning at Sun Rose as the Genl. [General] wishes to give the Officers some Idea of the method, he proposed to Congress, and was approved for the Arrangement of the Battalions. A Subaltern and 20 men form Col. [Colonel] Hugers Regim. to Execute the Orders given by the Genl. [General] for Receiving and transporting the Fascines and Gabions. Genl. [General] Orders 28 July 1776. Parole Page Countersign Virginia. Commanding Officers of the Forts Sullivan and Johnson to send a return to Col. [Colonel] Roberts of the Artillery and Ammunition of their respective Posts. The Light Horse to hold themselves in Readyness to march. [blank in MS.] Field Officer of the guard to morrow Col. [Colonel] Parsons, of the day. Regimental Order Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] Officer of the Guard to morrow.
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    Genl. [General] Order 29th. July 1776. All Officers commanding Batteries in or about Charles Town are to make Returns of the number and Nature of their Ordnance with the Quantity of their Ammunition for each gun at their respective Batteries as soon as possible to Co. [Colonel] Roberts of the Artillery. (Signed) Charles Lee. 30th. July Genl. [General] Orders. Parole Purysburg [Purrysburg], Countersign Edwards. Field Officer of the day to morrow Maj. [Major] Ford. A Subaltern and 15 Men of the Light Horse to march to Port Royal to gain what intelligence they are able concerning the Enemies fleet and to return with the report. As the weather is extremely hot it is recommended to them to march gently, when they return they are to bring back under their escort, the four waggons [sic], which belongs to Mulinburghs Regim. and were lent to the militia. As it is intended that Thompsons and Sumpters Regiments shall soon be detached on a Service
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    which may Separate them from the general for some time, he takes this Opportunity to return his warmest thanks, to the Colonels, to the Officer, and to the men for the Zeal Alacrity and Spirit which they have displayդ on all occasions and to assure them, that he shall with pleasure avail himself of every opportunity to render them any Service. Regimental Orders. Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of guard to morrow. 30 July Regimental orders. For Guard to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts A Subaltern 1 Serjt. [sergeant] 1 Corporal and 21 Privates to mount a guard at the old Barracks to take charge of the magazines and Hospital there. The Barrack guard in future to consist only of 1 Serjt. [sergeant] 1 Corporal and 16 Privates. Genl. [General] Orders. Parole Georgia, Countersign [blank in MS.] Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Pinckney. A Court Martial of the line to be summond [sic] to morrow morning. Capt. [Captain] Ja. [James] Jones of the Light Horse prosecuted by Genl. [General] Lee for
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    holding Language tending to mutiny After Orders. The Court Martial of which Col. [Colonel] Nash was President for the tryal of Capt. [Captain] Jones of the Light horse of North Carolina is approved of and dissolved, the court being of opinion that he is not guilty of the Charges bro. [brought] against him, he is therefore Orderd out of Arrest. The Whole Garrison except such as are upon duty to be out to morrow afternoon at five OClock, on the common behind the Horn Work for the Execution of Duncan Fletcher condemned to Die for desertion Genl. [General] orders 31st. July. Parole Harnet [Harnel?] Countersign Moore Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Parsons. Regimental Orders Officer of the day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell for the magazine guard Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis. Genl. [General] Orders 1st August. The first Regiment of Provincials is to relieve the second at Sullivans Island, the Artillery Regim. is to go to Fort Johnson
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    and the Second Regim. is to come up to Town forthwith, the Colonels will settle with each the times of moving, so as to make it as convenient as may be to themselves and the Regiments. (Signed) John Rutledge Regimental Orders Officer of the day to morrow Lieut. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman], for Magazine guard Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville]. The Quarter master [quartermaster] must break up the Artillery Park and have the Guns removed to their Shed at Barracks all the Ammunition and Stores belonging to the field Train to be removed to morrow to the Laboratory at Granvills [Granvilleճ] Bastion, the Q. master [quartermaster] General for a Waggon [sic] for this purpose, he is to have fatigue men from the Regim. 2 from each company will be sufficient. The Commanding Officer Observing an unaccountable remissness in the Officers in matters of duty, and violating the standing Orders of the regim. thinks it necessary to remind them that the hour of roll calling is 5 OClock
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    in the morning and that he Expects all Officers off of Duty will punctually attend the same. Should any of them hereafter think proper to neglect it, they may be assured, it will be esteemed as willful breach of Orders and expect to be treated accordingly. Genl. [General] Orders 3 August 1776 Parole Freedom Countersign Independence Officer of the Day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] For the magazine guard Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis. Genl. [General] Orders 4. August Parole Poland, Countersign Warsaw Field Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Parsons The whole Troops continental and Provincial that are off of Duty are to parade to morrow Afternoon at 3 OClock near Liberty Tree where they are to hear the Declaration of Independence read, and a sermon Preached on the occasion by Dr. Piercy. Regimental orders The Officers and men of Capt. [Captain] Whites company are to hold themselves in Readyness to embark
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    For Johnsons Fort at the Shortest notice. Major Elliott to take the command of this Detachment. After Orders. A Serjt. [sergeant] and 12 matrosses with the brass six pounder and 50 Rounds of ammunition to be ready to join a Detachment of Col. [Colonel] Moultries Regiment to morrow morning at Wraggs Wharf from which they will embark. The Q. master [quartermaster] to supply them with four days provisions. Lt. [Lieutenant] Roberts to command this party. Officer of the day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] De Trevill [DeTreville] For the magazine guard Lieut. [Lieutenant] Mitchell Regimental Orders 5 August Officer of the day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] and For the magazine guard Lt. [Lieutenant] Wm. [William] Mitchell Q. master [quartermaster] Ogier is to receive 50 Stand of Arms to day from Mr. Calvert which he will put into the regimental Store at Barracks. The Commanding Officers of Companies are to make a Return immediately of the number of Arms wanting in their respective companies
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    to compleat [complete]. Field Officer of the day Col. [Colonel] Pinckney. 6 August Parole Sparta, Countersign Rome. Officer of the day to morrow Col. [Colonel] Parsons. Regimental Orders. Officer of the day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke for magazine guard Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis. Major Elliott with the detachment already Orderդ for Fort Johnson are to embark for that post, on Thursday morning 5 OClock a Schooner will be ready at Gadsdens Wharf to receive the troops. Genl. [General] Orders 7 August A Serjt. [sergeant] Corporal and 17 privates to hold themselves in Readyness immediately to join Lt. [Lieutenant] Robertsճ party. Lt. [Lieutenant] Ville pontoux to take the command, the Q. master [quartermaster] to supply them with four days provisions. Parole Liberty Countersign Fortitude. Reg. [Regimental] Orders Officer of the day to morrow Lt. [Lieutenant] Mitchell
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    8th. August 1776 Genl. [General] Orders. by Brigadier Genl. [General] Howe. [blank in MS.] Orders By Major Elliott, at Fort Johnson. 9th August 1776. That 1 Serjt. [sergeant] 1 Corporal and 15 Privates do mount a guard For this Fort and relieve the Guard of the 1st. Regim. immediately, and that Centinels be placդ on the Ramparts, at the magazine, and at the Gates of the Fort. Also that 1 Corporal and Nine privates do mount a guard at the western Battery, and relieve the Corporals guard there belonging to Col. [Colonel] Gadsdens Regim. and that Centries be placed there as usual These guards to be regularly relieved every 24 hours. Capt. [Captain] White is appointed Officer of the day who will visit the guards frequently, throՊ
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    the day and Ofter at Night, not less than five times within the 24 hours. The Revaille [reveille] will beat at the dawn of the morn; The troop at 7 Oclk [OՃlock], when the roll is to be called, and the guards relieved. The Retreat will be, beat at sun set and roll again callդ, And the Taptoo will beat at 9 OClk [OՃlock] at Night when all fires in the garrison must be extinguished, and the Gates of the Fort drawn up, which must not be let down till the Reveille beats. No Person to be sufferդ to enter the gates of the Fort after Dark without giving the Counter Sign, and no bodies of men together, without first Acquainting the commanding Officer and having his permission for admitting them. Countersign Roberts. 10th August Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke the Officer of the day for this day, and Lt. [Lieutenant] De Traville [DeTreville] for to morrow. Orderդ that Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis, with a fatigue party of Eight men, do clean out the Fort, and have the Platforms swept, the Spunge [sponge] Staffs, ladles, worms, handspikes, Wads boxed on the Rampart of the upper works, and that the Spears
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    be brightened, and cased. It is earnestly recommended to the Officers, that they use their utmost endeavours to keep their men clean, and decently dressed, and that they never give them leave to walk out of camp or garrison without first knowing whether their Arms are bright and in Readyness for action. Counter Sign Beekman [Beeckman] 11 August. Lt. [Lieutenant] Davis Officer of the day to morrow. Orderd that a morning report be made to the commanding officer every morning in Garrison, Of the Guard in the Fort and of the Company in Camp, the first Signed by the Officer of the day and the last by the Capt. [Captain] of the company. 12. August Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts. The Guard in Garrison to consist of 1 Subaltern 1 Serjt. [sergeant] 1 Corporal and twenty five privates. The Quarter Guard of 1 Serjt. [sergeant] 1 Corporal and 12, The rear of 1 Corporal and Six all which are to be regularly relieved daily at 8 OClock until further Orders. A Court Martial to sit to morrow morning for the Tryal of Delany, Wood, and Andrews all of Captain Draytons company.
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    Adjutant Nixon and Joshua Garrard of Captain Beekman [Beeckman]s company will attend as Evidences. Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] President. Lieut. [Lieutenant] Grimke, Beekman [Beeckman] and James Mitchell members. For ease of Duty the Capts. [Captains] will roll with the Subalterns for the day, but not for Guard, untill [sic] further Orders. Orderly time 9 OClock AM. at which hour the Adjutant is daily to attend. Parole Georgia, Countersign One 12th August Parole Florida, Countersg. [Countersign] [blank in MS.] Officers are to take particular care that none of their men sleep out of Camp. No Huts will be sufferդ to be built without the line of Encampment. The Court Martial for the tryal of Delany and others, will sit at the Presidents house at 10 OClock, this forenoon. Serj [sergeant] Cameron to be added to the number of Evidences, ags [against] the Prisoners. The Guard in Garrison in future to consist only of 1 Sub. [Subaltern] 1 Serj. [sergeant] and 2 Rank and file. 13 August Parole New York countersign two.
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    Serj. [sergeant] Cammeron [Cameron] and three men of each company to attend the commanding Officers Orders in Garrison immediately. Sharp of Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman]s company and Shepherd of Capt. [Captain] Whites are appointed to fish and take care of the Colonels Boat, on which account they are to be excused Guard Duty. 14 August Parole Jersey, Count. Sg. [Countersign] [blank in MS.] All Guards to turn out with rested Arms to the field Officers once a day. All Centinels to stand well shoulderd [sic] when an Officer passes them. The commanding Officers of companies are not to Suffer more than 3 men to be absent with leave at Once from their respective [companies] and those the furthest from duty. The Men of the diff. companies who have not rec. [received] clothing, Arms or accoutrements must attend the Quartermaster at 12 OClock this day for the receipt of them. A Court of Enquiry to sit this afternoon to enquire into and report of the reasons of Hugh Lowry, of Capt. [Captain] Whites company appearing without regimentals. and if lost who in their Opinions should make good the damage.
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    Francis Regan and others may be examined on the Subject. Major Elliott Presid. [President] 15th August. Parole Rutledge Countersign three The guard in garrison whenever turned out are always to be formed in two Ranks in the wide space to the left of the guard room The Relieving guard to Observe the Same Order in forming. 16th August. Parole Cherokee Countersign [blank in MS.] The Regim. to be under Arms immediately to attend a Punishment at which the Doctor is to be present. The Col. [Colonel] is renderd [sic] very happy by the regiments Affording him an Occasion of returning them his sincere thanks for their very quiet and Soldier like behavior since their Arrival on this Island Ԕis with the greatest Pleasure he views this laudable alteration of conduct in men, intreats [sic] they will not grow weary in Wall doing; but pursue the Path they now are in, by which they will not only merit and meet with his Portion of praise, but that of the Whole Colony, joined to the general Approbation of mankind and their maker.
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    The Quarter Master will deliver clothing and Arms to such men of the Regiment as will attend for that purpose at 12 Oclock at noon in Garrison, provided they have not been heretofor supplied with such articles. 17 August 1776 Parole Gadsden Commanding sign 4 the signal for the colony Pilot Boat is lowering her pendant half mast for passing Fort Johnson. The Adjutant must wait on the Colonel in Garrison every morning at guard mounting and its expected all morning Orders will be issued by 9 Oclock AM. All officers are to make a return of [? Illegible] dates of their commissions to the adjutant forthwith. 18th August Orders in camp by Major Elliott As nothing contributes more to the health and credit of a Regiment than that of cleanliness it is earnestly requested that the officers pay the utmost attention to the dress of the men of their respective companies and that they see that noncommissioned officers are not negligent in their duty respective of this order. A Regiment can never arrive to any degree of credit but by the care and attention of its officers, where that is wanted the men fall into a slothful negligence of their dress of Arms, and as the inferior generally looks for example
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    from the Superior, it is not doubted but the commanding Officers of companies will show an Example proper to be followդ by their inferiors. The non commissionդ [non-commissioned] may then be taught, that it is their duty not only to drill men, relieve guards and Centries, but to see their Soldiers brought clean upon the Parade with their Arms bright and in good order, their cloaths [clothes] well put on, their hair combդ, their shoes brushed and buckled and their sings well tyed up. The Regim. being now at an out Post, were an enemy may constantly be expected, the greatest care ought to be taken of the Accoutrements and arms, and at the beat of drum every man in Camp should in an instant be ready for Action and upon the Parade, they should not either stay till the drum ceasդ, or be looking to see who would be last, but on the contrary Vie with each other in being the first to Obey the call. The sick should be carefully attended to, but those that are discovered to feign sickness in order to escape duty, will be Physickդ as they deserve. The Sore legդ are advised to walk as little as possible and to observe the Doctors particular directions, least their long dis-service to the Public may rank them amongst the Drones of the World.
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    In order to bring this Regiment to that Adroitness at Arms which is requisite, the Officers are desired to have their men properly Paraded at 5 OClock every afternoon (beginning to morrow) when they will be exercised in Battalion. These Orders, as well as all others, are to be read by an Officer to each company at retreat beating when the Roll is called. The Articles against mutiny and Desertion to be read regularly on Mondays as heretofore by the Adjutant, And on Thursdays by an Officer, to each company. As the growing Trees, within the lines of the encampment, affords [sic] a refreshing shade in the sultry heat of the day, it is Orderդ that for the future none be cut down or otherwise destroyed. Orders by Colonel Roberts. Parole Union, Countersign Courage. The further punishment of Dulany and Wood is respited untill [sic] Monday, a fatigue party of six men and a Serjt. [sergeant] to attend to morrow morning in the garrison and a similar one daily untill [sic] further Orders. Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts in Garrison. 19th. August Parole Freedom Countersign five.
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    The Regim. to be under Arms immediately to attend a punishment The Col. [Colonel] being always more inclinդ to correct than to punish, thinks proper to remit 200 lashes of Dulanys sentence, and 350 of Woods, in full hopes of their becoming in future reformed men and more dutiful Soldiers, which should they prove, they may yet shew [show] themselves worthy Asserters of that glorious cause which they have most solemnly engaged with their lives to defend. The Col. [Colonel] expects such men will very seldom be indulgդ with leave of Absence to Town who do not return at the limitted [sic] time, nor must any men be sufferդ to go to Town dressդ in any other cloaths [clothes] than the Uniform of the regiment. Orders by Major Elliott in Camp. Officers commanding companies are desired to comply with the Order issued on the 16. July by Col. [Colonel] Roberts for appointing non commissionդ [non-commissioned] Officers. As the Drummers are incapable of beating the Reveille, The French horns will play at the dawn of morn, when it is expected every Soldier in Camp will rise, and comb his hair, and clean his hands and face and be ready for the duties of the day. Col. [Colonel] Roberts Orders. Parole Lee Countersign Ugly 20. August. In order to preserve that peace, harmony and due Subordination, observable amongst the Soldiers, since their arrival at this Post, Դis expected every Officer will
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    use his best endeavours to prevent clandestine Rum sutl. [sutlering] either by Soldiers, their wives or strangers. Should any such be found at any time they will not only forfeit their liquor, but subject themselves also to severe Corporal punishm. [punishment] When any Officer wants to be absent from the Regim. he must inform the major as well as the commanding Officer thereof together with the Officers name who will do duty for him during such absence. 21st August. Parole [blank in MS.] 22nd. August Parole Wilmington Countersign 7 [blank in MS.] 23rd August Parole Washington Countersig. [Countersign] Hope [blank in MS.]
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    24th. August Parole Montgomery. Count. [Countersign] lost. Serjt. [sergeant] Cameron of Capt. [Captain] Whites company is appointed Serjt. major [sergeant major] of the Artillery Regiment and is to be respected and Obeyդ as such. 25th, August Parole Rutledge Countersign [blank in MS.] 26th August Parole Middleton Countersg. [Countersign] [blank in MS.] The Officer of the day after having reported to the Senior Officer in Camp, must make his report also to the commanding Officer. The serjt. major [sergeant major] must be particularly careful in keeping a proper roll for serjts. [sergeants] and Corporals duty he must be very punctual in making the Orderly Serjts. [sergeants] and Corporals attend the Adjutant at Orderly time and Oblige them to be very punctual and exact in every other part of their duty. This is expected of him and he must ans. [answer] for such neglect. 27th. Parole Freedom. Countersign [blank in MS.] A Genl. [General] Court martial is orderd to be held at Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island on Thursday next. Captains Draytons and White with Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Ephraim Mitchell and Beekman [Beeckman] are hereby appointed members of the same. 28th. August Parole Cressy Four fatigue men and a Corporal to be sent to the commanding officer and receive his Orders immediately
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    in garrison. After Orders A Regimental Court Martial to sit immediately at the Presidents house for the tryal of such prisoners, as may be brought before them. Evidences to attend. Lt. [Lieutenant] Beekman [Beeckman] President, Lt. [Lieutenant] De Treville [DeTreville] and Lt. [Lieutenant] Wm. [William] Mitchell members. 29th. August Parole Agincourt Countersign 9. No Officer of the day is to be appointed untill [sic] further Orders. 30th. August Parole Gadsden Countersg. [Countersign] [blank in MS.] The sick to be Removed from the old to the new Hospital as soon as possible. Orders in Camp by Major Elliott. 30th. August. Orderդ that no gun be fired within the lines of the encampment, and none without, by any Matross or non commissiond [non-commissioned] Officer, but by the leave or Order of the commanding Officer in Camp. A Return of the Arms and accoutrements to be made to the Major by retreat beating, and those unfit for use, and irreparable to be bro. [brought] to his Tent.
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    Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts 31st. August Parole Pinckney Finding by the morning Report the sick to be double of those so reported by the Doctor. The Commanding officer desires the sick and sore legդ may all be sent to Hospital from their Respective companies to prevent neglect and that Malingerers may be punished the Doctors will attend the hospital Every Morning by Seven OClock and at five in the Evening. 1st September Parole Ward Countersign [blank in MS.] An officer of the day to be immediately appointed by the Commanding Officer in Camp. 2 September Parole Boston Countersign [blank in MS.]. Orders by Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] Three men for fatigue, one of each company to attend this morning with Axes and et cetera to cut and shear away, the underwood and brush between the Camp and the Works. 3 September Parole Roberts Countersg. [Countersign] Spirit A Fatigue party of two men from each company with a Corporal to clean the ground before the Camp 2 men are to be appointed for gardening, who are to be excused the Ordinary duty during that Work.
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    Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts 4th. September 1776. Parole Jerseys. Countersign Victory. Serjt. [sergeant] Thompson and two privates to attend Lieut. [Lieutenant] Ephraim Mitchell in making a survey of the island. Parole Strong Countersign faith. 5. 7ber [September]. Parole Heart of Oak Countersign Men. Orderդ that the Whole Regim. be under Arms at retreat Beating. 7th. Sept. 1776 Parole Cherokee. Countr. [Countersign] The commanding Officer having repeatedly observed a great want of regularity in relieving Centinals [sic] expects the serjt. major [sergeant major] will frequently attend this duty as well to instruct Corporals who may be ignorant of the mode as to furnish such as willfully prove remiss and careless in this particular part of their duty. 8. 7ber [September] Parole Elliott Countersg. [Countersign] 45. Genl. [General] Orders by Genl. [General] Lee As it is of the utmost important to the common inters of America that the South Carolina and Georgia Battalions should be
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    completed as soon as possible. Genl. [General] Lee in capacity of Continental Commander of the Southern District gives full authority to the Officers of said South Carolina and Georgia Battalions to engage into the service of their Respective Regiments any Soldiers or non commissionդ [non-commissioned] Officers of the Regiments of Virginia and North Carolina on condition they pay into the hands of the Colonels or commanding Officers of the Regim., which the soldiers or non commissionդ [non-commissioned] Officers quit, the bounty money which is now allowդ to recruits and settle the accounts which exist betwixt such Soldiers, non commissionդ [non-commissioned] officers, and their Captains. Drummers and Fifers are not alllowդ to be engaged (Signed) Cha. [Charles] Lee Maj. Genl [Major General] and commander of the Southern district. Regimental Orders. The Regiment to turn out with arms to attend Baileys funeral this Evening at five OClk. 9th Sept. Parole Freeman Countersg. [Countersign] 15 Men not contented with the indulgence granted them by good Officers, having taken liberties directly contrary to orders and the good of the Service, renders it necessary for the Commanding
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    Officer to inform the regim. that no leave of absence will be granted any Person untill [sic] further Orders. 10th. Sept. Parole True blue Countr. [Countersign] [blank in MS.] 11th. Parole Williamson Countr. [Countersign] Indian Officers commanding guards will find it very convenient in turning out the whole of their respective guards at every relief of Centinels, which is a mode for many reasons the commanding Officer wishes to establish. Genl. [General] Orders by Genl. [General] Lee. Cha. [Charles] Town 9th. September 1776. General Lee thinks it his duty before his departure to express the high sense he entertains of the Conduct and behavior of the Colonels and Officers of the Battalions of South Carolina both as Gentlemen and Soldiers and begs leave to assure them that he thinks himself obliged to report their merits to the Continental Congress. Sept. 12th. Orders by Maj. [Major] Elliott. Parole Lee. Countersign Moultrie. Sept. 13. Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts. Parole Saint George, Countersign Victory.
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    A Court of Enquiry to sit to morrow morning at ten OClock at the Presidents house. Major Elliott Presid. [President] Captains Beekman [Beeckman] and Drayton with Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Ville pontoux and Ephraim Mitchell members . they are to enquire into and report the conduct of Lts. [Lieutenants] De Treville [DeTreville] and Gilbank relative to their behavior as gentlemen and Officers in a late Dispute of theirs. Lt. [Lieutenant] Grimke, Maj. [Major] Elliott and such other gentlemen as the Court may think proper to order the attendance of are to appear and give evidence of, tho[ugh] not upon Oath, yet on their honor, without the least partiality favor or affection. The Evidence of any [of] the members composing the Court may also be taken. 14th. September Parole Alfred Countersg. [Countersign] 92 The Court of Enquiry on the Conduct of Lts. [Lieutenants] De Treville [DeTreville] and Gilbank is dissolved, being of Opinion the gentlemens behavior was consistent with propriety. Commanding Officers of companies may to morrow give leave of Absence to their men agreeable to an Order of the 14. August strictly attending the letter of the same. After Orders Lts. [Lieutenants] Ephraim Mitchell and De Treville [DeTreville] and Wm. [William] Mitchell are to hold themselves in readyness to go recruiting forthwith.
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    15 Sept. Parole Martinique Countersg. [Countersign] [blank in MS.] 16. Parole Trade Countersign Free. Two men from the regim. who understands [sic] caulking to be ready at 5 OClock to morrow morning to attend the Quarter master [quartermaster], who is to receive his instructions from the commanding Officer. 17 September Parole Kings bridge Countsg. [Countersign] Guard. 18th. Sept. Parole Fort Johnson Ct. Sg. [Countersign] Pacific. A field practice to commence on Wednesday next in the afternoon, both with gun and mortars which is to be continued weekly until further Orders. Major Elliott and Captain Beekman [Beeckman] are to Superintend and direct the carrying on of this Practice properly. 19. Sept. Parole Catherine Countersg. [Countersign] Hardy. 20. Sept. Parole Frederick Countersg. [Countersign] Intrepid. 21 Sept. Parole Christian, Countersign The Fool (by Col. [Colonel] Roberts) At the Reveille beating every morning the Serjeants [Sergeants] and Corporals are to Oblige the men of the Regim. to rise, comb, wash and dress themselves. The hour after the long roll must be beat
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    on which the regim. must turn out to attend roll calling; at 7 OClock the Troop should summon the New guard to Parade; Ԕis the duty of the Serjt. Major [sergeant major] to pay particular attention to the Whole of this business and report all Serjeants [Sergeants] and Corporals who may prove remiss to their respective commanding Officers, that they may be punished for all Neglect. When the companies turn out to Exercise on an afternoon, the time of their doing it s[hould] be at 3 OClock and not later. 22. Sept. Parole Charles, Countersi. [Countersign] Proud. 23. Sept. Parole Russia, Countersg. [Countersign] Rough 24 Sept. Parole Sussex, Countersg. [Countersign] Smuglers [sic]. 25 Sept. Parole Wilks Countersg. [Countersign] forty five 26 Sept. Parole Sweeden [sic] Countrsg. [Countersign] enslaved Officers commanding companies are to see their men, Moss and Clay their Huts as expeditiously as possible, not a man of any company must be permitted to go to Town untill [sic] every One of those are returnդ (save Deserters whose limitted [sic] leave of Absence, may be thought expired. Orders by Major Elliott in Camp 27th. September. Parole Heaven, Countersign Ea[st?]
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    Orderd That On Tuesdays and Fridays of every week the Battalion is to take the field, and be there Exercised by the commanding Officer present, and that [on] those days the Officers shall turn out with their respective companies in Battalion, properly dressed, carrying their fusees, and wearing their cords, gorgets, or sashes. The Non commissiond [non-commissioned] Officers and private men must be clean dressed, their hair combed and tyed up in a Club; be fully accoutered; put on their gaiters, and uniform Cloathing [clothing] (on those field days) no man belonging to the Regiment except such as are on guard, or sick in [the] hospital, shall be excusդ turning out. Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts. 28th. Sept. Parole Denmark, Countersign [blank in MS.]. An Officer of each company must every morning visit the hospital, at the time the Doctor attends, [to] receive the convalescents [and] discharged men. The Officer of the day must visit the hospital, once every day, and see it is kept clean and in proper order [and] report its state to the commanding Officer lest the sick be neglected. The Regiment to be
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    under arms at five OClock this afternoon, and as much of his Excellencys Speech, as concerns behavior of the troops on the 28th. June, together with the answers of the Two houses to be read to them. Parole Poland, Countersg. lost. Sept 30th. The monthly returns to be ready to morrow morning at as early an hour as possible, the[men?] will take care to have them exceeding [page torn] Two fair copies will be always wanted. [in margin: 1st. 8ber. [October]] Parole France Countersg. [Countersign] Trifling. The Companies that will not attend before ten O[Clock] A.M, for the receipt of their provisions, The Q. master [quartermaster] has Orders not to deliver any to for the day. [in margin: 2nd. 8ber [October]] Parole Mitchell Countersign Proud. Orderդ that a Court martial Consisting of One Capt. [Captain] as a President, and 2 Subalterns as members, do sit immediately at the Pres[idents] house, for the Tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before them. Orders in Camp by major Elliott. To Preserve quietness and prevent Robberies in
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    Camp A Lance Corporal and 3 men from the Q Guard must every hour through the Night, Patrol the differ. streets of the encampment , and on hearing any noise in the Huts, are to look in, and take all such disorderly persons, as commit riots, and disturb others in their rest, and should [any] be discoverդ commiting [sic] Robberies, they must [be] instantly seized and bound Neck and heels, and kept with the Quarter guard, and in the morning be conveyդ to the black hole in garrison, and be there deliverդ, with the charge against them, to the Officer of that guard. Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts. 4th. 8ber [October]. Parole Holland Countersign [blank in MS.] Orders by major Elliott in Camp. 5th. 8ber [October] 1776. To Polish the barrel of the fusee and keep it bright after being cleand, every soldier must carry in his Pouch a thick piece of Buck-skin, with which he is to rub the barrel well, as soon as [he] is relieved from his post, as Sentry; or comes [to] guard: by the frequent repetition of this, the Polish becomes so lasting, as at length not to [be] spotted even by Rain. Each man must
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    also have in his Pouch a worm and a wire pricker and 2 spare flints. It is recommended that the stocks of the gun be rubbed over with Oil and Wax which will give it a gloss and prevent the wet from damaging it. The Quarter master [quartermaster] will furnish the Wax and Oil, and Worm. And as it is One of the essential Parts of Service that regularly should be carefully attended to from the first Officer to the last Recruit: the Soldier being obliged to hold himself in continual readyness to Parade, is by that means kept constantly employed in preserving his Arms, Clothes, Accoutrements and Person, in proper Order[,] an employment becoming a good soldier, and infinitely preferable to an Idle lazy habit of loitering on beds in the day, and meditating mischief for the Night, or killing time by gaming, which last practice is generally the production of ruin [to] the pursuer. Maj. [Major] Elliott having leave of Absence for some time on account of his sick family, did not return till abo. [about] the 25th October, and then was called to Town again by a particular Occasion, and much about this time the little battalion of Artillery was augmented to Six companies of one hundred men each, and a Col. [Colonel] app[oint]ed.
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    Lieut. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Roberts, being promoted to the Rank of Col. [Colonel] Major Elliott succeeded to that of Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] and Capt. [Captain] Beekman [Beeckman] to that of Major. Capt. [Captain] White was first Captain, Capt. [Captain] Drayton Second Capt, Capt [Captain] Grimke third, Capt [Captain] Harden, of the Port Royal Artillery, being added to their Battalion took rank as 4th. Capt, Capt [Captain] Paul Trapeer of the Geo. [George] Town Artillery, being also added, took rank as 5th. Capt, Lieut [Lieutenant] Ponteaux, was promoted to the rank of Capt, and took Rank as 6th. and youngest Captain. Lieut. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Elliott was Orderd to Visit Fort Lyttleton and the Garrison there, and to instruct them in the maneuvres [sic] of the Cannon, and other Artillery, where he remainդ for a considerable Time in that business, and then Returning to Cha. [Charles] Town, was in consequence of Col. [Colonel] Robertsճ being put in Arrest, orderդ to take the Command at Fort Johnson, on the 8th. July 1777. When he rec. [received] the following Genl. [General] Order. Head quarters [headquarters]. Genl. [General] Orders by Gen. [General] Howe. July 7th. 1777. A Genl. [General] Court Martial is to sit on Wednesday next, between the hours prescribed by the Continental Congress, at some convenient place in Cha. [Charles] Town for the tryal of Col. [Colonel] Owen Roberts of the Corps of Artillery, put under arrest by Brigadier Genl. [General] Moultrie, and charged with quiting [sic] his post, and being too frequently in town, without leave of the Commander in Chief, or
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    the Commanding Officer of the Brigade to which he belongs, and laso for having observed, that an Order issued by Gen. [General] Moultrie, was unprecedented and ungentlemanlike. Of the Court Brigadier Genl. [General] Gadsden is to be President, the other members are to be taken form the 1st, 2nd., 4th. and 5 Regiments, each Corps to furnish a field Officer, and two Captains, who are to be taken accordingly to detail; Brigadier Genl. [General] Moultrie is to produce the Evidence. The Adjutant Genl. [General] will transmit this Order to the Out Posts and serve Col. [Colonel] Roberts with a Copy of it. N: Eveleigh Dep. Adj. Gen. [Deputy Adjutant General] Orders by Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Elliott. 9th. July 1777. Parole Moultrie Countersign, Roberts. Major Beekman [Beeckman], Capt. [Captain] Mitchell and Capt. [Captain] De Treville [DeTreville] are appointed members of the Genl. [General] Court Martial to sit this day in Cha. [Charles] Town, of which Brigadier Genl. [General] Gadsden is President, and are immediately to attend that duty. After Orders. A Regimental Court Martial is to sit immediately for the tryal of such Prisoners as may be brought before it. Presid. [President] Lt. [Lieutenant] Ja. [James] Mitchell. members Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Wickly and Fraver. Adjutant Elliott will summon the Evidences to attend at the Presid. [Presidential] Quarters, where the Court will be held.
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    Evening Orders by Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Elliott As Genl. [General] Howe has suspended the Operation of the Brigade Order respecting the residence of a field Officer within Fort Johnson, during the siting [sic] of the Present Genl. [General] Court Martial in Ch. [Chalres]Town, and as it is Orderd [that] Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Elliott shall attend that Court as a member, it being impossible to leave that Fort with any but the Subaltern of the guard (no senior officer being pres. [present]) therefore Orderդ that the Eldest Officer in Rank at this Post, do take the field Officers place and that he do actually reside day and Night within Fort Johnson. The Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] being called up by Genl. [General] Howes Orders, thoՠa Court was formed before his arrival (and major Beekman [Beeckman] Althoՠan Evidence in fav. [favor] of Col. [Colonel] Roberts admitted a member) did not return, but had the leave of the Gen. [General] to remain in Town for some particular business. Head quarters [headquarters] 15th. July 1777. Genl. [General] Orders. Parole Patriotism. Count. [Countersign] Washington The Genl. [General] Court Martial Orderդ to sit for the tryal of Col. [Colonel] Owen Roberts of the Artillery, put under arrest by Brigadier Genl. [General] Moultrie, have reported as follows Ҕhe Court taking the matter between Brigadier Genl. [General] Moultrie and Col. [Colonel] Roberts into their most serious deliberation, are of Opinion, according to
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    Strict and literal acceptation of the 2nd. Article of War[of] the 13 Section: he has been frequently absent without leave but it being a custom and usage by no means unprecedented at Fort Johnson, and Fort Moultrie, for the Commanding officer to repair to Town, whenever inclination or necessity should prompt him, without petitioning that indulgence from any Superior Officer, and it appearing that Col [Colonel] Roberts has used this discretionary power with great prudence and moderation, and even whilst enjoying it, that the better cloathing [clothing] and disposition of his men engaged his attention; and they likewise taking into their most serious deliberation the charge exhibited against him agreeable to the first Article of the 7th Section, and being of Opinion that the Colonel is by no means Ameniable to this Court for the same, so of the former charge honorably acquit him. The Genl. [General] approves of the Sentence, releases Col. [Colonel] Roberts from his Arrest, and Orders him to return to duty and to be respected and Obeyed as usual. The Court is to continue siting [sic] for the purpose, and with the alterations hereafter mentioned. vizt. [videlicet] The Necessity of Service requiring the Presence of Brigd. General Gadsden, at his command on Sullivans Island, he is discharged from hi attendance on the Genl. [General] Court Martial. Col. [Colonel] Huger is to be Presid. [President] and as several
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    Officers of Col. [Colonel] Roberts Corps are to be tried, and some of the Officers of that Corps now members of the Court martial, are the Persons who charge them, they also are discharged from the Court, and are to be replacդ by 1 Capt. [Captain] from the first and 1 Capt. [Captain] from the 2nd Battalions, they are to try Lt. [Lieutenant] Raphael and Lt. [Lieutenant] Marzelle, chargդ by Capts. [Captains] E. Mitchell, De Treville [DeTreville], and Richd. [Richard] Brook Roberts; and by Lts. [Lieutenants] W. Mitchell, john Wickly, Ja. [James] Wilson, Ja. [James] Mitchell, Wm. Donnom, Jno. [John] Fraser and Q. master [quartermaster] Simpson in the following manner viz. [videlicet] Lt. [Lieutenant] Raphael with having behaved in a manner unbecoming an Officer and a gentleman, in having threatened to take the life of a Person who gave Evidence against him at a Court Martial and for having threatened to revenge himself on the members of a Court of Enquiry which sat upon his Conduct. Lieut [Lieutenant] Marzelle for having behaved in a manner unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, by endeavouring by false representations to disturb the peace and harmony of his Corps and for having behaved in a Scandalous and ungentleman like manner in drawing upon an Officer who was unarmed and endeavouring to take his Life. The Officers charging Lieuts. [Lieutenants] Raphael, and La Marzelle are to furnish the
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    Evidences, and the Court will proceed with all convenient expedition. The Court are also to try several Prisoners for desertion, and will be furnished with their names and the Evidences against them in due time. The Charge against Lt. [Lieutenant] Beaubien in the Generals Opinion, is not proper for the subject of a Genl. [General] Court Martial, A Court of Enquiry will therefore be Orderդ, as soon as it can be made convenient, upon the Conduct of that Officer. N: Eveleigh. Dep. Adjt. Gen. [Deputy Adjutant General] Head Qrs. [Headquarters] July 16. 1777. Genl. [General] Orders. Parole Pinckney. Countersign Mild. Regimental Surgeons are for the future when they find it necessary to remove the sick of their several Regimts. to the Genl. [General] Hospital, to Obtain an Order for that purpose from their Col, on the Commanding Officer of that Corps for the time being, and to trans[fer?] to the Director Genl. [General] of the hospital, a signդ return [of] the sick, in which shall be specified the names of the men, the companies they belong to, the nature of [their] disorder, the time they have been ill, and the manner in which they have been treated, the Director Genl. [General] will furnish the surgeon of each Corps, with a proper form of the return. N: Eveleigh D.A. Genl. [General]
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    Orders by Col. [Colonel] Roberts. 16 July 1777. Parole Artillery. Countersign Regiment. Any Person having Served twelve months, or upwards, in the Artillery Regim., who may be willing to serve during the War, will if approved of by Major Beekman [Beeckman], receive 30 dollars levy money, and be intitled [sic] to 100 Acres of Land, for himself, and heirs for Ever. Any approved man as aforesaid having [spent] more than 5 months to serve in the regim., who may be inclinդ to serve 3 years longer, in the Artillery, shall receive 30 Dollars Levy money. No material order being published, but a Court Martial on Capt [Captain] De Treville [DeTreville] at the request of Lts. [Lieutenants] Raphaels, for Charges of an extraordinary nature which [to] the Court appearդ malicious, cruel, and even Villainous, Capt. [Captain] De Treville [DeTreville] was very honorably acquitted, and Lt. [Lieutenant] Raphael Dying, prevented his tryal from coming on, for a Charge laid against him, for disobedience of Orders, by Major Beekman [Beeckman]. Sept. 18th. 1777 Evening Orders. Serjt. [sergeant] Workman Thompson with seven men to hold themselves in readyness to go to Town to morrow morning for Laboratory business. 11th. October Genl. [General] Orders All Officers obtaining furlough, are in writing to give
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    unto the Deputy Adj. genl, the time of Absence allow[ed] them, Where they may be found if Wanted, and upon the return to Duty, immediately to inform him of it; and all Officers sent out on Command are upon their return as immediately as possible to be reported by the Adjutant of their respective Regiments to [the] Deputy Adj. general. N: Eveleigh D. Adj. [Gen. [General]] Head Qrs. [Headquarters] 26. October. Genl. [General] Orders. Ammunition Carts having been long since Orderd for Each Battalion, Commanding Officers are to report to the Q. master [quartermaster] genl, whether they have been recd, and what number of Ammunition Chests they are furnished with, that more may be Orderd if necessary. Colonel Roberts informing Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] Elliott by [a] letter, that he was to set out in a few days to Visit the detachment at Fort Lyttleton, and it was necess[ary] that he should take the Command at Fort Johns[on,] he accordingly went to that command on the 3rd October at Night, and in the morning of the 31st. October 1777 Issued the following Orders. Parole Regiment. Countr. [Countersign] Neglected Capt. [Captain] De Treville [DeTreville] Officer of the day Lt. [Lieutenant] Gorget Officer of the guard. Nov. [November] 1st. 1777. Parole Whose, Countr. [Countersign] fauLt. [Lieutenant]
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    2nd. Novembe. 1777. Parole General, Countersign Howe. A Fatigue Party of 8 men and a Corporal, to be Orderd out, at the time of the relief of guards to morrow, and to receive their Orders from Capt. [Captain] James Mitchell, among other things, they are to take the Sling Cart (which has been 15 months exposed to the Weather) asunder and have it put up in the brick house near the hospital, [al]so the spare gun Carriages with their wheels and et cetera. The Nine pounder, with its carriage, on the flank [of] the Western battery, must be taken out of the sand in which it is buried, and placed on the Platform. The Whole Regim. (Guards Excepted) with the Officers at the head of their respective companies, will [page torn] OՃlock to morrow morning, march into garrison, where they will be exercised an hour, to the heavy cannon of the lower battery, and in the afternoon the field [pr]actice will commence, Capt. [Captain] Mitchell will conduct [a] Practice to morrow, and the other officers in rotation [ac]cording to Seniority the succeeding days, this Exercise [and] Practice, will continue thrice a Week, during the [Lie]ut. Colonels having the Command of this Post. 3 Nov. [November] Parole Colonel. Countersign. Roberts. 4th Nov. [November] Parole Not to be. Countersign Wonderդ at. A fatigue Party of 8 men and a Corporal to be orderd
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    out at Roll calling to morrow morning, and are to receive their orders from Lieut. [Lieutenant] Donnom, they are to chop down the fennel and other brush in the range between the Redoubt and Target, and to throw a bridge Over the Water course crossing it. Taptoo, will hence-forth, during the long Evenings be beat at eight OՃlock; and the gates of the Fort drawn up immediately after, and at the same time the Ladder on the South face of the South West Bastion must be drawn up and not let down till the Revaille [reveille] beats at the dawn of the morning. No Person whatever to be sufferդ to enter the Fort, between the Taptoo and Revaille [reveille] beating, without permission first had from the Commanding Officer in Garrison, and if any should attempt to pass the Centries they will be justified in killing them on spot, and if the Sentries do suffer any one Or more to pass them and enter the fort without leave of the Off[icer] as aforesaid first had, such Centry or Centries, may be assured they, shall suffer the Strictest mili[tary] punishment. A Court Martial is to sit immediately at the P[resi]dents Quarters for the Trial of William Gard[ener?] Confind[ sic] by major Beekman [Beeckman] for Absence without leave[.] Also for the tryal of Benj. [Benjamin] Edy, confind [sic] by the officer of the day (Capt [Captain] De Treville [DeTreville]) for quiting [sic] his Post, and
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    found drunk and Riotous in Camp at midnight. Also Moses George confined by Lt. [Lieutenant] Wilson for being Absent without leave from Capt. [Captain] Grimkeճ company to which it belongs. President Captain. E. Mitchell, members to be taken agreeable to Detail, not less than thrice, the acting Adjutant will furnish or summon the Evidences, and inform the members who are next for Duty on the Court Martial Roster. Nov. [November] 5th. 1777 Parole De Treville [DeTreville] Count. [Countersign] Recruiting Capt [Captain] De Treville [DeTreville] having Rec. [received] Recruiting Orders from Col. [Colonel] Roberts sits out this morning for that duty and is to return on the 20th. January next at farthest. The Public boat and the majors Canow, must be ready to carry such of the sick to the general Hospital as the assistant Surgeon, from the Direct. [Director] General, may think proper to Order up, and as there are twenty in Number at least, the boat men must be careful not to Overload the Canows; Capt [Captain] E. Mitchell will Order 8 Oars men to the two Boats. The Quarter master [quartermaster] will have the Powder Airդ and [a] return made to the Commandant, of the quantity of each different [sic] Calibre [Caliber]; as the day promises fine [he] is to have the Powder out by ten Oclock, to take in by three in the Afternoon, and to deliver in
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    the return by to morrow morning at Orderly The Lieut. [Lieutenant] Colonel is sorry the dirty appearance [of] the guard this morning Obliges him to remind the [Offi]cers of an Order issued the 5th. October 1776, to [it] he refers them, as that Order, among other things, [lays] out the employment of a Soldier and the necessity [of] holding himself in constant readyness for Parade he being paid by the Country for that purpose, c[an] have no excuse for not being always clean, his Arms bright, and himself alert and Obedient to Orders[.] This day, by a particular invitation of the Lt. [Lieutenant] Colonel, the following Commissioners of Fortification[s?] visited this fort, and was [sic] shown its defects very pa[rti]cularly, the Capt [Captain] Engineer, De Bram, also att[ten]ded them; They were also shown the Wretched Huts in which the Soldiers were quartered; the commissioners were the Honble. [Honorable] Jno. [John] Edwards member of the Privy Council, Mr. John Scott, Mr. Josiah Smith, [Mr.] Tho. [Thomas] Savage, Mr. Edward Lightwood. 6 Nov. [November] 1777. Parole. Commissioners Countersign alighted The sick in Camp are to be removed out of the miserable Cold Huts, into the Hospital, where [they] may now be accommodated with room, and a fire [Place.] The Officer of the day will see that W[ood is]
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    amply provided, for the Hospital. The Officers of respective companies will move their own sick[.] The Lieut. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] approves the differ. Sentences of Court, and Orders that they be put into immediate execution, but that Benj. [Benjamin] Edy after receiving punishment shall be discharged, from any further confinement, and Orderդ to duty. The Lt. Col. [Lieutenant Colonel] can not think the major could so far [hav]e overlookդ, the Officers command and authority, as Order Shepherd (a Private) to take a power [on]ly due to an Officer, he assures the Regim. [tha]t in future, if an Officer suffers his Prerogative to be trampled upon, which he ought to support, he will be considerd [sic] by him, as a man wanting in that essential, which constitutes [the] officer, and if a Private shall dare to [order?], but such as have a right to command [hi]m he shall suffer for heis [sic] Obediance [sic]. General Order by General Howe; Parole Putnam Countersign [blank in MS.] 4 Nov. [November] 1777 The Honble. [Honorable] Continental Congress have [sic] increasդ the pay and Rations of Regimental Surgeons and their mates, the Surgeons are to receive 2 dollars and 4 Rations per day[,] Surgeons mates One dollar and one third of a do[llar and] [page torn] [2?] [Rations?] [page torn]
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    takes place from the 7th. of last April. Parole Congress 5 Nov. [November] 1777. Col. [Colonel] Stephen Drayton is appointed to do the duty of D.A. Genl. [General] during the Absence of Col. [Colonel] Eveleigh who is absent upon leave. The Genl. [General] thinks proper to publish the following Resolutions of the Honble. [Honorable] Continental Congress vizt. [videlicet] In Con[gress] resolved that as several] mitigating circumstances appear in from of Tho. [Thomas] McCann[,] condemned by a Court Martial held in Cha. [Charles] Town So. Carolina [South Carolina], to [be] shot for desertion, Brigadier Genl. [General] Howe command[ing] [all] Continental forces in South Carolina, be impo[wered] to grant free pardon to the Criminal if he shall think such a step conducive to the good of the service and the Public Welfare, or Order Execution if he shall think proper. Resolved That a Genl. [General] Officer commanding in [separate?] department be impowerդ [sic] to grant Pardons or order Execution of Persons, condemned to Suffer de[ath.] [at?] Genl. [General] Court Martials, without being obliged to re[port?] [the] tryal to Congress, or the Commander in Chief. Copy from the Journals (signդ) Wm. [William] Houston D. Sec[.] In consequence [of] the first of these Resolution[s] Genl. [General] Howe Extends pardon to Thomas McCann, [illegible] persuaded that his reflections during his l[ong imprisonment?] have brought him to a proper sense of his [duty, and that the?]
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    lenity shewn [shown] him will induce him by future good behavior, to attone [sic] for it. By the Second Resolve the Genl. [General] has it in his power [to] order to immediate execution Thomas Corker and Robt. [Robert] [P]otts, sentanced [sic] by Genl. [General] Court martial, to be shot for desertion- and the henious [sic] crime, for which these [Cr]iminals stand condemned, gives justice the strongest [cl]aim to that life, they have forfeited- but in conviction that they have been the first Offenders sentenced to death, since he has been invested with pow[er] to grant pardon, or order Execution, without reference to Congress, or the Commander in Chief, and [per]swaded [sic] that however profligate, and hardenդ they may have been; the dreadful situation to which they [rec]used themselves, must have awakenդ sufficient [sic] [hor]ror and remorse in their minds, not only to guard [them], against a repetition of that offence, for which [the]y stand condemned to death, but also to induce them [to] every effort in their power to attone [sic] for past guilt; the general consents to pardon them upon [co]ndition they inlist [sic] for the War in those Battalions to which they belong, which will give them [the] Opportunity, by faithful future service to show in gratitude for the undeserved mercy now exten[ded] [them?]. The Order of this day will demonstrate
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    to the Army, how reluctant the g[eneral] [illegible] ish; however it to service to Congress that in the undue lenity he has shewn [shown], he perhaps has paid attention to mercy at the Expense of justice, it will however vindicate the unalterable resolution he has fixed of carrying into Execution for the future, and that in the most rigid manner every sentance [sic] of a Court Martial for desertion. And directs Officers of every rank in the Army to take the most effectual methods of making it known to the men and he enjoins them to believe, that no future Deserter is to Expect pardon. Commanding Officers of Brigades, to which the condemned prisoners belong, will appoint proper persons to make known to them, the pardon extended them, and to see that those to whom it is conditionally granted, comply with the conditions; af[ter] which they are to be deliverd [sic] to the Order of the Commanding officer of their Several Battalions Steph. [Stephen] Drayton Pro. D,A,O In Congress April 4. 1777 1 Resolved that there be One Commissary Genl. [General] of muster for the Army of the United States. 2 That there be 4 deputies, and that the said appointments be made by Congress. 3 That One deputy muster master be appointed to each grand division of the Army, and that those
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    [appointmen]ts be made by the Commander in chief. [4] That the troops be mustered once in every Month by the deputy muster masters; and once at least in every three months. the deputy muster master Genl. [General] of Each department shall superintend at [ea]ch muster. [5] That in mustering particular attention be paid to the Cloaths [clothes], Arms, Accoutrements, and pay [of] the Troops, and a report made to the Commanding Office of the department of Neglect or deficiency. [6] That on every muster four Rolls be made out [by] the Captain or commanding Officer of the Company or troop under his immediate command, sworn and signդ by him, and One other Commissionդ Officer [of] the same Company. One of which rolls shall [be] returnd [sic] to the Capt. [Captain] Certified by the Officer [of] Musters; One other shall be transmitted to the board of Treasury, and One to the Regimental Pay master [paymaster], to be affixed to the pay Roll. 7th. That the deputy muster master Genl. [General] of each department, return an Abstract of each muster roll, once a month, to the deputy Adjutant general of that department, and one other abstract to the Commissary general of musters. 8 That the Commissary Genl. [General] of musters return to
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    the Adjutant general once a month [illegible] of all the musters Regimentally [illegible] with an Abstract of the Rations drawn or needed by the several Regiments. 9 That the Issuing Commissaries be Obliged to deliver monthly to the Commissary Genl. [General] of musters, an abstract of the Rations drawn [or] retained by the several Regiments. 10 That the Adjutant Genl. [General] be obliged to s[end] monthly to the board of War, a Copy of the Abstract which he receives from the Com. [Commissioner] of Musters; together with an Abstract of [the] Rations of the Army. 11 That the Post of the Com. Genl. [General] of mus[ter] be 60 dollars per month, and 4 Rations [per day, that of the] deputy muster masters Genl. [General] 50 dollars and 3 rations per day. Deputy muster masters 35 dollars and 2 Rations. Every Officer commanding a Regim. Troop or Company, who shall upon notice given to him, by an officer of the musters refuse or neglect to assemble the Regiment Troop, or Company under his Command, shall on proof thereof before a Genl. [General] Court Martial be cashiered. Resolved that the Commissary Genl. [General] of musters, have the rank of Colonel in the United States
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    [Army and that the depu]ty muster master gener. [ deputy muster master general] have [the rank] of Lieut. Colonel [Lieutenant Colonel] in the Army of the United States. Extracted from the minutes by Order of Congress Ch. [Charles] Thomson Secretary In Congress May 2, 1777. Resolved, That all muster rolls directed to be taken be sworn be sworn to before some Genl. [General] Officer [of] the Army or some civil majestrate [sic] of these [United] States, and a Certificate thereof be on [the B]ack of Each Roll in the Words follow. [following] [Abo]ve do Swear that the within muster roll [is] a true state of the company without fraud [to] these United States, or to any individual [ac]cording to our best knowledge. Sworn before me this [blank in MS.] day of [blank in MS.] AB Captain CD. Lieuten. [Lieutenant] E F. That Each deputy muster master shall send to the deputy. m.m. [muster master] Genl. [General] of his depart. one certified copy of all muster rolls, by which the latter shall make the Abstracts required of him. That the Commissioner Genl. [General] of musters and
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    [torn], shall take an Oath of Off[ice] [and loyal]ty to these United States. That in the Absence of the Commander [of] any department the deputy muster master [sh]all be appointed by the Commander in th[at Dep]artment. That the mustering Office be impowerd [sic] and [di]rected to require from the Officers whose troops [are] musterd [sic] any papers and Vouchers rela[ting] to the inlistment [sic] and muster. Extracts from the minutes Cha. [Charles] Thomson Se[c.] Genl. [General] Orders by Genl. [General] Moultrie 2 Dec. [December] 1777. Orderդ that Col. [Colonel] C.C. Pinckneys B[atta]lion relieve Col. [Colonel] Mottes, at Fort Moultrie, that Col. [Colonel] I. Hugers Battalion relieve Col. [Colonel] Roberts Regim. of Artillery which is immediately to embark for Fort Lyttleton On Port Royal Island, that Hugers Battalion do embark for such [re]lief for Fort Johnson to morrow, and that the same boats to receive on board Col. [Colonel] Roberts Battalion for Port Royal, Fort Lyttleton.
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    [Head] Qrs. [Headquarters] Ch. Town 19 march 1778 General Orders. The Deputy Com. Genl. [General] is in future to issue Rations to the Officers and men on [the] Continental Establishm. [Establishment] belonging to [each] State in the following manner. [single column] To a Brigadier General [ellipsis] 12 Rat[ions], Ҡa Colonel of a Regim. [ellipsis] 6 do. [ditto], a Lieut. [Lieutenant] Colonel of do [ditto] [ellipsis] 5. do. [ditto], a major of a Regim. [ellipsis] 4 do. [ditto], a Captain of Company [ellipsis] 3 do. [ditto], Lieuts. [Lieutenants] and Ensigns each [ellipsis] 2 [do] [ditto], Adjutants [ellipsis] 3 do. [ditto], Quarter master [quartermaster] [ellipsis] 2 do. [ditto], Surgeon [ellipsis] 4 do. [ditto], Surgeons mate [ellipsis] 2 do. [ditto], Chaplain and Paymaster each [ellipsis] 3 do. [ditto], Serj. major [sergeant major] and Q. mast. serj. [quartermaster sergeant] each. 1 do. [ditto], Drum and Fyfe majors, serj. [sergeant] Corp. [corporal] each 1 do. [ditto], Drum and Fyfe and Private each. 1 do. [ditto], Deputy Q. master. genl [quartermaster general] [ellipsis] 6 do. [ditto], Deputy Adjutant Genl. [General] [ellipsis] 6 do. [ditto],
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    Brigade Major [ellipsis] 4 Ra[tions] [column ends] The Quarter master [quartermaster] or other person drawing provision for any Regiment, Corps, or detachment is in future on the last day of every month to make out an Abstract of the number of retaind [sic] rations due to each Officer and Soldier respectively and to deliver the same to the deputy Commissary Genl. [General] who is to compare it with his books and finding it right shall Certify thereon that the several changes in the abstract are just and that such a Sum as he shall find to be due should be payd [sic] [to] the respective paymaster of the Reg[iment,] Corps, or detach. [detachment] If the Commissary is Orderd to leave a Post before the end of the month, the Ration Abstracts are to be made up to the day of his or their leaving the Post and Certifyդ by the Commissary aforesaid. Each Ration to Consist of One lb of Bread or flour and 1 half lb of beef or 18 oz.
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    [torn] The Deputy Com. Gen. [General] is in future to issue to the Respective Officers of the Genl. [General] Hospital the Number of Rations allowդ by the Continental Congress with the addition of the 1/2 lb beef to each ration allowդ by the State. A. Dեllient B,M,
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    Rec. [received] this 27th. Nov. [November] of Major Elliott the sum of One hundred and Seventy five pounds for the Recruiting Service. John. delaboullarderie [initials].
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    [leftmost column] 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 11 ditto, 11 ditto, 15 ditto, 17 1/2 ditto, 9 ditto, 9 ditto, 13 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 14 ditto, 16 ditto, 16 ditto, 18 ditto, 18 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 8 ditto, 8 ditto, 297.6 [center-left column] 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 11 ditto, 11 ditto, 15 ditto, 17 1/2 do. [ditto], 9 ditto, 9 ditto, 13 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 20 ditto, 16 ditto, 18 ditto, 18 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 8 ditto, 17 ditto, 313.6 [center column] 10 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 11 ditto, 11 ditto, 16 ditto, 17 1/2 do. [ditto], 9 ditto, 9 ditto, 8 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 19 ditto, 16 ditto, 18 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 8 ditto, 14 ditto, 306.6 [center-right column] 10 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 11 ditto, 11 ditto, 15 ditto, 16 ditto, 9 ditto, 9 ditto, 9 1/2 ditto, 13 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 19 ditto, 16 ditto, 18 ditto, 18 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 8 ditto, 293.6 [rightmost column] 10 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 11 ditto, 11 ditto, 15 ditto, 16 ditto, 9 ditto, 9 ditto, 13 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 12 ditto, 16 ditto, 16 ditto, 18 ditto, 18 ditto, 17 ditto, 17 ditto, 8 ditto, 8 ditto, 284 [in margin: 3rd load]
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    Palmetto Posts deliverd [sic] at Fort Johnson out of the Harliquin [Harlequin] Schooner belonging to Capt. [Captain] Elliott 25th. 8ber. 1775. [left column] 11 feet 6 I, 7 ditto, 9 ditto, 17 ditto, 19 ditto 6 I, 15 ditto 6 I, 6 ditto 6 I, 7 ditto, 7 ditto .6, 13 ditto, 15 ditto, 10 ditto, 14 ditto, 14 ditto, 11 ditto 6 In., 13 ditto 6 In., 10 ditto, 17 ditto, 10 ditto, 14 ditto, 14 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 300.6 [left-center column] 10 feet 6 Inches, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 12 ditto, 8 ditto, 10 ditto, 14 ditto 8. 6 Inches, 13. feet, 12 ditto, 10 ditto, 7 ditto, 9 ditto, 13 ditto, 9 ditto, 15 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 12 ditto, 14 ditto, 8 ditto, 14 ditto, 14 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 293.6 [right-center column] 9 feet 6 Inches, 9 ditto, 15 ditto .6 do [ditto ], 11 ditto .6 do [ditto], 10 ditto, 14 ditto, 18 ditto, 13 ditto, 11 ditto, 8 ditto, 7 ditto 6 In., 8 ditto, 8 ditto 6 In., 15 ditto, 13 ditto, 13 ditto, 9 ditto 6 In., 10 ditto, 13 ditto, 11 ditto, 14 ditto, 14 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 310. [right column] 11. feet 6 Inches, 13 ditto. 6. do [ditto], 16 ditto.6.do [ditto], 18 ditto, 16 ditto.6.do [ditto], 9 ditto.6.do [ditto], 11 ditto, 13 ditto.6.do [ditto], 15 ditto.6 do [ditto], 8 ditto, 9 ditto, 11 ditto 6 In., 8 ditto 6 In., 9 ditto, 11 ditto, 14 ditto, 9 ditto, 12 ditto, 11 ditto, 10 ditto, 14 ditto, 14 ditto, 14 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 10 ditto, 320.6 [in margin: 2nd load]
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    Rec. [received] this 11th. Nov. [November] 1775 of Capt. [Captain] Elliott Eighteen pounds in full for Overseers Wags at the Fort Johnson from 25. Sept. to this day, [signature]
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    On the 25th. 8ber [October] the following men were employd [sic] as Carpenters at the rates of 13s per day and a gill of Rum to each man. [single column begins] Edmund Pennice [to right: Rec. [received] Edmund Penni[ce]], Jno. [John] McDowell [to right: rec. [received] in p. [part] 2-6:3. Rec. [received] full [signature mark], Wm. [William] Gasper Rec. [received] [to right: Carpenters from garrison], Wm. [William] Roberts. Rec. [received] [to right: signature], Jno. [John] Marlow. [to right: Rec. [received] 4.13.9 in full [signature]], Geo. [George] Mason, Jacob Dunbar pd. 30s, Jno. [John] McGilton, Jos. [Joseph] Reeves Rec. [received] The sum of 3 pounds in full [signature mark]., John McCullum, John Maloy, John Seelay, Mathew Martyn Rec. [received] in full [signature mark], Cummings and Jno. [John] Fry, lazy lurking fellow at the X cut Saw, One generally out, looking for the other and did but 5s worth of work each., Wm. [William] Straim Frey, Wm. [William] Ashford Rec. [received] in full [signature]
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    [List from previous page continues:] [Left column:] Alex Mckelvie, John McKaid, Elias Dean, Jeremiah Early, Hermon Hutbands. [Right column:] John Anstead 1, John Con, Wm. Clarke. [List ends.]. The Parapet wall being filled in with earth on the 5th of October, the following men were set to work filling in the merlons. Serf.L Dean to Oversee work. [New list with tick marks by names begins.]. [Left column:]. Martyn Moore 5, Shadric Williamson 6 Received, Richard Williamson 5 Received, Inst. Blake 1, Jns McDowel 1 Received ,Philip Stased 2, Saml. Yarborough 5 Received, Jns. Brown 5, Nat. Beck 6, Wm. Jasper 1 Received, Jns. Casey 2, Bark.by Bryan 5, Stephen Miller 5 Received, Jas. McClean 5, Edmd. Pentice 1. [Right column:] Samuel Butler 5, Breton Gandy 3, Geo. Mason 1, Chs. Lloyd 2, Wm. Ashford 4 Received, Thos. Trapp 5 Received, William Jones Sent 5, Owen Griffin 5 Received, Jeremiah Early 3 Received, Wm. Roberts 0 Received, Hugh Busby 3 Received, Jno. Wheeler 5, Wm. Jones Junt. 1 Received, Anthony Upthoff 2, Jesse Barefield 5, William Skipper 4
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    Soldiers belonging to the grenadier company of the Second Regiment, employed on the Works of the Grand Battery at 5s per day each man and a dram in the morning and Evening. [table begins] [left column] Tuesday 10th. 8ber [October]. 1775., William Ashford Rec. [received], James Murdock, Shadrick Williamson Rec. [received], Hugh Busby Rec. [received], Stephen Miller Rec. [received], William Jasper Rec. [received], Briton Gandy, Sam. [Samuel] Yarborough Rec. [received], Anthony Upthoss, William Roberts, John Casey, James St. John, William Jones Rec. [received], John Baptist Delony p. [paid], John McDowell Rec. [received], John Anstead, John Brown, Sam. [Samuel] Butler, Thomas Trapp Rec. [received] [possible signature: Hostrop] [right column] Barnaby Bryan, Richard Williamson, William Clarke, Martyn Moore, John Pennel, James McClean Rec. [received], Owen Griffin, John Ryan Rec. [received], Philip Ostager Rec. [received], Jno. [John] Marlow, Wm. [William] Boyd [signature mark] his mark, Geo. [George] Mason p. [paid] in Gen. [General] Ho[we?], Ja. [James] McClosky Rec. [received], [Philip Stasil], Math. [Matthew] Hall, Cha. [Charles] Lloyd, Wm. [William] Smiley, Nat. [Nathaniel] Beck, Wm. [William] Jones Jun. [Junior] [signature mark], Jno. [John] Taylor, Edm. [Edmund] Pennice, Elias Dean
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    Received S 55 Delony
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    Blank page with faint scribbled note at top.
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Title:
4th South Carolina Regiment Order Book
Creator:
Elliott, Barnard
Date:
1775-1778
Description:
This is the order book associated with the 4th South Carolina Regiment, which was established in November 1775 and formed part of the U.S. Continental Army between June 18, 1776 and January 1, 1781, when it was disbanded following the British capture of Charleston. It also contains orders relating to the 1st and 2nd South Carolina Regiments from September 15, 1775 onward, beginning with the capture of Fort Johnson. It discusses the allocation of men and material to various fortifications around the Charleston area, including Fort Sullivan, Fort Johnson, and the Grand Battery. The book accompanied Captain Barnard Elliott (d. 1778), who was reassigned from the 2nd to the 4th Regiment in November, 1775. Considerable reference is made to war plans, military discipline, including courts-martial, and camp life.
Collection:
South Carolina Historical Society Manuscripts
Contributing Institution:
South Carolina Historical Society
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
United States. Continental Army. South Carolina Regiment, 4th, United States. Continental Army. South Carolina Regiment, 1st, United States. Continental Army. South Carolina Regiment, 2nd
Topical Subject:
Fortification--South Carolina, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, Fort Johnson (S.C.), Charleston (S.C.)--History--Revolution, 1775--1783, Fort Moultrie, Battle of, S.C., 1776, Trials (Military offenses)--South Carolina., Fort Johnson (S.C.)
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.), Sullivans Island (S.C.), Fort Moultrie (S.C.)
Language:
English
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
400 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, NIKON D800, Archival masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.