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George Washington's General Order of March 16, 1780


George Washington's General Order of March 16, 1780, granting Saint Patrick's Day as a holiday to the troops.

George Washington's General Order of March 16, 1780, granting Saint Patrick's Day as a holiday to the troops., 03/16/1780 (National Archives Identifier: 300356); Numbered Record Books, 1894 - 1913; War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, 1709 - 1915; Record Group 93, National Archives

Issued March 16, 1780, this General Order by George Washington's grants Saint Patrick's Day, March 17th as a holiday to the troops.
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