Head Quarters, New York, August 3rd 1776.
Parole Uxbridge. Countersign Virginia
That the Troops may have an opportunity of attending public worship,
as well as take some rest after the great fatigue they have gone through;
The General in future excuses them from fatigue duty on Sundays (except
at the Ship Yards, or special occasions) until further orders. 
The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish, and wicked practice,
of profane cursing and swearing (a Vice heretofore little known in an
American Army) is growing into fashion; he hopes the officers will, by
example, as well as influence, endeavour to check it, and that both they,
and the men will reflect, that we can have little hopes of the blessing
of Heaven on our Arms, if we insult it by our impiety, and folly; added
to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every
man of sense, and character, detests and despises it.
Clarkson and Chase under confinement for Desertion, and reinlistment
into the Artillery, from another Corps, to return to Capt: Bauman's Company
until Col. Ellmores Regiment, wh. claims them, comes into camp.