Military instructions for the cavallrie, or, Rules and directions for the service of horse collected out of divers forrein authours, ancient and modern, and rectified and supplied according to the present practice of the Low-Countrey warres.
Cruso, John, d. 1681.

CHAP. V. Of the Quartermaster Generall.

THe Quartermaster Generall must be a man of great dexteritie and diligence, and well expe∣rienced in Cavallrie.a It is his office to appoint the lodgings or quarterings; wherefore he must well know the countrey, the villages and places, where to place the corps-du-gards, and sen∣tinells, and what wayes must be scoured. He is to keep a list of the guards, convoyes, cavalcadoes (or exploits by horse) &c. He must visit the guards and sentinells by day and night, and must Page  4 shew the allarm-place to the particular Quartermasters, when they go to him in the evening to re∣ceive the word. He must (byb maps or otherwise) be well informed of the countrey, knowing the qualitie and bignesse of every village, and their distance one from another, obtaining from the Marshall of the field some one of the countrey to inform him. He must be true in his reports, and if any order (for haste) be given him by word of mouth, himself must go and deliver it, and not trust it to others. On the Spanish side, in the Low-countrey warres: the Quartermaster Ge∣nerall hath two assistants allowed him, to help to discharge the travells of his office; but on the States side that service is performed by the particular Quartermasters.