GW in Cambridge, Massachusetts. General Orders were written from the Headquarters of Cambridge, Mass., that restricted the invasions of private property by officers to preserve the Rights, Liberty, and Property privilege and the orders of provisions for the army.
President of the Continental Congress John Hancock wrote a letter to GW from Philadelphia and enclosed the rules and articles passed by Congress for the troops. Vice President of the Mass. provincial congress Joseph Hawley wrote GW a letter from Waterton, Mass., requesting GW make a declaration to the officers of the army announcing his respect and highest regards for them if they fulfill their duties correctly, but also threatening their honor if they disrespect their duty or betray the country. The Mass. provincial congress wrote GW seeking his approval on a prepared resolution explaining how the sick and wounded would be brought to hospitals.