GW at the American headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His General Orders include court martials for four men on the basis of desertion and theft, an order for Capt. Noadiah Leonard of Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge’s Mass. regiment to join the guard at Watertown, Mass., and an order to distribute clothes to the men who fought at Bunker Hill.
Four letters were written to GW on this day. The first was from N.H. loyalist and politician John Fenton, who asked GW to take him under his protection in his headquarters. The second letter was from Mass. loyalist and lawyer Daniel Murray, who asked GW to allow his sister and two brothers to pass into Boston from Waltham, Massachusetts. The third letter from the Mass. Committee of Safety directed GW, to his eventual displeasure, to allow Captain Brown to keep the horses he took from the British. The fourth letter was from the Continental Congress Pa. delegates, who recommended three men to be made officers of the newly created Pa. riflemen companies.