GW at American headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In his General Orders for the day, GW ordered commanding officers to notify him of the men who were most skilled in managing whale boats. Since, he ordered all the livestock in the area driven away to keep it from the British, he ordered as much of this livestock be purchased as possible so their owners would suffer lesser losses. GW expressed his shock regarding officers and troops conversing with the enemy, saying only he was allowed to communicate with the British.
Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler, in charge of the N.Y. defenses, wrote expressing his concern for the state of Tryon County, N.Y., and Albany County, New York. He noted how severely undermanned and underfunded they were. GW was also notified of the desperate need for Schuyler’s presence at Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. because of confusion and fights among the officers.