GW at American headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In GW’s General Orders, he commented on the frequent applications for furlough from the soldiers, criticizing them for wanting to temporarily abandon the “noble Cause of Liberty.” He wrote a letter to R.I. Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., thanking him for the kind letter Trumbull sent on 13 July. In a second letter to Trumbull, he expressed his concerns that the Congress’s arrangement of the general officers was causing problems. GW also wrote a letter to R.I. Deputy Gov. Nicholas Cooke, thanking him for his congratulations on his appointment as commander of the American forces.
Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler wrote GW to notify him of his arrival in Ticonderoga, New York. He informed GW of what little had been done with the troops there, adding that once he trained the nonchalance out of them, the men would be brave and good.