GW was in Alexandria, Virginia. By way of Ens. Peyronie, GW sent a letter to Va. Lt. Gov. Dinwiddie again protesting the inadequate supplies and pay of the colonial soldiers. In addition to these problems, soldiers were further discouraged when Col. James Innes declined to fill any of the available officer commissions. Troop morale was very low, and GW complained of a large number of deserters. In light of these problems, GW asked Dinwiddie whether these deserters should be dealt with under martial or military law.
Colin Campbell, GW’s adjutant deputy of the Northern Neck, Va., arrived at camp to talk with GW about his portion of GW’s salary, a portion which GW thought was exceedingly high.