GW in Philadelphia for the Second Continental Congress. Two letters and a set of instructions from Congress were written to him on this day. The Congress instructed GW: to discover how many men and provisions there were on both sides, not to disband the militias, to fill general officer positions, to give provisions to all volunteers at the expense of the Congress, to destroy or capture anyone fighting against the Americans, and to use his best judgment in all unforeseen issues.
Brig. Gen. Horatio Gates wrote informing GW about the state of the various companies of riflemen he requested.
The second letter was from the Mass. delegates. The delegates recommended men to GW who would serve on either the Committees on the State of the Province, of Safety, and of Supplies.