GW travelling from Chester, Pa. to Wilmington, Del. GW noted in his diary that he continued on his tour of the southern states, navigating the bad roads into Del. and across the Chesapeake Bay. The convoy spent the night at Buck Tavern, located 19 miles from Wilmington, Del.
Desbrosses, a member of the French infantry, wrote to GW explaining that he had lost everything in the French Revolution. He asked for help so that he could move to N.Y.