GW in Philadelphia for the Second Continental Congress. GW wrote in his diary that he dined with John Rutledge, a representative of S.C. in the Continental Congress.
GW also wrote a letter to his friend and neighbor George William Fairfax, settling financial accounts belonging both to himself and other gentlemen. He also conveyed news of the battle in Mass. Bay that he said would convince the British that “the Americans will fight for their Liberties and property, however pusilanimous . . . they may appear in other respects.”