Congress passes 69 Rules and Regulations of War and creates a three member committee to examine them. Richard Henry Lee writes to General Washington about Canada and Indian Affairs.
Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]
Resolved, 1) The Congress will, on Monday, consider the trade of America. 2) The Committee for Indian Affairs, “prepare proper talks to the several tribes of Indians, for engaging the continuance of their friendship to us, and neutrality in our present unhappy disputes with Great Britain.”
Richard Henry Lee to George Washington
We are this day informed in Congress that the six Nations and Canada Indians are firmly disposed to observe a strict neutrality, and I think we shall endeavor to cultivate their friendship. The Congress has been engaged these two days about the mutiny and military regulations, and at last we shall adopt those of Massachusetts with very few alterations. You will see that we have again taken up the business of entering Canada, and have left the propriety of it to General Schuyler. If it can be done, in a manner agreeable to the Canadians, it will certainly shut the door against dangerous tampering with the Indians on all our Western frontiers.
Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.