July 24, 1776

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In a letter to General Philip Schuyler, Congress President John Hancock asserted that the Congress is “concerned to find there should be a necessity of recommending harmony to the officers and troops of different States under your command nothing can show greater weakness or wickedness than to throw provincial reflections on one antoher, which muswt have direct tendency to impede public sercie, and weaken the union of the American States.”

At the Hudson River in New York, the HMS Phoenix exchanges fire with Americans on shore at Haverstraw.

In his General Orders, George Washington makes recommendations for his soldiers dress, knowing that many of them are too poor to purchase specific uniforms and that the Congress, to, has no money for such necessities.

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