GW in N.Y. GW reports in his diary that many citizens and members of Congress came by the Washington house to celebrate the New Year.
Nathaniel Keais wrote asking GW to re-hire him for his current office, the Collector of Impost for the Port of Bath in N.C. GW later reconfirmed the office. A citizen also wrote to plead with GW to give him any sort of work in public office.
Joseph Willard, the president of Harvard, asked GW to persuade Congress to build a marine hospital near the University. A hospital would further promote the diffusion of higher quality medical knowledge. GW replied weeks later that he would do his best to fulfill the request.