01 January 1790

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.

01 January 1790