02 April 1789

GW at Mount Vernon. His Philadelphia business agent Clement Biddle wrote an update on his order of goods, which included a cock’d hat and buckwheat for fertilizer. GW’s nephew John Dandridge wrote that he agreed to sell his land to GW. Va. landowner Charles Love wrote that he would sell GW his very fine horse for 80 pounds, jokingly hoping that having it would help GW speed the Congress along.

Former Maj. Gen. William Heath wrote to congratulate GW on being elected president and to recommend Maj. Henry Sewall for any open office.

Former artillery commander Henry Knox reported that while the House of Representatives had fully assembled, the Senate still needed one more member. He added that the unanimously elected president of the United States would soon be officially informed of his new position.


02 April 1789