GW at Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson wrote to GW reporting on the continued tensions with Spain concerning rights to navigate the Mississippi River. He also relayed that Gov. Quesada had invited Americans to settle in Fla. Jefferson saw this invitation as an opportunity to expand the United States’ influence without war, but foresaw states wanting to limit the fleeing of their debt-carrying citizens to Fla.
Thomas Ustick, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, sent an unidentified package to GW’s residence in Philadelphia. N.C. Senator John Baptista Ashe wrote to GW asking for a military commission for cadet Benjamin Easley, but Easley would receive no such appointment.