GW at Philadelphia. He wrote Thomas Jefferson to specify certain boundaries of the future capital of the nation along the Potomac River. GW had been cryptically working on the issue of where to place the capital since the summer.
GW wrote to Northwest Territory Gov. Arthur St. Clair a “private and friendly letter,” in which GW delicately warned him that exceeding his powers, as he had in May, would result in a public uproar.
John Rice, deputy collector of the port of Boston, sent a letter detailing his record of public service and asking for a position in government. He would receive no appointment from GW.