GW at Mount Vernon. He wrote a letter to Va. Gov. Lord Dunmore about the Proclamation of 1754, which had asked volunteers to serve in the army in return for land east of the Ohio River. GW wrote that the land he and the other recipients had been given was not actually free because they had to take it from previous settlers. He asked what further steps they could take to secure their land.
GW was also written two letters. The first was from Gilbert Simpson, a mill worker. Simpson objected to GW’s complaints about the high price of GW’s new mill. The second letter was from Dennis Stephens, another mill worker. Stephens refuted GW’s complaints about him, saying he had worked as hard as he could on the mill and that GW’s accusations of him drinking on the job were incorrect.