03 April 1789

GW at Mount Vernon. He was written multiple job requests. For instance, Francis Willis wrote to ask for an appointment as collector of the Port of Savannah; he would not be granted the post. Similarly, Wilmington, Del. manufacturer Jacob Broom requested the position of collector of duties and imposts, but ultimately did not receive it.

Georgetown tobacco merchant James Dunlop wrote that he would pay 600 pounds to GW as part of settling the Thomas Colvill estate. Alexandria, Va. merchant William Lyles wrote that he would discharge and settle the long-standing debt owed GW by his neighbor Robert Alexander.

Additionally, French Army officer Rochambeau wrote to inform GW that King George III of England had regained his health, and passed on news about French politics.    


03 April 1789