03 April 1797

GW at Mount Vernon, where he wrote his step-grandson George Washington Parke Custis with an update on mansion repairs and praised him for his improved writing. GW looked forward to George’s return to Mount Vernon from Princeton.

Learning that President John Adams did not want “any part of the furniture in the Green drawing room” that the Washington’s had left behind, GW wrote his nephew and former presidential secretary, Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., with directions on how to handle a chandelier.

In a private letter to Secretary of War James McHenry, GW expressed puzzlement over recent French government conduct, recounted his journey home from Philadelphia, and enclosed letters for forwarding to other parties on the completion of a bank stock transfer.

03 April 1797