GW in N.Y. GW wrote in his diary that he viewed the house, leased by Alexander Macomb, to which he had decided to move his presidential residence. He directed that additional stables be built and chose furnishings.
GW’s good friend Dr. James Craik wrote asking GW to assure the ill Robert Hanson Harrison that he had not lost GW’s regard because of his long deliberations about whether to accept an appointment to the Supreme Court. Craik also asked GW’s opinions on the education of GW’s nephews, George Steptoe and Lawrence, who were boarding with him. Craik reported that they no longer wished to learn Latin.