GW at Mount Vernon. GW wrote to James Mercer that he needed Mercer’s deceased father’s debt to him paid promptly on schedule. GW noted that it had come to his attention that the Mercer family had been deploying funds elsewhere when they should have been first paying off debts.
Former Col. Daniel Brodhead wrote GW to congratulate him on the presidency, though GW had not yet been officially informed of his election. Brodhead asked for a letter of testimonial for his services given in the revolution. GW responded days later that he could not write such a letter because he could not do justice to it.