04 April 1791

GW at Mount Vernon. GW wrote his department heads with details on his locations during his southern tour so that he could be quickly reached if urgent matters occurred. GW wrote to Alexander Hamilton expressing his feeling that war with the Indians was inevitable because the states and various individuals were contradicting federal policies. GW also wrote to Thomas Jefferson asking him to warn the British and the Governor of Canada not to arm the Indians against the United States.

GW wrote to Secretary of War Henry Knox that he would finish appointing officers to the Va. battalion, part of the expansion of the army, to prevent future delays. As part of this effort, GW wrote Va. soldiers Robert Powell and William Darke, asking them to accept commissions in the newly formed Va. forces, which would engage against the western Indians.

GW wrote to architect Pierre-Charles L’Enfant with suggestions about plans for the federal capital city.

04 April 1791