GW at Philadelphia. In a special session of the Senate, GW appointed several people to positions in the government of Vt., which became a state on this day. In a second letter to the Senate, GW appointed several military officers. In his third letter to the Senate, he divided the country into fourteen districts for the collection of excise taxes on distilled spirits and nominated supervisors for those districts.
Alexander Hamilton wrote to GW recommending men to fill government offices in Ga. and S.C. GW later gave these men positions. Thomas Jefferson replied to GW concerning the question of whether to appoint Joseph Anderson as a judge in the Southwest Territory, in the face of accusations that had arisen against his character. After careful thought, Jefferson recommended that Anderson be retained in his post.