GW at Mount Vernon.
N.C. Senator Benjamin Hawkins, a frequent source of information on southern Indian affairs for GW, wrote that the Creek Indians in Ga. were unhappy with their treaty, but understood the importance of a peaceful relations. S.C. politician John Bowman wrote to GW inviting him to stay at his house in Charleston. GW’s secretary Tobias Lear wrote enclosing a letter from businessman Gouverneur Morris. Lear noted that slaves brought to Pa. were freed automatically after six months of residence, and asked for instructions concerning GW’s Philadelphia slaves.