GW at Philadelphia. GW returned to Thomas Jefferson a lengthy list of grievances made by George Hammond, Britain’s minister plenipotentiary to the U.S., in regard to violations of the Treaty of Paris of 1783. GW “with pleasure” presented a letter to Congress from King Louis XVI, which announced the King’s acceptance of the new French constitution. GW’s personal secretary Tobias Lear sent Jefferson a request made by Benjamin Franklin Bache, editor of the General Advertiser in Philadelphia, which was evidently for a copy of this letter from King Louis XVI.
John Belli, who had served as a paymaster for Ky. troops, wrote GW asking for an office in the army. GW nominated Belli on 9 Apr. 1792 to be deputy quartermaster general. Beale Gaither wrote GW from Baltimore that the philosophy manuscript he had presented to the House of Representatives had not been returned.