06 April 1797

GW presumably at Mount Vernon.

Secretary of War James McHenry wrote GW to catch up with him as a friend.  McHenry also mentioned a personal business matter; the troubled status of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, U.S. envoy to France; and the pending departure of the new U.S. minister to the Netherlands, William Vans Murray, who took with him as his secretary GW’s nephew Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. 

A letter from Battaile Muse, son of GW’s former business partner George Muse, continued a longstanding dispute over ownership of 2,000 acres along the Great Kanawha River stemming from a land distribution during the French and Indian War.

06 April 1797