GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to former Continental army officer John Armstrong, explaining that while he wished to serve the man Armstrong recommended for a position, he did not have an office to give him at that time. GW assured Armstrong of their continued friendship and complained that executive appointments were the most irksome task of being president, as there was a flood of applicants for each new role.
GW also wrote to his rent collection agent Battaile Muse, explaining that his sister Betty Lewis desired to take over his tenant Joseph Windsor’s lease. Finally, GW wrote to Angelica Church, daughter of Gen. Philip Schuyler, acknowledging the receipt of her earlier letter.