GW in NY. GW wrote to Sarah Bomford, wife of Isaac Bomford. He explained that he had been unable to deal with the complicated estate of the late Margaret Green Savage, which had plagued him with issues since the 1760’s, due to his involvement in the Revolution and creation of the United States. He explained, “my public duties totally precluded me from attending to any kind of private business whatever.”
In his diary, GW noted that he walked around the Battery, that Miss Anne Brown visited Mrs. Washington, and that he sat for 90 minutes for a portrait by Edward Savage that was to be given to the University of Cambridge.