GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, informing them of architect Pierre L’Enfant’s termination, and discussing the difficulties of engraving L’Enfant’s plan. GW wrote John Jay, candidate for N.Y. governor, congratulating him on his new daughter. GW endorsed Thomas Jefferson’s report to the Senate, which recommended Copenhagen merchant Hans Rudolph Saabye to serve as consul in Copenhagen. Saabye’s appointment would later be confirmed. GW sent the Senate nominations for commissioned officers and for inspectors of surveys and ports.
John Hurd wrote GW detailing his work experiences, including in N.H. county offices, and asking for a job. Frederick-Ignace de Mirbeck wrote GW from Saint Domingue, in French, and enclosed several pamphlets. Va. Senator Josiah Parker wrote GW recommending several men for military service, whom GW would later appoint. Two Frenchmen, members of the failed French Scioto settlement, wrote GW requesting help in returning to France.