GW at Philadelphia. Irish immigrant James Collins wrote GW asking for a position involving collecting duties on distilled liquor in Pa., since Congress would probably soon pass a bill requiring them. While he was later given the position, he would be ultimately removed from it due to incompetence.
The Seneca Chiefs responded to GW’s letter, thanking him for his gifts and for establishing a piece of land for their sole occupancy. They pledged to send boys to learn how to farm, so that they could return and teach the rest of the tribe. They also asked that Joseph Nicholson be paid a salary to serve as their official translator.