GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to his in-law Alexander Spotswood about Spotswood’s son, saying that he could have a place in Capt. Thomas Truxtun’s voyage to India. GW wrote to Baltimore merchant Otho Holland Williams, inquiring into the location of plants from William Moultrie of S.C. that were being shipped to Mount Vernon. Williams replied two days later that, although the ship carrying the plants had been in an accident, he would make sure they reached Mount Vernon. GW also forwarded an item to Thomas Jefferson, likely architect Pierre L’Enfant’s letter to GW of 6 Feb. 1792.
Jefferson forwarded GW the expenses of lawyer John Brown Cutting, who lived in Europe. Cutting’s expenses resulted from freeing American sailors from British impressment, an issue which Jefferson wrote about at length.