GW at Mount Vernon. GW wrote a note to Daniel Hinsdale, an agent for the Hartford Woolen Manufactory, thanking him for the fine fabric sample he had sent. GW encouraged him to continue his industry in hopes that the United States would soon produce fine enough fabric to stop importing it from abroad.
GW’s Philadelphia business agent Clement Biddle sent him the livery lace and an update on shipping the bushels of buckwheat that he had previously ordered. Vincent Gray wrote seeking the position of Steward for the Washington family upon their arrival in N.Y., to which GW would give a noncommittal reply.