09 January 1790

GW in N.Y. GW wrote to Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham, a prominent woman in British literary and philanthropic circles with whom he had begun a friendly correspondence in 1785. He discussed his pride in the current formation of the United States government, adding anxiously that “I walk on untrodden ground.” He wrote in his diary that he rode with his family in the coach on the 14 miles round.

William Temple Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s grandson, wrote GW asking for an appointment to the post of the U.S representative in France, vacant due to Jefferson’s nomination to the Secretary of State. He would not receive an appointment from GW.

Joseph Mandrillon, an initial supporter of the French Revolution who was later executed, sent GW a copy of a letter he had sent to the National Assembly in France. Additionally, Mennonite minister Francis Adrian Van der Kemp wrote GW, asking that the government financially support printer Adam Gerard Mappa.

09 January 1790