GW at Mount Vernon. GW wrote French consul Crèvecoeur to thank him for his congratulatory letter and to also express his excitement at the change in attitude of the French nation towards pursuing equal liberty. GW additionally wrote to former artillery commander Henry Knox, asking him to find six more engraved buttons, which “really do credit to the Manufacturers of the Country,” to finish his coat for his arrival in N.Y. He also lamented the general listless feeling pervading the Congress.
John Hopkins wrote to GW expressing his wishes to remain in his port of Loan Office for the State of Va., a position he had held dutifully since 1780. The next year, GW reappointed Hopkins to this office.