GW at Philadelphia. Rev. William Gordon wrote GW from St. Neots, England about British duties on the whaling trade and British fire safety measures that could be used in constructing the federal city. Alexander Hamilton sent GW a resolution of the trustees of the sinking fund, describing their stock purchases.
Former soldier William Hull wrote GW asking for appointment to the office of federal marshal of Mass., expecting John Brooks to soon vacate this position; however Brooks would not leave it. Former French soldier Le Blond de St. Hilaire wrote GW hoping to meet with him the following Tuesday and for a recommendation for employment.