GW at Philadelphia. GW conversed with a House of Representatives committee concerning a House resolution of 10 March, which congratulated Louis XVI on accepting the French constitution. The administration felt it should be included in GW’s letter to Louis XVI. For that purpose, GW’s letter was retrieved from the ship to France it had already been brought aboard.
GW also conversed with a Senate committee on relations with Algiers, including a possible treaty, redemption of American sailors being held captive there, and the shortage of funds with which to carry out these matters. GW sent the Senate a list of appointments and promotions for the cavalry and artillery. The next day, the Senate would approve all the appointments but one.