GW at Mount Vernon. He reported in his diary that he was home alone all day.
GW received and replied to a letter dated 8 Jan. from John West, who reported poor health and asked GW to be the guardian for his son Roger. GW responded with concern but felt that he might not be the most suitable person. He would agree, however, if West insisted and believed he would be the best choice. GW wished well to both John (who lived until 1777) and Roger.