GW at Philadelphia. William Hull wrote GW and enclosed documents concerning the demands of the Mass. Line officers for compensation for their Revolutionary War service. Spanish naval officer Estéban José Martínez wrote GW from Havana, Cuba asking for GW’s help in obtaining the Order of Cincinnatus.
William Jackson, one of GW’s secretaries, wrote asking to speak with him about becoming secretary of the Senate after Samuel Allyne Otis. However, Otis would not later vacate the position. Ga. politician Abraham Baldwin wrote GW nominating Joel Barlow, agent for the French Scioto Company, as treasurer of the U.S. Mint. Former agent to the Creek Indians Marinus Willett wrote GW from N.Y., preemptively declining the commission of brigadier general in the force raised to fight hostile Indians. He described characteristics of the Indians’ personalities and fighting strengths, explaining that he had no wish to fight them.