GW at Philadelphia. Thomas Jefferson and U.S. Attorney General Edmund Randolph together wrote GW a letter saying that the United States should charge James O’Fallon with treason. He had been talking to Spanish agents about establishing an independent government in the southwest that would be allied with Spain.
GW presented to Congress a summary of Gouverneur Morris’s informal mission to Britain, in which he ascertained that Britain did not intend to fulfill its remaining obligations under the Treaty of Peace, or to enter into commercial treaties with the United States. GW concluded that he had instructed Morris to discontinue communications with the British.
Excise collector Jacob Auld and Senator Jonathan Elmer wrote GW asking for appointments, but neither would receive a position from him.