GW at Washington, D.C., where he dined at the home of Thomas Law and presumably saw Law’s wife, Eliza, Martha Washington’s eldest granddaughter. GW lodged with Thomas Peters whose wife, Martha, was another Martha Washington granddaughter.
GW wrote Timothy Pickering, a Massachusetts politician and secretary of state under him and President John Adams. In this letter, he enclosed an “Instrument to the Commissioners of the City” that needed “the Seal of the United States” to be official. GW had neglected to get the stamp because of the “pressure of business” during his “last days” as president.