In Va., GW traveled from Petersburg to Nottoway. He wrote in his diary that he engaged two new horses to draw his baggage wagon. He also described the “piney Country” he passed through during the day.
His secretary Tobias Lear wrote to GW updating him on the state of his personal affairs in Philadelphia, including his efforts to find a quality steward and housekeeper, and that GW’s wife had recovered from her cold. S.C. Chief Justice John Rutledge wrote to GW explaining that official duty would prevent him from meeting GW at the S.C. boundary line, but that he anxiously awaited GW’s visit. Robert Douglas, a Scottish acquaintance of the Washington family, wrote asking for GW’s help in sorting out confusion over the title of his lands in Md.