GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to David Humphreys, diplomat to Portugal, updating him on foreign affairs, the recent accomplishments by Congress, the continuing violence with the northwestern Indians. He added that he would soon set out on a tour of the southern states, in spite of bad roads. GW also wrote to Thomas Jefferson, asking for his guidance regarding the location of public buildings in the future federal city.
Ky. deputy surveyor George Lewis wrote GW asking for an appointment to the position of Principal Surveyor, but received no such appointment.