18 January 1790

GW in N.Y. GW wrote in his diary that he had “an Aching tooth, and swelled and inflamed Gum.” GW wrote to former Lt. Col. Burgess Ball about settling the estate of GW’s deceased mother, adding his satisfaction that Negro families had been kept together.

Secretary of War Henry Knox wrote to GW about his modified plan for arranging the militia and creating a national defense.

Former R.I. Gov. John Collins sent a copy of R.I.’s act calling a convention to ratify the Constitution. Former French naval officer Benjamin Dubois wrote to notify GW that he named one of his ships the Washington. From debtors prison, Michael Madden wrote wishing that the considered bankruptcy relief laws would be extended to all states.

Alexander Martin wrote asking to reconfirm Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin as Agent of Indian Affairs for N.C., despite his malpractice charges. Clothier William Tew wrote asking for a government position, summarizing his Continental Army service to prove his competence.



18 January 1790