GW at Philadelphia. GW’s sister Betty Washington Lewis wrote GW from Fredericksburg thanking him for his letter of 8 April. GW had asked if her son Howell Lewis could serve as his secretary, and she promised that Howell would reply soon.
Alexander Hamilton forwarded GW a copy of his 8 March letter to minister plenipotentiary of France to the U.S. Jean Baptiste Ternant about an advance of money towards paying the U.S. debt to France. French Revolutionary War veteran John Francis Valley wrote GW asking for a job, but would receive no appointment from GW.