19 January 1791

GW at Philadelphia. GW asked the Senate to make recommendations concerning France’s complaints against the Acts of Congress of 20 July, 1789 and 1790, which imposed extra tonnage on foreign vessels.

GW also replied to the Seneca Chiefs, saying that he could not fulfill their request to change certain boundary lines because they were established by a treaty made before his administration. He assured them that their agent would be a friend and protector of their people, and that if they still wished education in husbandry he could arrange it.

Pa. politician John McDowell wrote a letter to GW asking to be appointed Inspector of Excise of distilled liquor in the state of Pa. He did not receive an appointment.

19 January 1791