20 January 1791

GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to Timothy Pickering, a former adjutant general of the Continental army. GW approved of his plan to promote husbandry and civilization among the Indians and promised to promote the cause. GW concluded with his regret that Pickering had turned down the post of superintendent of the northern indians.

Former Col. Robert Ballard wrote GW recommending that Baltimore ship captain Benjamin Dashiell be appointed health officer to the Port of Baltimore. Dashiell received no such appointment from GW.

Battaile Muse, GW’s rent collection agent, asked in a letter to release GW’s tenant Joseph Hickman from paying that year’s rent because his house burnt down. GW later agreed to do so.

20 January 1791