GW at Philadelphia. Thomas Jefferson sent GW his letter to the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, which included Samuel Blodget’s proposed loan to finance projects in the federal city. Jefferson also mentioned that Dr. Caspar Wistar had the bones of a mammoth on display. GW replied to Jefferson the same day, stating that he would try to set a time to view the big bones, that he hoped Blodget was not reconsidering the loan, and that the Commissioners for the District of Columbia should build a stone bridge over Rock Creek.
Gouverneur Morris wrote GW from London about the Senate confirmation of his diplomatic appointments and his approval of the new French minister of foreign affairs. Postmaster General Timothy Pickering wrote GW regarding his plans to negotiate with the chiefs of the Five Nations, made difficult by the United States recent military incursions against hostile tribes.