GW at Philadelphia. John Lamb asked GW’s personal secretary, Tobias Lear, to deliver his letter to Martha Washington, which contained a receipt for two barrels of Newtown Pippin apples.
Thomas Jefferson sent GW a proposal for a limited extradition treaty with Spain, which would allow the recovery of criminals fleeing from justice. Jefferson indicated that he would forward the proposal to William Carmichael and William Short, who were negotiating for United States interests in Spain. Baltimore merchant Otho Holland Williams wrote GW acknowledging the receipt of his 14 March letter, and about the conditions in which he would accept a nomination for the office of governor of Md., left open by the death of Gov. George Plater. Williams would not later be nominated.