GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote family friend Elizabeth Willing Powel about the pamphlet criticizing the departments of the executive branch she had sent him on 21 April. GW wrote that had the author reviewed the facts, “he would, or might have found, many of his Charges as unsupported as the “baseless fabric of a Vision.” GW here was evidently quoting Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Alexander Hamilton sent GW information concerning misconduct by the Collector of Newbury Port Stephen Cross. Cross was immediately removed from office and Edward Wigglesworth was appointed to replace him.