23 January 1790

GW in N.Y. GW wrote in his diary that he went with Mrs. Washington to see the works of John Trumbull, the notable American painter who painted several portraits of GW.

Samuel Meredith wrote to GW and enclosed his accounts as the U.S. Treasurer.

Henry Mittens Bird wrote to GW recommending his own London merchant house to work on Congress’ behalf in negotiating the United States’ debts and loans in Europe. Former Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln wrote asking GW to take a look at the inventions of Nathan Read, which included a steam engine and a clock.  Lastly, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, a French officer who fought in the Revolution, wrote to GW thanking him for helping him get into the Society of the Cincinnati.


23 January 1790