GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to British historian William Gordon, apologizing for his long-delayed response and thanking him for sending “the elegantly bound volumes of your history.” GW had helped solicit subscribers to this history of the United States, and explained that the subscribers had all received and paid for their copies. GW also nominated Joseph Anderson as one of the judges in the Ohio territory and William Murry as Attorney for the United States in the district of Ky. Both would later be approved.
Secretary of War Henry Knox wrote to GW’s secretary Tobias Lear asking GW to consent to Timothy Pickering as quartermaster for the upcoming military expedition against the western Indians. Though GW consented, Pickering refused the post a few days later. Local New Brunswick politician John Bayard and former Mass. merchant Tristram Dalton wrote GW requesting appointments, but neither would be successful.