GW at Philadelphia. GW sent Secretary of War Henry Knox a draft of a letter to Joseph Brant, a chief of the Six Nations, with GW’s suggested alterations. GW wrote to David Shepherd, who owned land near present-day Wheeling, W.Va., thanking him for information “respecting the intention of the Tomlinsons and others to dispute my title to a tract of land called the Round Bottom.” GW went on that he would defend every inch of land within his patent. GW wrote to surveyor Ruben Slaughter regarding Slaughter’s claim of 200 acres of land on the Great Kanawha, which GW owned. GW warned Slaughter that he intended to defend his patent and ordered Slaughter not to make any settlements or exercise proprietorship over the land.
Dr. James McCallmont wrote GW a second time asking for a job in the Federal government. He would never receive an appointment from GW.