25 January 1791

GW presumably traveling from Georgetown to Philadelphia. Lafayette wrote a letter to GW detailing a squabble his troops had with a mob near Paris. He also explained that he was attempting to keep down the French duty on imported American oil.

Sarah Leitch petitioned to receive the half pay of the commission of her father, who had died in the Revolution, in order to support her family. Congress would later vote to grant this request.

A year earlier, GW had sent British agriculturalist Arthur Young a lock of wool from a Mount Vernon sheep. Young replied this day that GW’s wool resembled the best British wools, enclosing both yarn made from the wool and the most recent Annals of Agriculture. Additionally, GW’s former aide James McHenry sent him a box of asparagus as a gift.

25 January 1791