GW in N.Y. In his diary, he noted that he spent the morning on his horse and received visitors in the afternoon. GW also read a letter given to him from Secretary of War Henry Knox. It was written by surveyor and land speculator Daniel Smith from his N.C. settlement. GW wrote a summary in his diary of Smith’s descriptions of navigating the Tennessee River as well as the population, settlements, and politics of the Indians living along it.
Anglican minister William West wrote to GW recommending Baltimore merchant Alexander Wooddrop Davey for the excise office of Baltimore. Davey did not receive such an offer.