GW traveled from Annapolis to Bladensburg, Md. GW wrote to his secretary Tobias Lear asking him to give Martha “what money she may want,” because she was hesitant to ask for it. He recommended whom to hire for domestic staff and asked Lear to keep the garden “in compleat order.”
Alexander Hamilton wrote to GW, updating him on the Treasury department’s doings and describing his view of the Indian situation. Thomas Jefferson wrote to GW describing acts of force on the northeastern boundaries by the British. Secretary of War Henry Knox wrote to GW advocating exemplary punishment for Capt. Samuel Brady, who, by murdering several Seneca Indians, had threatened the recently achieved peace between the United States and that tribe. He also updated GW on army recruitment matters. Tobias Lear wrote to GW that he received word the Indians on the frontier in N.Y. had become hostile.