28 March 1789

GW at Mount Vernon. Scottish immigrant Robert Dick wrote assuring GW of the authenticity of the report he had sent on Canada’s politics and economics. Dick warned that British merchants were also interested in using the Mississippi River, an already tense issue between Spain and Ky.  

Alexandria, Va. merchant William Hartshorne wrote warning that there had been a mob in Philadelphia during a celebration, and advised GW to take care passing through on his likely presidential travels. GW’s nephew Robert Lewis wrote updating him on his plans to travel to Mount Vernon to begin his new job as secretary.

George Gilpin, director of the Potowmack Company, wrote in support of Joseph Shallcross for a government position. Former Lt. Col. Gustavus Brown Wallace also requested an appointment.


28 March 1789