GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to Gen. Arthur St. Clair responding to his resignation two days earlier from his post as commander of the United States Army. St. Clair had written of his willingness to submit to an inquiry regarding his conduct during the recent, disastrous campaign against the Indians. He had also offered to provide his successor with all the information necessary for the position. GW thanked him for his service and this offer.
Thomas Jefferson sent GW two letters from Judge John Cleves Symmes and described a complaint by Symmes against Capt. James Armstrong, who had inappropriately threatened citizens with military action. Jefferson suggested possible responses GW could make.