GW at Philadelphia. GW wrote to James Mercer that he wanted the opinion of Mercer’s brother John as to whether or not he should let his name be used in Mercer’s suit. James Mercer was seeking to recover debts owed the estate of his brother George Mercer, which GW had overseen as a trustee.
Thomas Jefferson wrote GW informing him that nothing in the executive proceedings of the Northwest Territory needed GW’s attention, so Jefferson had deposited them into his records. Schoolmaster Nicholas Pike wrote GW from Newbury Port, Mass. recommending the services of a craftsman and sending along a sample medal he had made. Va. Harrison County Lieut. Benjamin Wilson wrote GW about fears of a potential Indian attack from the exposed frontier and requested an increased military presence.