GW at Philadelphia. British historian William Gordon wrote GW a letter expressing his fire and water safety concerns for the nation’s permanent capital. He also hoped that a copy of his history on the United States had arrived safely at Mount Vernon. He concluded by expressing concerns over GW’s health issues and hoping that he would soon recover.
Horse breeder John Hoomes wrote GW a letter saying that GW’s jack named Royal Gift, a present from the King of Spain, could stand as a stud during that season at his farm. He then asked for an appointment as assistant to the postmaster general in the southern states, to which GW would reply was not in his purview to grant.