GW left Fredericksburg, Va., to return home. He had dinner in Dumfries, Va., and arrived at Mount Vernon around sunset.
GW was sent two letters. The first was from Henry McCabe, a merchant from Alexandria, Va. In the letter, McCabe asked GW for £150 in order to supply his new farm with horses and implements of husbandry. The second letter was from Alexander Hamilton Smith, a physician in Calvert County, Md. In the letter, Smith asked GW to inform him of the prizes he won during Earl Stirlings’s lottery because GW had an account of the prizes.