31 March 1791

GW at Mount Vernon. GW, in his diary, wrote that he remained at Mount Vernon until 7 April and visited his plantations each day. He wrote about the difficulty his former cavalry commander Henry Lee had caused by turning down command of one of the new army regiments formed to battle hostile Indians.

GW wrote to Thomas Jefferson that the landowners of Georgetown and Carrollsburg had reconciled and agreed to terms for selling their lands for the federal capital. GW also wrote to the Emperor of Morocco expressing his condolences for the previous emperor’s death and his desire for continued peaceful relations and commerce between their countries.

Secretary of War Henry Knox wrote to GW expressing the Governor of Pa.’s request for increased defenses in the wake of the Indians’ anger over the murder of several of their people by a disgruntled American officer.

31 March 1791