4. At home all day with Mr. Smith. In the Afternoon Jno. Custis came.
Jacky probably brought GW the letter that Jonathan Boucher wrote to him on this date, asking for a final decision about the proposed European tour (DLC:GW). GW replied five days later that he thought that Mrs. Washington was so reluctant to part with her son for a long period, and Jacky was so indifferent about the trip, that “it will soon be declared he has no inclination to go” (9 July 1771, DLC:GW). Boucher did not again raise the subject.