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Line 12 - GW, who in July 1798 had been commissioned lieutenant general and commander-in-chief of the New Army, spent several weeks in Philadelphia in November and December 1798, in order to meet with major generals Alexander Hamilton and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1745-1825) regarding the raising and organization of the twelve additional regiments which Congress had authorized to be added to the regular army of the United States. GW had departed Mount Vernon for Philadelphia on 5 Nov., and he was back at his plantation on 19 December. GW recorded the various expenses of his travels in his Day Book, which he noted had been "paid by" his military secretary, Tobias Lear. His expenditures included sums for books for his granddaughter (Eleanor Parke Custis), gloves for Martha, the shoeing of horses, and a carpet. The transaction in line 12 shows GW's repayment to Lear. See Diaries, 6:322, 327; Candidates for Army Appointments from Virginia, November 1798 [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Retirement Series, Volume 3, pages 225-26]; and GW to James McHenry, 6 Jan. 1799, and n.2 to that document [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Retirement Series, Volume 3, pages 306-8)].
Line 18 - On 6 Jan. 1799, the date of this transaction, GW wrote New York dentist John Greenwood, enclosing him "Bank notes for fifteen dollars." The payment was for the "Additional Charge" that Greenwood asked GW to pay for the "two setts of teeth" that he had recently sent to GW. See John Greenwood to GW, 28 Dec. 1798, and n.2 [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Retirement Series, Volume 3, pages 289-91)].
Greenwood was a NewYork surgeon-dentist who manufactured and repaired dentures for GW during his presidency and subsequent retirement.