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To George Washington from William Pearce, 8 January 1797 to 14 January 1797

8-14 January 1797

A Meterological Account of the Weather kept at Mount Vernon

1797

Jany 8 26 NW Clear 30 NW Clear 26 NW Clear
9 20 NW Clear 27 NW Clear 27 NW Clear
10 16 N. Clear 20 NE Clear 27 NE Cloudy
11 30 NE cloudy 36 NE raining 40 NW Clear
12 35 NW Clear 36 NW Clear 35 NW Clear
13 34 NW Clear 36 NW Clear 34 NW Clear
14 34 SW Cloudy 37 S. Raining 38 S. Cloudy

 Report January the 14th 1797

Dr. Mansion House for the work of 14 hands amounting to per Week to 84 Dys
Cr. By Halling plank from River Farm to the Distilery 1
By Halling Shells from Mr Lears Farm to sit up Distilery 1
" Halling of Wood 6
" Halling Joy 1 day & to mill & returning 2 days 3
" Halling Hay 2 days & Corn from Union Farm 1 Day 3
" Cutting wood 10 days & Burning brush 10 days 20
" Working in breaking Ice & stoping Leakes in mill race 6
 Stoped by rain 8
Sick. Frank & Sam 12
Amount of house Gang 60
Ditchers as Included in the above 14 hands Cutting of Wood 12
Working in Repairing the mill race & throwing ice out of it 8
Stoped by Rain 4
24
days 84

Stock 1 Stud Horse   4 Horses
3 Do Jacks 2 Mares
3 Do Young 1 Colt
10 Jeanias 17 Cows Inclusive of one milked by 24 John Neal
9 Working Mules 24
17 Do Unbroke
43

Dr. Muddy Hole for the Work of 14 Amt [per] Week to 84
Cr. Hauling to Mill 1 1/2 days Cedar Brush to finish the Cow Yard 1 1/2 days & manure 3 6
" Cutting on new road 9 days Grubing on Do 24 days in all 33
" Cutting rail timber 9 days Mauling of rails 6 days in all 15
" Thrassing Wheat 4 days & Cleaning Wheat 12 days in all 16
" Burning Brush on new road 4 days & Cutting corn Stalks 4 days 8
Sick Old Billy 6
84

Stock 6 Horses 4 mules 36 Horned Cattle 49 Sheep

8 1/2 Bushels Corn Given out to negroes (being Disapointed in meal) to grind on hand Mill 2 Do fed to stock & sent 22 1/2 Busshells clean wheat to Mill


Dr. Union Farm for the work of 23 hands Amt [per] Week to 138 Dys
Cr. By Picking up corn Stalks 27 Days Hauling Do to Cow Yard 4 days 31
" Cutting & mauling of rails 18 days hauling Rails & wood 6 days 24
" Cutting timber & sawing rails 9
" Cutting of Wood 6 days Hauling Ivy at Mansion house 1 day 7
" Cleaning of Flax 12 days Thrashing & Cleaning of Wheat 4 16
" Grubing in Corn field 25 days cleaning round the fence of Briars 3 days 28
 Cleaning Oats 4 days Breaking of Ice and cleaning it out mill race 5 days 9
Sick Flora 6 Dys & Eddy 6 days Moses 2 days in all 14
138

Stock 17 Horses 6 Mules 71 Horned Cattle 14 Year olds & 3 Calves 125 Sheep


Corn Bushels
Sent to mill 20
to Jas Andersons Horses 15
to Mansion house 30
to Stock 7 1/2
72 1/2 Oats sent to Mansion house 15 1/2 Bushs

Finding the Consumtion of Corn Larger than should be have resolved to supply the Horses at Mansion house with Oats—and Mix these with Bran when the mill grinds wheat which will I hope be this Week.


Days
Dr. River Farm for the Work of 27 Hands Amt pr Week 162
Cr. By Dresing Flax 12
By Halling Rails 6 days & Halling Wood Do 2 days 8
By cutting & mauling rails 20 days cutting mauling & mortoising posts 8 28
" Cutting & heeping Corn stalks 20 dys halling Corn stalks 8 days 28
" Going & returning from mill 2 days & cutting wood 3 days 5
" Grubing 15 days & attending to stock 12 days 27
" Thressing Oats & shilling corn when it rained 36
Sickness Bridgy 6 days bet 6 days Rere 6 days 18
162 Days

Stock 10 Horses & one Colt, 11 Mules 74 Cows Steers & other Horned Cattle 10 Calves Decrease 2 Sheep

Sheep 206


Dys
Dr. Dogue Run for the Work of 16 hands Amount [per] Week 96
Cr. By Cutting & Mauling Rails 20
" Halling rails 10 Dys Wood & hay 1 day 11
" Picking up Corn stalks 7 days Hauling Ditto Yard 1 8
" Grubing round the Fences 21
" Fenching 16 days shilling corn 3 days 19
" Cleaning of Stables 3
Sick Dick 6 days, Agness 6 days Kitty 2 days 14
96

Stock 5 Horses 1 Colt & 8 mules—66 Horned Cattle & one Calf 143 Sheep Increased being sent from the mansion house 4 Horned Cattle in all of that kind 71

  Corn fed to Stock   5 Bushels
sent to Mill 13 Bushels

Sent to Mansion house 166 Lib of Flax


Mill Grist Dr. Corn wht. Cr. B. [per] D.
To Union Farm 21 By Union Farm 11
" Jas Anderson 1
Mr Pearce 10 Lib. Supr
To Muddy hole Farm 22-62 fine flour
Corn Fed to Hogs 1 1/2 Elisher Gardner 25
Toll This Week 1/2 Lb. Midlings
Forester & Jacob 1 1/4
Corn Ground to Farms 21 Meal Delivered 13 1/4

Dr. Cooper for the work of one man & boy Amt [per] Week 12 dys
Cr. By piling up Barrels & Laying floors in the shop 2
" Making Flour Barrels 10 12
Dr. Miller Ben for the Work of one man Amt 6
Cr. By Working with the Mansion house hands 5
" Going to town 1 6

Dr. Spiners & Kniters for the Work of 15 Women Amt [per] Week 90 days
Matilda 6 lb. Yarn, Delia 6 lb. of do 12
Judeth 4 of Stocking & Kelly 2 of Sewing thread 12
Alsey 3 of Tow & Annie 2 1/2 Tow Yarn 12
Delphia 1 of do & Caroline 2 Tow do 12
Betty Davis 1 lb. Tow & Dalsey 6 lb. Yarn 9
Lucy Knitting one pr Stockings & Charlotte 2 pr Do 12
 Sall Heckling 6
 Lame Peter Knitting 3 Stockings 6 days
Dr. Gardeners for the Work of 3 Men Amt. [per] Week 18
Cr. By Grubing up Honey Suckle & planting [] 15
 lost by rain 3
18
Grubing up Honey Suckle Hercules 5 Siras 5 & Frank 3 13

NjMoNP.

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