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To George Washington from William Pearce, 22 January 1797 to 28 January 1797

22-28 January 1797

A Meteorological Account of the Weather as kept as Mt Vernon

1797

January 22 In the morning 37 W. cloudy 38; W: Clear 37: W: Clear
23 36 S: Clear 38 S. Clear 36 S:E: Clear
24 37 SW Clear 42 SW Clear 42 SW clear
25 34 N. clear 38 NW clear 35 NW clear
26 38 S. clear 40 S. clear 40 SW clear
27 42 S. clear 44 S. cloudy 44 S. cloudy
28 46 SW cloudy 48 SW cloudy 48 SW Cloudy

Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands amount [per] Week 48 days
Jany 28th One Waggon to and from Alexandria with Plank Iron & Stall 1
Cr. By one Cart to Alexr for Still & Leather 1
" Halling of Timber for the shop & to Dogue Run Barn 3
" Halling of Hay for Mansion house 1
" Halling Ivy &c. for the Garden 2
" Halling of posts 2 2
" Halling of Ice 1 day and at the Mill for Distillery 1 day 2
" Halling of Wood 6
" Picking of holy berries at sandy places 4
" Working on the old Mill race 4
" Cutting down corn stalks 4
" Making of a Sheep shelter 1
Sorting of (say picking out rotten ones) of Potatoes 5
Cutting of Wood 9
Ridling of Lime & making mortar 3
48 Dys

Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 men Amt. [per] Week 24 days
Cr. By cutting & Mauling of Posts 23
" Working on the old Mill race 1 24

Stock 1 Stud Horse & three Stud Jacks 3 Young Do 10 Jeanets 7 Horses 9 Working & 16 Unbroke Mules 15 Cows 8 Sheep fattening Decrease 1 Young Mule Goad by a Cow 1 James Anderson one bushell Turnips.


Dr. Muddy Hole for the work of 14 hands Amt. [per] Week 84 Dys
Cr. By halling of wheat to Mill 1
" Halling out Manure 1
" Halling of Rails 2
" Cutting grubing & Clearing up the New road 72
Sickness Gabriel 6 days Neason 2 days 8 84

Stock 7 Horses 4 Mules 37 Cattle 49 sheep

  Corn
Sent to Mill 8 1/2 bushels
Fed to stock 3 Do
11 1/2
Wheat sent to Mill 44 Bushells

Dys
Dr. Union Farm for the work of 23 hands Amt. [per] Week 138
Cr. By cutting & mauling 15 days grubing in the Mill Swamp 32 dys in all 47
" Grubing in the corn field 9 dys Mortoising of Posts 12 dys 21
" burning of brush 16 dys putting up fencing 20 dys 36
" Halling Rails & wood 14 dys cutting posts 2 days 16
" Halling at Mansion house 2 dys, Thrashing Clover seed 6 dys 8
" Grubing in the new road 6 days cutting of Wood 4 dys 10
138

Stock 16 horses 6 Mules 68 Cattle Decrease 1 Cow sent to Jas Anderson 120 Sheep 14 Year olds & 2 Calves Corn sent to Mill 20 bushells Do fed to Stock 7 1/2 Bushels Oats sent to Mansion house 12 bushels


Dr. Dogue Run for the Work of 16 hands amt. [per] Week 96
Cr. By Sawing of Timber for flat rails 12 dys Malling Do 10 dys 22
" Mortoising posts 2 dys Malling of Do 2 days & Grubing 46 50
" Cutting of post & rail Timber 10 days 10
" Halling rails 4 days Do Wood 1 day Do Stalks 1 6
Sickness Lucy 4 days Agnes 2 days Simons 2 8
96

Stock 8 Mules 1 Colt 138 Sheep Corn fed to Stock 5 bushels sent to mill 12 bushels & fed & cat. this week 17 Bushels

Joseph Cash Do to 25 Lib. Midling flower


Dr. River Farm for the work of 27 Hands amt. 162
Cr. By Loading Cart & halling straw 6 dys Halling wood 2 dys 8
" Going to mill 1 day Grubing halling & planting Cedars 25
" Going to Mansion house & returning with Old carts 3
" Cutting mauling & mortoising posts 33 & attending to Stock 12 45
 Grubing briars & burning Do 63
Sickness Bridgey 6 days Bet 6 days old Ben 3 days Doll 3 18
Total 162

Stock 11 Horses & one Colt 11 Mules 84 Cattle 2 Calfs 206 Sheep 10 Lambs

  Corn
Sent to mill 35 Bushels
Fed to Horses & Hogs 15 Do
To Sheep 5 Do
55 Bushels Used this Week

Mill Grist Dr. Contra Cr.
Wheat Corn Meal homeny bran
To Muddy Hole 2 1/2 By Muddy Farm 2 1/2
To Union Farm 20 3/4 " Union Farm 15 3/4
" Dogue Run 12 " Dogue Run 12
" River Farm 30 " River Farm 13 5
Toll Corn this Week 5 Toll Corn fed to Hogs 3
To Muddy Hole 44 1/2 " Mansion House 25 1/4
John Elher Gardner 25 Midlings
Ditto 15 Lib. fine flower
Josep. Cash 25 fine flower
John Neal 42 Lib. fine flower 1 1/2
James Anderson 1 1/2 1 1/2
Ditto boy: Daniel 1/4
Cooper Miller 2 Boys 1 1/4
70 1/4 76 5 1 1/2

Dr. Cooper by making flower Barrels 12 days
Dr. Miller Ben Cr. By Working at Mansion house 1
By working on the race Bank 3
" Working in the Mill 2
In All 6

Dr. Bricklayers & Carpenters for the Work of 9 min Amt. 54
Cr. By Hewing of Timber for Dogue run Barn 13
" Hewing of pieces to raise the tumbling Dam 3
" Getting of Timber for the shop Use 5
" Sawing Stuff for Sundry Articles 6
" sawing sleepers for Dogue run Barn &c. 2
" Halling of Timber to the pit 1
" Isack & Joe Making New Carts, & axeltrees &c. 12
Cr. By the Brick Layers Tom Davis & Muckles 42
" pulling Down the old Chimney & Cleaning Bricks 4
Do fixing a place for the Stills 2
" Digging of brick Earth 6
In All 54

Dr. Spinners & Knitters for the work of 15 hands [per] Week 90
Betsy Davis spinning 5 Lib. Tow Yarn 6
Elsy 5 Lib. Do yarn 6
Anny 5 Lib. Do Do 6
Carolina 1 Lib. Do Do 2
Delia 5 Lib. Do Do 6
Delphia 2 Lib. Do Do 6
Matilda 5 Lib. Do Ditto 6
Judith 4 Lib. Stockings Yarn 6
Kitty 2 Lib. sewing Thread 6
Charlote Kniting 2 pair Stockings 6
Lucy one pr Do 6
Lame peter 2 pr stockings 6
Old Sall Nothing 6
Sickness Dolsy 6 days Caroline 4 Lame Ally 6 Days Doll 6 22
90

Dr. Gardeners for the work of 2 men amt. 12 dys
Cr. By Grubing & planting Ivy & Honey Suckle 6
" Working in Garden 6
Frank one day Grubing Herculas 3 days & Siras 3 days Diging of gravel } 12

NjMoNP.

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