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To George Washington from William Pearce, 29 January 1797

29 January-4 February 1797

A Meteorological account of the weather kept at Mt Vernon

1797

Jany 29 In the morning 48 S. cloudy 48 W. Cloudy 46 NW Clear
30 38 NW Clear 40 NW Clear 42 W. Cloudy
31 39 SE Cloudy 40 SE Cloudy 40 SE clear
Feby 1st 39 E. Cloudy 41 E. Cloudy 42 NE cloudy
2 48 W. clear 50 W. clear 44 NW clear
3 39 NW clear 40 W. clear 40 W. cloudy
4 39 NW clear 41 W. clear 40 SW clear

  Feby 4th 1797

Dr. Mansion House for the work of 8 hands amt [per] Week 48
Cr. By Waggon Hauling sundries for Distilery 3
" Do Hauling Hay to Mansion 1 Tumbles [] Cart 2 d. } 3
" Cart Hauling hay to Mansion 2 hauling Leaves from C. yard 2 } 4
" Do Halling Oats to Mansion 1 & to Mill 1 day 2
" Tumbles Hauling Wood 6 days 6
" Working at the Distilery serving Brick Layers 9
" Going to town with boat 2
" heaping Manure 3
" cutting & picking up corn stalks 4
" cutting of wood &c. 6
Sick Mimy going to town to get shot cut out of her Ear 6
48
Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 hands amt. [per] Week 24 days
Mauling & mortoising posts 22 days Sick Dundee 2 days 24

Stock 1 Stud horse 3 Stud Jacks & 3 young Do 7 Horses 10 Jeanets 9 Work Mules & 16 Do Unbroke 15 Cows & 8 fatning weathers


Dr. Muddy Hole for the work of 14 hands amt. [per] week 84 Dys
Cr. By Halling to Mill 1 day & halling to Mill 5 days 6
" Cutting & grubing on new road 60
" Malling Rails 1 & making fences 11 days 12
Sick Nanny 4 & Gabriel 2 days 6 84

Stock 7 Horses 4 Mules 37 Cattle 2 Calves 49 sheep & 5 Lambs Increased by one bull from Dogue Run one Calf & 5 Lambs

Oats sent to Mansion house 28 } Corn sent to Mill 9 Bushels
Do Fed to Horses 4 Do fed to Stock 3
32 Wheat sent to Mill 6 1/2 Bushels

Dr. Union Farm for the work of 23 hands amt [per] week 138
Cr. By Ploughing 30 days & grubing in Mill Swamp 20 dys 50
" Burning of Brush 12 picking up corn stalks 14 26
" Carting corn stalks in the cow yard 7
" Carting Dirt to fill up guley 5
" Carting of rails & wood 3 planting of Cedars 3 days 6
" Mortoising of posts 2 days putting up fencing 18 days 20
" Thrassing of Corn 6 days Rachel working on Road 6 } 12
Sick Abraham 3 days grace 3 Flora 6 12
138

Stock 16 horses & 6 Mules 120 sheep 68 Cattle 14 Year olds 2 Calves—Corn sent to Mill 20 bushels Do for Whiskey 25 Bushels Do sent to Mansion house 20 Bushels Do fed to Stock 10 Bushels


Dr. Dogue Run for the work of 16 hands amt [per] week 96
Cr. By Ploughing 21 dys & Spreading manure 25 dys 46
" Joe Mortoising posts 6 & making rails 6 days 12
 Mauling & hewing flat rails 6 Halling stalks in F. yard } 7
 Do Carting rails 5 days & fencing 4 days 9
Sick Sall twins 6 Sany 6 days Grace 6 Simon 4 22
96

Stock 69 Cattle 1 Calf 138 Sheep 5 Horses 8 Mules Decrease one bull sent to Mudy hole Corn sent to Mill 12 bushels Ditto fed to Stock 7 1/2 Bushells


Dr. River Farm for the work of 27 hands amt. 162
Cr. By Ploughing 28 days Do Halling straw 8 dys 36
" Halling manure 4 dys Do Halling wood 2 dys & rails 4 10
" Halling Corn to Mill 1 day Cutting & malling rails 25 dys 26
" Grubing 20 days Heeping manure 22 days 42
" Cleaning Wheat 4 days shilling corn & carrying Hay to Barn 30
 Attending to stock, 12 days Sick Bredgy 6 days 18
162

Stock 11 Horses 11 mules 1 Colt 84 Cattle 4 Calfs Decrease three Sheep 203 Sheep 35 Lambs & Lost 4

Corn sent to Mill   30 bushells
Fed to Stock 12 1/2 Do
Ditto to Sheep  6 Do
48 1/2 In All This Week’s

Dr. Carpenters & Brick Layers for the work of 9 Men Days 54
Cr. By Hewing of Trougs & digging for the Distillery 25
" Carting of timber for the Troughs &c. 3
" Repairing of old shop for Distilery 2
" Isack & Joe Making of Carts & repairing of River Farm } 10
" carts axeltrees & making a new Tongue for Union Farm Cart
" Do assisting in digging of troughs the Distelery 2
42
Cr. Brick Layers By Tom Davis fixing for the Distilery 5
Muckles assisting Tom in the above work 5
Do in town on Saturday with the boat 2
In All 54

Dr. Gardner for the work of 3 men amount [per] week 18
Cr. By Dressing the ground and sowing Cedar Berries 9
" Kleaning the yard and triming trees & sowing Holy Berries &c. 9
18

Sir Please send me one Myrtle tree & several sorts of aloes & granium & other good things for the green house.


Dr. Spinners & Knitters for the work of 15 womeen Amt. 90
Cr. By Alse Spinning 5 Lib. of Tow yarn 6
" Carolina Do 4 Lib. of Do 5
" Anna Do 3 Lib. of Do 4
" Betty Davis Do 2 Lib. of Do 2
" Delphia Do 2 1/2 Lib. of Do 6
" Judit Do 4 Lib. of Do 6
" Kitty Do 2 Lib. of Sewing thread 6
" Lucy Knitting one pr of stockings 6
" Charlote Do 2 pr of Do 6
" Sall Nothing 6
Sickness Caroline 1 day Ane 2 days Betty Davis 4 Days
Doll 6 days Matilda 6 Delia 6 Lame Ally 6 days Dolsy 6 days }
37
90
Lame Peter Knitting 2 pr Stockings

Mill Grist Dr. Wheat Corn Contra Cr. Meal homeny Bran
To Mudy Hole Farm 9 1/4 By muddy hole 8 1/4
To Dogue run 12 " Dogue run farm 12
" Union Farm 20 " Union Farm 15 1/2
" River Farm 30 " River Farm 13 5 2 1/2
" Mansion House 20 " Mansion house 19 3/4 8
" Toll this Week 10 Davy 20 Lib. Midlings 2
 Corn Ground Still 25 John Vilot 1
Corn Ground Farms 126 1/4 Wm Stewart 1 2 1/2
Cooper Miller 2 Boys 1 1/4
Received from Muddy Hole 6 1/2 Meal Delivered Farms 72 5 15

Dr. Coopers for the work of one man & boy amt. 12
Cr. By Dressing out flour Barrels 3
 Doing Sundryes in the Distelery 9 12
Dr. Miller Ben for the work of one man amt. 6
Cr. By working in the Mill to Days 6

NjMoNP.

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