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To George Washington from James Anderson, 26 February 1797 to 4 March 1797

26 February-4 March 1797

A Meteorological Account of the weather Kept at Mount Vernon

1797

Feby 26 in [the] Morning 38 S. clear 40 S clear 40 S clear
27 40 S.W cloudy 42 S.W cloudy 42 W cloudy
28 38 NW cloudy 40 NW cloudy 38 N. cloudy
March 1 40 NW clear 42 N.W clear 40 NW clear
2 38 S cloudy 40 S.E cloudy & some Snow 39 E & much Snow
3 38 N.W cloudy & snow going off 40 N.W cloudy & some Rain 39 W cloudy
4 44 SW clear 46 SW clear 44 SW cloudy

Dr. Mansion house for the Work of 8 hands Amt. [per] Week 48 days
Cr. By one Waggon hauling of Timber 2
" Hauling Rails 1 day & Hay 2 days both to Mansion 3
" Hauling of hogshead &c to Fish House 1
3 horse Cart gone after Fouls up the Country 2
" Hauling Manure to Garden 2. do at Jas. Andersons & Whiskie 4
" 2 Horse Cart broke down 4 days to Mill 1. & Hauling Wood 1 6
" repairing of the fence at Spring Lott 12
" Cuting & Grubing in Corn field by the White Gate 8
" repairing the Yard fence 4
Sick Gunner 6
48

Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 Men Amount. [per] Week 24 days
Cr. By Ditching at the Mill 11
" mending of the Hog pen &c 1
" Mortoising of Posts 12
24

Stock One Stud horse 3 Stud Jacks & 3 Young do 7 Horses 9 Working And 16 unbroke Mules. 15 Cows. 2 Calves. 10 Jeanets & 7 Wedders

Increase 1 Calf.


Dr. Mudy hole for the work of 14 hands Amounting [per] Week to 84 days
Cr. By one Cart hauling Rail 3 & at Mill 1 4
" do hauling Corn Stalks 2
" Ploughing 20
" Grubing & Burning of Brush 30
" Cuting of Corn Stalks. & loading Cart 8
" fencing 6
" Cuting, Mauling. & Sawing Blocks 4
Sick Darius 6 days & Sackey 4 days 10
84

Stock 7 Horses. 4 Mules. 376 Cattle 3 Calves 49 Sheep 18 Lambs, Decrease 1 Steer sold the Butcher—Increase 1 Calf—& 4 Lambs

  Corn Sent to Mill 9 Bush
do fed to Stock 3 12 Bu.
Oats fed to Horses 4 Bu.

Dr. Dogue run for the Work of 16 Hands Amounting [per] Week to 96
Cr. By Ploughing 10
" fencing 19, & making Posts 12 days 31
" Making Post & Rail fences 12 & Grubing 25 days 37
" Carting Rails 4, Hay, & wood 2 days 6
" Cuting of Wood 4
Sick Sittar 4 Bens Bell 4 days 8
96

Stock 5 Horses & 8 Mules. 67 Cattle & one Calf 138 Sheep & 13 Lambs Increase 3 Lambs, Decrease 1 Sheep Sold the Butcher, & 3 Lambs died in the Yeaning.


  Corn Sent to Mill 12 Bu.
do fed to Stock 5 Bu.
17

Dr. Union Farm for the Work of 22 hands Amount [per] Week 132
Cr. By Ploughing in the Corn field 30
" Grubing in Mill Swamp 12 & burning Brush 24 days 36
" Planting of Hedges 20
" Making Post & Rail fences 12 & other fences 8 20
" Carting wheat to Mill 1 & wood to the Distillery 6 days 7
" Hauling Slope to Jas. Anderson’s for the Cows 1
" Cuting of Wood 14
Sick Fanny 4
132

Stock 15 Horses 6 Mules. 61 Cattle 13 Years old Decrease 6 Cows & 2 Calves sent to Jas Andersons 117 Sheep 6 Lambs [merialed] 6 Lambs


Corn Sent to Mill 20 Bu.
Wheat Sent to Mill 43 1/2 Bu.   do fed to Stock 5 do
Tailings to Distillery 14 Bu. 25
57 1/2 the Wheat 58 & Tailings 48 lb. [per] Bu.

Dr. River Farm for the Work of 27 hands Amts [per] Week 162 days
Cr. By ploughing 25 Hauling Rails & Wood 5 days 30
" Loading Carts & hauling of Straw 11
" Hauling wheat & Corn to Mill 5 & cleaning wheat 6 days 11
" Carrying Corn to Barn.& shelling it 12
" Cuting & Mauling Rails 22.Grubing & Planting Thorns 14 } 36
" fencing 20 And Attending to stock 12 days 32
" lost by snow falling part of a day 12
Sick.Agnes & Cornelia in Childbed 12. Bett with a sore leg 6 18
162

Stock 12 Horses 11 Mules 84 Cattle & 10 Calves 203 Sheep & 78 Lambs Increase 2 Calves & 4 Lambs Wheat sent to Mill 79 1/2 Bu. @ 57 lb.


Corn Sent to Mill 25 1/2 Bu.
do fed to Horses & Cattle 17 1/2
do Pigs in a Pen   3 46

Mill Dr. Corn Wheat Contra Cr. J. Meal Flour fine Md H. S.B.
1797
March 4 To Mudy hole  9 " 2 By Mudy hole 8 2 7
" Doguerun 11 " " Doguerun 12
" Union Farm 20a 43 " 2 " Union Farm 15 2
" River Farm 25" 79 " 2 58 lb. " River Farm 13 2 2 2 4
" do for Hominey 2 " 2 57 lb. " Mansion house 19 2 1 10 " 8 1/2
" To Toll this Week 11" " Joseph Cash  1
Union Farm in " Patrick Callahan 25
Tailings for the Still 14 " " Jas Anderson & [Servts]  1 3
48 [lb.] " John Violet  1
" John Neale  1 " 2
" William Stewart 1 "
" Cooper Miller.& Boys 1 " 2
" Corn fed to Sows & Pigs 1 "
Middlings sold to the Distillery 100
123
 14 Tailings
79 137 77 " 3 " 25 — 100 — 3 — 2 — 21 ——8 1/2

Bus. fine
Flour packed this Week — Superfine 14   22
 In the Mill formerly 93 19
 On hand in the Mill 107 41

Dr. Coopers for the Work of 1 Man & Boy Amounting to 12 days
Cr. By cuting.& Sawing stuff for Cogs & Rounds 2
" Boy dressing Band Staves 6
Sick Tom 4
12

Dr. Miller for the Work of one Man. 6 days } & Cr. By Working on the Mill 4
" geting Cogs & Rounds 2
6

Dr. Carpenters for the Work of 7 Hands Amounting to 42 days
Cr. By taking up the remainder of the Flour at Doguerun Barn And laying down new Sleepers. And making a Coffin for Old Matt at Dogue run } 10
" Hauling Timber to Doguerun Barn. 1
" Making a Door & 2 Windows for Jas Andersons Cellar 1
" Sawing of Sleeper for Dogue run Barn 8
" Cuting out Hickory Cogs for the intended Wheat Machine 10
" Isacc & Joe Making a New plough for Mudy hole } 12
" Making a New Wheel for the Lumbler Cart at Mansion
" fixing an Old one to make it run in the Meantime
" fixing a new Cart body.& Axel to the 3 horse Cart &ce
And dressing out plough Stuff
42

John Neale Assisting And Attending to the above


Dr. Brick layers for the Work of 2 Men Amounting to 12 days
Cr. By Tom Davis at River farm 1 day Making & Minding Seines 5 days 6
" Meuhles deging of Brick Clay 6
12
Frank cleaning & Airing the House 6 days
Siras deging Brick Clay 6
12 days

Dr. Spiners, Knitters & Sewers for the Work of 15 Women Amt. 90
Cr. By Mattilda Spining 6 lb. Sow Yarn 6
" Delia Spining 6 do do 6
" Betsey Davis 5 do do 6
" Alsey 5 do do 6
" Dolsey 5 do do 6
" Annie 5 do do 6
" Delphia 2 1/2 do do 6
" Judith 4 Stocking yarn 6
" Kitty 2 Sewing thread 6
" Lame Alley Knitting 2 pair Stockings 6
" Lucey Knitting 1 pair do 6
" Charlotte Sewing 9 Shirts 6
" Caroline 9 Shirts 6
" Sall Winding Wending Yarn 6
Sick, Doll 6
Sam Peter Knitting 2 pair Stockings 6 days 90

Dr. Gardeners for the Work of 3 Men Amt. [per] Week 18
Cr. By dressing the Ground & planting of peach Stones 6
" Diging in the Garden 10
" lost by Snow 2
18

Stud. S. Jacks. Jeanets. Horses. Mules. Total. Cattle. Calves. Total Sheep Lambs
Mansion [H] 1 " 6 " 10 " 7 " 25 = 49 " 15 " 2 = 17 " 7 "
Mudyhole 7 " 4 = 11 " 36 " 2 = 38 " 49 " 18 =
Doguerun 5 " 8 = 13 " 67 " 1 = 68 " 138 " 13 =
Union 15 " 6 = 21 " 74 " 74 " 117 " 6 =
River Farm 12 " 11 = 23 " 84 " 10 = 94 " 203 " 78 =
1 " 6 " 10 " 46 " 54 = 117 " 276 " 15 = 291 " 514 " 115 "
Jas Anderson 2 = 2 " 9 " 3 = 12 "

The Cows were brought on Saturday — a trough fixed [forthly] And this Week shall have [Butter], But will soon bring more cows —

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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