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To George Washington from William Pearce, 10 April 1796 to 16 April 1796

A Meteorological Account of the Weather Kept at Mt Vernon
10-16 April 1796

April

10th In the Morng 50 NE Clear 55 NE Clear 54 N Clear
11th 50 NE Cloudy 60 NE Clear 57 NE Clear
12th 54 SW Clear 62 SW Cloudy 60 SW Cloudy
13th 50 NW Clear 58 NW Clear 56 NW Clear
14th 55 SW Clear 59 SW Clear 57 SW Clear
15th 54 NW Clear 60 NW Cloudy 56 NW Light Rain
16 52 NW Clear 58 NW Clear 56 SW Clear

April 16th 1796

Dr Mansion House for the Work of 11 hands amtg [per] week to 66 Days
Cr. By Waggon hauling timber 5 days hauling time to R. Farm 1 d. 6
By Cart hauling posts & Rails 5 days By, do at Mill 1 day 6
By puting up post & Rail fence 12 days 12
By Working at the fishing shore 18 days 18
By Peter in Care of Stables 6 Frank in Care of Cattle 6 days 12
By Sickness Sam 6 days Antony 6 days 12
Total 66

Recd from Mill 20 Bus of Meal & 46 Bus of Bran

Stock 1 Stud horse 4 Jacks 8 Jinnies 2 Ass Colts 3 Brood Mares 1 Young Mare 1 Work Mare 6 Mule Colts 2 horse Do 9 Work Mules 10 Mules 2 horses 11 Cows & 7 Calves—Decrease 1 Mule Sent to U. Farm.

Dr. Ditchers for the work of 4 Men amts [per] Week to 24 Days
Cr. By hauling the Seine 6 days 6
By puting up post & Rail fence 12
By Geting posts 6 days 6
Total 24
Dr. River Farm for the Work of 27 hands amts [per] Week to 162 Days
Cr. By Crossing for Corn Droping & Covering Do 61 days 61
By hauling Rails 5 days hauling Corn to Mill 1 day 6
By loading Carts & hauling Manure 18 days 18
By hewing Rails Morticeing posts & puting up fences 24
By Carrying Corn to the Barn & Shelling it 15
By Shelling Seed Corn 14 days 14
By hauling the Seine 12 days By Attending to Stock 12 d. 24
Total 162

Sent to Mill 22 1/2 B. of Corn Recd 13-B. of Meal

Stock 11 horses 11 Mules 78 Cattle 8 Calves 186 Sheep 5[2] Lambs Decrease 2 Sheep Died—Fed to stock 4 1/2 Bar. of Corn.


Dr Union Farm for the of 23 hands amts [per] week to138 days
Cr. By ploughing for Corn 48 days 48
By planting Corn 60 days— By Sheling Corn 5 days 65
By hauling Manure 6 days— By hauling the Seine 12 days 18
By Fanny in Child bead 6 Days Rachal Do 1 Day 7
Total 138

Sent to Mill 20 Bus of Corn Recd 15 1/2 B. of Meal

Stock 16 horses 4 Mules 112 Sheep 41 Lambs 77 Cattle 6 Calves

Fed to stock 2 Bar. of Corn.


Dr Dogue Run for the Work of 16 hands amts [per] week to 96 Days
Cr. By ploughg, in No. 2—8 days— By Do in No. 6—20 days 28
By planting Corn & potatoes 35 days 35
By takeing Corn-stalks off of the Wheat 8 days 8
By hauling Manure 2 days hauling Rails 4 days 6
By hewing & tennoning flat Rails 6 D.— By hauling the Seine 6 D. 12
By Sickness Charity 4 days Judy 3 days 7
Total 96

Sent to Mill 14 Bus of Corn Recd 12 1/2 Bus of Meal

Stock 7 horses 7 Mules 58 Cattle 3 Calves 121 Sheep 48 Lambs

Fed to Stock 1 1/2 Bar. of Corn.


Dr Muddy Hole for the Work of 14 hands amts. [per] week to 84 Days
Cr. By Cart at Mill 1 day— hauling Rails 5 days 6
By ploughing in the New ground at the M. House 08
By listing in No. 4—8 Days— By Coossing for Corn 4 Days 12
By fenceing in the New ground at the Mansion House 28
By Covering Corn in No. 4 12 days 12
By hauling the Seine 6 days 6
By Sickness Will 6 days Amy 6 days 12
Total 84

Stock 7 horses 4 Mules 35 Cattle 1 Calf 45 Sheep 20 Lambs

Fed to Stock 1 Bar. of Corn.


Dr Mill for Sundrys Corn Contra Cr. F. Flour Midlg bran meal
By M. House 19 46 20
To Union Farm 20 By Union Farm 15 1/2
To River Farm 22 1/2 By River Farm 13
To Dogue Run 14 By Dogue Run 12 1/2
To Muddy Hole 8 1/2 8 1/2 By Muddy Hole 8 1/2
By Jos Cash 25 1
By fishing Landg
By Wm Pearce 25
By V. Taylor 1
Farm Corn Ground 65 Farm Meal Delivered 74 1/2

Dr Cooper for the Work of 1 Man amts [per] Week to 6 Day
By Workg at the fishery 6 Days 6
6

April 15th 1796


days
Dr Carpenters & Brick Layers for the Work of 10 Men amt [per] week to 60 Days 60
Cr. By John Ned Jams & Sambo prepairing stuff for the New barn main Doors—puting up the dormant windows In the Stable 18
Simes & Chriss sawing 12
Joe with the waggon Drawing stocks 6
Davey working at the fishery 6
Tom davis & Mueless Laying bricks at the New barn 12
By Sickness Isaac 6
Total 60

April the 16th 1796

Dr Spinners Sewers & Knitters for the Work of 14 Women Amounting [per] week 84 days
Cr. By Betty Davis Spinning 6 pd of Gow thread 6 days
By Matilda do—6 pd of—do 6
By Delia—do 6 pd of—do 6
By Anne—do—4 pd of—do 4
By Dolsey—do—5 pd of flax thread 6
By Judit—do—3 pd of stocking yarn 6
By Kitty—do—1 pd of sewing thread 6
By Caroline sewing 9 shirts 6
By Charlotte—do—9 shirts 6
By Delphie Knitting 3 stocking 6
By Lana Ally—do—3 stocking 6
By Daly—do—1 pear of stocking 6
By Sieckness Anne 2 days sall 6 Alscie in Child Bead 6 days 14
Total– 84 days
By Lam Peter Knitting 2 pear of stocking 6 days

April the 16th 1796

Dr Garden for the work of 3 Men Amounting [per] Week18 days
Cr. By Kleaning in the gardens 6 days
By Kleaning & Digging in to the Vine Yart 12
Total 18 days

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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