4. Finished Measg. & Lofting Corn.
6. 94 Barrls. Corn in great Corn Ho[use] at Muddy hole—when they began to use it.
Mr. Adams 8 Sheep from Mudy. hole.
GW records this delivery to Robert Adam of Alexandria in his LEDGER A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 133, as “8 Fat Sheep.”
15. 8 Ditto from Doeg Run.
Killed 28 Hogs viz.
|from Muddy hole||11||weighg.||1012|
|from Doeg Run||11||1056|
|Whereof 16 were sold||1535|
|4 To Overs[ee]rs||315|
|8 for Family|
|To that there has been for the Family this Year||435|
GW made the above entries in The Virginia Almanack for the current year, as was his custom. The 1762 edition, like many eighteenth-century almanacs, contained a printed section of proverbs and anecdotes, appearing in this case near the end of the volume. Of the 100 items there, GW marked 15 with an X, apparently indicating that he found them especially interesting or amusing.