Monday 20th. Thermometer at 35 in the Morning—38 at Noon and 38 at Night.
Missling all day intermixed at times with Rain with but little wind.
Began, though the ground was too wet, to set the Posts of my Paddock fence.
Mr. Lawrence Washington of Chotank, Mr. Wm. Thompson Mr. Willm. Stuart and Mr. Lund Washington came here to dinner—all of whom except the first went away after it.
William Thompson, of Colchester (see entry for 16 April 1775), in 1785 married Ann Washington, daughter of Lund Washington’s brother Robert Washington (b. 1729). William Stuart (b. 1761) was a younger brother of David Stuart.