George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 20 December 1786]

Wednesday 20th. Mercury at 31 in the Morning—41 at Noon and 36 at Night.

A little Snow fell in the night scarcely half an inch thick. Weather cleared in the Night. Day fair, and tolerably [warm] for the Season tho’ the wind was pretty fresh from the No. West.

Mr. Bushrod Washington and Wife & Miss Blackburn went up to Alexandria after breakfast as did Doctr. La Moyeur. George Washington went up there also on my business; after having measured the remaindr. of the Corn at the Ferry plantation on the Hill, which with 6 Barrels brought home, and four given to the Hogs

amounted in that cut to 49 Barls.
On the Flat comn. plantg. 87
Drilled Corn by Meadow 29
Do. by Fish House 9
Total made this yr. 174

Rid to the Plantations at the Ferry, Dogue run & Muddy hole. James Lawson the Ditcher not at Work to day nor has he been seen since Sunday.

Killed the following Hogs to day

From Rivr. Plann. 12 1876
Muddy hole 11 1366
Killed Yesterday 6234
Supplied Ths. Green with 300
Remains 9176

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