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1261[Diary entry: 26 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
26. So[uther]ly wind Cloudy & a little Rain.
1262[Diary entry: 27 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday Feby. 27. Very little Wind & that Southerly but raind of and on the whole day. Continued plowing while the Weather woud permit, and the People, viz. George, Kate, Doll, & little George were employd in Grubing the Field by the Garden. Nations’s horse that was destraind on for my Rent was sold at Publick Auction to Mr. Tom Triplet for £5. Peter had got his Coal drawn & brought in one...
1263[Diary entry: 27 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
27. So[uther]ly wind & dripping Weather.
1264[Diary entry: 28 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
Thursday Feby. 28th. Measurd the Fields by the Quarter & Garden as the Fences was intended to be run and found Six Acres in the former & Nine in the Latter. Also run the Round the Fields in the Lower pasture according as the dividing Fence is to go but the Compass being bad or some mistake happening I coud not close the plot with any exactness. Finished Grubbing the Field by the Garden....
1265[Diary entry: 28 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
28. Little or no Wind till Night then No. Et. & Wet.
1266[Diary entry: 29 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
Friday Feby. 29th. The Rain continued by Intervals through the Night, and till afternoon when the Wind came to No. West and ceasd, growing clear. Stopd my Plows. The Gentlemen Dind here to day and two, viz. Mr. Ramsay & Captn. Stanley, returnd to Alexandria. The others went to Belvoir. A very great Circle rd. the Moon.
1267[Diary entry: 29 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
29. Rain till 12 Oclock then Wind at No. West.
1268[March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Saturday Mar. 1–1760. Finishd Bottling 91 dozn. Cyder. The wind for the first part was at No. West & very cold, but shifting Easterly & then to So. it grew something warmer but continued Cloudy. The Ground being hard froze stopd my Plows this day also—and employd all hands in running the dividing fence of my Pastures. Traversd the Fields in the Lower Pasture again & set a Course from the head...
1269[The Weather] [March 1760] (Washington Papers)
1. Cold & Cloudy—wind first at No. Wt. then East[er]ly. 2. Fair day, variable Wind. 3. Southerly Wind & Cloudy. 4. High Westerly Wind—clear & cool. 5. So[uther]ly wind & Rain. 6. Do. fine day. 7. Do. fine Morning but Cloudy Afterwds. 8. No. Et. Wind, and much Rain. 9. No. Et. Wind & Snow by Intervals all day. 10. No. W. Wind & Clear.
1270Cash Accounts, March 1760 (Washington Papers)
Contra Mar. 1— By Christr Hardwick £ 15. 0.0 3— By 100 Bushels of Oats @ 1/6 7.10.0 By a Line for Muddy hole Quarter 0. 3.6 17— By Mrs Washington in Cut Bits &ca 3. 8.0 18— By Wm Lodwick 0.10.0 By Dinner & Club at Mrs Chews 0. 2.6 Gave away 1/3 1.3 22—
1271[Diary entry: 1 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Saturday Mar. 1–1760. Finishd Bottling 91 dozn. Cyder. The wind for the first part was at No. West & very cold, but shifting Easterly & then to So. it grew something warmer but continued Cloudy. The Ground being hard froze stopd my Plows this day also—and employd all hands in running the dividing fence of my Pastures. Traversd the Fields in the Lower Pasture again & set a Course from the head...
1272[Diary entry: 1 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
1. Cold & Cloudy—wind first at No. Wt. then East[er]ly.
1273[Diary entry: 2 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Sunday Mar. 2. The Morning calm & Serene. About 10 Oclock the Wind freshned from the No. West, and died away by two. At 5 it came Southerly & blew again seeming unsettled. Mr. Clifton came here to day, & under pretence of his Wife not consenting to acknowledge her Right of Dower wanted to disengage himself of the Bargain he had made with me for his Land on the 26th. past and by his Shuffling...
1274[Diary entry: 2 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
2. Fair day, variable Wind.
1275[Diary entry: 3 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Monday Mar. 3d. Bought 100 Bushels of Oats at 1/6. of Reuben Joyne. Finishd plowing the Clover field but not the dividing Fence in the Pastures. Wind for the most part was Southerly—sometimes blewing fresh & at other times quite calm but the day was cloudy & felt cold till towards Night.
1276[Diary entry: 3 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
3. Southerly Wind & Cloudy.
1277[Diary entry: 4 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday Mar. 4th. Rain without Intermission till Noon—thence at Intervals till Night, with strong So[uther]ly wind the whole time. Plows Stopd—but the dividing fence finishd. Gave up the Horse Cart, & the Dun horse and Jack to R. Stephens.
1278[Diary entry: 4 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
4. High Westerly Wind—clear & cool.
1279[Diary entry: 5 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday Mar. 5. High Wind from the West—the day clear & somewhat cold. Began plowing the field by the Garden for Lucern. Put in the great bay mare (& horse) King. The latter coud not be prevaild upon to plow. The other did very well: but the Plows run very badly. Finishd Plow Harness for my Chariot Horses. lucern : alfalfa or lucerne, Medicago sativa . Although this perennial legume is...
1280[Diary entry: 5 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
5. So[uther]ly wind & Rain.
1281[Diary entry: 6 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Thursday Mar. 6. Fitted a two Eyed Plow instead of a Duck Bill Plow and with much difficulty made my Chariot Wheel horses plow. Surveyd Captn. Posseys 145 Acres of Woodland Ground which he bought of my Bror. Chs. & find some of the Courses and distances to vary from those in the Deeds and that 136 Acres only, are Included. Also run the upper Courses of Frens Land and find some great Errors as...
1282[Diary entry: 6 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
6. Do. fine day.
1283[Diary entry: 7 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Friday Mar. 7th. Fine Morning, but Cloudy Afternoon, wind Southerly. Put the Poll end Horses into the Plow in the Morng. and the Postilion & hand Horse in the Afternoon but the Ground being well sworded over & very heavy plowing I repented putting them in at all for fear it should give them a Habit of Stopping in the Chariot.
1284[Diary entry: 7 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
7. Do. fine Morning but Cloudy Afterwds.
1285[Diary entry: 8 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Saturday Mar. 8. No. Et. Wind & Rain—Plows stopd. Gave Captn. Cawseys Skipper namely William Vicars—1 Tobo. Note and an Order on Hunting Creek Warehouses for 7 Hhds. of my Mountain Tobo. John Cawsey was captain of the Tyger , a 120–ton British-built ship which took a crew of nine and sailed in the Virginia tobacco trade for John Farrel & Co. of Bristol, Eng. William Vicars was probably...
1286[Diary entry: 8 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
8. No. Et. Wind, and much Rain.
1287[Diary entry: 9 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Sunday Mar. 9. No. Et. wind, and Snow by Intervals the whole day.
1288[Diary entry: 9 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
9. No. Et. Wind & Snow by Intervals all day.
1289[Diary entry: 10 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
Monday Mar. 10th. No. W. wind and clear, but the Ground too Wet for Plowing. Rode to my Plantation and the Mill, & there partly agreed with Jerry Mitchell to rebuild my Mill when She runs dry in the Summer. Dispatchd Mulatto Jack to Frederick for some Mares from thence to Plow. The Snow (which was not more than an Inch & half deep) was entirely dissolvd today. Jeremiah Mitchell, an independent...
1290[Diary entry: 10 March 1760] (Washington Papers)
10. No. W. Wind & Clear.