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3811[Diary entry: 8 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
8. Much Rain, wind variable.
3812[Diary entry: 9 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday Apl. 9th. Wind at No. Et. Very Cloudy and sometimes Misty. The Heavy Rains that had fallen in this few days past had made the Ground too wet for Plowing; I therefore set about the Fence which Incloses my Clover Field. Doctr. Laurie came here. I may add Drunk. Observd the Trefoil wch. I sowd on the 3d. Inst. to be coming up, but in a Scattg. manner. The Lucerne wch. was sewd at the...
3813[Diary entry: 9 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
9. No. Et. very cloudy sometimes Misty.
3814[Diary entry: 10 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
Thursday Apl. 10th. Mrs. Washington was blooded by Doctr. Laurie who stayd all Night. This Morning my Plows began to Work in the Clover Field, but a hard Shower of Rain from No. Et. (where the Wind hung all day) abt. 11 Oclock, stopd them for the Remainder of the day. I therefore Employd the hands in making two or three hauls of the Sein, & found that the Herrings were come. Val Crawford...
3815[Diary entry: 10 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
10. Do. Do. Do.
3816[Diary entry: 11 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
Friday Apl. 11th. Set one Plow to Work again in the Morning the other about 10 Oclock in the Clover Field. Tryd the new Plow brot. Yesterday, found she did good Work and run very true but heavy—rather too much so for two Horses, especially while the Gd. was moist. Abt. 11 Oclock set the People to Hauling the Sein and by Night and in the Night Catchd and dressd Barrels of Herring and 60 White...
3817[Diary entry: 11 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
11. So. Et. & fresh. Cleard abt. Noon.
3818[Diary entry: 12 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
Saturday April 12th. Hard No. West the whole day, very clear and Cool. Hauld the Sein but without Success. Some said it was owing to the wind setting of the Shore, which seems in some Measure confirmd by the quantity we catchd Yesterday when the Wind blew on upon it. About 11 Oclock finishd plowing the Clover Field. Abt. 1 Mullatto Jack began harrowing it with the wide Toothd Harrow and got...
3819[Diary entry: 13 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
Sunday April 13th. Fine clear still Morng. Abt. 10 Oclock the Wind (what little there was before being So.) came Easterly, blew fresh and Clouded. Towards Evening the Atmostphere was quite Overcast and threatned Instant Rain. My Negroes askd the lent of the Sein to day but caught little or no Fish. Note the Wind blew upon the shore to day.
3820[Diary entry: 14 April 1760] (Washington Papers)
Monday Apl. 14. Fine warm day, Wind So[uther]ly and clear till the Eveng. when it clouded. No Fish were to be catchd to day neither. Mixd my Composts in a box with ten Apartments in the following manner viz.—in No. 1 is three pecks of the Earth brought from below the Hill out of the 46 Acre Field without any mixture—in No. All mixd with the same quantity & sort of Earth in the most effectual...