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    Mount Vernon Flour, Western Bounty Lands

    From: Washington Papers | Diaries | Volume 3 | Mount Vernon Flour, Western Bounty Lands

    1[January 1771] (Washington Papers)
    Jany. 1st. Rid to my Mill in the forenoon and afternoon. 2. Did the same thing again. Met Colo....
    Jan. 1. Calm & very pleasant—being clear with all. 2. Clear and very pleasant with but little...
    3[February 1771] (Washington Papers)
    Feby. 1st. At the Mill in the forenoon and afternoon. Doctr. Rumney came here before Dinner &...
    Feby. 1st. Ground hard froze & day Cool, Wind being fresh from the No. West. 2. Ground froze but...
    5[March 1771] (Washington Papers)
    Mar. 1. Messrs. Ross and Wagener went away after breakfast. I rid to my Mill and Ditchers in the...
    Mar. 1st. Ground hard froze. Wind fresh & Cold in the forenoon—clear, calm, & warmer in the...
    20th. Began to Manufacture my Wheat with the Water of Piney Branch, which being insufficient to...
    8[April 1771] (Washington Papers)
    April 1st. Still at Dumfries upon the Arbitration between Doctr. Ross and Compa. & Mr. Semple,...
    April 1st. Morning Calm, & Warm. Afternoon a little Windy from the No. West & cooler—day clear....
    10Remarks & Occs. in April. [1771] (Washington Papers)
    5th. Turn’d the Water of Doeg Run into my Mill Race, which seemd to afford Water enough for both...
    11[May 1771] (Washington Papers)
    May 1st. At Colo. Bassetts all day. 2. Set out with Colo. Bassett for Williamsburg and reachd...
    May 1st. Wind tolerably fresh from the South East, with appearances of Rain but none fell. 2....
    13[June 1771] (Washington Papers)
    June 1st. Rid into the Neck and to the Mill before Dinner. In the Afternoon a Mr. Debutts of...
    June 1st. Clear and Warm—Wind being Southerly. 2. Also clear and pleasant—with but little Wind...
    15Remarks & Occurs. in June [1771] (Washington Papers)
    June 1st. Morris at Doeg Run Quarter Planted his Swamps with Corn. Finished breaking up Corn...
    16[July 1771] (Washington Papers)
    July 1. Rid into the Neck to my Harvest People, & back to Dinner. Mr. Robt. Rutherford came in...
    July 1st. Tolerable cool all day with Clouds. Wind Northwardly in the Morning, & Eastwardly in...
    18Remarks & Occurs. in July [1771] (Washington Papers)
    July 1. Began my Wheat Harvest in the Neck. Work’d Ten Cradles 8 of which were my own Negroes....
    19[August 1771] (Washington Papers)
    August 1st. Rid to Muddy hole the Mill and where the Carpenter’s were at Work. 2. At home all day...
    August 1st. Clear and very warm with the Wind pretty fresh from the Southwestward. 2. Clear and...
    August 1st. Began to Sow Wheat in the Neck with Wheat steep’d in Brine & allum. 3. Began to Sow...
    22[September 1771] (Washington Papers)
    Sept. 1st. At home all day. Mr. Burwell here. 2. Went up to Alexandria with Mr. Burwell after an...
    Septr. 1. Wind fresh from the Eastward. Afternoon Cloudy & Night Raining. 2. Ground now for the...
    24Remarks & Occs. in Septr. [1771] (Washington Papers)
    Septr. 4. The Mason’s began to work on the Mill Walls. Finish’d Sowing the Cut of Corn round the...
    25[October 1771] (Washington Papers)
    Octr. [1]. Dined at Upper Marlborough & reachd home in the Afternoon. Mr. Wormley—Mr. Fitzhugh,...
    Octr. 1st. The Weather clear & pleasant with very little Wind. 2. Clear and pleasant, with but...
    27[November 1771] (Washington Papers)
    Novr. 1st. Dined at Mrs. Dawson’s. Went to the Fireworks in the Afternoon and to the Play at...
    Novr. 1st. Warm and pleasant—Wind being Southerly. 2. Very warm in the forenoon & clear, Cloudy...
    29Remarks & Occs. in Novr. [1771] (Washington Papers)
    Novr. 11th. Returnd home from Williamsburg. 20. Began to Plant Cuttings of the Winter Grape in...
    30[December 1771] (Washington Papers)
    Decr. 1st. At home all day. Mr. Johnson still here. Doctr. Rumney came to Dinner & stayd all...
    Decr. 1st. The Wind exceeding hard from the Northwest, & very cold. 2. Wind variable with Clouds,...
    Decr. 16. Finished planting the Grape Cuttings in the Inclosure below the Garden. The first 29...