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    Routine Duties and Quiet Pleasures

    From: Washington Papers | Diaries | Volume 3 | Routine Duties and Quiet Pleasures

    11[August 1772] (Washington Papers)
    Augt. 1. Rid to the Ferry Plantn., Mill, Doeg Run, and Muddy hole. 2. Went to Pohick Church and Dined with Mrs. Washington & Patcy Custis at Captn. McCartys. Came home in the Afternn. 3. At home all day alone. 4. Rid to the Ferry Plantation and returnd from thence. 5. At home all day alone. 6. Rid to the Ferry Plantation Mill Doeg Run and Muddy hole. 7. At home all day writing & Posting my...
    Augt. 1. Cool—wind still Westerly. 2. Clear & pleasant, but rather Cool. Wind hanging still to the Westward. 3. Cool yet—Wind Eastwardly & Weather Clear. 4. Still Cool with the Wind Easterly. 5. Warmer, Wind getting Southerly. 6. Clear, Calm and Warm. 7. Very Warm in the forenoon. Wind pretty fresh in the Afternoon from the Southward. 8. Exceeding warm in the forenoon. Cooler afterwards the...
    13Remarks & Occurs. in Augt. [1772] (Washington Papers)
    Augt. 3d. Finished Sowing the Cut next the Tumbling Dam at Doeg Run with Wheat 43 Bls. The same day began to Sow Wheat at the Ferry Plantn. 4. Finished Sowing the uppermost Cut with wheat in the Neck—the Cut next Abn. Adams’s 64 Bls. 10. Dennis Curran, Cook Jack, Schomberg Arlington, Peter & London began to Work on my Mill Race, Scouring it out. 11. Finished the third Cut in the Neck with...
    14[July 1772] (Washington Papers)
    July 1st. At home all day with Mr. Byrd. 2. Mr. Byrd went over to Belvoir. I continued at home all day. 3. Rid to the Ferry Plantation Muddy hole & Doeg Run. 4. After Dinner Rid to Muddy hole to my Harvest People. 5. At home all day alone. 6. In the Afternoon Rid to my Mill where Messrs. Wm. Shaw and Adam Lynn had been Inspecting my Flour. William Shaw (died c.1774), an Alexandria cooper, had...
    July 1st. Lowering kind of a forenoon but clear afterwards with the Wind Southerly. 2. Wind tolerably fresh from the Southwest in the forenoon, and very Sultry. In the Afternoon a pleasant Shower, but not much of it. 3. Very hot and Sultry with the Wind Southerly. 4. Very hot with a little Wind from the Southward. In the Afternoon a little, & but a little Rain. 5. Again very hot—Wind in the...
    16Remarks & Occurs. in July [1772] (Washington Papers)
    July 3d. Began my Wheat Harvest at Muddy hole & Doeg Run in the following Manner. Viz.—At Doeg Run with the two Davy’s & two Sons of Brummit as Cradlers, & the Wheat being rather green no regular assortment of Cradlers was allotted to them as yet. At Muddy hole, Palmer (who did not work himself, but only acted as an Instructer) and Six of the youngest Cradlers began. Brummit may be William...
    17[June 1772] (Washington Papers)
    June 1st. Went with Mr. Wr. Washington & Mr. Willis to my Brother Saml. where we dined and stayed all Night. 2. Went to Run off the Land Captn. Kennedy lives on also my smaller Tract by Mr. Keiths. Accomplished the former but not the latter. Got to Mr. Wr. Washingtons to Dinnr. & met my Br. Jno. & Wife there. 3. Stayed at Mr. Washingtons all day. 4. Set of on my return home. Dined at the Widow...
    June 1st. But little Wind. Weather very hot & Sultry, with appearances (only) of Rain. 2. Very hot and Sultry in the forenoon, with a good deal of Rain & Wind in the afternoon (in Frederick) but not much at Mt. Vernon. 3. Misting & Raining more or less all day (in Frederick) with the Wind fresh & Cool from the Eastward. 4. Flying Clouds, with the Wind very fresh & Cool from the Eastward. 5....
    19[May 1772] (Washington Papers)
    May 1st. Went a Hunting with Mr. Jno. Custis. Found nothing. Returnd to Dinner. 2. At home all day. Mr. Foxcraft Mr. Hoops and Mr. Ramsay came here to Dinner and stayd all Night. Two of GW’s visitors were from the postal service. After 1764 British America was divided between a southern postal district, from the Carolinas to the West Indies, and a northern postal district, from Virginia to...
    May 1st. Very Smoaky and a little lowering with but little Wind and tolerably Warm. 2. Very smoaky and hazy all day—warm in the Afternoon and perfectly Calm. 3. A little Rain, with the Wind fresh from the No. East in the Morning and very cool—clear afterwards. 4. Tolerably calm in the Morning but Windy and cool afterwards with Rain in the Afternoon & Night. 5. Tolerably calm and pleast. wind...