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    Routine Duties and Quiet Pleasures

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

    No. Author Recipient Title Date Context
    1 Washington, George [December 1772] 1772-12-01 Decr. 1st. At home all day a Writing to Williamsburg. Most of GW’s two days of writing was in...
    2 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in Dec. [1772] 1772-12-01 Decr. 1st. Cloudy & like for Falling weather; being also Cold. 2. Clear in the forenoon but...
    3 Washington, George [November 1772] 1772-11-01 Novr. 1st. At Colo. Bassetts all day. 2. Went to Williamsburg in Company with Captn. Crawford....
    4 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in Novr. [1772] 1772-11-01 Novr. 1. Clear, very Warm, & but little wind—that Southerly. 2. Clear & warm in the forenoon with...
    5 Washington, George [October 1772] 1772-10-01 Octr. 1st. At home all day with the Gentn. that came yesterday Afternoon—Colo. Burwell & Mr. Jno....
    6 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in Octr. [1772] 1772-10-01 Octr. 1. Clear, Calm & pleasant being warm. 2. Very pleasant & warm without any Wind. 3. Such a...
    7 Washington, George Remarks & Occurs. in Octr. [1772] 1772-10-07 Octr. 7. Finished getting and Securing my Fodder at the Ferry Plantn. 8. Turnd the Water into My...
    8 Washington, George [September 1772] 1772-09-01 Septr. 1st. Rid to the Ferry & from thence to the Mill. In the Afternoon Doctr. Rumney came &...
    9 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in Septr. [1772] 1772-09-01 Septr. 1st. Wind at No. Et. & Weather Cloudy but no Rain fell. 2. Clear, & Wind fresh from the...
    10 Washington, George Remarks & Occurs. in Septr. [1772] 1772-09-01 Septr. 1st. Finish’d Ditching at the Ferry Plantation—200 Rod in the whole. 2. Finishd Sowing...
    11 Washington, George [August 1772] 1772-08-01 Augt. 1. Rid to the Ferry Plantn., Mill, Doeg Run, and Muddy hole. 2. Went to Pohick Church and...
    12 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in Augt. [1772] 1772-08-01 Augt. 1. Cool—wind still Westerly. 2. Clear & pleasant, but rather Cool. Wind hanging still to...
    13 Washington, George Remarks & Occurs. in Augt. [1772] 1772-08-03 Augt. 3d. Finished Sowing the Cut next the Tumbling Dam at Doeg Run with Wheat 43 Bls. The same...
    14 Washington, George [July 1772] 1772-07-01 July 1st. At home all day with Mr. Byrd. 2. Mr. Byrd went over to Belvoir. I continued at home...
    15 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in July [1772] 1772-07-01 July 1st. Lowering kind of a forenoon but clear afterwards with the Wind Southerly. 2. Wind...
    16 Washington, George Remarks & Occurs. in July [1772] 1772-07-03 July 3d. Began my Wheat Harvest at Muddy hole & Doeg Run in the following Manner. Viz.—At Doeg...
    17 Washington, George [June 1772] 1772-06-01 June 1st. Went with Mr. Wr. Washington & Mr. Willis to my Brother Saml. where we dined and stayed...
    18 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in June [1772] 1772-06-01 June 1st. But little Wind. Weather very hot & Sultry, with appearances (only) of Rain. 2. Very...
    19 Washington, George [May 1772] 1772-05-01 May 1st. Went a Hunting with Mr. Jno. Custis. Found nothing. Returnd to Dinner. 2. At home all...
    20 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in May [1772] 1772-05-01 May 1st. Very Smoaky and a little lowering with but little Wind and tolerably Warm. 2. Very...
    21 Washington, George [April 1772] 1772-04-01 Apl. 1. Dined and Spent the Evening at Mrs. Campbells. 2. Dined and Spent the Evening at Mrs....
    22 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in April [1772] 1772-04-01 Apl. 1. Raw, Cold, & Cloudy Morning. Close and constant Rain afterwards. 2. Raining a kind of...
    23 Washington, George [March 1772] 1772-03-01 Mar. 1st. Reachd Colo. Bassetts from Todds Bridge by 12 Oclock. Stayd there the remainder of the...
    24 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in March [1772] 1772-03-01 Mar. 1st. Ground pretty hard froze. Morning Calm & pleasant. Cool & Windy afterwards Wind fresh...
    25 Washington, George [February 1772] 1772-02-01 Feb. 1st. Attempted to ride as far as the Ferry Plantation to wch. there was a Tract broke but...
    26 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in Feby. [1772] 1772-02-01 Feb. 1st. Snow still so deep that there was no passing from one place to another where there was...
    27 Washington, George [January 1772] 1772-01-01 Jany. 1st. Upon the same business this day as brought me to Alexandria yesterday. Came home in...
    28 Washington, George Acct. of the Weather in Jany. [1772] 1772-01-01 Jan. 1st. Lowering with the Wind Westwardly. In the Afternoon it threatned Snow much and at Night...
    29 Washington, George Remarks & Occurs. in Jany. [17]72 1772-01-01 Jan. 1 & 4. Settling with the Assignees of Mr. John Semple for the Maryland Tract of Land sold...