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    Routine Duties and Quiet Pleasures

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

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