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    From: Washington Papers | Diaries | Volume 6 | Mostly Weather

    1Editorial Note (Washington Papers)
    E ditorial note . In Feb. 1795 GW resumed making notations on the calendar pages of his almanacs and continued to do so until the end of 1798. In some cases the notations are clear. For example, in Jan. 1797, he temporarily kept some daily temperature readings on that month’s calendar, and during 1795 and 1796 he occasionally recorded stops on his journeys between Mount Vernon and...
    2[April 1795] (Washington Papers)
    Tuesday 14th. Left Phila. for Mt. V. Reached Wilmington. 15. Do. Roger’s Susqa. rogers’s susqa : John Rodgers (see 7 May 1775) had died in 1791 and his wife, Elizabeth Reynolds Rodgers (c.1743–c.1816), was continuing to run her husband’s old stone ferry house at Perryville, Md., on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. 16. Baltimore. 17. Bladensburgh. 18. George Town. 19. Mount Vernon &...
    3[May 1795] (Washington Papers)
    May—1st. Came to Wilmington. 2. Arrived at Philadelphia. 15. Thunder, lightning & rain—cool. 16. Wind Northerly in the Morng. 17–18. Cool & cloudy, with the Wind easterly. Same till the 21st. 21. Wind at So. Wt. Warm & very heavy rain. 22. Cloudy all day—Wind So. 23. Raining moderatly till Noon—W[in]d S. W. 24. Clear with the Wind Westerly—rather cool. 25. Clear, & rather cool. Wd. East[er]ly.
    4[June 1795] (Washington Papers)
    1st. Wind hard at No. Wt. & cold—all day. 2. Do. at So. Wt.—fresh—& heavy showers—Aftern[oon]. 3. Clear & pleasant Wind Easterly. 4. Clear wind Westerly. 5. Do. fine air—Wind at So. W. 6. Do. Wind at Do. & fresh. Warm. 7. Do. Do. Easterly. Do. 8. Do. Do. Do. do. 9. Do. Wind fresh at S. W. all day. 10. Do. Do. Do. Do. Rainy night.
    5[July 1795 (1)] (Washington Papers)
    1. Wind at So. Et. Raing. more or less all day. 2. Do. at East—cloudy more or less. 3. Do. do. Clear & growing warm. 4. Do. do.—heavy morng. but clear afterwds. 5. Do. do. in the morning West in the aftern. 6. Do. So. Wt. & fresh—Warm also. 7. Cool morning—fresh No. Wind all day. 8. Southerly & warm—but little Wind. 9. Much as yesterday. 10. Very sultry, with little or no Wind.
    6July [1795 (2)] (Washington Papers)
    15th. Left Philaa. with Mrs. Washington & my family for Mt. Vernon. Dined at Chester & lodged at Wilmigton. left philaa. : “President Washington about eight o’clock this morning set out for Mount Vernon in a two-horse phaeton for one person, his family in a coach and four horses, and two servants on horseback leading his saddle horse” ( HILTZHEIMER Jacob Cox Parsons, ed. Extracts from the...
    7[August 1795] (Washington Papers)
    1. Wind at No. Wt.—flying clouds, warm. 2. Do. Easterly—violent Rain & wind aftn. 3. Do. No. Wt. Much rain fell last night. 4. Sml. Westerly breeze—quite clear. 5. Do. Do. Do. Clear. 6. Clear, still & warm. 7. Wind Southerly & very warm. 8. Same as yesterday with R[ain] af[ternoon]. 9. Still very warm with clouds. 10. Very warm rain afternoon.
    8For August [1795] (Washington Papers)
    6th. Left home on my return to Philadelphia. Met the Potok. Co. at Geo. Town & lodged there. GW had expected to leave for Philadelphia on 3 Aug., stopping in Georgetown for the meeting of the Potomac Potowmack Company on that date. However, several weeks of rainy weather culminated in a bad storm and heavy rains on 2 and 3 Aug. which swelled the streams and washed out roads and bridges. GW...
    9For September [1795] (Washington Papers)
    1st. Wind westerly—some rain—A good deal fell in the Night. Cool. 2. Wind Northerly cloudy & springling till Noon. 3. Do. No. W. Fine, clear & pleast. all day. 4. Do. Do. Much such a day as yester. 5. Do. Do. Cloudy in the morng., clear. 6. No. Et. Showery and Cool. 7. Do. Do. Do. Do. Much rain in N. 8. So. Wt. with mists in the forenoon. 9. Do. Clear & very warm. 10. Same as yesterday.
    10September [1795] (Washington Papers)
    8th. Left Phila. for Mt. Vernon. Dined at Chester & lodged at Wilmington. 9. Breakfasted at Christiana dined at Elkton & lodged at Charles town. 10. Breakfasted at Susquehanna (Mrs. Rogers’s) dined at Hartford & lo[d]ged at Websters. 11. Breakfasted at Baltimore. Dined & lodged at Spurriers. 12. Breakfasted at Van Horns. Dined at Bladensburgh & lodged at George Town. 13. Breakfasted in George...