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8701[August 1761] (Washington Papers)
Augt. 15th. Sow’d abt. half an Acre of English Turnip Seed adjoining to the above and Raked them in the Ground being dry. Elsewhere GW calls his English turnips “Norfolk turnips,” from the county in southeast England where the raising of turnips ( Brassica rapa ) as a field crop for livestock was highly developed. Tull’s method of drilling the seed in rows to permit cultivation by horsedrawn...
I am informd that the Bill in Chancery exhibited against me by Mr Ross and others was presented and receivd last Court & an Order made for me to answer—I formerly told Mr Ellzey that, seeing no cause why he might not prepare the answer also (as I wanted nothing but my due, & not to procrastinate matters) he might do it accordingly but how far his ill health may suffer him to prosecute business...
8703[Diary entry: 20 July 1774] (Washington Papers)
20. Rid into the Neck. Mr. Piper, Mr. Ross & Mr. Gibson Dind & Lodgd here. Mr. Gibson may be James Gibson, merchant of Suffolk, Nansemond County, with whom GW had some dealings ( General Ledger A General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 281, 283), or John Gibson, who in 1780 was a Colchester merchant (George Mason to James...
8704[Diary entry: 5 August 1771] (Washington Papers)
5. At home all day. Colo. Fairfax came here to breakfast & returnd afterwards. Doctr. Craik came to Dinner & went away after it.
On the 25th of last Month I drew upon you in favour of the Revd Mr Boucher, Tutor to Mr Custis, for Fifty pounds Sterling which please to pay and place to the Acct of this young Gentlemen. I have been impatiently waiting for my Goods, being much in want of the Millstones, having heard nothing from you in respect to them since the 12th of Septr though Captn Montgomerie (immediately from London...
8706Cash Accounts, February 1760 (Washington Papers)
Cash Feby 27— To Wm Nationss horse destraind on & sold for £ 5. 0.0 To Cash at Cards 3. 1.0 Contra Feby 4— By 37 pistoles and a Shilling pd for 100 Barrl Corn 40. 2.8 By freight of Ditto from Port Tobo a 1/ 5. 0.0 By Overseers Expences in fetching it 0.17.6 9— By a Man that drove down my Hogs 0.10.0 16— By Cards 7/. gave away 5/. pd Mr Welden for my Seal 43/
8707[Diary entry: 2 November 1771] (Washington Papers)
2. Dined with the Council and Spent the Evening in my own Room a writing. GW is probably preparing his petition to the council on behalf of the Virginia Regiment. In it he asked not only that individual allotments be made but that the limit of 20 surveys be removed, each claimant being permitted to survey his own portion of land and the 61,796 acres already surveyed by Crawford being divided...
8708[Diary entry: 27 September 1768] (Washington Papers)
27. Clear with the Wind Westwardly & sometimes blowing fresh.
8709[Diary entry: 26 December 1768] (Washington Papers)
26. Ditto—Do.—L. W——n. set of for Staffd.
8710[Diary entry: 29 January 1773] (Washington Papers)
29. At home all day alone.
8711[Diary entry: 26 May 1773] (Washington Papers)
26. Din’d at Elizabeth Town, & reachd New York in the Evening wch. I spent at Hull’s Tavern. Lodg’d at a Mr. Farmers. Hull’s tavern, run by Robert Hull, was located “in the Broadway” ( N.Y. Gazette & Weekly Mercury , 8 Nov. 1773). In 1774, according to John Adams, Hull’s tavern was at “the Sign [of] the Bunch of Grapes” ( ADAMS [1] L. H. Butterfield, ed. Diary and Autobiography of John Adams ....
8712[Diary entry: 6 November 1765] (Washington Papers)
6. Finishd sowing Wheat at the Mill—viz. 19 Bushls. in the large cut within the Post & Rail fence & 6 B. in the small cut wch. with 27 Bushl. sowed the other side makes in all 52 B.
8713[Diary entry: 26 February 1768] (Washington Papers)
26. Began to deliver my Wheat to Mr. Kirk. Carpenters not having quite finishd the Overseers Ho[use] at Muddy hole for want of some Plank went abt. a Corn Ho. there. Much abt. this time a Hound Bitch Mopsey of Mr. R. Alexanders (now with me) was proud, & shut up chiefly with a black dog Taster who lind her several times as did Tipler once, that is known of. The little Bitch Cloe in the House...
You are to proceed to George Parkers Plantation, where you will meet with Captain William Cocks and his Company of Rangers, who are ordered to erect a Work of Defence at the said place. You are to make choice of the most convenient Ground, and direct them in building a Quadrangular Fort of Ninety feet, with Bastions. You will direct them in what part of the Fort to build their Barracks, and...
8715[Diary entry: 2 May 1768] (Washington Papers)
2. Cold & chilly wind to the Northward.
8716[Diary entry: 13 March 1774] (Washington Papers)
13. Clear and pleasant with but little Wind.
8717[Diary entry: 10 July 1774] (Washington Papers)
10. Rather Cool all day altho there was but little Wind. That however was Northerly.
I have now had an oppertunity of Examining Ucahula, an Indian Warrior that brought in the Scalps mentiond in my last. His acct is nearly the following. That about the first of last Month Lieutt Gist with 6 Soldiers and 30 Indians left the South Branch of Potomack River, and after a tedious March (occasiond by deep Snows on the Mountains) they got upon the Waters of Monongahela, where Mr Gist...
8719[Diary entry: 28 October 1774] (Washington Papers)
28. Breakfasted at the Buck Tavern. Dined at Downs’s & lodged at New town upon Chester.
8720[Diary entry: 14 December 1768] (Washington Papers)
14. Snowd the best part of last Night and till 2 Oclock this day.
8721[Diary entry: 8 July 1767] (Washington Papers)
8. Do. Do. Do.
8722[Diary entry: 2 January 1760] (Washington Papers)
Jany. 2d. Wednesy. Mrs. Barnes who came to visit Mrs. Washington yesterday returnd home in my Chariot the Weather being too bad to Travel in an open Carriage—which together with Mrs. Washington’s Indisposition confind me to the House and gave me an oppertunity of Posting my Books and putting them in good Order. Fearing a disappointment elsewhere in Pork I was fein to take Mr. French upon his...
8723[Diary entry: 19 January 1773] (Washington Papers)
19. More moderate; the Wind getting Southerly but thawd little—lowering in the Evening.
8724[Diary entry: 16 May 1773] (Washington Papers)
16. Little or no Wind, & that being Southerly it grew warm again.
8725[Diary entry: 27 March 1748] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 27th. Travell’d over to the South Branch (attended with the Esqr.) to Henry Vanmetriss in order to go about Intended Work of Lots. The Van Meter family was among the earliest settlers in the Shenandoah Valley. John Van Meter, a New York state Indian trader who carried on an extensive trade among the Delaware Indians, visited Virginia about 1725. With his encouragement his sons Isaac and...
8726[Diary entry: 3 April 1774] (Washington Papers)
3. At home all day. Mr. Hooe & Mr. Robt. Harrison dined and lodged here.
The Land may be conveyed to you at any time, & for this purpose I will bring down my title papers & leave them with you, as I go to the Assembly. When, possession can be given, I am not altogether clear in, as I believe Mr Fitzhugh & Mr Hunter look upon the tillable & Pasture Land as engaged to them till the Fall; but Colo. Lewis can give you the best information on that head, as it was with...
8728[Diary entry: 4 November 1751] (Washington Papers)
November 4 th , 1751.—This morning received a card from Major Clarke, welcoming us to Barbadoes, with an invitation to breakfast and dine with him. We went,—myself with some reluctance, as the smallpox was in his family. We were received in the most kind and friendly manner by him. Mrs. Clarke was much indisposed, insomuch that we had not the pleasure of her company, but in her place...
8729[Diary entry: 7 October 1768] (Washington Papers)
7. Came home in the Morning & remaind. Mr. Townd. Dade (of Chotk.) came here. Townsend Dade (d. 1781), originally of the Chotank area of Stafford County, had by his first wife, Elizabeth Alexander Dade, five children who lived to adulthood, including Elizabeth Dade (b. 1734), who in 1751 married GW’s Chotank cousin Lawrence Washington (1728–c.1809). Dade next married Parthenia Alexander...
8730[Diary entry: 30 May 1773] (Washington Papers)
30. Dined with Genl. Gage & spent the Evening in my own Room writing. GW wrote to Rev. Myles Cooper, president of King’s College, concerning financial arrangements for Jacky’s stay at the college. He sent Cooper bills of exchange for £100 for Jacky’s use and asked him to establish credit for him with recommended merchants. However, GW added, if Jacky was too extravagant he hoped Cooper would...
You are hereby ordered to send out Parties to gather the Corn at the Plantations of those people, who are supposed to be killed or taken prisoners by the Indians, and have it secured for the Publick; taking a particular account of what is gathered from each Plantation. You are also to send out small Parties to protect the Country People, while they gather their Corn that is near the Fort. When...
8732[Diary entry: 9 February 1773] (Washington Papers)
9th. Doctr. Rumney continued all day, & Night. After an early Dinner I set of to Mr. Robt. Alexanders upon Fox hunting Party & in the Afternoon, Young Mr. Danl. Dulany Revd. Mr. Montgomerie, Mr. Tilghman & Jno. Custis came here & stayd all [night]. This Daniel Dulany (1750–1824) was called Daniel Jr. or Daniel III and was the son of Daniel Dulany the younger (1722–1797) and Rebecca Tasker...
8733[Diary entry: 6 June 1773] (Washington Papers)
6. Breakfasted at Slades 10 Miles from Suttons & dind and lodgd at Baltimore Town. Slade’s tavern was probably located on My Lady’s Manor in Baltimore County, Md., a few miles east of the present town of Cockeysville.
8734[Diary entry: 24 July 1768] (Washington Papers)
24. Went to Pohick Church.
Letter not found: to Adam Stephen, 25 Mar. 1756. On 19 May 1756 Stephen wrote to GW : “I am sorry that I did not receive yours from Quantico dated March 25th.”
8736[Diary entry: 7 April 1748] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 7th. Rain’d Successively all Last Night. This Morning one of our men Killed a Wild Turky that weight 20 Pounds. We went & Surveyd 15 Hundred Acres of Land & Returnd to Vanmetris’s about 1 oClock. About two I heard that Mr. Fairfax was come up & at 1 Peter Casseys about 2 Miles of in the same Old Field. I then took my Horse & went up to see him. We eat our Dinners & Walked down to...
8737[Diary entry: 3 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
3. At home all day. Alone.
8738[Diary entry: 14 March 1767] (Washington Papers)
14. Ground exceeding hard froze & cold in the Morning but pleasant afterwards, clear. Wind Westward.
Pay Mr John Moorey or Robt Cary Esqr. all Dividends now due, or shall hereafter become due £1650 Bank Stock standing in the name Jno. Custis decd and this shall be your Sufficient Warrant. Go: Washington & Martha Washington late wife of Danl Parke Custis Decd DS , Bank of England. The document is in GW’s hand and was signed by him and Martha Washington. John Moory Moorey was a partner in the...
Dr Colo. George Washington in Accot with Thos Lawson March 18th  To 5 Barrs of Iron sent you at this date Wt 160 @4d. £ 2.13.4 June 19th  To 88 Barrs of Iron now sent Wt 1T. 0C. 0Q.4W. 30/  30. 1.3 £32.14.7 E. Excepted pr Thos Lawson June 28th 1761 Then Recd ⟨the⟩ above Sum of Thirty two poun⟨ds⟩ 14 & 7 for the use of M⟨r Tho.⟩ Lawson. D , ICHi . The receipt is written in GW’s hand and signed...
8741[Diary entry: 12 July 1767] (Washington Papers)
12. Southwardly Wind & clear.
8742[Diary entry: 23 January 1773] (Washington Papers)
23. Ground very hard froze again and day variable—sometimes threatning snow—then promising to be fair and warm. Wind for the Most part Easterly but not much of it.
8743[Diary entry: 20 May 1773] (Washington Papers)
20. Still clear & midling Cool wind fresh from the west.
8744[Diary entry: 24 January 1760] (Washington Papers)
24. Fine day. Wind So[uther]ly. Gradual thaw.
8745[Diary entry: 31 March 1748] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 31st. Early this Morning one of our Men went out with the Gun & soon Returnd with two Wild Turkies. We then went to our Business. Run of three Lots & returnd to our Camping place at Stumps.
8746[Diary entry: 11 October 1768] (Washington Papers)
11. At home all day alone.