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[Diary entry: 13 October 1787]

Saturday 13th. Thermometer at 52 in the Morning—62 at Noon and 56 at Night. Cloudy in the Morning and clear afterwds. with the Wind at No. Wt.

Rid to Dogue run, French’s & the ferry Plantns.

At the two first took an Acct. of the Horses Cattle and Sheep wch. are as follow—viz.—

At Dogue run. Horses height Age Dabster a grey 14½ 10 Ploughers Horss. Columbus bay 14 Camp bay 14¼ Ferry 3 bro: bay 14½ Camp Working Horses 2d. bodd. Do. 13¼ Milk & Cydr. 14¼ Bay Dark bro: 5 A Bay Mare, stabled at Mansn. Ho[use] last year 14½ 10 Mares unbroken—or not used A Black—blaze face 2 hind feet white A bay, off hind foot whe. A bla. Snip & Star—2 hind feet white From Milk & Cyder. Bay—Stabled last year 13½ 4 Bay. like her, rather Smaller No white Chesnut—likely Bay—No white 3 Bay. blaze—near fore and 2 hind feet wh[it]e Sorrel—no white 1 11 Bay. stabled last year 4 Grey, breaking Sorrel—sml. Star—2 fore feet light—not wh[it]e 1 3 Bay. horse colt sml. Star spg. Bay. Mare Do. no white Do. Yellow bay—blaze face Do. 3 Not belongg. to the Plantn. old Partner Charr[io]t Horses Old Valiant Jersey—Mare Augusta Do—bay 4 In all 29 Cattle Oxen 7 Cows in the pasture 20 at home house 2 Mill besides a calf 1 23 Heifers 4 years old 1 3 years old 0 2 Do. Do 5 1 Do. Do. 8 Calves (cows) 11 25 Steers 4 years old 5 3 Do. Do. 8 2 Do. Do. 6 1 Do. Do. 1 Bull Calves 6 26 Bulls 4 yrs. old 1 1 Do. Do. 1 2 83 Calf at the Mill 1 In all 84 1 Steer—& on the M: Meadw. for Sla: 1 Cow Sheep—of all sorts 99 At French’s Horses. The same as had from Robinson, and particularly enumerated and described the 1st. day of Jany. last, as registered in the Diary of that date 11 A Sorrel horse colt last Spring from the Sorrel Mare 1 in all 12 Cattle. Oxen 4 Cows (Includg. the Farmers) 7 Heifers 1 year old 1 cow calves 3 Steers 1 year old 4 spring calves 1 In all 20 Sheep in all 29

At French’s sowed a narrow slipe of the grd. off which Pease had been taken next the Meadow Ditch with Wheat. The Wheat was sown on the ground without breaking and plowed in which it did in a very mellow & pulverized state, although the grd. in common never was drier or harder to work. In short, had the grd. been often plowed it could not have been in a better state of culture than it appeared (as did the whole field) to be in—which evinces, if Pease is not an exhauster, that land cannot be better prepared for an Autumnal sowing than by raising a crop of them previous thereto.

Finished cutting, and putting into small heaps the Pease at Muddy hole.

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