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1801[September 1761] (Washington Papers)
Septr. 8. Sowed 12 Bushels of Ray Grass Seed and 2 Bushels of Hop Trafoil in the Inclosure adjoining the Quarter. The Weather was extreamely dry when it was sowd, however their fell a slight Shower that day—as there did likewise the 10th. but not more than sufficient to lay the Dust thoroughly. The seed was Harrowed in with a Brush Harrow and it is apprehended buried too deep by that means as...
1802[Diary entry: 8 September 1761] (Washington Papers)
Septr. 8. Sowed 12 Bushels of Ray Grass Seed and 2 Bushels of Hop Trafoil in the Inclosure adjoining the Quarter. The Weather was extreamely dry when it was sowd, however their fell a slight Shower that day—as there did likewise the 10th. but not more than sufficient to lay the Dust thoroughly. The seed was Harrowed in with a Brush Harrow and it is apprehended buried too deep by that means as...
1803[Diary entry: 21 September 1761] (Washington Papers)
[21] Cattle bought at My Bro. John Washington’s Sale 21st. Septr. 1761. 1 Cow and Calf £ 2.10 1 Ditto Ditto 2.3  1 Ditto Ditto 2.16 1 Ditto Ditto 2.17 1 Ditto Ditto 3.3  1 Ditto Yearling 2.9 
1804[October 1761] (Washington Papers)
Octr. 15th. Sowed a Bushel of Ray grass seed, a gallon of clean Timothy Seed, and abt. half a Bushel in Chaff of Ditto on my Meadow at Dogue Run quarter. Note this ground at the time of Sowing was very moist—but no Rain fell upon it afterwards Untill the 22d. of the Month, when it raind hard for two days. This Seed was also harrowd in with Bushes. Clean Timothy seed supposd not to be good....
1805[Diary entry: 15 October 1761] (Washington Papers)
Octr. 15th. Sowed a Bushel of Ray grass seed, a gallon of clean Timothy Seed, and abt. half a Bushel in Chaff of Ditto on my Meadow at Dogue Run quarter. Note this ground at the time of Sowing was very moist—but no Rain fell upon it afterwards Untill the 22d. of the Month, when it raind hard for two days. This Seed was also harrowd in with Bushes. Clean Timothy seed supposd not to be good....
1806[Diary entry: 22 October 1761] (Washington Papers)
Octr. 22d. Began Captn. Posey’s Barn with Turner Crump & Six Carpenters. Turner Crump was hired by GW in Dec. 1760 to oversee GW’s slave carpenters at a wage of £30 per year. This construction project apparently marked the first time GW contracted Crump and his slave carpenters out to do work for others.
1807[January 1762] (Washington Papers)
Note. Killed this 27th. of Jany. —18 hogs of abt. 15 Months old—and for an experiment weighed them alive, after they had fasted abt. 36 hours. They turned out 2147  When killed nett Wt. was 1774  Haslletts
1808[Diary entry: 27 January 1762] (Washington Papers)
Note. Killed this 27th. of Jany. —18 hogs of abt. 15 Months old—and for an experiment weighed them alive, after they had fasted abt. 36 hours. They turned out 2147  When killed nett Wt. was 1774  Haslletts
1809[February 1762] (Washington Papers)
9. Began Plowing for Oats. 20. Rented George Ashfords Plantn. to Nelson Kelly for 1000 lbs. Tobo. & Cash. Sowed a good deal of Tobo. Seed at all my Quarters. George Ashford of Fairfax County sold GW 135 acres of land on the west side of Dogue Run 13–14 Jan. 1762 for £165 (Fairfax County Deeds, Book E–1, 22–30, Vi Microfilm). Adjoining this land on the north was another 135-acre tract that GW...
1810[Diary entry: 9 February 1762] (Washington Papers)
9. Began Plowing for Oats.
1811[Diary entry: 20 February 1762] (Washington Papers)
20. Rented George Ashfords Plantn. to Nelson Kelly for 1000 lbs. Tobo. & Cash. Sowed a good deal of Tobo. Seed at all my Quarters. George Ashford of Fairfax County sold GW 135 acres of land on the west side of Dogue Run 13–14 Jan. 1762 for £165 (Fairfax County Deeds, Book E–1, 22–30, Vi Microfilm). Adjoining this land on the north was another 135-acre tract that GW had bought from Ashford’s...
1812[Diary entry: 27 February 1762] (Washington Papers)
27. Killed 27 Hogs after being Six days coming from Frederick and very well emptied—wch. hogs weighed gross as follows—viz. 320 202 254 206 220 130 128
1813March [1762] (Washington Papers)
2. There having fallen a Snow of abt. 2 Inches depth the Night before—I sowed thereupon, at the Meadow at Fosters, where the grass was entirely destroyd by the Winter’s Frosts, Six pecks of Ray grass Seed & three quarts of Timothy Seed mixed well in Ashes. Also Sowed, from the North Side of the Inclosure by the Quarter, to the Quarter with Ray grass, hop Clover, & Lucerne Mixed—viz. for the...
1814[Diary entry: 2 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
2. There having fallen a Snow of abt. 2 Inches depth the Night before—I sowed thereupon, at the Meadow at Fosters, where the grass was entirely destroyd by the Winter’s Frosts, Six pecks of Ray grass Seed & three quarts of Timothy Seed mixed well in Ashes. Also Sowed, from the North Side of the Inclosure by the Quarter, to the Quarter with Ray grass, hop Clover, & Lucerne Mixed—viz. for the...
1815[Diary entry: 18 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
18th. Agreed to give Turner Crump one Sixth part of what he can make by my Carpenters this Year, which is to commense the 22d. day of Octr. being the time when he began Captn. Poseys Work, and to give him the Seventh of what he can make by them the Year after.
1816[Diary entry: 20 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
20. Finished Plowing for Oats—abt. 20 Acs.
1817[Diary entry: 22 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
22. Began Plowg. and Ditchg. the Meadow at George Ashfords. Also began Sowing & Harrowing in of Oats. Also, grafted Six trees in the Garden. See Memorandum of this on ’tother side the Book.
1818[Diary entry: 24 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
24. Burnt Tobo. Beds. Grafted 5 others of the same Cherry’s on Scions standing in a Cluster in the Mint bed. Also, 3 Bullock hearts (from Colo. Mason) one under the Wall to the right of the gate—2 others under the Wall also, between the 5 Cornation Cherrys & opposite to the Plumb trees. Also—4 more of the fine early Cherrys from Colo. Masons, between the abo⟨ve⟩ and the Cherrys which were...
1819[Diary entry: 25 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
25. Sowed them [tobacco beds] in the following Manner viz. in the first bed next towards the dividing fence Frederick Tobo. Seed—in 2d. Bed Thick joint in 3d. Sweetscented—4th. Johnson’s 5th. br[oa]d long Green.
1820[Diary entry: 27 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
27th. Finished Sowing & harrowing in my Oats. Viz. 44 Bushels. Also, finished Sowing the grass Seed by Quar[te]r.
1821[Diary entry: 29 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
29. Engagd my Ferriage at Fredksburg. by the Year of Mr. Jas. Hunter. James Hunter, Jr. (1746–1788), inherited this Rappahannock River ferry from his father, William, who died in 1754. Since James Jr. was still a minor in 1762, GW must have dealt with his older cousin and guardian, James Hunter, Sr. (d. 1785), a major merchant, planter, and iron manufacturer then of King George County.
1822[Diary entry: 30 March 1762] (Washington Papers)
30. Sowed in the Meadow at Ashfords, eight Quarts of Timothy Seed four Do. of Lucerne, and three pecks of Hop Trefoil.
1823April [1762] (Washington Papers)
5. Sowed Timothy Seed in the old Apple Orchard below the Hill. 7. Sowed—or rather sprinkled a little of Ditto on the Oats. 8. to the 10th. Getting Swamp Mud, & laying it in heaps—also got a little of the Creek Mud—Both for tryal as Manures. 14. Inspected 20 Hhds. Tobo. 15. John Foster run away. 21. Sent Jno. Alton to take charge of Plantation. John Alton (d. 1785), a white servant, worked...
1824[Diary entry: 5 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
5. Sowed Timothy Seed in the old Apple Orchard below the Hill.
1825[Diary entry: 7 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
7. Sowed—or rather sprinkled a little of Ditto on the Oats.
1826[Diary entry: 8 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
8. to the 10th. Getting Swamp Mud, & laying it in heaps—also got a little of the Creek Mud—Both for tryal as Manures.
1827[Diary entry: 14 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
14. Inspected 20 Hhds. Tobo.
1828[Diary entry: 15 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
15. John Foster run away.
1829[Diary entry: 21 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
21. Sent Jno. Alton to take charge of Plantation. John Alton (d. 1785), a white servant, worked faithfully for GW for more than 30 years. He accompanied GW as his body servant in the Braddock campaign and later served in various capacities at Mount Vernon. When John Foster ran away from Mount Vernon, GW sent Alton to take over the overseer’s duties at the Dogue Run farm. Later in the year...
1830[Diary entry: 22 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
22. Attachts. in my hands for Fosters effects.
1831[Diary entry: 24 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
24. Had the Plantn. viewed. Herrings run in gt. quantity’s. Planted new gd. at Williamson’s.
1832[Diary entry: 26 April 1762] (Washington Papers)
26. Began to plant Corn at all my Plantation’s.
1833May [1762] (Washington Papers)
3. Mr. Daingerfields Negro Bricklayer Guy came here to work. Three William Daingerfields were living in Virginia in 1762, all of whom GW knew. Col. William Daingerfield (d. 1769), of Greenfield, Essex County, whom GW had visited in 1752 as he was traveling home from Barbados, had a son and a nephew, both named William. The son William Daingerfield (d. 1781), of Coventry and Fredericksburg,...
1834[Diary entry: 3 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
3. Mr. Daingerfields Negro Bricklayer Guy came here to work. Three William Daingerfields were living in Virginia in 1762, all of whom GW knew. Col. William Daingerfield (d. 1769), of Greenfield, Essex County, whom GW had visited in 1752 as he was traveling home from Barbados, had a son and a nephew, both named William. The son William Daingerfield (d. 1781), of Coventry and Fredericksburg,...
1835[Diary entry: 4 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
4. Finished Planting Corn at all Places.
1836[Diary entry: 10 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
10. Counted the Tobo. Gd. at Doeg Run Qr. as follows—viz.—of Cowpen Ground 7500 Dungd Gd. in Peach Orchard 3100 Ditto in Apple Orchard 3500 14,100 New ground 12500 Old Ground J. Gists adjg. 10700 large Cut by Corn field fence 22000 Middle Cut adjoing. 9200 Small Cut next Woods Do. 4500 round New Tobo. House
1837[Diary entry: 11 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
11. Told my Sheep as follows—viz. & Cut & Markd Ewes in all 104 Ewe Lambs 38 Weather’s Do. 29 left for Ram’s 4 Ram’s 6 Weather’s 8 139 left for killing 16 66 Note. The above Includes falling Sheep Ewes & Lambs. Put 31 hides in Soak for Tanning.
1838[Diary entry: 13 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
13. Got a Cask of Leith Ale from Mr. Marshall Piscatwy. Agreed to do Mr. Bells Work for £59. Marshall is probably James Marshall, who owned or managed a “Public House of Entertainment” in Piscataway in 1761 ( Md. Gaz. , 23 April 1761). Piscataway is on Piscataway Creek in Prince George’s County, Md., almost directly across the Potomac from Mount Vernon. At this time it was a thriving town made...
1839[Diary entry: 15 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
15. 6 Cows & Calves from S. Johnson. 3 Do. 2 Do. from C.
1840[Diary entry: 22 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
22. Young Countiss & black Mare Covered by Alexanders Ho[rse]. Alexander is probably Robert Alexander, son of Col. Gerard Alexander and his wife Mary Dent Alexander. It is probable that GW sent some of his mares to Alexander’s nearby plantation to be bred, possibly to an English stallion which he had previously sold to Alexander ( General Ledger A General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of...
1841[Diary entry: 28 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
28. Planted abt. 50, or 60,000—being the first—Tobo. put in. Roan’s bay & sorrel covered by Mr. Rozers Traveller. English bay & black covered by Aeriel. Roan may have been John Roan, overseer of Claiborne’s, the Custis dower plantation in King William County. Ariel was a thoroughbred black stallion from the famous Belair stables in Prince George’s County, Md. In 1762 he was standing at William...
1842[Diary entry: 30 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
30. Chesnut Mare covered by Alexrs. H[orse] Countis & blk. refused. Roan Mare & old black coverd by McCartys horse. Capt. Daniel McCarty (d. 1791 1792 ) of Mount Air charged GW £3 for “the use of your Horse to 4 Mares” ( General Ledger A General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 82).
1843[Diary entry: 31 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
31. White Mare & Rankin covered by Do.
1844June [1762] (Washington Papers)
1. Guy Sick and did no Work. 2. Good Season at D[ogue] Run Quartr. planted abt. there. 4. Jno. Askew came to Work. In 1759 GW hired John Askew (Askin) , a local joiner, for £25 per year plus housing. In Oct. 1761 they changed the agreement, GW now paying Askew a per diem wage that amounted to the same £25–per-year rate. For a 5–day week with 11 holidays per year Askew’s pay would come to 2s....
1845[Diary entry: 1 June 1762] (Washington Papers)
1. Guy Sick and did no Work.
1846[Diary entry: 2 June 1762] (Washington Papers)
2. Good Season at D[ogue] Run Quartr. planted abt. there.
1847[Diary entry: 4 June 1762] (Washington Papers)
4. Jno. Askew came to Work. In 1759 GW hired John Askew (Askin) , a local joiner, for £25 per year plus housing. In Oct. 1761 they changed the agreement, GW now paying Askew a per diem wage that amounted to the same £25–per-year rate. For a 5–day week with 11 holidays per year Askew’s pay would come to 2s. per day. Hence, as Askew was paid per day, GW kept track of any absence or return to...
1848[Diary entry: 7 June 1762] (Washington Papers)
7. Jno. Askew came to Work.
1849[Diary entry: 8 June 1762] (Washington Papers)
8. Roan Mare took McCartys Horse. Old black—took—Do.—Do.
1850[Diary entry: 9 June 1762] (Washington Papers)
9. Rankin’s—took—Do.—Do. White—refused Do.—Do. English Mare refused Alexrs. Horse.