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4651[Diary entry: 17 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
17. Showery in the Morning and abt. in Places all day but little here.
4652[Diary entry: 18 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
18. Very Cloudy all day at least the forepart of it but clear afterwards. Ground by this got thoroughly wet.
4653[Diary entry: 19 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
19. Showers again with the Wind fresh from the southward.
4654[Diary entry: 20 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
20. Very warm all Day. In the Night a good deal of Rain and a sudden change in the Air.
4655[Diary entry: 21 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
21. Very Cool and Cloudy. Wind being Northwardly & Eastwardly.
4656[Diary entry: 22 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
22. Cloudy & very cool all day. Being a close & constant Rain. Wind Eastwardly.
4657[Diary entry: 23 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
23. Warmer, Wind being Southwardly. Morning Misty & cloudy all day.
4658[Diary entry: 24 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
24. Misty Morning, and sometimes slight showers in the forenoon but clear & warm afternoon.
4659[Diary entry: 25 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
25. Cloudy generally through the day with the Wind pretty brisk from the Southwest especialy in the Morning.
4660[Diary entry: 26 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
26. Clear and Warm wind being still to the Southward.
4661[Diary entry: 27 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
27. Very Hot & even Sultry in the Evening with Clouds to the westward & some Rain.
4662[Diary entry: 28 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
28. Still warm but not so hot as yesterday. Raining most part of the Night.
4663[Diary entry: 29 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
29. Raining in the Morning but clear & cool afterwards.
4664[Diary entry: 30 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
30. Very cool. Wind being at No. West.
4665[Diary entry: 31 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
31. A Slight frost in the Morning but clear and cool all day.
4666Remarks & Occurances Augt. [1770] (Washington Papers)
Augt. 1. Began to Sow Wheat at Muddy hole—the Ground Grassy & in bad order. Began to Sow Ditto at Doeg Run Quarter where the Ground was exceeding foul, Grassy, & hard. 8. Began to sow Wheat in the Neck in that Cut upon the Creek above Carneys Gut. The Ground here was tolerably clear and in Good Order the Grass and Weeds being Choped over. Carney’s Gut, named for GW’s former tenant John Carney,...
4667[Diary entry: 1 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
Augt. 1. Began to Sow Wheat at Muddy hole—the Ground Grassy & in bad order. Began to Sow Ditto at Doeg Run Quarter where the Ground was exceeding foul, Grassy, & hard.
4668[Diary entry: 8 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
8. Began to sow Wheat in the Neck in that Cut upon the Creek above Carneys Gut. The Ground here was tolerably clear and in Good Order the Grass and Weeds being Choped over. Carney’s Gut, named for GW’s former tenant John Carney, is on the east side of Little Hunting Creek a short distance above the creek’s mouth (see illus., p. 3).
4669[Diary entry: 10–11 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
10 & 11th. I rid over all my Corn Ground as well that in the Neck as those at Muddy hole & Doeg Run, and was surprizd to see how much it had fired; especially in Land that was any thing Stiff and poor. It was observable also, that in most of these places there appeard no shoots upon the Stalks and upon the whole the prospect [was] exceedingly shocking. It is further to be observd, that the...
4670[Diary entry: 17 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
17. Finished the Cut at Doeg Run abt. John Gists Houses.
4671[Diary entry: 25 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
25. I examined my Corn fields & perceivd that the late Rains had made a great alteration for the better. Many stalks were putting out entire New Shoots with young and tender Silk—but as the Tassels of most of all the Corn (especially in that field in the Neck) was entirely dry. The question is whether the Corn for want of the Farina will ever fill. This is a matter worthy of attention & should...
4672[Diary entry: 29 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
29. The Rain that Fell last Night made the Ground too wet for plowing.
4673[September 1770] (Washington Papers)
Septr. 1st. Returnd from the Arbitration at Colchester. In the Evening my Brothr. Saml. & his wife & children came hither from Fredericksburg in their way to Frederick. Samuel Washington moved his family about this time to Harewood in Frederick County, where he lived until his death in 1781 (see “Remarks” entry for 6 Oct. 1770 ). His present wife was his fourth, Anne Steptoe Washington,...
4674[Diary entry: 1 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
Septr. 1st. Returnd from the Arbitration at Colchester. In the Evening my Brothr. Saml. & his wife & children came hither from Fredericksburg in their way to Frederick. Samuel Washington moved his family about this time to Harewood in Frederick County, where he lived until his death in 1781 (see “Remarks” entry for 6 Oct. 1770 ). His present wife was his fourth, Anne Steptoe Washington,...
4675[Diary entry: 2 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
2. At home all day with the Company before Mentioned. Mr. Adam’s Miller came here & went to see my Mill.
4676[Diary entry: 3 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
3. Went in the Evening a fishing with my Brothers Saml. & Charles.
4677[Diary entry: 4 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
4. Rid to My Mill and back to Dinner.
4678[Diary entry: 5 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
5. At Home all day playing Cards.
4679[Diary entry: 6 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
6. Rid to the Mill with Colo. Lewis &ca. returnd to Dinner.
4680[Diary entry: 7 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
7. Went a fishing into the Mouth of Doegs Creek.
4681[Diary entry: 8 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
8. A Fishing along towards Sheridine Point. Dined upon the Point. Sheridine Point (now called Sheridan Point) is on the Potomac about a mile above the mouth of Little Hunting Creek. Part of GW’s Clifton’s Neck property, it was apparently so named because it was part of the plantation that John Sheridine, Sr., was renting from GW. The point was at this time the site of a fishing landing.
4682[Diary entry: 9 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
9. Colo. Lewis, my Sister & Brother Charles went away. At Home all day.
4683[Diary entry: 10 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
10. My Brothr. Saml. & self rid to the Mill & Back to Dinner.
4684[Diary entry: 11 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
11. Rid to the Mill and Ditchers again.
4685[Diary entry: 12 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
12. Rid to the Mill & Ditchers. Mr. Christian & his Scholars came here to Dancing. Jacky Custis had again come home from Annapolis for dancing lessons ( John Parke Custis to GW, 30 Aug. 1770 , PHi : Gratz Collection).
4686[Diary entry: 13 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
13. Rid to the Mill Ditchers & Morris and Muddy hole—also the Mill in the Afternoon. Mr. Christian went away this afternoon.
4687[Diary entry: 14 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
14. Rid to the Mill and Ditchers in the forenoon with my Brother. In the Afternoon went a fishing.
4688[Diary entry: 15 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
15. Rid to Alexandria with my Brothr. & returnd to Dinner.
4689[Diary entry: 16 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
16. At home all day. My Brothr. Sam. and his wife set of in my Chariot for his House in Fredk. Mr. Renney came here this afternoon. Rev. Robert Renney (d. 1774) served St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel County, Md., 1767–74 ( rightmyer Nelson Waite Rightmyer. Maryland’s Established Church . Baltimore, 1956. , 209).
4690[Diary entry: 17 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
17. Went up to Court, and returnd in the Evening with Mr. Nash & Mr. Peachy. The court met 17–20 Sept. (Fairfax County Order Book for 1770–72, 78–97, Vi Microfilm). In Alexandria on this day Hector Ross put some of John Ballendine’s property up for sale to the highest bidder to settle debts that Ballendine owed him. To be sold were 17 slaves, including 9 skilled craftsmen, and a tract of about...
4691[Diary entry: 18 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
18. Mr. Renny & Jacky Custis set out for Annapolis. Mr. Nash &ca. went home & I to Court again & returnd in the afternoon. Jacky had received 17s. pocket money on the previous day ( General Ledger A General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 320). GW was late in arriving for this day’s court session (Fairfax County Order Book...
4692[Diary entry: 19 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
19. Rid to the Mill & Ditchers & come home to Dinner.
4693[Diary entry: 20 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
20. Rid to the Mill & Ditchers again & went by Poseys. Doctr. Rumney came.
4694[Diary entry: 21 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
21. Rid to the Mill and Ditchers. Doctr. Rumney went away. Before Rumney left, GW paid him for services and medicines furnished since February: £6 4s. 6d. on his own account, £5 1s. for Patsy Custis, and £1 for Fielding Lewis ( General Ledger A General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 320).
4695[Diary entry: 22 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
22. Rid to my Mill in the forenoon & afternoon. James McCarmack came here last Night & returnd today. On this day GW docked Jonathan Palmer £5 for “Six Weeks lost by Sickness and going to Loudoun Court” ( General Ledger A General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 294). He then renegotiated his contract with Palmer, which was...
4696[Diary entry: 23 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
23. At Home all day Mr. Campbell and Captn. Sanford dind here. Capt. Lawrence Sanford, a shipmaster who had been sailing out of Alexandria for the past six years, currently commanded the brig Swift of Alexandria owned by Joseph Thompson & Co. (Sanford’s deposition, 19 Oct. 1779, naval office “Naval Office on the Potomac.” William and Mary Quarterly , 2d ser., 2 (1922): 292–95. , 294–95; ship...
4697[Diary entry: 24 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
24. At home all day alone.
4698[Diary entry: 25 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
25. Rid to the Mill and Ditchers in the forenoon.
4699[Diary entry: 26 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
26. Rid by Posey’s and to the Mill & Ditchers again.
4700[Diary entry: 27 September 1770] (Washington Papers)
27. Rid to the Mill and Ditchers. In the afternoon Doctr. Rumney came here.