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1851[Diary entry: 25 July 1765] (Washington Papers)
25. Began to Sow Do. at the Mill.
1852Cash Accounts, August 1765 (Washington Papers)
Contra Augt   8— By Mr Lund Washington £ 1.18.9 By Flaxseed 2 Bushls for Mr Roger Dixon 0.12.0 14— By—Robinson for a 15 Hhd Flat 13. 0.0 15— By Josias Cooke balle of Accts 4.17.0 19— By Jno. McClockland 1.16.3 By Jos. Cash 0. 1.3 By Gerrard Bowling 0.10.0
By a craft sent round by Captn Boyes we had the pleasure to hear you were all well, but suffering with the drought as we are—We have never had the Ground wet in this Neighborhood since the heavy Rains which fell about the first of May; in June early we had a Shower that refreshed the Corn, & gave a little start to Hemp; but the dry weather which followed, and hath since continued, renders our...
1854[August 1765] (Washington Papers)
3. Began to sow Turneps behind the Garden—the upper part of which, & down to a stake is the Norfolk Turnep. From thence to the bottom Naper Turnep. 5. Finishd sowing Do. & a good shower fell thereon the same day. GW wrote to Burwell Bassett 2 Aug. that the weather had rendered the prospects of a good crop “truely melancholy.” “I lost most of my wheat by the rust, so that I shall undergo the...
1855[Diary entry: 3 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
3. Began to sow Turneps behind the Garden—the upper part of which, & down to a stake is the Norfolk Turnep. From thence to the bottom Naper Turnep.
1856[Diary entry: 5 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
5. Finishd sowing Do. & a good shower fell thereon the same day. GW wrote to Burwell Bassett 2 Aug. that the weather had rendered the prospects of a good crop “truely melancholy.” “I lost most of my wheat by the rust, so that I shall undergo the loss of a compleat crop here, and am informed that my expectations from below [in York County] are not much better” ( WRITINGS John C. Fitzpatrick,...
1857[Diary entry: 6 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
6. Sowed Turneps where the Drilld Wheat was, behind the Garden. These of old Seed. Finish’d Sowing Wheat at Muddy hole.
1858[Diary entry: 7 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
7. Began to seperate the Male from the Female hemp at Do.—rather too late. hemp : Cannabis sativa , a highly profitable fiber crop, providing work in the off-season. After the 1720–22 sessions, the General Assembly offered a bounty of 4s. for every “gross hundred” of hemp, water-rotted, bright, and clean, to encourage production ( HENING William Waller Hening, ed. The Statutes at Large; Being...
1859[Diary entry: 9 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
9. Abt. 6 Oclock put some Hemp in the Rivr. to Rot.
1860[Diary entry: 10 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
10. Seperated my Ewes & Rams but I beleive it was full late—many of the Ewes having taken Ram.