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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.
1861[Diary entry: 13 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
13. Finish’d Sowing Wheat at the Rivr. Plantn. i.e. in the corn ground. 123 Bushels it took to do it.
1862[Diary entry: 15 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
15. The English Hemp i.e. the Hemp from the English Seed was pickd at Muddy hole this day & was ripe. Began to seperate Hemp in the neck.
1863[Diary entry: 17 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
17. Finishd Sowing Wheat in the Corn field, which lyes over the Run at the Mill 27 Bushl.
1864[Diary entry: 22 August 1765] (Washington Papers)
22. Put some Hemp into the Water about 6 Oclock in the Afternoon—note this Hemp had been pulld the 8th. Instt. & was well dryed, & took it out again the 26th.
1865Cash Accounts, September 1765 (Washington Papers)
Contra Septr 1— By Thos Bishop in full of Accts £5.14.0 4— By Exps. at Fredericksburg 0. 2.0 By George Todd old Acct 0. 6.3 9— By Edwd Voilet for driving my Cattle 1.10.0 By Edwd Williams 1. 0.0 11— By Mrs Green Balle Acct 7. 2.2 By Zach⟨h⟩ Connell bringg two Hhds Tobo 2. 3.0 14—
1866[September 1765] (Washington Papers)
4. Began to Pull the Seed Hemp but it was not sufficiently ripe. 5. 6. 7. 9. } Sowed Turneps behind the Garden. Getting of Fodder at Mill & Muddy H. 15. To this date my Carpenters had in all worked 82 days on my Schooner. The schooner, apparently built at Mount Vernon, was finished and rigged by Dec. 1765 and launched the following February. 22. This Week they workd 22 days upon her. Here GW...
1867[Diary entry: 4 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
4. Began to Pull the Seed Hemp but it was not sufficiently ripe.
1868[Diary entry: 5–9 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
5. 6. 7. 9. } Sowed Turneps behind the Garden. Getting of Fodder at Mill & Muddy H.
1869[Diary entry: 15 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
15. To this date my Carpenters had in all worked 82 days on my Schooner. The schooner, apparently built at Mount Vernon, was finished and rigged by Dec. 1765 and launched the following February.
By the Fauquier Captn Nicks you will receive 12 Hhds of Master Custis’s Tobacco which please to sell to the best advantage and carry the nett proceeds to the credit of his account—I dare say there can be no exception taken to this Tobacco & therefore I shall hope for more pleasing Sales than were receivd for the two last Parcels I shipd you in his behalf which indeed were low and discouraging....
If you will permit me after six years silence—the time I have been married to your Niece—to pay my respects to you in this Epistolary way I shall think myself happy in beginning a corrispondance which cannot but be attended with pleasure on my side. I shoud hardly have taken the liberty Sir, of Introducing myself to your acquaintance in this manner, and at this time, least you shoud think my...
Your favour of the 20th May last, with the Goods pr the Francis, is just come to hand—The Goods I believe are in good order, but I wish the Chair bottoms may last as I had a tryal of hair once before which were of no duration and from thence determined to have no more; but perhaps all may not be alike & these will answer your recommendation of them—if so, they will do exceeding well. On board...
It cannot reasonably be imagined that I felt any pleasing Sensations upon the receipt of your Letter of the 13th of February covering accts of Sales for 153 Hhds of Master Custis’s Tobo and 115 of mine. That the Sales are pitifully low, needs no words to demonstrate—and that they are worse than many of my Acquaintance upon this River—Potomack—have got in the Out Posts, & from Mr Russel and...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomack River Virginia 2 dozn handsaw files 1 dozn 8d. Gimblets 1 dozn 10d. Ditto ½ dozn 20d. Ditto 3 Spike Ditto 1 dozn pr Carpenters Steel Compas[se]s 6 2 foot box Rules 10 M 2d. Brads 10 M 3d. Ditto 10 M 4 Ditto 5 M 6 Ditto  5 M 2d. Nails 5 M 3d. Ditto 2 Casks 8d. Ditto 1 Cask 10d. Ditto 5 M half Crown...
Having wrote very fully to you in September 1763 in answer to yours by Mr Fairfax and heard nothing from you since I despair of getting any further satisfaction respecting the Box of Cloaths which you wrote me were sent by one Captn Ross, and delivered to Mr Middleton of Annopolis; whose Letter denying the receipt of any such things, or knowledge of the Captn I sent you at the same time I...
1876[Diary entry: 22 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
22. This Week they workd 22 days upon her. Here GW means man-days. Hence, if four of the six slave carpenters GW had in 1765 worked a 5½-day workweek they would have put in 22 man-days for that week.
1877[Diary entry: 23 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
23. Began to sow Wheat from Colo. Colvils in Peach Orchard, & finishd 24th.—4 Bushls. Began to cut my Meadows at Hell hole & Creek. Col. Thomas Colvill (d. 1766), of Cecil County, Md., had inherited Cleesh, on the south side of Great Hunting Creek, from his brother John (d. 1756).
1878[Diary entry: 24 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
24. Took up Flax which had been in Water since the 12th. viz. 12 days. flax : Linum usitatissimum . Arthur Young chided GW 19 May 1789 for wasting his time with flax. “What in the name of wonder can you do with flax? Not make linnen I hope; buy from England, from France, from Russia, anywhere rather than employ a soul in fabrics while wastes surround you by millions” ( DLC:GW ).
1879[Diary entry: 25 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
25. Hempseed seems to be in good order for getting—that is of a proper ripeness—but oblige to desist to pull my fodder.
1880[Diary entry: 26 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
26. Began to get fodder at Doegs Run & River Plantn.—rather too dry.
1881[Diary entry: 28 September 1765] (Washington Papers)
28. This Week my Carpenters workd 22 day’s upon my Schooner. And John Askew 3 days upon her. GW revised his contract with his joiner Askew in April 1764, now paying him per diem at the rate of £4 per month. In Dec. 1765 Askew agreed to supervise GW’s slave carpenters for an annual salary of £35 per year plus some provisions and to pay GW £7 10s. per year for rent. Askew’s employment ended in...
1882Cash Accounts, October 1765 (Washington Papers)
Contra Octr 4— By Huntg Creek Inspectors £8. 0.0 6— By Chesnuts 0. 2.6 21— By Mr Saml Johnson for Mrs Smith 2.10.0 By Mr Jas Wren for Spinning Wheels &ca 4.14.6 By 5 Oz. Verdigrease 0. 2.6 By Mrs Washington 3. 0.0 22— By Wm Halley 1. 0.0 By Wm Gardners Acct & Rect
1883[October 1765] (Washington Papers)
5. This Week my Carpenters workd 24 days upon the Schooner & John Askew 4 Do. 7. Finish’d gettg. & securing my fodder at Doeg Run. 8. Do.—Do. at Rivr. Plantation—too dry. 10. Finishd pulling Seed Hemp at River Plantation. 12. Finishd pullg. Do. Do. at Doeg Run. Not much, if any, too late for the Seed. This Week my Carpenters workd 22 days upon my Schooner & J. Askew 3 Do. 19. This Week the...
1884[Diary entry: 5 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
5. This Week my Carpenters workd 24 days upon the Schooner & John Askew 4 Do.
1885[Diary entry: 7 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
7. Finish’d gettg. & securing my fodder at Doeg Run.
1886[Diary entry: 8 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
8. Do.—Do. at Rivr. Plantation—too dry.
1887[Diary entry: 10 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
10. Finishd pulling Seed Hemp at River Plantation.
1888[Diary entry: 12 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
12. Finishd pullg. Do. Do. at Doeg Run. Not much, if any, too late for the Seed. This Week my Carpenters workd 22 days upon my Schooner & J. Askew 3 Do.
1889[Diary entry: 19 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
19. This Week the Carpenters workd 18 days which makes in all 190 days & 10 of Jno. Askew.
1890[Diary entry: 21 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
21. Began to sow Wheat in Hemp Gd. at Rr. Plantn.
1891[Diary entry: 22 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
22. Began to sow Wheat at Doeg Run, on the Corn field on this side.
1892[Diary entry: 25 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
25. Began to sow wheat in the Corn field on this side the Run at the Mill. Sowed three Pecks of Wheat (had from Colo. Lewis, of a sort, which he says is early and of an extraordinary Increase, also very large graind) behind the Garden in drills. Note it begins next the ditch & ends at a stake.
Not getting an acct in time of the necessaries wanted for our Plantation’s on York River, I was oblig’d to forward my last without them; but Captn McGachin being on the point of Sailing for London I embrace the oppertunity of desiring that you will please to send to Mr Joseph Valentine for our uses the following Goods. Viz.—for George Washington John Parke Custis 1 piece of welch Cotton 2...
1894[Diary entry: 26 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
26. Sowed the Remaining part of the Turneps in drills with an early Wheat also abt. 3 Bushels more broad[cast] in the same Ground & the residue thereof in spelts—6 Bushels.
1895[Diary entry: 28 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
28. Sowd. the residue of P. Orch. with spelts. B.
1896[Diary entry: 31 October 1765] (Washington Papers)
31. Finishd sowing Wheat in Hemp Ground at Rivr. Plantn. & plowd in a good deal of shattered Hemp Seed—27 Bushls. in all 152 .
1897Cash Accounts, November 1765 (Washington Papers)
Cash Novr 20— To Cash of Mr Josh Valentine pr Colo. [Fielding] Lewis £350. 0.0 To Ditto of the Treasury pr Ditto 69. 3.1 Contra Novr 2— By 22 Bushels of Oysters 1. 2.0 5— By Charity 0.10.0 10— By Mr Mackay for Mastr & Miss Custis 8. 0.0 20— By 3 Yds Muslin 1. 4.0 21—
1898[November 1765] (Washington Papers)
1st. Sent 1 Bull 18 Cows & 5 Calves to Doeg Run in all—24 head branded on the left Buttock GW. Sent 3 Cows, & 20 Yearlings & Calves to the Mill, wch. with 4 there makes 27 head in all viz. 5 Cows & 22 Calves & Yearlgs. branded on the Right shoulder GW. Out of the Frederick Cattle made the Stock in the Neck up 100 head—these branded on the Right Buttock GW. Muddy hole Cattle in all head branded...
1899[Diary entry: 1 November 1765] (Washington Papers)
1st. Sent 1 Bull 18 Cows & 5 Calves to Doeg Run in all—24 head branded on the left Buttock GW. Sent 3 Cows, & 20 Yearlings & Calves to the Mill, wch. with 4 there makes 27 head in all viz. 5 Cows & 22 Calves & Yearlgs. branded on the Right shoulder GW. Out of the Frederick Cattle made the Stock in the Neck up 100 head—these branded on the Right Buttock GW. Muddy hole Cattle in all head branded...
1900[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.