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501[Diary entry: 16 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 16th. Thermometer at 48 in the Morning—57 at Noon and 50 at Night. Misling morning. About 9 Oclock it cleared and was warm and pleasant overhead but very wet under foot, occasioned by the quantity of Rain that fell last Night—but little wind and that from the Westward. About 4 oclock a pretty heavy shower of Rain fell. Finished the Mound on the right and planted the largest weeping...
502[Diary entry: 17 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Friday 17th. Thermometer at 49 in the morning—52 at Noon and 48 at Night. Cloudy all day, and sometimes dripping rain—Wind at No. West but not fresh nor cold. Finished landing Corn—viz. 1000 Bushels which had swelled 13 bushels over. Had every species of stock turned off my Muddy hole Wheat field except two English Colts and with young.
503[Diary entry: 18 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 18th. Thermometer at 44 in the Morning—56 at Noon and 52 at Night. Morning a little cloudy, and the Wind at No. West with appearances of blowing hard; but towards noon it cleared, the wind moderated, and in the afternoon it became calm and very pleasant. Rid to my Ferry, Dogue Run, Muddy hole, and Neck plantations. On my return before dinner found a Mr. Charton (a french Gentleman)...
504[Diary entry: 19 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 19th. Thermometer at 46 in the morning—50 at Noon & 46 at Night. Wind moderate in the forenoon, and the morning exceedingly pleasant; but blowing fresh from the Eastward after twelve o’clock. It lowered in the afternoon and threatned an unfavourable change. A Gentleman calling himself the Count de Cheiza D’arteignan Officer of the French Guards came here to dinner; but bringing no...
505[Diary entry: 20 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Monday 20th. Thermometer at 42 in the Morning—48 at Noon and 46 at Night. Wind fresh from the No. East all day—misling and raining, more or less, till eveng. At times it fell pretty heavily. Planted in that square of my Botanical garden, adjoining to the Servants & spinning House in two and an half rows, 95 of the gloucester hiccory nut. They are on that side of the square next the...
506[Diary entry: 21 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 21st. Thermometer at in the morning—60 at Noon, and 58 at Night. Wind brisk from the No. West all day (drying the ground finely)—in the morning it was a little cloudy but clear afterwards. The Count de Cheiza D’Artingnon (so calling himself) was sent, with my horses, to day, at his own request, to Alexanda. Mr. Shaw went to town to day on my business. In the So. West square of my fruit...
507[Diary entry: 22 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 22d. Thermometer at 50 in the morning—58 at Noon and 58 at Night. Wind rather variable, but chiefly from the Westward. About noon it lowered and a large circle appeared round the Sun—but the Sun set clear and the evening was red. Had the intervals between my Cape Wheat hoed. Cut the top of every other row of the first sowed of it about 8 Inches from the ground it being not less than...
508[Diary entry: 23 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 23d. Thermometer at 51 in the Morning— at Noon and 50 at night. Wind very fresh the whole day at No. West, and weather clear. Along side the Cherokee plumb (planted yesterday) I planted in a Row and piece, the Spanish chesnuts sowed last fall. And next these 43 rows, one foot apart & about an inch asunder in the row between 17 and 18,000 seed of the honey locust. Next these, in three...
509[Diary entry: 24 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Friday 24th. Thermometer at 46 in the morning—56 at Noon and 55 at Night. Wind at No. West in the Morning, and rather cool. After noon it was at South west and blew pretty fresh—looking hazy. Rid to my Plantations at Dogue run, Muddy hole and in the Neck. Began again to sow Oats at the first and last of these, though the ground was yet too wet. Sowed the ground which was prepared on Wednesday...
510[Diary entry: 25 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 25th. Thermometer at 53 in the Morning—68 at Noon and 64 at Night. Clear, warm, and pleasant all day—wind southerly, and pretty fresh—smoaky, the sun, consequently, looking red. Rid to all the Plantations, and to the Mill. Finding the ground both at Dogue run and River plantation (which had been twice plowed at each) for Oats, too much consolidated & baked (the last plowings being...