George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 24 May 1785]

Tuesday 24th. Mercury at 69 in the Morning—68 at Noon and 68 at Night.

Much rain fell in the Night (& continued Showery at intervals all day) with thundr. & Lightng.

Wind very high in the Morning, and at times through the day from the Southward.

Bought 15, 114 feet of Inch Pine Plank a 10/. pr. Ct.

Laid a Margin of grass between the pavement, & the Post & rail fence from the Servants Hall, to the cross fence.

Doctr. Brown came here on a Visit to Richmond (a boy) who had hurt his Shoulder. Dined and returned afterwards.

Richmond, a dower slave, was about nine years old. He was the son of Lame Alice, a seamstress at the Home House (see entry for 18 Feb. 1786).

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