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[Diary entry: 14 January 1785]

Friday 14th. Mercury at 32 in the Morning 34 at Noon & 38 at Night.

The Wind tho’ there was not much of it came from the So. West and continued at the same point the whole day.

Appearances of Snow in the Forenoon but clear afterwards until Sunset—when it went down in a bank.

Mr. Griffith & Mr. Dalby both went away after breakfast.

Received an Invitation to the Funeral of Mr. Thos. Kirkpatrick at 3 oclock tomorrow, but excused myself.

Yesterday, & this day also was closely employed in getting Ice into my dry well.

Thomas Kirkpatrick, of Fairfax County, was in 1782 head of a household of two whites and one black (HEADS OF FAMILIES, VA. description begins Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Virginia; Records of the State Enumerations, 1782 to 1785. 1908. Reprint. Baltimore, 1970. description ends , 16). He signed the resolution forming the Virginia nonimportation association, in Williamsburg in 1770, as a merchant from Alexandria (VA. REG. description begins William Maxwell, ed. Virginia Historical Register. 6 vols. 1848-53. Reprint. Spartanburg, S.C., 1973. description ends , 3:79). Thomas Kilpatrick, probably the same man, was a wheat purchaser and inspector of flour at Alexandria in 1775 (HARRISON [1] description begins Fairfax Harrison. Landmarks of Old Prince William: A Study of Origins in Northern Virginia. Berryville, Va., 1964. description ends , 417).

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