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[Diary entry: 15 November 1785]

Tuesday 15. Thermometer at 54 in the Morning—56 at Noon and 60 at Noon [night].

Wind Southerly and pretty fresh. Weather somewhat hazy and Smoaky.

Went to my Neck Plantation and compleated the Acct. of my Stock there—except that of the Hogs—which stand thus.

Horses A grey dray Stallion 1 Buck a Sorrel 16 yr. old Working Horses Gilbert a black 17 Do. Randolph a Grey 7 Do. Doctr. a Grey 7 Do. Prentice a Bay 10 Do. Jolly a Black 9 Do. Dick a White 12 Do. Grunt a Bay 9 Do. Pompey a Bay 14 Do. Diamond White 9 Do. Possum—Grey 10 Do. Jack—Black 10 Do. 12 Kit a black Mare 5 yrs. Workg. Mares Fly Dark brown Patience Betty White Stockgs. 9 Do. Punch grey flea bittn. Jenny light grey 9 Do. Brown 11 Do. Fanny Black 9 Do. Oversrs Black 9 A brown Horse 5 unbroke Hors. Bright Bay rising 3 Black Do. 3 Brown Mealy Cod. Do. 3 Black Do. 3 Black Small Do. 3 Ditto Do. 2 Iron Grey Do. 2 Black bald face 2 9 A Grey spring Colt 1 Dark bay 9 unbroke Mares Sorrel 5 Brown 6 Black rising 3 Dark brown 3 Grey 3 Black rising 2 7 Black Spring Colt 1 In all 40 Cattle Bulls y[oun]g 3 Working Oxen 7 Fatting Steers in Corn field 5 Cows 41 Heifers 6 yrs. old 6 3 yrs. old 15 2 yrs. old 11 1 yr. old 7 Spring Cow calves 19 58 Steers—full grown 18 4 yrs. old 2 3 yrs. old 4 2 yrs. old 7
1 yr. old 3 Spring Bull calves 11 45 159 Cows brot. to the Home for Milk & to go back 8 Total Cattle 167 Sheep Rams 7 Ewes 92 Weathers 12 Ditto in Corn field 16 127 Weathers brot. to Ho[me] Ho[use] 42 Total 169 Tools & Implemts. A Waggon Saddle and Gier for 4 Horses 1 An Oxe Cart—good 1 Ditto not good 1 2 Oxe Chains 2 Bolts for Tongues 2 Yokes, Rings &ca. Bar shear Plows 9 Two pr. Iron traces to each 18 Old Bridles for ditto 18 NB. These Traces serve the Waggon Hilling Hoes helved 20 unhelved pretty gd. 3 indifferent 2 At the Smiths Shop 2 27 Mattocks but indifft. 6 Ditto said to have come to the Home Ho[use] 7 13 Grubbing Hoes indifft. 3 Axes 7 Ditto at Smiths Shop 1 Ditto old Iron 1 9 Iron Wedges—pairs 3 Open Iron wire Sieve 1 Sand Sieve 1 2 Note these to be sent to the Home Ho[use] Harvest Rakes 5 only gd. 13 Pitch forks 1 Half Bushels new 1
Old Do 1 2 Plantation Gun 1

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