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    Concerns of a Tobacco Planter, 1762

    From: Washington Papers | Diaries | Volume 1 | Concerns of a Tobacco Planter, 1762

    1[January 1762] (Washington Papers)
    Note. Killed this 27th. of Jany. —18 hogs of abt. 15 Months old—and for an experiment weighed...
    2[February 1762] (Washington Papers)
    9. Began Plowing for Oats. 20. Rented George Ashfords Plantn. to Nelson Kelly for 1000 lbs. Tobo....
    3March [1762] (Washington Papers)
    2. There having fallen a Snow of abt. 2 Inches depth the Night before—I sowed thereupon, at the...
    4April [1762] (Washington Papers)
    5. Sowed Timothy Seed in the old Apple Orchard below the Hill. 7. Sowed—or rather sprinkled a...
    5May [1762] (Washington Papers)
    3. Mr. Daingerfields Negro Bricklayer Guy came here to work. Three William Daingerfields were...
    6June [1762] (Washington Papers)
    1. Guy Sick and did no Work. 2. Good Season at D[ogue] Run Quartr. planted abt. there. 4. Jno....
    7[July 1762] (Washington Papers)
    1st. Roan Mare took McCartys horse. Black Do. Do. Do. Do. 3. Recd. 494 bushls. Oyster Shells. 4....
    8[August 1762] (Washington Papers)
    2. Philip Fletcher came to making Bricks. Sowed a Bushel of Buckwheat in Sandy grd. at Ch[arle]s...
    9[September 1762] (Washington Papers)
    8. Carried the last of my Tobo. to H[untin]g C[ree]k W[arehouse]. Finished sowing Wheat at Muddy...
    10[October 1762] (Washington Papers)
    4. Put up 4 Hogs for forwd. Bacon at R[iver] Side. GW had left Mount Vernon for Frederick County...