George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 March 1760]

Monday Mar. 10th. No. W. wind and clear, but the Ground too Wet for Plowing.

Rode to my Plantation and the Mill, & there partly agreed with Jerry Mitchell to rebuild my Mill when She runs dry in the Summer.

Dispatchd Mulatto Jack to Frederick for some Mares from thence to Plow.

The Snow (which was not more than an Inch & half deep) was entirely dissolvd today.

Jeremiah Mitchell, an independent artisan, contracted to do this repair work for 4s. 6d. a day. He put in 97 days in all, finishing the job by 1 Dec. 1760 (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 102).

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