George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 5 April 1760]

Saturday Apl. 5th. Planted out 20 young Pine trees at the head of my Cherry Walk.

Recd. my Goods from York.

Hauld the Sein again catchd 2 or 3 White Fish more Herring than Yesterday & a great Number of Cats.

Richie and Ross went away.

Made another Plow the same as my former excepting that it has two Eyes and the other one.

So[uther]ly Wind, but not so fresh as that wch. blew Yesterday. However, it blew up a little Rain abt. Dark with a good deal of Lightning & some Thunder.

white fish: shad. These fish usually ran in large numbers during April and May. cats: (VOYAGE description begins “Narrative of a Voyage to Maryland, 1705–1706.” American Historical Review 12 (1906–7): 327–40. description ends , 335).

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