George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 March 1766]

22. Began to sow Hemp (adjoining the Lane going to Mrs. Wades) at the Mill. Sowed as far as a stick drove into the Ground.

Also sowed Ditto in the lower part of new Ground at Muddy hole—to a stake.

First part of this day warm Sun & southerly Wind. Latter part showery—high Wind at same place.

Mrs. Valinda Wade, widow of Zephaniah Wade (died c.1746), lived with her three daughters, Valinda, Sarah, and Eleanor, on a 193–acre tract of land adjoining GW’s mill plantation.

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