25. I examined my Corn fields & perceivd that the late Rains had made a great alteration for the better. Many stalks were putting out entire New Shoots with young and tender Silk—but as the Tassels of most of all the Corn (especially in that field in the Neck) was entirely dry. The question is whether the Corn for want of the Farina will ever fill. This is a matter worthy of attention & should be observd accordingly.
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- “[Diary entry: 25 August 1770],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-02-02-0005-0023-0005. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 2, 14 January 1766 – 31 December 1770, ed. Donald Jackson. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976, pp. 267–268.]