July 3d. Began my Wheat Harvest at Muddy hole & Doeg Run in the following Manner. Viz.—At Doeg Run with the two Davy’s & two Sons of Brummit as Cradlers, & the Wheat being rather green no regular assortment of Cradlers was allotted to them as yet.
At Muddy hole, Palmer (who did not work himself, but only acted as an Instructer) and Six of the youngest Cradlers began.
Brummit may be William Brummitt, who lived close enough to GW to have made occasional use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 76).