4. Very Cold all day with spits of Snow and the Wind blowing hard at No. West.
A severe frost this day killed half of GW’s 1,000 acres of wheat, “as it hath also done our fruit, and the foliage of all most all the Forest Trees” (GW to Robert McMickan, 10 May 1774, DLC:GW). Later he wrote to his agent Robert Cary in London that the crop had been equal to his best prospects before the frost.