16th. Clear & quite warm in the forenoon. Snow yielding fast to the Sun. Much Water in the roads & brooks and the thick beds of Snow over which good sleighing had been were now too soft to bear and too difficult & dangerous to Horses to pass. Afternoon lowering.
- Cite as
- “[Diary entry: 16 February 1780],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-03-02-0006-0003-0016. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 3, 1 January 1771–5 November 1781, ed. Donald Jackson. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978, p. 345.]