18th. Heavy & uncommon kind of Clouds—dark & at the same time a bright and reddish kind of light intermixed with them—brightning & darkning alternately. This continued till afternoon when the sun began to appear. The Wind in the Morning was Easterly. After that it got to the Westward.
- Cite as
- “[Diary entry: 18 May 1780],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-03-02-0006-0006-0018. [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. 353.]