George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 17 June 1785]

Friday 17th. Mercury at 80 in the Morning—84 at Noon and 83 at Night. Between 4 & 5 Oclock it was at 85.

Westerly Wind in the forenoon & So. Wt. afterwards with rumbling thunder at a distance & some appearances of rain—but none fell near this.

Cut down the Weeds in the ground which had been sowed with Clover & Orchard Grass Seeds in the Inclosure adjoining H[ome] H[ouse]—as also those in the orchard Grass in the South Circle by the Gate, which had got high where the ground was strong & was about to Seed.

The Catalpa Trees were pretty generally displaying their Blossoms; & Chesnut also.

Mr. Geo. A. Washington went up to Alexandria to Dinner & returned in the Afternoon.

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