George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 23 July 1785]

Saturday 23d. Mercury at 79 in the Morning—78 at Noon and 80 at Night.

Wind Westwardly in the forenoon, but quite calm afterwards; afternoon cool. Rid to Muddy hole and River Plantations.

Finished my Hay Harvest in the Neck.

Perceived a few Plants of the Pride of China (the Seed of which were Sowed on the 13th. of June) to be coming up.

And also the Jien pien Cou fa—between the 8 & 9 pegs and the Seeds without name (only one) between the 4 & 5 pegs—the 1st. in the Second, & the other in the 3d. Row of the Chinese Sowing. These tho unnoticed at the time have been up several days.

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