George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 19 August 1785]

Friday 19th. Mercury at 79 in the Morning—82 at Noon and 82 at Night.

Morning lowering, and very like for rain, but about noon it cleared after a very slight sprinkling, not enough to wet a man in his shirt.

Doctr. Craik returned from John Alton’s, took breakfast, & proceeded home.

Encouraged by the little rain which had fallen, and the hope that more would fall I sowed about half an Acre of Turnips at home, and some at Dogue run Plantation.

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