Saturday 16th. Mercury at 28 in the Morning—47 at Noon and 41 at Night.
Last Nights frost pretty hard. Day clear, calm, and pleasant for the Season—thawing after the Sun got up a little.
Rid to the Plantations at the Ferry, dogue run and Muddy hole—Gathering and husking corn at the two first—Treading out a Stack of Rye at the latter.
Received the following acct. of the Corn measured in the Neck by Jno. Fairfax, to day—viz. 42 Barrels from the riverside cut which makes the whole crop stand thus at that Plantation
|Cut nearest the Barn||86 1/2|
|Cut next the Barn||76|
|River side cut||42|
The Oats made at, and recd. from that Plantation this year are
|Of those drilled between||55|
|the rows of drilled Corn|
|From the point 29 Acres||275|
The Wheat sowed here this year, is—
|In the field on the River||126|
|In part of the Middle cut||30|
|Rye Ditto in field No. 1||50|
|Eastn. most cut of No. 2|
|Sowed in all||69|
|Besides the Rye sowed as mentioned||Bush.|
|on the other side, there has been|
|used by the Negroes||25|
|Ditto by the Horses||65|
|Sent to Dogue run||19|
|brought from other side||69|