Saturday 23d. Mercury at 49 in the Morning—39 at Noon and 30 at Night.
Morning very cloudy—about 8 Oclock began to rain and continued to do so, more or less, through the day—in the forepart of which it was Southerly. Afterwards it got to the Northward blew hard & turned very cold by night when there fell a mixture of snow and rain, and was exceedingly disagr[eeable].
Doctr. Craik went away after breakfast—Mr. Bushrod Washington & his wife were prevented doing it by the Weather.
I remained at home all day. Finished gathering & husking of Corn at Dogue run, yesterday; but the weather to day prevented the measuring & lofting it.
Ordered the Overseer at the Ferry and my Negroe Overseers, to kill of the Hogs up fatting, each as follow.
|Ferry. Hezh. Fairfax||2||279|
|Dogue run Ditto||2||256|
|Muddy hole Do.||2||143|
|Head Carpr. Isaac f[ro]m do.||1||84|