George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 23 December 1786]

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
River Plantation 2 247
Dogue run Ditto 2 256
Muddy hole Do. 2 143
Head Carpr. Isaac f[ro]m do. 1 84

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