George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 1 December 1787]

Saturday first. Mercury at 46 in the Morning—58 at Noon and 57 at Night. Calm and remarkably clear and pleasant all day. A large white frost in the Morning & grd. froze.

Went with Colo. Humphreys, Majr. W. & Mr. Lear a fox hunting. Found a fox abt. 9 Oclock & run him hard till near 10 and lost him.

Passed through Muddy hole Plantation, & returned through those of Dogue run, Frenchs, & the Ferry, after the Hunt.

At the first 3 plows were at Work. The other hands were gathering & husking Corn.

At Dogue run, all hands (Plows being stopped) were treading out Oats.

At Frenchs—the same.

At the Ferry 3 plows were at Wk. in No. 3. The other hands were gathering & measuring Corn.

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