Sunday 14th. At home all day. Wind having got to the No. Wt. abt. Noon Yesterday it turned very cold and this Morning the frost was so severe as to bite the Buck Wheat, Pease, Potatoe Vines Pompions &ca. & turn them quite black.
- Cite as
- “[Diary entry: 14 October 1787],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-05-02-0003-0007-0014. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 5, 1 July 1786 – 31 December 1789, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979, p. 250.]