George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 14 August 1798]

14. Morning cloudy—raing. a few Minutes about 8 Oclock. The same about one. Showery from about 4 until after dark. M. [ ] in the Morng. and 73 at Night. Mr. Booker came in the afternn.

William Booker erected a threshing machine of his own design for GW at the Union Farm in July 1797. The machine’s performance had been disappointing, and Booker was back at Mount Vernon to make repairs (GW to Booker, 15 April 1798, DLC:GW; GW’s Cash Memoranda, 29 Sept. 1794–17 Aug. 1797: entry for 6 July 1797, RPJCB; GW’s Cash Memoranda, 1 Sept. 1797–20 Feb. 1799: entry for 18 Aug. 1798, RPJCB).

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