12. Morng. Calm & Heavy. Mer. 45. Wd. afterwards, first Southerly & then Easterly but not fresh. Weather clear. Mer. 54 at Night. Doctr. Wade came this Aftn. Spread Plaster of Paris this Morning on the circle & sides before the door & on the Lawn to the Cross Path betwn. the Garden gates & on the Clover by the Stable.
Dr. Robert H. Wade had been to Mount Vernon three times during March and April to attend sick slaves (Wade’s account with GW, 13 Mar.—12 April 1799, PU: Early American Letters).