George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Pearce, 20 January 1797


1797 January 20th

Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands Amt per Week 48 days
Cr. By hauling Hay & Straw for Horses & Cattle 4
" Hauling Timber for the Carpenters 2
" going to Mill 2 days & Hauling Wood to burn Shells 1 d. 3
" Hauling Wood 8 days cuting of Wood 12 days 20
" Hauling Salt from Alexria 1
" Heaping of Manure 18
" Picking potatoes of frost bitt ones 2
" Repairing of Mill Dam 3
" Killing of 3 Cows some Bull 2 days & carrying Lime into Coopers Shop 3
48
Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 hands Amt. per Week 24 days
Cr. By repairing the Mill dam & Stoping Leakes in the Race 12
 cuting wood to burn Shells 2
 cuting on new Road 9
 Seting & Burning a Small Lime kell 1
24

Stock 1 Stud 7 Horses 1 Colt 6 Jacks 9 Working Mules 17 do not broke 10 Jeanets 16 Cattle & 8 Sheep decrease 1 Cow killed

Increase 4 Sheep from Union & Dogrun farms

Corn sent to Mill—8 Bushels. John Neale 2 Bushels Meal & James Anderson 2 Bushels Potatoes & one [   ] & 2 Bushels Salt


Dr. Mudy hole for the Work of 14 hands Amt per Week 84 days
Cr. By hauling wheat to Mill 4
" Hauling Meat from Bogus Mill 1 day Manure & Wood 1 2
" cleaning of wheat 17
" Grubing on the road 40, Mauling on do 5 45
" Thrashing Tailings of Wheat, & Shelling Corn a bad day 13
Sick Molly 3
84

Stock 7 Horses, 4 Mules 36 H. Cattle, & one Young Calf & 49 Sheep Increased 1 Calf

Corn sent to Mill 8 1/2 Bushels Wheat to do 130 1/2 Bushels Corn fed to Stock 2 1/2 Bushels


days
Dr. Union Farm for the work of 23 hands Amt per Week 138
Cr. By fencing 15 days Hewing of Rails 7 days 22
" cuting & mauling Rails 15 days & cuting of Wood 8 days 23
" Picking up of Corn stalks 10 days, geting posts 3, and Hewing do 4 17
" Hauling of Corn Stalks into the Cow Yard 6
" Hauling of Rails, & wood 8 days 8
" Thrashing & cleaning of Rye 14
" Grubing in the field intended for Corn 16
" Rachel Grubing on new Road 6
Sick Siss 5 days Edy 6, Moses 3 Sam 4 Flora 6 & Patt 2 26
138

Stock 16 Horses, 6 Mules, 69 Horned Cattle, 14 Year Olds, & 3 Calves 121 Sheep, Decrease by Death, the old grey horse, 2 of the Cows that were fattening, & 4 Wedders sent to the Mansion house

  Corn sent to Mill   20 Bushels
Corn fed to Stock 10 Bushels

days
Dr. River Farm for the work of 27 hands Amt per Week 162
Cr. By hauling Rails 6, & wood 3 days 9
" " Loading Carts & hauling Corn stalks 6 days hauling Corn to Mill 1 d. 7
" " Cuting & Mauling Rails 16 & diging Sheep Troughs 4 days 20
" Old Matt cuting wood 5 days Cleaning flax 12 days 17
" Grubing 44 days, & Mending Shoes (waiting upon it) 2 days 46
" Attending to Stock 18
" Shelling Corn When Snow & raining 22
Sick Bridgey 6 days Betty 6, Judey 4, Este 3 & Old Ben 4 23
162

Stock 10 Horses, 1 Colt 11 Mules, 84 Horned Cattle, 2 Calves, increase 2 Cattle 206 Sheep 1 Lamb Increase one Lamb

  Corn sent to Mill   20 1/2 Bushes
Corn to Mansion 30 do
do fed to Stock 17 1/2

Dr. Dogue run for the work of 16 hands Amt per Week 96 days
Cr. By fencing 18 days, & cleaning round fences 32 days 50
" Cuting, & Mauling Rails 22
" Carting Rails & wood 6
" Spreading Manure 3
" Sawing Timber for broad Rails 2
Sick, Dick 3 days, Sall 6 days Ben 2, & Betty 2 days 13
96

Stock 5 Horses, 1 Colt & 8 Mules, & 70 Horned Cattle & one Calf—138 Sheep Decreased of Sheep 5, of which 4 sent to Mansion to fatt & one Old Ewe died

  Corn sent to Mill   12 Bushels
Corn fed to Stock 10 do

3 Wild Hogs Catched


Dr. Carpenters an Brick Layers for the Work of Nine men for two Weeks amt 108
Cr. By Jointing of plank & fixing a plow in the Coopers Shop a Distilery } 9 Dys
" Getting of Timber for the Shop Use & repairing of Dogue run stalles 27
" Rounding out Cart Wheel Tellows in Bad Weather 12
" Dressing of shingles at River Farm in bad weather 3
" Halling of Timber with the Waggon to the Shop 1
" Sawing of scantling for carts &c. &c. 8
" Isack & Joe in Shop making one Cart for Union Farm repairing two more Do Repairing Cart Wheels Making 4 Spade Handles } 20
Sickness Isack 4 Days 4
84
Brick Layers
By Tom Davis & Mueles digging of Brick dust 20
" Ditto Rounding of Tellows in the time of bad weather 4
24
108 Dys

Mill Grist Dr. Corn Wheat Contra Cr. Meal
To Dogue run Farm 12 By Muddy hole Farm 2
" River Farm 20 " Dogue run Farm 12
" Mansion House 8 " River Farm 13 2
" Muddy Hole 2 " Mansion House 19 3/4
" Toll this Week 3 " James Anderson 1 Bushel Meal 1
By Muddy Hole For        130 1/2 Ditto fine flower 50 Lib
47 130 " John Violet 1
" Joseph Cash 1/2
  Cooper & Miller 1 1/4
Fed of Corn to Hogs 2 1/2 Bushels

Dr. Coopers for the work of one Man & boy Amt per Week 12 Days
Cr. By Making Flower Barrels & hooping the Worm Tub 12
Dr. Miller Ben Cr. By working with Mansion house hands 6 Days
Dr. spinners & Knitters for the work of 15 Womeen Amt per week 90
Cr. By Betsy Davis spinning 5 Lib of Tow Yarn 6
" Dalsy Do 4 Lib Spinning on the Little Wheel 6
" Anne Do 4 Lib of Ditto 6
" Alsy Do 4 Lib of Ditto 6
" Delia Do 4 Lib of Do 6
" Carolina Do 3 Lib of Do 4
" Delphia Do 1/3 Lib of Do 6
" Matilda Do 6 Lib of Do Spining of the Big Wheel 6
" Judit Do 4 Lib of stocking Yarn 6
" Kitty Do 2 Lib of sewing thread 6
" Charlote Knitting 2 pair of stockings 6
" Lucy Do 1 pair of Do 6
" Sall nolling 6
Sickness Lame Ally 6 Days Doll 6 Days Carolin 2 14
 Lame Peter Knitting 2 pr Stockings 6 days 90 Days
Dr. Gardner for the Work of 3 men Amt per Week 18
Cr. By Grubing up Honey Suckle & planting 12
" Carrying Dung into the garden 3
" Lost by snow 3 18

By Grubing up Honey Suckle & planting Harkles 4 Days

Siras 4 Days Frank 2 days

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