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To George Washington from James Anderson, 6 February 1797

A Meteorological Account of the Weather kept at Mount Vernon

6-11 February 1797


Feby 1797 5 in the Morning 40 S.W. clear 42 SW clear 40 S cloudy
6th 47 S cloudy 46 S strong wind 45 S cloudy
7th 45 N.W. clear & Blowing 47 N.W. BL: strong & clear 44 N.W clear Wind down
8th 40 W. clear 43 S. clear 40 S.E. clear
9th 40 S.W. clear 42 SW clear 40 S. clear
10th 50 W. rain 46 N.W. Rain & Snow 44 N.W.rain & Snow & Blowing
11th 40 N.W. clear & Blowing 38 NW clear 40 N.W. clear

Feb. 11 1797

Dr. Mansion House for the work of 8 hands Amounting per Week to 48
Cr. By Waggon hauling Timber to the Distillery, for Trough race 1
" Do hauling Timber to Carpenters Shop 3
" Do hauling hay 1 day Stoped by Rain 1 day 2
" Carting Manure to Garden 2 days do to Clover Lott 2 4
" Carting hay to Mansion 1 Stoped by Rain 1 day 2
" Single Cart hauling Wood 4 days Stoped by Rain 1 day 5
" do Hauling do & from the Mill 1
" Grubing & burning brush in the field by White Gate 10
" Mauling of Wood 3 days cuting of Coal wood 2 days 5
" Postillion Joe Trimming Trees 4
Sick Post. Joe 2 Gunner 6 days Stoped by Rain 3 days 11
48
Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 hands Amounting to per Week to 24 days
Cr. By filing up Mandard for conveying the water in Troughs into the Distillery 2
" Cuting of Coal wood 4 Mortoring of Posts 6 days 10
" Cuting Timber for Flatt rails 4 days Hanging up the Meat 4 8
" Stoped by Rain 4
24

Stock 1 stud Horse 3 do Jacks 3 do Young Jacks, 10 Jeanets 7 horses, 9 Working Mules & 16 Mules unbroke, 15 Cows, and 8 fattening Weathers.


Dr. Dogue run for the Work of 16 Hands Amt. pr Week 96 days
Cr. By Ploughing 18 days fencing 25 days 43
" Morticing Posts & mauling Rails 12
" Carting Rails, Wood, & Litter of Straw into Farm Yard 5
" Hewing of Flatt rails 3 & Grubing 6 days 9
" Shelling Corn, cleaning Stables & Cow houses When it rained 12
" two Negroes geting their Shoes Mended 2
Sick Sall twine 6, Sillar 4, And Grace 3 days 13
96

Stock 4 Horses, 8 Mules, 1 Horse Colt—69 Horned Cattle & one Calf And 138 Sheep decreaded 1 horse died by Age.

Corn Sent to Mill 12 Bushels

do fed to Stock 7 1/2 do


Dr. Mill Wheat Corn Contra Cr Flour In Meal [Hemp] Bran
B P. B. P. lb. B. P. B. P. B. P.
Feby 11 1797 To Mudy Hole 6 2 10 By Mudy hole 8 2
" Dogue run 12 " Dogue run 12
" Union Farm 104 20 " Union Farm 15 2
" River Farm 50 26 " River Farm 13 2 2 2
" Toll this Week 10
" Mansion house 39 2 1 8
" James Anderson fine 56 1 1 2
" 1 Boy & 2 Girls [un] J. A. 3
" Mansion house Dogs 2
" John Neale 1 2
" Johah Eheln Midlngs 25
" John Allison fine 50
" Joseph Cash 1
" Patrick Callahan fine 25
" John Violet fine 10
" And Midlings 15
" Cooper Miller & 2 Boys 1 1
Corn fed to Hogs 3
160 2 78 Packed 22 Super 6 fine & 1 Mid fine Mid. 98 1 12
135 40

Dr. Cooper, & one by for the Work of 2 hands Amt. per Week 12
Cr. By making some Pails, & finishing a a warm Tub for Distillery 6
" hooping of a Rum Barrel, & dressing flour Barll halves 6
12
Dr. Miller Ben for One Weeks Work 6
Cr. By Working in the Mill 6
Dr Union Farm for the Work of 23 hands Amounting per Week to 138
Cr. By ploughing in Corn field 24
puting up fences 27 days Grubing in Mill Swamp 30 57
preparing borders to Sow Cedar Berries 4
puting up Post & Rail fence at the Distillery for a Hog farm 4
Putting up the Gallies at Mill Swamp with [Brock] 10
Cuting trees in the Mill Swamp 5
Hauling Corn Stalks into the Cow Yard 5
Threshing of Corn, & cleaning the Stables 23
cleaning of Wheat 4 days & carrying do to Mill 2 days 6
138

Stock 16 Horses & 6 mules 68 Horned Cattle 13 Year Olds & 2 Calves And 119 Sheep Duncan, Died 1 small Year Old, & one Old Ewe

Corn sent to Mill 20 Bush

fed to Stock 5

Wheat sent to Mill 104 Bushells

Dr River Farm for the Work of 27 hands Amtg per Week 162 days
Cr by ploughing 35
Hauling wheat & Corn to Mill 3
Loading Carts, & Hauling of Straw 6
Hauling wood & Rails 4 days, fencing 31 days 35
Repairing of Old Post & Rail fences 30
Attending to Stock 12
Stoped by Rain 26
Sick Agnes in Child bed, 6 days, Bridgey 6, & Easter 3 days 15
162

Stock 11 Horses 1 Colt & 11 Mules, 84 Cattle 5 Calves 203 Sheep & 54 Lambs Increase 19 Lambs

Corn Sent to Mill 26 Bushels,
fed to Horses, Hogs, Oxen & poor Cattle & Sheep in All 27
Sent to Mansion 30
83

Wheat Sent to Mill 50 Bush @ 58 lb. per Bar.

Dr Mudy hole for the work of 14 hands Amounting per week to 84 days
Cr By Hauling Rails 4 days & at Mill 1 day 5
cuting & Mauling 3 days & cuting Coal Wood 2 days 5
Ploughing, lott by the Barn at Ice house, & by the White Gate 20
fencing 35
Shelling of Corn, & cleaning, & hauling of wheat 13
Sick Nancy 6
84

Stock 7 Horses, 4 Mules, 37 H. Cattle 2 Calves 49 Sheep & 8 Lambs, Increase 3 Lambs

Corn Sent to Mill 9 Bushels
“ fed to Stock 3 do

Wheat Sent to Mill 6 1/2 Bush. 50 lb. per Ba.

Oats sent to Mansion 6 Ba: & fed to Horses 4 Ba


Dr. Carpenters for the Work of 7 Men Amounting to 42 days
Cr. By fixing various things in the Distillery Including slope Troughs, &ca 27
" making a ladder for Meal house 1
" Working in the Shop in the time of Rain 2
" Isaac & Joe Making Ploughs & Carts &c 6
Sick Sambo with pains in shoulders & hips 6
John Neale Attending & Assisting in the above 6 days 42

Dr. Brick layers for the Work of 2 hands Amot. pr Week 12
Cr. By Tom Davis mending Seines 6
" Muelles diging Brick Clay 5
" Stoped by Rain 1
12

Dr. Spinners Sewers & Knitters for the Work of 15 Women per Week 90 days
Cr. By Matilda Spinning 6 lb. Tow Yarn 6
" Betty Davis do 5 lb. do do 6
" Alsey do 5 lb. do do 6
" Annie do 5 lb. do do 6
" Delia do 5 lb. do do 6
" Judith do 4 lb. Stocking Yarn 6
" Kitty do 4 lb. Shoe thread 6
" Caroline Sewing 6 shirts 4 days & cuting shirts 1 day 5
" Dalsey sewing 3 shirts 3
" Lucy Knitting one pr stockings 6
" Delphia Spinning 2 pr Tow Yarn 6
Sick Charlotte 6 days Doll 6, Sall 6, Alsey 6, Dalsey 3, & Caroline 1 28
Lame Peter Knitting 1 pr Stocking 3 days & sick 3 days 6 90

Dr. Gardners for the Work of 3 Men Amount. pr Week 18 days
Cr. By trimming & tying trees 5
Diging in the Garden 10
Stoped by Rain 3
18

Studs Jacks Horses Mules Jeanets Total H. Cattle Calves Total Sheep Lambs Tot
Mansion 1 6 7 25 10 49 15 15 8 8
Union 16 6 22 71 2 73 119 119
River Farm 12 11 23 84 5 89 203 54 257
Dogue run 5 8 13 69 1 70 138 138
Mudy hole 7 4 11 37 2 39 49 8 57
1 6 47 54 10 118 276 10 286 517 62 579

Flour in the Mill—44 [Super] 6 fine 1 Midling

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