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To George Washington from William Pearce, 25 February 1797

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Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands per Week 48
Cr. By Waggon hauling Stocks at Dogue run 2
" do hauling Posts & Rails 3
" do hauling Hay to Mansion house 1
" 3 horse Cart hauling Posts & Rails 2
" do hauling Manure to Garden 3
" do hauling Meal & Bran from Mill 1
" 2 Horse Cart hauling Hay & Straw 2
" do Hauling Posts & Rails from Vineyard to Spring Lott 1
" do hauling of Wood 3
" making up the fence of the Vineyard 16
" Assisting in Quenching the Coal kill 2
" Guner Cuting Wood 3
Sick Mimey 6 days & Guner 3 days 9
48

Stock 1 Stud horse, 3 Stud Jacks, 3 Young do, 7 Horses, 9 Working & 16 unbroke Mules—10 Jeanets, 15 Cows, one Calf, and 7 Wedders: Increase 1 Calf and decrease 1 Wedder run back to Union Farm Corn to John Neale pr Bushel


Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 Men Amt. 24 days
Cr. By Ditching at the Mill 8
" repairing the Mill Race 6
" Mortoising of Posts 10
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Dr. River Farm for the Work of 27 hands per Week 162 days
Cr. By Ploughing 42
" Hauling Wheat & Corn to Mill 4
" Loading Carts & Hauling Straw 8
" Loading & Hauling Manure 8
" Cuting Wood 2 & Hauling wood 2 days 4
" Repairing Old Post & Rail fences 25
" Making of fences 35
" Bridgey trimming Apple trees 6
" Attending upon Stock 12
Sick Agnes in Child bed 6, Cornelia in do 6 & Bill a Sore leg 18
162

Stock 12 Horses 11 Mules, 84 Cattle & 8 Calves 203 Sheep & 74 Lambs Increase 2 Calves & 7 Lambs


Corn sent to mill 28 Bu.  
do for Homeny 2 1/2 Wheat sent to mill 60 Bush.
do fed to Stock 20
50 1/2

Dr. Union Farm for the work of 22 hands Amt. per Week 132
Decreased one hand sent to the Distillery
Cr. By ploughing in Corn field 20
" Grubing in the Mill Swamp 30
" Burning of Brush 20
" making of Posts & Rails fences 6
" planting of Hedges 22
" Cuting in the Mill Swamp 18
" Hauling Wheat to Mill 9
" Hauling Wood to the Distellery 3
" Working on the Mill Race 4
132

Stock 15 Horses, 6 Mules 67 Cattle, 13 Year Olds & 2 Calves 117 Sheep & 1 Lamb Decrease 1 Cow & Calf sent to the Distillery one old blend horse fell in the Ditch & died & 2 Old Ews died. Increase 1 Wedder from mansion & one Calf & one Lamb


Corn sent to Mill 20 Bu.   Wheat sent to Mill 326 Bu.
do fed to Stock 10
do to Jas Anderson 2
32

Dr. Dogue Run for the Work of 16 hands Amt. 96
Cr. By ploughing 8 & fencing 16 days 24
" Mortoising of Posts 6 & Mauling Rails 6 12
" Making up Post & Rail fencing 10
" Hauling Rails 4 Wood 1 & Letter 1 6
" Grubing 30 & cuting wood 4 34
" Fishing 4
Sick Sina 3 Mary 2 & Simon 1 6
96

Stock 5 Horses, 8 Mules 68 Cattle & 1 Calf 138 Sheep 10 Lambs. Decrease one Year Old & Increase 9 Lambs


  Corn sent to Mill 12 Bush.
do fed to Stock 5 Oats sent to Mansion house 35 Bushels

Dr. Mudy hole for the work of 14 hands Amt. 84
Cr.  Hauling Wheat & Corn to Mill 1
" Hauling Rails 5
" Ploughing 19, & fencing 29 days 48
" Grubing & Burning of Brush 24
Sick, Sackey 3, & Molly 3 days 6
84

Stock 7 Horses, 4 Mules—37 Cattle, & 2 Calves 49 Sheep 14 Lambs, Increase 4 Lambs


Tailings of Wheat sent to Mill 1 1/2 Corn sent to Mill 10
Oats fed to Stock 4 Bush. do fed to Stock 3
13

Dr. Brick layers for the work of 2 hands amt. per Week 12
Cr. By Tom Davis repairing of the Seine 6
  " Muckles diging of Brick Clay 6
12

Dr. Carpenters for the Work of 7 Men Amt. per Week 42
Cr. By taking up the floor of Dogue run barn, and drawing nails & puting in new Sleepers } 9
" making a 24 feet Trough to feed Cows in 3
" Hewing Gate posts &c. 2
" one hand with the Waggon hauling Timber 2
" Sawing of Sleepers for Dogue run Barn 12
Isaac & Joe in the Shop, making one plough for mudy hole & mending one for Dogue run. And dressing out plough Stuff } 10
Isaac with pain in Neck 2 days. James wh pains 2 days 4
42

Dr. Mill Wheat Corn Cr. Meal Flour [illeg.] Bran
1797 Feby 25 fine M. [illeg.]
To Mudy hole 1 2 10 By Mudy hole 8 2 2
" Dogue run 12 " Dogue run 12
" Union Farm 325 20 " Union Farm 15 2 20
" River Farm 59 3 25 1/2 " River Farm 13 2 10 12 1/2
Toll this Week 6 " Mansion house 19 2 10 25
Jas Anderson 1 & [illeg.]3/4 1 3 50 25 5
Cooper Miller & Boys 1 1
John Ehlers 25
& do one Bu. 196
356 1 73 1/2 72 50 246 40 44 1/2

Bus.   Bu.
Super fine flour packed 12 Fine flour 10
in Mill formerly 81 formerly 9
93 John Ehlers the Midlings packed 1 Bu.

Dr. Coopers for the Work of 1 Man & boy Amt. per week 12 days
Cr. By cuting hoop poles 6
" dressing Barrel Staves 6
12

Dr. Miller for the Work of one Man   6 days
Cr. By Working in the Mill 6

Dr. Spiners, Knitters, & Sewers for the work of 15 Women amt. per week to 90 days
Cr. By Matilda Spining 6 lb. Tow Yarn 6
" Betsey Davis 5 do 6
" Delia 5 do 6
" Alsey 5 6
" Annie 5 6
" Delphia 2 1/2 6
" Judith 4 lb. Stocking Yarn 6
" Katty 2 Sewing thread 6
" Charlotte sewing 9 Sheets 6
" Caroline sewing 6 do 4
" Dolsey sewing 9 do 6
" Lame Alley Knitting 2 pr Stockings 6
" Lucy Knitting 1 pair do 6
" Sall wending Yarn 6
Sick Doll 6 days & Caroline 2 days 8
90
Lame Peter Knitting 2 pair Stockings 6 days
Dr. Gardeners for the Work of 3 Men Amt. per Week 18
Cr. By diging in the Garden, & making 2 new Asparagrass beds } 18

Herculees diging Brick Clay 2
Siras diging do 6
Frank diging do 3
Herculees absconded 4
And Frank cleaning the House &c. 3
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