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To George Washington from William Pearce, 24 July 1796 to 30 July 1796

24-30 July 1796

A Meteorological Account of the Weather kept at Mt Vernon

July

24th In the Morning   68   SW clear   74   SW Clear   72   SW Clowdy
25 70 SW clowdy 76 SW Clowdy 74 SW Raining
26 70 DS clear 75 SE Gusty 73 SE raining
27 68 NE Clowdy 74 NE Clear 72 NE Clear
28 72 DW Clear 80 W Clear 78 W Clear
29 78 SW Clear 80 SW Clear 80 SW Clear
30 78 SW Clear 86 SW Clear 82 SW Clear

July 30th 1796

Days
Dr. Mansion House for the Work of 11 hands amt. per week to 66
Cr. By Waggon hauling Wheat at U. Farm 5 days 5
By Cart hauling Wheat at U. Farm 5 days 5
By Single horse cart (drove by Jubo) hauling wheat & hay at U Farm at mill &c 6 Days } 6
By Mowing and tending hay 18 days 18.
By loading Carts with Wheat 4 days 4
By Peter in care of stables 6 days Frank in Care of Cattle 6 D. 12
By Sickness Antony 6 days Sam 6 days [Gunner] 4 Days 16
Total 66

Recd from Mill Bulk of Meat

Stock 1 Stud Horse 3 Vovering jacks 3 goring jacks 9[ jinnies 2 als Cotts]

9 Work mules 12 Mules 1 Mule cart[   ]old horse cart 3 Breed Mares 1 young Mare 1 work Mare 2 horses [12] Cows 7 Calves


Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 Men amt. pr Week to 24 Days
Cr. By Mowing 12 Days Tending hay 8 Days 20
By Stacking Wheat 4 Days 4
Total 24

Days
Dr. Muddy Hole for the Work of 14 hands amt. per week to 84
Cr. By Cart at Mill 1/2 Day hauling Wheat and Oats 5 1/2 6
By plowing Corn 10 Days Do potatoes 2 Days Do fallow Ground 7 1/2 19 1/2
By tending hay 31 1/2 Days—By throwing Wheat & oats to Cart & Stack 20 D. 51 1/2
By hoeing Corn 5 Days ditto potatoes 2 Days 7
Total 84

Stock 7 horses 5 Mules 31 Cattle 4 Calves 62 head of Sheep Decrease 1 Lamb Sent to M. House Sent to Mill 10 Bus of Corn Recd 8 1/2 Bus. of Meal.


Days
Dr. River Farm for the Work of 27 hands amt. per week to 162
Cr. By plowing corn 44 days 44
By loading carts, hauling & Stacking Wheat 40
By tending, hauling, and stacking hay 30
By hoeing potatoes 10 Days By Weeding hedge 3 Days 13
By Attending to Stock 6 days Sal. & Bet. in Child Bead 6 days Each12 D. 18
By Judy Sick 4 Days 4
By holy day 1/2 Day 13
Total 162

Sent to Mill 20 Bus of Corn Recd from ditto 13 Bus of Meal & 4 1/2 homney

Stock 11 horses 11 Mules 2 Colts 78 Cattle 10 Calves 227 Sheep.


Days
Dr. Union Farm for the Work of 23 hands amt. per Week to 138
Cr. By plowing fallow 40 days 40
By loading, hauling, throwing to stack & stacking Wheat 88
By Sickness [London] 4 days Lucy 6 days 10
Total 138

Sent to Mill 20 Bus of Corn Recd 15 1/2 Bus of Meal and 2 Bus of homney

Stock 16 horses 5 Mules 68 Cattle 10 Calves 146 Sheep Decrease 1 Lamb Sent to Mansion House.


Days
Dr. Dogue Run for the Work of 16 hands amt. per Week to 96
Cr. By plowing in No. 2—28 days 28
By loading Carts hauling and stacking Wheat 34
By hauling in flax 2 Days 2
By Joe Working With M. House hands 6 days 6
By planting turnips 2 Days Cuttg and Binding oats 1 D. 3
By hoeing Corn 18 days 18
By Sickness Lucy 3 days Judah 1 d. 4
Total 96

Sent to Mill 14 1/2 Bus of Corn Recd 12 1/2 Bus of Meal

Stock [   ] Cattle 5 horses 8 mules 158 head of sheep 8 Calves


Dr. Mill for Sundrys Corn Contra Crts of Flour F. Flour Midling Meal
    By M. House   196     90   21 1/2
To Union Farm 20 By Union Farm 15 1/2-3/2
To River Farm 20 By River Farm 13 4/2
To Dogue Run 14 1/2 By Dogue Run 12 1/2-1/2
To Muddy Hole 10 By Muddy Hole 8 1/2-1
By John Nilett 1
By John Neal 15 1
2
Wheat By Mill hogs 1
Toll this Week   1/2 9 By Cooper Tom 1/4
Corn Ground 73 1/2 Meal Delivered 73 1/4

Days
Dr. Cooper for the Work of 1 Man amt. per week to 6
Cr. By Dressing Stuff for Cyder Casks 4 days 4
 By triming Washing [stubs] &c for the house 2 Days 2
Total 6

July the 30th day 1796

Dr. Carpenters And Bricklayrs for the work of 10 Men per week amounts to Sixty days.


Cr. By John Neale finishing the Tumbler & Wheal barrow
By Making of A New Cart Saddle and a new pair of hames for the Tumbler use, By Making of a Meshean to Sow Turnups with, By Making of A New box for the Garden use &c. the box 3 feet 8 Inchs Square Makes 5
By Going in town One day 1
Cr. By Isaac Assisting in doing the Above Mentioned work and fixing a New body and axel to the horse Cart
By Making of a new axel tree and finishing 1 plow 5
By assisting with hay 1
Cr. By James Dressing of shigles at R. farm 6
Cr. By Tom Davis Jointing & Rounding of shingles 6
Cr. By the Others attending to Wheat and hay 36
Total the Whole 60

By Mr John Neale


July the 30th 1796

days
Dr. Spinners & Knitters for the work of 14 Women Amounting per Week 84 days
Cr. By Matilda Spinning 6 pd of yarn 6 days
By Delya do 6 pd of do 6
By Anny do 6 pd of do 6
By Alsey do 6 pd of do 6
By Kitty do 4 pd of do 6
By Judit do 4 pd of stocking yarn 6
By Lam Ally Knitting 2 pear of stocking 6
By Delphie do 1 pear of do 6
By Caroline work for the Hous. 6
By Charlotte do 6
By Sall do 6
By Dalsey do 6
By Sieckness Betty Davis 6 days Doll 6 days 12
Total 84 days
By Sam Peter Knitting 2 pear of stocking 6 days

July the 30th 1796


days
Dr. Gardens for the work of 3 wen Amounting per week 18 days
Cr. By gathering Pease 2 days
By Kleaning in the Vine yart 16
One Boy work in the garden 4
Total 22 days

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