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To George Washington from William Pearce, 16 October 1796

16-22 October 1796

A Meteorological Account of the weather kept at Mt Vernon

October

16 In the Morning   65   W. Raining   69   SW Clear   67   NW Clear
17th 63 NW Clear 67 NW Clear 64 N Clear
18th 55 NW Clear 67 NW Clear 60 NW Clear
19th 55 N Foggy 59 NE Cloudy 59 NE Cloudy
20th 54 NE foggy 58 NE Cloudy 58 NE Clear
21st 58 E foggy 62 SE Clear 61 SE clear
22nd 59 SW Cloudy 64 SW Cloudy 62 SW Clear

 October 22nd 1796

Days
Dr. Mansion House for the work of 11 hands amt. pr Week to 66
Cr. By Waggon at Alexa With hay 2 days haulg Wood to the oystear Shell Landing 1 day haulg Coopers stuff 2 days hauling hay to Stock 1 day } 6
By Cart at town with turnips 1 day hauling Wood & oats to M. House 4 days At Mill 1 day } 6
By Single horse cart attending Brick layers 6 days 6
By Attending the Brick layers 9 days 9
By Mowing & tending hay 18 days 18
By Working on the Mill race 1 day 1
By Going with the waggon 2
By Peter in Care of Stables &c. 6
By Sickness Sam 6 dy Frank 6 dy 12
Total 66

Recd from Mill 24 3/4 Bus of Meal Stock 1 Stud horse 3 Covering Jacks 3 young Jacks 9 Jinnies 2 young ditto 1 year old horse colt 9 work Mules 12 Mules 3 Brood Mares 1 young Mare 1 Work Mare 2 horses 11 Cows 8 Calves.


Dr. Ditchers for the Work of [sillin] Men amt. pr Week to 24 Ds
Cr. By Cuting wood 7 ds attend B. Layers 6 days 13
By Nowg 10 ds Stackg hay 1 day 11

Dr. Union Farm for the Work of 23 hands amt. pr week to 132
Cr. By Hauling Manure 12 days By haulg Wood to the oystear shell landing 6 days } 18
By treading Wheat 40 days 40
By threshing Wheat & oats 34 days 34
By Cuting CCord wood 15 days 15
By Cleaning a ditch 14 days By Mendg Water fence 17
By tending hay 4 days 4
By Sickness Neiler 4 ds Flora 6 ds 10
Total 132

Sent to Mill 19 Bus of Corn Recd 15 1/2 Bus of Meal

Stock 1 horses 5 Mules 65 Cattle 11 Calves 127 Sheep

Fed to stock 16 bars of Corn Ditto to the Ferry of 2 1/2

Bus of Oats for W. P.’s horses. Sent to M. House 52 Bus of Oats

SEIded 6 Bus of Barley.


Dr. Dogue Run for the Work of 16 hands amt. pr week to 96
Cr. By hauling Manure 5 days in haulg Wood to oystear shell landing 8 days } 13
By tending hay 18 days 18
By Cuting Cord wood 4 days By claning Wheat 4 Ds 8
By Claning out the Ditch 34 days 34
By [S] &c. working with M. House Land 6 ds 6
By Sickness Long Jack 4 ds Lucy 4 D. Sal 3 ds Hanah 2 ds Juda 4 ds } 17
Total 96

Sent to Mill 12 1/2 Bus of Corn Recd 12 1/4 Bus of Meal Stock 5 Horses 9 Mules 56 Cattle 12 Calves 149 Sheep.


Dr. Muddy Hole for the Work of 14 hands amt.l pr Week to 84
Cr. By Cart at Mill 1 day haulg Manure 5 D. 6
By Cuting Wood 5 days By Cuting & Mauling Rails 7 ds 12
By treading Wheat 15 days 15
By heaping Manure 51 days 51
Total 84

Sent to Mill 8 1/2 Bus of Corn Recd 8 1/2 Bus of Meal

Stock 7 horses 4 Mules 31 Cattle 4 Calves 57 Sheep

Decrease 1 Mule Killed himself jumping over the fence & 1 Veal to M. House.


Dr. River Farm for the Work of 21 hands amt. prWeek to 162
Cr. By hauling turnips to Town 2 days 2
By tending B. Wheat 2 ds By haulg Corn to Mill 1 Ds 3
By Cuting & Mauling rails 24 days By Working in the Brick yard 2 days } 26
By treading Wheat & diging Potatoes 119 days 119
By Attending to Stock 6 ds Peg in Child Bed 6 ds 12
Total 162

Sent to Mill 18 Bus of Corn

Recd 13 Bus of Meal


Stock 11 horses 11 Mules 2 Colts 76 Cattle 10 Calves

215 Sheep—Fed to Stock 2 Bus of Corn

Sent to Alexa 14 Bus of turnips & 30 Bus of Potatoes


Dr. Mill for Sundrys Corn Contra Cr. S. Fine Flour Midlings Meal
      lb.    
To M. House 11 1/2 11 1/2 Bus By M. House 196 93 24 3/4
" U. Farm 19 1/2 " U. Farm 10 1/2
" River Farm 18 " River Farm 13
" Dogue Run 12 1/2 " Dogue Run 12 1/2
" Muddy Hole 8 1/2 " Muddy Hole 8 1/2
" W. Stuart 1
" John Neile 1
" John Ehlers 25 1
" John Vilett 25 1
" Wm Pearce 25
Toll this Week 2 " Cooper & Miller & Bays 1
Corn Ground 71 Meal Delivered 78 1/4

Dr. Cooper & Miller for the Work of 2 Men amt. pr Week to 12 Ds
Cr. By Dressing Stuff in the Shop 5 1/2 Ds 5 1/2
By packing & Heading up 2 Bar. of fish 1/2
By Working With M. House hands 6
Total 12

 October the 22nd day 1796 Dr. Carpenters & brick layrs for The work of Ten Men pr week amounts to Sixty days.


Cr. By Giting of Boards and Shingles 7 Men 6 days 42
By Esaac Repairing of dogue Run farm Cart
By Do finishing of the Tumbler wheels 1 1
By do Making of One Level and Gitting of 3 Cart 1 1
Tongues &c &c Six Days 6
Carpenters Total 48
By Tom Davis Diging of durt for to Make Bricks and Making of a Shelter to Secure them 3
By Moulding of bricks 3
By B. Muchlus Assisting to doe the above &c 6
Mentiond work with Tom &c 12
The Carpenters & brick Layers Total 60

 Given in by me John NoaB


 October the 22th 1796

days
Dr. Spinners Sewers & Knitters for the Works of 15 Women Amounting pr Week 90
Cr. By Matilda spinning 6 pd of yarn 6 days
By Delia do 6 pd of do 6
By Anne do 6 pd of do 6
By Judit do 6 pd of do 6
By Delphie do 2 1/2 pd of do 6
By Lam Ally do 3 pd of do 6
By Kitty do 2 pd of Sowing thread 6
By Alsce Sowing 6 suit of Clothes 6
By Lucy Knitting 1 pear of Stocking 6
By Sall work in the Hous 6
By Charlotte do 6
By Caroline do 6
By Dolsey do 6
By Sieckness Doll 6 days Betty Davis 6 days 12
Total 90 days
By Sieckness Sam Peter 6 days

  October the 22th 1796

days
Dr. Gardens for the Work of 3 Men Amounting pr Week 18
Cr. By Gatering Beans & Diegging for pleanting Cabbage pleants 9 days
By Digging in the Viene yart for pleanting Apple trees 9des
Total 18 days

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