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To George Washington from William Pearce, 6 November 1796

6-12 November 1796

A Meteorrological Acct of the Weather kept at Mt Vernon

Novr 6th In the Morning   48   DE foggy   54   E foggy   52   E Cloudy
7th 50 NE foggy 55 NE foggy 52 NE Cloudy
8th 52 SW foggy 56 SW Cloudy 54 SW Cloudy
9th 50 SW foggy 54 SW Cloudy 52 SE Cloudy
10th 50 DE foggy 54 DE Cloudy 52 E Cloudy
11th 52 SE foggy 54 SE Cloudy 53 SE Cloudy
12th 50 NE Cloudy 52 NE Cloudy 50 NE Cloudy

November the 12th 1796

Days
Dr. Mansion House for the Work of 11 hands amt. per week to 66
Cr. By waggon hauling hay To town 2 days } 2
Broke down & mending 2 hauling wood to Brick yard 2 days 4
By Cart hauling wood to Brick yard 3 days 3
By Dito hauling hay to Mansion house 3
Jubo hauling wood to brick yard 3 Dito the Quota and at Mill 1 day } 6
By working on the causway 12 days 12
By Cuting wood and working In the Brick yard 12
By Peter In Care of Stables 6 days 6
By Sickness [Maria] 6 sam 6 12
By Dito frank 6
Total 66

Stock 1 Stud Horse 3 Stud Jack - 3 young Jacks - 9 Jinnies & 2 ass Colts - 6 Horses 3 Brood Mares 9 work Mules - 12 out Mules 5 Colts 15 Cows.


Days
Dr. Ditchers for the work of 4 Men amt. per week to 24
Cr. By Working on the Causway 9 days 9
By Working the B. Yard 6 - By Sickness Paschall & charls 9 Days 15
24

Ds
Dr. River Farm for the Work of 27 hands amt. per week to 162
Cr. By ploughing In No. 2 12 day By hauling Corn to Mill 1 day 14
By hauling Brick wood 2 days - By Treading Wheat 16 18
By Measuring Potatoes 3 days By Cuting Brick wood 6 days 9
By Geathering Husking and Measuring & Lofting Corn 119
By Attending to stock 6 days By Sickness old Ben 6 12
Total 162

Lofted this week 107 Barrells of Corn from No. 7 Fed to Fatning hogs & other Stock 10 Barrells Sent to Mill 18 Bust[   ] Stock 11 horses & 12 Mules & 1 Colt 86 Cattle 213 Sheep


Days
Dr. Union Farm for the Work of 23 hands Amt. per week to 138
Cr. By By ploughing 23 days - By pluling Corn 30 days 53
By Carting Corn - 10 By Loading Carts 20 By husking 25 55
By Lofting Corn 10 By Cleaning the Medow 10 Day 20
By Cuting Brick wood at River farm—4 days 4
By London Cuting wood 6 days 138
Total

Stock 14 horses 6 Mules 78 Cattle young & old 126 Sheep Sent to Mill 20 bushels of Corn fed to fatning hogs 4 Lofted 59 Barrells this week.


Days
Dr. Dogue Run farm for the Work of 16 hands Amt. per week to 96
Cr. By Treading out Wheat 12 days By Digging Potatoes 26 38
By ploughing In No. 3 12 days 12
By Geathering & husking Corn 21 days 21
By Grubing & Cleaning before the plough 12 day 12
By Joe working with ditchers 6 6
By Carting Brick wood at River farm 1 1
By Sickness agness 2 & Simon 4 6
Total 96

Stock 5 Horses 8 Mules one Colt - 69 Cattle young & old 148 sheep decrease 2 sheep died Sent to Mill 15 Bushels of Corn Lofted & Measured In all 67 Barrells of Corn Grew on the Medow fed To Fatning hogs & other stock 5 Barrells of Corn.


days
Dr. Muddy Hole Farm for the Work of 14 hand Amt. per week to 84
Cr. By Cart hauling of Corn 5 days—at Mill 1 6
By Cuting wood & working on the Causway on the New roads 12
By Geathering Husking & Lofting Corn 45 days 45
By digging potatoes—9 days 9
By Sickness peg 6 days will 6 days 12
Total 84

Stock 7 Horses 4 Mules 33 head of Cattle 4 Calves 55 Sheep—Sent to Mill 10 1/2 Bushels of Corn Lofted 57 Barrells of Corn—fed To fatning hogs & other stock 5 Barrels dito.


Mill Dr. for Sundreys wheat wt. Corn Contra Cr. flour Mid. Meal B.
To Muddy hole       10 1/2   By Muddy hole farm       [   ]/2  
To Dogue Run farm 15 By Dogue Run farm 11 0
To Union farm 20 By Union Farm 15 1/2 0
To River farm 18 By River Farm 13 0
By Mansion house 19 [   ]
By John Neal 30 wt Mid. 30
Toll Corn this week 3 By John Elen 25 flour 25
By W. Pearce 1
By Cooper & Bays 3/4
Corn Ground for Farms 65 Bushels } Meal Delivered 69

days
Dr. Cooper for the work of 1 Man & a boy Amt. per week to 12
Cr. By dressing out Stuff In the shop 11 /2 days 11 1/2
By hooping some hhogd /2 day /2
12

Novembr the 12th 1796

days
Dr. Spinner Sowers & Knitters for the work of 15 women Amounting per week to 90
Cr. By Betti Davis Spinning 6 pd of yarn 6 days
By Delia do 6 pd of do 6
By Alsce do 6 pd of do 6
By Anne do 6 pd of do 6
By Delphie do 2 1/2 pd of do 6
By Judit do 4 pd of stocking yarn 6
By Kitty do 2 pd of sowing thread 6
By Caroline sewing 5 suits of Clothes 5
By Charlotte do 5 suits of do 6
By Lucy Knitting 1 pear of stocking 6
By Daley spinning 6 pd of yarn 6
By Sieckness sall 6 days Matilda 6 days Doll 6 Ally 6 Caroline 1 25
Total 90 days
By Sam Peter Sieck 6 days

Novembr the 12th 1796

days
Dr. Gardens for the Work of 3 men Amounting per week 18
Cr. By Digging & Burying the Cabbage 12 days
By Moses work by the Hous gangs 6
Total 18 days

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