George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Pearce, 13 November 1796

13-19 November 1796

A Meteorological Account of the Weather Kept at Mt Vernon

Novr

13 In the Morng 49 S Cloudy 54 SW Clear 52 SW Clear
14th 48 SW Cloudy 53 SW Clear 51 SW Clear
15th 48 SW Clear 52 SW Clear 51 SW Cloudy
16th 47 NW Clear 51 N Cloudy 50 N Cloudy
17th 47 NE Cloudy 51 NE Cloudy 49 NE Cloudy
18th 48 NE Clear 55 SE Clear 53 SW Clear
19 50 SW Clear 56 SW Clear 53 SW Clear

 November 19th 1796

[Ds]
Dr. Mansion House for the Work of 11 hands amt. per Week to 66
Cr. By Waggon hauling Brick Wood 3 days hauling Barley & hay to Alexandria 3 days } 6
By Cart hauling Wood to the Boat 6 days 6
By Single horse Cart hauling Ditto 3 days hauling Wood to Mansion House Ferry &c 2 ds At Mill 1 day } 6
By Working on the Cosway 7 days 7
By tending the Brick kiln 9 days 9
By Gathering Ceder berries 6 days 6
By Working on the New mill race 1 day 1
By Peter in Care of Stables &c 6 days 6
By Sickness Sam 6 ds Misna 6 ds Frank 6 ds P. Joe 1 Day 19
Total 66

Recd from Mill 19 3/4 Bus of Meal

Stock 1 Stud 3 Covering Jacks 3 young Jacks 9 Jinnies 2 ass colts 1 year old horse colt 9 Work mules 12 Mules, 3 Brood Mares 1 young Mare 1 work Mare 2 horses 15 Cows


Days
Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 Men amts per Week to 24
Cr. By Boatswain Attending Brick kiln 3 days 3
By Working on the cosway 13 days 13
By Working on the New mill race 4
By Sickness Pascall 4 days 4
Total 24

Dr. Union Farm for the Work of 23 hands amts per Week to 138
Cr. By Gathering husking & Lofting Corn 108
By plowing 20 days 20
By hauling Brick Wood at River Farm 4 days 4
By Sickness Rachal 6 days 6
Total 138

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

Stock 14 horses 6 mules 69 Cattle 10 Calves 126 Sheep Increase 4 Cows from M. House

Sent to the Mill for the Fatening hogs 5 Brs Corn Sent to the Ferry 2 Bar. Do Fed to Fattening hogs 6 Bar. of Ditto Lofted 166 Bar. of Corn.


Dr. River Farm for the Work of 27 hands amts per Week to 162 [ds]
Cr. By plowing 20 days By haulg Corn to Mill 1 D. 21
By hauling turnips & Potatoes to town 2 days 2
By puling and Secureing turnips 26 days 26
By Gathering hauling husking & lofting Corn 101
By Attending to Stock 6 ds By Old Ben Sick 6 Ds 12
Total 162

Sent to Mill 18 Bus of Corn Recd 13 P[   ] of Meal

Stock 11 horses 12 Mules 86 Cattle 213 Sheep Sent to town 89 1/2 Bus of Barley 21 Bus of Flexseed 16 Bus of turnips & 10 Bus of Potatoes Fed to Stock 10 Bar. of Corn.


Ds
Dr. Muddy Hole for the Work of 14 hands amts per Week to 84
Cr. By Cart at Mill 1 day 1
By Gathering husking and Lofting Corn 71 Ds 71
By Cuting Wood 6 ds — By Working on the New road 6 Ds 12
Total 84

Sent to Mill 11 Bus of Corn Recd 8 1/2 Bus of Corn Stock 7 horses 4 Mules 31 Cattle [20] Calves 55 Sheep Fed to hogs 6 Bar of Corn — Sent to Ferry 1 1/2 Bus of Oats Lofted 60 Bar. of Long Corn 5 Do Short for Hogs.


Ds
Dr. Dogue Run for the Work of 16 hands amts per Week to 96
Cr. By Plowing 17 days 17
By Gathering husking hauling & Lofting Corn 53
By puling turnips & hauling them to M. House 6
By Joe Working With Mansion Hands 6 days 6
By hauling Brick wood at River Farm 4 days 4
By Sickness Dick 6 ds Judah 4 days 10
Total 96

Sent to Mill 15 Bus of Corn Recd 11 Bus of Meal

Stock 5 horses 8 Mules 1 Colt 57 Cattle 12 Calves 148 Sheep Fed to Stock 4 Bar. of Corn Lofted 76 Bar. of Corn.


Dr. Mill for Sundrys Corn Contra Cr. S. F Flour Meal
    By M. House     19 2/4
To Union Farm 20 " Union Farm 15 1/2
" River Farm 18 " River Farm 13
" Dogue Run 15 " Dogue Run 11
" Muddy Hole 11 " Muddy Hole 8 1/2
" [G]os Cash 1
" Wm Stuart 1
" John Neile 1
" John Vilett 1
" Wm Pearce 25
" Cooper Miller & Boy 1 1/4
Corn Ground Farms 64 " Meal Delivered 78

Dr. Cooper & Miller for the Work 2 men amt. per Week to 12
By filling up the Shop floor 1 Day Dressing Stuff in the Shop 5 Ds 6
By Workg With house gang 6

November the 19th day 1796 Dr. Carpenters And Brick layers for the work of Ten Men per Week Amounts to Sixty days
Cr. By Covering of the quarter from the Ground to the Top inside and Out and finishing of the Same 44
By the Sawers Sawing of Scantling for The Barn Sheads &c 4
48
Tom Davy and Mucless killing and Burning of the bricks &c Ten. 10
Mucless plastoring of the Overseers house Union Farm 2
Total 60

 John Neale


 Novembr the 19th 1796

days
Dr. Spinners Sewers & Knitters for the Work of 15 Women Amounting per Week 90
Cr. By Betty Davis Spinning 6 pd of yarn 6 days
By Delia do 6 pd of do 6
By Matilda do 6 pd of do 6
By Dalsey do 6 pd of do 6
By Alsce do 6 pd of do 6
By Anne do 6 pd of do 6
By Judit do 6 pd of do 6
By Kitty do 2 pd of Sewing thread 6
By Delphie do 3 pd of yarn 6
By Caroline Sewing 6 suit of Clothes 6
By Lucy Knitting 1 pear of Stocking 6
By Sall Mind yarn 6
By Sieckness Charlotte 6 days Dall 6 days Alley 6 days 18
Total 90 days
By Sam Peter Knitting 2 pear of Stocking 6 days

 Novembr the 19th 1796

days
Dr. Gardens for the Work of 3 Men Amounting per Week 18
Cr. By Digging in the Vinne yart 9 days
By Grabing up trees in the yard 3
By Moses Work by the Hous gangs 6
Total 18 days

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