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1, warm and a little hazy. I sat up all night at a Ball at Wm Bell's-got home
about sunset- Wm Bell wou'd not receive pay for my expenses but I intend to
make him compensation- Paid him.
2, A little rain early this morning very mild- rainy at night. Had cabbage,cale,
lettuce, radish & beet seeds sown in garden. Davy went to C. Taylor's & got a
tooth drawn. I staid at home- M. Atkins went to settle his acco't w'th J. Morton
and returned the 3d in evening.
3, Sunday. Heavy rain lat night, cleared before day, smart frost and ice- clear
day- Snow on great mountains. I went to James Taylor's- J. Taylor jr & wife
Tho's Crutchfield & wife dined there- J.Pendleton was gone to Culpeper, his
family to T. Barbour's in Madison & expected to J. Taylor's this evening or
tomorrow. I gave a Mem'dum to J. Taylor jr for him or Reu Taylor to get me
sundry articles at Fredericksburg, they intend going tomorrow. Let J. Taylor jr
have $4. to pay for things if he gets.
4, Sharp frost-Fair day,moderate-some Snow on G't Mountains I dined at home. G.C.
Taylor came from J. Taylor's after dinner- Told me he wou'd dine with me
tomorrow- he went to C. Taylor's.
5, Cloudy last night- Snowed about day very brisk for 3 or 4 hours- 2 or 3 inches
Cont'd Cloudy & thawed some. J. Taylor, John Pendleton & G.C. Taylor dined here.
Geo. Newman came from J.T. went to Office with him and returned to dinner.
Malachi Atkins went to J. McNeils Shopp, but did not any work done. E. Pendleton
sent 2 shirts she had put new wrist bands on, I sent 2 more the 6th which
were sent home in evening.
6, Frost, but not very severe, a few clouds, but mostly fair. Great part of snow
dissolved. I sent 2 bags Corn and get ground at McKinney's,sent 1/6 by Frank
for which he got 2 Bushels bran. Patsy Leathers had been to J. Taylor's-called
here whilst I was at dinner- She eat dinner & went home.
7, Sharp frost. Clear,not very hard weather. Sent to Wm Bell by Negro George an
old Gammon 10¼ lb bacon& a Shoulder 9½ lb. Malachi Atkins Received out of New
Cornhouse @ Hhds Corn,which with 5 Bushels he has had & about 2 Bushels will
be 6 Barrels the provision, I agreed to find. got 2 Bus' the 9th. John
Pendleton called here about sunset and got a Newspaper of J. Taylor's-(I got from
Co't house yesterday) he was on his return from Capt Conway's, where he and
other company went yesterday.
8, A frozen mist early in morn, thick cloudy and misty till evening when it Rained
briskly- mild. I have had a bad cold several days w'ch continues. I staid
at home- J. Pendleton's aid last evening he intended going to Rosehill to day
on invitation.
9, A very heavy rain last night, and high wind from South. Rained brisk early this
morning, then cleared warm & windy. The rain last night washed my land more
than they have been for some years. I hear there is a great swell in River.
M. Atkins had 2 bushels shelled corn & sent to mill- he has now had the 6 barrels
I agreed to find him. M. Atkins went to J. McNeils but cou'd get no work
done. I walked in evening to J. Taylor's. J. Pendleton & family, Maj'r Moore,
T. Crutchfield & wife & Nancy Smith there. Capt J. Barbour was at the office.
10, [SUNDAY], Turned cold last night, hard frost, clear and cold. I went to J. Taylor's
to dinner. J. Pendleton & family, J. Taylor jr & wife, T. Crutchfield & do
R'd Noel & wife, Nancy Smith & G.C. Taylor there.
11, Clear, sharp frost. Temperate and not very cold. M. Atkins went again to McNeils
shop, says J. McNeil promised to have my plows by wednesday. J. Pendleton came
here in evening & got some quills.
12, Fair,wind and mild. Sent a Midling Bacon 10¼ to WaStewart for George.
John Taylor called here & said a Waggon was bringing me a Bar'l Tar & Frying
pan & Articles for Maj'r J. Taylor & himself. I went to J. Taylor's in evening
& staid to supper. J. Pendleton & family, Tho' Jenkins, Rob't Moore, Salley &
Betsy Taylor, N. Smith &c there.

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