29 – Rain’d very hard all Night, which caus’d a high fresh, indeed Jones Falls are higher than I ever saw them, it ceas’d raining this morning, and we had a fine day Wind West – Went to Town, return’d to Dinner and found Dan. Fitzhugh, who has come down as Doct. to the Militia from Washington County, rode with him to Camp, & return’d to Tea, found Rebecca & Emma Peters and George Moore — sold chestmut wood to Henry Long at $4 per cord, & to receive ashes in pay at 4 cents per bushel, haul’d one load wood & one of ashes yesterday and another of wood today, broke the wagon & did not bring out ashes ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 29, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.