20th March – Sunday Fine cool day Wind about 10 A.M. fresh at N.W. Mrs. T. and three children went to Town, to stay a few days at Mr. Wirgmans. Edw. & Jo. Patterson call’d in the forenoon after which I rode to the Meadows and Furley where I din’d, in the evg. John VanWyck, Wm. Sterett, & Alex Stewart rode out & sat half an Hour~ Great many Wild Pigeons flying ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, March 20, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
5th – Cloudy morning Wind S.E. & cold, began Snowing at 9 O’Clock & continued until 3 P.M. – afterwards more mild – Went to Town, din’d with Mr. Gray & a small party very agreeably. Alex Stewart yesterday drew a prize of $20,000 in the Trinity Church Lottery No. 16.496
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, March 5, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.