5th – Sunday – Fine day, very warm, Wind S.W. Had the following to Dinner, Mr. Mrs. & Sam Bowly, Mr. & Mrs. Chas & Peter Wirgman, D. A. Smith & H. Moore, Mr. & Mrs. Hollins & Sarah. After dinner the following call’d, staid Tea & Strawberries & Cream, Mr. & Mrs. Nicols, Col. Nicols, Mr. Holliday, St. Sterett, Augusta & Mary, Eliza Peters, Geo. & James Brown. We had pick’d out of the Garden this day about 30 Quarts of Strawberries and all our Friends had as many as they could possibly Eat, both at Dinner & Tea
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, June 5, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
30th -Thunder with considerable rain last night, but clear today Wind W. Did not go to Town, had my twenty Merino Ewes Shorn today, they have fine & heavy Fleeces – Mr. Nicols, Mr. Holliday & W. Lux din’d with us, & Mrs. Nicols, Mrs. Chamberlain & two Mr. Chamberlains, also Mr. E. Johnson & Mr. Geo. Brown drank Tea with us ~ Had very fine Peas and Strawberries today
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, May 30, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
14th Cloudy morning but turn’d out to be a fine day – Went to Town, return’d to Dinner – Mr. Geo. Brown rode out to beg an Orange for a Sick Lady, which he obtain’d. Haul’d four loads of Rails from Fortune –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, April 14, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.