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.