28th – Excessive cold morning & severe Frost last Night with high Wind at N.W. which continued all day. Went to Town return’d to dinner – Engag’d Thos Johnson as Overseer to my new Purchase at Furley, his Wages $200 p. An. & 4 barrels of Flour ~ Commences tomorrow. Red Cow at Furley

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, February 28, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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