July 2 – cloudy all day and cool, Wind N.E. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner. Mrs. T. & S. Stewart walk’d to Mr. H. Nicols and drank Tea ~ Mr. Martin rode out in the Evening ~ Had 15 men reaping Cradling & hauling Rye, & finish’d cutting all I have, say about 30 acres, with which we have been lucky, as it has not rain’d since we commenc’d, & all the hirelings behav’d well, & are satisfied, indeed much pleas’d with their treatment –

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 2, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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