26 – Hot day Therm. 85 – Wind S. W. Went to Town & from thence up the Falls Turnpike to see Mr. Prentiss Merino Sheep sold, the Rams brot on an average $55 – the Ewes each with a Lamb from $120 to $192, I did not think them very fine ~ Paid Joshua in full for mauling Rails & cutting Wood as under~ 1640 Rails @ 75 cts $12.30 21 /2 cord Wood @ 50 $10.75 $23.05
Mrs. T. & [Miss] Merony drank Tea at Mr. Nicols, who with Mr. Littleton Gale walk’d Home with them.
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, May 26, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
4th – Weather still cloudy Wind S.E. – Paid Negro, Joshua $12 on accot. of Chestnut Rails maul’d at Fortune, who says has mauld 1963 – price 75 cents per 100. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner – Commenc’d raining at 2 O’Clock, and continued all the evening with some Thunder & Lightening –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, April 4, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.