24 – Sunday cold cloudy day Rode to the Meadows agreed with Thos. Johnson to hire him to work on my farm at $200 a year fining him nothing to deduct for any time he may be sick – coming tomorrow
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, April 24, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
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.