Plantation Book Drayton Hall 1844

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    Top of Book Plantation Book Drayton Hall 1844
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    Occurrences 1844 January 1. Works 10 Women cleaning ground and burning up bushes on Warp Point. 2 Men underbrushing over the [illegible] 4 Men to C.ton [Charleston] in the canoe. 1 Man and half hand carting 1 man and two and a half hands in the shrubery. Two and a half hands and 4 boys jobbing. One and a half hand at the hogs. 1 woman sick 2 Works [same] as yesterday. the 4 men returned from C.ton [Charleston]. 3 Works as yesterday, but none sick and 2 hands cutting wood also 2 cutting up the logs of felled trees into wood instead of underbreaking. And 2 hand and 1 carpenter sent to C.ton [Charleston] in canoe with with 6[illegible] to M. Joseph and returning at evening 4 Works as yesterday pretty much, except one hand preparing hay 5 Works as yesterday with the exception of 3 hands gone to C.ton [Charleston] in the canoe and two and a half hands and one carpenter pressing hay. Hay pressed off today 4 bundles and yesterday 4 bundles. 6 Works as yesterday Hay pressed off 4 bundles. 8 Works as Saturday repaired temporarily a part of ye.[yesterday] next line Hay pressed off 1 bundle. 9 Works as yesterday save 6 hands sent to work on the roads, but sent back on account of a little rain. Hay pressed off 5 bundles. 10 Works none. Rain all day. Hay pressed off bundles. n.b. no account given in. 11 From this date being absent until the 23[rd] instant no daily occurence is noticed, but their aggregate of works and occurrences in the form of a review opposite the latter date. 23 I returned from C.ton [Charleston] and found as follows, viz. that on the 13 Edward Tho. son [Thomason] died cause Dropsy. had been ill sometime n.b. he had dropsy last year about this same time or a little later; and was then cured by strict attendance, but I was much absent in this instance. Works have been then cleaning up of Warp Point and Cedar Isld.[Island]. cutting wood and carting wood and such like. Hay pressed off since the 10th inclusive bundles equalling now [MS blank] bundles.
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    Occurrences 1844. January 23 Works. 9 hands cleaning up over the [illegible]. 2 men logging up in Warp Point. 1 and 1/2 hand carting. 2 hands cutting wood. 1 and 2 and 1/2 hands in the the garden preparing to plant pease. 1 and 2 and 1/2 hands underbrushing in Cedar Island. 3 and 3/4 hands sawing wood for house. 1 half and 1 3/4 hand at [illegible]. 1 woman sick. 2 carpenters repairing wood pasture fence. and 2 getting out a body frame for Ox cart. 24 Works. 10 hands cleaning up as yesterday. 2 logging. 1 and 1/2 carting. 2 cutting wood. 1 and 2 1/2 hands in the garden. 1 and 2 1/2 do.[ditto] underbrushing in Cedar Island. 3 and 3.4 do.[ditto] sawing wood for house. 1 half and 1 3/4 hand at hogs. n.b. in the evening the 10 women and jobbing men moved off to work in Mulbery Field. 2 Carpenters repairing wood pasture fence and 2 making the Ox cart body. 25 Works. much as yesterday with the field hands and jobbers. The 2 carpenters still repairing wood fence and 2 jobbing. Pigs. 2 sows had pigs a day or two since 1. mine 1. Johns. 8 for the one. 7 for the other. Another sow had pigs last night, Thomas Henry. 6 pigs all lost by negligence. 26 Works. 10 hands cleaning up. 2 hands cutting down trees between 15 and 18 acre fields. 3 hands gone to C.ton [Charleston] in the boat. 1 hand and 2 1/2 hands in the garden. 1 1/2 and 1 and 3/4 do[ditto] at hogs. 3 1/2 do.[ditto] jobbing at carting [illegible]. 3 3/4 do.[ditto] sawing wood for town house. 27 Works. 10 hands pulling up corn stalks in calf pasture. [illegible] little Stanyarn fields. 3 hands in town with boat 2 cutting down trees as yesterday. 1 and 1/2 carting wood. 2 1/2 do.[ditto] carting corn stalks to cow pen. 1 1/2 and 1 3.4 do[ditto] at hogs. 3 3/4 do.[ditto] getting corn stalks for Pease beds. 2 carpenters still repairing wood pasture fence which they were also doing yesterday and 2 were jobbing as yesterday. Pigs. Another of Thomas Henry sows had pigs. 8 last night but from carelessness to day 4 were destroyed.
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    Occurrences 1844 January 29 Works. 10 hands pulling up corn stalks. 2 cutting wood. 3 cutting trees and brush between 15 and 18 acre fields. 1 and 1/2 carting wood. 1 and 2 1/2 jobbing in garden. 2 1/2 jobbing in hay yard. also 3 3/4 hands. 1 half and 1 3/4 hand at hogs. 2 Carpenters still repairing wood pasture fence and 1 carpenter jobbing and 1 sick from the cold. Pigs. another sow, James, had pigs yesterday which were all lost from negligence and carelessness. n.b. this is now the 3[rd] act of goodfornothingness in Johnston 30 Works. 10 hands pulling up corn stalks. 2 cutting wood. 3 cutting tress and brush between 15 and 18 acre fields. 1 and 2 1/2 jobbing in garden. 3 1/2 and 3 3/4 hands jobbing in hay yard and cow pen. 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 hand at hogs. 1 hand sick. 2 carpenters still repairing wood pasture fence. 1 carpenter jobbing about hog and cattle pens at repairs then and 1 sick. 31 Works. 10 pulling up corn stalks. 2 cutting wood. 3 cutting trees and brush between 15 and 18 acre fields. 1 and 2 1/2 jobbing in the garden. 3 1/2 and 3 3/4 jobbing and sawing wood. 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 hand at hogs. 1 hand sick. 2 carpenters finished repairing wood pasture fence and commenced to prepare wheels for tyring. 1. jobbing and preparing whells to tyre. 1 sick. Wood Fence finished repairing. Pigs. Charles sow had pigs last night. 7. My attention prevented losses. February 1. Works. 12 hands pulling up corn stalks, did only 4 tasks each instead of 8. 3 cutting tress and brush between 15 and 18 acre fields. 1 and 2 1/2 jobbing in garden. 2 1/2 and 3 3/4 jobbing and sawing wood. 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 at hogs. 1 and 1 1/2 carting from Warp point. 4 carpenters tyred or just the bands, on 4 wheels. 2 large and 2 small.
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    Occurrences 1844 Feb 2. Works as yesterday. NB all corn stalks are now pulled up. Wheels. The wagon wheels are now finished mounted and are equal to new ones. n.b. they are excellent wheels. 3 Works. cutting up cotton stalks 11 hands. 2 hands cutting up logs in 18 acre 3 hands to C.ton [Charleston]. 2 and 5 1/2 hands jobbing in the garden.3 3/4 do [ditto] sawing wood. 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 at hogs. 1 hand sick. Carpenters jobbing and getting white oak stuff. 5 Works. 10 hands cutting up cotton stalks. 3 hands cutting up logs in 18 acre field. 2 hands cutting wood. 2 hands 5 1/2 hands and 3 3/4 do.[ditto] jobbing in the garden. 1 hd.[hand] and 1/2 sick and picking oakum. 1 hand supplying the place of the nurse and cook who is sick. N.b. cotton stalk, finished cutting up. carpenters getting out wheel stuff. 6 Works. All of a jobbing nature by reason of Rain. Such as pressing off hay. picking oakum. grinding corn. Threshing corn. Loading Capt Antonio with wood 7 and 1/2 cords. cutting out drain. about barn yard. digging up shrubs to set out. Carpenters. Whetting saws of different kinds. 7 Works. cleaning barn and ditches all hands except those in the garden and 1 sick. Carpenters getting wheel stuff. 8 Works. as yesterday cleaning barn and [ditches] all hands except those in the garden and 1 sick. Carpenters getting wheel shelf. 2 sick. 9 Works as yesterday. 1 hand sick. 1 and 2 1/2 in the garden. 1 and 1/2 carting. n.b. loaded Capt. Antonio. Carpenters getting wheel shelf and repairing bridges. 2 sick. Wheel stuff. there is got out. spokes 120. [illegible]. 10 Works all as yesterday but 3 men to C.ton [Charleston] in canoe. Carpenters repairing bridges. 17. Works from the 10th to this day inclusive was cleaning land and leveling calf pasture and sow field for oats and cleaning out the drains. Logging up and splitting for Wood old trees in the fields and carting wood. Carpenters repairing bridges. Cattle. begain to pasture them in the wood pasture
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    Occurrences 1844 Feb 19 Works. Women cleaning drains in Joe field and finished it. Men logging and splitting up old trees in 18 acre field. Carting out as they split up. Carpenters repairing bridges in fields. 20 Works. Women cleaning drains in little Stanyarn and finished it. Men logging and splitting up old trees in rock field and carting out as split up. Carpenters repairing bridges in fields. 21. Works. as yesterday. but drain cleaning is in Big Stanyarn. Carpenters sent to town in canoe with 4 bales hay and 16 pigs. Hay sent to C.ton [Charleston] for sale 4 bales. 1.xx 1.xxv. 1.xxxviii and 1.xxxx equals 523 wt or lbs. 22. Works works as yesterday. draining in Big Stanyarn. Carpenters getting 4 Bass for canoe, having returned from C.ton [Charleston] 23. Works as yesterday. draining still in Big Stanyarn. Carpenters finished the 4 Bass and doing repairs to canoe. 24. Works as yesterday. draining in Big Stanyarn finished. Logging in Root Potatoe Field. Carpenters sent to C.ton [Charleston]. 26 Works. cleaning drains in 15 acre field. Logging in root potatoe field. carting from the logged field finished. Carpenters repairing bridges. n.b. all now done except for the cane field and [illegible] bridges by the barn. also getting out a corn mill frame. 27. Works. Cleaning drains in 12 acre field. Logging up in Mulberry square. Planting oats. Oats. commenced planting in calf pasture. Trenching with a plough. Track 4 feet apart equal 26 track rows to 1/4 acre and a dividing row between the track equal 52 rows to 1/4 acre to which a bushel and 1/2 allowed for planting. Planting this year commences with oats. Carpenters getting out the corn mill frame. 28 Works. Cleaning drains. Logging up. and planting oats. Carpenters squaring timber 29. Works as yesterday. n.b. calf pastured finished sowing but not covered. Carpenters squaring timber
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    Occurrences 1844 March 1. Works. cleaning drains. cutting bushes in Mulberry square. planting oats. Carpenters to C.ton[Charleston] in boat. 2. Works. as yesterday 4 Works. 7 women cleaning out drains. 3 do.[ditto] planting oats. 5 men cutting down sprouts in Mulberry Woods Field. 1 do.[ditto] ploughing trenches for oats. Carpenters preparing to shingle the Necessary. 5 Works and carpenters as yesterday. 6 Works and carpenters as yesterday. 7 Works as yesterday. 8 Works 5 women cleaning drains. 3 women planting oats a part of the day and then cleaning the drains by taking out the earth which the plough threw in. 1 woman also cleaning the same 6 men heaping logs Carpenters shingling the necessary house. Oats not finished planting, waiting for seed from C.ton [Charleston]. 9 Works cleaning ditches. planting Irish Potatoes. Heaping logs. Carpenters to C.ton in canoe. Irish Potatoes. Planted 9 and 1/2 rows 3 tasks long distance 3 feet from centre. The Potatoe seedling a foot apart. This is equal to a task or 1/4 acre square, [illegible], 5 rows at 35 rows to the 1/4 to do this it required a barrel or a flour ft or 2 and one half bushels. 11 Works cleaning ditches. planting Irish Potatoes and oats. heaping logs. Carpenters. shingling Necessary. oats planting finished. the quantity is Calf Pasture 4 3/4 x acres. Joe Field 9 1/4 acres equal total 14 acres for which it took 22 [illegible] bushels. Irish Potatoes. 13 rows 1 task long 3 rows 3 tasks long. 1 row 2 and 3/4 long and 4 rows equals together about one quarter row. then whole equal to 25 task length rows. 5 [illegible] than those planted on the 9th instant though the same quantity of seed was used. N.b. this finished the planting of Irish Potatoes. 12 cleaning ditches and heaping logs. Carpenters shingling as yesterday.
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    Occurrences 1844 March 13 Works cleaning diches and heaping logs. n.b. the cleaning of ditches finished. Carpenters shingling Necessary but had to desist for want of shingles and then went to repair fences. 14 Works women cleaning up Mulberry square Field preparatory to cuting Men heaping logs. Carpenters repairing the garden fence, on the South from the River. 15 Works Women cleaning up Mulberry square. Men heaping logs Carpenters repairing cart body. 16 Works Women preparing 12 acre field for cuting. Men heaping logs. Carpenters repairing cart body. 20 Works from the 16 to this night the root Potatoe ground 3 acre has been Bedded and the Mulberry Orchard Field is bedding for corn. Carpenters have been repairing fence. 21 Works all hands bedding in Mulberry orchard field and finished it. said to be 9 and 3/4 acres. Carpenters finishing a cart body. 22 Works all jobbing. some pulling and burning corn stalks and some preparing fields for planting by burning old heaps of stalks and Carpenters repairing another cart body. 23 Works. Jobbing, as clearing edge of fields, making up broken [work] and deficiencies. cutting up trees thrown down in field by the wind. Carpenters to C.ton [Charleston] in canoe. 25 Works. Planting potatoes. the sweet or covolo.[convolvulus]. 18. cut there 1 and 1/2 acres. Carpenters finished all cart up and proceded again shingling the NH [Necessary House]. Potato Convolvulus commenced to plant them. Planted 1 and 1/2 acres. 26 Works Planting potatoe. Holing for corn. Listing for cotton. Carpenters shingling. Potato convolvulus planted this day 1/4 acre. 10 [illegible] is planted only one and three quarter acre and all the seed. 27 Works Holing for Corn. Listing for cotton. Carpenters shingling but stopped for want of shingles. Repairing afterwards the Island fence. 28 Works Planting corn, all hands. Carpenters repairing the Island Fence
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    Occurrences 1844 March 28. Corn commenced planting. planted 7 acres in the Mulberry wood Field. 29 Rain all day prevented all field works and in fact all out of door works. 30 Works. Planting corn. Listing for Cotton. Carpenters to C.ton[Charleston] in canoe. Corn planted this day [MS blank] acres in Mulberry Wood Field. making total in that field [MS blank] acres. n.b. this ends 1st Planting. April 1 Works. 14 hands listing cotton ground on Cedar hill and oak walk. [Viz] 4 and 1/2 of the one and 3 and 1/4 of the other and 2 hands listing for cotton in the Little Stanyarn. Carpenters shingling garden house and made a finish of it. 5 Works Since the 1st have been the listing of cotton ground. [Viz] in [illegible] by the lake done inJames Bridge field 15 acres. 12 acres do.[ditto] 12 acres. Big Stanyarn 4 equals 32 acres listed. Carpenters repairing fences. [Viz] in [illegible] in James Bridge field from the Island to rock or [illegible] field done. 6 Works 16 hands hoeing oats each 1/4 and 1/8 equals 6 acres and then they planted 1 and 1/2 acres of root potatoes. Carpenters to C.ton [Charleston] in Canoe. Potatoes Convolvulus or Irish planted on the 11th cutting as all getting up. 8 works. 16 hands hoeing oats. 2 cleaning up 18 acre field. Carpenters repairing fence at South Line. Oats [illegible] hoeing finished for the quantity see 11. March. 9 Works 16 hands listing cotton ground Little Stanyarn Big do.[ditto] together 8 acres. 2 cleaning up 15 acre field. Carpenters making a fence at middle dam by James Bridge field.
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    Occurrences 1844 April 10 16 hands listing in Big Stanyarn 7 and 1/2 acres in rock field 1/2 do.[ditto] equals together 8 acres. 2 cleaning in the 15 acre field. Carpenters finished the fence marking yesterday and went to repair the fence along the Road. 11 Works 16 hands listing in 18 acre or Rock Field. Did 8 acres. 2 hands cleaning in 15 acre. Carpenters repairing Road Fence. 12 Works 16 hands listing in 18 acre or Rock Field did 6 and 1/2 acres and in 15 acre field one and 1/2 acre equals the day work to 7 and 3/4 acres. 2 cleaning up. Carpenters repairing Road Fence. 13 Works. 15 hands listing in 15 acre field. Did 7 and 1/2 acres. 2 do cleaning up in ditto. Carpenters gone to C.ton [Charleston] in canoe. Sick. Joan pain in shoulder. Water and musk melons planted 1/4 acre of each in the Mulberry square, now converted into a vegetable farm. 15 Works 15 hands listing in 15 acre field. Did 5 and 1/2 acres. 1 hand hoeing Irish Potatoes. 1 burning bushes. Carpenters repairing road fence. Sick. Kit pain in shoulder. Irish Potatoes received 1st working. 16 Work. Planting of corn in Rock Field, with 12 hands and 3 hands preparing by grinding cotton seed for manuring while planting. 1 hd.[hand] hoeing Irish potatoes. 1 jobbing and shelling seed corn. Carpenters repairing road fence. Sick Kit pain in shoulders. Provisions gave out to Johnston Corn for 3 grinding exclusive of tonights grinding i.e. 3 bushl.[bushels]. 1 to grind Wednesday night. 1 Thursday night and 1 Friday night. Seed Corn gave to Johnston in all for this planting 8. bushl. Corn commenced the 2nd planting in Rock Field. 17 D. departs arranging the planting of corn to continue till finished. 18 D. returns.
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    Occurrences 1844 April 19 Works Planting of corn all hand now in Line field, 15 acre field, done up to the 7th last line from the fences. Carpenters repairing road fence. 20 Works. Planting of corn, all hands in line field. Carpenters repairing road fence. 22 Works. Planting of Corn, all hands and them finishing broken [illegible]. Carpenters repairing fence from the road by land to lake. Corn planting finished. This day with 5 acres in the 12 acre field. The quantity planted is the Mulberry wood field 9 and 1/2 acres. Rock Field 15 acres 1/8. Line field fifteen and 3/4 1/8 and 12 acre field 5 acres. Total equals 45 and 1/2 acres. 23 Works. Bedding for Cotton in James Bridge Field did 8 acres. Carpenters repairing fence. 24 Works Bedding for cotton in James Bridge Field did 8 acres. Carpenters repairing fences and canoe. 25 Works Bedding for Cotton in James Bridge Field did 4 acres. Also commenced planting cotton in 1st field, planted 4 acres. Carpenters repairing fences and canoe. Cotton commenced the planting and planted 4 acres. in James Bridge Field n.b. this is Green seed. New Orleans. 26. Works. Planting Cotton. Planted 16 acres equal now to 20 acres planted. this is New Orleans Green Seed or Petit Gulf. Carpenters repairing fence over the road and the canoe. 27 Works Bedding for Cotton in 12 acre field and Big Stanyarne did 4 and carpenters repairing canoe. 29 Works 3 hands planting cotton. 12 hands bedding for cotton in Big Stanyarne did 6 acres. 2 hands chopping bushes in Mulberry Field. 1 hd. [hand] bedding head land pieces. Carpenters repairing canoe. Cotton planted 6 acres, they say, in 12 acre field.
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    Occurrences 1844 April 30 Works 3 hands planting cotton. 12 hands bedding in Big Stanyarne did 6 acres. 2 [illegible] corn in Mulberry Square field. Carpenters repairing canoe and finished it. May 1 Works 3 hands planting cotton. 12 hands bedding did in Big Stanyarne 4 acres in little Stanyarne 2 acres equals 6 acres the days work. 1 hand bedding pieces 2 hoeing corn. Carpenters gone to C.ton [Charleston] in canoe, with family things. 2 Works 3 hands planting cotton did [MS blank] acres. 13 bedding did in Little Stanyarne 6 and 1/4 acres in Oak walk 1/4 acre equal 6 and 1/2 the day's work. 1 hand hoeing corn and 1 do.[ditto] root potatoes. 3 Works 3 hands planting cotton did 4 acres. 13 hands bedding in Oak walk and on Cedar Hill. Together 6 and 1/2 acres. Carpenters jobbing. Sheep sheared the stock. 21 head. 3 R, 14 E, 4 W. 1 ea stock book. 4 Works 9 hands planting cotton did [MS blank] acres. 5 hands bedding and finished in morning work and then hoed corn in Mulberry Square Field. 1 do[ditto] plough oats. Carpenters fixing up a corn Mill. Oats commenced to plough them. Cotton. Planting finished. the Quantity stands thus. James Bridge Field 20 acres. 12 acre field 6 acres. B. Stanyarne 17 and 1/2 Little Stanyarne 8 and 1/4. Oak Walk 3. Cedar Hill 4 and 1/2 equals 59 and 1/4. 6 Works 1 hand ploughing oats. 16 hand hoeing Mulberry Square field for morning work and then 8 went to hoe potatoes convolo.[convolvulus]. 3 to bed the Island for pumpkins and 5 to hoe corn 4 in the 5 acre in 12 acre field and 1 to do a [illegible] in Mulberry Square. n.b. 1 exclusion was in the potatoes also. Carpenters fixing the mill 7 Works 1 hand ploughing oats. 13 hand hoeing corn in the 12 acre morning. 9 evening equals in that field 5 and 1/2 which with yesterday 1/2 makes 6 acres of corn in that field. 4 hands evening in Rock Field equal 1 acre done. 1 hand hoeing potatoes besides the 2 there before and 1 hand planting pumpkin seed.
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    Occurrences 1844 May 18. Works. hoeing Cotton. hoeing Corn. 14 hands did of cotton 1 and 3/4 acre of corn 5 and 1/4 acre and nearly finished 12 acre field. [viz] in Cotton 5 acres. in corn 5 and 1/4. Ploughing 1 hand. hoeing Potatoes 1 hand. n.b. some [illegible] in the cotton acct.[account] for the planting say 6 acres. 20 Works. hoeing cotton James Bridge Field 11 hands. 5 and 1/2 acres. hoeing corn in 12 acre 3 hands 1 and 1/2 acres. Bedding up corn after the plough the same 3 hands 1/2 acre each one and 1/2 acre Rock Field. Ploughing in Rock Field 1 hand. Carpenters repairing Poultry yard fences. N.b. Had the different spring for drinking water. n.b. the weather very dry so much so that Van Geldan spring was dried up, but on being sand deeper some gave a flow of water. N.b. 1 hand hoeing potatoes. Oats shooting of ears commence. 21 Works hoeing cotton. James Bridge Field 11 hands did 2 and 1/2 acres on the west side, which with the 5 and 1/2 yesterday equals it to 8 acres. Also did 2 on the East side also did 1 on the southeast side equals the days work in cotton to 5 and 1/2 acres. Bedding corn as yesterday 3 hands ploughing 1 hand [illegible] in Rock Field. Carpenters repairing Poultry yard, fences houses [etc] 22 Bedding Corn in Rock Field. 15 hands bedded 9 and 3/4 acres and 3 and 3/4 before equals 13 and 1/2 done. n.b. [illegible] of from hoeing cotton by reason of Rain. n.b. worked up all the ploughed land. Carpenters repairing about Poultry Premises. 23. Works. Bedding Corn in Mulberry Wood Field. 15 hands. 3 acres 3/4. Carpenters repairing about Poultry Premises. 24 Works. Bedding corn in Ml.[Mulberry] Wood Field 15 acres 3 acres 3/4 hoeing root potatoes 1 hand. Carpenters jobbing at fences 1/2 the day the other 1/2 in their corn field. 25 Works. Bedding corn in Mby.[Mulberry] Wd. [Wood] Field 7 and finished the field ditto in rock field 3 hands after the plough did 1 and 1/2 acres. Hoeing cotton James Bridge.
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    Occurrences 1844 May 25. continued. James Bridge Field 4 hands equals 2 acres south east side Ploughing 1 hand in rock and in Line Field. hoeing potatoes. roots 1 hand. Carpenters gone to C.ton[Charleston] in canoe. 27 Works. Hoeing cotton 11 hands James Bridge Field equals 5 and 1/2 acres 3 hands bedding corn after the plough in Line field 4 hand ploughing. Carpenters getting stuff for a shed house behind the old stable. 28 Works. Hoeing cotton, James Bridge Field did 1 acre and 1/4 and finished. ditto DB. Stanyrane did 2 acres acres 3/4 and 1/2. Hoeing pumpkins did 3/4 acre. n.b. for these operations. 11 hands were employed. Ploughing corn Line Field 1 hand. Bedding corn Line field 3 hands equals 3 acres ploughed 2 and 1/2 hoed. Carpenters getting stuff as yesterday. 29 Works. Hoeing cotton, B Stanyarne 11 hands did 5 1/4 [faded] acres. Ploughing 1 hand did 3 acres. Bedding corn after the plough 3 hands did 2 and 1/4 acres. Carpenters getting stuff as yesterday. n.b. it took 1 carpenter besides to stop [goose] holes in fence this the 3rd day. 30 Works Hoeing Cotton 11 hands in B Stanyarne [illegible] by heavy rain for hours. Then went to plant pease in corn M.berry [Mulberry] wd. [Wood] Fd[Field] planted [illegible] the plough hands. Also Carpenters employed as yesterday, [illegible] the Rain. then made presses on bales of hay. 31 Works. Planting [peas] in the Corn with 11 hands. Bedding corn in Line Field 3 hands equals 2 and 1/2 acres. Ploughing 1 hand in do[ditto] equals 3 acres. Carpenters getting stuff as yesterday for the shed house. June 1 Works. 8 hands planting peas in Line Field 6 do [ditto] Bedding corn after the plough. 1 ploughing and finished ploughing that field. Carpenters with canoe in Town. 3 Works. 11 hds [hands] planting Pease. Finished Line Field and commenced in James Bridges Field where the cotton is lost. 3 hands bedding corn following the plough. 1 hand ploughing in the 5 acres. Carpenters repaired Negro house pasture bridge and then getting Rafter stuff.
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    Occurrences 1844 June 4 Works. Planting Pease 11 hands. Finished in James Bridge Field also begun and finished in 12 acre do [ditto]. n.b. these are cotton fields and the planting is where the cotton is lost. also began with 5 hands in the 5 acre corn. Bedding corn in the 5 acres 3 hands for days work after the plough also 2 hands for evening work after the plough. Also 4 hds [hands] for evening work, in the unploughed part. Ploughing 1 hand. [Illegible] for the 2nd time some corn still too thick in Line Field. 1 hand weeding root potatoes. Carpenters repairing soem of the Wood Pasture Fence. Oats commencing to ripen. observed the color to be changing. 5 Works. Hoeing cotton B Stanyarne. 7 hands for days work. 3 hands for evening work did [MS blank] acres. 1 hand ploughing. 3 hands bedding after the plough in the 5 acres. 4 hands planting rice for morning work in the 5 acre and finished. Carpenters collecting the stuff, recently got out, for carting. Peas. Planting finished for the present. planted in the corn. Say 45 acres in the cotton say 14 acres equal 57 57 say 60 acres. Ploughing finished. say the first ploughing in the corn. 6 Works. Hoeing Cotton 14 hands in C Stanyarne morning work. do [ditto] evening work. did 1 hand in root potatoe field weeding. Carpenters jobbing and preparing hay. 7 Works. Hoeing cotton. 15 hands. 1 of them in Big Stanyarne 1/4 acre the other 14 in little Stanyarne 3 and 1/2 acres. 1 hand weeding potatoes. Carpenters at [different] jobs, preparing Gate posts, collecting and putting away sundry stuffs, etc. 8 Works. Hoeing Cotton. Little Stanyarne 14 hands. Carpenters to C.ton [Charleston] in canoe. 10 Works. Hoeing cotton 15 hands. finished little Stanyarne and began the oak walk. 1 hand hoeing pumpkins [illegible] 1 hoeing potatoes. 1 sick. Carpenters jobbing.
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Title:
Plantation Book Drayton Hall 1844
Date:
1844-01, 1844-06
Description:
"Plantation Book, Drayton Hall" describes the division of labor among slaves, crops grown, and provisions supplied to laborers, from January through June, 1844.
Collection:
Drayton Papers, 1701-2004
Contributing Institution:
Drayton Hall: A National Historic Trust Site
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Topical Subject:
Plantations--South Carolina
Geographic Subject:
Drayton Hall--Charleston--South Carolina, Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 0152, Box 4 Folder 3
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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