1843 March 16th Began to snow about
9 oclock this morning. Snowed all
day & a little in the night.
Snow about 6 inches deep & very
cold. Wind. Rather W. W. stripping
tobacco. This is really [winter weather?]
20th It has been cold ever since the
snow & the snow has melted but little
as cold as it has been any time in
the winter, indeed Jany. Surpassed
any thing I ever saw for business
being clear & moderate all the month
yet very cold & wintery.
This night we see a phenomena
in the firmament. It is a streak
in the South rather under the Ellen[?]
yards pointing rather south west,
not extending quite where the sun sets.
Between 7 & 8 oclock quite bright, but
about 8 it's getting a little dim, &
about 9 oclock it disappears. It has
been seen for some time.
22nd yet quite cold & cloudy. The snow
melts but slowly.
23rd Real winter's day in spring. Snow
on the ground & hard frozen & really cold.
24th Cold & windy & real winter weather
and snow in many place 6 & 8 inches
deep when it drifted.
25th yet cold but the weather is moderat
ed a little. Sent [add: H Phil?] to Mrs Buckleys to roll logs
Henry hauling wood [illegible]. Sent t
Capt Stone's wednesday week to roll logs.
26th A fine day -- not melted the snow
27th Commenced snowing raining & hailing.
Rained pretty much all day & it is
what I would call a sleet --
desperate on every thing.
28th Raining yet, snow almost gone wea-
ther a little more moderate creek & branches full.