Untitled Description of the Effects of Weather on Crops

[ Untitled Description of the Effects of Weather on Crops ]

Date: Two separate entries on different dates. | 1787/12/31 to 1788/02/18

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Nova Scotia

Source: Alexander Houston Fonds
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG1 Vol. 483c, No. 2 / Microfilm Reel 23,744


Weather notes from Houston's journal describing the effects of a cold spring and wet summer on crops.


Monday Decr. 31 1787
Some Snow fell last night
but very modrate about 2 in
deep wind at NW
Thus ends this year in which
I may say that I have been
wonderfuly provided for by
infinite providence moreso
than I deserve; this year
the cropes failed very  much
Being a late cold spring
and a weet summer and
very early frosts in Atum
But an exceeding fine fall
And moderate winter until
this time 

Friday Feby. 18 .788
A fine frosty mor.g snow 
Enough on the ground for
Sleighing river sheet wind
At NW Turns out to be a fine
day over head for the season
This winter as yet has been
very favourable to the poor
The god of Nature has been
Bountifely providing for
This settelment in a very
Remarkable manner