January 5, 1780

1780 January 5 (Wednesday).  Through Divine Favour this was a bright, pleasant Day.  Both my Sons and my Steers join with a number of the Street Neighbors with Cattle and Shovels to break the Roads.  Tis difficult to compute the Heighth or Depth of it.  I am almost ready to conclude that there has not been so much Snow upon the Ground at a Time ever since the GREAT STORM in year 1717.