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The History of Augusta
Nash, Charles Elventon
Published by Charles E. Nash & Son, Augusta, Maine
Location of original: Private collection
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  1789. October 1. We had company this afternoon. Mrs. Hannah North, Mrs. Chever, and a Mrs. Weston from Cohors, Mr. Savage, here. Informs that Mrs. Foster has sworn a rape on a number of men, among whome is ---- Shocking, indeed.
  2. I was called at the 4th h. morn, to Mrs. Goff, who is in travail. I walkt to Davis, store; crost the river and went by land on horseback. Arived at the 6th h. Old Mrs. Goff returned from Boston at 1h. p. in. I tarried there this night.
  3. Mrs. Goff's illness increast, and shee was safe delivered at 11h. and 30 m. morn, of a daughter. Her marm, Mrs. Bullen, Mrs. Ney, were my asistants. I returned home at 6, afternoon. Find Mr. Ballard returned from his tower of surveying yesterday.
  4. Josh Sinclair brot us a barrel of herrin, smokt.
  5. I am informed there was a man drowned in Jones' Eddy who came passenger from Boston with Capt. Howard.
  6. Thee sweap of one of the mills got off the crank, so neither of them was tended this night.
  7. Mitty Devenport dined. Joshua Sinclare and Mr. Richardson drank tea. It is 12 years since I left Oxford.
  8. I was called at the 8th h. morn, to Mr. Daw's at the Hook, to his wife in travail. The regiment of troop convened there on Mr. Shuball Hinkley's land.
  9. Mrs. Daw was safe delivered at the 6th hour this morn of a fine son, which weighed 11 lbs. Mrs. Daw is the 32d woman I have putt to bed since Feb'y 5th.
  10. The Rev'd Mr. Isaac Foster removed to Vassalboro this day. Mr. Ballard is gone to the Hook. At Mr. Densmore's. Mr. Hatch went from here.
  11. This day is the aneversary of the ordination of the Rev'd Isaac Foster over the church and flock in this town three years since.
  12. I was called about 12 o'clock, morn, to John Cuming's. Arived at 2; found his wife safe delivered of a son, which weighed 11 lbs, - the 5th son and 7th child. Esquire Coney took breakfast here. I am informed that a woman of Winthrop fell in the fire and burned her to such a degree that shee soon expired; and at Hallowell a girl on the night of the 8th inst. fell in to the fire, also, and her life is not expected. On the morning of the 8th inst. Daniel Savage's Junior oldest son was scolt very much.
  13. I was called at the 8th hour, morn, to Mrs. Stone. Shee was safe delivered at 5 p. m. of a daughter. This is her 2d child; the child weighed 3-4 lbs.

  October 7. Submit Davenport, then twenty years of age, was a daughter of Jonathan and Susanna (White) Davenport, who lived on the opposite side of the river from the Ballard family.
  October 8. (1) William Dorr (1757- 1840) ; his first house stood on what is

known as Sheppard's Point. The son mentioned by the Diarist was Joseph, who was an elder brother of John Dorr (1799-1882) of Augusta. (See Dorr family). (2) Afterwards called Hinkley's plains, and now composing the most of the territory of the Hallowell cemetery.

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