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The May 5 entry mentiones Dr. Page and is featured in Dr. Page & Martha Ballard: Martha's Diary in "Martha and Man-Midwife".
4 4


Clear, windy. Capts Howard & Smith Came up to mr Pollards Eddy. I was at home all Day. mr Blackman & Sister here from ye Westward.  
5 5


Clear. I went to Doctr Coneys By water with Cyrus. paid ye Doctrs Bill for my Sickness Last Decembr which was 9:6. On our return were obliged to Call mr Mc masters ascistance to get by ye rock. I Calld at mr westons; found her very ill. tard all night.  
6 6


Clear. was at mr Westons. his Sloop Came up. his wife rode out, is more Comfortable. mr Ballard & I went on Bord Capt Smith, Bought Some [flanl], returnd home. Son Town tard here.  
7 7


Cloudy & Chilly. I was at home. Capt Nichols & Reubin Moore Drank Tea here. mr Williams tard all night. Polly Savage here; brought yarn.  
8 B


Cloud. I was at home. mr Williams went away from here this morn. Collins Moore, mr Davis & Thos Mc keckny here. Polly Savage here; Drank Chocolat.  
9 2


Clear. Hannah & Dolly washd & Scourd. Old mr Whealer here & Dind. mr Ballard Gone to Settle wt mr Gardner, Pirkins & Moore for Building yr Mill. I weighd ye pork; wt 205 lb.  
10 3


Clear. Mr Straten & Hayward Brought yr Logs. I was at home all Day. Wm Cowens wife here.  
11 4


Clear. Town meeting. I Combd Flax after noone. at home all Day.  
12 5


Clear. I was at home. Comd flax. yee Gerls Brewd.  
13 6


Clear. Our gardin was fenced. mr Foster here. I Comd flax. was at home all Day.  
14 7


We Began to make our gardin. I finisht Combing flax. Polly Savage went to mr Westons, took [               ]. I was at home all Day. It Raind ys night.  
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