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The Jul. 21 entry is mentioned in a list Laurel Ulrich compiled of all Medicinal Ingredients Mentioned in Martha Ballard's Diary
17 B


Clear. I attended funeral of old mr Thorn. Capt Fillbrook made a prayer on the ocasion. The Corps were Carried by water to [   ] & there interd. I returnd from grave with Esq. Pettee & mrs Craggin. Leut Browns Lady went to Son Towns. mr Dexter & Capt Hale & Lady there. Betsy went to ye Grave to attend funeral mr Thorn. mrs Collar was Delivd Last night of a dead Child.  
18 2


Clear morn. mrs Brewer & Polly Fouler here. at Son Towns all Day. rain & thunder aftern.  
19 3


Clear. I went to See mrs Collar. mr Dexter & Straten there. Daughter Town unwell at Eving.  
20 4


Clear. mr Thos Suel at Son Towns this Morn. Lucy & I went to mr Dexters for water to Drink.  
21 5


Clear Morn, Cloudy aftern. I finisht footing a pair of hoes for Lucy. Betsy & I went to ye field & got Sennakle root, then went down to mr Stackpols; Drank Tea there.  
22 6


Clear & hott morn. Joseph Town at Son Towns. I was there all Day. fixt to go Down with Nathan Howard but Lucy Thought it not best. Betsy went to mr Crosbys for Cloath; brought Some home.  
23 7

Birth. Son Towns Daftr. XX

Clear, hotte morn & very hott Day. Daugt Town unwell all Day. Calld her woming together about two O Clok aftern; was Safely Deliverd of a Dafter at 7 O Clok, but Somewhat weak. I Set up with her all night. mrs Straten Tarid, Slept with Betsy.  
24 B


Clear & hott. I left mr Towns at 10 o Clok in ye morn, arivd at home about Six. I left Lucy Comfortable as Could Expect. Son Town Came home wth me. Was Enformd yt mrs williams was Delivd Last friday of two Sons, one of which Expird soon.  
25 2


Clear. mrs foster here. Polly Taylor unwell. I went to Doct Coneys for Some medicin for mrs Straten. Pollard stubd his foot to Day.  
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