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8 7


I went to mr Chamberlins to see ye Babe, prepard Some fig phisick for it after I returnd. Danl Robins has Brusd his Toe, it is painful. I put a Poultis to it. Rufus Ballard here ys Day.  
9 B


I was Calld to mr Westons to See his wife, Shee being ill with a Disentery. I administerd a Clister which gave her Eas & Came home at Eving. Drest Robinss foot that is some better.  
10 2


I went to mr Chamberlins fore noon, to mr Westons aftern, found him & his wife better. ye Girls went there at Eving. mr Ballard Gone to mr [Wheles].  
11 3


At home all day and evng till about nine when Calld in great haste to Colo Howards, his wife & five Childn very sick. Saml bleeding gave ym great surprise. I tarrd all night. Bille is mending. Bitsy Wheeler Sick at Esqr Howards.  
12 4


Came from Colo Howards. Left ym very Sick.  
13 5


I was at home all Day, finishd mr Ballards hoes. watcht at ye fort ys night.  
14 6


I Came from ye fort aftern, went Back again before night. took a sleep fore part of ye night. sit up yl after two in mrs Howards Chamber.  
15 7


Came home about towo aftern. Luke Barton here & Dind. I Sent Some Soap to Lucy by him. mr [Sheren] here, he was unwell.  
16 B


I went to Colo Howards, tard all night & watcht. mrs Howard had a Severe feaver fitt.  
17 2


I tard & helpt moove ye Sick, dres yr Blisters &C; returnd home at noone. Dolly gone home with hannah Barton. Shee returnd at Evng, brought Parthena. mrs Foster & mrs Brown here. Broth Moore & Thos Smily here. mr Ballard went up with ym to view a mill spott.  
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