Martha Ballard's Diary, June 27 - 30, 1786

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a rainy day. mr Ballard went to ye hook. mr Gill breath Came here, is helping Dress ye mill. mr Bullin here; informs yt Ebn Churchs wife was Delivd of a son & Daughter Last weak. Shere Town Sleeps here, informs that John Emry of Sabastacook very much hurt in a Saw mill, his Life not Expetd. Likewise yt Daughter Town has been unwell and is got Comfortable.   
28 4
Clear. Mr Ballard and Cowen workt on ye Road South of here. the Girls washt and went to Williamss. Son Town Came here. mr Holloway mended my Tea Pot. Gillbrh went from here. mr Cobb & son Came here after all were in Bed Excpt my self. we Borrowd a quarter of veal of mr Brook which wt 15-1/2 lb.   
29 5
Clear. Son Town & Jonathan went to Cobese, returnd ys afternn. Brot Betsy up. informd yt a young man had fell into ye streem and was almost drowned, but revived. mrss Brown & Farwel here. we here yt Emrys Leg is Like to ganger. Broth Towns wife was Delivd ye 27 inst of a Dafter & is very ill, in danger of a feaver. I here also yt ye wo Fitch has had a Son & a young womn at Swetlands, Bets Tarr by name, a Daft.   
30 6
A Clear Day. Polly Hamlin Dind here & mr Leighton, Son Town & Betsy. John Shaw workt for us & Isaace Savage ye 3d. The Girls gone to mr Westons ys afternn. mrs Williams here towards Eving. we had some apple pies.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.