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The Aug. 3-4 entry is relevant to the "Textile Production" Theme in Martha Ballard's Diary
2 4


a rainy Day. we Spun Cottne. mr Ballard went to mr Pollards to Settle acounts. we are informd yt Emry & mr Fairfield are Excieding dangerous.  
3 5


Cloudy morn. mr Ballard went to ye Medo. the Girls Pulld Flax. mrs Porter & Polly Hamlin here. mrs Foster Sent me Some Pees. mr Stephins a Turner Sleeps here.  
4 6


Clear & Hott. we pulld flax. mr Ellis, mrs Stone & Polly Cowen dind here, Broth Moore been here, informs yt mr Fairfield is very Dangers.  
5 7


a very hott Day. we pulled flax. I Bot a Spindle of mr Savage, prs 1/6.  
6 A


I allended worship all day. a Shower. Esqr Lovjoy, David Smily & John Bragg Calld after meeting & Eat with us. this is my Daftr Hannahs Birth day. Aged 17 years. Jono returnd from Boston.  
7 2


I Recond with Polly Taylor and paid her all that was Due for her Servis with us Last year. mr Ballard been to Capt Suels. Mrs Coy & Mrs Bolton here. ye girls washt. Jono Brot from Boston 1 Barril of Pork, 1 of Rhum, 1 of Sugar and 1 of flower.  
8 3


Hannah Carried 30 Skeins of Cottne yn to mr Edsons and Brot mrs Densmore here to Make yr gouns. I was Calld to See Isaac Hardins wife, Shee is very unwell. I rode my hors.  
9 4


I was at Hardins all Day. he went to mr Coneys for apples. She Seems Some [Comfortable]. I came home. Polly Hamlin here to work.  
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