Martha Ballard's Diary, November 6 - 13, 1786

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A Clear morn, Cloudy afternn. I Came home from mr Springers. Left them Cleverly arivd at home at 12 O Clok. was Calld at 2 PM to mr Woodwards to See mr Blakman who is unwell. Came home at 6. the girls went to mr Westons. mr Ballard went to ye hook foren, to Revd mr Fosters aftern. Clarisa Barton here.   
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mrs North here foren. I went as far as ye little brook with her. mr Ballard workt t at Meeting hous hill on ye Rhode. Williams piqut mill, his wife here. mr Ballard & Danl Robbins Setled yr acounts and they Came out Even. Clarisa went home.   
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I have been at home. ye girls washt. mrs Savage & Kitty & mrs Woodward here. I was Seisd with the Collic in the night, had a Severe Shock. Hannah Calld up to tend me.   
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I have been weak but free from Pain. the Girls gon to mr Porters ys Evinng. Cyrus went to mr Carrs for Cloath, Carried Corn.   
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Cloudy & Some rain. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Dicy finisht husking our Corn.   
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Clear & pleasant. our men finisht Bringing in thee Corn. I have Been at home mending Hoes for Jonothan.   
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Clear & windy. my famely attended worship Except Ephm & my self. I hear mrs Weston Left Boston yesterday & was at meeting here ys aftern. mr Harriss Son Obedih Deseaat yesterd.   
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X Birth. Isaac Hardins Son. X
Clear. I was Calld to See Isaac Hardings wife in Travil. Shee was Safe Delivrd a 3 / OClok PM of a Son. the remains of Obediah Harris were inter[d] this aftern. I Stay at Hardins ys night.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.