Martha Ballard's Diary, June 1 - 6, 1788

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X. Birth Capt Porters Dagt. X.
Clear Day. I was Calld to Capt Porters Lady in Travil at 4h morn. Shee was Safe Deld of a fine Dat at 10 and is Comfortable. I taried with her till 3h pm; then returnd & took a nap of Sleep. Calld to See Sally; find her much as I Left her. Mr Williams is not any better. Hannah has been wh mrs Williams ThisDay. I was at mr Wilmss
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Clear. I went to mr Williamss. Sally is no Better. I went to See mrs Porter. Receivd my fee of ye Capt in things in The Store 7/. I Came back to Wms. Sally had an ill Turn. we were apprehensive it was Near Expireing. the Neighbs were Called in; it had revivals through the night. I tarried all night, Dolly also, & mr Crages till 2h morn. Hannah Cools Came there & was very faint & poorly. mrs Williams had fitts. I Watcht at mr Williamss
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Clear. Sally is revivd. The Doct there, advisd to phisick; we gave her Some. I tarried till 3h pm. Hannah is there. Hanh Cool went away ys morn. Hannah watcht at mr Willmss
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Clear. mr Ballard went to Pownalboro Coart. I went to mr Williamss they are very poorly. mrs Fletcher & Ingerham were there to watch. I Came home & wrote to Broth Jona. at Ditos, at mr Wilmss
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Clear & very warm. I went to Nr Williamss; find them very unwell; tarried all night & watcht. I watcht
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Clear & Hott. I Came home before Sun rize. Sally is much as She was. Theops Hamlin & James Burton Sett out for oxford. I rote to my Broth Collins Moore. I went to mr Wilmss aftnn. we thought Sally was Expireing. Shee had a Severe feaver fitt. Parthena & Dolly watcht. I tarried all night. I wrote to Broth Collins Moore & went to mr Wilmss. watcht.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.