Martha Ballard's Diary, August 30 - September 3, 1788

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X Birth of mr Shubl Hinklys Dagt. XX
Clear & warm. I was Calld to Shuball Hinklys wife in travil at ye 12th hour. Shee was Safe Delivd of a very fine Daut at 2h pm. I returnd home at 7, Left mother & Child Cleverly. found mrs Williams & mrs Hamlin here. Lady Foster has been here also. we Raisd the Saw mill floom. Sherebiah Town Sleeps here. I was at Suball Hinklys. Sheribiah Town Came here. 
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Clear. I fixt for to go to meeting foren but was prevented; went aftern. mr Foot & his wife Dind here. Parthena went home with them. I went to mrs Williamss. at meeting & at wido Williamss
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A Cloudy Day & raind at Evin. I have been at home. Patrig wounded his foot with an adds. mr Ballard mett the auditers at Colo Howards. Sherebiah Left here. at home knitting. Parthena returnd.  
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Clear. I have been to See mrs Williams. Shee is unwell. Dolly is 16 years old this Day. Shee went to mr Craggs & Bot a hatt, prs 9/. Lois & Polly here at Evin. at wido Williams.  
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Clear. I have been at home. old mr Smily here. mrs Savage warpt a piece here. I have been at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.