Martha Ballard's Diary, November 24 - 29, 1788

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I Came home from mr Jacksons. Left mgr Stickneys Lady & Son Cleverly. I went to mr Davises & Bougt a Cloak of mrs Anne, paid X 12/ X. there is 3/ Due X. I Came from mr Jacksons. wido Wms Sleeps here.  
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Clear & Cold. I have been to mr Savages. mrs Williams here ys night. at mr Savages.  
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Cloudy. I have been at home. we Bakt Some Apple pies. wido Wilms Sleeps here. William Stone gave me an order on mr Burton for 3/ which James Savage owd me which, with the rie I had before, payd all he Owd me for attending his wife in her illniss Feby 18th 1787. at home.  
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XX. Birth Asa Wilmss Child, a Dagt. XX.
Snow & haill & rain. Thanksgiving Day. I Did not attend worship. mrs Williams here. Parthena & Dolly went to mr Foots aftr we Dind. I was Calld to go to Asa Williamss wife in Travil at 9th hour Eving. I went as far as the turn of the road beyond the Bridg this Side mr Browns, mett a mesage Desireing I would return. mr Pitts acompanied me home, the rideing very bad. the girls went no farther than mr Bisbes. at home till Eving then Calld by Asa Wilms.  
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Cloudy. Reuben Moors wife & Childn here, mooving from Pitts Town to Varsalboro. David Learned Dind here. I have been at home. mr Williams paid me 1/6 for my trouble Last Eving.  
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Cloudy & Some rain & Snow. wido williams Sleeps here. George Bolton let me have 4/6 worth of Sugar on [Franks] a Count. Snowd Evn. I was at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.