Martha Ballard's Diary, February 1 - 11, 1789

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Clear & Cold. I have been at home. Saml Babcock had a Son born. at home. Birth.  
2 2
Clear & Cold. mr Page here making Rates. I have been at home. at home.  
3 3
Cloudy morn, Clear aftn. I went to See mrs Savage. Shee had a pain in her Side. I Drest Isaac Cowens hand at mr Savages. at mr Savages. Snow.  
4 4
Clear & very Cold. Hodg workt. mrs Weston here. my Girls went to Nr Savages, mr Ballard to meddow. I have been at home. at home.  
5 5
Clear & very Cold. mr Ballard at mr Pages makeing Rates, I at home. at home.  
6 6
X. Birth John Coutches Son. XX.
A bitter Cold morn. I rose at ye 4th H, was Calld at ye 6th to See mrs Coutch who was in travil & was Delivrd at ye 8th of a fine Son. her Second Child, both Sons. I returnd at ye 6th h Evn, left all well. at mr Coutchs
7 7
Clear. Cyrus went to Son Towns. I was at home. Dolly washt East room. at home.  
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Clear, wind. Junr Hamlins folks Dind here. I was at home. at home.  
9 2
Clear & pleast. Cyrus returnd, his Sister & Polly & Lucy with him. I have been at home. at home.  
10 3
Clear & pleast. Jona & ye Girls went to Winthrop. mrs Hamlin here. I at home. mr Ballard is unwell. at home.  
11 4
Clear. old mr Whiting & Lady here. mr Ballard & Polly Town unwell. mr Savage & wife here. mrs Porter came home with my Childn. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.