Martha Ballard's Diary, February 21 - 25, 1789

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Birth Ezekl Pages Daftr. XX.
Clear & pleast. mr Hadg workt here half ye Day. mr Ballard returnd. Capt Belcher & Esqr Coney from Boston. I receivd a letter from Broth Edwd Davis informing of his wifes Death. I was Calld to See mrs Page in travil at 10h & 30mEvn. Shee was Deld of a Dagt at about 11, all Cleaverly. I tarried till morn. at mr Pages. receivd 6/ for my Servis.  
22 D
Snowd & is Moderate. I returnd at 7h 30m in morn. at mr Pages.  
23 2
Cloudy. I was to See Nancy Savg. had information by Letter of Sister Nabbys Death. Shee Expird Jany 29. I wrote to Clarrissa Barton. at Nr Savages. recd a Letter fm Brth Davis.  
24 3
Clear. I went to mr Hamlins & Nr Andruses. Broth Moore & David Learned here. by the Latter we receivd Letters from Broth Collins & Doct Barton. at mr Hamlins. recd Letters from our friends.  
25 4
Clear & Cold. Wilm Hayward & Sister from winslow & Polly & Lidia Bisbee here. my Son & Girls went with ym to mr Thomasis. I receivd a Letter from Clarrissa. Daniel Stevens had a Son the 23rd inst. mrs Dudly opertr. at home. mrs Savg here. recvd a Letter fm Clariss Bartn

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.