Martha Ballard's Diary, March 2 - 5, 1789

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Clear & very pleast. I was Calld to Revd Fosters to See Isaac, put a Cattaplasm made of honey, flower & ye yolk of an Egg, on the Soar. was Calld from there to mrs Cumings in travil who was ill thro the night. at Revd Fosters & other Neigrs. mrs Chandler Expird at 2 O Clok pm.  
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X. Birth Saml Cumings Junrs first Son. XX.
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn. mrs Cumings was Safe Deld at ye 6th H morn of a Son which wd 9 lb 3/4. I receivd 6/ fee and 1/ for medisin & returnd atended by mr Hovey at ye 9th H. took a knap. Son Town Came here. Snows ys Evng. at mr Cumings. Snow.  
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Clear & Cold. Sheribh Town and mrs Eunice Stackpole Came. Son Town went home. Eunice had a very severe pain in her teeth & face. I aplyd Some Scorcht Tow & hett her face & Shee got Ease. mr Ballard been to Colo Howards. William Emerson here ys night. I have been at home. mr Pollards famely attended funeral of his Dafter Chandler & hr infant. at home. funeral of mrs Chandler & her infant. Jona is 26 years old ys Day.  
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Clear, Cold & very windy. mr Town & mrs Eunis here all day. Shee had a Tooth Extracted. I have been at home. Jona brot a load of hay home. there was a young man had his Legg Cutt off at Stirling, by Doct Williams. he brot it to Doct Coneys & descected it. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.