Martha Ballard's Diary, April 1 - 6, 1789

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Cloudy. I went to mr Pollards. mrs Black is Cleverly. I was at mr Westons & Capt Porters. mr Ballard returnd, mr Smiley with him. mr Guile here. I was at mr Pollards.  
2 5
Clear morn. mr Smiley went from here, mr Ballard to mr Pollards. I have been at home. hear mr Floid has a Son Born. I have been at home.  
3 6
Clear & pleast. mr Ballard at mr Pollards. Colo Duttun & mr Savage took Breakft here. mrs Williams here. I was Calld to See mrs Hamlin, tarried with her all Day. mrs Chamberlin there. I have been at mr Hamlins.  
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X. Birth mr Wades Dagt. XX.
Clear & very pleast. I was Calld between 12 & 1 ys morn to See mrs Wade. Shee was Safe Delivrd of a Dagt, which wd 9-1/2 lb, at ye 3d h. I returnd at ye 9th. Left all Cleaverly. Calld to see mrs Hodge & mrs Black. was Calld at 10 to See mrs Hamlin, find her very poorly. I tarried all day, Parthena also. Shee tarries ye night. Clarrisa & Taylor Sleep here, Burtun also. at mr Wades & Hamlins.  
5 D
Clear morn. Parthena Came home, informs mrs Hamlin is Better. I went aftern, find her much more Comfortable. mr Ballard Secureing Loggs. the ice breaking up in ye river. I was at mr Hamlins.  
6 2
Cloudy. mr Ballard went to Town meeting. I went to Colo Norths. Calld at Revd mr Fosters. Isaac is recoverd of his Soar. Daniel Robbins Came here. welch drest 9 lb 3 oz flax. I was at Revd mr Fosters & Colo Norths. mr Curtis here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.