Martha Ballard's Diary, September 29 - October 2, 1789

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Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. I Came from mr Westons home ys morn. Broth Moore here, James Moore also. our Saw mills go Briskly. Cyrus went on Board Danes Vesel & Brot me Some wool. he went a Second time & got 14 [lb] of pork for Jon a. Dolly finisht weaving the all wool, there is 16 yds. it took 23 Skeins of warp & 25 of filling. I had 6 lb of pickt wool, Cyrus, 8-1/2 lb. Shee was 4 days about it. at mr Westons.  
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Clear Except a lite Shower aftern. I went to Capt Herseys, mr Whites & Esqr Husseys, had 6 [lb] of Sheeps wool of the old Lady which is to go towards what they owe mr Ballard. I was Calld to mr Fosters door & askt Some questions. I was at mrs Husseys. Colo North interagated me Concerning what Conversation mrs Foster had with me Concerning his Conduct.  
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Clear Except Some Showers. we had Company this afternn. mrs Hanh North, mrs Chevers & a mrs Weston from Cohors. mr Savage here, informs that mrs Foster has Sworn a Rape on a number of men among whome is Judge North. Shocking indeed I have been at home.  
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A rainy morn. I was Calld at ye 4th h morn to mrs Goff who was in Travil. I walkt to Daviss Store, Crost ye river & went by land on hors back, arivd at ye 6th h. old mrs Goff returnd from Boston at 1 h PM. I tarried there ys night. at mr Goffs.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.