Martha Ballard's Diary, January 18 - 25, 1790

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Cloudy, Cold morn. Moderate aftn. Doct Whitaker left here. mr Balrd went to PresCotts. D. Robbins & his Brotr Slept here. Polly Bisbe here. Colo North fled from judgment. I have been at home. at home. Coln North Fled & Could not be found.  
19 3
Cloudy, Snow & rain. mr Ballard returnd. mr Foster, Lovgy, Langdn & Wood here. I have been at home. at home.  
20 4
Clear & Cold. mrs Cumings Brot me 6 yds Cloth @ 6/ pr yd. I Paid her 6/ in Cash & 6/ by Hovey. Joseph Foster to work here. Betsy Thomas & Phile Petengel here. I have been at home. at home. Gaff paid me 6/. Birth[ ]  
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X Birth. Beamans Dagt. XX
Clear & Cold. I went to mr Beamans at 11h morn. Shee was Safe Delivrd of a Dagt at ye 5th h Evn. I returnd at 9; receivd 6/ as a reward. at mr Beamans. Birth 2nt
22 6
Clear & very Cold morn; moderate aft. I was at mr Savages. Pollys Babe unwell. I finisht Jona a pair Socks. Oliver Coburn killd by a tree this Evng. at mr Savages. Coburns Death.  
23 7
Clear & Cold. mr Bolton took his mare to woods to be winterd. I have been at home. at home.  
24 C
Clear & moderate. Parthena went to mr Porters at winthrop. I was at home. ye mare Came home. at home.  
25 2
Clear morn, Cloudy Evn. Parthena & Clarsa Came here. Foster & Epm went to medo. I have been at home; mr Ballard to ye hook. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.