Martha Ballard's Diary, February 3 - 11, 1790

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Clear & very Cold. I Left my patients Cleverly; returnd Early ys morn. Parthena & Dolly watcht at mr Savages this night. at mr Savages.  
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a Snow. I went to mr Savages; helpt her up & Drest ye infant. they are Cleverly. Jona went to see Luke Barton; found him Low. at Dittoes.  
5 6
Clear & Pleast. Dolly Cutt her hand. mr Savage here; informs his wife had an ill turn. at home.  
6 7
a very Cold Day. I went to Savages. Son Town Came here at Evn; his famely will. Biah much as he has been of Late. at Savages.  
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Clear & Excesive Cold. I was Calld to Isaac Hardins; rode on hors Back. at Hardins.  
8 2
terible Cold & windy. I was ["at Dittoes" - implied] Thomes Davis had a Son Born. mrs Hinkly Operatr. at Dittoes.  
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X Birth. Isaac Hardins Dagt. XX.
Very Cold. mrs Hardin Was Delivrd at ye 5th h of a Dagt. I Left her & Child Cleverly & returnd at noone. find Son Town was gone & Epm with him. mr Ballard went to Woods for Hay. Foster frose his feet. at Ditoes. Birth 5th receivd this feeof Doct Colman Sept 11th 1795. 
10 4
very Cold. I have been at home. mrs Black here. old mr Hardin Sleeps here. at home.  
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Birth. Hanh Daviss Son.
Clear & very Cold. I was Calld to See Hannah Davis. Delivrd her of a Son That was Dead. Shee Continues in fitts. I Left her at Sun Sett. mr Bullin Conducted me there & home again. at Daviss. Birth 6th. first [Born].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.