Martha Ballard's Diary, February 27 - March 4, 1790

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I was Calld at 1 hour morn to See the wife of Henry Badcok. mrs Tolman & I Spent the day with her. mrs Smith & her marm Came at Dusk. we had not much Sleep. at mr Badcoks.  
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X Birth. Henry Badcoks Dagt. XX.
Clear & pleasant. mrs Badcok Calld mrs Bisbee at 1h pm & was Safe Delivrd at 4 of a dagt, her fifth Child; the first a Son. I Left her & infant Cleverly at ye 6th hour. arivd at ye 7th. my Dagts gone to mr Hamlins. Jon a is gone to See Luke Bartons; returnd at Evn. informs that he is no better. at Dittoes. Birth 10th.  
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Clear till aftern. Snowd at Evn. I have been at home. mr Ballard to Hardins. my Girls washt. Polly Savage here; drank Coffee & has Some rhubarb. at home.  
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Snowd. mr Ballard, Foster & Ephm went to winthrop for Hay. Doctr Williams Dind here; informs me mr Barton is a little more Comfortable. I have been at home. mr Ballard Brot home 2 Cheeses. at home.  
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Snowd foren. Cleard off a noon. Snowd again before night. mrs Weston and her Sister Lovjoy here. Susana Heartford here from Winslow; informs that Son Towns famely are well. Sherebiah is very weak & low. I have been at home. at home.  
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X Birth. Savage Boltons 3d Son & 4th Child. XX
Clear & very Cold & windy. Suse went from here. I feel very unwell all Day; was Calld after Sun Sett to See mrs Bolton. Shee was Safe Delivrd at midnight of a fine Son. I left her Cleverly & returnd home at 4 O Clok. Jona is 27 years old ys Day. at Savage Boltons. Jona is 27 years old ys Day. Birth 11th

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.