Martha Ballard's Diary, April 26 - 30, 1790

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Clear & Pleasant. we were informd that mr Pollard had broke his Legg this morn. I am Calld to See mrs Burton who is unwell. Son Town is Coming with Loggs, our men gone to meet him, it is 12 OClok. mrs Mc Cathney, mrs Black, Judy Huston, Polly Pollard, Nr Savage & wife took Tea here. mr Stratten, Son Town & Robsn, Dexter Dind here. my Dagt & famely well. Biah Declineing, Nalhan Haywood mending. at home. mr Pollard Broke his Legg.  
27 3
Clear & pleast. I went By water with Son Town as far as mr Pollards Landing; Calld to See him; find him as well as Could be Expected. went to See mrs Burtun; find her much Better than Shee was yesterDy & mrs Burjes, Shee is mending. Came back to mr Pollards; Spent ye aftn. Calld at mr Craggs at Evn. mrs Hamlin & Burtun there. mrs Voce & Becky Hardin, also Polly & Judy Came home with me. Son Town Sleeps here. Cloudy Evng. at the Neighbors below here.  
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Snowd fast this morn. Son Town went as far as mr Chamberlins; returnd by reason of the Storm. Sett out again after we Dind. mr Ballard & mr Child Settled this Day. the Sun Shone at 4h pm. I am not So well as I Could wish; have been at home. at home.  
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Cloudy part of ye Day; the wind South. Vessels arivd in ye Eddies here. mrs Voce here on a visit. I feel a little more Comfortable. my Girls washt my gowns ys Day. mr Ballard is gone to ye hook. I finisht my Stockins I began 19th inst. mr Ballard bot a Chees of mr Arnald. at home.  
30 6
Cloudy morn. mr Ballard gone to Survey for mr Purkins at Varsalboro. on his return informs Sister Moore had a Son born lately. my Girls been to mr Craggs & other Neighbors. the babe has a [soar mouth]. I have been at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.