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The Aug. 8 entry is mentioned in a list Laurel Ulrich compiled of all Medicinal Ingredients Mentioned in Martha Ballard's Diary
8 C


Clear & very warm. Parthena went to mr Foots, Hannah went as far as mr Bisbes with her. Calld to See mrs Woodwd who is Sick with the measels. I was Calld to See mr Isaac Clearks Lady who was Seisd with Pukeing & a Disintary attended with Severe pain in her Stomach. I gave her Some annis Seed Decoction with Manna Dissolvd there in and after wards 4 Soap pills which Expelld thee wind, & gave relief. at mr Clearks and watcht with his Lady. mrs Jackson tarried there allso.
9 2


Clear & warm. I returnd home, Left my Patient much more Comfortable. find Son Town here on my return, his famely are well. Doct Williams and Son & Collins Moore Sleep here. at Dittoes. receivd 1/2_ for ye medesin& time Spent.
10 3


Rainy foren, Clear part aftn. Doct Wilms & Son, mr Moore took Breakfast & Dind here. I went out after 3 h pm, hilld my Cabbages before ye Door then gatherd 2 pails full of Pees & helpt Shell them. at home.
11 4


Clear. I helpt Hannah do hous work fore n, houghd in ye East gardin aftern. Hannah washt the floors & Scourd ye Puter. at home.
12 5


Clear & very hott. I wed the Gardin by ye Barn. we had Cucumbers from our own Vines. Cyrus went to Varsalboro. I have been at home. Widdow Ballard here.
13 6


Clear. mrs Weston here. Shee went to mr Bisbes aftern. mr Ballard & Hannah went to Lecter. mr How performd. I gatherd parsnip & pepper Grass Seed. at home.
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