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The Nov. 8-10 entries are relevant to the "Courtship and Marriage" Theme in Martha Ballard's Diary
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rainy, Cleard of at Evng. the Saws go Briskly. mr Rawson workt for Jona. I have been at home. Dolly got mrs Boltons webb out and took ye Loom Down, there was 30 yds. at home.
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Clear & very pleast. we dugg our Parsnips. I have been at home, finisht Hannah a pair of thread Stockins. receivd a 1/4 of a Dollar and a pisterrene of mr andrews, in part for attending his wife ye 9th of may last. I had 1/2 Bshl wheat in august, price 3/. there is /3-1/2 Due to me now. at home.
6 7


Clear the most of ye Day. we were greatly alarmd this morn with fears yt my little Son was Drownd Crossing the mill Pond. he was Sent to mr Savages but mistook his Directions & went to mr Childss. mr Jones was here this Day. his man Richardson Sett out with his rafft, got hicht on a rock & returnd, tarries for ye next tide. Dolly and I made Ephm a pair of Trousers. mrs Polly Mc Kethney & Judy Hueston here, Drank Tea with me. at home. mr Jones here. two men from Sandy river Sleep here. we were alarmed about Ephm.
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Clear and Cool. I attended public worship. Deacon Coney made ye 1st prayer, Esqr Petingil ye Last forenn. Colo Sewal ye 1st aft & red Doct Dodridges Discoarses, mr Livermn Last prayer, but few attended. Polly Bisbe Came here to help us. at meeting. Richardson went from here with his rafft.
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Clear. the Girls quilted a Bed quillt. & went to mr Craggs; Spent Evng. I went to mr Westons, Bot 3dz needles, 1-1/2 lb Sugar. Calld at mr Craggs & Savages. at mr Westons. Polly Bisbe here.
9 3


Clear. I have been at home. the Girls quilted two quilts. Hannah Rockwood & mrs Benjamin helpt the Evng. we Bakt mins and pumpkin pies. mrs Porter here. at home.
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