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Clear & Pleasant. I Left my patients Cleverly and returnd at 11 hours morn. mr Cowen let me have 3/4 lb Tea and 1 lb Sugar. I began to foot a pair of hoes for mrs Pollard. Set up Late to work. at mr Cowens.
2 5


Clear. I have been at home, finisht the hoes I began yesterday. Spent part of ye night in over halling my Cabages. there were many of them roting. at home.
3 6

X Birth. Asa Williamss Dagt. XX.

A Cold Snowy Day. I was Calld at ye 6th hour morn to See mrs Williams. Shee was Safe Delivrd of her 4th Dagt at 1 h Pm, and I returnd home at ye 6th Evn. found mr Ballard returnd from his tour of Surveying. I began to foot a pair of hoes for mrs Pollard. I receivd 6/ as a reward. at Asa Williamss. Birth 31st. A Snow.
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Clear. I was at home, finisht ye hoes which I began last Evng. mr Ballard bot a guire of paper. at home.
5 C


Clear morn. mr Savage here aftn. I have been at home; a Cold day. at home.
6 2


Clear and Cold. mrs H. Thomson here; informs me mrs Williams is Cleverly. I have been at home; knitt a pair of mitts for Ephm. Ephm Cowen Sent me 3/4 lb Tea. at home. Parthena gone to work for mrs Burtun.
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Clear and very Cold. I have been at home, footed a pair of hoes for Patty and mended hoes. at home. Funeral mr Goodins Child.
8 4


Clear and Very Cold. I have been ["at home." - implied] mr Ballard Planing. mr Foster & Ephm went to mr James Hinkleys for 4 Sheep, ye first we have ownd this 14 years. at home.
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