Martha Ballard's Diary, February 15 - 19, 1791

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Clear and Cold. mr Ballard & Ephm went to mr Briggss for Hay. Arth J. Foot and wife & Dagt here on a visit. mrs Savage Bakt here. Georg Boltons wife & Vine Savage here. I have been at home. at home.  
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A very rainy day. I have been at home, knitt on mr Ballards Stockin. mr Walker of 7 mile brook Sleeps here. home. 
17 5
Clear & very Cold, Some Cloudy aftn. I have been at home. mr Allin here, informs his youngest Child is Scolt. my Girls are gone ys aftn to help Quillt a Coat for Sally Gillman at mr Pollards. Peter Jones here. I let him have a pint of mustard Seed which paid him for apples I had of him last fall. at home.  
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X. Birth mr Greelys Dagt. XX.
Clear & Cold. I went to See Wilm Densmore, find him much as he has been of late. I was Calld by mr Greely (from there) to See his Lady who was in Labour & was Safe Deld at 10h 30m Evn of a fine Dagt, her 7th Child of which 4 are Dagts. I tarried all night, Slept a little. at mr Densmores & mr Greelys. Birth 6th. receivd 3/ august 16th 1794 of mr Greely.  
19 7
Snowd some. I left my Patients as well as Could be Expected in ye Care of mrs Walker and arivd at home before noon. I receivd 3/ of mr Greely in part for my performance. mr Bullin here, informs that he asisted Doct Williams to open the Soar on Willm Densmores thigh. at mr Gralys & Colo Sewalls.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.