Martha Ballard's Diary, June 1 - 8, 1791

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Clear. I have wed Gardin foren. Hannah washt. mr Ballard finisht fencing the meddow, got home at noon. mrs Porter Came here at 1 h pm. mr Hamlin & Burtun & their Childn & Parthenia here to Tea. Juet Foster Sleeps here. my Dagts returnd from wins tow yester day. Dolly thinks her ride has been of Servis to her, Shee has workt very Steady ys Day and has a pain in her Stomach this Evng. Cyrus Sheard our Sheep yesterday. at home, had Company. mrs Porter of winthp here.  
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A Cloudy, misty Day. Foster went from here after breakfast. Jon a Dind here. mrs Porter Sett out after Dinner. I wed Gardin aftern. mr Ballard went to ye hook. Cyrus & Ephm brot Down the last of our Potatoes. I was at home.  
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Clear Part of ye Day. mr Ballard gone to Survey for mr Gilley. I have workt in my gardin. mr Haywood & mr Hurd took Tea here. Hurd Sleeps here. at home. Haywood & Hurd here.  
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Cloudy, raind foren. I have workt in ye Gardin. Son & Dagt Town Came here, brot Dollys Sheep and wool. mr Ballard Came home at Evn. at home. Son & Dagt Town Came here.  
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X. Birth Ezekl Pages Son. XX.
Clear & warm. I was Calld at 1 h morn to See mr Ezekiel Pages Lady who was in Labour, and was Safe Delivd of a Son at ye 6th hour. I left mother & Child Cleverly & returnd home at ye 11th h, took a knap of Sleep. we dind on the Haslit of a veal. mr Livermore, his Lady & Brother Drank Tea here. at mr Pages. Birth Childn all Dind with us this Day.  
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Clear. mr Ballard went to Esqr Norths as an Evidence, mr Town to Pownalboro, my three Dagts & Parthena to Capt Filly Browns. I have been at home, Bakt Cakes. mr Smyle Sleeps here. at home.  
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Clear, a frost ys morn. I houghd my Corn & Beens. my Dagts & Parthena went to mr Hamlins. mrss White & Suky Norcross here. I went to mr Livermores with them. at mr Livermores, my Dagts to mr Hamlins.  
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Clear. mrs Livermore warpt a web here. mr Shuball Hinklys Lady here. I have been at home, my Children all Dind with me. Jona took Breakfast & Drank Tea. Cyrus went and Brot a Swine home. at home. mrs Hinkley here. a mr Shaws.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.