Martha Ballard's Diary, November 1 - 9, 1791

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Clear. I was at mr Westons Selvesters & Doct Colmans. at mr Selvesters.  
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Cloudy & a Chilly air. mr Wesson Calld me from the hook last Evng. I went to see [his] Child. at mr Wessons.  
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Cloudy & Chilly. mr Wesson brot mrs Fillebrown to See her marm. Shee tarried all night. at Ditoes.  
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Snowd. mrs Pillebrown went home. mr Wesson brot me Some work. at Ditoes.  
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Cloudy. I went to mr Pollards and to a mr Daviss Store. am at mr Wessons yet. thee ice runs at ye fort, Stopt at Cobese. at Ditoes.  
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Clear & Pleast. I Came home, find my famely in health. left mrs Wesson as well as Shee has been. Cyrus at home. mr Ballard has been to work at Cobese mill part of last weak. mr Livermr here. Moses Pollard informs yt Shaw, ye Sherrif, has taken a Doct Johnson by virtue of an advertisement for forgery. at Does & at home.  
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Clear part of ye Day. mr Ballard went to work at Cobesy mill. mrs Porter Came here. Sent Ephm to mr Childs for Parthenia. a mr Moore of Green Sleeps here. at home. mrs Porter here.  
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Clear & very Pleast. mr Moore & mrs Porter left here. mr Ballard went to Esqr Coneys & to Cobesy. I went to See Bradwl Livermore, find him Easier than he was. mr Thos Smyle here when I Came home, he Sleeps here. I am informd that the wife of mr Andw Goodin Expird last night at 11h, allso yt the wife of mr Wiman at Jonses plantn lately Deceast in Child Bed. at mr Livermrs. mr Smily here. Death of mrs Goodin.  
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X. Birth mr Wessons Son. XX.
Clear & Cool. I was Calld at 3 h morn to See mrs Wesson, Shee was Safe Deld at 4h. 30m. of a fine Son. mrs Pollard, Duttun & Hamlin assisted. Shee and Child are Cleverly. I recievd 12/ as reward. mr Ballard Sett out for to Explore the Country Back of fort Hallifax, inployd by this Common wealth. I tarried at mr Westons, mrs Fillebn & Sally Floid allso. at mr Wessons. Birth 30th. at [mr Wesss]. a rainy night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.