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The Dec. 29 entry is relevant to the "Premarital Pregancy" Story in Martha Ballard's Diary
28 4


A Cloudy, moderate Day. mr Ballard & Epm went to ye meddow. John Humes went from here. I wrode in his Sleigh as far as mr Densmores, returnd at 4h pm. mrs Welch here. Richd Foster Came here for Parthenia who went with him to mr Porters of winthrop. at mr Densmores. Parthenia went to winthrop to work for mr Porter.
29 5


Clear & Pleast Day, Cool Evng. mr Ballard & Epm got wood to mr Selvesters & for our Selvs. I have been at home. mr Childs here, invited Hannah to go to help his Lady quillt. mrs Densmore here at Evn, mr Waid allso. Jona Staid from home last night, returnd this Evng. I Doubled yarn for Buskins & Some worsted, 24 knots, which mrs Wicksom Comd & spun. at home.
30 6


Clear & very pleasant. mr Ballard went to Esq Coneys & other places on Busines. Hannah & Dolly are gone to help mrs Child quillt. I have been at home, twisted yarn. Ephm went to haull wood for Waid. at home.
31 7


Clear. I went to mr Wessons, Bot 4 lb Sugar @ /11 pr lb, 1 lb rasins 1/, 2 half muggs @ /7, pint & 1/2 rum, 1 Skien Black Silk /6, 3 lb Butter @ /9; to mr Pitts bot 1 lb Ginger @ 1/6. I had 5-1/2 lb sugar of mr Voce for 1/2 a M Shingles which mr Braley left at mr Crages for me. I was at mr Crages, Jonses, Hamlins, Burtuns & mr Pollards, find them well in general. thee number of Childn I have Extracted Since I Came to Kenebeck, I find by writtne acount & other Calculations to be 405. I went up to town on business & thus I Closd ye year & it is Done. the question is, are we Better yn when it first Began, if not, God grant we may be.
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