Martha Ballard's Diary, March 1 - 6, 1792

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Clear, the wind Southard. I have been at home. my Childn went to mr Burtuns on a visit. Ephm helpt mr Densmores Sons to ye hook with ashes. mrs Black Calld here & went to mr Densmores to try on an overcoat. at home. my Childn went to mr Burtuns.  
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rain. Hannah washt. I have been at home. helpt Sally nurs her Babe, it is not so well as usual. mr Ballard been at home. Ephm brot Hay from mr Densmores. Dolly went there aft Breakfast. at home.  
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Clear & moderate. mr Ballard got wood and went to ye hook, Jona to the woods for Shingles; Brot home 2lb Coffee. Seth J Foster here. I have been at home mending hoes. Dolly Came home at Evng. we are informd that the infant of mr Selvester was interd ys aftn. at home. Funeral mr Selvesters infant Son.  
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Clear and pleast. mr Ballard is Severly Exercisd with pain in ye Small of his back. there was preaching at our meeting house, we did not attend. mr Warrin of Pittstn performd. Cyrus & Dolly have been at home. mr Pollard, Patridg, mrs Ballard & mrs Dorcs Pollard here at Evn. my Son Jona is 29 years old ys Day. at home. Company here at Evn. Jonas Birth Day, 29 years old.  
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A Severe Snow Storm. Jona went to Pittstn, Brot up 7 Bushels meal. mr Ballard is Some Easier. I have been at home. Hannah washt. at home. Danl Fosters wife Deld, her inft Expird.  
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Birth Black Edmonds Son.
Snowd ys morn. I was Calld by Edmond at 6h morn to See his wife. had one fall from my hors, was assisted by Moses White in prosceeding the rest of ye way. Lidia was Delivrd at 1h pm of a Son, her first Born. mr Walker Conducted me home in a Sleigh. Hannah has Bakt Pumkin pies. at Black Edmonds. Birth 13th

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.