Martha Ballard's Diary, August 1 - 4, 1792

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Clear. mr Ballard Sett out to Survey for mr Vauhan. mr Wing returnd mr Ballards papers. he & my Son Jona Dind here. Cyrus here aftern. my Dagts went to mr Wessons, Shee & her Son Chever Calld here foren. at home. mr Wing gave mr Ballard 1/2_ for Servis he had Done.  
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Clear. I was Calld to See mrs Savage who is Exercisd with a Severe pain in her Stomach. I adminestred remeds which gave relief. I went to See Jobe Springer who is very unwell. my Dagts went to quillt for mrs Baxter, Lucy Pettie allso. at mr Savages & Springers.  
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Clear. I returnd home, Calld at mr Pollards. Hannah informd me mrs Sheppard wisht to See me & I went, find her Cleverly. he made me a prest off a bottle off wine. I purchast a pair lether Sliprs @ 5/, papr pins /9. at Savages, Pollards & Sheppards.  
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Clear. mr Ballard went to pittstn Early ys morn, Jona gone allso. I went on Board Capt Howland, Bot 8_ lb wool @ 1/9; to mr Wessons Bt 2_ lb Loaf Sugar @ 2/4, 2 of Brown @ 1/1 & 1lb raisens @ /9; to mr Childs, paid 2/6 for makeing Patties Shoes. mrs Baxter here on a visit. we had of mr Wesson 1 quart W E R & 3 Lemmons, of mr Livermr 6lb Butter, And of others 7_ lb Lamb, 2 Dzn Pigions. Abrm Page of washington Sent me 3/ which has been my due Since his Twins Birth. at mr Wessons & other Neigrs, on Board Howland &C.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.