Martha Ballard's Diary, August 21 - 26, 1792

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Clear & pleast. I left my Patients Cleverly & returnd home at 9h morn. mr Petingl Bestowd 9/ as a reward. mr Seth Williams & Lady made me a prest off Some Coffee, Tea & Sugar. mr Ballard Surveying hous lotts at ye hook. Jery Fairfield, his wife & her Bror Dind here. Ephm went to Jonans. at Ditoes. Company here.  
22 4
Clear. mr Ballard Laying out a hous Lott for mr Pitt by mr Wessons. mr Lankester Dind here. Ephm brot 3 quarters of Lamb home, lent one to mr Andrus, 8_. mrss Burtun, her Sister & mrs Rockwd here, her Husband & Brr Came to Acompany them home. at home. mrs Burtun & others here. I had a fitt of ye Cramp ys night.  
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Clear. mr Ballard went to Survey for mr Vauhn. my Dagt s & Niece went to quillt for mrss Baxter. mrs Kidder & Thwing, Leighton & Bradbury here. I have been at home. at home. had Company. my Girls were not at home.  
24 6
Clear morn. mrss Leighton left here after Breakfast. it began to rain about noon. mr Ballard & Son went to mr Burtuns for a keg off molases. I have been at home. at home. A Smart Shower at Evng.  
25 7
Cloudy part of ye Day, Some rain. mr Ballard been prepareing for his Tour of Surveying. mr Bullin & his Lady here, they have been to Sidney. at home. Robertmc Causlands infant Expird.  
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X. Birth Saml Churchs Son, his 4th Child. XX.
Clear & Cool. mr Ballard & Epm attended worship foren & my Self aftern. Augustus Ballard, Cyrus and mr Pollard Dind here. I went to mr Livermores, his inft unwell. mr Smith Discourst from Luke 6th 4:5:6:7:8 verss. Saml Churches wife Deld 11h 30m Evng. at meeting. mr mc Causlands Dagt interd at 3 O Clok. Birth 30th

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.