Martha Ballard's Diary, August 27 - September 1, 1792

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Clear & pleast. I returnd home from mr Churches at ye 8th h morn. I receivd 6/ for my Service. mr Ballard left home on his Surveying business (for ys Commonwealth), this morn at 10 o Clok. Ephm went to my Son Jon as, Patty to School. mr James Page & an other Gentmn with him Dind here. at mr Churches. mr Ballard Sett out to Compleet his Survey he began last May.  
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rainy. Ephm went to School. mr Waid here, he is mending off his hurt. I have been at home, Began a Stockin for mrs Densmore. Dagt Town is is [sic] 34 years old. at home.  
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Clear foren, a Brisk S wind which Shifted at 3 pm to ye Norwd, & we had Showers. mrs Foot Dind here. Ephm got in our Pees & helpt mr Waid get his Oats in. I have been at home kniting. at home.  
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Some Smart Showers. my Girls Bleaching yarn. I have been at home kniting. Dolly Sleeps here. at home. mr Hamlin moovd to his New house.  
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Clear & Cool. my Girls washt & Bleacht yarn at mr Densmores Brook. I have been at home, finisht a Stockin off mrs Densmrs. Shee was here, Drank Tea. at home.  
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Clear & Cool. I gatherd up Corn the Swine had broak Down in our field. I was Calld aftrn at 6h to See mr Childs inft. I walkt there, tarried all night. we gave the patient a portion off rhubarb, it is much relievd. at mr Childs.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.