Martha Ballard's Diary, September 2 - 7, 1792

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Clear part off ye Day. I went to meeting from mr Childs. my famely all tarried at home. Hannah had a tooth Extracted. Cyrus Came home at Evng. mr Livermores Swine in our field a number of times. I went my Self & informd him. at mr Childs & mr Livermores. my Dagt Dolly is 20 years old this Day.  
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Clear. my Girls washt at ye Brook. I was Calld at 2h pm to See mrs Savage who was in Labour. her women Calld at Evng. at mr Savages.  
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Birth Isaac Savages Dagt.
Clear. mrs Savag was Deld at 2h morn off a Dagt, her 11th Child & is Cleverly. I was Calld Early to See mr Andrewss infant who is Sick with the Chin Cough. went to my Sons, his Son is unwell. I returnd home at Evn. I Saw mr Benn Brown, his wife & her Sister on their way to Canaan. mrs Brown is recoverd off her Late indisposition. at Does. Birth 31st. mrAndrus paid me a fee off 6/ for allendance. Isaiah Manley Expird. 
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X. Birth Charls Clearks Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld this night to See Charls Clearks wife who was Deld at 3h morn & is of a Son, her 4th Child, her 3d is Destilule of reason by reason fitts. I receivd 6/ of mr Cleark, gave him a former acount off 6/. Calld to See mr Uriah Clearks Dagts who are Confind with weakness. I Calld at mr Pollards & at mr Hodges, his Childn unwell. at Charl Clearks. Birth Girls went to mr Pollards at Evng
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Clear. I have helpt Do hous work. my Girls went to help mrs Weston quillt. Son Town here, his famely are well. mrs Oliv Hamlin Came home with my Dagts. at home. mrs Oliv Hamlin here, & Son Town.  
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Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. mr Ballard returnd from Surveying for ys Commonwelth. mr Town & Pitt here ys night. I have been at home. we Dind on a Turkey. at home. mr Ballard returnd.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.