Martha Ballard's Diary, February 12 - 17, 1793

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Cold morn, Snowd aftern. mr Mc Causland Came here for mrs Barton, his wife is failing fast. he informs me that mr Suells inft Expird ye 12th Day of its life. mr Livermr Dind here, Son Jona allso. Jacob Bradbury Calld me to See his wife who was in Labour with her first Child. at Jacob Bradburys. mr Ballard & Ephm Came home from Winthrop.  
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X. Birth Bradburys Son. XX.
Storm of Snow. mrs Bradbury was Delivd at 9h 30m in morn of a Son & I returnd home at 1 pm, find that my little Grand Son has Done Cleverly while I was absent. at Ditoes. Birth 8th. receivdmy fee Oct the 11.  
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Snowd. Son Jona Came here, I went home with him; Carried his little Son home. mr Ballard went up & brot me home. we Calld at mr Pollards. Leut Pollard brot his wife home ys Day. Son & Dagt Town & Dagt Dolly Came here at Evng. at my Sons, his wife is as well as Can be Expected; the infant is Some unwell  
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Clear & pleast. my Childn went to Son Pollards & I was Calld to mr Catons. mrs Livermr Came & Bakt me Bread. at mr Catons.  
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X. Birth mr Catons Dagt. XX.
Clear & Cold. mrs Caton was Safe Deld at 3h morn of a Dagt and I returnd home at 10h, receivd 6/ as a reward. I Calld to see mrs Jackson, find her very low. mr Stratton & Lady, Son Town, his wife & Dolly Came here at Evn. mr James Page took Tea with us. Cyrus been [to] mill. at Catons. Birth 9th
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Snowd foren, raind at Evn. Son & Dat Town & Dolly went to See mrs mc Causland. mrs Barton Came up with them. mr Pollard & Pitts here with their wives. mr Strattun & his wife went to Capt Fillebrowns foren, they all Dind here. at home. my Children here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.