Martha Ballard's Diary, March 20 - 28, 1793

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Clear & Beautiful pleast Day. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to Settle with Colo Howard. Cyrus went to ye hook, Bot 5 pecks Corn & went & had it ground. Epm workt at Waids. at home.  
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Cloudy. mr Ballard waited on me to mr Twings, his Lady is a little more Comfortable; her Breast has broke twice. we went in to hear them Sing at Evng. Dolly Came home from mr Livermores. at mr Thwings. Snowd at night.  
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X. Birth Ezekl Pages Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 6h aftern to See mrs Page who was Deld at 10 of a fine Son, her 8th Child. I returnd home at 2h morn, receivd 6/ of mr Page. I had a turn of the Cramp ys morn. at mr Pages. Birth 14th. 
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Clear & Coo ler. Ephm gone to work for mr Waid. Cyrus waited on Dolly to my Son Jonas. Cyrus returnd and informd yt Jack had burnt his hand. Jona been here, Says the Child is Easier. mr Faught Dind here. Cyrus went to mr Sewalls, purchased a Chees which Cost 6/. at Ditoes.  
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Clear, a Cool air. Ephm went to Jonas. Dolly Came home at Evng. Jack is better. at home.  
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Clear. I went to the hook as far as Elisha Preskotts. mrs Barton was Calld to See her Sister who is very Low. I bot at mr Dummers Store 1 yd Durant, 2/4; [1_th] yd Cambric, 2/6; 2 Skeins Silk, /8; 3 knots Thread, [/6]. paid the Cash. at the hook.  
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X. Birth P. Jones Son. XX.
Cloudy. I was Calld by Peter Jones to his wife in Labour at 3h morn. Shee was Safe Deld at 4 of a Son. I tarried till near night & Left my Patients Cleverly. receivd 6/ as a reward. mr Ballard is gone to Survey for Doct Parker. a very rainy night. at Peter Joness. Birth 15th. Jobe Springr had a Son born ysnight.  
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Clear & Pleast. I went to See mrs Densmore. Sally & Polly here, tarry all night. at mr Densmores.  
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Clear. Sally Densmore went home after Breakfast. Polly tarried & Spun for Dolly. mrs Densmore Came here, her Dagt went home. Dolly went to Son Pollards. mr Densmore Came here at Evn. at home. mrs Densmr here. the river Opend.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.