Martha Ballard's Diary, March 29 - April 4, 1793

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Clear part of ye Day. Dolly Spining Cotten. Ephm went to his Brors, Jackys hand is giting better. the freshet is very high. I have had a pain in my head, been at home till 11h Evng when I was Calld to See mrs Parker, ye next house below here. at mr Parkers.  
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X. Birth mr Parkers Dagt. XX.
Clear. mrs Parker was Safe Deld at 11h foren of a Daugt. I left her and infant Cleverly at 2h pm & returnd home, find Dolly is gone to mr Densmores. mr Ballard returnd at Evng, he Surveyd for Doct Parker Tuesday & Wednsday, Thursday faught fire at Cobesy uper mill. the other 2 days workt at ye Grist mill. at mr Parkers. Birth 16th
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Clear. mr Ballard attended worship at the hook. I was Calld to See mr Parkers infant foren, at Evn to See Asa Masons wife. arivd there at 10h Evn. at Does & Asa Masons, very bad wriding.  
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Clear & very Pleast. I was at mr Masons, his wife had a Linguring Case. at mr Masons.  
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Birth Asa Masons son.
Clear. mrs Mason was Safe Deld at the 2nth morn of a Son, her Second Child. Shee was very ill, but I left her & infant Cleverly at 4h 30m, & reacht home at 9. I Calld & helpt little Jack allso. at mr Thwings, his wife is very ill with her Breast & other maledies. Polly Densmore is here to work for Dolly. I went to Bed & Slept after I returnd. at masons. Birth 17th. I was very much fateagud.  
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X. Birth Wm Pitts Son. XX.
Clear & very pleast. mr Ballard went to Pittstn to work. I was Calld to See mrs Pitt who was in Labour. Shee was Delivrd at 10h Evng of a Dead Son. I tarried all night, mrs Pollard and Voce allso. at mr Pitts. Birth 18th
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Clear. mr Pitts infant was interd this aftern. I left his Lady Some what Comfortable, arivd at home at 7h Evn. mr Pitt gave me 12/. Dolly been at mr Densmores, this and yester day. our [Sow] killd a Lamb. at Ditoes. his Child interd. mother Ballard Desseast.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.