Martha Ballard's Diary, February 6 - 9, 1794

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A Clear day, overcast Evng. Dolly & Sally washt & washt all the floors & went to mr Densmores at Evng, Ephm with ym. he has Sleighded wood to market this Day. I have been at home. at home. my Girls at mr Densmores.  
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Birth Eliab Shaws Dagt.
Snowd. I was Calld Early ys morn to Eliab Shaws, his wife was Safe Dild of a daught at 1h pm & I returnd home. wrode there, & home, on Saml Braleys Slead. I Calld at my Sons, his Child is Better. Dolly is at mr Hamlins. I began a Cottne Stockin. at Eliab Shaws. Birth 4th. April 29,1795, receivd of Son Jona on Shaws acount, 3/.  
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X. Birth Jasson Butlers Dagt. XX.
Clear & Pleast. mr Ballard went to Survey Land for mr Gilley. I was Calld at 5h Evn to See thee wife of Jason Butler at ye hook. Shee was Safe Deld of a Dagt at 5h 50m, and I tarried all night & nurst her. receivd 6/ as a reward. at mr Butlers. Birth 5th.  
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Clear. I returnd home & went to meeting, we all went but Cyrus. I went to mr Seth Williamss after Exercises, his Sick Dagt is very Low. I Calld to Sam Pollards, they are well. find Dolly very unwell, Balht her feet & gave her herb Tea. at Butlers, Hamlins, Williamss,Son Pollards and at meeting. Doct Ward &Patty Bullins Cryd the first time.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.