Martha Ballard's Diary, February 25 - March 2, 1794

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Birth Josep Savages Dagt.
Clear. mrs Savage was Safe Deld of a Dagt at 2h morn. I left her as Comfortable as Could be Expected at 6, and Came to my Sons. find his wife a little better. I tarried there this Day & night. at [Ditoes & my Sons]. Birth 7th
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Clear & more Pleast. I left Jonas wife So well as to Sett up Some & brot her oldest Son home with me. mr James Page & Silva Moore Dind here. mr Ballard went to Varsalboro at Evng. Eph went to School to mr D. Livermore. at my Sons.  
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X. Birth Wilm Swantons Son. XX.
Clear till Evn when it Snowd. I was Calld at 1h pm to See mrss Swanton who Deld at 7 of a Son, her Second Child. I went to See Capt Savage who is unwell. Calld allso to See mr Williamss Dagt who remains very weak. Came home about 11h Evng. I receivd 6/ as a reward. at mr Swantons. Birth 8th.  
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Clear & very pleast. Ephm workt for mr Kennady. mr Cyrus went to Capt Filly Browns, Bot me 14 lb flower, gave 2/5, G Bd /2. mr Patridg & wife Calld here at Evng. I have been at home. at home.  
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Clear. I washt ye west room floor. Dolly got a web to work, Sally wove Some, about 2 yds. at home.  
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Snowd. mr Ballard returnd from Varsalboro, informs yt Thos Robbins Departed this life last Evng, Sudenly. mr Ballard only of our famely attended Public worship. my Son Jon a Came & Carried little Jacky home. Ephm went to take ye mare home. at home. mr Seth Williams Dagt Betsy Expird ys night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.