Martha Ballard's Diary, March 3 - 7, 1794

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rain, haill & Snow this Day and night. I have been at home. at home. wrote to Sist Waters.  
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Clear but very Cold for march. Eph got 1 Load wood to mr Burtun, his Oxen pesterd him So he quitt work aflern. this is ye anniversary of Son Jonas Birth. at home. Son Jon a is 31 yearsold this Day.  
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Clear & Cold. mr Partridg Came for Dolly to go there to work, Shee went. mr Burtun here, wants a west coat made. mr Hamlin Sent me 12/ by mr Patridg. mr Ballard attended the funeral of mr Williams Child. Bror Town, his wife & his Son mc Causland Sleep here. I have been at home. at home. mr Balld attended Funeral of mr Williamss Dagt.  
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Cloudy. Bror Town & others went home. I was Calld at 11h to See the wife of mr Roland Smith who was in Labour. I was there all night. Bror Ebenz Moore Slept here on his way to Oxford. Snowd at night. at mr Smiths, his wife was ill.  
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X. Birth Roland Smiths Son. XX.
Cloudy, Snowd Some. mrs Smith was Safe Deld at 6h pm of a fine Son & is as well as Could be Expected; her illness was very Severe. mr Smith Conducted me home at 9h Evng. he gave me 18/7 as a reward for my Service. mrs Cleark, Felps & Robinson were assistants at the Birth. at Ditoes. Birth 9th. a first Born.Bror Moore Sett out for Oxford. I Sent a Letter to Sister Waters. 

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.