Martha Ballard's Diary, March 8 - 11, 1794

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Clear part of ye Day. Dolly had Two Lambs Come ys morn. Ephm went to take Care of ym, found one with the Entrales all out, brot it in ye hous. Sally & my Self put them in to ye boddy again, Sewd up the breatch; it Suckt & walkt afterwards. mrs Patty Bullin Came here. mr Waid & Robbins workt here, they got wood to the hook. Cyrus went there for Some things for me. at home.  
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X. Birth Isaac Hardin Dagt. XX.
Clear. mr Ballard, my Self & Ephm attended worship foren. I Dind at Capt Meloys, was Calld out of meeting, in ye first prayer, to mrs Hardin. Shee was Safe Deld of a Dagt at 5. I was Conducted home by mr James Page, arivd at 10. at Isaac Hardins. Birth 10th. mr JamesPage Sleeps here. fee recd may 20.  
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Clear & pleast. mr Page & mr Ballard went to Doct Conys, returnd & Dind. mr Ballard Sett out to Survey land for Rhuben Fairfield & others. Ephm went as far as mr Benn Browns to take our hors home again. at home. mr Page went home. mr Ballard to Surveying.  
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Clear & very pleast. mr Hamlin & wife & mrs Rockwood, & Son & Dagt Pollard Dind here. went to Son Jonas aftern, Ephm, Dolly & Sally with them. Dolly tarries at mr Hamlins. at home. mr hamlin & others here. Dolly tarries there this night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.