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

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X. Birth mr Morgins Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld from Colo Sewalls to See mrs Morgin. Shee was Deld of a Daugtr at 4h Pm. I returnd to mr Pollards, tarried there ys night. at Does & mr Morgins. Birth 12th.receivd 6/. first Born.  
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X. Birth James Hinklys Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld to mr Patridges to See Patty Mc neere who has ye Collic & fitts. Calld from there to Colo Sewalls, from there to James Hinkleys Junr, his wife was Deld at 11h Evn of a Son, her first Child. I tarrid all night. the wrideing is very Bad. the fresht over the Bridges at ye hook. at Ditoes Colo Sewalls& others. Birth 13th. receivd 6/. her firstBorn.  
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Clear. I Came from mr Hinkleys, Calld at home & returnd to Colo Sewalls. at Hinkleys & Colo Sewalls.  
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I was at Colo Sewalls. the river opend at ye fort on   
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ye 30th, the people Crost on the ice fore nn.   
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at Colo Sewalls.
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Clear morn, Snowd before night. I went to mr Parkers this morn, was Calld to Jason Pierses; his wife is unwell. at Ditoes. mr Parkers & Pierces.  
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Snowd. I was at mr Pierces, his wife So ill that we Calld mrs Pollard & Savage. Jonas hors fell thro the ice on ye mill Pond. at mr Pierces.  
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X. Birth Jason Pierces Dagt. XX.
Clear & pleast. mrs Pierce was Deld at 10h morn of a Dagt, her first Child. I left her Comfortable & returnd to Colo Sewalls. I receivd 6/ by my Dt Dolly June 6th of mr Pierce. at Pierces & Colo Sewalls.Birth 14th. her first Born.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.