Martha Ballard's Diary, June 23 - 28, 1794

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Clear. mr Ballard & ye Boys have been Cuting Bushes. Cyrus went to winslow. Sally washt & Scourd & Bakt & washt 2 floors. I have been Sewing Raggs together. at home.  
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X. Birth Ezra Hodgess Dagt. XX.
Clear. mrs Pitts Came here, had a feavour fitt. Cyrus & Dolly returnd. at well at Son Towns. I was Calld to mr Hodgess, his wife in Labour & was Safe Deld at 11h Evng of a Daugt, her 7th Child, & is Cleverly. I receivd 6/ as a reward. I tarried till Daylight. at mr Hodgess. Birth 25th. mrs Hodges is 29 years old ys Day.  
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X. Birth Aaron Hinkleys Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld by Aaron Hinkley from mr Hodgess at 3h 30m in morn. mrs Hinkley was Safe Delivd at 4 of a Dagt, her 5th Child. I left her & Child Cleverly at 6 & returnd home. I receivd 6/ as a reward from mr Hinkley. mrs Pitts Seems more Comfortable. Dolly is Cleverly after her Journey. Shee went to mr Bullins from winslow. at Ditoes & Aaron Hinkleys. Birth 26th.mrs Densmor here to See mrs Pitts. Sally gone home.  
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Clear till near night when it was Dull weather. mr Floid & mrs Voce Dind here. mr Ballard went to a meeting of the Church in this Town. mr Pattin here. mr Pitts Sleeps here, his wife has been more Comfortable ys Day. I have Done my work about house & tended her, feel Some fatagud. at home. mrs Voce here & mr Pattin. Shubal Pitts Sleeps here.  
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Clear. I have Done my house work. mrs Livermore here to See mrs Pitts. I have been at home. mrs Pitts is more Comfortable. at home.  
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Clear & warm. Sally Came home near night, her Brother is very Sick. mrs Pitts wrode our hors home & Dolly returnd from Son Pollards. they have quillted a Bed quillt Since Shee went up there.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.