Martha Ballard's Diary, June 29 - July 3, 1794

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X. Birth mr Gows Son. XX.
Clear & warm. mr Ballard went to Church at Pittstn. I was Calld at 3h pm to mrs Gow who was in Labour. I walkt there. Shee was Delivd of a Son, her first Child, at 5h 30m and I returnd home at 10 in ye Evng. at mr Gows. Birth 27th. receivd 6/7d.a first Born.  
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X. Birth Son Pollard Daugt, first Born. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 9h morn to my Daughter Pollard who was in Labour, found her very ill. her women were Calld (mrs Pollard, Capin, Black, Hamlin & Burtun) and Shee was Safe Deliverd at 1h Pm of a Daught, her first Born, and I tarried with her allnight. Shee is Cleverly. mr Ballard went to Survey for Doct Parker. at Son Pollards. Birth 28th. Dolly Calld to See her Sister.  
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A light Shower. mr Pollard brot mrs Voce there. my Daugt is Cleverly. we got her up & made her Bed. I tarried till near night when mrs Porter Came there & I Came home. Cyrus went to winslow. mrs Porter, Foster & Pitts all Sleep here. mrs Pitts Came here yester day & Dolly went to Old mr Pollards. at Son Pollards. Came home, mrs Pitts & her Sisters here.  
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Clear part of the foren. mrs Pitts & her Sisters took Dinner here & Sett out for winthrop. it Soon began to rain a little. Sally Cocks went to Son Pollards, my Daugt is Comfortable. mrs Barton is Come to be her Nurs, all well at Son Towns. at home. mrs Pitts & her Sisterswent from here to winthrop.  
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Cloudy foren. Charls Cocks Came at 11h morn for Sally to go to his Dads, his Brother Gershom is very Sick, his Life is Dispard of by his friends. I have been at work in my gardin this foren, Sett Some Cabbag & Turnips. I went to Son Pollards, find my Dagt but feeble. I was at mr Wessons Store, bot 1 lb Coffee @ 1/4, _ lb Brim stone /4, 1 oz Sinnamon /9, 7 gills Ginn 1/9, 1_ lb raisans @ 1 1/3, Snuff /2. at Doct Colmans, 2 oz Spermaseta, 2 oz manna, _ oz myr, Do alloes 1/2, Vial & Salts, Camphr _ oz. at home. at Son Pollards & other Neighbors.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.