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14 5

Birth Richd Fosters Son.

Clear & very warm Day. mrs Foster was Safe Deld of a Son, (her second Child) at 4h & 50m morn. I left her at 9 as well as Could be Expected. Calld to See mr James Page who is very low by a fall he receivd last Satterday. I find mrs Pitts greatly revivd, how wonderfull is Gods goodness. I Came to Son Pollards & Slept, which refresht me, being very much fatagud. Came home at Evng. Dolly is Gone to Jonas. at Richd Fostres & Pitts and Son Pollards. Birth 31st.
15 6


Clear & very warm. I was Calld to my Son Jonas to See my Daugt Dolly who is very Sick with a Disentary & Faintness & Pukeing. I tarried all night. at Son Jonas, my Dagt Dolly Sick there.
16 7


Clear. we made three attempts to have Dolly Sett up & Shee allmost fainted. Shee Seemd a little revivd aflern when we helpt her onto our hors. Shee wrode to the river & was Conducted home by water. Shee was very much overcome by watking from ye water to ye house. I put onions to her feet, gave her Castor & Shee Seems Some more Comfortable. at Detoes. we brot my DagtDolly home. I Calld to See mrs Pitts, find her a Little moreComfortable.
17 E


rainy morn. mr Ballard & Sons went to meeting. I attended aftern. the Ordinance of Baptism was administred to mrs Pitts after Divine Service was over. Shee is as well as Shee has been for Some Days. I went to See mr Hamtins Child, find it very low. Dolly is a little Easier. at meeting & at mr Hamlins & Pittss. mrs Pitts Baptised ys Day.
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