Martha Ballard's Diary, September 3 - 7, 1794

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Clear & very pleast. Dolly went to Son Pollards, Cyrus to Varsalboro. mrs Livermore was here. mr Pitts & mrs Barton Came home with Dolly. Sally Hamlin & Charls Cocks took Tea with us. mr Robbins Calld me to See his wife who is not So well as Shee Could wish. Cyrus returnd home. I wrote to Doct ["Barton." - implied], Sent it by mr Craig. he and his wife went on board this afternoon. I gave mrs Robbins Some Derections & relurnd. at mr Robbins. wrote to Doct Barton.  
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Cloudy foren, a Smart rain aftn. I have been at home, Jona here. at home.  
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Clear & very pleast North wind. we killd a Lamb yesterday. I Sent Jona a quarter and one to mr Livermore, for one we had of them before. Dolly wrode to Son Pollards. I sent him a piece of Lamb. at home. Dolly went to Son Pollards.  
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Birth Doct Colmans Son.
Clear, a North wind. I was Calld to See the wife of Doct Colman who was in Labour at 1h 1/2 ys morn. Shee was Safe Deld of a fine Son at 11h 10m foren. I left her as well as Could be Expected & returnd home at 3h 30m aftern. I wrode to mr Robbins, find his Lady more Comfortable. I was at Capt Fillebrowns, all well. at Doct Colmans. Birth 34th. at mr Robbinss & Capt Fillebrowns. Bot 4 oz Snuff @ 9d
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raind. I attended worship aftern, my Sons all Day. Sally Cocks is unwill. I Calld at mr Pitts, he is Lonely. mrs Barton gone to winthrop. at meeting & at mr Pittss

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.