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The Dec. 23 entry is relevant to the "Courtship and Marriage" Theme in Martha Ballard's Diary
20 7


rainy. I tarried with mrs Cocks, Shee & infant are Cleverly. rain & thunder ys night. at [Charls] Cockss.
21 E


Cloudy. I Came from mr Cocks by water, left all well as Could be Expected. I Saw a Schooner go up by mr Goodins and a boat allso. I find a pair of new Shoes & put them on, they fitt me very well. Selvstr G. Moore Sleep here. we were alarmd by a noise in the night, the Girls & I rose. at Ditoes. left thm Cleverly.
22 2


Clear & very pleast. mr Ballard & S. Moore Left here ys morn Bound up river to run a line for Govr Williamson. I have been at home. Sally went to the hook for Dolly a pair Shoes & other things. at home. Polly Livrmr here at Evn. mr Ballard gone up ye river.
23 3


Clear & pleast for Decembr. I have finisht a Striped mitt for Ephm. Dolly & Sally went to a Daunce at mr Capins, were attended by a mr Lambart and White. I spent the Evn quite alone for Ephm was gone to ye hook & mr Morril up Streat. at home. my Girls to mr Capins.
24 4


Clear and very pleasant. I finisht Ephms Mitt, they are the first Striped ones I ever knitt. Polly & Alice Levermore here. at home.
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