Martha Ballard's Diary, February 26 - March 7, 1795

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Clear & Cold. Cyrus Conducted mrs Fanny Cocks home, Dolly wrode with her. mrs Learned here. mrs Barton Came here this morn. EbinZ Moore junr here. I have been at home, knitt on Ephms Stockin. he went to a meddow for hay for Jona. Charls Cocks was here. at home. m Learned here. Fanny Cocks went home.  
27 6
Clear and Cold, windy. I have been kniting. mr Ballard, Silva & Ephm Surveyd on the river below here and above to ye Mile Rock. mr Gill here at Evng. at home.  
28 7
Clear and very Pleasant. Sally washt house & Scourd puter, Dolly asisted Some. I have been at home. Son Jon a here. at home.  
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Clear & very pleasant. mr Charls Gill and mrss Betsy Barton were united at this house, the Ceremony performd by Wilm Brooks Esqr. Son Jon a, his wife, Pollard and his, mr Lambart, Hews and Polly Town, and Salv G. Moore and all my famely were present. at home. mr Charls Gill and mrs B. Barton were united. Dagt Dolly has the Mumps.  
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X. Birth mr Childss Dagt. XX.
Clear & pleast. mr Gill & wife Sett out for Winslow. I was Calld at 11m to See mrs Child. Shee was Deld at three pm of a Dagt. Benn Porter Came there at Evn for me to go and See his wife. I find Dolly very ill with the mumps when I Came home. Jany 29 = I recd 2 Crowns. at mr Childs. Birth 10th. Dolly is very ill. Benn Porter Sleeps here. mr Ballard is goneto Sidney.  
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Clear and pleasant. [           Daft]. I Sett out with mr Porter (left Dolly very Sick). we arivd at 2h pm, mrss Carr and her Sister there. I was falagud. at Benn Porters.  
4 4
Clear & Pleast. I was at I was at [sic] Ditoes. Shee is Cleverly, and her famely. at Ditoes. Son Jona 32 years old ys day.  
5 5
Clear. I was at Ditoes, all well. mrs Chambers there. at Ditoes.  
6 6
Clear, at Does & at Chambers. at Ditoes.  
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Clear. at Ditoes. mrs Chambers there, and mr Moore. a Storm at night. mrs Porter unwell all night. at Ditoes.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.