Martha Ballard's Diary, April 3 - 9, 1795

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[ONE CORNER OF THIS ENTRY IS MISSING]. [       ] Cleard of at Evn. I was [        ] 8h Ev to See mrs Lathrop at [       ]ok, found her So well as to Sleep in [     ] this night. I got Some Sleep mySelf. at [         ] hook.  
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[Birth Lathrops Dagt].
Cloudy and Clear by turns. mrs Latp was able to work till near SunSet when Shee was more unwell. Shee was Safe Deld of a Dagt at 8h Evn and is Comfortable. this is her 5th Child, and one of them is Desceast . I was informd at Evn that a mr Watson was Drouned at Joness mill this aftern. at Ditoes. Birth 16th. mr Watson was Drownd at Jonsis.  
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rainy morn, thunder with it. I left my Patients Cleverly and Came home at 10h morn, find my famely well. mrs Gill and all our men attended worship at ye hook. mr Ballard, my Self and Sons and S. G. Moore attended Funeral of a mr Watson who was Drownd yesterday. the prayer was made by ye revd mr Gillit. the remains were lodgd in the meeting house. John O. Pages infant was interd this day. at Ditoes and at the funeral of mr Watson. P. & A. Livermores here at [Evn]  
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Cloudy. our men all went to Town meeting. I have been kniting. [mrs Gill] Sleeps here. I have been [at home]. at home. [Rebecka Bisbee Desceast.]  
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Cloudy, Snowd a little, raind at Evn. mr Ballard & Silva Sett out to Survey at Pitts ton & Bodn ham. Cyrus went to Pitts ton, mr Gill and mr While here ys night. I have been about makeing Soap. at home. Rebecka Bisbee interd.  
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Cloudy part of ye Day. I have been at home about makeing Soap, have no good luck. at home.  
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[ONE CORNER OF THIS ENTRY IS MISSING] Cloudy part of ye Day & Cool. mr Wade, [John] Livrmr Junr, & James Kenady went [      ] ploughing. I have workt at [       ] Soap again, have not Sucsceeded. at home. Ephm [    ].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.