Martha Ballard's Diary, June 3 - 7, 1795

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XX. Birth Ezra Smiths Dagt. XX.
Cloudy part of ye Day. I was Calld at 7h morn by mr Ezra Smith to See his wife who was Deld at 9h 30m of a fine Dagt. I tarried with her the Day and night. Shee is as well as Could be Expected. Shee has got ye rash. at mr Ezra Smiths. Birth 27th. CaptDancy Left ye fort.  
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Clear, wind to ye Northerd. mr Kilridg Conducted his wife to Capt Deans Vessel at ye hook Bound to the South Shore. I Came from mr Smiths after assisting to git his wife up and to Bed again. Calld at mr Gills. Saw Son Town, his famely are well as usual. I was at Esq Haywoods and Son Pollards. my Dagt was here helping Dolly about her Bed quillt. at mr Smiths. receivd 7/6 as a reward. Polly [sic].  
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Clear. I was at home, workt Some in my Gardin &C. mr Ballard returnd from Coart. Ephm has been to Winthrop for one Dozn Chairs for Dolly. at home.  
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Clear. I have been tending Cloath yt ws whitining and quilling yn for Dolly to weav, & working in my Gardin & kniting. Capt Ney Sheard our Sheep. mr Ballard Bot Cloath for a Coat for him Self. at home.  
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Clear. mr Ballard, Cyrus & Ephm attended meeting at ye hook. Sally went to her Dads & Polly Easty to Son Pollards, finds Dagt Ballard unwell. Expects Shee has got the rash. Augustus Ballard & mr Hodgden Supt here. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.