Martha Ballard's Diary, July 28 - August 2, 1795

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Clear. I have been at home. Sarah Neal Came here to weav. at home.  
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Clear. I have been at home. mrss Gill & Abbot walkt here, their husbands Came and Conducted them home by water. mr Ballard went to Survey [lines] for mr White yesterday and returnd to Day. Sarah Neal Came to weave for [me]. at home. mr Gill & Abbot & their wives here.  
30 5
Cloudy, raind aftern. mr Ballard is gone to Survey for Esqr Cony. I was Calld at 11h Evn to See the wife of Saml Cumings Junr, arivd about midnight, find her not very Sick. at Saml Cumings Junr
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X. Birth Saml Cumings Junr Dagt. XX.
Cloudy and rain. my Patient was not viry ill till Evn when her Labour increast and Shee was Safe Deld at 11h of a Dagt. I Sett up the most of ye night. Shee Seemd very Comfortable towards Day and I took Sleep. at Ditoes. Birth 34th. fee receivd. 
1 7
rainy morn, Cleard about noon. I left my Patients Cleverly after Breakfast. Calld at Isaac Hardins, his wife was unwell and Desird I wd tarrie with her a little. I Did and mr Hardin Conducted me home towards Evng. I receivd 6/ of mr Cumings and 1/6 remains Due. at Ditoes & mr Hardins.  
2 D
Clear part of ye Day, raind at night. my famely all at meeting, mr Bradford Performd. Cyrus Came here. mr Hamlin and wife, mr Pitts here. Son & Dagt Lambart here after meeting, mrs Rockwood allso. at meeting.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.